Category Archives: Poker News

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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Bitcoin

Bryan Micon avoids Jail Time in Bitcoin Poker Case




Just a few months ago, Bryan Micon, operator of the former Bitcoin poker site SealsWithClubs.eu (SWC), was hiding out in Antigua and mounting a legal defense against Nevada gaming regulators. And he returned to Las Vegas to settle his case, recently pleading guilty to one felony count of operating an unlicensed interactive gaming system in […]

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PokerStars

PokerStars launches California Website – Announces PokerStars Pro Tour




PokerStars has faced its share of detractors in the potential California online poker market, including the Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians, which recently funded a radio ad to bash Stars. But this hasn’t deterred the world’s largest iPoker room since they launched a website called Californians4ipoker.com to educate Golden State residents. That said, let’s briefly […]

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New Jersey

New Jersey Online Poker sinking – Time to sign Interstate Pact?




From an overall standpoint, New Jersey online gaming is on an upward trend. May 2015 numbers revealed this after showing that the state took in $12.5 million in iGaming revenue, compared to $10.5 million in May 2014 – a 19% increase. But despite the good news here, there’s one glaringly obvious problem: New Jersey online […]

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Poker News

Connecticut, Massachusetts jump into US Online Poker Discussion




Right now, California, New York and Pennsylvania are all very serious about passing online poker bills in the near future. But what states can we expect to follow suit after these three? Well, there are quite a few US states that have discussed iGaming, but Connecticut and Massachusetts have suddenly jumped to the forefront. That […]

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Poker News

UIGEA Proponent Dennis Hastert mired in Financial, Sex Abuse Scandal




Dennis Hastert, a staunch proponent of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA), which hampered US online poker, is now caught in a financial and sexual abuse scandal. The former Speaker of the US House of Representatives now faces some serious allegations that could result in prison time. This being said, let’s discuss more on […]

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Poker News

5 US States that are close to legalizing Online Poker




With online poker growth stagnating in Delaware, New Jersey and Nevada, many U.S. players are interested to see which state will legalize the game next. After all, if another state legalizes online poker, then it increases the chance that they share player pools with other states and further liquidity. So what US states are on […]

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Poker News

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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