PokerStars Allows Users to Donate FPP to Charity
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PokerStars Allows Users to Donate FPP to Charity

September 1st, 2014 | by Kaycee James
PokerStars (and other poker sites) have had great success in getting their players to donate to charities in times of need, particularly after some of the worst natural disasters in recent memory. And in general, poker players...
NCSL Continues to Voice Opposition to Anti-Gambling Laws
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NCSL Continues to Voice Opposition to Anti-Gambling Laws

August 28th, 2014 | by Kaycee James
The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) is formally opposed to the federal legislation of online poker in the US if it adversely impacts on the state-by-state model that’s currently evolving. During a recent...
Busquet and Colman Spark Controversy with T-Shirts at EPT
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Busquet and Colman Spark Controversy with T-Shirts at EPT

August 26th, 2014 | by Kaycee James
Poker players Olivier Busquet and Daniel Colman shared their political views at the recent European Poker Tour (EPT), but not without stirring some controversy, to no one’s surprise. The ongoing conflict between Israel and...
US Stream Set for the $10 Million Seminole Poker Open
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US Stream Set for the $10 Million Seminole Poker Open

August 25th, 2014 | by Kaycee James
The forthcoming Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open will received a much needed media boost recently after PokerStars.TV confirmed that it will be covering the $10 million Main Event. Not only that, but internet viewers will also be...
Bitcoin Online Poker Transactions Refused by Coinbase
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Bitcoin Online Poker Transactions Refused by Coinbase

August 22nd, 2014 | by Kaycee James
Bitcoin seems ideal for online poker in many ways: it’s a virtual currency that usually comes with a high degree of anonymity, while also giving American players a way around financial institutions that can’t legally...
Santa Ysabel Online Poker Site to Offer Real Money Play
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Santa Ysabel Online Poker Site to Offer Real Money Play

August 20th, 2014 | by Kaycee James
The Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel made the bold move to launch an online poker site despite the fact that California hasn’t yet regulated the industry (and won’t be doing so this year). This led to plenty of questions...
Newsweek Attacks Online Poker, Industry Punches Back
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Newsweek Attacks Online Poker, Industry Punches Back

August 15th, 2014 | by Kaycee James
The online gaming industry was united in criticism of the Newsweek cover story that launched a stinging attack on both Internet gambling in general, and online poker in particular, with commentators claiming its arguments are...
PayPal May Come Back to US Online Poker Markets
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PayPal May Come Back to US Online Poker Markets

August 14th, 2014 | by Kaycee James
PayPal is the dominant force in online payment processing. That’s true in almost all spheres except for one: the world of Internet gambling, where they’ve lagged behind some of their competitors because they stick to...
Humberto Brenes Cuts Ties with Team PokerStars
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Humberto Brenes Cuts Ties with Team PokerStars

August 12th, 2014 | by Kaycee James
Humberto Brenes was one of the first round of star players that emerged when the poker boom first hit about a decade ago. The two-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner has been a constant force at the WSOP, and his more than...
Winamax Gets Fast Fold Poker Working After Rough Start
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Winamax Gets Fast Fold Poker Working After Rough Start

August 10th, 2014 | by Kaycee James
French operator Winamax wanted to get in on the new trend towards fast fold poker variants, as they have taken a big share of global online poker traffic. But the company has learned the hard way that even if you want to name...