Poker News - Laws, Regulation & Legislation

New Jersey Online Gaming Celebrates Five Years

Tuesday, 20th November 2018

This week is special for New Jersey. Its internet gaming industry celebrates five years of operation on November 21, the day in 2013 that a group of online poker and casino sites launched for the first time in New Jersey. The November 21 date was the soft launch, a testing

Could Michigan Legalize Online Poker Yet This Year?

Monday, 19th November 2018

Michigan State Representative Brandt Iden is nothing if not optimistic. It seems to work for him, at least it did in the recent mid-term elections when he won a third term, defeating tough opponent Alberta Griffin to represent the 61st District. The race was tight, but Iden emerged the victor.

PokerStars Launches Stars Rewards for New Jersey Players

Sunday, 18th November 2018

There is no doubt that the new US online poker market is difficult for operators to navigate, as every game and offering must be cleared through regulators. Many markets have hoops through which operators must jump, too, but there’s something special about states like New Jersey. However, after much ado

Poker Takes Back Seat to Sports Betting for The Stars Group

Sunday, 18th November 2018

It has been no secret that The Stars Group has desired a higher profile in the online casino and sports betting world. The company knows that those verticals are the key to a larger customer base and more profits, despite the company having been built primarily on the PokerStars brand.

Online Poker Revenue Remains Low in New Jersey

Friday, 16th November 2018

When the September revenue numbers for New Jersey’s online poker market were released last month, it showed that peer-to-peer games (internet poker) hit the lowest point in the industry’s five-year history. The numbers had been decreasing over the past several years, but the new low was concerning even for the

PokerStars Charges Fraud as Vayo Drops Online Poker Lawsuit

Thursday, 15th November 2018

A bluff gone wrong can cost a poker player a sizeable pot, but the player’s reputation isn’t usually on the line when a bluff fails. In the case of Gordon Vayo, however, he put his character into the pot, along with his career in poker, when he sued PokerStars this

Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma Launches Online Poker Site

Thursday, 15th November 2018

The process has taken years. The Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma has been trying to create and launch its online poker site since 2015, but its share of troubles spanned court battles, license applications, software issues, and a partnership with Monster. There have also been countless launch dates set, only to

WPTDeepStacks Readies 2019 Season with Diverse Schedule

Wednesday, 14th November 2018

The journey for WPTDeepStacks started a decade ago with founder Chris Torina launching a poker instruction program called DeepStacks University. That evolved into a sort of grassroots poker tour that offered lower buy-ins than bigger tours like the World Poker Tour, as well as locations that catered to players not

MGM and Caesars Eye Merger, Online Poker May Benefit

Tuesday, 13th November 2018

Only three months after MGM Resorts announced partnerships with GVC Holdings and Boyd Gaming, MGM appears to be considering a merger with Caesars Entertainment. The massive combination of gaming forces would consolidate many of America’s top gaming companies and create an immense conglomerate with the potential to become one of

PokerStars VR Available for Download

Sunday, 11th November 2018

It seems as if PokerStars is always developing new games, new poker variants, fresh ways to bring players into the game and challenge those already in it. The developers and members of the poker innovation team should be well compensated for their significant contributions of time and effort into expanding