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New Poker Site Struggles to Raise Funds

Even with the support of poker pro such as Johnny Chan, Huck Seed, Jennifer Harman, Ted Forrest, Todd Brunson and Vladimir Shchemelev, a new online poker site struggles to obtain funding and may need to look into other sources of capital. Breakout Gami...

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NYX Gaming Group Acquires Ongame Network

NYX Gaming Group Limited (NYX) has announced its acquisition of Ongame Network Limited, a B2B poker network based in Gibraltar, from Amaya Gaming Group Inc. NYX Gaming Group currently provides bingo, casin...

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Ultimate Gaming Closing its Nevada Online Operation

Nevada based Ultimate Gaming offered a free version of Windows 7 and VMFusion virtualization software when it launched 19 months ago but the company is going under. "As has been the case in other jurisdictions, online poker revenues in Nevada have fallen far short of original projections,” Tom Breitling, chairman of Ultimate Gaming, said. "Moreover, the state-...

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Former Bodog Exec to Enter Californian Online Poker Market

Jonas Odman, former Bodog and Ongame online poker executive, intends to move forward with entry into the future legalized Californian online poker market with Brown Marlin Gaming Technologies. Brown Marlin reportedly will expand Odman's anonymous table idea meant to protect recreational players from predatory grinders. "The new Brown Marlin poker software p...

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Phil Ivey Closes His Coaching and Social Website

After losing his case against a major UK land casino due to his edge-sorting ways, Phil Ivey now has to close his Phil Ivey coaching and social website after just one year. The closure is believed to be the result of a lack of business support from the players. Ivey is now interested in a marketing deal with the Californian Palatribe which also...

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Changes in the EU Online Gambling Regulations Strongly Affect Poker Market

European poker market is getting tougher- is what we can conclude from an interview conducted by Pokerfuse. This poker information site’s last week’s interview with 888 chief executive officer Brian Mattingley was worrisome yet optimistic. Mr. Mattingley shared his thoughts on the industry in light of recent changes on the regulatory scene and the impact of the e...

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The Alleged Poker Fraudster Dramatically Changes His Plea

In a dramatic turn of events, Daren Woods changes his plea. This alleged poker fraudster is facing trial in Sheffield, England on charges of 13 fraud offences, which allegedly took place between January 2007 and January 2012. Twenty-nine-year-old Woods initially pleaded not guilty but, part way through the trial, he changed his pleas to guilty on nine of the thir...

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Europoker Finally Communicates with Players

Europoker, a former French Ongame skin, ceased operations in September but failed to provide any information to players regarding the decision and leaving them unable to access their accounts. The operator, EP Media, has finally reached out to players notifying them that court proceedings - likely bankruptcy – are in process but have been pushed back until Oc...

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MGM Resorts Pushes Online Poker in New York

MGM Resorts International has taken to social media in its campaign for legalized online poker in New York according to the New York Times. "MGM, which reported nearly $10 billion in sales and revenue last year, has no casino in New York and is not among the companies vying for one of the four casino licenses the state is preparing to grant. But MGM has made...

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Ivey Faces British High Court in Crockfords Club Case (Update)

Poker pro Phil Ivey lost the case against Genting UK’s Crockfords Club on Wednesday. Crockfords withheld GBP 7.7 million in winnings from Ivey won...

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Ongame Pulls Out of Grey Markets

Amaya Gaming Group’s Ongame Poker Network has followed in the footsteps of PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker by withdrawing from 30 grey market regions this week. Ongame skins Betsson, Poker Heaven, PAF, RedKings

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Ivey Faces British High Court in Crockfords Club Case

Phil Ivey defends his career as he faces a British High Court to recover GBP 7 million from UK casino Crockfords Club. Ivey admits to using an edge-sorting technique while playing Punto Banco but maintains that the strategy is legal. "I am highly successful in my job as a poker player and professional gambler and I would never do anything to risk my reputat...

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PokerStars Migrating UK Players to New Domain informs UK players that their accounts will be transferred over to PokerStars UK as of October 1, 2014. All gaming services offers to the United Kingdom must be licensed in the UK per the new UK Gambling Licensing and Advertising Bill that will take effect in October 2014. Player login details will not be affected; however the auto rebuy f...

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Ultimate Gaming Exits New Jersey Market

The first online poker operator to be licensed in Nevada, Ultimate Gaming, will be withdrawing from the New Jersey market. Ultimate Gaming partnered with Trump Taj Mahal Casino and claims that the casino, owned by Trump Entertainment Resorts, has not paid them in for two months owing $1.5 million. “We wish things would have turned out differently for us,”...

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PokerStars Added to Hungarian Blacklist

Hungary's Gaming Supervision Department has taken action in including a number of PokerStars domains to its blacklist this week but has not included Amaya Gaming Group’s Full Tilt Casino at this point. Additional sites added to the Hungarian blacklist include, PokerStars and This year’s amendmen...

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Men Charged in Korean Hacking Program Case

Korean authorities have stated that three men who attempted to buy hacking programs were charged this week. The men planned to sell the "Hacking Two" software, which is used to show the cards of players and further compromising data. The remote-controlled surveillance program is the alleged culprit in cyber attacks against Korean companies and government...

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Underground Poker to Air on Discovery Channel

A poker program called Underground Poker is to air on the Discovery channel on September 11th featuring pros Antonio Esfandiari and Phil Laak. This program will be the first in a series of gambling-themed shows in the All-in All-Night series. Watch as the two players make their way through New Orleans in search of underground poker games. New Orleans was se...

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Mansion Poker Pulling Out of UK Market

Mansion Poker will no longer be available to UK players as of September 15, 2014 as a result of the online gambling legislation going into effect. Players were sent the following notice: "Due to changing regulations regarding online gaming in the United Kingdom, we must inform you...

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Full Tilt Poker Claims No Longer Being Accepted

The ongoing payment saga with Full Tilt Poker has come to a close. Players and affiliates had a deadline of September 3, 2014 to submit their requests for outstanding payments to The Garden City Group, the company appointed by the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York. All requests will be reviewed and are no longer being accepted via th...

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UK Gambling Commission Suspends PokerCent License

The UK Gambling Commission has suspended Silverline Interactiv Technologies' (trading as PokerCent) license pending a review launched under section 116 of the 2005 UK Gambling Act. The PokerCent website indicates that suspension is due to a gaming certification. PokerCent plans to be back up and running by October 1, 2014.

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