Colman Claims Three POY Titles, Raises Reliability Questions
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Colman Claims Three POY Titles, Raises Reliability Questions

January 7th, 2015 | by Jason Reynolds
Dan Colman, poker player and part-time political commentator, might divided opinion when he’s away from the felt, but when it came to naming 2014’s Player of the Year he was the only pro in the running. Owing to his...
New Jersey Online Poker to Keep Improving in 2015, Says DGE
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New Jersey Online Poker to Keep Improving in 2015, Says DGE

January 5th, 2015 | by Jason Reynolds
The New Jersey online poker market has plenty of room for improvement heading into 2015, according the state’s Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE). In a letter posted to the department’s website, DGE Director David...
Poker Busts, Stings, and Crackdowns of 2014
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Poker Busts, Stings, and Crackdowns of 2014

December 31st, 2014 | by Jason Reynolds
Poker busts were once again plentiful in 2014 as notorious pros, international crooks, unknown ringleaders, and even corporate headquarters were raided by officials around the world. If you were up to something smelling even...
Poker: Still America’s Favorite Card Game in 2014
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Poker: Still America’s Favorite Card Game in 2014

December 29th, 2014 | by Jason Reynolds
We love poker, as do 40 million others who say they play regularly, including 23 million in the United States. That means over 10 percent of adults in America are going all-in for their chances at a royal flush and winning the...
How the Moneymaker Effect Continued to Change Poker This Year
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How the Moneymaker Effect Continued to Change Poker This Year

December 27th, 2014 | by Jason Reynolds
The Moneymaker Effect, the legendary run by amateur Chris Moneymaker at the 2003 World Series of Poker, forever changed the game. The following year, Greg Raymer, another amateur, won the $5 million final table prize. Now a...
Kentucky Senator Pre-Files Anti-Online Gambling Bill
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Kentucky Senator Pre-Files Anti-Online Gambling Bill

December 22nd, 2014 | by Jason Reynolds
Another anti-online poker activist has made a move to outlaw the practice of placing bets online with a new bill entitled “BR 229”. Devised and submitted by Kentucky Senator Mike Wilson (R-Bowling Green), BR 299 seeks...
Stephen Graner Steamrolls EPT Prague Main Event
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Stephen Graner Steamrolls EPT Prague Main Event

December 19th, 2014 | by Jason Reynolds
Stephen Garner, a US poker pro based in Henderson, NV, has won a record-field PokerStars EPT Prague, steamrolling the final table in the process. Garner, who we last saw on the final table of the Millionaire Maker event at this...
Gatto Keeps Open Mind on Bad Actor Question
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Gatto Keeps Open Mind on Bad Actor Question

December 18th, 2014 | by Jason Reynolds
Assemblyman Mike Gatto, sponsor of the newly-tabled Bill AB9 which aims to establish a regulatory framework to legalize online poker in California in 2015, has professed to have an open mind about the inclusion of bad actors in a...
PokerStars Equity Display Added to Client
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PokerStars Equity Display Added to Client

December 16th, 2014 | by Jason Reynolds
A new PokerStars equity display has been added for players on the .com site, a move that has yet again stoked controversy over the recent actions taken by the company. While this change itself is regarded as minor by most players...
Anonymous Poker Tables Give Bigger Edges to Strong Players, Study Finds
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Anonymous Poker Tables Give Bigger Edges to Strong Players, Study Finds

December 16th, 2014 | by Jason Reynolds
Anonymous poker tables have been used by online poker sites as a way to partially protect recreational players from professionals and other sharks that might be using tracking software or heads-up displays (HUDs) that display...