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Feuds, Face-Offs and Factions: Best Poker Battles of 2014
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Feuds, Face-Offs and Factions: Best Poker Battles of 2014

December 24th, 2014 | by Brian Corlisse
Poker feuds are nothing new. Wild Bill Hickock was murdered holding two aces and two eights, the namesake “dead man’s hand.” Although not quite as violent today, at least not most of the time, bad blood still...
Mike Gatto Defends Online Poker Bill in Op-Ed
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Mike Gatto Defends Online Poker Bill in Op-Ed

December 22nd, 2014 | by Greg Shaun
A California online poker bill proposed by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Glendale) has received its fair share of criticism since he introduced it earlier this month. But Gatto believes in his legislation, and took to writing an...
WSOP Owner Caesars Defaults on $225 million Debt Payment 
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WSOP Owner Caesars Defaults on $225 million Debt Payment 

December 19th, 2014 | by Brian Corlisse
World Series of Poker owner Caesars Entertainment has defaulted on a $225 million bond payment and is rumored to be close to signing a bankruptcy deal. It’s no secret that Caesars’ debt is monumental, and currently stands, as...
Gatto Keeps Open Mind on Bad Actor Question
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Gatto Keeps Open Mind on Bad Actor Question

December 18th, 2014 | by Jason Reynolds
Assemblyman Mike Gatto, sponsor of the newly-tabled Bill AB9 which aims to establish a regulatory framework to legalize online poker in California in 2015, has professed to have an open mind about the inclusion of bad actors in a...
Swedish Political Woes Could Threaten Regulation Process
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Swedish Political Woes Could Threaten Regulation Process

December 14th, 2014 | by Brian Corlisse
Sweden’s proposed changes to its gambling laws could be derailed following the collapse of its center-left government after just two months in power. Prime Minister Stefan Löfven was forced to call a sudden March general...
Amaya Montreal Headquarters Raided by Securities Regulators
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Amaya Montreal Headquarters Raided by Securities Regulators

December 12th, 2014 | by Greg Shaun
Amaya Gaming Group confirmed this week that its Montreal headquarters were raided by Quebec financial regulators seeking information related to its $4.9 billion acquisition of Rational Group in June of 2014. The PokerStars and...
Dan Bilzerian Bad Boy Streak Continues with Bomb Making Arrest
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Dan Bilzerian Bad Boy Streak Continues with Bomb Making Arrest

December 11th, 2014 | by Kaycee James
Bad boy poker player Dan Bilzerian was arrested by police at LAX on Tuesday night, charged with the possession bomb-making equipment. According to the criminal complaint, it seems Bilzerian had been illegally dabbling with...
Sheldon Adelson RAWA Bill Stalled During Lame Duck Congress
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Sheldon Adelson RAWA Bill Stalled During Lame Duck Congress

December 10th, 2014 | by Greg Shaun
The Restoration of America’s Wire Act, nicknamed RAWA, has been a threat for a number of months. But now, online poker players across the US are celebrating after Sheldon Adelson’s latest attempt to kill the virtual...
Andorra Online Poker Nears Approval
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Andorra Online Poker Nears Approval

December 9th, 2014 | by Brian Corlisse
Andorra, the small nation sandwiched between the borders of Spain and France, is close to approving online poker and other gaming options. The Legislative Committee has produced the final version of a bill that would update...
Ralph Caputo New Jersey Bill Would Require Strict Licensing for Online Gambling
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Ralph Caputo New Jersey Bill Would Require Strict Licensing for Online Gambling

December 8th, 2014 | by Greg Shaun
New Jersey Assemblyman Ralph Caputo’s bill would impose much stricter regulatory requirements on Internet gaming companies, and it has already passed through the State Assembly’s Tourism, Gaming and Arts Committee,...