Neteller Bans Bitcoin Transactions
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Neteller Bans Bitcoin Transactions

July 20th, 2014 | by Jason Reynolds
Neteller, traditionally the Internet poker player’s preferred e-wallet, has banned the use of Bitcoin in all its customer transactions. The payment processing service revised its terms and conditions this week to state that...
Ultimate Poker Online to Partner with El Cortez in Las Vegas
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Ultimate Poker Online to Partner with El Cortez in Las Vegas

July 17th, 2014 | by Jason Reynolds
When it comes to online gambling in Nevada, it’s going to be hard for any one casino or brand to overtake Caesars’ World Series of Poker (WSOP.com) site. So to go up against such a giant in the poker world, one...
Poker High-Roller Paul Phua Arrested for Illegal Sports Betting
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Poker High-Roller Paul Phua Arrested for Illegal Sports Betting

July 15th, 2014 | by Jason Reynolds
Poker whale Paul Phua, one of the driving forces behind the Macau “Big Game,” was arrested over the weekend for allegedly running an illegal World Cup sports betting ring on the Las Vegas strip. According to a...
Nevada Approves First Online Poker Network by 888
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Nevada Approves First Online Poker Network by 888

July 12th, 2014 | by Jason Reynolds
The Nevada Gaming Control Board this week gave provisional approval to a player pool-sharing network that could be the blueprint for interstate online poker liquidity-sharing between Nevada and Delaware. The system, created by...
Chad Brown Memorial Poker Tournament Coming to Binion’s
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Chad Brown Memorial Poker Tournament Coming to Binion’s

July 11th, 2014 | by Jason Reynolds
When Chad Brown lost his battle with cancer earlier this month, the entire poker world was united in honoring one of the most well-respected members of their community. Brown received an honorary World Series of Poker bracelet...
At WSOP Main Event 2014, Whose Pot Is It, Anyway?
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At WSOP Main Event 2014, Whose Pot Is It, Anyway?

July 9th, 2014 | by Jason Reynolds
Imagine trying to run a poker tournament with over 6,000 players and tens of millions of dollars in prizes. There’s a lot you’d plan for: how to prevent cheating, how to make sure nobody gets an advantage, how to...
Phil Ivey Dismisses Borgata $9M Lawsuit Against Him
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Phil Ivey Dismisses Borgata $9M Lawsuit Against Him

July 7th, 2014 | by Jason Reynolds
Phil Ivey recently won his tenth WSOP bracelet, but instead of going out to celebrate, he instructed his legal team to officially dismiss the $9.6 million lawsuit brought against him by the Borgata Hotel Casino. Despite...
Russia Considers Legalizing Online Poker
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Russia Considers Legalizing Online Poker

July 4th, 2014 | by Jason Reynolds
In what may seem like a somewhat surprising turn of events, new reports are emerging that the Russian government is now being swayed by the arguments for online poker legalization. Russia may consider legalizing online poker,...
New UK Gambling Act Comes into Force October 2014
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New UK Gambling Act Comes into Force October 2014

July 3rd, 2014 | by Jason Reynolds
Despite its mounting unpopularity and even a legal challenge that it contravenes European Union law, the new UK Gambling Act will come into force on October 2014, it was announced recently. Operators who are currently offering...
WSOP Wrap Up: Ivey and Hennigan Win, One Drop Begins
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WSOP Wrap Up: Ivey and Hennigan Win, One Drop Begins

July 1st, 2014 | by Jason Reynolds
When it comes to the World Series of Poker, there’s no doubt that the allure of the event is tied deeply into its star players. And over the last decade, no star has shined brighter than that of Phil Ivey. Widely regarded...