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Multi-Table Tournaments Launch at Party Poker

Multi-table tournaments (MTT) have gone live on Party Poker.com and NJ Party Poker.com websites in addition to mobile apps for NJ iOS and Android users. Players may now take advantage of Party Poker’s 24/7 multi-...

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PokerStars Supports California Online Poker Bill

PokerStars and local tribes have embraced the re-introduction of Assemblyman Reggie Jones-Sawyer's AB167 Internet Consumer Protection Act of 2015 for the licensing and regulation of online poker in California. The support comes from PokerStar...

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Microgaming Releases BabelFish for Poker Software

Microgaming has released its new product, BabelFish, for poker software. The Babelfish API allows software developers to customize their poker software to support any language and join the MPN’s cash games and tournaments for real and fun play. “Babelfish is definitely a game changer for poker,” said Alex Scott, Head of Poker at Microgaming. “It allows op...

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Wisconsin Poker Players Fight for Legalization

Poker players in the state of Wisconsin are seeking the help of Professor Robert C. Hannum, a Professor of Risk Analysis and Gaming at the University of Denver and an expert member of the Gaming Studies Research Center, University of Nevada Las Vegas, to deem poker a game of skill....

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New Jersey Full Tilt Pop-Up Was an Error

The accidental release of a pop-up advertising new real-money mobile gambling services to New Jersey Full Tilt players has been explained. Amaya Gaming, further supported Eric Hollreiser's previous statement claiming that the ad was an error, adding: "We have been developing a real money mobile poker app that has been submitted to the New Jersey Division...

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New California Poker Bill Introduced

California Assemblyman Reggie Jones-Sawyer has presented a new online poker bill, AB 167, to the Californian House. Assemblyman Jones-Sawyer announced the launch of AB 167 Internet Poker Consumer Protection Act of 2015 during a press release on Thursday. “The reintroduction of this legislation comes on the heels of a very thoughtful and collaborative disc...

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The Hendon Mob Database to File Case Against Polish Government

Global Poker Index, the owners of The Hendon Mob database, is taking action against the Polish government for going using a bot in search of information, a violation of the site’s terms and conditions. The case will be aimed at Poland’s Ministry of Finance according to GPI chief exec Alexandre Dreyfus. Dreyfus revealed that GPI had been monitoring Polish...

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Aussie Millions Gets Good Start

The opening of the Aussie Millions Poker Championship got off to a good start with a field of 1,211 participants in the A$1,150 buy-in event, which resulted in a $215,000 win for Australian player Vic Spadavecchia. The competition began with four starting days where 108 players were eliminated. Eventually Spadavecchia, Derek Wolters, Amer Akkari, Andrew Hinri...

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Online Poker on the Decline in Italy

The Italian online poker market has been on the decline and the latest stats from Agimeg indicate that this ring-fenced market continues to struggle. Operators had high hopes of increasing activity but instead, Italy’s cash game market declined further generating revenues of Euro 8.5 million compared to revenue in December 2013 at Euro 14.8 million. PokerS...

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PokerStars $1M Spin & Go Creates 3 Millionaires

PokerStars.eu turned two players into millionaires over the weekend with its $1 million Spin & Go top prize multiplier. ‘Tornádo111’, of the Czech Republic, took the top spot against ‘RusGreen’ and ‘newann’ and a $1 million payout on Saturday. The two runners-up won $100,000 each. Sunday saw Canadian player, ‘anushan_2323’ take down ‘ChipsMongot’ and ‘juk...

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Noah Schwartz Wins WPT Florida Super High Roller

Poker pro Noah Schwartz won $585,000 in the Florida edition of the World Poker Tour. There were just six players willing to wager the $100,000 buy-in in the...

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WSOP.com Shoots to Top NJ Online Poker List

Nearly one week after combining its player pool with 888Poker, WSOP.com has shot up to the top of the New Jersey operator list. The site reportedly surpassed Borgata-PartyPoker, who has led the market almost since day one of legalization in November 2013. The partnership now occupies the third spot on the leaderboard. The changes will definitely effect th...

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PokerStars 2015 Latin American Poker Tour Schedule Released

The schedule for the PokerStars 2015 Latin American Poker Tour has been released and includes two new stops, game formats and a higher Main Event buy-in. PokerStars’ head of live operations, David Carrion, revealed that this year will feature several new innovations. The LAPT main event buy-in will go up to $2,500; however keeping the unlimited re-entry f...

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Ilkin Garibli Wins PCA High Roller Event

Ilkin Garibli entered the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Festival’s High Roller event and came in first place with a $1,105,040 paycheck, a Euro 12,890 SLYDE Steel and Rose Gold watch and his first PCA title. Garibli faced off with American Joe Kuether in a two hour heads up were the two agreed to a two-way split. In total, the PCA High Roller event drew...

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Kevin Schultz Wins PCA 2015 Main Event

Of a field of 816, Peruvian Diego Ventura and American export to Mexico Kevin Schultz were the last two men standing in the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) festival. Schultz finished in first place with $1,491,580 and a snazzy new watch. "I felt good at the table. I had some pretty good reads on everybody, but you never know what's going to happen,”...

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Another Bill Introduced for Legalized Intrastate Online Poker in Mississippi

Mississippi state Representative Bobby Moak has introduced his fourth consecutive bill for the legalization of intrastate online poker. The Mississippi Lawful Internet Gaming Act Of 2015 has been renamed and brought back this week. His previous failures resulted in the creation of a task force commissioned to study online gambling and provide feedback to t...

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Online Satellite Tournament Winner at Juicy Stakes to be Sent to Caribbean

One lucky online satellite tournament winner will move on to the next level, which is set to take place on the beautiful island of St Maarten, thanks to Juicy Stakes Poker. The player will be given the chance to compete in a live $200,000 GTD poker tournament....

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Andrew West Temporarily Fills Role of Poker Chief at Unibet

Unibet's poker chief Martin Stalros resigned and joined the Relax Gaming team leaving Andrew West in the role until a permanent replacement is found. West will be considered for the position as head of poker but has stepped in with previous experience...

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Russian Player Wins PokerStars $1 million Spin & Go Competition

According to PokerStars, a Russian player won the inaugural $1 million Spin & Go competition within 13 minutes and 26 seconds and a $5 stake The player, known as 'sss66666', won the turbo-tournament with 'geldduvel' from Belgium and 'Nonko999' from Bulgaria came in second and third respectively taking $100,000 each. The $5 buy-in, $1 Million Spin & Go pro...

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PartyPoker and Borgata Work on Site Crashes

PartyPoker and Borgata have taken to online forums to update New Jersey players on the steps being taken to address recent system crashes. The MFC (Microsoft Foundation Class) errors seem to occur when an action is taken within the Microsoft Foundation Class library that is not anticipated by the software. According to the Online Poker Update publication,...

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