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State of Poker: States That Played for Keeps in 2015
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State of Poker: States That Played for Keeps in 2015

December 25th, 2015 | by Kaycee James
Poker in America is complicated and complex, and considering it’s both a state and federal topic, that’s no big surprise. “Politician” is defined as “someone who is active in government,” and...
Amaya Slams Kentucky’s $290 Million Lawsuit Against PokerStars
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Amaya Slams Kentucky’s $290 Million Lawsuit Against PokerStars

December 18th, 2015 | by Jason Reynolds
Amaya Inc. has branded a $290 million lawsuit brought against its subsidiary PokerStars by the Commonwealth of Kentucky as “frivolous” and “without merit,” and vowed that it will “vigorously dispute” any liability...
RAWA Excluded From Must-Pass Spending Bill
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RAWA Excluded From Must-Pass Spending Bill

December 17th, 2015 | by Kaycee James
The threat of US online poker being shutdown in 2015 has finally come to an end thanks to a political veto on the Restoration of America’s Wire Act (RAWA). Disseminated to the online poker community via a Facebook post from...
Oklahoma Poker Home Game Shooting Leaves One Man Deceased in Modern-Day “Dead Man’s Hand” Scene
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Oklahoma Poker Home Game Shooting Leaves One Man Deceased in Modern-Day “Dead Man’s Hand” Scene

November 24th, 2015 | by Jason Reynolds
An Oklahoma poker home game shooting terrified neighbors in the tiny town of fewer than 5,000 residents over the weekend. The small town of Sulphur in the Sooner State is eponymously named for its sulpher springs, for which it...
Pennsylvania Online Gambling Bill Passes House Committee
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Pennsylvania Online Gambling Bill Passes House Committee

November 18th, 2015 | by Brian Corlisse
Pennsylvania online gambling appears destined to reach its way to the state’s nearly 13 million residents. After months of delays and setbacks, Pennsylvania’s House Gaming Oversight Committee moved legislation forward...
Sheldon Adelson Targeted by Political Watchdog “Campaign for Accountability”
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Sheldon Adelson Targeted by Political Watchdog “Campaign for Accountability”

November 4th, 2015 | by Greg Shaun
Sheldon Adelson isn’t your average businessman. In fact, when you’re worth around $30 billion, it’s hard to do anything run-of-the-mill. With casinos spread across the world and countless millions being...
US Online Poker in a Slump
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US Online Poker in a Slump

October 18th, 2015 | by Brian Corlisse
Online poker players in New Jersey might be waiting for the return of PokerStars like the prodigal son, but the market doesn’t have the luxury of waiting; even though it may wish it could. Ever since iGaming was regulated...
Amaya Ousts Four Executives to Satisfy New Jersey Licensing Demands
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Amaya Ousts Four Executives to Satisfy New Jersey Licensing Demands

October 13th, 2015 | by Jason Reynolds
Amaya desperately wanted to return PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker to the United States online gambling market, and to achieve such a goal, the Canadian-based company went to drastic measures to alleviate any concerns gaming...
PokerStars New Jersey Delay Due to Amaya Probe, DGE Director Says
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PokerStars New Jersey Delay Due to Amaya Probe, DGE Director Says

September 24th, 2015 | by Jason Reynolds
The PokerStars New Jersey dramatic entrance has been heralded and then delayed numerous time throughout the past year. Blame for the delay has been placed on a variety of people, including Governor Chris Christie. But this week,...
Donald Trump Turns to Fellow Casino Billionaire Steve Wynn for Campaign Advice
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Donald Trump Turns to Fellow Casino Billionaire Steve Wynn for Campaign Advice

September 6th, 2015 | by Brian Corlisse
Donald Trump hasn’t always been a politician, nor has he always been a friend of Steve Wynn, but that isn’t stopping the 2016 GOP frontrunner from seeking out advice from his fellow casino billionaire on running his...