Amaya Seeks Independent Valuation Ahead of Baazov’s $3 Billion Bid
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Amaya Seeks Independent Valuation Ahead of Baazov’s $3 Billion Bid

March 4th, 2016 | by Jason Reynolds
Amaya may not have received a formal takeover offer from its CEO David Baazov yet, but that hasn’t stopped the board from employing global independent investment bank Moelis & Company to value the company. News of a...
PokerStars New Jersey Set to Go Online in March
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PokerStars New Jersey Set to Go Online in March

February 26th, 2016 | by Jason Reynolds
PokerStars New Jersey will finally go live after months of uncertainty, but only if it successfully meets the state’s Division of Gaming Enforcement’s (DGE) testing procedure. Following months of speculation, hope, and...
Full Tilt to Merge With PokerStars, Is the End Pending for Once Hardy Brand?
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Full Tilt to Merge With PokerStars, Is the End Pending for Once Hardy Brand?

February 17th, 2016 | by Jason Reynolds
The iconic Full Tilt poker network will migrate to the PokerStars platform this spring and will share player pools in order to combine the Amaya properties into one worldwide poker product. Rational Group CEO Rafi Ashkenazi...
Amaya Slams Kentucky’s $290 Million Lawsuit Against PokerStars
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Amaya Slams Kentucky’s $290 Million Lawsuit Against PokerStars

December 18th, 2015 | by Jason Reynolds
Amaya Inc. has branded a $290 million lawsuit brought against its subsidiary PokerStars by the Commonwealth of Kentucky as “frivolous” and “without merit,” and vowed that it will “vigorously dispute” any liability...
San Diego Casino Raids: Money Laundering, Prostitution, and Mafia Links
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San Diego Casino Raids: Money Laundering, Prostitution, and Mafia Links

December 11th, 2015 | by Jason Reynolds
Two San Diego card rooms and 25 players are under investigation by the FBI following a surprise raid earlier this week. The Seven Mile Casino on Bay Boulevard in Chula Vista and the Black Jack Palomar Casino, both in San Diego...
Daniel Negreanu Documentary “Kid Poker” Hits Canadian TV, But America Has to Wait
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Daniel Negreanu Documentary “Kid Poker” Hits Canadian TV, But America Has to Wait

December 4th, 2015 | by Jason Reynolds
Daniel Negreanu has always fascinated poker players. Now, those fans can learn more about their idol, at least if they’re in Canada. Negreanu’s documentary on his life,aptly named “KidPoker” after the...
Oklahoma Poker Home Game Shooting Leaves One Man Deceased in Modern-Day “Dead Man’s Hand” Scene
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Oklahoma Poker Home Game Shooting Leaves One Man Deceased in Modern-Day “Dead Man’s Hand” Scene

November 24th, 2015 | by Jason Reynolds
An Oklahoma poker home game shooting terrified neighbors in the tiny town of fewer than 5,000 residents over the weekend. The small town of Sulphur in the Sooner State is eponymously named for its sulpher springs, for which it...
Quebec Lawmakers Push for ISP Blocking Mandate for Unauthorized Online Gambling Sites
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Quebec Lawmakers Push for ISP Blocking Mandate for Unauthorized Online Gambling Sites

November 19th, 2015 | by Jason Reynolds
Quebec Finance Minister Carlos Leitao in Canada is calling on the province’s National Assembly to enact his proposed legislation that would force Internet service providers (ISP) into blocking customers from accessing...
Joe McKeehen Proves Talent and Luck Are a Winning Combo At WSOP 2015 Main Event, Wins $7.6M and Championship Bracelet
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Joe McKeehen Proves Talent and Luck Are a Winning Combo At WSOP 2015 Main Event, Wins $7.6M and Championship Bracelet

November 10th, 2015 | by Jason Reynolds
Joe McKeehen combined enormous talent with extraordinary good luck to take down the 2015 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event on Tues night after three days of play against his fellow November Niners. And he continued what had...
WSOP November Nine Day Two and It’s All About Joe McKeehen Yet Again
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WSOP November Nine Day Two and It’s All About Joe McKeehen Yet Again

November 9th, 2015 | by Jason Reynolds
Two days into the WSOP November Nine final table and one thing is certain: Joe McKeehen is the main attraction. That’s not to say the other players at the table aren’t worth recognition, but it’s clear McKeehen has...