Amaya Ousts Four Executives to Satisfy New Jersey Licensing Demands
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Amaya Ousts Four Executives to Satisfy New Jersey Licensing Demands

October 13th, 2015 | by Jason Reynolds
Amaya desperately wanted to return PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker to the United States online gambling market, and to achieve such a goal, the Canadian-based company went to drastic measures to alleviate any concerns gaming...
WSOPE Going Live on Twitch this Week, Kicks Off October 8 in Germany
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WSOPE Going Live on Twitch this Week, Kicks Off October 8 in Germany

October 7th, 2015 | by Jason Reynolds
The World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE) is set to get underway this week and it will mark the festival’s first outing since 2013. Following a hiatus in 2014 while the WSOP franchise took its brand of poker tournaments to...
Sheldon Adelson Changes Course in Pursuit of RAWA Passage
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Sheldon Adelson Changes Course in Pursuit of RAWA Passage

September 29th, 2015 | by Jason Reynolds
Sheldon Adelson doesn’t think you should be allowed to gamble online, and he’s on a mission to make sure lawmakers in Washington, DC, adhere to his point of view by pressuring politicians through the threat of...
PokerStars New Jersey Delay Due to Amaya Probe, DGE Director Says
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PokerStars New Jersey Delay Due to Amaya Probe, DGE Director Says

September 24th, 2015 | by Jason Reynolds
The PokerStars New Jersey dramatic entrance has been heralded and then delayed numerous time throughout the past year. Blame for the delay has been placed on a variety of people, including Governor Chris Christie. But this week,...
Tobey Maguire Talks Poker Ahead of Bobby Fischer Chess Movie “Pawn Sacrifice”
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Tobey Maguire Talks Poker Ahead of Bobby Fischer Chess Movie “Pawn Sacrifice”

September 20th, 2015 | by Jason Reynolds
Tobey Maguire’s latest role in the biopic Pawn Sacrifice sees him playing Bobby Fischer, the American chess champion who famously defeated Soviet grandmaster Boris Spassky to become World Chess Champion in 1972. Tobey, on the...
888 Holdings Improves Its Hand in the Poker Battle That’s Become Bwin.party Bidding War
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888 Holdings Improves Its Hand in the Poker Battle That’s Become Bwin.party Bidding War

September 1st, 2015 | by Jason Reynolds
888 Holdings has raised rival GVC Holdings with a new bid for bwin.party in the seemingly never-ending battle for control of bwin, which took another turn on Tuesday. Following last week’s breaking news that GVC had made a...
Bwin.party Holding Out for Best and Final from GVC Before Accepting Acquisition Proposal
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Bwin.party Holding Out for Best and Final from GVC Before Accepting Acquisition Proposal

August 27th, 2015 | by Jason Reynolds
The bwin.party takeover fight between GVC and 888 has been ongoing since last spring, but the online gaming company being targeted is tired of the games, this week asking GVC to present its best and final offer. Since last May,...
New York State iPoker Hearing Could Up Odds of Landing Legal Operations in 2016
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New York State iPoker Hearing Could Up Odds of Landing Legal Operations in 2016

August 20th, 2015 | by Jason Reynolds
New York State iPoker will get its day in Albany on September 9th. A hearing has been scheduled by the Racing, Gaming and Wagering Committee to discuss State Senator John Bonacic‘s (R-District 42) iPoker legislation, and...
Wisconsin Poker Ban Upheld as Judge Cites 1964 Case in Ruling
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Wisconsin Poker Ban Upheld as Judge Cites 1964 Case in Ruling

August 13th, 2015 | by Jason Reynolds
Wisconsin poker will have to wait another day to finally be permitted to exit the Native American tribal casinos and enter recreational centers and taverns in the Badger State. This after Dane County Circuit Judge Richard Niess...
Cristiano Ronaldo & Neymar Jr Star in New PokerStars Social Media  and TV Spots, But Will They Work?
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Cristiano Ronaldo & Neymar Jr Star in New PokerStars Social Media and TV Spots, But Will They Work?

August 4th, 2015 | by Jason Reynolds
Say “Cristiano Ronaldo” and “Neymar Jr” to their multimillions of fans, and you will probably get an adoring response. That’s what PokerStars, for whom both soccer superstars are now brand...