Poker News - Laws, Regulation & Legislation

WPT Prepares for Season XVIII Start at Gardens Casino

Sunday, 19th May 2019

The World Poker Tour is heading for the end of Season XVII this month, as it completes a stop at Choctaw and then heads to Las Vegas for an ARIA event, several final tables at the HyperX Esports Arena, and a Tournament of Champions. Even so, the WPT is ready

PokerStars Adds Five Events and $5M to SCOOP

Sunday, 19th May 2019

The massive Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) is underway on PokerStars. It started on May 12 and offered 201 total tournaments and a cumulative guarantee of more than $75 million. And as it was moving along, meeting its guarantees and attracting tens of thousands of players to the online

PartyPoker Axes More Bots Ahead of HUD Ban

Thursday, 16th May 2019

Of the online poker sites focusing lately on poker bots, PartyPoker has been one of the largest operators to take a stand with transparency. Last month, PartyPoker reported that its Poker Fraud Team detected and closed 277 bot accounts between December 2018 and March 2019. And per that in-depth investigation

Virginia Commission Hires Gaming Consultant Per New Law

Thursday, 16th May 2019

In March, Virginia lawmakers passed a bill to expand gambling in the state, though not to be confused with West Virginia that voted shortly thereafter to legalize online poker and casino games. Virginia passed a law that allowed the state to expand beyond its lottery and horse racing action, one

Seasonal Dip Hits New Jersey Online Poker in April

Wednesday, 15th May 2019

For the first time in many months, New Jersey’s internet gaming sector showed a monthly decrease in revenue during the month of April 2019. While it has come to be expected from online poker, it is unusual for online casinos to decrease from month to month. And to see a

Americas Cardroom Continues Online Poker Bot Crackdown

Wednesday, 15th May 2019

Several online poker sites have taken steps in recent months to rid their online poker tables of bots and various mechanisms that create unfair playing environments. There have been different methods employed by PokerStars and PartyPoker, and the Winning Poker Network has forged its own path to eliminate bots and

PokerStars Introduces New Ambassadors in UFC Deal

Wednesday, 15th May 2019

PokerStars first announced a marketing sponsorship with the UFC in December 2018. It put PokerStars in the ring as the official poker partner of the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship), with that first branding on display in late December at the UFC 232 event. Part of the ongoing partnership between the

New York Online Poker Efforts Fall Flat in 2019

Monday, 13th May 2019

The efforts were minimal. Bills were introduced in the New York House and Senate to legalize and regulate interactive poker games. And though the Senate bill seemed that it could’ve had some momentum, the House bill was merely a gesture. And since their introductions, both bills have been relatively motionless,

WSOP Circuit Announces 2019-2020 US Schedule

Sunday, 12th May 2019

The World Series of Poker decided to make all of its announcements before the summer WSOP gets underway, and that included the unveiling of the next WSOP Circuit schedule. It will be the 16th WSOPC season and ready to launch on July 17 in Oklahoma, just one day after the

PokerStars Expands 6+ Hold’em, Preps Other New Games

Sunday, 12th May 2019

The experimentation with new games at PokerStars continues into 2019. Not only is the online poker giant expanding its 6+ Hold’em offerings into the tournament realm, other new poker variations are in the works for possible launches later this year. PokerStars has spent the last few years putting a development