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Laplante and Martini Among Winners in First Half of Poker Masters

Tuesday, 12th November 2019

High-stakes poker players have gathered in Las Vegas again to play a tournament series hosted by Poker Central. This time they are playing in the Poker Masters, ten tournaments that with buy-ins of $10K to $100K and seven-figure prize pools. The last round of high-stakes tournaments of this nature took

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WSOP Error Leads to Campbell Taking POY from Negreanu

Sunday, 10th November 2019

There has been a lot of talk about revamping the World Series of Poker Player of the Year system. Perhaps the best reason of all is that it didn’t even work this year. Someone at the World Series of Poker made an error when attributing points to the top players

ACR Venom Nears with Hundreds of Seats to Win

Friday, 08th November 2019

Americas Cardroom hosted the first Venom in July 2019 and set records. The $2,650 buy-in onlne poker tournament offered three starting days and a massive $5 million prize pool guarantee. And when the entries were counted, the prize pool totaled $6,382,500. Not only was that a new record for an

US Department of Justice

Court Grants DOJ Extension for Wire Act Case Briefs

Friday, 08th November 2019

The date was quickly approaching. Next week, the first official brief was due to the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. However, instead of abiding by the court’s deadline and moving this case along, US Attorney General William Barr and his Justice Department filed for an extension.

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PokerStars Tested and Approved in Pennsylvania

Thursday, 07th November 2019

It’s live! PokerStars made its debut in the Pennsylvania regulated market this week with its land-based casino partner, Mount Airy Casino. After little more than two days of soft-launch play for testing purposes, the state gaming regulator approved the site for a full launch. Any person of legal age, with

Andy Beshear

Online Poker Supporter Wins Kentucky Governor Spot

Thursday, 07th November 2019

Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear won a hard-fought election this week for the governorship of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. As a supporter of gambling expansion in his state, Beshear has vowed to continue pushing lawmakers to legalize casinos, sports betting, fantasy sports, and online poker. With his victory in the

WSOP Europe

ElkY Wins Last of WSOP Europe Events in Rozvadov

Wednesday, 06th November 2019

The World Series of Poker Europe finally wrapped weeks of live poker tournaments at King’s Casino in Rozvadov. What started on October 13 and brought a total of 15 bracelet events in the weeks that followed is now done and in the WSOP history books. The first 10 events of

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PartyPoker MILLION Return Suffers Setback but Resets

Wednesday, 06th November 2019

Things have been going well – in general – for PartyPoker. With Rob Yong taking charge of changes per customer feedback, players have been happy. They felt as if they’ve been heard, and PartyPoker has been wasting no time in implementing changes at a fairly fast pace. One of those

Daniel Negreanu Named WSOP Player of the Year

Tuesday, 05th November 2019

It was a tight race. And it all came down to the last tournaments at WSOP Europe in Rozvadov, Czech Republic. It took until the final day of the final tournament of the series to determine the player who would be the 2019 WSOP Player of the Year. That player

Michigan Online Poker and Gambling Bill Moves to Senate

Monday, 04th November 2019

Michigan has proved to be one of the most unpredictable states with regard to efforts to legalize online poker and casino games. The same can be said of its journey to legalizing sports betting. Just a few days ago, Michigan State Representative Brandt Iden renewed his dedication to these issues