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New Jersey Online Poker in Free Fall

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 21:35:34 +0000

New Jersey online poker collectively suffered their worst January on record in terms of revenue since the market launched more than five years ago, according to figures released last week by the Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE). The state regulator reported that a combined $1.95 million was generated at internet poker rooms in the state…

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California Online Poker Already DEAD for 2018

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 16:17:39 +0000

For the first time in more than a decade, California will not be considering an online poker bill in 2018. However, online poker may be tied with sports betting for a 2019 push. With Friday’s deadline for the filing of regular bills approaching, Assemblyman Reggie Jones-Sawyer told Online Poker Report that, after a year of…

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New York Online Poker Bill is Back

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 15:33:55 +0000

New York’s chances to become the fifth US state to authorize and regulate online poker remain intact for 2018, with two still-active measures remaining on the state’s legislative docket for consideration later this year. The first of the two bills which have now been returned to their respective State Senate and Assembly Committees is the…

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New ‘True Gambling Stories’ Podcast Debuts on PokerNews in January

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 01:16:06 +0000

Longtime poker and gambling writer Sean Chaffin has partnered with PokerNews.com to produce a new show for the site’s expanding number of unique podcasts. The new show will be titled True Gambling Stories and debut on the PokerNews Podcasting Network on Jan. 31. From the bright lights of glittering Las Vegas to Old West gambling…

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PokerStars Wants to be “First Operator” in Pennsylvania

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 23:00:48 +0000

It’s still too early to tell how both land-based casinos and online gambling platforms are going to deploy iGaming in Pennsylvania, less than two weeks after the state legalized online poker and casino games. But that didn’t stop PokerStars from broaching the subject, at least in broad terms, in the earnings call for its parent…

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Pennsylvania Regulations Could Inspire New York to Follow

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 16:44:22 +0000

Online poker advocates are hoping that the legalization of online poker in Pennsylvania will be a catalyst in other states, including Pennsylvania’s northern neighbor, New York. New York is already on everyone’s shortlist of candidates to legalize online poker in 2018 and the Empire State’s odds of passing an online poker bill have likely improved…

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Absolute Poker Co-Founder Out of Jail

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 21:22:51 +0000

Absolute Poker co-founder Scott Tom has returned to his home in Antigua after serving a week in a United States jail on illegal gambling charges. Tom, who faced multiple felony charges after being indicted on April 15, 2011 aka Black Friday, reached a plea deal with US prosecutors on May 31 in which he agreed…

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Nevada, New Jersey & Delaware Seal Online Poker Pact

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 23:26:41 +0000

Online poker fans in New Jersey will soon be able to play against people in Nevada and Delaware, expanding a growing portion of the state’s gambling industry. Players in Nevada and Delaware have been able to play against each other since 2015, but New Jersey is now set to join once regulators in the states…

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Online Poker 4 Year Anniversary in Nevada

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:15:24 +0000

One of only two remaining online poker providers in Nevada, WSOP.com is celebrating its fourth anniversary today. The company began operating on Sept. 19, 2013, several months after the Nevada Legislature passed Assembly Bill 114 and Gov. Brian Sandoval signed it into law legalizing the business. At the time, skeptics said that if online poker…

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Bovada Poker Makes a Return

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 14:47:34 +0000

As of the morning of Aug. 22, 2017, online sports-betting and casino site Bovada.lv has added a poker room to its menu of services. The company had operated a poker site on the Bodog Network before deciding to stop offering poker in August 2016. Now Bovada is back on the PaiWangLuo Network and spreading the…

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Absolute Poker & Ultimate Bet to Return $30 Million

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 15:10:04 +0000

US online poker players who were owed money by two long defunct online poker sites — Absolute Poker and Ultimate Bet — will be getting more than $30 million of their money back. The US government, via a third party, recently announced it would be refunding “almost $33.5 million.” The news came from the Garden…

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Former Absolute Poker President Takes Plea Deal

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:30:50 +0000

Scott Tom, former Absolute Poker president and Black Friday defendant, apparently has reached a plea deal with US prosecutors that will see him facing minimal jail time, if any at all. Tom stood accused by federal authorities of multiple felonies related to online gambling, and by the poker community of facilitating a major cheating scandal.…

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How to Become a Better Poker Player

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 00:08:11 +0000

You don’t become a good poker player overnight. A poker pro has so much depth to his game not because of his exquisite talent, but because of the years of experience accumulated in his poker portfolio. It’s the same in other walks of life as well. To become the Best Online Sports Book you need…

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New Jersey Wants Cross-Border Poker Compacts

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 16:30:47 +0000

In an interview with Roger Gros, the publisher of Global Gaming Business, New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement Director David Rebuck discussed a number of topics affecting the state’s gambling industry in a podcast. The interview hinted at the possibility of compacting for online poker with other states. A compact with the UK, however, is…

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Absolute Poker Founder Pays Fine & Avoids Prison

Sat, 29 Jul 2017 08:45:26 +0000

Scott Tom, former Absolute Poker president and Black Friday defendant, apparently has reached a plea deal with US prosecutors that will see him facing minimal jail time, if any at all. Tom stood accused by federal authorities of multiple felonies related to online gambling, and by the poker community of facilitating a major cheating scandal.…

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