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3 Huge Drawbacks to California’s AB 9 Online Poker Bill

As we recently discussed, California Assemblyman Mike Gatto has made his new online poker bill, AB 9, available to the public. This legislation would legalize the game in the Golden State and give its 38.3 million residents access to a regulated iPoker market. But while this much is good, there are certain points of Gatto’s […]

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PokerStars Unhappy with new California Online Poker Bill

California Assemblyman Mike Gatto has drafted an online poker bill called “AB 9″ that he believes will finally bring all sides together on the matter. And this has created some definite excitement for US iPoker because California has a population of over 38.3 million people and the world’s sixth-largest economy.

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Promotions at NJ Online Poker Rooms in December

As Christmas is approaching, the New Jersey online poker rooms seem to be very generous. Check out this month’s promotions at PartyPoker, The Borgata, 888poker and WSOP. There is something for everyone. PartyPokerPlay fast forward poker at Party NJ and boost your bankroll with the Winter Grind. At $0.05/$0.10 stake, play 10,000 hands for a $15 […]

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Fraternal Order of the Police Oppose Efforts to Ban iGaming

One frequent argument made in favor of legalizing iGaming throughout the United States is that it brings the activity into a regulated environment. Moreover, US players would no longer have to play on grey-market sites that have few regulations or restrictions. The Fraternal Order of the Police (FOP) recently backed up this argument through a […]

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Betfair shuts down New Jersey Online Poker Site

Well the New Jersey online poker market just got a little smaller. Betfair announced that their iPoker room shut down on December 1st, marking an end for the state’s least-successful poker site. The company will continue to offer online casino games to New Jersey residents, however, their poker page is already off the website. Furthermore, […]

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Will Phil Ivey be the Face of Pala Interactive New Jersey?

Owned by California’s Pala Band of Mission Indians, Pala Interactive recently made their debut in the New Jersey online gaming market. There’s skepticism surrounding Pala’s ability to compete with better-established brands like WSOP.com and the Party Borgata network. But there’s also some optimism that they can carve a niche for themselves in New Jersey, given that Pala has an experienced iGaming CEO in Jim Ryan. One other possible benefit that they might have going for them – Phil Ivey.

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Ultimate Poker Failure Sparks Charity Act

It’s hard to see many positives from the closure of Ultimate Poker. After all, UP was the first-ever legal poker site to open in the United States. And some think that Ultimate’s failure could give Sheldon Adelson a little more ammunition in his anti-online gaming campaign. But as we’ll explain, there is one great thing to come out of UP’s shutdown, and it has to do with charity.

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New Jersey Online Poker won’t share Players until 2015

If we’re to base New Jersey iGaming success off of Gov. Chris Christie’s lofty prediction of $1 billion, Year One was quite underwhelming. The state’s six online gaming sites (five now) brought in $111 million in revenue, which is a number that many think could stand to improve. And one big potential improvement would be an interstate or international online poker pact.

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