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Nevada and Delaware Online Poker Player Pool Sharing Officially Launches
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Nevada and Delaware Online Poker Player Pool Sharing Officially Launches

March 27th, 2015 | by Greg Shaun
Online poker players in Nevada and Delaware are officially able to play against each other through what is being called a Multi-State Poker Network (MSPN), the first such agreement in the United States. The official launch of the...
PokerStars Granted Dismissal Of Illinois Loss Recovery Case
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PokerStars Granted Dismissal Of Illinois Loss Recovery Case

March 27th, 2015 | by Kaycee James
PokerStars may not have much of a presence in the United States anymore, but they’re still finding ways to win in the USA. Judge David R. Herndon of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois granted...
RAWA House Subcommittee Hearing Pits Fiction and Fear Against Facts in Online Gambling Battle
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RAWA House Subcommittee Hearing Pits Fiction and Fear Against Facts in Online Gambling Battle

March 26th, 2015 | by Jason Reynolds
The latest outing for the Sheldon Adelson-backed Restoration of America’s Wire Act (RAWA) took place on Wednesday in a House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations pow wow. In a...
Online Poker Pools Now Sharing Between Nevada and Delaware
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Online Poker Pools Now Sharing Between Nevada and Delaware

March 26th, 2015 | by Kaycee James
Internet poker pools in Nevada and Delaware began sharing liquidity on Tuesday, a result of an interstate agreement signed by the states’ governors in February of 2014. The soft launch of the pact will bring Nevada’s...
Optimal Payments Purchases Skrill And Introduces Bitcoin Deposits
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Optimal Payments Purchases Skrill And Introduces Bitcoin Deposits

March 25th, 2015 | by Greg Shaun
Optimal Payments Plc, the parent company of Neteller, has announced that it will be purchasing one of its financial peers, Skrill. The takeover, which is said to be worth £800 million, will bring together two of the poker...
Horse Racing Industry Says Experience Counts In California Online Poker
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Horse Racing Industry Says Experience Counts In California Online Poker

March 25th, 2015 | by Brian Corlisse
Online poker in California could come from any number of potential operators. There are the card rooms, which operate countless live poker games throughout the state. There are Indian tribal groups, which have a monopoly on...
Amaya Receives UK Licenses For PokerStars and Full Tilt 
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Amaya Receives UK Licenses For PokerStars and Full Tilt 

March 24th, 2015 | by Kaycee James
Amaya is now officially approved to operate online poker and gaming networks in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland after both PokerStars and Full Tilt received licenses from the United Kingdom’s Gambling...
PPA to Show RAWA Flaws with Capitol Hill Demonstrations
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PPA to Show RAWA Flaws with Capitol Hill Demonstrations

March 24th, 2015 | by Brian Corlisse
RAWA, watch out: the Poker Players Alliance (PPA) has a few tricks up its sleeve to make you vanish from the American landscape. The fate of online poker in the US could be made somewhat clearer on March 25, once the House Crime,...
Bwin.party Pennsylvania Partner Mystery Deepens 
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Bwin.party Pennsylvania Partner Mystery Deepens 

March 23rd, 2015 | by Brian Corlisse
The announcement that bwin.party has struck a deal with a land-based licensee in Pennsylvania in preparation for the state’s possible regulation on online poker has caused some industry observers to turn into sleuths....
Ex-Poker Chip Exec John Kendall Convicted of Tax Fraud and Evasion
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Ex-Poker Chip Exec John Kendall Convicted of Tax Fraud and Evasion

March 20th, 2015 | by Kaycee James
A now-defunct poker chip company’s former executive, John Kendall, has been found guilty by a jury in Maine, following a six-day trial on numerous charges related to tax evasion that occurred from late 2007 through 2012....