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Connecticut online gaming on hold for casino lawsuits

Connecticut Wants to Address Online Gaming Again

Friday, 02nd August 2019

There is a push for online gaming in the state of Connecticut. It has happened before – even just earlier this year – but there is another bill and another effort to get it done. The proposed legislation is broader than just online poker, however. It combines a number of

WSOP Online Suffers Criticism after Successful Summer

Thursday, 01st August 2019

The World Series of Poker hosted nine online events this summer, all of which were open to poker players in New Jersey and Nevada. All of them garnered impressive participation, and they collectively awarded millions of dollars. However, problems with subsequent online poker cashouts and incorrect hand payouts have plagued

PokerStars Wraps MicroMillions and Announces WCOOP

Wednesday, 31st July 2019

The poker tournament series on PokerStars are always in play or in the planning stages. This time of the year is no different, as MicroMillions just wrapped and the first announcements for WCOOP begin. The MicroMillions was the first tournament of its kind to offer a lengthy series of online

Poker Industry Mourns Loss of Marty Wilson

Wednesday, 31st July 2019

The news spread across social media last weekend, starting in the UK and quickly eliciting sorrow from the global poker community. Marty Wilson, better known in many circles as Mad Marty, died from cancer. Some remembered his sense of humor, the fun he brought to the game of poker, while

WSOP Circuit Starts US-Based Tour Season at Choctaw

Tuesday, 30th July 2019

Just one day after the 50th Annual World Series of Poker wrapped its summer series in Las Vegas this month, the WSOP Circuit crew kicked off its 2019-2020 season. Player-favorite Choctaw Casino in Durant, Oklahoma, was the place to be July 17-29. The season is the WSOP Circuit’s 16th, and

WPT announces tournaments partnered with PartyPoker and 888poker

Teska Wins WPT Gardens Poker Festival

Monday, 29th July 2019

The World Poker Tour kicked off its 18th season of live tournaments this month with the WPT Gardens Poker Festival in Southern California. With a plethora of events already on the Season XVIII schedule through 2019 and more to be announced for the first half of 2020, the WPT got

No Movement in Michigan Online Poker Negotiations

Sunday, 28th July 2019

The year started off on a bittersweet note for those wanting regulated online poker in Michigan. Supporters, led by Michigan State Representative Brandt Iden, were frustrated and disappointed by the veto of the Lawful Internet Gaming Act. Iden and now-former State Senator Mike Kowall worked hard to pass the bill

All Charges Dropped Against Texas Poker Room Operators

Friday, 26th July 2019

There is something fishy going on with poker clubs in Texas. And it smells like an elaborate scare tactic along with some unethical behavior…on the part of people associated with the District Attorney’s office. Texas authorities raided two of the most well-known poker clubs in Houston in early May and

ACR Sets Record with Venom and Plans Another

Thursday, 25th July 2019

It was a big win for Americas Cardroom, for the Winning Poker Network, and for a Brazilian poker pro named Rafael Moraes. The tournament was called Venom and had been promoted for about six months. ACR wanted it to be the largest online poker tournament ever hosted for US players

HPT Wraps at Golden Gates with Many Stops Ahead

Wednesday, 24th July 2019

The Heartland Poker Tour has been a popular poker tour based in the United States with a focus on the middle of America – its heartland. The HPT was created in 2005 and still operates under the philosophy of “Real People, Unreal Money.” The HPT does maintain partnerships with a