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Europoker Finally Communicates with Players

Europoker, a former French Ongame skin, ceased operations in September but failed to provide any information to players regarding the decision and leaving them unable to access their accounts. The operator, EP Media, has finally reached out to players notifying them that court proceedings - likely bankruptcy – are in process but have been pushed back until Oc...

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MGM Resorts Pushes Online Poker in New York

MGM Resorts International has taken to social media in its campaign for legalized online poker in New York according to the New York Times. "MGM, which reported nearly $10 billion in sales and revenue last year, has no casino in New York and is not among the companies vying for one of the four casino licenses the state is preparing to grant. But MGM has made...

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Ivey Faces British High Court in Crockfords Club Case (Update)

Poker pro Phil Ivey lost the case against Genting UK’s Crockfords Club on Wednesday. Crockfords withheld GBP 7.7 million in winnings from Ivey won...

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Ongame Pulls Out of Grey Markets

Amaya Gaming Group’s Ongame Poker Network has followed in the footsteps of PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker by withdrawing from 30 grey market regions this week. Ongame skins Betsson, Poker Heaven, PAF, RedKings

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Ivey Faces British High Court in Crockfords Club Case

Phil Ivey defends his career as he faces a British High Court to recover GBP 7 million from UK casino Crockfords Club. Ivey admits to using an edge-sorting technique while playing Punto Banco but maintains that the strategy is legal. "I am highly successful in my job as a poker player and professional gambler and I would never do anything to risk my reputat...

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PokerStars Migrating UK Players to New Domain

PokerStars.fr informs UK players that their accounts will be transferred over to PokerStars UK as of October 1, 2014. All gaming services offers to the United Kingdom must be licensed in the UK per the new UK Gambling Licensing and Advertising Bill that will take effect in October 2014. Player login details will not be affected; however the auto rebuy f...

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Ultimate Gaming Exits New Jersey Market

The first online poker operator to be licensed in Nevada, Ultimate Gaming, will be withdrawing from the New Jersey market. Ultimate Gaming partnered with Trump Taj Mahal Casino and claims that the casino, owned by Trump Entertainment Resorts, has not paid them in for two months owing $1.5 million. “We wish things would have turned out differently for us,”...

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PokerStars Added to Hungarian Blacklist

Hungary's Gaming Supervision Department has taken action in including a number of PokerStars domains to its blacklist this week but has not included Amaya Gaming Group’s Full Tilt Casino at this point. Additional sites added to the Hungarian blacklist include allsport365.com, PokerStars and partypoker.com. This year’s amendmen...

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Men Charged in Korean Hacking Program Case

Korean authorities have stated that three men who attempted to buy hacking programs were charged this week. The men planned to sell the "Hacking Two" software, which is used to show the cards of players and further compromising data. The remote-controlled surveillance program is the alleged culprit in cyber attacks against Korean companies and government...

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Underground Poker to Air on Discovery Channel

A poker program called Underground Poker is to air on the Discovery channel on September 11th featuring pros Antonio Esfandiari and Phil Laak. This program will be the first in a series of gambling-themed shows in the All-in All-Night series. Watch as the two players make their way through New Orleans in search of underground poker games. New Orleans was se...

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Mansion Poker Pulling Out of UK Market

Mansion Poker will no longer be available to UK players as of September 15, 2014 as a result of the online gambling legislation going into effect. Players were sent the following notice: "Due to changing regulations regarding online gaming in the United Kingdom, we must inform you...

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Full Tilt Poker Claims No Longer Being Accepted

The ongoing payment saga with Full Tilt Poker has come to a close. Players and affiliates had a deadline of September 3, 2014 to submit their requests for outstanding payments to The Garden City Group, the company appointed by the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York. All requests will be reviewed and are no longer being accepted via th...

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UK Gambling Commission Suspends PokerCent License

The UK Gambling Commission has suspended Silverline Interactiv Technologies' (trading as PokerCent) license pending a review launched under section 116 of the 2005 UK Gambling Act. The PokerCent website indicates that suspension is due to a gaming certification. PokerCent plans to be back up and running by October 1, 2014.

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888 Pursues US Inter-State Poker

After revealing its plans to pursue a shared player pool with Nevada online poker operators, 888 Holdings announces its plans for inter-state gambling as well. The company has plans to lead a shared market between Delaware and Nevada...

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Newsweek Online Poker Article Attracts Industry Attention

An article was recently published in Newsweek entitled “How Washington Opened the Floodgates to Online Poker, Dealing Parents a Bad Hand” has stirred up quite a response and reactions to it have readers noting the inaccuracies and biased opinion of the author, Leah McGrath Goodman...

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Poker Players Alliance Exec Says Federal Regulation is Unlikely

John Pappas, executive director of the Poker Players Alliance, wrote for Yogonet revealing his thoughts that federal legalization of online poker in America is probably not in the cards and state legislation is the answer. “Fractured by ongoing partisanship and the typical stagnation of an election year, the United States Congresstoday can be best defined by i...

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California PokerStars Alliance Releases Statement Regarding Online Poker

PokerStars, the Morongo Tribe and the LA Card Rooms are not discouraged by the decision of California politicians Lou Correa and Reggie Jones-Sawyer to pull their intrastate online poker legalization bills at committee stage. In a statement, Morongo tribal chairman Robert Martin, said, “We have been working on this issue for five years now and while we were o...

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PokerStars Launches in Bulgarian Market

After being approved for Bulgarian licensing in February, PokerStars has finally launched in the market with PokerStars 7 software available in the beta testing phase. Rational Group communications chief Eric Hollreiser, said, “PokerStars strives to be first-in-market when online poker licenses are made available and we’re proud to be the first locally license...

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Everleaf Poker Payouts to be the Focus at ICE 2015

The Malta regulator Lotteries and Gaming Authority has failed to maintain segregation between player funds and operational costs and player activists will ensure that the issue is at the top of the list at the International Casino Expo next year. Players have taken the issues with the LGA’s lack of action regarding the Everleaf Poker situation and its effects...

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Not Enough Time to Vote on California Online Poker Bill

Sen. Lou Correa pulled his online poker bill due to a lack of time to work out the details involving cardrooms and tribal interests postponing the issue of legalized online poker in California for the fifth year. According to the LA Times, Correa said that there was not enough time to implement changes with the legislative season ending August 31st. “Inter...

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