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Poker World Loses Paul Magriel

Poker World Loses Paul Magriel

March 6th, 2018 Written by Jennifer Newell

The poker world was informed today of the loss of one of its most memorable players, Paul “X-22” Magriel. He died this week at the age of 71. Most in the poker world learned of Magriel’s death from his longtime friend Erik Seidel and several others who tweeted the news or spread the word among […]

PPA Survey Says Yes to Sportsbetting

PPA Survey Says Yes to Sportsbetting

March 5th, 2018 Written by Jennifer Newell

After more than a decade of representing online poker in America, the Poker Players Alliance is at a crossroads. The advocacy group needs a fairly sizeable amount of money in donations before the end of this month to keep functioning, and with the ability to raise those funds in question, it is considering other options. […]

Global Glance: Italy Advances, EU Denies Hungary

Global Glance: Italy Advances, EU Denies Hungary

March 4th, 2018 Written by Jennifer Newell

The weekly Global Glance takes a look at the online poker scene around the world. What happens with online poker and gambling beyond America’s borders can and often does impact the state of online poker in the United States. Another week brought more news about the European online poker liquidity project, as Italy finally showed […]

Connecticut Could Be an Online Poker Contender

Connecticut Could Be an Online Poker Contender

March 3rd, 2018 Written by Jennifer Newell

Connecticut was not one of the states voted most likely to legalize and regulate online poker in 2018, but that may be changing. Legislators have called for proposals to study the impact of gaming on Connecticut and the potential viability of expanding gambling to include things like sports betting. And the entirety of the state’s […]

US Online Poker Dismisses Sponsorships

US Online Poker Dismisses Sponsorships

March 2nd, 2018 Written by Jennifer Newell

Sponsorships have been a significant part of the online poker scene since 2003 when Chris Moneymaker won the World Series of Poker Main Event. PokerStars realized the marketing power of Moneymaker and his story – not to mention his name – and other sites followed that lead. Within a few short years, nearly every poker […]

Winamax Sets New Sponsorship Standards

Winamax Sets New Sponsorship Standards

February 28th, 2018 Written by Jennifer Newell

Winamax has blazed a new trail in the world of online poker since it was founded in 1999. It has been a market leader in France for many years, and its roster of sponsored players has always served a specific purpose. The pros have been an effective marketing tool in many cases. In the past […]

JaoPoker Disappears, Players Left Helpless

JaoPoker Disappears, Players Left Helpless

February 26th, 2018 Written by Jennifer Newell

Online poker sites of all sizes come and go, but without regulation and proper licensing, those poker operators are accountable to no one. Another site has now come and gone. In a matter of just a few years, JaoPoker came and left, giving players without many online poker options a new opportunity to play but […]

Global Glance: Portugal Delays, Winamax Aims for Spring

Global Glance: Portugal Delays, Winamax Aims for Spring

February 25th, 2018 Written by Jennifer Newell

The weekly Global Glance takes a look at the online poker scene around the world. What happens with online poker and gambling beyond America’s borders can and often does impact the state of online poker in the United States. Over the last week, it has become apparent that Portugal is anxious to join the European […]

Nevada Awards Bad Beat Jackpot to Players

Nevada Awards Bad Beat Jackpot to Players

February 23rd, 2018 Written by Jennifer Newell

The players beat the house. The Nevada Gaming Control Board ruled for the players and against Station Casinos in the case of the unpaid bad beat jackpot. On a technicality, Red Rock Casino ordered a sizeable jackpot go unpaid, but the players took the situation to the regulatory body that oversees such decisions. It was […]

PokerStars Sets PKR Claims Deadline

PokerStars Sets PKR Claims Deadline

February 21st, 2018 Written by Jennifer Newell

When PKR closed its virtual online poker doors in May 2017, players had little recourse. Their funds seemed lost forever until PokerStars stepped up in July with an offer of assistance. All PKR customers were able to move their funds to a PokerStars account and cash out from there. Very classy! Pokerstars bailing out another […]

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