Washington State Online Poker Bill Gets Another Chance
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Washington State Online Poker Bill Gets Another Chance

January 31st, 2016 | by Kaycee James
Washington State online poker is once again up for debate, thanks to the resubmission of an old iGaming measure. HB1114 was submitted for consideration in January 2015, but despite many assuming it would be heard, the bill was...
No Bot in PokerStars TCOOP Event,  But Hour-Long Silence Remains a Mystery
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No Bot in PokerStars TCOOP Event,  But Hour-Long Silence Remains a Mystery

January 29th, 2016 | by Kaycee James
Following speculation that a bot made the final table of the Turbo Championship of Online Poker (TCOOP) Event #8, PokerStars says it has found no evidence of improper conduct. The story hit the headlines earlier this week after a...
Amaya Listens to Players but Won’t Reverse PokerStars VIP Cuts
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Amaya Listens to Players but Won’t Reverse PokerStars VIP Cuts

January 25th, 2016 | by Kaycee James
Following the backlash to PokerStars’ VIP changes, Amaya held a meeting with some of its longstanding players who recently gave their thoughts on what took place. Dani Stern, Isaac Haxton and Daniel Dvoress flew to...
Phil Ivey Rolls The Dice With New DFS Venture
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Phil Ivey Rolls The Dice With New DFS Venture

January 23rd, 2016 | by Kaycee James
Phil Ivey is a man who wears a number of business hats away from the poker table and his latest venture has taken him into the world of Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS). Ivey may have made his name and his fortune as a poker player,...
Amaya Vindicated by Federal Court in Illinois “Loss Recovery” Case
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Amaya Vindicated by Federal Court in Illinois “Loss Recovery” Case

January 22nd, 2016 | by Kaycee James
Amaya has dodged a bullet in Illinois, where a federal appeals court ruled last week that the company will not have to repay money lost by state residents at PokerStars and Full Tilt. And crucially, the court made the important...
PokerStars Goes Live on Amazon Fire TV as Social Media Expansion Continues
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PokerStars Goes Live on Amazon Fire TV as Social Media Expansion Continues

January 18th, 2016 | by Kaycee James
PokerStars’ free-to-play poker game, Jackpot Poker, is now available for Amazon Fire TV and Amazon Fire TV stick users. The game, which just launched on Facebook last month, is based on Spin & Go games. But instead of...
World Sports Exchange Fugitive Haden Ware Returns to US to Face the Music
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World Sports Exchange Fugitive Haden Ware Returns to US to Face the Music

January 16th, 2016 | by Kaycee James
Haden Ware, one of the founders of the pioneering World Sports Exchange (WSEX) website, appeared in a federal court this week to plead guilty to violating the Wire Act. Ware, an American citizen, has been a fugitive from the...
Antonio Esfandiari Wins Prop Bet, But Loses His Mind, at PCA 2016
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Antonio Esfandiari Wins Prop Bet, But Loses His Mind, at PCA 2016

January 12th, 2016 | by Kaycee James
Antonio Esfandiari is no stranger to prop bets, but his latest high stakes challenge turned him into persona non grata with tournament staff at PokerStars’ Caribbean Adventure (PCA) this week. The Magician is one of the...
Steve O’Dwyer Claims Another Title at 2016 PCA
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Steve O’Dwyer Claims Another Title at 2016 PCA

January 11th, 2016 | by Kaycee James
Steve O’Dwyer has continued where he left off with a $945,495 win at the 2016 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA). The achievement follows an amazing run of success in 2015 at tournaments as well. Last year, the American...
Testosterone Bad for Poker, According to Recent Dutch Study
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Testosterone Bad for Poker, According to Recent Dutch Study

January 10th, 2016 | by Kaycee James
Testosterone and poker don’t mix, according to a new scientific study, but perhaps not in the way you might have thought. Far from causing risk-taking behavior and encouraging wild bluffing, as most would expect, an excess of...