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PokerStars NJ Winter Series

PokerStars NJ Winter Series to Award At Least $500K

Saturday, 16th January 2021

PokerStars wants to give its online poker players in New Jersey the chance to be a part of a substantial tournament series this month. The Winter Series returns for PokerStars NJ and FOX Bet players located within the borders of New Jersey on January 21. The series will be the

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PokerStars to Host Winter Series for Pennsylvania Players

Friday, 15th January 2021

It is winter in the United States…in the middle of a pandemic. PokerStars and FOX Bet stepped up to give poker players in Pennsylvania something to anticipate. PokerStars has been hosting its Winter Series on its dot-com site for years. The last one wrapped up in January 2020, but this

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New Jersey Internet Gaming Revenue Doubled in 2020

Friday, 15th January 2021

The year in the rearview window – 2020 – was harsh on most businesses and industries in the United States. New Jersey was no different. And Atlantic City took a beating on every front, from restaurants to general tourism and, of course, gambling. The coronavirus pandemic forced casinos to close

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Delaware Ends Impressive 2020 for iGaming Revenue

Thursday, 14th January 2021

The Delaware Lottery released its December net proceeds from iGaming, which means the entirety of the 2020 year is now available. And the numbers showed tremendous growth, as expected. Due to the shutdowns of Delaware racinos – not to mention limited capacity for most of the open months – caused

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Billionaire and Anti-iGaming Activist Sheldon Adelson Dies

Wednesday, 13th January 2021

On the morning of January 12, 2021, Sheldon Adelson died at the age of 87. Just last week, Adelson took medical leave of his position as CEO and Chairman of Las Vegas Sands Corporation due to complications from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He had been diagnosed with the cancer in 2019. Dr.

PokerStars Team Pro

Celina Lin and Other Pros Depart PokerStars Team Roster

Wednesday, 13th January 2021

Many people remember when Team PokerStars Pro was the ideal sponsorship opportunity. The team was famous for Chris Moneymaker and Daniel Negreanu for many years, but there were players from around the world that represented the site. The site also signed celebrities from time to time and kept a rotating

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Michigan Governor Signs Interstate Online Poker as Law

Tuesday, 12th January 2021

Exactly one year and nine days from the signing of the Lawful Internet Gaming Act into law. Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed that bill on December 20, 2019 to legalize internet gaming and poker, sports betting, and fantasy sports. On December 29, 2020, Whitmer signed an amendment to that bill, which

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WSOP May Launch Online Poker in Pennsylvania Soon

Sunday, 10th January 2021

For more than 14 months, PokerStars has been the sole state-regulated online poker website in Pennsylvania. It’s not that PokerStars intended to hold a monopoly on the industry in the state. Several Pennsylvania-based casinos purchased online poker licenses and signed partnership deals with ipoker operators years ago. And after PokerStars

US WSOP Online Circuit Series 2021

Year-Long WSOP Online Circuit Series to Begin January 14

Sunday, 10th January 2021

The World Series of Poker is hosting a WSOP Online Circuit Series for players in New Jersey and Nevada. It will begin next week – January 14 – and run through January 31. Moreover, WSOP.com will host a monthly online series throughout 2021, alongside monthly freerolls, leaderboards and second-chance events.

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WPT and WPTDeepStacks Start 2021 with Live Poker Plans

Wednesday, 06th January 2021

The World Poker Tour has had enough of this pandemic. The live tour has been almost completely on ice since the mandated shutdown of casinos around the world – and travel and gathering prohibitions – in March 2020. Some casinos have been cautiously reopening recently, with poker rooms as the