Betfair and Paddy Power Agree to Merger
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Betfair and Paddy Power Agree to Merger

August 26th, 2015 | by Kaycee James
Paddy Power is one of the biggest, most outlandish names in bookmaking today, especially well known for their shops in Ireland and the United Kingdom. Betfair is one of the leaders in online bookmaking, with their betting...
Jason Somerville Inks Deal with DraftKings, Run it UP Satellites Planned 
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Jason Somerville Inks Deal with DraftKings, Run it UP Satellites Planned 

August 24th, 2015 | by Kaycee James
Jason Somerville and his Run it UP (RIU) brand is joining forces with DraftKings, the second largest daily fantasy sports (DFS) network that is currently in a battle for player liquidity and overall popularity with frontrunner...
Online Legend Chad Batista Passes Away Aged 35
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Online Legend Chad Batista Passes Away Aged 35

August 22nd, 2015 | by Kaycee James
Chad Batista aka ‘lilholdem954’, the man who terrorized the online tournament world for a number of year’s back in the game’s heyday has sadly passed away. The 35-year-old was once one of the most...
Omar Zazay Wins 2015 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Championship
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Omar Zazay Wins 2015 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Championship

August 19th, 2015 | by Kaycee James
Omar Zazay outlasted his final table opponents and survived a heads-up duel that lasted over 100 hands in order to take home the 2015 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Championship title. Zazay took home a prize of $1 million after...
888 Holdings’ bwin.party Takeover in Doubt
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888 Holdings’ bwin.party Takeover in Doubt

August 18th, 2015 | by Kaycee James
The expected merger between bwin.party and 888 Holdings could be in jeopardy according to recent reports. Following what seemed like a successful $1.4 billion (£900 million) takeover bid by 888 back in July, the iGaming operator...
Indian Supreme Court Case Could Lead to Poker Legalization
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Indian Supreme Court Case Could Lead to Poker Legalization

August 16th, 2015 | by Kaycee James
The Indian Supreme Court is currently hearing a case that deals with the legality of playing rummy for money. But poker players in the country are also paying close attention to the proceedings, as the ruling could potentially...
Pennsylvania Online Poker Stalled Due to Budget Impasse 
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Pennsylvania Online Poker Stalled Due to Budget Impasse 

August 10th, 2015 | by Kaycee James
Pennsylvania online poker has taken a backseat in Harrisburg as more pressing issues have been forced upon lawmakers, specifically reaching a budget deal, as the Republican-controlled General Assembly and recently-elected...
Russia Moves a Step Closer to Online Poker Regulation
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Russia Moves a Step Closer to Online Poker Regulation

August 9th, 2015 | by Kaycee James
The online poker landscape in Russia could soon be set for a change following a meeting between Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov and his government peers. Following hints from Prime Minister Vladimir Putin that he’s...
Unibet Poker Revenues Surge as Proprietary Platform Attracts New Players
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Unibet Poker Revenues Surge as Proprietary Platform Attracts New Players

August 7th, 2015 | by Kaycee James
Unibet released its second-quarter earnings this week and one highlight of the report was the rebounding of its poker product after moving from the MPN network in favor of its own proprietary platform. Revenues from poker soared...
Jason Brin Wins Inaugural WPT Choctaw Main Event
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Jason Brin Wins Inaugural WPT Choctaw Main Event

August 6th, 2015 | by Kaycee James
At a final table with two previous World Poker Tour winners, it’s understandable that amateur poker player Jason Brin was overlooked by many observers when considering who might walk away with the first ever WPT Choctaw Main...