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About Jennifer Newell

Jennifer began writing about poker while working at the World Poker Tour in the mid-2000s. Since then, her freelance writing career has taken her from Los Angeles to Las Vegas and back to her hometown of St. Louis, where she now lives with her two dogs. She continues to follow the poker world as she also launches a new subscription box company and finishes her first novel. Jennifer has written for numerous publications including PokerStars.com and has followed the US poker and gaming market closely for the last 15 years. Follow Jen on Twitter

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Postle Responds as 88 Plaintiffs File Amended Complaint

March 28th, 2020 Written by Jennifer Newell

The case has been interesting from the first public allegations of cheating. In September 2019, Veronica Brill accused Mike Postle of cheating to win at the poker table during the livestreams of cash games at Stones Gambling Hall in Northern California. Joey Ingram put together hours of footage with commentary concluding that Brill was correct. The VerStandig Law Firm, headed up by poker player Mac VerStandig, filed a lawsuit on behalf of Brill and 24 other plaintiffs. They presented a

Poker Central Debuts Two New Subscription Poker Shows

March 27th, 2020 Written by Jennifer Newell

This seems like as good of a time as ever to introduce new online shows for the poker community. As people around the United States – and around the world – remain under some form of quarantine to protect against the coronavirus pandemic, Poker Central is premiering two new shows this week. The first show, Run It Back with Remko, premiered last night on March 26. The other, The Championship Run, will debut tonight, March 27. Both shows require a

PokerStars Founder Pleads Guilty to Unlawful iGambling

March 27th, 2020 Written by Jennifer Newell

It took nearly ten years for the founder of PokerStars to travel to the United States to face his indictment issued by the Southern District of New York. It took only two months from the time Isai Scheinberg submitted to be taken into custody and the date he pled guilty. Many figured Scheinberg would never return to the US, especially considering it had been nearly a decade since the US Attorney’s Office handed down the online poker indictments on April

PokerStars Sunday Million Anniversary Awards $18.6M

March 25th, 2020 Written by Jennifer Newell

It was a massive tournament, bigger than most could have anticipated. PokerStars set up its 14th Anniversary Sunday Million with a $12.5 million guarantee as the biggest online tournament ever offered on PokerStars. The three-day tournament had its usual $215 buy-in, typical for a Sunday Million, but offered more satellite seats than usual as well. And players had the opportunity to reenter the tournament up to five times during the long – 24 hours long – registration period. The final

WSOP Online Super Circuit Series Stellar So Far

March 25th, 2020 Written by Jennifer Newell

The coronavirus shutdowns took many live poker tournament series out of commission for the foreseeable future. One of the tours hit hardest by the forced cancellations was the World Series of Poker Circuit series. The first WSOP Circuit cancellations were tough decisions for World Series of Poker executives. And the list of cancelled events was significant, ranging from coast to coast in the United States and from Cannes in France to St. Maarten on the international tour. But they had

Kuraitis Joins Stones Motion to Dismiss in Postle Case

March 25th, 2020 Written by Jennifer Newell

The poker cheating case against Mike Postle is about to kick into a higher gear, at least temporarily. Of course, the process of a civil case working its way through the US District Court can be long and filled with seemingly insignificant motions and points of order. However, the latest developments in this case show one of the defendants filing a motion to dismiss the case and the judge setting a pretrial conference for July 2020. This is all happening

US Appeals Court Extends DOJ Reply Brief Date to April 22

March 24th, 2020 Written by Jennifer Newell

While many industries in the United States are shut down and will remain so for the foreseeable future, some things continue with little interruption. The American court system has adapted in some ways, such as requesting oral arguments via video and meetings via telephone instead of in a courtroom. This means that a case like the one involving the US Wire Act is proceeding as normal. The New Hampshire Lottery Commission and NeoPollard Interactive versus William Barr and the US

Pennsylvania Online Poker Down Further in February

March 22nd, 2020 Written by Jennifer Newell

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) released its February gaming revenue this past week, revealing very significant growth for internet gaming as a whole. Sports betting was down quite a bit, though, as was online poker. Overall, the PGCB was pleased with the results. The entire gaming industry generated $304,349,740 in February 2020, which was up 5% from January and showed 13.75% growth from February 2019. As for the internet gaming sector, it is still too new to make any

PokerStars Gears Up for Sunday Million Anniversary

March 21st, 2020 Written by Jennifer Newell

It comes around once each year. The anniversary of the Sunday Million, PokerStars’ most well-known and respected weekly tournament offering a big guarantee. On Sunday, March 22 – which is tomorrow – PokerStars will celebrate the 14th anniversary of the Sunday Million with its biggest tournament ever. And PokerStars is expecting it to be a very big deal. Seems @LexVeldhuis is excited for #SundayMillion 14th Anniversary. Join him via our $4 Spin & Go qualifiers. Prizes include a $215 seat

PartyPoker Powerfest in Progress Through March 29

March 21st, 2020 Written by Jennifer Newell

It started last weekend. PartyPoker kicked off its latest edition of POWERFEST, a massive online poker tournament series featuring No Limit Hold’em and Pot Limit Omaha tournaments. The 488-event series started on March 15 but runs through March 29, giving players plenty of time to participate and take advantage of some of the $20 million in prize pool guarantees. Massive Array of Events The fun thing about POWERFEST is its mass appeal. Players can find buy-ins that range from $0.55

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