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Is Jason Mercier a Junkie? ESPN’s Dan Le Batard Thinks he Might Be
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Is Jason Mercier a Junkie? ESPN’s Dan Le Batard Thinks he Might Be

August 3rd, 2016 | by Brian Corlisse
Jason Mercier might have been the hottest player at this year’s World Series of Poker (WSOP), but according to ESPN’s Dan Le Batard he might be more like a drug addict than a professional. After being invited on...
Chinese Consortium Nabs Caesars’ Playtika in $4.4 Billion Deal
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Chinese Consortium Nabs Caesars’ Playtika in $4.4 Billion Deal

August 1st, 2016 | by Brian Corlisse
The social gaming arm of Caesars Interactive Entertainment (CIE), Playtika, has been purchased by a Chinese consortium for $4.4 billion. CIE is owned by Caesars Acquisition Co and Caesars Entertainment Corp. and currently offers...
Could 888 and William Hill Engage in Second Round of Merger Talks
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Could 888 and William Hill Engage in Second Round of Merger Talks

July 27th, 2016 | by Brian Corlisse
888 and William Hill could be set to merge if the latter decides the deal is sweet enough to advance its position in the iGaming market. By the close of 2015 one of the stories of the year was the mergers between some of the...
PokerStars International Cash Game Traffic Down, New Jersey Posts Solid First Quarter
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PokerStars International Cash Game Traffic Down, New Jersey Posts Solid First Quarter

July 25th, 2016 | by Brian Corlisse
PokerStars, the world’s most popular online poker site, has seen its global cash game traffic decline but the New Jersey client posted a solid first quarter. It’s been an interesting few months for PokerStars. The company...
Irish Authorities Blacklist Ray Bitar for Ten Years
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Irish Authorities Blacklist Ray Bitar for Ten Years

July 19th, 2016 | by Brian Corlisse
Ray Bitar, the man who helped start Full Tilt, won’t be able to start any new companies in Ireland for the next decade according to the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement (ODCE). Detailed in the ODCE’s...
New Jersey Online Poker Solid As UK Liquidity Share Pushed
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New Jersey Online Poker Solid As UK Liquidity Share Pushed

July 14th, 2016 | by Brian Corlisse
New Jersey online poker is in a healthy state as gambling sites recorded a growth in revenue. Licensed sites showed overall gaming revenue of $16.4 million for June, a 40 percent jump on the same time last year. While many sites...
Hints of a Takeover Emerge from Amaya Private AGM 
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Hints of a Takeover Emerge from Amaya Private AGM 

June 30th, 2016 | by Brian Corlisse
The Amaya board recently met to discuss the future of the company but decided to keep some of the topics discussed under wraps. Although Annual General Meetings (AGMs) aren’t usually something that gets the poker community...
PokerStars Puts the Kibosh on Real Money Gaming in Israel
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PokerStars Puts the Kibosh on Real Money Gaming in Israel

June 28th, 2016 | by Brian Corlisse
PokerStars has shuttered its online operations in Israel amid concerns the local authorities are set to target offshore gambling sites. As it stands, there is no legislation that explicitly outlaws online poker in Israel....
Online Poker in California Hits Another Roadblock
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Online Poker in California Hits Another Roadblock

June 16th, 2016 | by Kaycee James
Online poker in California is still a pipedream after the state’s Assembly Appropriations Committee failed to vote on the issue during a recent hearing. Despite the bill’s sponsor and California Assemblymember Adam...
French Poker Could Receive Boost from European Commission
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French Poker Could Receive Boost from European Commission

June 9th, 2016 | by Brian Corlisse
The French poker community could be heading for more prosperous times if a new piece of legislation gets the green light from the European Commission. Online poker has been a regulated industry in France since 2008, but through a...