Poker News - Laws, Regulation & Legislation

WSOP to Host First 50 Honors on June 29

Monday, 20th May 2019

Anniversary celebrations are always special, but the 50th of anything is something to be commemorated in unique ways. The World Series of Poker is adding yet another way to do that this year. The 50th Annual World Series of Poker is less than two weeks from getting underway, and a

WSOP Could Have Online Poker Competition in Nevada

Monday, 20th May 2019

The Nevada online poker market is a solid one in that the WSOP poker site garners a reasonable amount of player traffic from players visiting or living in the state. With its offering in New Jersey, also, it is the only site to share online poker liquidity in the two

WPT Prepares for Season XVIII Start at Gardens Casino

Sunday, 19th May 2019

The World Poker Tour is heading for the end of Season XVII this month, as it completes a stop at Choctaw and then heads to Las Vegas for an ARIA event, several final tables at the HyperX Esports Arena, and a Tournament of Champions. Even so, the WPT is ready

PokerStars Adds Five Events and $5M to SCOOP

Sunday, 19th May 2019

The massive Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) is underway on PokerStars. It started on May 12 and offered 201 total tournaments and a cumulative guarantee of more than $75 million. And as it was moving along, meeting its guarantees and attracting tens of thousands of players to the online

PartyPoker Axes More Bots Ahead of HUD Ban

Thursday, 16th May 2019

Of the online poker sites focusing lately on poker bots, PartyPoker has been one of the largest operators to take a stand with transparency. Last month, PartyPoker reported that its Poker Fraud Team detected and closed 277 bot accounts between December 2018 and March 2019. And per that in-depth investigation

Virginia Commission Hires Gaming Consultant Per New Law

Thursday, 16th May 2019

In March, Virginia lawmakers passed a bill to expand gambling in the state, though not to be confused with West Virginia that voted shortly thereafter to legalize online poker and casino games. Virginia passed a law that allowed the state to expand beyond its lottery and horse racing action, one

Seasonal Dip Hits New Jersey Online Poker in April

Wednesday, 15th May 2019

For the first time in many months, New Jersey’s internet gaming sector showed a monthly decrease in revenue during the month of April 2019. While it has come to be expected from online poker, it is unusual for online casinos to decrease from month to month. And to see a

Americas Cardroom Continues Online Poker Bot Crackdown

Wednesday, 15th May 2019

Several online poker sites have taken steps in recent months to rid their online poker tables of bots and various mechanisms that create unfair playing environments. There have been different methods employed by PokerStars and PartyPoker, and the Winning Poker Network has forged its own path to eliminate bots and

PokerStars Introduces New Ambassadors in UFC Deal

Wednesday, 15th May 2019

PokerStars first announced a marketing sponsorship with the UFC in December 2018. It put PokerStars in the ring as the official poker partner of the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship), with that first branding on display in late December at the UFC 232 event. Part of the ongoing partnership between the

New York Online Poker Efforts Fall Flat in 2019

Monday, 13th May 2019

The efforts were minimal. Bills were introduced in the New York House and Senate to legalize and regulate interactive poker games. And though the Senate bill seemed that it could’ve had some momentum, the House bill was merely a gesture. And since their introductions, both bills have been relatively motionless,