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Run It Once Poker to Officially Launch February 6

Wednesday, 06th February 2019

Phil Galfond has had big plans for his own online poker site for years. He has been building the site from scratch, partnering with and hiring people who respected his vision and worked closely with him to create the type of online poker that he wanted to see available for

Lesniak Urges New Jersey to Challenge DOJ Wire Act Decision

Monday, 04th February 2019

Raymond Lesniak has long been involved in politics in his home state of New Jersey. He began serving in the state’s General Assembly in 1978 and switched to the New Jersey Senate in 1983, where he served through 2017. Lesniak was the most outspoken advocate of legalizing online poker and

Bryn Kenney Claims Aussie Millions Main Event Victory

Monday, 04th February 2019

When the Aussie Millions began in January 2019, there was an entire schedule of tournaments on tap to run from January 15 to February 4. Players had the opportunity to begin with events like the $1,150 NLHE event with a $1 million guarantee, a $2,500 HORSE, a $1,150 NLHE Shot

Kempe and Lewis Star in 2019 Aussie Millions High Rollers

Saturday, 02nd February 2019

The Aussie Millions is a staple in the live poker tournament scene every year. The Crown Melbourne has been the host of the globally respected series since 2003. Players fly in from around the world to play everything from low buy-in events to the $100K Challenge. Some high-stakes players, however,

Galfond Talks Rake and Rewards for Run It Once Poker

Saturday, 02nd February 2019

Players have been anxiously awaiting the launch of Run It Once, the new online poker site from Phil Galfond, for years. In 2018, the launch seemed closer than ever as Galfond launched a sample site and wrote blog posts throughout the year to give the poker community insight into the

WPT Kicks Off 2019 with Big Events on Both Coasts

Friday, 01st February 2019

The World Poker Tour may have started a new year in January, but it was still in the middle of its Season XVII, which began in 2018 and continues through the beginning of June 2019. Two big tournaments were on the schedule to kick off the second half of the

Another Round of Events Added to WSOP 2019 Schedule

Friday, 01st February 2019

It’s almost complete! With more tournaments added to the lineup of the 50th Anniversary World Series of Poker, the schedule seems to be nearly finished and final. Announcements about the 2019 summer series began in December 2018 and have continued throughout the first month of 2019. The most recent press

PokerStars Reduces Time to Act and Bans Seating Scripts

Thursday, 31st January 2019

In ongoing efforts to bring more new players to the online poker tables and improve the overall experience for all players, PokerStars has been making changes over the past several years. Not all of them have been popular with the regulars and pros, but all have been focused on the

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Study Bill Could Delay New York Online Poker for Years

Wednesday, 30th January 2019

The roller coaster for New York online poker supporters is already beginning for 2019. A positive start with a new bill by a new sponsor provided hope that online poker had a fighting chance in 2019. State Senator Joe Addabbo took up the baton where now-retired John Bonacic left it

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PokerStars Sunday Million Grows, Anticipates Anniversary

Tuesday, 29th January 2019

Everyone likes a bargain. It’s natural to seek price breaks whenever possible. But there are certain things that rarely, if ever, go on sale. The price point of a tournament makes it what it is. The WSOP Main Event costs $10K to play. The PSPC had a $25K buy-in. And