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13 States that Could Benefit from Online Gaming

Friday, 21st September 2018

When the American Gaming Association (AGA) recently posted its annual State of the States report for 2017, it wasn’t of much interest to most online poker and internet gaming enthusiasts. The 116-page report barely mentions internet gaming except as the burgeoning industry contributed to the overall revenue of commercial casinos

13 States Where Online Poker Makes Most Sense

Wednesday, 19th September 2018

In August, the American Gaming Association (AGA) released its annual State of the States report, an economic analysis of the commercial gaming industry in the United States. The latest report focuses on the year 2017. “State of the States 2018: The AGA Survey of the Commercial Casino Industry” is a

More Pennsylvania Online Gaming Licenses Approved

Tuesday, 18th September 2018

Last month, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) approved the first three online gaming licenses for its new internet market. As of mid-September, two new companies can be added to that list. As of September 12, Hollywood Casino and SugarHouse Casino each received their approvals and can officially move forward

Online Poker Back Down in New Jersey, Gaming Up

Monday, 17th September 2018

The turbulent online poker market in New Jersey seems to have little rhyme or reason to its ups and downs in 2018, but what is certain is that it remains far out of reach from 2017 numbers. While online casino games of the non-peer-to-peer variety continue to thrive and grow

Americas Cardroom Adds Six Plus Holdem Poker

Friday, 14th September 2018

Poker players are always up for a challenge. They want to learn new games, devise strategies, compute the odds and edges, and add a new poker variation to the repertoire. It comes with the territory of enjoying the competitive and analytical aspects of the game. It seems that there are

Tencent Closes Poker Platform, Macau Poker in Jeopardy?

Thursday, 13th September 2018

When the Chinese government decided to crack down on gambling, it didn’t leave much room for misinterpretation. And the primary focus of its most recent ban was hold’em poker. It started in April 2018 when the government instructed Chinese media to inform the public of the ban. Despite poker having

Michigan City to Penalize Illegal Gambling

Thursday, 13th September 2018

As a state, Michigan has been making progress toward legalizing and regulating online poker and casino games. State Representative Brandt Iden passed the Lawful Internet Gaming Act through the House of Representatives in mid-June, and lawmakers will attempt passage in the Senate in the coming months. Michigan has grown its

PokerStars Announces Upcoming NJCOOP Details

Wednesday, 12th September 2018

As the state of New Jersey sees significant online gaming growth from month to month, its online poker games struggle to maintain their current rate. Online table games and slots are the main revenue earners in the market. PokerStars takes that information into consideration, and the market is reflected in

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888Poker Falls Victim to DDoS Attacks

Tuesday, 11th September 2018

Over the past several weeks, a number of online poker sites were hit with DDoS (distributed denial of service) attacks. The disruption of services was frustrating for poker operators and players alike, and most of the cyberattacks lasted at least several days. Players had to be reimbursed for interrupted games

Players Fight to Block Hendon Mob Poker Listings

Monday, 10th September 2018

There are numerous ways to track poker players’ tournament results online. There are a number of websites that offer player databases, but none is as comprehensive, detailed, or legendary as the Hendon Mob database. The Hendon Mob itself was a group of UK-based professional poker players: Barny Boatman, Ross Boatman,