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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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New Monster Twist in PokerTribe Saga

October 18th, 2017 Written by Jennifer Newell

The long and sometimes confusing story of the PokerTribe online poker site took a new turn last week when the Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma welcomed headphones company Monster into the mix. While Monster is not new to poker, having been a primary sponsor of the World Poker Tour for years, its methods of entering the online poker sector have raised a few eyebrows. The short story is that the Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma has been trying to launch its PokerTribe

Tsoukernik Claims Partial Victory Against Poker Pro

October 17th, 2017 Written by Jennifer Newell

The World Series of Poker Europe is fast approaching, and King’s Casino is preparing for players to descend upon the poker tables from around the world. And casino owner Leon Tsoukernik can rest easier now that he has claimed a partial victory in a $2 million lawsuit filed by poker pro Matthew Kirk. While the case has not been dismissed in full, the majority of the charges against Tsoukernik were dismissed, leaving only two remaining. And Kirk is left with

New Jersey Online Casinos Grow, Poker Falls

October 16th, 2017 Written by Jennifer Newell

New Jersey has done it again. Its online gaming market surpassed the $20 million mark again in September 2017, making it the seventh month in a row for this trend. While online casinos had another stellar month of revenue, online poker experienced yet another dip. The overall numbers remain solid and continue to help the overall gaming revenue stay positive for New Jersey, the poker operators are becoming less of a factor in the industry. More Records Set Last month,

New Jersey to Share Poker Liquidity with Nevada and Delaware

October 13th, 2017 Written by Jennifer Newell

Nearly four years after online poker launched in New Jersey and Delaware, and more than four years after Nevada became the first to legalize the games, the three states have announced an agreement to share online gaming liquidity. The long-awaited news will benefit online poker players in all three states, as well as internet slots players in New Jersey and Delaware. Each state gaming regulator must now approve the plan before the online sites can coordinate to officially launch their

PPA Survey: The US Poker Paradox

October 13th, 2017 Written by Jennifer Newell

A recent survey by the Poker Players Alliance attempted to take the temperature of the current poker climate in the United States. The questions ranged from the popularity of poker to expectations of the PPA itself, as well as opinions about the lobbying organization expanding to include things like daily fantasy sports (DFS) and sports betting. The PPA tabulated the results and released some of the most interesting questions to the public. While the group has yet to reveal any

PPA Survey # 4: The US Poker Paradox

October 13th, 2017 Written by Jennifer Newell

A recent survey by the Poker Players Alliance attempted to take the temperature of the current poker climate in the United States. The questions ranged from the popularity of poker to expectations of the PPA itself, as well as opinions about the lobbying organization expanding to include things like daily fantasy sports (DFS) and sports betting. The PPA tabulated the results and released some of the most interesting questions to the public. While the group has yet to reveal any

PPA Survey: What PPA Members Want

October 12th, 2017 Written by Jennifer Newell

A recent survey by the Poker Players Alliance attempted to take the temperature of the current poker climate in the United States. The questions ranged from the popularity of poker to expectations of the PPA itself, as well as opinions about the lobbying organization expanding to include things like daily fantasy sports (DFS) and sports betting. The PPA tabulated the results and released some of the most interesting questions to the public. While the group has yet to reveal any

PPA Survey Part 2: What Do PPA Members Want?

October 12th, 2017 Written by Jennifer Newell

A recent survey by the Poker Players Alliance attempted to take the temperature of the current poker climate in the United States. The questions ranged from the popularity of poker to expectations of the PPA itself, as well as opinions about the lobbying organization expanding to include things like daily fantasy sports (DFS) and sports betting. The PPA tabulated the results and released some of the most interesting questions to the public. While the group has yet to reveal any

PPA Survey: Difficulties in Legalizing Online Poker

October 11th, 2017 Written by Jennifer Newell

A recent survey by the Poker Players Alliance attempted to take the temperature of the current poker climate in the United States. The questions ranged from the popularity of poker to expectations of the PPA itself, as well as opinions about the lobbying organization expanding to include things like daily fantasy sports (DFS) and sports betting. The PPA tabulated the results and released some of the most interesting questions to the public. While the group has yet to reveal any

Michigan Online Gaming Progress Predicted

October 10th, 2017 Written by Jennifer Newell

Just two weeks ago, it looked as if Michigan online gaming efforts would continue to progress, but chances of passing legislation in 2017 were slim. Today, an online gaming bill sponsor seems hopeful to pass a bill through the Michigan House of Representatives before the end of November. While the timeline may seem unrealistic in comparison to other states that have struggled with online gaming legislation for years, especially for a state with Native American interests, it is difficult to

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