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Amaya Officially Acquires Rational Group
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Amaya Officially Acquires Rational Group

August 5th, 2014 | by Brian Corlisse
Amaya may not even have been on your radar last year, but they’re now the biggest name in online poker. After several months of regulatory approvals, shareholder votes and behind-the-scenes maneuvering, Amaya has officially...
Daniel Negreanu Ranks as Top Social Media Star
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Daniel Negreanu Ranks as Top Social Media Star

August 4th, 2014 | by Jason Reynolds
A new feature on the PokerStars blog, The Social Power Table, rates poker players on their social media “value,” with Daniel Negreanu, perhaps somewhat predictably, coming out on top, while Phil Ivey is snapping at...
Full Tilt $3.5 Million Online Auction is Going, Going, Gone
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Full Tilt $3.5 Million Online Auction is Going, Going, Gone

August 1st, 2014 | by Jason Reynolds
“The next lot is 5,076 Full Tilt Poker-branded ‘cat stress relievers.’ Shall we start the bidding at $100?” Yes, folks, you, too, have the chance to get your hands on some of the slightly more bonkers...
Betfair Online to Remain with Trump in New Jersey
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Betfair Online to Remain with Trump in New Jersey

July 30th, 2014 | by Jason Reynolds
While the news that Betfair’s New Jersey poker platform has garnered just $48 (yes, you read that right) in gross gaming revenue so far in 2014 had the poker forums reeling in disbelief earlier this month, the UK...
Amaya Gaming Gets Universal OK for PokerStars Purchase
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Amaya Gaming Gets Universal OK for PokerStars Purchase

July 30th, 2014 | by Brian Corlisse
When the Amaya Gaming Group agreed to buy the Rational Group and its PokerStars and Full Tilt brands for a price of $4.9 billion, they were certainly taking some major risks. But gaining the trust of regulators worldwide...
Pro-Online Gambling Groups Outspend Adelson
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Pro-Online Gambling Groups Outspend Adelson

July 29th, 2014 | by Jason Reynolds
While Sheldon Adelson’s noisy saber-rattling in support of the Restoration of the Wire Act has become increasingly strident over the past year, it seems that his opponents who support online gambling in America are quietly...
Amaya Gaming to Offer Online Casino via Full Tilt
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Amaya Gaming to Offer Online Casino via Full Tilt

July 26th, 2014 | by Brian Corlisse
When Amaya Gaming announced that they were purchasing the Rational Group, including PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker, it was clear that they’d have a major impact on the future of those brands. With the sale not even...
PokerStars Changes Course on Satellite Policy
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PokerStars Changes Course on Satellite Policy

July 24th, 2014 | by Jason Reynolds
Online satellites are a big part of the story of how tournament poker grew so popular. The World Series of Poker’s Main Event exploded in large part based on the idea that a satellite that cost you a few dollars to play in...
ARJEL Approves Amaya PokerStars Takeover in France
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ARJEL Approves Amaya PokerStars Takeover in France

July 23rd, 2014 | by Greg Shaun
Amaya Gaming’s recent takeover of PokerStars won’t affect the online poker site’s standing in France, according to a spokesperson from ARJEL. Following the $4.9 billion buyout of PokerStars by Amaya, the...
Neteller Bans Bitcoin Transactions
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Neteller Bans Bitcoin Transactions

July 20th, 2014 | by Jason Reynolds
Neteller, traditionally the Internet poker player’s preferred e-wallet, has banned the use of Bitcoin in all its customer transactions. The payment processing service revised its terms and conditions this week to state that...