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Court Rules on Swedish Online Poker Case

Sweden's Värmland District Court has sentenced 8 people associated with an online poker fraud case after two years of investigation by Swedish authorities and the Swedish gaming authority Lotteriinspektionen. The ring hacked into various large company databases, one of which was Svenska Spel, and obtained private login information from 2007 to 2011 to access g...

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Poker Players Alliance Combats Banning Campaign in New Video

The Sheldon Adelson online gambling ban saga continues and the Poker Players Alliance is working to fight against the Chaffetz-Graham bills. The Alliance’s most recent plan of attack is a new video in which executive director John Pappas gives a behind-the-scenes look at the Alliance’s work with politicians and provides ways for members to oppose a federal ban...

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Former Poker Pro Opposes US Online Gambling Ban

Former poker pro Nath Pizzolatto wrote an article this week for the Houston publication Chron this week on the topic of Sheldon Adelson’s campaign to federally ban online gambling. It discusses politicians and the effects a ban will have the gambling industry and American players. For a good read check out the full article here: http://www.chron.com/opinion/ou...

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British Gambling Commission Revokes Bodugi Gaming License

Bodugi Limited has been shut down after the British Gambling Commission revoked its gaming license. The company was established in 2010 by Dave Nevison and Michael Wilson. The Commission suspended the company’s license while an investigation ensued regarding withdrawal issues. The Commission's revocation order is issued in terms of sections 117(2)(f) a...

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Eastern European Online Poker Network on the Way

Russian gaming software company, Connective Games LLC and the Bosnian operator Balkan Texas d.o.o. have reached an agreement to incorporate their technical and other resources to form an Eastern European-focused online poker network. Dean Todorovic, CEO of Balkan Texas d.o.o. and Konstantin Zubarev, CEO of Connective Games LLC commented on the partnership sayi...

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Bwin Switches French and Italian Sites to Party Poker

According to reports, Bwin.Party has confirmed its intention to switch Bwin poker sites in the French and Italian markets from the Ongame network to Party Poker.fr and .it this year. In...

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PokerStars to Enter New Jersey Intrastate Market?

The topic of "bad actor" exclusions is a popular online gambling issue these days; however a New Jersey state senator does not believe that PokerStars should be restricted from applying to operate in the state’s intrastate online gambling market. Sen. Ray Lesniak said that PokerStars has paid its dues for the...

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Monarch Casino Will Not Use its Nevada Online Poker License

After receiving an online poker license in Nevada in 2013, the Reno-based Monarch Casino and Resort has opted not to use it based on the premise that it could lead to full-on online gambling according to a company executive. The head of subsi...

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US Internet Service Provider Blocks Bovada?

Players have been complaining over the last few days about restrictions from Bovada from US internet service provider Comcast. Bovada is working to rectify the issue; however there hasn’t been a statement released from Comcast regarding the restricted access.

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New York Intrastate Poker Bill Introduced

In the midst of the Graham-Chaffetz online gambling banning bills currently in Congress, a New York lawmaker has introduced an intrastate online poker legalization bill in the state Senate. Republican Party state Senator John Bonacic is responsible for bill SB 6913. The bill, currently in the committee stage, outlines rules for cash and tournament action....

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PokerStars Responds to California Tribes

PokerStars is firing back with regard to tribal objections to it enter the California market. Eric Hollreiser, the corporate communications chief at The Rational Group has issued a public response to the California Tribal Business Alliance and several Californian tribes. Hollreiser said: "We have consistently met those standards in jurisdictions around the wo...

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New Full Tilt Managing Director Confirmed

Full Tilt Poker and PokerStars parent company, Rational Group has confirmed that Dominic Mansour is to become the managing director of Full Tilt Poker as of April 22 2014. Mansour will work directly alongside Rational Group chief operating officer Rafi Ashkenazi. Ashkenazi said, “Dominic’s experience aligns very well with our plans for Full Tilt. He has s...

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More Tribes Opposed to PokerStars in California

Additional tribes have come forward sharing the disapproval of the California Tribal Business Alliance in terms of PokerStars making a deal with Californian tribal and poker interests. In total there are twelve additional tribes expressing concerns. Two tribes, the San Manuel and Pechanga Bands, currently have two bills before the state legislature. Tribes...

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Poker Alliance Against Federal Online Poker Ban

The Poker Players Alliance has expressed its dissatisfaction of the Chaffetz and Graham campaign to federally ban online poker with the use of the Wire Act. “These bills trample on the rights of states, but of greater concern is the fact that they will deny consumers any meaningful protections that can only be achieved through responsible state or federal regu...

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Pokerhost Moving to EPN

Reportedly Pokerhost is set to leave the Merge Gaming Network to join the Equity Poker Network (EPN) within the next two weeks. According to reports: * Segregated player funds will remain in Pokerhost’s control. * Deposit and withdrawal methods will not change. * All VIP points earned will be converted to a new VIP program.

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Online Gambling for California?

California Assemblyman Isadore Hall is putting together a bit of information pointing out the pros and cons of online gambling in the state. On Monday, online poker blogger Marco Valerio tweeted: "California Assembly GO Committee, chaired by @IsadoreHall, will reportedly have an informational hearing on online poker on April 23, 1pm." Little information is...

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WSOP.com Lands Deal with US NHL Team

Caesars Interactive Entertainment and its WSOP.com online poker brand have partnered up with the New York Rangers, a US National Hockey League team. The deal has already seen its first round of WSOP.com promotional offers providing players with the chance to score prizes including a home visit from a NY Rangers star player, cash, game tickets and Rangers autog...

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California Tribal Business Alliance Opposed to PokerStars

The California Tribal Business Alliance is displeased with the announcement that PokerStars has been working toward a partnership with Morongo Band of Mission Indians and three large Southern California card clubs in an attempt to launch online poker in California. The chair of the trade association and treasurer of the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians, Leslie...

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PokerStars Turns its Attention to California?

The publication iGaming Player wrote regarding rumors that PokerStars has teamed up with the Morongo Band of Mission Indians in California as the issue of legalized online poker is on the table for the state. At the moment, there are two online poker bills pending with "bad actor" clauses being considered. PokerStars continues to become licensed in New Jers...

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Class Action Suit Dismissed Against PokerStars

This week both PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker had a victory in US district court when a class action case filed by Illinois player parent Kelly Sonnenburg was dismissed. The case sought a refund of losses based on the law that online gambling is illegal. District Court Judge David R. Herndon dismissed the claim. “This is a major victory for PokerStars...

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