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PokerStars Hosting Online Poker Demo in California

PokerStars will follow the California Assembly-Senate legislative hearing regarding online poker on May 20th with live internet poker demonstrations in Sacramento. Poker pros Daniel Negreanu and Jason Somerville will participate in the demonstration scheduled on May 21st at the She...

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Bill to Ban Shared Player Pools in Nevada Fails

A bill to ban Nevada interstate player pooling for online poker was presented to Nevada legislature earlier in the year but was unable to make it past the committee stage. The bill, AB414, was said to be another of Sheldon Adelson’s attacks on online gambling although this was not confirmed. It was designed to change current legislation, which allows the g...

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Full Tilt Granted Danish Gaming License

Full Tilt has been awarded a Danish gaming license for online poker and casino games like Amaya Gaming’s other brand, PokerStars. "We are excited that Danish players are now able to play both casino and poker games on Full Tilt," said Full Tilt's Managing Director Dominic Mansour. "Danish players are able to create their stories on Full Tilt and compete agains...

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Seals With Clubs Owner Attempted to Purchase Lock Poker

Amidst the Nevada Attorney General's prosecution of Seals With Clubs owner, Bryan Micon, some interesting news was discovered by an undercover Nevada Gaming Control Board agent. Agent Ricardo Lopez included correspondence from Micon’s attempt to purchase Lock Poker from its CEO Jennifer Larson in his report....

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Nevada AG Office Files Charges Against Seals with Clubs Owner

Nevada’s Attorney General's Office has charged Bryan Micon, Bitcoin poker site Seals With Clubs owner. Officials previously showed up to his Las Vegas home with officials with search warrants, which motivated Micon to quickly move to Antigua with plans to launch a new site. He launched the new site in record time. Reuters has reported that an arrest warrant...

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Police Cancel "Gaymazing Poker Race" in Beijing

Beijing media have reported that local police have stepped in forcing the cancellation of a gay poker race. The "Gaymazing Poker Race" was to involve teams of four racing to play a full hand of poker at six bars on Saturday to raise money for Beijing LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) Centre, a non-profit, organization. Police visited the centre and...

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Rational Group Appoints New Execs

Rational Group, parent company of PokerStars and Full Tilt and a subsidiary of the Amaya Gaming group, has appointed new marketing and operational executives. Israel Rosenthal has been appointed to the role of chief operations officer succeeding Rafi Ashkenazi as he is moving into a new position at Amaya. Gino Appiotti has been appointed to take on the chie...

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The Professional Poker Industry Loses Dave “DevilFish” Ulliott to Cancer

It is with a heavy heart that we bring you the news of the passing of British pro gambler and poker player, Dave Ulliott, who lost his battle with cancer on Monday. Ulliott, 61, had two nicknames during his career, the first of which was “Dave-The Clock” early on and later became known as Dave &...

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Possible Breakthrough on California Online Poker

This weekend, a report was published on the Online Poker Report website, suggesting that Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians, an influential tribal group, may be backing down from its insistence on "bad actor" exclusion clauses in any bills regarding California online poker legalization, aimed at companies that provided web-gambling services to US players following...

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Poker Players Alliance Rich Muny Launches a Petition against R.A.W.A.

P.P.A Vice President Rich Muny has launched a new anti-Restoration of America’s Wire Act initiative acting in his personal capacity as a US citizen. He is appealing to online punters and other interested parties to sign his White House petition, knowing that this sort of appeal requires at least 100,000 signatures before it’s even considered. Muny hopes this w...

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Sonnenberg Poker Case Comes to a Close

The Sonnenberg case has come to a close based on a decision from Illinois court Judge David Herndon involving PokerStars and Full Tilt going back to 2012. Kelly Sonnenberg and Judy Fahrner, of Illinois, filed the case based on the Illinois Loss Recovery Act, which allowed people to recover &...

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GeoComply Testifies at RAWA Hearing

A prime supporter for American online poker players and geo-location services provider, GeoComply, recently testified at a presentation in Washington D.C. with CEO, Anna Sainsbury. The company is licensed by the Nevada Gaming Control Board and has also been approved by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement. Its primary function is to provide secure and ea...

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Nevada and Delaware Soft Launch Shared Poker Pools

The idea of shared player pools in Nevada and Delaware has finally been realized as of Tuesday. The implementation comes after months of interstate negotiations and discussions. Online poker has been legal in both states for over a year now and legislators hope that increased player pools will draw in more players. Bill Rini, the head of online poker at C...

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Amaya Gaming Companies Receive UK Licensing

Amaya Gaming Inc. has been granted licensing by the UK Gambling Commission for and Full Tilt to operate online poker and other games. "We continue to build upon PokerStars’ leadership in poker in the UK and intend to leverage our scale and expertise to become market leaders in casino and sports betting,” said Eric Hollreiser, head of corporate...

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Italian Players Blocked from Winimax Poker

French online poker site, Winamax, allowed Italian punters without ever being licensed but now it has advised players that it will block them. Winamax sent players the following notification: "Because of the Italian legislation on gaming, we can not allow you to access our platform. The funds in your account have been paid into...

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Another Batch of FTP Payments Approved by DOJ

The US Department of Justice Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section has given approval for additional payments to be made to Petitioners who have disputed their Full Tilt Poker (FTP) balances. Administrators Garden City Group (GCG) said “Petitioners who have confirmed their FTP Account Balances and recently cured deficiencies” will also be paid. This...

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Tax Case Affects Amaya Share Price

Italian financial police revealed this week that it is investigating the possibility of a Euro 300 million tax evasion case involving Amaya Gaming, which has driven down Amaya share prices. PokerStars and Amaya have quickly responded with statements noting that the alleged offences took place before it Amaya took ownership and that the company has been cooper...

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Bitcoin Casino Closes Up Shop - Update

Seal With announced it was shutting down with a promise that Bryan Micon would be launching a new site from Antigua. The new bitcoin focused poker site,, went live this weekend and some have already indicated that its an improvement compared to its predecessor with a larger selection of poker games including Dealer's Choice, Badacey and...

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Poker Players Alliance Launches “All In For Liberty” Petition

American online poker fans have been given the opportunity to speak their mind against Sheldon Adelson and the campaigns to federally ban online gambling. The Poker Players Alliance has introduced a petition where US players can express their disapproval for a ban. The petition is avai...

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Nevada and Delaware Shared Players Pools Imminent

Nevada and Delaware contracted to share player pools last year but this has not yet went into effect. According to the Las Vegas Review Journal, we may see them make a move soon. During an interview with Nevada governor Brian Sandoval, he revealed that player pools could become shared within the next four to six weeks. Technical issues have delayed plans b...

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