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Gambling World Awaits Supreme Court Decision

Gambling World Awaits Supreme Court Decision

December 23rd, 2017 Written by Jen Newell

Gamblers across America anxiously await a decision from the highest court in the land. The United States Supreme Court may not render a decision until the spring of 2018, but New Jersey made its case earlier this month to the nine justices in the hopes of winning the right to legalize and offer sports betting. […]

PokerStars Pre-Black Friday Actions in Paradise Papers (Part 2)

PokerStars Pre-Black Friday Actions in Paradise Papers (Part 2)

December 21st, 2017 Written by Jen Newell

Yesterday, in the first part of this look at PokerStars’ appearances in the Paradise Papers, the focus was on the company’s ties to PokerNews. Only in the latter part of 2017 did PokerNews admit to a majority ownership by Stars Group, parent company of PokerStars. However, the transfer of ownership happened over the course of […]

PokerStars Featured in Paradise Papers (Part 1)

PokerStars Featured in Paradise Papers (Part 1)

December 21st, 2017 Written by Jen Newell

Most poker players, enthusiasts and fans had no idea that PokerStars was mentioned in the Paradise Papers. The revelations about PokerStars were quite stunning when they first emerged in early November. But between now and then, few poker media outlets have touched the topic at all, much less the information about communications between PokerStars and […]

Michigan Sets Online Gaming Bill for Success

Michigan Sets Online Gaming Bill for Success

December 18th, 2017 Written by Jen Newell

Online poker advocates have hopes set on New York as the next state to legalize the internet games, but they would be remiss to ignore the serious steps taken in Michigan in 2017. The results of the most recent committee hearing are yet another part of consistent forward movement to push for the legalization and […]

Rhode Island May Consider Online Gambling

Rhode Island May Consider Online Gambling

December 17th, 2017 Written by Jen Newell

United States online gambling analysts may have to change their predictions for states likely to consider new legislation in 2018. Rhode Island expressed interest in online gambling this week, and though the reference was probably pertaining to online sports betting, the broader mention could be a sign that the little New England state is considering […]

New Jersey Online Gaming Up, Poker Down Again

New Jersey Online Gaming Up, Poker Down Again

December 16th, 2017 Written by Jen Newell

There are two stories that come from the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement each month. One is the continuing growth and records set for online gambling as a whole, as the industry proves its worth every single month. The other story is the one of online poker and its continued revenue downswing, with the […]

Growth of WSOP Online Bracelet Events

Growth of WSOP Online Bracelet Events

December 14th, 2017 Written by Jen Newell

This week’s release of the 2018 World Series of Poker tournament schedule revealed four online poker events included, all one-day events played online and prepared to award gold WSOP bracelets to the winners. Only three online poker events were offered in 2017, the same number as the previous year. But as the WSOP’s site has […]

WSOP to Offer Four Online Events in 2018

WSOP to Offer Four Online Events in 2018

December 13th, 2017 Written by Jen Newell

The World Series of Poker announced its final 2018 daily schedule on December 12. The release of the information before the end of they year is unprecedented, as are some of the revelations within the press release that accompanied the schedule. While there are several additions and changes to the WSOP for 2018, the online […]

Adelson Wants Financial Power and Results

Adelson Wants Financial Power and Results

December 12th, 2017 Written by Jen Newell

Casino magnate and multi-billionaire Sheldon Adelson fights with money. And he uses money to fight for the right to keep doing it. He has become very skilled at accomplishing his goals with money. With that said, Adelson also doesn’t take loss well. His recent defeat in Pennsylvania, which came in the form of the legalization […]

Money Laundered by Ray Bitar Discovered

Money Laundered by Ray Bitar Discovered

December 9th, 2017 Written by Jen Newell

Six and a half years after Black Friday, Ray Bitar reappeared in the news this week. The title of the BBC article reporting the incident started with “Full Tilt Poker scam,” and the report went on to describe £9.5 million that was laundered by Bitar through the island of Guernsey and then returned to the […]

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