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PokerStars New Jersey Set to Go Online in March
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PokerStars New Jersey Set to Go Online in March

February 26th, 2016 | by Jason Reynolds
PokerStars New Jersey will finally go live after months of uncertainty, but only if it successfully meets the state’s Division of Gaming Enforcement’s (DGE) testing procedure. Following months of speculation, hope, and...
Partypoker Enters “Brand Resurrection” Mode Ahead of PokerStars Return to United States
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Partypoker Enters “Brand Resurrection” Mode Ahead of PokerStars Return to United States

February 18th, 2016 | by Kaycee James
Partypoker is admitting publicly that it isn’t the online poker network it once was, but company executives have a plan to reverse their global standing and return the brand to the heights it achieved during the...
Full Tilt to Merge With PokerStars, Is the End Pending for Once Hardy Brand?
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Full Tilt to Merge With PokerStars, Is the End Pending for Once Hardy Brand?

February 17th, 2016 | by Jason Reynolds
The iconic Full Tilt poker network will migrate to the PokerStars platform this spring and will share player pools in order to combine the Amaya properties into one worldwide poker product. Rational Group CEO Rafi Ashkenazi...
Dan Bilzerian Shocks His Own Instagram Followers With Latest Social Media Post
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Dan Bilzerian Shocks His Own Instagram Followers With Latest Social Media Post

February 14th, 2016 | by Kaycee James
Dan Bilzerian is the self-labeled “King of Instagram” and regularly posts outlandish images featuring scantily clad women, guns, stacks of money, private jets, and more scantily clad women. But on Tuesday, the...
Washington State Online Poker Bill Gets Another Chance
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Washington State Online Poker Bill Gets Another Chance

January 31st, 2016 | by Kaycee James
Washington State online poker is once again up for debate, thanks to the resubmission of an old iGaming measure. HB1114 was submitted for consideration in January 2015, but despite many assuming it would be heard, the bill was...
Pennsylvania Lawmaker Predicts Online Gambling Will Be Legal by July
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Pennsylvania Lawmaker Predicts Online Gambling Will Be Legal by July

January 20th, 2016 | by Greg Shaun
Pennsylvania lawmaker John Payne believes the odds for online gambling coming to the state are in his favor. State Rep. Payne (R-District 106) recently announced he will retire at the end of his seventh two-year term in November...
Poker Business Scandals in 2015: Crime, Controversy, and Crooks
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Poker Business Scandals in 2015: Crime, Controversy, and Crooks

December 28th, 2015 | by Brian Corlisse
Poker business scandals go hand-in-hand with America’s favorite casino card game, the allure of striking it rich often too tempting for the immoral to resist. Similar to any other industry where great stacks of money are...
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...