Online Poker in Pennsylvania Passed by Gov. Wolf
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Online Poker in Pennsylvania Passed by Gov. Wolf

October 30th, 2017 | by Jason Reynolds
Online poker in Pennsylvania became a reality on October 30 after Governor Tom Wolf signed the state’s gambling expansion bill. With the Senate and House both voting to pass House Bill 271 on October 25 and 26 respectively, all...
Pennsylvania On the Verge of Becoming an Online Poker State
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Pennsylvania On the Verge of Becoming an Online Poker State

October 27th, 2017 | by Jason Reynolds
Pennsylvania is on the verge of becoming the fourth US state to regulate online poker after a bill passed through the Senate and House. House Bill 271 was first referred to the Pennsylvania’s Gaming Oversight Committee on...
Judges Rule Against Phil Ivey in Final Round of Edge Sorting Case
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Judges Rule Against Phil Ivey in Final Round of Edge Sorting Case

October 25th, 2017 | by Jason Reynolds
Phil Ivey has lost his edge sorting case against Crockfords Casino at a recent hearing inside the UK’s Supreme Court. The October 25 ruling by the UK’s highest court marks the end of a case that stretches back to 2012 and two...
Absolute Poker’s Scott Tom Spends Just One Week in Jail
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Absolute Poker’s Scott Tom Spends Just One Week in Jail

October 11th, 2017 | by Jason Reynolds
Absolute Poker founder Scott Tom has been released from jail and taken a one-way trip back to the US after spending just one week behind bars. Tom was initially charged with operating an illegal online betting site back in 2011....
Dan Bilzerian Tried to be a Hero During Las Vegas Shooting
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Dan Bilzerian Tried to be a Hero During Las Vegas Shooting

October 9th, 2017 | by Jason Reynolds
Dan Bilzerian has responded to critics by posting a video of what really happened from his perspective during the October 1 shooting in Las Vegas. When Nevada resident Stephen Paddock shot and killed 58 people from the 32nd floor...
PokerStars WCOOP Pays Out Record $90 Million, Tournaments Unaffected by Corporate Turmoil
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PokerStars WCOOP Pays Out Record $90 Million, Tournaments Unaffected by Corporate Turmoil

October 2nd, 2017 | by Jason Reynolds
More than 100,000 players from 130 countries competed in PokerStars’ 2017 World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP), which wrapped up last week. The large turnout resulted in a record $90.6 million in prize money, far...
Steffen Sontheimer Wins Poker Masters Purple Jacket in Style
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Steffen Sontheimer Wins Poker Masters Purple Jacket in Style

September 22nd, 2017 | by Jason Reynolds
Surprise package Steffen Sontheimer has won the final event of the inaugural Poker Masters and, with it, the coveted Purple Jacket. When the first Poker Master event debuted on September 13, Germany’s Sontheimer was arguably...
November 23 Court Ruling to Define Poker in India
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November 23 Court Ruling to Define Poker in India

September 20th, 2017 | by Jason Reynolds
The fate of poker in India could change dramatically on November 23 when the Gujarat High Court delivers its verdict on the skill aspect of the game. Following the conclusion of three hearings on September 15, 18 and 19, Justice...
ARJEL Exec Confident Poker Sharing Deal Will be Complete by 2018   
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ARJEL Exec Confident Poker Sharing Deal Will be Complete by 2018  

September 13th, 2017 | by Jason Reynolds
A liquidity sharing network involving ARJEL and some of its European counterparts could be live by the first half of 2018 according to Clement Martin-Saint-Leon. Speaking at the recent World Regulatory Briefing in London,...
Molly’s Game Splits Critics With Some Seeing It as a Flop
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Molly’s Game Splits Critics With Some Seeing It as a Flop

September 11th, 2017 | by Jason Reynolds
The long-awaited Molly’s Game has been shown to critics and movie insiders for the first time and, so far, the verdict is mixed. Premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 8, Aaron Sorkin’s...