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California
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Tribal Letter shows PokerStars still not Welcome in California

Even as we enter the spring of 2015, it appears that certain tribes’ views of PokerStars participating in the California online poker market haven’t changed. This much was confirmed by a tribal coalition’s letter sent to Assemblyman Reggie Jones-Sawyer, author of online poker bill AB 167, which claims that his legislation is “fatally flawed.” That […]

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4 Ways that PPA has Recently Attacked Sheldon Adelson and RAWA

They say that the best defense is a good offense, and the Poker Players Alliance (PPA) is really taking this philosophy to heart in 2015. No longer content to sit back and defend online poker against Sheldon Adelson and the Restoration of America’s Wire Act (RAWA), they have really attacked efforts to ban iGaming this […]

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Pala not ready to compete with PokerStars in New Jersey

Pala Interactive was ready to enter the New Jersey online poker market in the third quarter of this year. However, those plans are now being shelved largely because Pala believes PokerStars will soon be entering the market and they can’t compete with Stars right now. Jim Ryan, the company’s CEO, explained to CalvinAyre.com that Pala’s […]

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Pennsylvania
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Pennsylvania Online Poker Bill gets Big Change after “Printer’s Error”

Those tired of watching the ping-pong battle over California’s online poker bill finally got a breath of fresh air when Pennsylvania recently introduced iPoker legislation. Dubbed Bill HB 649 and introduced by State Sen. John Payne, this legislation originally sought to only legalize online poker. And for those who love poker above all other gaming, […]

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Pennsylvania could be the Key to making US iPoker work

If we’re judging the current success of U.S. iGaming by staggering projections made a couple of years ago, then the operation has disappointed so far. New Jersey took in just over $122 million in 2014 – way off the $1 billion prediction that Governor Chris Christie envisioned. And Nevada online poker didn’t even earn 10% […]

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Can Pennsylvania clear Way for PokerStars to enter the US?

When PokerStars brokered a deal to buy Full Tilt for $731 million, they probably thought that this bit of goodwill would eventually gain them a foothold in the U.S. online poker market. However, after rejections in Nevada and New Jersey (for now), there’s been no forgiveness for PokerStars’ violation of the UIGEA. But could that […]

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Nevada, Delaware could be sharing Online Poker Players in 1 Month

It’s not the earth-shattering partnership that’s going to bring millions of people into the US iGaming market…but Delaware and Nevada are set to begin sharing online poker players soon, which is still exciting news nonetheless. The two states signed an interstate pact in February 2014 to share their iPoker player pools. It’s taken a lot […]

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New Jersey iGaming has First Major Success Story – Man wins $1.5m

For anybody who’s tired of hearing about how New Jersey iGaming has failed to live up to projections, there’s a more positive story to report today. A Union County, NJ resident was playing Let It Ride when he got a royal flush and hit a $1.52 million payout. This is the largest payout won in […]

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