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New Jersey Online Poker Continues Slide As iGambling Rises
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New Jersey Online Poker Continues Slide As iGambling Rises

July 19th, 2015 | by Kaycee James
New Jersey online poker has been struggling for much of its nearly two-year existence, and the latest figures from the state’s Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) show it’s now not only the short stack but also...
California Online Poker to Receive One Final Chance in August
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California Online Poker to Receive One Final Chance in August

July 18th, 2015 | by Brian Corlisse
California online poker and an ensuing interstate player liquidity compact has the potential to launch a thriving iPoker market in the United States, but standing in front of state lawmakers is tough opposition presented in many...
888 Holdings Scoops Bwin.party in Unexpected Acquisition Move
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888 Holdings Scoops Bwin.party in Unexpected Acquisition Move

July 17th, 2015 | by Brian Corlisse
888 Holdings made a surprise play for bwin.party, the iGaming operator behind partypoker, which will now become part of the 888 corporate family by the start of 2016. Although 888 had previously expressed interest in bwin, it was...
RAWA Employs Trent Lott, Former Senate Majority Leader Turned Lobbyist
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RAWA Employs Trent Lott, Former Senate Majority Leader Turned Lobbyist

July 16th, 2015 | by Kaycee James
The Restoration of America’s Wire Act (RAWA) has been on the floors of Congress for more than a year, which is why its primary backer and political persuader Sheldon Adelson has decided to change course in Washington, DC,...
Alex Dreyfus Raises $4.9 Million To “Sportify” Poker
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Alex Dreyfus Raises $4.9 Million To “Sportify” Poker

July 14th, 2015 | by Brian Corlisse
Alex Dreyfus, the serial entrepreneur who co-founded Winamax and now owns the Global Poker Index (GPI) and The Hendon Mob, is on a crusade to “sportfiy” poker and give the game the look and feel, and perhaps respect,...
PokerStars Announces Sweeping Changes to Third-Party Software
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PokerStars Announces Sweeping Changes to Third-Party Software

July 12th, 2015 | by Jason Reynolds
PokerStars players will soon need to say goodbye to certain third-party software programs that provide data and advice, as the network has determined they give an unfair advantage. After announcing the world’s largest...
GVC & Amaya Lower Bid For Bwin.Party Acquisition, But Talks Look Strong
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GVC & Amaya Lower Bid For Bwin.Party Acquisition, But Talks Look Strong

July 9th, 2015 | by Jason Reynolds
GVC & Amaya have been interested in buying bwin.party for months, and now it looks like the deal may come together in the next few days, according to bwin’s board of directors. But the delays in the deal appear to have...
Cyber Attack Disrupts New Jersey Online Casinos, Hacker Demands Ransom
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Cyber Attack Disrupts New Jersey Online Casinos, Hacker Demands Ransom

July 7th, 2015 | by Brian Corlisse
A hacker performed a cyber attack on at least four online casinos in New Jersey the Thursday before the July 4th holiday resulting in the iGambling networks being sent offline. According to the New Jersey Division of Gaming...
Poker News Wrap: Mike Gatto Cancels Hearing On California Online Poker Bill
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Poker News Wrap: Mike Gatto Cancels Hearing On California Online Poker Bill

July 3rd, 2015 | by Brian Corlisse
Online poker might still be coming to California, but one legislator is pushing his bill to the back burner for now. Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Glendale) has cancelled the first hearing on his bill, saying that the lack of...
Lindsey Graham Introduces RAWA to Senate
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Lindsey Graham Introduces RAWA to Senate

June 25th, 2015 | by Greg Shaun
The Restoration of America’s Wire Act (RAWA) was going to be introduced to the United States Senate: it was only a matter of time, and we have even known which senator would bring up the legislation for a while now. But on...