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Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board

Pennsylvania iPoker Down Again but iGaming Up Overall

Wednesday, 21st October 2020

The Pennsylvania internet gaming market has settled into a similar pattern to its New Jersey counterpart. Each month, revenue from online slots and casino games increases, as online poker decreases. This year was a banner year for the industry in some ways, as the coronavirus pandemic brought more players to

New Jersey internet gaming

New Jersey Online Poker Down Again in September

Tuesday, 20th October 2020

Another month delivered a familiar story about the internet gaming industry in New Jersey. Online poker revenue declined in September while online casino game revenue increased. The coronavirus pandemic prompted New Jersey poker players to log on in record numbers, and online poker soared for several months this year, specifically

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Bovada and Ignition Host Golden Spade Poker Open

Saturday, 17th October 2020

Poker players have had their pick of online tournament series this year, from PokerStars to PartyPoker and GGPoker… Oh wait, not if they live in the United States, though. Those in Nevada, Delaware, and Pennsylvania each have one option for state-regulated online poker, while players in New Jersey have several

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GGPoker Intros Three Pro Teams with Martin on GGSquad

Saturday, 17th October 2020

Some say it’s all in the marketing. GGPoker agrees. GGNetwork officially entered the online gaming scene in 2014, but it took a couple of years to build a reputation and name recognition with players. Instead of a broad strategy, though, GGNetwork targeted certain markets with various extensions of its network.

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ACR Talks Bots and Legal US Online Poker

Friday, 16th October 2020

Americas Cardroom, the flagship online poker site of the Winning Poker Network, is not shy about speaking up about poker bots. In 2019, CEO Phil Nagy became more vocal about bots and the site’s effort to crack down on them. ACR’s recent publication about bots is not surprising, though it

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Morris Trial Date for Zhao Murder Set for March 22

Thursday, 15th October 2020

(Trigger warning: Mention of sexual assault and murder) The Michigan court system moved one step closer to putting Jeffery Bernard Morris on trial for the first-degree murder of longtime poker player Susie Zhao. A pretrial hearing in the Oakland County district court today resulted in an official pretrial date set

Mike Sexton

Poker Gives Auction Offers Sexton Memorabilia for Bids

Thursday, 15th October 2020

Mike Sexton died more than one month ago. It is difficult to believe, especially for those still sharing stories about and memories of the world’s best poker ambassador. One of Mike’s final requests was that people donate to Poker Gives. And people have been honoring that wish, most recently with

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888Millions Superstorm Ends with Huge Nitsche Win

Tuesday, 13th October 2020

Online poker operators have been hosting massive online tournament series in 2020, providing many options for players who have little or no access to live poker during the pandemic. 888poker was one of those operators, though on a smaller scale and more accessible to a larger swath of players with

PokerStars EPT Sochi 2020

PokerStars Returns to Live Poker with EPT Sochi

Tuesday, 13th October 2020

Remember live poker tournaments? Remember the European Poker Tour? PokerStars hosted an EPT event that wrapped up this weekend in Sochi, and it went well. Casino Sochi implemented precautionary measures. Players and staff were careful. And they finished the live series. EPT Sochi 2020 was originally on the calendar for

Complicated Road Leads 5Dimes to US DOJ Settlement

Saturday, 10th October 2020

The news of a settlement between 5Dimes and United States Department of Justice was surprising to some in the online sports betting and gambling industry. The 5Dimes brand became a popular site for US players after Black Friday. The major sports betting and internet gaming operators departed the US market