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Ferguson Issues Full Tilt Apology

Ferguson Issues Full Tilt Apology

May 25th, 2018 Written by Jennifer Newell

As players count down the days until the 2018 World Series of Poker begins, they prepare for the biggest annual gathering of poker players and fans in Las Vegas. Everyone does final bankroll checks, plans schedules, and gathers supplies – earbuds or headphones, phones or tablets, snacks, cash and player card, and a scarf for […]

Run It Once to Focus on Fairness and Enjoyment

Run It Once to Focus on Fairness and Enjoyment

May 24th, 2018 Written by Jennifer Newell

It is not often that poker players and fans are able to see the entire thought process that contributes to the creation of an online poker site. The ability to follow the progress of a person preparing to launch the site gives anyone with an interest in the game a glimpse into the complications and […]

PokerStars Replaces Split Hold’em with Showtime

PokerStars Replaces Split Hold’em with Showtime

May 24th, 2018 Written by Jennifer Newell

Poker players love a challenge. The game of Hold’em presents a challenge inherent in its intricacies, as do the many variations of poker. But when a team of developers can create a twist on the game that simply builds more levels of analysis into the traditional game, why not give it to the players and […]

How to Best Follow 2018 WSOP from Afar

How to Best Follow 2018 WSOP from Afar

May 22nd, 2018 Written by Jennifer Newell

The wait for the 2018 World Series of Poker in Las Vegas is nearly over. The first day of poker action at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino will be on Tuesday, May 29, and players are already flocking to Sin City to settle in for the long haul. The 2018 @WSOP starts a week […]

Mixed Messages from Pretlow about New York Online Poker

Mixed Messages from Pretlow about New York Online Poker

May 21st, 2018 Written by Jennifer Newell

The good news is that New York online poker is still alive in the state legislature. The bad news is that the Assembly has shown no sign of movement beyond the addition of nearly 50 co-sponsors, and it remains in the Racing, Gaming and Wagering Committee. While Assemblyman Clyne Vanel has brought much attention to […]

Global Glance: Portugal Poker Suffers, China Ban Fallout Continues

Global Glance: Portugal Poker Suffers, China Ban Fallout Continues

May 19th, 2018 Written by Jennifer Newell

The weekly Global Glance looks at the online poker scene around the world. What happens with online poker and gambling beyond America’s borders can and often does impact the state of online poker in the United States. As Portugal’s entry to the online poker liquidity network remains delayed, its online poker market consisting solely of […]

5 Reasons for Massachusetts to Revisit Online Poker

5 Reasons for Massachusetts to Revisit Online Poker

May 18th, 2018 Written by Jennifer Newell

Massachusetts has been mentioned very infrequently in 2018 with regard to online poker legislation. In fact, since State Senator Eileen Donoghue introduced a new bill in January 2018, the industry has been mum on Massachusetts. However, the US Supreme Court decision pertaining to sports betting could be the impetus to change the direction and pace […]

Can Michigan Legalize Online Gaming by June 21?

Can Michigan Legalize Online Gaming by June 21?

May 16th, 2018 Written by Jennifer Newell

Since Michigan State Representative Brandt Iden took up the issue of online gaming in 2017, he has been confident and persistent in passing legislation in an expeditious manner. He was quick to gather information and set goals. Iden was also quick to set deadlines. His HB.4926 legislation, better known as the Lawful Internet Gaming Act, […]

SCOTUS Sports Betting Decision Reactions Pour In

SCOTUS Sports Betting Decision Reactions Pour In

May 16th, 2018 Written by Jennifer Newell

Now more than 24 hours since the United States Supreme Court ruled for New Jersey in the famous sports betting case, reactions are everywhere. Every facet of the gaming industry has responded, along with sports leagues, state governments, and even members of Congress. The happiest of them all, however, is New Jersey. The Senate Majority […]

New Jersey Online Gaming Suffers April Setback

New Jersey Online Gaming Suffers April Setback

May 14th, 2018 Written by Jennifer Newell

April was not a positive month for online gambling in New Jersey. As compared to the previous month, both online poker and casino games took revenue dips. Normally, April is a month when online poker traffic increases. While a long winter may have pushed players outside to enjoy some long-awaited spring weather, it is also […]

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