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WPT and Triton Postpone Asia Events Due to Coronavirus

Tuesday, 18th February 2020

It was only a matter of time. The spread of the coronavirus already impacted some poker events in the Asia-Pacific region and shut the doors of Macau casinos for weeks. Now, the World Poker Tour is feeling the effects of the epidemic as it makes the tough decision to postpone


Could Wyoming Legalize Skill Games and Sports Wagering?

Sunday, 16th February 2020

When thinking of states that might welcome more poker rooms and perhaps consider online poker, most people don’t consider Wyoming in that group. For the record, though, most people didn’t consider Kentucky to be an online poker possibility or Nebraska to find a poker ally in its legislature. Wyoming is

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New Jersey Online Gaming Starts 2020 with New Record

Saturday, 15th February 2020

The first month of 2020 was a good one for all of New Jersey gaming. From slot machines in land-based casinos to sports wagering and online poker, every form of gambling showed positive numbers in January. The first report of the year from the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement

World Series of Poker

WSOP Finalizes List of 14 Online Poker Bracelet Events

Friday, 14th February 2020

The most recent weekly announcement from the World Series of Poker added all of the online poker events to the 2020 WSOP schedule. There are 14 of them in total. Official WSOP online events will award gold bracelets in the same way as the live WSOP events. They will be

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Zynga Poker Partners with WPT for Sweepstakes

Thursday, 13th February 2020

Poker fans know the World Poker Tour for its poker tournaments, television shows, its ambassadors and personalities. Casual poker players and fans also know about Zynga Poker for its mobile app and free-play poker entertainment. The two are now joining forces for a giveaway that will reward daily Zynga players

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Online Poker Supporter Yang Ends Presidential Bid

Thursday, 13th February 2020

The fight to legalize online poker in the United States is more than a dozen years in the making. Most poker players had given up hope that the game would be legalized on the federal level…until entrepreneur and businessman Andrew Yang ran for the American presidency. He was the first

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Downswing Prompts Pause in Galfond Challenge Action

Wednesday, 12th February 2020

Longtime poker pro and entrepreneur Phil Galfond worked for years to create a unique and player-friendly online poker site. As he prepared for its launch throughout 2018 and launched it in February 2019, Galfond’s passion for the site and its players were on full display. Many months after he officially

Poker Central sponsor Global Poker

Global Poker Becomes Official Poker Central Sponsor

Wednesday, 12th February 2020

Poker Central has been busy. About one week after announcing that they acquired the High Stakes Poker brand and library of television episodes, Poker Central issued another press release. This one pertains to Global Poker, which is now the official online poker partner for many of the company’s poker tournaments,

Connecticut online gaming on hold for casino lawsuits

Connecticut Considers Online Gaming with Sports Wagering

Tuesday, 11th February 2020

It may seem redundant, another article about Connecticut considering online gaming. And yet again, it is State Senator Catherine Osten introducing the bill to combine online gaming with online lottery ticket sales, online keno, and sports wagering. Nevertheless, she persists. The latest bill is Osten’s annual effort to upgrade the

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear and Rep. Adam Koenig

Beshear and Koenig Team Up to Push KY Gambling Bill

Tuesday, 11th February 2020

There aren’t many issues that garner bipartisan support in today’s American political environment. But there they were – a Democratic governor and Republican State Representative – holding a press conference in support of sports betting. The press conference last week brought the unlikely pair together. Newly-elected Democratic Governor Andy Beshear