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Amaya Listens to Players but Won’t Reverse PokerStars VIP Cuts
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Amaya Listens to Players but Won’t Reverse PokerStars VIP Cuts

January 25th, 2016 | by Kaycee James
Following the backlash to PokerStars’ VIP changes, Amaya held a meeting with some of its longstanding players who recently gave their thoughts on what took place. Dani Stern, Isaac Haxton and Daniel Dvoress flew to...
Delaware Online Poker Revenues Close 2015 Up, Year Ahead Faces Challenges
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Delaware Online Poker Revenues Close 2015 Up, Year Ahead Faces Challenges

January 24th, 2016 | by Greg Shaun
Delaware online poker limped its way through 2015, but there’s reason to be cautiously optimistic. After losing roughly one-third of its total revenues over the last 12 months, Internet poker posted stronger-than-expected...
Amaya Vindicated by Federal Court in Illinois “Loss Recovery” Case
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Amaya Vindicated by Federal Court in Illinois “Loss Recovery” Case

January 22nd, 2016 | by Kaycee James
Amaya has dodged a bullet in Illinois, where a federal appeals court ruled last week that the company will not have to repay money lost by state residents at PokerStars and Full Tilt. And crucially, the court made the important...
PokerStars Demands Video Proof of Clean Play, Prompting Privacy Concerns
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PokerStars Demands Video Proof of Clean Play, Prompting Privacy Concerns

January 21st, 2016 | by Brian Corlisse
PokerStars’ bid to clean up online poker by bearing its very soul via complete player transparency came to light recently after select players reported that they were asked to provide video evidence of their sessions....
Voting Now Open for the 2016 Women in Poker Hall of Fame
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Voting Now Open for the 2016 Women in Poker Hall of Fame

January 19th, 2016 | by Brian Corlisse
  The Women in Poker Hall of Fame (WIPHOF) reconvened recently for the first round of voting aimed at honoring the top female poker players in the world. Although the latest inductees won’t be named until July 5th, the...
PokerStars Goes Live on Amazon Fire TV as Social Media Expansion Continues
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PokerStars Goes Live on Amazon Fire TV as Social Media Expansion Continues

January 18th, 2016 | by Kaycee James
PokerStars’ free-to-play poker game, Jackpot Poker, is now available for Amazon Fire TV and Amazon Fire TV stick users. The game, which just launched on Facebook last month, is based on Spin & Go games. But instead of...
World Sports Exchange Fugitive Haden Ware Returns to US to Face the Music
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World Sports Exchange Fugitive Haden Ware Returns to US to Face the Music

January 16th, 2016 | by Kaycee James
Haden Ware, one of the founders of the pioneering World Sports Exchange (WSEX) website, appeared in a federal court this week to plead guilty to violating the Wire Act. Ware, an American citizen, has been a fugitive from the...
GVC Holdings Posts Strong Yearly Earnings Ahead of Bwin.party Acquisition
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GVC Holdings Posts Strong Yearly Earnings Ahead of Bwin.party Acquisition

January 14th, 2016 | by Brian Corlisse
GVC Holdings has some good news for investors of bwin.party. Earlier this week, GVC revealed that its net gaming revenues skyrocketed more than 10 percent in 2015, a total of €247.7 million ($268.4 million) received over the...
Pennsylvania Online Gambling Still Possible, as Proponent John Payne Announces Retirement
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Pennsylvania Online Gambling Still Possible, as Proponent John Payne Announces Retirement

January 13th, 2016 | by Brian Corlisse
Pennsylvania online gambling is still up for consideration, as Governor Tom Wolf (D) makes his way through the submitted state budget and line-item vetoes for the Commonwealth. Writing in an opinion piece this week for...
Antonio Esfandiari Wins Prop Bet, But Loses His Mind, at PCA 2016
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Antonio Esfandiari Wins Prop Bet, But Loses His Mind, at PCA 2016

January 12th, 2016 | by Kaycee James
Antonio Esfandiari is no stranger to prop bets, but his latest high stakes challenge turned him into persona non grata with tournament staff at PokerStars’ Caribbean Adventure (PCA) this week. The Magician is one of the...