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Amaya’s €1.5b Bid for Bwin.Party to help them enter US iGaming Market?

Several major gaming companies have looked at purchasing bwin.party, and Amaya Gaming recently made a joint bid with GVC Holdings worth €1.5 billion to compete with 888’s undisclosed offer. Some of the potential benefits here are obvious because Amaya would add customer bases from partypoker, partycasino, bwin poker and the bwin sportsbook. However, there’s one […]

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Pennsylvania
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In-Person Registration Idea floated for Pennsylvania Online Poker

Aside from the Coalition to Stop Internet Gambling, there may be no more dreaded phrase among online gaming enthusiasts than “in-person registration.” This idea first became a reality in California, where Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s online poker bill included an in-person registration clause that would force online players to register/deposit at local casinos. Luckily this amendment […]

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Penn National throws Support behind Pennsylvania Online Gaming

Online gaming seems to be picking up more steam in Pennsylvania with each passing month. And Penn National, one of the state’s leading land-based casino companies, is the latest to offer their support.  Specifically, Eric Shippers, senior vice-president for Public Affairs and Govt Relations at Penn National, is the one who recently explained Penn National’s […]

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3 Reasons why Humans beating Computer is good for US Poker

Not long ago, four of the world’s best online poker players – Bjorn Li, Doug Polk, Dong Kim and Jason Les – took on Claudico, the world’s best NLHE poker program. Held at Pittsburgh’s Rivers Casino, the competition saw the humans dominate Claudico to the tune of $732k. Li led the way with $529k in […]

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iGaming
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Research shows iGaming “does not cause Gambling Problems” in Itself

Through scientific research, Dr. Sally Gainsbury of Australia’s Southern Cross University has concluded that “internet gambling does not cause gambling problems in, and of, itself.” This is in stark contrast to the position held by Sheldon Adelson, the Las Vegas Sands owner who’s waging a personal war against online poker and casino games. The Adelson-funded […]

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California
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Huge Change to California Online Poker Bill

Not long ago, the California online poker bill known as AB 431 passed through the state’s Governmental Organization Committee for the first time in history. This was no doubt a historic occasion that shows how serious the Golden State is about online poker. However, the main catch is that this is only a shell bill […]

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New Jersey
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How Asher Conniff Accidentally became New Jersey’s Chris Moneymaker

The story of Chris Moneymaker has been trotted out so many times that most poker players are sick of hearing it by now. But thanks to the incredible tale of online-qualifier Asher Conniff winning the WPT World Championship, along with $973,000, it’s worth making a parallel between the two stories. Additionally, you might be surprised […]

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New Jersey Online Poker gets New Credit Card Code

While New Jersey online gaming numbers haven’t met lofty projections so far, there have been certain factors holding the market back. And the biggest roadblock right now is credit card rejections, which, according to January 2015 figures, were being accepted at the following rates: Visa – 73% acceptance rate Mastercard – 44% acceptance rate Things […]

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Lock Poker Closure further tarnishes Unregulated Poker Market

With legal online poker currently only available in three U.S. states, the majority of Americans continue to frequent unregulated sites. And one of these sites is Lock Poker, or should I say “was,” because the disgraced site has finally shut down. That said, let’s discuss why this is a big deal, how much money they […]

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