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Bot Bans Continue as PartyPoker Implements FairPlay Changes

Tuesday, 13th August 2019

There have been so many changes at PartyPoker that it can be difficult to keep up. Last time we checked in, which was at the end of June, there had been software updates and some changes toward what would be deemed the #FairPlay initiative. HUDs and bots were banned, fixed

West Virginia Online Poker on Slow Road to 2021 Launch

Monday, 12th August 2019

It has been more than four months since the West Virginia Lottery Interactive Wagering Act became law. After bipartisan support and legislative approval, the bill became law without the governor taking any action. Online poker and casino games are now are legal in the state. Where do things stand now?

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Eriquezzo Wins Second WSOP Global Championship

Sunday, 11th August 2019

The World Series of Poker hosts its WSOP Circuit tour throughout the year. Each season begins after the WSOP finishes up in Las Vegas and runs through to the start of the next summer series. And at the end of each WSOP Circuit season, there is a Global Poker Championship,

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Editorial: Poker Alliance Fails to Carry on PPA Goals

Friday, 09th August 2019

The end of June marked the one-year anniversary of the PPA changing hands and becoming the Poker Alliance. The new ownership of the organization started with hope and promises of advocacy for poker players in America but has since lost any notion that it will work for the community at

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New York Online Poker Officially Dead in 2019

Thursday, 08th August 2019

It is official. Online poker is not going to happen for New Yorkers in 2019. It was mostly decided several months ago, but there is now no doubt that the issue is dead for the year. Some lawmakers focused all of their energy on mobile sports betting, and several of

PokerStars Preps for EPT Barcelona After APPT Manila

Wednesday, 07th August 2019

In the past several years, PokerStars has focused more on its online poker offerings rather than live tours. That does not mean, however, that the tours are not a big part of the picture. PokerStars was once a master of live tournament series. The European Poker Tour (EPT) was a

Backers Sue Marchington for WSOP Winnings

Wednesday, 07th August 2019

Only a few weeks have passed since the 2019 World Series of Poker wrapped in Las Vegas. The final evening of play was July 16, and many will remember it as the night that Hossein Ensan beat Dario Sammartino to win the WSOP Main Event for $10 million. Two days

Triton Poker Million Captures Attention with Unique Event

Monday, 05th August 2019

There was a lot at stake. The Triton Million tournament was not so much a new concept but a new spin on the high-roller tournaments that have become commonplace among high-stakes poker players. And the London event wanted to make a big splash. It did. What is Triton? The Triton

MSPT Enters Second Half of Season 10

Monday, 05th August 2019

When poker players entered July 2019, many were focused on the World Series of Poker Main Event and end of the summer series, then the start of the WSOP Circuit and the World Poker Tour’s new season. Meanwhile, however, players in many parts of the United States were already in

Online Poker Community Saddened by Lyndaker Death

Sunday, 04th August 2019

Richard Lyndaker went by the screen name “nutsinho” in online poker circles. He was a well-respected player, one who spent years at the high-stakes tables winning millions of dollars. He did very well at the live tournament tables as well. This week, at the age of 33, the poker pro