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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...
Washington D.C.’s Sports Betting Push Could Lead to Online Poker Regulation
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Washington D.C.’s Sports Betting Push Could Lead to Online Poker Regulation

October 19th, 2018 | by Brian Corlisse
Online poker could find its way into the Washington D.C. if ongoing discussions around sports betting prove productive. Following a public hearing between city council members and lawmakers, local news outlet WTOP has reported on...
PASPA Repeal Brings Out Anti-Online Poker Provocateurs
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PASPA Repeal Brings Out Anti-Online Poker Provocateurs

September 28th, 2018 | by Greg Shaun
The repeal of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) might have opened the door to some unexpected problems for the online poker industry. When the US Supreme Court repealed the 1992 act outlawing sports...
Former Senator Lashes Out at Predatory Online Gaming Industry
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Former Senator Lashes Out at Predatory Online Gaming Industry

August 23rd, 2018 | by Kaycee James
Online gaming operators engage in “predatory practices” and are a greater threat than terrorism according to a former US Senator from Arkansas, Blanche Lincoln. Airing her opinion in on op-ed for the Financial Times, Lincoln...
New Jersey Sportsbooks Booming After PASPA Legislation Win
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New Jersey Sportsbooks Booming After PASPA Legislation Win

August 16th, 2018 | by Jason Reynolds
New Jersey sportsbooks were busy during July – the first full month of legal sports betting in the state following a United States Supreme Court decision in May that opened the door for states to regulate their own markets. It...