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West Virginia Lottery

West Virginia Online Gaming Could Launch in July?

Saturday, 27th June 2020

West Virginia may be a small state relative to one like Michigan, but it looks to be the fifth state in America to launch state-regulated online poker and the fourth to offer online casino games. And it could make a huge leap forward next month. While many eyes have been

WSOP 2020 Online

GGPoker Announces Its 54 Events of 2020 WSOP Online

Friday, 26th June 2020

Nearly three weeks ago, the World Series of Poker made its decision known as to the 2020 WSOP. It was going online. Since it seemed unlikely that any kind of live tournament series would be feasible in Las Vegas this summer, they postponed the official summer series. The hope, by


Michigan Lawmakers Want Quick Start for Online Gaming

Friday, 26th June 2020

The journey to online poker and casino games in Michigan has been years in the making and remains a work in progress. After years of lawmakers like Michigan State Representative Brandt Iden pushing bills to legalize internet gaming and sports betting, those efforts became a reality late last year when

PokerStars Stadium Series

PokerStars Sets Up Unique Stadium Series for July

Thursday, 25th June 2020

The absence of live poker tournaments – on the usual major scale – called out for online poker replacements. Players would not be spending June and July in Las Vegas and then August traveling and winding down from that summer of intense poker. Online poker sites stepped up with some

Mike Postle

Postle Files to Dismiss Cordeiro Lawsuit in Nevada

Wednesday, 24th June 2020

One lawsuit against Michael Postle was recently dismissed in California, but the one in Nevada is just moving along. Numerous poker players – approximately 90 plaintiffs plus many others in the poker community – accused Postle of cheating in poker games that were livestreamed on the internet from Stones Gambling

WPT Online Poker Open in New Jersey with PartyPoker

PartyPoker US Online Open Starts Today in New Jersey

Monday, 22nd June 2020

Earlier this month, the World Poker Tour announced that it was teaming up with PartyPoker and BorgataPoker for the first-ever WPT Online Poker Open powered by PartyPoker US Network. The tournament is set to run on June 28 – next Sunday – with a $300K guarantee on the prize pool.

Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board

All Pennsylvania iGaming Up in May Except Online Poker

Saturday, 20th June 2020

Pennsylvania’s gambling industry had another tough month overall. All land-based casinos remained closed for the second full month on top of a half-month of March. While casinos have started their reopening processes in June, the operators are limited to the number of people in their establishments and even the games

Bovada - Million Dollar Online Tournament

Bovada Gears Up for Million Dollar Event in July

Friday, 19th June 2020

Online poker tournament guarantees draw players every time. The promise of a certain prize pool brings players to win a piece of that amount but also to see if there could be an overlay. Without enough players, the poker site must contribute to the prize pool to cover the overlay.

US Court of Appeals - First Circuit

US Court of Appeals Hears Wire Act Oral Arguments

Thursday, 18th June 2020

The Wire Act case took a giant leap on June 18, 2020. The United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit heard oral arguments from attorneys representing the New Hampshire Lottery Commission and NeoPollard (plaintiffs and appellees) and those standing in for US Attorney General William Barr and the

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New Nevada Lawsuit Claims Illegal Online Gambling Site Skillz Cheated Card Game Players

Wednesday, 17th June 2020

Two plaintiffs filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court in Nevada concerning an “illegal gambling racket,” an online gambling site offering real-money card games in Nevada and Texas. The name of the company is Skillz, and its owner is Andrew Paradise. Not only does this site offer real-money