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

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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

Hypocrisy Abounds in PA Online Gaming Concerns

October 7th, 2017 Written by Jennifer Newell

Pennsylvania has been considering online gaming for years. It is currently part of a broader piece of legislation to expand several forms of gambling in the state. While many legislators support online gaming, concerns abound when things like video gaming terminals enter the picture. Lawmakers have not yet been able to agree on the terminals, which means online gaming waits in the wings. To this point, online poker and casino games were the subject of hearings, lobbying, and debates. Many

Pennsylvania Online Gaming Chances Crumble

October 6th, 2017 Written by Jennifer Newell

The latest news from Pennsylvania regarding the chances for online poker legislation in 2017 is not good. Just days after reports indicated that budget talks were progressing and included online gaming, the legislature’s discussions fell apart with no clear answer in sight to overcome the budget deficit. Throughout the past few weeks, the House and Senate had been debating alternative solutions for the budget crisis in order to find a way to pay for the $2.2 billion deficit. From increased

New Jersey and Australia Gaming Forces Cooperate

October 4th, 2017 Written by Jennifer Newell

Australia was nothing if not serious about its new online poker and gambling ban. And the Australian government plans to make sure that every other regulated market in the world knows about it. The implementation of the Interactive Gambling Amendment 2016 began in September 2017, just one month after the bill passed through the Australian legislative bodies. And part of the process of enforcing its new law is to contact other regulated markets to inform them of the law and

Oregon Poker Room Fights State Law

October 3rd, 2017 Written by Jennifer Newell

As in many states in America, laws relating to poker in Oregon are complicated. That makes the situation between Portland Meadows and the Oregon Lottery even more problematic as it pertains to the legality of poker rooms. The yearlong battle is coming to a head at the end of October, as the Oregon Lottery has set a date to revoke the video lottery license of Portland Meadows, which offers the largest selection of video lottery terminals in the state. But

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