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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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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 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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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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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 Bo...

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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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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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Online Poker for Washington?

New online poker legislation has been introduced by Representative Sherry Appleton in Washington State. Online gamblers in Washington are considered criminal even though the state if full of land based casinos and Rep. Appleton is on a mission to change that in terms of online poker with her new bill HB1114. The bill acknowledges the power of the Washingto...

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PokerStars Temporarily Withdraws Online Casino from Spanish Market

PokerStars’ decision to withdraw its online casino from the Spanish market has been followed up with a statement ensuring Spanish players that it will return soon. The decision was made in response to "a minor technical issue" in which the software did not show blackjack and roulette player histories, a requirement within Spain's o...

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Letter from Malaysian Minister Withdrawn in Phua Case

The letter from a Malaysian Minister clearing Paul Phua of involvement in organized crime was withdrawn after the prosecution complained causing chaos surrounding the minister’s “opinion” of Phua. The Malaysian government was opposed to the use of the letter, which stated that Phua helps the Malaysian government on security matters, as its contents were privat...

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Paul Phua Not Tied to Organized Crime

Paul "Wei Seng" Phua, a poker player being prosecuted for his involvement in illegal sports betting from a Las Vegas casino during the 2014 FIFA World Cup football, has no association with the Chinese criminal triads according to a Malaysian minister. This statement will help to debunk the US FBI’s case claiming that Phua has ties to organized crime organizat...

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What Lies Ahead in 2015 for Online Poker in the USA?

It was a big year for online poker in the United States; however we have to wonder if the industry will continue to move forward in 2015. There have been steady attempts for federal legislation since the enforcement of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement...

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Online Poker for New York in 2015?

Although attempts to push through online poker regulatory and licensing laws in New York State have been unsuccessful, the state indicates that it will try again in the coming year. New York’s population is more than double New Jersey’s at nearly 20 million which is likely what prompted MGM to begin lobbying for legalization this year....

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Chinese Company Secures Exclusive Rights to WPT Trademark

bwin.party 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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