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Global Glance: Kindred Wins, 888 Eyes Malta

Global Glance: Kindred Wins, 888 Eyes Malta

April 1st, 2018 Written by Jennifer Newell

The weekly Global Glance looks at the online poker scene around the world. What happens with online poker and gambling beyond America’s borders can and often does impact the state of online poker in the United States. There was nothing new this past week from the European countries working toward online poker liquidity, but there […]

Pennsylvania Reveals Online Gaming Regulation Details

Pennsylvania Reveals Online Gaming Regulation Details

March 30th, 2018 Written by Jennifer Newell

After years of trying to pass a bill, then months of waiting for the new law to take effect, the process is finally picking up speed. Just a few weeks ago, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) announced the licensing application timeline. And now, more regulations provide a better idea of what the online poker […]

US Supreme Court Sports Betting Decision Due Soon

US Supreme Court Sports Betting Decision Due Soon

March 29th, 2018 Written by Jennifer Newell

It is not often that an American court’s decision changes the entire gambling world. But such is the nature of the United States Supreme Court and the potential of a case that was presented to it. Any day, the decision of the nine justices will be announced in Christie v. NCAA, and a ruling for […]

Michigan Lawmakers Draft New Online Gaming Bill

Michigan Lawmakers Draft New Online Gaming Bill

March 29th, 2018 Written by Jennifer Newell

As Michigan lawmakers claimed their dedication to passing an online gaming bill in 2017, there was no doubt that they were serious. But complications in discussions with all parties involved, especially bridging the gap between commercial and tribal casino issues, was a huge obstacle. Other states (looking at you, California) have never been able to […]

DOJ Approves Third Round of AP-UB Payments

DOJ Approves Third Round of AP-UB Payments

March 28th, 2018 Written by Jennifer Newell

Former players on UltimateBet and/or Absolute Poker who have yet to receive a payment from Garden City Group may be in luck. The claims administrator announced this month that a third round of payments is being distributed to those who filed petitions after the September 2017 deadline. It is unclear if this is the last […]

Only Days Remain in PPA Fundraising Campaign

Only Days Remain in PPA Fundraising Campaign

March 26th, 2018 Written by Jennifer Newell

The fate of the Poker Players Alliance is nearly sealed. With only days left in its campaign to raise $25,000, nearly four-fifths of that amount is needed to complete the goal and give the organization the funds needed to continue working for the poker community in the United States. Unless a major contributor steps in […]

PokerStars Updates MTT Pricing, Offers Sunday Million Special

PokerStars Updates MTT Pricing, Offers Sunday Million Special

March 26th, 2018 Written by Jennifer Newell

Many players have a love/hate relationship with PokerStars. When a change is announced for players, whether it pertains to promotions or rake, bonuses or loyalty points, there will undoubtedly be some controversy. PokerStars does often consult with players in making decisions about issues that affect large numbers of players, but business decisions sometimes override other […]

Global Glance: PokerStars to India, 888 May Leave Germany

Global Glance: PokerStars to India, 888 May Leave Germany

March 24th, 2018 Written by Jennifer Newell

The weekly Global Glance looks at the online poker scene around the world. What happens with online poker and gambling beyond America’s borders can and often does impact the state of online poker in the United States. There was quite a bit of online poker news from around the world this week, starting with the […]

AGA Grows with PartyPoker and PokerStars Parents

AGA Grows with PartyPoker and PokerStars Parents

March 23rd, 2018 Written by Jennifer Newell

The American Gaming Association may be prepared to soften its stance on internet gaming. The United States lobbying organization announced the addition of six new board-level members this month, three of them active in online gambling and sports betting around the world. At first glance, it may seem that the welcoming of GVC Holdings, Paddy […]

New York Online Poker Fate Lies with Assembly

New York Online Poker Fate Lies with Assembly

March 22nd, 2018 Written by Jennifer Newell

The last few years of progress for online poker in New York shows a very consistent pattern. State Senator John Bonacic has been championing bills each year and successfully pushing them through committees, to the Senate floor, and through the Senate by a fairly wide margin. The majority of the New York Senate is ready […]

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