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Delaware Online Gaming Revenue Rose in 2018, Even Poker

Friday, 18th January 2019

Three states have been offering legalized, state-licensed online poker within their borders for more than five years. Nevada doesn’t provide public information about the revenue generated from online poker, but New Jersey and Delaware do through their in-state regulators. This gives analysts the opportunity to track online gaming success and

Rheem Runs Right into PCA Main Event Winner Circle

Friday, 18th January 2019

The biggest poker tournament story during the first weeks of 2019 was the PSPC, the PokerStars Players No Limit Championship. Much speculation about its potential to set records ended when the tournament did exceed all expectations and make poker history. And in the end, a Platinum Pass winner named Ramon

WSOP Announces High Buy-In Events for 2019 Series

Wednesday, 16th January 2019

The powers-that-be at the World Series of Poker have been quite busy working on the schedule for the 50th Anniversary WSOP this summer. And instead of waiting until the entire schedule is set, they have been releasing it in increments as decisions are made. This has been helpful to players

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888Poker Starts 2019 with LIVE Schedule and WSOP Deal

Wednesday, 16th January 2019

As 888poker began 2019, it did so with two big announcements, one pertaining to its relationship with the World Series of Poker and one announcing its 888poker LIVE stops in the new year. The last months of 2018 left something to be desired for 888poker, as the newly-announced online poker

New Jersey Online Gaming Revenue Reaches New High

Wednesday, 16th January 2019

The numbers are in for December 2018 in New Jersey, which means the final figures are also available for the entire year of 2018. Analysts can finally look at another full year of interactive gaming, espousing all of the benefits of the overall industry. In fact, the numbers were so

Poker Community Remembers Poker Pro Gavin Smith

Wednesday, 16th January 2019

Two weeks into 2019, Gavin Smith died in his sleep, unexpectedly, at the age of 50. He is survived by his two young sons, Kingston and Keegan, and multitudes of friends in the poker community. His sudden death took the poker world by surprise, with some having just seen him

DOJ Caters to Adelson, Reverses 2011 Wire Act Decision

Tuesday, 15th January 2019

Money can buy a lot of things, especially in the world of politics. Casino magnate and billionaire Sheldon Adelson has shown that it may take time, perseverance, and very large sums of money, but it can be done. His dream of banning internet gambling – in one way or another

New Illinois Governor Supportive of Gambling Expansion

Monday, 14th January 2019

Illinois was close last year. There was a strong bill championed by State Representative Robert Rita and others, there were hearings, and there was widespread support for the sports betting part of the bill. Online poker and casino games were also included in that gambling expansion bill, along with new

Op-Eds Abound Urging DOJ to Leave Wire Act Alone

Monday, 14th January 2019

During the holidays, word spread that the US Department of Justice had written a reversal of a pivotal 2011 Wire Act decision. The new opinion from the DOJ’s Office of Legal Counsel reportedly overturned that decision, which had allowed states the unequivocal right to offer online lottery ticket sales and

Poker Central Kicks off 2019 with Dolly and Showbound

Monday, 14th January 2019

As 2019 got underway, Poker Central launched a partnership and new series. And only one month from now, the first series of live high-stakes tournaments begins at the ARIA in Las Vegas. The folks at Poker Central are always busy providing online shows, broadcasting cash games, and arranging high-stakes live