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Global Glance: Europe Opens, UK Cracks Down

Global Glance: Europe Opens, UK Cracks Down

February 3rd, 2018 Written by Jen Newell

The weekly Global Glance takes a look at the online poker scene around the world. What happens with online poker beyond America’s borders can and often does impact the state of online poker in the United States. The big news in global online poker is the start of online poker liquidity in Europe. As French […]

PokerStars Banks Heavily on Kevin Hart

PokerStars Banks Heavily on Kevin Hart

February 2nd, 2018 Written by Jen Newell

It has been an interesting few weeks for online poker sponsorships. As contracts came up for renewal at the beginning of 2018, several very high-profile PokerStars pros left the team. The first departures came one after the other with Vanessa Selbst, Felipe Ramos, and Jason Mercier announcing their intentions to move on to other things. […]

More Good News for New York Online Poker

More Good News for New York Online Poker

February 1st, 2018 Written by Jen Newell

It seems that New York is on track to make a move for online poker in 2018. It may not be a fast track, but as long as the train keeps moving, poker players can keep hope alive. The update last week brought great news in that New York State Senator John Bonacic moved his […]

Is Live Dealer Poker Simply Online Poker?

Is Live Dealer Poker Simply Online Poker?

January 30th, 2018 Written by Jen Newell

As the new year began, New Jersey’s online casinos took another step in the advancement of the game of poker. Golden Nugget Atlantic City launched a Texas Hold’em game online with a live dealer through its online casino platform. The live dealer games create a discussion about the difference between online poker and online casino […]

ElkY Leaves PokerStars with Interesting Goodbye

ElkY Leaves PokerStars with Interesting Goodbye

January 29th, 2018 Written by Jen Newell

PokerStars started the year with a mixed bag of news about its poker endeavors. Three major Team PokerStars Pros left the roster at the beginning of the year – Vanessa Selbst, Jason Mercier, and Felipe Ramos. On the other side of the coin, the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) returned to its former glory in the […]

Global Glance: Italy and Portugal Prep for Online Poker Sharing

Global Glance: Italy and Portugal Prep for Online Poker Sharing

January 27th, 2018 Written by Jen Newell

The weekly Global Glance takes a look at the online poker scene around the world. What happens with online poker beyond America’s borders can and often does impact the state of online poker in the United States. Just a week after PokerStars launched for French and Spanish players, Italy and Portugal decided to increase their […]

New York Moves Early on 2018 Online Poker

New York Moves Early on 2018 Online Poker

January 25th, 2018 Written by Jen Newell

New York State Senator John Bonacic is wasting no time when it comes to pushing his online poker bill in 2018. He has championed a bill for several years in a row, and he seems more determined than ever to help his state finally legalize online poker. Bonacic may get another passage through the Senate […]

Massachusetts Considers Online Gambling in 2018

Massachusetts Considers Online Gambling in 2018

January 25th, 2018 Written by Jen Newell

Massachusetts and its jagged road toward online gambling may prove that the internet betting market in the United States is as open and unpredictable as the lottery. After a long-awaited report was released last year, it seemed that online poker and casino games would not be on the table for several years. The commission examined […]

PartyPoker and 888 Make Statements with Pro Signings

PartyPoker and 888 Make Statements with Pro Signings

January 23rd, 2018 Written by Jen Newell

For many years, a poker sponsorship with PokerStars or Full Tilt was the pinnacle of one’s career, the great achievement that could offer new opportunities to players and the chance to be on the same team as names like Ivey and Harman, Seidel and Hansen. When Full Tilt folded, PokerStars’ team reigned supreme with Negreanu […]

Illinois Online Gambling Unpredictable for 2018

Illinois Online Gambling Unpredictable for 2018

January 22nd, 2018 Written by Jen Newell

The state of Illinois took a more serious look at online gambling in 2017 than in years past. There were moments of surprise when the subject became a part of serious discussions, but it ultimately stalled without much progress. Now that a new year has begun, what is the status? It is unequivocally a maybe. […]

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