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Global Glance: French-Spanish Poker Goes Live

Global Glance: French-Spanish Poker Goes Live

January 20th, 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. This week, we follow up on two stories from the last edition, one pertaining to shared online poker […]

Delaware Wraps Another Down Year for Online Poker

Delaware Wraps Another Down Year for Online Poker

January 18th, 2018 Written by Jen Newell

Delaware is a small online poker market, especially in comparison to New Jersey. While there are no numbers available for Nevada, it is a safe assumption that Nevada pulls more revenue from online poker than Delaware by way of population and gambling reputation alone. The final numbers for Delaware’s online gambling market in 2017 includes […]

New Jersey Stands Up to Fight RAWA

New Jersey Stands Up to Fight RAWA

January 18th, 2018 Written by Jen Newell

Members of Congress were active at the end of 2017 with their efforts to ban online gambling in the United States. Said efforts are generally referred to as RAWA, which stands for the Restoration of America’s Wire Act, because all movements to stop online gambling seem to stem from the same source as those RAWA […]

West Virginia Starts Online Gambling Pursuit Early

West Virginia Starts Online Gambling Pursuit Early

January 17th, 2018 Written by Jen Newell

One member of the West Virginia legislature is determined to legalize online poker and casino games. State Delegate Shaun Fluharty was the champion of a bill last year that failed to gain momentum among his fellow lawmakers, and he’s ready to try again. Inspired by Pennsylvania’s hard-fought success in late 2017, Fluharty announced at the […]

Final 2017 New Jersey Numbers Show iGaming Up, Poker Down

Final 2017 New Jersey Numbers Show iGaming Up, Poker Down

January 16th, 2018 Written by Jen Newell

The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement released the final revenue numbers for December 2017, completing a year of positive overall news for online gambling in America. Internet gaming has now completed four full years through 2017 – sites launched very late in 2013. The industry has shown tremendous growth each year for all of […]

Global Glance: Italy Opens and Swiss Youth Move

Global Glance: Italy Opens and Swiss Youth Move

January 13th, 2018 Written by Jen Newell

The weekly Global Glance take 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. This week, Italy stepped up to maintain its place in the upcoming European online poker liquidity launch, and […]

Three High-Profile Pros End PokerStars Deals

Three High-Profile Pros End PokerStars Deals

January 11th, 2018 Written by Jen Newell

For the better part of a dozen years, the PokerStars Team Pro has been one of the most coveted sponsorships in all of poker. A spot on the team was rarely given lightly, and players had to do something special to deserve it (win a WSOP Main Event, start a poker boom, or show extra […]

SEC Grants YouStake Request to End Investigation

SEC Grants YouStake Request to End Investigation

January 10th, 2018 Written by Jen Newell

The YouStake matter is finally settled. While it didn’t affect a large part of the poker community, it was an inconvenience for some players who used YouStake to fund their poker play. As of December 2017, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) dropped its investigation of YouStake, the crowdfunding website established to help […]

Online Poker Turns 20 with Bright Future Ahead

Online Poker Turns 20 with Bright Future Ahead

January 9th, 2018 Written by Jen Newell

When a birthday falls on a holiday, the celebrations can get jumbled. We admit that we got caught up in celebrating 2018 and forgot all about online poker’s birthday. We feel terrible about that. Happy Belated Birthday, Online Poker! On January 1, online poker turned 20 years old. It may not be legal for drinking […]

Another RAWA Plea Sent to US Department of Justice

Another RAWA Plea Sent to US Department of Justice

January 8th, 2018 Written by Jen Newell

It happened again. Several members of Congress collectively penned a letter to the US Department of Justice to ask that the 2011 Wire Act decision be overturned. This move would effectively prohibit states from offering online poker and casino games while giving Congress a chance to ban online gaming. This action was just discovered by […]

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