PokerStars Unveils New Apple TV App Ahead of New Jersey Entry
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PokerStars Unveils New Apple TV App Ahead of New Jersey Entry

January 8th, 2016 | by Kaycee James
The PokerStars American homecoming is scheduled to take place in the first six months of 2016, when the world’s most active Internet poker room returns to the United States by way of New Jersey. Amaya, the platform’s...
Chris Moneymaker to Help Launch Global Poker League’s First Franchise
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Chris Moneymaker to Help Launch Global Poker League’s First Franchise

January 6th, 2016 | by Kaycee James
Chris Moneymaker, the man who sparked the poker boom when he won the 2003 WSOP Main Event, will be hoping his profile has the same effect on the soon-to-be-launched Global Poker League. For much of 2015, Global Poker Index (GPI)...
Amaya Smacked with $870 Million Kentucky Court Fine
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Amaya Smacked with $870 Million Kentucky Court Fine

January 5th, 2016 | by Kaycee James
Amaya is mad as hell and it’s not going to take it anymore. That’s the company’s feedback on the latest in a dramatic case in Kentucky that’s been more riveting to watch than a telenovela. The most recent...
Best Women in Poker 2015
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Best Women in Poker 2015

December 30th, 2015 | by Kaycee James
James Brown might have been right when he said that this world is (unfairly) dominated by men, but he was also right when he suggested that this “man’s world” wouldn’t be “nothing” without...
The Sports Effect: How Poker and Sports Merged in 2015
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The Sports Effect: How Poker and Sports Merged in 2015

December 26th, 2015 | by Kaycee James
Poker and sport meshed in a myriad of new and innovative ways in 2015. From global sporting icons becoming brand ambassadors for the leading operators to a new money-making outlet for those with a penchant for beating the odds,...
State of Poker: States That Played for Keeps in 2015
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State of Poker: States That Played for Keeps in 2015

December 25th, 2015 | by Kaycee James
Poker in America is complicated and complex, and considering it’s both a state and federal topic, that’s no big surprise. “Politician” is defined as “someone who is active in government,” and...
How Sheldon Adelson’s Las Vegas Review-Journal Acquisition Could Impact 2016
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How Sheldon Adelson’s Las Vegas Review-Journal Acquisition Could Impact 2016

December 23rd, 2015 | by Kaycee James
Sheldon Adelson paid $140 million for the Las Vegas Review-Journal (R-J) on December 10, but he didn’t reveal his involvement in the acquisition from New Media Investment Group, the paper’s former owners, until a week...
BetStars to Augment PokerStars Betting Brand
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BetStars to Augment PokerStars Betting Brand

December 20th, 2015 | by Kaycee James
PokerStars’ foray into the world of sports betting took another step forward this week after the operator confirmed the launch of a new subsidiary brand known as BetStars. Earlier in 2015 PokerStars added to its poker and...
RAWA Excluded From Must-Pass Spending Bill
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RAWA Excluded From Must-Pass Spending Bill

December 17th, 2015 | by Kaycee James
The threat of US online poker being shutdown in 2015 has finally come to an end thanks to a political veto on the Restoration of America’s Wire Act (RAWA). Disseminated to the online poker community via a Facebook post from...
Tenth Amendment Overshadows Gambling Concerns During RAWA Testimony
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Tenth Amendment Overshadows Gambling Concerns During RAWA Testimony

December 10th, 2015 | by Kaycee James
The Tenth Amendment delegates powers not identified by the US Constitution to the States. On Wednesday, numerous members of the House Oversight and Government Reform (OGR) Committee conveyed concerns they had in regards to how...