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Bally’s Bids $2.7 Billion for Gamesys to Further Its Digital Aspirations
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Bally’s Bids $2.7 Billion for Gamesys to Further Its Digital Aspirations

March 26th, 2021 | by Greg Shaun
Bally’s Corporation looks set to buy online gaming company Gamesys and the World Poker Tour (WPT) in two deals worth more than $2.7 billion. Bally’s made the headlines last week when Allied Entertainment, the WPT’s parent...
PokerStars Michigan Smashes MICOOP Guarantee with $2.2 Million Payout
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PokerStars Michigan Smashes MICOOP Guarantee with $2.2 Million Payout

March 15th, 2021 | by Kaycee James
PokerStars Michigan has set the pace in the Great Lake State and shown that its waters run deep with the successful debut of its Championship of Online Poker. The inaugural MICOOP was scheduled to have 60 MTTs and a $1 million...
Surprise Bid by Bally’s Corp. May Halt WPT Sale to Element Partners
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Surprise Bid by Bally’s Corp. May Halt WPT Sale to Element Partners

March 8th, 2021 | by Jason Reynolds
A new bidder has made a last-minute move to buy the World Poker Tour (WPT) and its parent company Allied Entertainment for $100 million. It had been previously announced that Allied Entertainment would sell the WPT to Element...
A Live WSOP Will Happen in 2021, but We Don’t Know When
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A Live WSOP Will Happen in 2021, but We Don’t Know When

March 3rd, 2021 | by Kaycee James
A live version of the World Series of Poker (WSOP) will happen this year, we just don’t know when or how. The poker industry’s oracle, aka Kevin “Kevmath” Mathers, has his finger on the pulse like few others, particularly...
Sen. Tom Cotton Looking to Revive UIGEA with His Anti-Gambling Advert Bill
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Sen. Tom Cotton Looking to Revive UIGEA with His Anti-Gambling Advert Bill

March 1st, 2021 | by Greg Shaun
The Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA) may be about to rear its ugly head and threaten the US online gaming industry thanks to Senator Tom Cotton. The junior Senator for Arkansas has reintroduced a bill aimed at...
GGPoker Moves Step Closer to Pennsylvania Launch
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GGPoker Moves Step Closer to Pennsylvania Launch

February 12th, 2021 | by Jason Reynolds
GGPoker could be on its way to the Keystone State after its parent company was granted a license by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB). NSUS Ltd, the owner of GGPoker, was given a third-party operator’s license on...
PokerStars MI Raises it Up with $1 Million Championship of Online Poker
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PokerStars MI Raises it Up with $1 Million Championship of Online Poker

February 10th, 2021 | by Kaycee James
PokerStars MI is taking its Championship of Online Poker to Michigan this month with a new $1 million series. Announced on February 9, the inaugural Michigan Championship of Online Poker (MICOOP) will feature 60 MTTs. Topping the...
WSOP.com Pennsylvania Weeks Away As 888 Eyes Summer Bracelet Events
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WSOP.com Pennsylvania Weeks Away As 888 Eyes Summer Bracelet Events

February 8th, 2021 | by Greg Shaun
WSOP.com could be live in Pennsylvania sooner rather than later if executives at 888 Holdings, its digital partner, get their way. Speaking to Pokerfuse, Yaniv Sherman, VP and Head of US at 888 Holdings, said he wants to see WSOP...
Online Poker in Michigan Goes Live with PokerStars MI
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Online Poker in Michigan Goes Live with PokerStars MI

February 1st, 2021 | by Greg Shaun
Online poker in Michigan is now a reality thanks to the launch of PokerStars in the Great Lake State. PokerStars Michigan went live on January 29. The site is a joint venture with FOX Bet and brings online poker, casino gaming,...
Upeshka De Silva Leads US WSOP Main Event
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Upeshka De Silva Leads US WSOP Main Event

December 14th, 2020 | by Kaycee James
The US leg of the WSOP Main Event got underway on Sunday with many of the world’s top pros putting up $10,000 to try and win poker’s coveted title. With players only allowed to ante up on WSOP.com if they were located in...