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Why PokerStars will win $870m Appeal against Kentucky

PokerStars’ parent company, Amaya Gaming, recently lost a big lawsuit to the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Judge Thomas Wingate, who’s from Kentucky, awarded the Bluegrass State $870 million after determining that PokerStars violated the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA) from 2006-2011. Amaya is now set to appeal this decision because they don’t think that they […]

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10 States that could legalize Online Poker in 2016

 A new year is upon us, which means that there’s a fresh opportunity for more states to legalize and regulate online poker. But which states are most serious about legalizing iPoker in 2016? Let’s take a look at 10 states below that could possibly regulate online poker and casino games. Pennsylvania Pennsylvania kept iGaming enthusiasts […]

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Offshore Online Poker Sites make Gains in 2015

  If ever there were a reason for more U.S. states to legalize online poker, it’s the fact that offshore sites are reaping millions of dollars that could be lining state coffers. This was made perfectly clear in 2015, as offshore iPoker sites made huge strides. That said, let’s discuss which black-market poker rooms in […]

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2015 Recap of New Jersey Online Gaming

After launching in late 2013, the New Jersey online gaming market had its struggles. Much of these struggles were attributed to credit-card rejections, geolocation difficulties and a lack of market awareness. But 2015 brought some promising signs for New Jersey iGaming, both in terms of revenue and future growth. That said, let’s look back over […]

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Pennsylvania Online Poker won’t happen in 2016

There was plenty of optimism that Pennsylvania would legalize online poker in 2015. This was especially the case when House Bill HB649 passed a Gaming Oversight Committee vote by an 18-8 margin. Unfortunately, it appears that efforts to regulate online gaming this year have failed in the Keystone State. Let’s continue discussing why the legislation […]

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PPA wants to join Kentucky Lawsuit against PokerStars – Here’s why

The Commonwealth of Kentucky has launched a lawsuit against PokerStars and certain affiliates. The suit seeks tens of millions of dollars in losses for Kentucky online poker players who played at PokerStars from 2006-2011. And perhaps the most-interesting aspect of this lawsuit is that the Poker Players Alliance (PPA) — a lobbying group that seeks […]

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Nevada Attorney General supports iPoker Ban – Questions surround his Stance

 Being from Nevada—a state with legal online poker—you’d think that Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt would support online gaming. However, during an appearance on “Ralston Live,” Laxalt discussed how he actually supports the Restoration of America’s Wire Act (RAWA), which would ban iGaming on a federal level. Furthermore, he wants other state attorney generals to […]

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How iPoker will help with Pennsylvania’s $2.3b Deficit

Pennsylvania has become increasingly concerned with their state deficit in recent years. And there’s good reason for this too because the figure has ballooned to almost $2.3 billion. That said, the Keystone State is eyeing online gaming as a way to generate additional tax revenue and cut down their $1.9b deficit. And the good news […]

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Twitch Poker Livestreaming Future rests with US Legalization

One of the biggest trends in online poker right now involves livestreaming. Famous pros can broadcast their online poker sessions through Twitch and entertain their followers at the same time. This has helped players like Felix ‘xflixx’ Schneiders, Jaime Staples and Jason Somerville gain massive followings on their Twitch stream. In Somerville’s case, he has […]

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