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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 and has been followed the US market closely for the last 15 years. Follow Jen on Twitter

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2019 WSOP Europe Reveals Final Fall Schedule

April 24th, 2019 Written by Jennifer Newell

With the World Series of Poker little more than one month from its kickoff in Las Vegas for the summer, WSOP executives took this opportunity to release the final schedule of the WSOP Europe. The European set of tournaments isn’t set to begin until the middle of October, but players who find success at the summer WSOP events are likely to eye a trip to the WSOP Europe in the fall. And there is no better advertisement for the Czech

Moorman Captures 30th Online Poker Triple Crown

April 22nd, 2019 Written by Jennifer Newell

Milestones are key to keeping a poker player motivated and striving for more success. Tournament players have various methods of tracking their wins and profits, though it can be tougher to do when a player wins millions over year and years in the game. Imagine how it must be for Chris Moorman. Luckily, he has the help of PocketFives, where he first registered to track his online play in May 2006. Moorman probably didn’t need PocketFives to tell him about

PokerStars NJSCOOP to Begin May 4 for New Jersey Players

April 21st, 2019 Written by Jennifer Newell

Just after PokerStars announced its schedule and massive $75 million in guarantees for the Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP), it also had news for the New Jersey market. The small but powerful little slice of the United States will have its NJSCOOP in May with more than $1 million in total prize pool guarantees. The larger SCOOP for the dot-com market will run May 12-27 with 67 unique events, though that translates into 201 individual tournaments due to the

RedKings Online Poker Site to Close April 28

April 21st, 2019 Written by Jennifer Newell

More than a dozen years in the online poker scene made RedKings a known brand. While it was never competition for sites like PokerStars or PartyPoker, it was an alternative to the larger sites and provided a safe and trusted place to play. However, it has had its struggles to maintain a strong customer base and sustain itself, even on the Microgaming Poker Network (MPN), where it has been for about two years. Europeans kept the site going for many

Florida Seminoles Want Online Gaming in New Compact

April 20th, 2019 Written by Jennifer Newell

There are a few states in America that stand out for live poker offerings, and Florida is one of them. There are poker rooms around the state, from Seminole to bestbet properties, the poker rooms provide a plethora of live poker cash game and tournament action for players. For online poker, however, Florida is another story. It seems that Florida would be a prime candidate for legalized online poker, considering the card rooms that could benefit from the promotions and

PokerStars Officially Implements Seating Script Ban

April 19th, 2019 Written by Jennifer Newell

It had been in the works for a long time. PokerStars has been one of the primary sites to tackle seating scripts at its tables, and it has now banned all of them. The full ban was supposed to take effect on March 1, as of a January announcement, but it took more time than anticipated. PokerStars had to change its Third Party Tools & Services policy and come up with an exhaustive list of scripts to be banned, as

WPN Announces Bot Crackdown and Player Reimbursements

April 18th, 2019 Written by Jennifer Newell

Some trends in poker are positive. One in which online poker sites take greater steps to eliminate bots and reduce the amount of unfair play is very positive. Earlier in April, PartyPoker announced it had a team of fraud detectors in place that had recently detected 277 accounts affiliated with poker bots. Not only did the site close them down and confiscate funds, it reimbursed all players affected by unfair play against those bots. Nearly $735K was given back to

Pennsylvania Says Online Poker Sites Set to Launch July 15

April 17th, 2019 Written by Jennifer Newell

Pennsylvania residents have endured a very long wait for state-licensed online poker sites. But that wait, dare we say, is almost over. The news came from a hearing in Harrisburg, at which the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) revealed the launch date for online poker and casino sites as July 15, 2019. In about 90 days, state residents and adults visiting the state will be able to access real-money online poker and other casino games from their computers and mobile

Booker Opposes Wire Act Opinion, Supports Online Gambling

April 17th, 2019 Written by Jennifer Newell

The run-up to the United States presidential election in 2020 began in late 2018, and there are now nearly 20 candidates vying for the Democratic nomination to run against the incumbent. Most of them are only beginning to reveal their views on major issues. Online poker and other forms of internet gaming are not typically in that category, and candidates’ views on this are rarely known unless they are asked by a reporter. Enter the Nevada Independent reporters. When candidates

PokerStars Prepares Promos for 200 Billionth Hand Milestone

April 16th, 2019 Written by Jennifer Newell

There is one thing about PokerStars that has stayed true in its 18-year history. It doesn’t like to celebrate alone. Rather, the famed online poker operator likes to welcome all players to its celebrations. Queue the upcoming milestone. PokerStars is preparing to deal its 200 billionth hand of poker online. And just as it did for its 100 billionth hand back in early summer 2013. The multi-million-dollar promotion welcomed players into the money for weeks prior to the dealing of

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