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Ignition Casino Acquires Bovada Poker

Things have recently been updated at Ignition Casino, and players are sure to be impressed with newly added offerings. For starters, poker has been officially launched and made available to all affiliates through the casino’s U.S.-only poker room. The casino’s welcome bonus has also increased welcome bonus opportunities. While the standard offer still remains,...

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Daily Fantasy Sports Are Now Legal in New York – Poker Could be Next

Daily fantasy sports are the hot new game in town. At least for Americans. It’s being touted as a “legal” way to gamble and rides on the coat tails of the already booming fantasy sports market. All daily fantasy is played online, and usually for real money. They are much the same as poker rooms, and even have a close correlation with poker. The first daily fan...

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Poland Adopts State Run Online Gambling Policy

Poland has been one of the few countries in the European Union, operating under a grey market online poker umbrella. While many countries have chosen to legalize, and regulate online gambling, Poland remained on the outskirts. Online poker was much like it was in the United States prior to Black Friday. It was neither legal, nor illegal. Some online poker room...

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Potential Vice President has an Anti – Poker Background

Election time is heating up in the states. With Hillary and Donald going toe to toe from now until November, we will see numerous topics brought up. At least we hope they can step away from calling each other names and focus on what actually matters by that time. Online poker, and gambling in general may seem like a big deal for us. But in reality its rarely o...

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Maryland Live Sues MGM Harbor Resort

Maryland is in essence, in its infancy when it comes to land based gambling and casinos. They once had some of the toughest laws when it came to gambling, specifically, online gambling. The Maryland Department of Justice was the organization that helped shut down online poker on Black Friday. Most online poker rooms will not accept players from this state due to...

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The State of Online Poker in the United States

Pundits, and advocates for online poker rely mainly on the aspect of its potential tax generation it could provide for cash strapped states. In times when states are desperate to raise money for budgets, online poker and gambling in general has become one of the primary avenues. But is online poker really the answer to saving a state’s budget? If we look at th...

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New Jersey and UK Agree to Share Player Pools

Since the beginning of poker regulation in the United States, almost everyone has agreed that a mixed player pool was the best way to create a stable poker market. But, much like everything else, the government never listens and decided to do it their own way. As of now, it’s a state by state regulation with all players segregated. We do have the exception of...

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Is Romania the Next Poker Boom

Romania is sort of untapped market in the online gambling world. In the 90’s, when Romania became a democratic country, gambling was brought back inside the borders. Up until 2010 gambling in Romania was legal, but citizens were only allowed to play on sites licensed by the Romanian government. The one catch was that there was no organization to hand out those li...

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California Tribal Casinos Want New Amendments to Online Gambling Bill

While Pennsylvania is moving quick to pass an online gambling bill, California is taking steps backwards. Residents of PA. hope to have a resolution to a state regulated online gambling market by July 4th, when the state budget is due. California residents were hoping for much the same, but it appears that won’t happen any time soon, at least for the time bein...

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EPT Champ Sues Fellow Poker Player Over Bad Business Deal

Poker players are notorious for making business deals. Perhaps more notorious for making bad ones. With millions burning holes their pocket, it’s easy to see how a savvy businessman can talk a poker player into thinking they are making a wise investment. Glen Chorny may just be the newest member of that club. Chorny was already a member of pokers elite afte...

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Pennsylvania Online Gambling Bill Passes House Senate

Pennsylvania has quickly become the front runner for the next state to regulate online gambling and online poker. Most experts feel the state is one of the few that could support an inter-state infrastructure. Their addition to the online gambling space in America would join Nevada, New Jersey and Delaware. For those unfamiliar with geography, Delaware and New...

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What does a Brexit from the EU Mean for Online Poker?

With the latest news out of the United Kingdom, most of the world is left wondering what will happen next after a Brexit vote was met with a majority vote. Most analysts, experts and every day citizens imagine the effects it will have immigration, and the economy. In reality the UKs exit from the EU could have direct ramifications on most of the world’s economy,...

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New York Close to Passing Online Poker Regulation

New York was once considered the long shot in a 3 horse race to be the next state to regulate online poker. With Pennsylvania and California moving closer, and passing bills through their respected houses, New York remained silent on the matter. When it comes to politics, nothing is certain except taxes. Early in June 2016, New York took its first steps tow...

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California Poker Law Faces New Obstacles

California is the largest state in the United States. Many see it as the only state that could support an inter-state poker eco-system due to its population. Poker has always been popular in the state with many cardrooms and poker pros calling it home. In years past, some online poker rooms even operated out of California before laws were passed, forcing them...

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Quebec Passes Law to Block Online Gambling ISP’s

Online gambling regulation is sweeping the globe. With more and more countries looking to “cash in” on the game, more and more people are being denied their rights to do what they please. Most countries and governments cite “consumer protection” when establishing new laws on online gambling. Stating these laws are meant to protect their citizens from harming t...

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Jesus Returns!

It’s been 5 years since Black Friday rocked the poker world. It’s been 6 years since we’ve seen any of the men involved in the Full Tilt poker scandal at a WSOP event. Chris Ferguson, Howard Lederer and Rafe Furst were the main targets of this event and have not been heard from in years. That was up until now! All 3 men were indicted on what the United stat...

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Pennsylvania Could Determine the Fate of Online Gambling in the U.S.

With a presidential election coming up, this means other seats in congress and state legislation will also be up for grabs. Some politicians are up for re-election, while other will retire. One of those retiring is Pennsylvania Representative John Payne. Payne has been the leading voice behind online gambling in the state and also acts as the Gaming Oversight...

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The Real Reason Online Poker is Not Regulated in America

For many, the rational though as to why online gambling is still not legal in the United States is because of moral issues. With centuries of the government telling us what we can and can’t do, it’s only natural to think the same when it comes to online gambling. This is after all, the main rhetoric we hear when politicians speak out against online gambling an...

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Howard Lederer Breaks His Silence

It’s been 5 long years since Black Friday rocked the poker world and turned it upside down. It’s been almost as long since we have seen, or heard from Howard Lederer – the man in charge of the company, and who most blame for the fiasco that was Full Tilt. Aside from a 7-hour interview with Lederer by Poker News, most of the mainstream has not heard a peep from...

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Nevada Governor Wants Poker Liquidity

If you ask any poker player, they will tell you a larger pool of players is much better than a smaller one. This is pure common sense. Common sense many lawmakers do not have. As of now, the regulated poker market in the United States is an interstate one that forces players to be within a state’s borders to play online poker. Only Nevada, New Jersey and Delaw...

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