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WPT and PartyPoker LIVE Complete Sochi and Barcelona Stops

Wednesday, 20th March 2019

Since the World Poker Tour announced its partnership with PartyPoker LIVE for 2019, events have appeared on the WPT schedule that are unique and appealing. And it has allowed the WPT to bring other events, such as WPT500 and WPTDeepStacks, along for the ride. The first stop of the WPT-PartyPoker

Michigan Online Gambling Bill Passes First Committee

Wednesday, 20th March 2019

The sting of last year’s online gambling bill defeat in Michigan took some time to heal. It took well over a year for Michigan Representative Brandt Iden and Senator Mike Kowall to find consensus among lawmakers in the state legislature to pass their bill to legalize online poker and casino

Massachusetts Lottery Pushes for Online Gaming and Sports Betting

Tuesday, 19th March 2019

One of the few states that has seemed certain to legalize online gaming for several years is Massachusetts. Some lawmakers have been pushing for legalized online poker and casino games since first witnessing the success of that industry in nearby New Jersey. And the now-former Massachusetts Gaming Commission Chairman Stephen

Nominees Revealed for Most Global Poker Awards Categories

Monday, 18th March 2019

The announcement of the inaugural Global Poker Awards came less than two weeks ago. It was revealed that the American Poker Awards and European Poker Awards were being combined into one annual ceremony to be held on April 5 at the PokerGO Studios in Las Vegas. Poker Central teamed up

ARIA Poker Classic to Compete for WSOP Players This Summer

Monday, 18th March 2019

In the summer months, Las Vegas overflows with live poker options. Most players spend a great deal of time at the Rio, the off-Strip location of the World Series of Poker, but there are cash games and small tournaments in nearly every poker room in the city. The Bellagio poker

David Baker Highlights Recent World Poker Tour Wins

Monday, 18th March 2019

The World Poker Tour has been busy with the second half of its season, as WPTDeepStacks is all over the world, and the main tour is all over the United States and in Canada and Barcelona. It’s a whirlwind for staff and players alike. The main WPT schedule started the

PartyPoker Preps for Player Panel and Hellmuth Seminar in Rio

Friday, 15th March 2019

All major online poker operators do a fair share of outreach to players, typically through promotions and special events. But it would be difficult to ignore the outstanding efforts of one site in particular this year. PartyPoker has been reaching out to recreational players and professional grinders alike, as well

PokerStars to Celebrate 13 Years of Sunday Millions

Friday, 15th March 2019

It is one of the longest running tournaments in the history of online poker, and it is arguably the most well-known of them all. The Sunday Million is the tournament that every player wants to win in their poker careers, one that holds prestige that few others do. PokerStars celebrates

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Numerous States File to Support New Hampshire Wire Act Case

Friday, 15th March 2019

When the Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Counsel revealed its new opinion regarding the Wire Act in January, it was more than a little unpopular. It raised eyebrows due to the likely influence of casino mogul and political influencer Sheldon Adelson on the decision, and it infuriated states that

New Jersey Online Poker Shows Life Again in February

Thursday, 14th March 2019

After just two months of 2019 internet gaming revenue results for the New Jersey market, it appears that the online poker sector is going to have another rocky year. Online poker had a rough 2018, showing revenue decreases for most months with occasional increases that barely registered. It wasn’t until