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California
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Could Corruption Scandal derail Legal California Online Poker?

This is supposed to be the year that California finally legalizes online poker. However, all bets may be off now that a potential corruption scandal involving a former casino enforcement chief has arisen.   Attorney General Kamala Harris is accusing Bob Lytle of engaging in a conflict of interest relating an investigation of the San […]

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New Jersey
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WSOP, 888 overtake Party Borgata in New Jersey Online Poker Market

Both WSOP.com and the All-American Poker Network (888) have passed the Party/Borgata network in the New Jersey online poker market. Previously, Party/Borgata maintained an average of 160 cash game players, giving them a healthy lead over WSOP.com (110) and 888 (100). But WSOP and 888 started sharing players in low-limit cash games and some of […]

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Gatto changes Worst Part of California Online Poker Bill

When California Assemblyman Mike Gatto introduced his online poker bill, “AB 9,” there was some initial outrage at the in-person requirement. Going further, this requires new players to visit a land-based casino or card room to register and deposit at online poker sites. The main reason why Gatto included this point in AB 9 was […]

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3 Reasons why WSOP and 888 are Finally Sharing Players in New Jersey

WSOP.com and 888 Poker NJ have finally made the decision to start sharing players. This move has been anticipated for quite some time, seeing as how the two poker operations will share liquidity on the All-American Poker Network when it launches in Nevada. But for some reason, it has taken the two sides some time […]

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What US Online Poker needs to improve in 2015

2014 was definitely a big year for US online poker, as the national market got a full year to show what it could produce. Actually, the word “national” is used rather lightly here because the only states in the market remain Delaware, New Jersey and Nevada. So from the perspective of adding more states to […]

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New Jersey
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Lesniak sees PokerStars entering New Jersey Early in 2015

Well, so much for New Jersey State Senator Ray Lesniak’s September prediction that PokerStars was “only a few weeks away” from getting in the Garden State. We’re now in 2015 – four months after Lesniak’s forecast to be exact – and there’s no word on when PokerStars will enter New Jersey…until now that is. When […]

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Washington
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From Felony to Legal? Washington State Online Poker a Possibility

Up until now, Washington state has been the least-hospitable place for US iPoker players. After all, Washington is currently the only state in America where it’s a felony to play online poker. But in what could be a remarkable turn of events, the Evergreen State may be considering the game. Bill HB 1114, introduced by […]

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New Jersey
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New Jersey iPoker to get Big Boost in Credit Card Acceptance Rates

Besides initial geolocation issues, one of the biggest problems that hampered the New Jersey iPoker market last year was credit card rejections. Specifically, only 73% of Visa transactions were approved at online gaming sites while just 44% of MasterCard transactions were accepted. Obviously this isn’t good and it serves as a huge turnoff to any […]

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New York
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Plans to Discuss New York Online Poker but no Vote in 2015

At this rate, it seems like a flying car will be developed before another state legalizes iGaming. But while US online gaming regulation continues moving at a snail’s pace, New York Assemblyman Gary Pretlow, who leads the Assembly Committee on Racing and Wagering, expects major progress to be made in his state this year. “Online […]

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