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Michigan Online Gaming Push Resumes Courtesy of State Rep. Brandt Iden
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Michigan Online Gaming Push Resumes Courtesy of State Rep. Brandt Iden

March 13th, 2019 | by Jason Reynolds
Online gaming could soon be flowing through the Great Lakes State after Michigan State Rep. Brandt Iden reintroduced his online gaming bill. Making its way through the political quagmire in 2018, the political proposal aims to...
Wire Act Compliance Deadline Extended as US Gaming Stands Strong
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Wire Act Compliance Deadline Extended as US Gaming Stands Strong

March 4th, 2019 | by Greg Shaun
Any legal repercussions arising from the Wire Act won’t come into effect for at least another 60 days according to the US Department of Justice (DOJ). Following the federal body’s decision to alter its stance on the Wire Act,...
Sheldon Adelson Legal Issues Bode Well for Wire Act Fightback
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Sheldon Adelson Legal Issues Bode Well for Wire Act Fightback

March 1st, 2019 | by Kaycee James
US online poker anti-hero Sheldon Adelson may have to take a break from his assault on the industry due to mounting legal pressure and failing health. With Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s political career in...
PokerStars Could Miss Out as Kentucky Advances Online Poker Bill
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PokerStars Could Miss Out as Kentucky Advances Online Poker Bill

February 22nd, 2019 | by Kaycee James
Kentucky could be about to perform a 180 on the issue of online poker, five years after Senator Mike Wilson (R-Bowling Green) pushed to have the industry outlawed. Thanks to the passing of a multifaceted House Bill, the Bluegrass...
Becoming a Poker Pro is Easy Says Daniel Negreanu
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Becoming a Poker Pro is Easy Says Daniel Negreanu

January 25th, 2019 | by Kaycee James
Daniel Negreanu believes it’s easier than ever to become a professional poker player but the US Department of Justice (DOJ) would beg to differ. Talking to The Independent, Negreanu said that modern technology has given more...
Voices Will be Heard as Poker Alliance and Partypoker Create Player Advisory Panels
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Voices Will be Heard as Poker Alliance and Partypoker Create Player Advisory Panels

January 14th, 2019 | by Jason Reynolds
Player power could become the narrative for 2019 as the Pokers Alliance and Partypoker announce the formation of advisory panels. Following a funding crisis in early 2018, the Poker Players Alliance found a new backer in Poker...
PASPA Gets Overturned in 2018, as Online Poker Players and Pols React
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PASPA Gets Overturned in 2018, as Online Poker Players and Pols React

December 24th, 2018 | by Jason Reynolds
When the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) was overturned in May by the US Supreme Court, it opened up new vistas for state-by-state sports betting legalization. It also caused the pot to boil among poker...
New Jersey Online Poker Falters Despite Sports Betting Boom
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New Jersey Online Poker Falters Despite Sports Betting Boom

December 17th, 2018 | by Jason Reynolds
New Jersey online poker revenue took a dip in November, despite an overall upturn in earnings for the state’s operators. Published last week, the latest set of financials show a 24.7 percent increase in year-on-year takings for...
PokerStars Poised for US Expansion Following Eldorado Resorts Deal
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PokerStars Poised for US Expansion Following Eldorado Resorts Deal

November 28th, 2018 | by Kaycee James
PokerStars and its parent company The Stars Group have signed a deal with Eldorado Resorts, Inc. that could open up doors in 11 states across the US. Announcing the partnership on November 26, the poker, casino and sports betting...
PokerStars NJ Champions Value for All with Stars Rewards Launch
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PokerStars NJ Champions Value for All with Stars Rewards Launch

November 14th, 2018 | by Brian Corlisse
PokerStars NJ has fallen in line with the operator’s global network following the recent roll out of the Stars Rewards program. Going live in the second week of November, the loyalty scheme is the same one used by PokerStars...