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Chinese Company Secures Exclusive Rights to WPT Trademark Digital Entertainment subsidiary WPT Enterprises has struck a deal Chinese gaming company, Ourgame International Holdings Limited, for exclusive rights to the WPT brand across several Asian countries. As a result of the agreement, Ourgame has exclusive rights to use the World Poker Tour (WPT) logo and trademark in Bhutan, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong,...

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New Study Allows Americans to Speak on Government Regulation of Poker

American online poker players have the opportunity to express their thoughts on government regulation via a University of Las Vegas study run by Professor Bradley S. Wimmer of the university's Lee Business School. In order to participate, US citizens must be at least 21 years old and complete an online questionnaire. The university invites you to take par...

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Equity Poker Reports DDoS Attacks

The most recent poker network to report Distributed Denial of Service attacks is Equity Poker joining Merge and Winning Poker networks. The network released a statement saying, "DDOS attacks at EPN have occurred intermittently across the past six weeks, causing some short-term disru...

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Server Attack on Americas Cardroom Results in Postponing of Tournament

After several reports of Distributed Denial of Service attacks directed toward online gambling sites, Americas Cardroom postponed the Winning Millions Tournament due to an attack on its servers. The tournament was taken down Sunday after several interruptions and will now take place on February 22, 2015. Americas Cardroom made a statement regarding the canc...

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Poker Cheating Scandal Revolves Around Danish Poker Pro?

There was quite a bit of speculation over the weekend regarding who may have been involved in allegations of professional high stakes cheating with the use of Trojans placed on computers of opponents. Danish media reported that the Danish police economic crime unit was involved in the investigation of charges brought about by several online nosebleed players w...

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PokerStars Publishes New Responsible Gambling Code

After deciding to offer players sports betting facilities and/or casino games, PokerStars has released its new responsible gambling code. Responsible gaming manager, Jeanne David, published the new code in a blog. "PokerStars has a long and proud history of integrating responsible gaming features into its software. The casino and sports betting offerings...

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Costa Rican Minister Outraged with a Ben Affleck Movie

A Ben Affleck movie called Runner Runner has deeply offended the Costa Rican government minister, who only recently became aware of its storyline. A Hollywood adventure based on the internet gambling industry, the storyline of the movie fallows a student poker player who travels to Costa Rica to confront an online gambling tycoon who he believes has swindled him....

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Betfair’s New Jersey Online Poker Site Shuts Down

After the exit of Ultimate Gaming from the New Jersey online poker market, it seems that Betfair followed in their footsteps as the site was shut down as of December 1, 2014. Reportedly, the closure of Betfair’s online poker room was the result of poor performance with figures such as $0 in poker rake during October 2014, $1 in September 2014, and $50 over th...

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Yahoo Poker to Shut Down

Yahoo has announced that it will no longer deliver poker games to players via Yahoo Poker effective December 31, 2014. The company will also shut down its Yahoo Pool and Yahoo Bingo services at the end of this year. Security issues reportedly played a part in the decision with the company indicating a need for improvement among its pages described as "inc...

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Merge Network Breaches Player Privacy?

Merge Network experienced technical difficulties during a tournament last week and players are saying that privacy was breached when some were automatically logged into other player gaming sessions. The initial concern was for the money in the accounts but it has turned to account mix up and violations of privacy. Players have taken to forums making posts...

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WPT Partners with PMU

The final World Poker Tour live tournament of the year will be at the Cercle Clichy Montmarte in partnership with French gambling giant PMU beginning November 29th and running through December 8th. The WPT National Paris will feature many competitions ending in a Euro 1,200 buy-in main event. Events to watch out for include the Euro 180 WPTN Warm U...

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New Poker Site Struggles to Raise Funds

Even with the support of poker pro such as Johnny Chan, Huck Seed, Jennifer Harman, Ted Forrest, Todd Brunson and Vladimir Shchemelev, a new online poker site struggles to obtain funding and may need to look into other sources of capital. Breakout Gami...

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NYX Gaming Group Acquires Ongame Network

NYX Gaming Group Limited (NYX) has announced its acquisition of Ongame Network Limited, a B2B poker network based in Gibraltar, from Amaya Gaming Group Inc. NYX Gaming Group currently provides bingo, casin...

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Ultimate Gaming Closing its Nevada Online Operation

Nevada based Ultimate Gaming offered a free version of Windows 7 and VMFusion virtualization software when it launched 19 months ago but the company is going under. "As has been the case in other jurisdictions, online poker revenues in Nevada have fallen far short of original projections,” Tom Breitling, chairman of Ultimate Gaming, said. "Moreover, the state-...

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Former Bodog Exec to Enter Californian Online Poker Market

Jonas Odman, former Bodog and Ongame online poker executive, intends to move forward with entry into the future legalized Californian online poker market with Brown Marlin Gaming Technologies. Brown Marlin reportedly will expand Odman's anonymous table idea meant to protect recreational players from predatory grinders. "The new Brown Marlin poker software p...

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Phil Ivey Closes His Coaching and Social Website

After losing his case against a major UK land casino due to his edge-sorting ways, Phil Ivey now has to close his Phil Ivey coaching and social website after just one year. The closure is believed to be the result of a lack of business support from the players. Ivey is now interested in a marketing deal with the Californian Palatribe which also...

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Changes in the EU Online Gambling Regulations Strongly Affect Poker Market

European poker market is getting tougher- is what we can conclude from an interview conducted by Pokerfuse. This poker information site’s last week’s interview with 888 chief executive officer Brian Mattingley was worrisome yet optimistic. Mr. Mattingley shared his thoughts on the industry in light of recent changes on the regulatory scene and the impact of the e...

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The Alleged Poker Fraudster Dramatically Changes His Plea

In a dramatic turn of events, Daren Woods changes his plea. This alleged poker fraudster is facing trial in Sheffield, England on charges of 13 fraud offences, which allegedly took place between January 2007 and January 2012. Twenty-nine-year-old Woods initially pleaded not guilty but, part way through the trial, he changed his pleas to guilty on nine of the thir...

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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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