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New Jersey Online Poker Revenue Up in July

Monday, 19th August 2019

For the first time in recent memory, New Jersey’s online poker revenue increased. July numbers from the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement showed a monthly and yearly increase for online poker, the part of the internet gaming sector that has had an extremely difficult time in the past two

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Poker Central Announces Jeep High Roller of the Year Award

Sunday, 18th August 2019

Major sponsorships have long been proven difficult in the world of poker, but the latest one is a big deal. Poker Central announced a partnership with Jeep, which will sponsor the High Roller of the Year leaderboard and winner. The announcement came this past week that the automotive brand will

US Department of Justice Appeals District Court Wire Act Decision

Saturday, 17th August 2019

On the last possible day to file an appeal, the United States Department of Justice did so. It appealed the June 2019 decision from the US District Court for the District of New Hampshire that ruled against the DOJ and set aside its most recent Wire Act decision. The District

PokerStars Rolls Out All-In Cash Out Function

Friday, 16th August 2019

PokerStars rarely shies away from innovations and variations from the norm. In recent years, the online poker site has developed numerous games based on traditional online poker, often leading the entire industry into uncharted territory. The latest move from PokerStars is the introduction and launch of All-In Cash Out. Essentially,


World Poker Tour Sets Asia Swing for September

Wednesday, 14th August 2019

Just weeks after the World Poker Tour kicked off its 18th season of tournaments, the WPT added a new set of events dubbed the Asia Swing. As a special trio of tournaments is now on the schedule for September. The Asia Swing will make stops in Vietnam, South Korea, and

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Bot Bans Continue as PartyPoker Implements FairPlay Changes

Tuesday, 13th August 2019

There have been so many changes at PartyPoker that it can be difficult to keep up. Last time we checked in, which was at the end of June, there had been software updates and some changes toward what would be deemed the #FairPlay initiative. HUDs and bots were banned, fixed

West Virginia Online Poker on Slow Road to 2021 Launch

Monday, 12th August 2019

It has been more than four months since the West Virginia Lottery Interactive Wagering Act became law. After bipartisan support and legislative approval, the bill became law without the governor taking any action. Online poker and casino games are now are legal in the state. Where do things stand now?

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Eriquezzo Wins Second WSOP Global Championship

Sunday, 11th August 2019

The World Series of Poker hosts its WSOP Circuit tour throughout the year. Each season begins after the WSOP finishes up in Las Vegas and runs through to the start of the next summer series. And at the end of each WSOP Circuit season, there is a Global Poker Championship,

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Editorial: Poker Alliance Fails to Carry on PPA Goals

Friday, 09th August 2019

The end of June marked the one-year anniversary of the PPA changing hands and becoming the Poker Alliance. The new ownership of the organization started with hope and promises of advocacy for poker players in America but has since lost any notion that it will work for the community at

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New York Online Poker Officially Dead in 2019

Thursday, 08th August 2019

It is official. Online poker is not going to happen for New Yorkers in 2019. It was mostly decided several months ago, but there is now no doubt that the issue is dead for the year. Some lawmakers focused all of their energy on mobile sports betting, and several of