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Zynga World Poker Tour Sweepstakes

Zynga Poker Partners with WPT for Sweepstakes

Thursday, 13th February 2020

Poker fans know the World Poker Tour for its poker tournaments, television shows, its ambassadors and personalities. Casual poker players and fans also know about Zynga Poker for its mobile app and free-play poker entertainment. The two are now joining forces for a giveaway that will reward daily Zynga players

Andrew Yang

Online Poker Supporter Yang Ends Presidential Bid

Thursday, 13th February 2020

The fight to legalize online poker in the United States is more than a dozen years in the making. Most poker players had given up hope that the game would be legalized on the federal level…until entrepreneur and businessman Andrew Yang ran for the American presidency. He was the first

Run It Once Poker

Downswing Prompts Pause in Galfond Challenge Action

Wednesday, 12th February 2020

Longtime poker pro and entrepreneur Phil Galfond worked for years to create a unique and player-friendly online poker site. As he prepared for its launch throughout 2018 and launched it in February 2019, Galfond’s passion for the site and its players were on full display. Many months after he officially

Poker Central sponsor Global Poker

Global Poker Becomes Official Poker Central Sponsor

Wednesday, 12th February 2020

Poker Central has been busy. About one week after announcing that they acquired the High Stakes Poker brand and library of television episodes, Poker Central issued another press release. This one pertains to Global Poker, which is now the official online poker partner for many of the company’s poker tournaments,

Connecticut online gaming on hold for casino lawsuits

Connecticut Considers Online Gaming with Sports Wagering

Tuesday, 11th February 2020

It may seem redundant, another article about Connecticut considering online gaming. And yet again, it is State Senator Catherine Osten introducing the bill to combine online gaming with online lottery ticket sales, online keno, and sports wagering. Nevertheless, she persists. The latest bill is Osten’s annual effort to upgrade the

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear and Rep. Adam Koenig

Beshear and Koenig Team Up to Push KY Gambling Bill

Tuesday, 11th February 2020

There aren’t many issues that garner bipartisan support in today’s American political environment. But there they were – a Democratic governor and Republican State Representative – holding a press conference in support of sports betting. The press conference last week brought the unlikely pair together. Newly-elected Democratic Governor Andy Beshear

Poker Central

Poker Central Acquires High Stakes Poker Brand

Monday, 10th February 2020

Poker Central is known for sponsoring a plethora of high-stakes poker tournaments, from the US Poker Open to the Super High Roller Bowl. This week, it announced that it acquired the High Stakes Poker brand and all of its assets. It makes total and complete sense. Along with the announcement,

PokerStars online poker

Fatima de Melo Leaves Team PokerStars

Sunday, 09th February 2020

The departures from Team PokerStars Pro continue into 2020. The latest person to announce the end of a long-term partnership with PokerStars is Fatima Moreira de Melo. The year began with Jason Somerville’s exit from the team. Somerville had only been with PokerStars for a few years, but his deal


WPT Ends January with Altman Almost Unstoppable

Sunday, 09th February 2020

When the second half of the World Poker Tour’s Season XVIII got underway last month, it also kicked off the part of its season that offers delayed final tables. The first half of the season, with events from the UK to Montreal, from Los Angeles to Atlantic City and Las

Poker Central

Adams Wins First Super High Roller Bowl Australia

Sunday, 09th February 2020

Poker Central took its signature tournaments Down Under last month for the first time. The crew and players headed to The Star Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia. First up was the inaugural Australian Poker Open, an offshoot of the US Poker Open and last year’s first-ever British Poker Open. The