888 to Expand as CEO Mattingley Steps Down
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888 to Expand as CEO Mattingley Steps Down

August 29th, 2014 | by Jason Reynolds
888 Holdings PLC made two big announcements this week ahead of the company’s push for dominance in the American market. The first snippet of news was confirmation that Brian Mattingley will be stepping down as...
Rumors Swirl Around Daniel Cates Hitman Allegations
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Rumors Swirl Around Daniel Cates Hitman Allegations

August 27th, 2014 | by Jason Reynolds
Did Daniel Cates, long considered one of the best online and heads-up poker pros in history, hire a hitman to enforce an outstanding debt? That’s the question the poker community is currently asking after the American...
Reddit Says that Poker Not A Sport
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Reddit Says that Poker Not A Sport

August 24th, 2014 | by Jason Reynolds
Is poker a sport? It’s a question that poker players have wrestled with for a number of years, but one that doesn’t appear to have a clear answer. However, thanks to Reddit, we may now have more of an idea of where...
PokerStars Confiscating Funds of Americans Playing for Real Money
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PokerStars Confiscating Funds of Americans Playing for Real Money

August 21st, 2014 | by Jason Reynolds
When PokerStars was forced out of the American market by the US Department of Justice after Black Friday, many poker players in the United States looked for ways around this restriction. PokerStars itself was willing to keep...
Daniel Negreanu’s $1 Million Poker Bet
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Daniel Negreanu’s $1 Million Poker Bet

August 19th, 2014 | by Jason Reynolds
Kid Poker, Daniel Negreanu, recently set out to prove he’s a man by putting up $1 million to prove he can beat the toughest online cash games in the world. By now we all know that Daniel Negreanu is one of game’s...
Smelling PokerStars Return, New Jersey Online Rebounds
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Smelling PokerStars Return, New Jersey Online Rebounds

August 16th, 2014 | by Jason Reynolds
New Jersey’s online poker market enjoyed an upswing in July, thanks in part to rumors that PokerStars could be set to join the action. Following a sustained period of decline stretching back over the last three months,...
Ryan Reiss Joins McLovin in Charity B’Ball Match
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Ryan Reiss Joins McLovin in Charity B’Ball Match

August 13th, 2014 | by Jason Reynolds
Ryan Reiss, who took down the World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2013 Main Event, recently donned his sneakers and shot some hoops to help out charity outfit Straight But Not Narrow (SBNN). As part of Nike’s Basketball 3ON3...
Latvia Blacklists Leading Poker Sites
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Latvia Blacklists Leading Poker Sites

August 12th, 2014 | by Jason Reynolds
The Latvian gambling regulator (IAUI) has drawn up a blacklist of unlicensed gambling sites that includes high-profile poker sites like PokerStars, Full Tilt, Bet365, Unibet and 888.com, and will demand Internet Service Providers...
California Online Poker Back on the Shelf Until 2015
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California Online Poker Back on the Shelf Until 2015

August 8th, 2014 | by Jason Reynolds
California online poker players received a setback this week after it was announced that legalized Internet poker won’t be written into law this year. The news that State Senator Lou Correa’s Internet Poker...
Full Tilt Refunds OK’d for Pros from Garden City Group
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Full Tilt Refunds OK’d for Pros from Garden City Group

August 6th, 2014 | by Jason Reynolds
The Full Tilt Poker account reimbursement process from Garden City Group (GCG) has been painfully slow for American players. After nearly three years of waiting, the first players who submitted applications to recover their...