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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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Paul Telford to Resign from Rational Group

Rational Group's general counsel and executive Paul Telford is to make an exit once Amaya Gaming Group completes the acquisition deal. Telford noted the difficulties...

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Bright Future for Amaya

Amaya Gaming received shareholder approval for the acquisition of the Oldford-Rational group and its online poker subsidiaries PokerStars and Full Tilt but this is just the beginning of the company’s international future. The takeover makes Amaya the largest online gambling group especially after such acquisitions as Chartwell Technology, Cryptologic, Cadilla...

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Amaya-Rational Group Acquisition Deal Progresses

During a general meeting this week, Amaya Gaming shareholders approved the acquisition deal of Oldford-Rational Group. Approval from shareholders is a crucial aspect of the acquisition process following regulatory approval. All the required shareholder and regulatory approvals for the transaction have been approved on both sides moving toward closing the...

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Nevada Gaming Commission Approves All American Poker Network

The application for a new network of shared player pools among Nevada online poker operators was submitted by operator Caesars Interactive Entertainment (CIE) and Treasure Island who both have partnerships...

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ARJEL Approves Licensing

Not long after Amaya Gaming announced its acquisition of PokerStars in June 2014, it also announced that it was in discussions with the French regulator ARJEL regarding the possibility of obtaining licensing for The change in ownership must have impacted the ARJEL decision as it has approved continued licensing for both and holding...

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Drugs Found in Johannes Strassmann's Body

German news reported that poker pro Johannes Strassmann (29), who was found dead in a Slovenian river, may have been taking hallucinogenic drugs. This week Slovenian officials revealed that the autopsy indicated the presence of "prohibited drugs” in Strassmann’s body. It was discovered that the evening of Strassmann’s disappearance, he was spotted at a loca...

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Full Tilt Drops the Poker

The Rational Group, owners of PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker, have begun to rebrand Full Tilt by losing the 'poker' element to make players aware of the general online gambling services available. Full as well as other domai...

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PokerStars Appoints Head of Pro and Celebrity Marketing

PokerStars has appointed Kirsty Thompson as its head of Pro and Celebrity Marketing. Thompson joined the team in 2009 and has moved through various areas of the company, most recently serving as president of the U.K. & Ireland Poker Tour and live rooms. “Kirsty is well known in the poker community as a passionate, smart and dedicated manager,” said Vadim...

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El Cortez Casino to Launch Online Poker in Nevada

El Cortez Casino is set to enter the Nevada online poker market with Ultimate Gaming management. “By combining the online accessibility of Ultimate Poker with the classic Vegas feel of the El Cortez, we’re giving new and existing players a different way to experience the game of poker,” El Cortez executive vice president Alexandra Epstein said. Ultimate G...

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New Poker Room to Launch from California Tribe?

Online poker blogger Marco Valerio reported that a former San Diego tribal land casino operator intends to launch a new online poker site called The Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel has received licensing from the Santa Ysabel Gaming Commission. The word is tha...

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888 Holdings to Develop New Nevada Poker Network?

The Nevada Gaming Control Board has approved an interactive gaming system for online poker websites operated by several casinos in Nevada. A final approval is expected by the end of the month. According to The Las Vegas Review Jou...

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Two Poker Offerings Launch in Italian Market

Paddy Power and Novus Poker have launched online poker services in the Italian market. Paddy Power has expanded upon its online offerings after two years in the market with poker on the iPoker Network. is also available to Italian punters on the Top Alliance poker network. The site is a strong competitor with 5 percent rake on all games....

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Good News for Russian Online Poker

Last week we have seen a surprising report from the Russian Legal Information Agency that First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov has instructed the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry for Economic Development and the Ministry of Justice to look into the possibility of legalizing online poker. The news came from a reliable but anonymous government source. We can...

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Body of German Poker Pro Found in Slovenia

German poker pro Johannes Strassmann had been visiting Slovenia to meet with high stakes players in the area and had gone missing for nearly a week. Search parties in Ljubljana have been called off after DNA testing confirmed the identity of a body found on the banks of a river to be Strassmann, 29. According to police, Strassmann was last seen at 10pm on Sat...

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