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Poker takes lots of skill and a little bit of luck, though this page will not tell you how to not suck playing it, it is about the latest events and happenings in the online poker industry! Yes, we are bingo experts and lovers, but we do know a thing or two about the most popular card game, and we have a news page dedicated only to poker. If there's anything you want to know about it, this is the place to look.

Poker Players Alliance Revamps to Increase Support

The Poker Players Alliance has been rebranded and now goes under a new name until further notice. However, the organization will continue to provide support for millions of U.S. citizens in regulated gambling areas, including further collaboration with policy makers, journalists, and industry partners. The main mission of the association remains to accomplish the...

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PartyPoker Available to French and Spanish Players

Players from France and Spain will have an opportunity to play poker together for the first time, thanks to a newly launched shared liquidity site on the PartyPoker platform. A diverse tournament schedule will from now on be accessible to players residing in both countries, according to F...

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Showtime Hold'em Debuts On PokerStars

One of the world's busiest gaming networks, PokerStars, has launched an entirely new version of the popular game of skill and named it, Showtime Hold'em. The latest release enters the market after Split Hold'em rolled out due to a misfortunate trial that recently ended. By integrati...

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PokerStars Ends Partnership With City of Dreams Macau

After 5 years of intense poker events and exceptionally exciting tournaments, PokerStars has ended their partnership with City of Dreams Macau. According to a local news portal, the Chinese Government has published an immediate clampdown on all poker apps in the mainland, including adverti...

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PokerStars Discontinue Services In Washington

Residents of Washington can no longer access certain social gaming platforms including PokerStars, after the state's court ruled such services illegal, according to the gambling law. As a result, the operator discontinued free online poker within the state's borders to avoid potential regu...

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PokerStars Live In India On April 17th

The time has finally come for India to open its cyber doors and welcome the world's best online platform for poker, as PokerStars prepares to go live in the country on April 17th. Thanks to a newly signed partnership with the Indian lottery powerhouse, Sugal & Damani Group, the company (St...

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PokerStars Makes Use of Artificial Intelligence

World-famous PokerStars, one of the largest gambling communities on the planet, is currently opening job positions that would help the company create and develop any fully functioning Artificial Intelligence software that will 'learn how to play' poker and, potentially, other casino ga...

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PokerStars Making Players a Priority

A primary focus for online poker operators is protecting players' accounts. PokerStars is among those who take this idea to heart, but there are operators out there who do not make this a priority. In fact, online poker room, PKR is guilty of not putting players' bankrolls first at the...

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Breakout Gaming Launches Poker Product

The Breakout Gaming Group added its sports product in March, and this month, saw the unveiling of its poker product on the BetConstruct platform. The group's product range is on the rise with an existing casino, live dealer games, fantasy sports and other betting options. €62K Celebration Freeroll In honor of the laun...

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Kevin Hart Joins Forces with PokerStars

The realms of poker and comedy are worlds apart; but, what happens when they collide? Well, you get comedian, Kevin Hart, partnering with PokerStars, of course! Hart has starred in films like, Get Hard, The Wedding Ringer, & Ride Along and is also the star of multiple stand-up comedy performances. What you probably don't know about him is his long-time interest...

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PokerStars' Jackpot Poker Live on Steam

PokerStars' latest Jackpot Poker social product, which first went live in December of 2015, is now officially available on the Steam gaming platform. For those who have not yet tried it out, the newer product aims to provide an advanced selection of social casino games, including the brandâ...

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FT. ORD BLUES

Neil Simon wrote a hilarious screenplay about his Army Basic Training in Biloxi, MS. It appeared as a movie called 'Biloxi Blues' and did very well at the box office. Every person who has served in the U.S. military remembers Basic Training. As a draftee, I was inducted at the age of 22 and sent to Ft. Ord, CA. for eight weeks of training designed to turn me...

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PokerStars Welcomes New Managing Director

PokerStars Casino has added a NEW managing director to its team, appointed by Amaya's Rational Group, replacing Sam Hobcraft. At this time, it has not been confirmed whether or not Hobcraft will be taking on a new position with the company or making his departure. The individual takin...

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PokerStars Gains Portuguese License

The world's largest online poker room, PokerStars, has recently been granted a new license, awarded by Portugal's regulated online gambling regulator, Comissao de Jogos. This makes the Amaya brand the fourth licensed operator for Portugal. It will operate under the PokerStars.pt domain....

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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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Jason Mercier Called a Degenerate and David Williams is a Master Chef

Poker players on TV is nothing new, getting called a degenerate on live TV could be a first however. Jason Mercier appeared on the ESPN sports talk show 'The Dan Le Batard show' earlier this week. His performance at the WSOP spiked the interest of ESPN and what better way to start promoting the final table which will air on the same network, by showcasing...

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Play Poker Underwater in Florida

We've seen some pretty creative promotions in the poker world. Everything from playing poker the pros as touted by Full Tilt. To playing poker with strippers and porn stars. Yes, this was a real thing. More on that in just a second. Pompano Beach is situated just off the coast of Florida. Its home to the Isle Casino which is looking to host a charity poker tou...

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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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Season 2 of Pokerography Announced by Poker Central

Generally, poker players on the TV, or big screen makes for terrible viewing. Movies about poker, are usually done poorly, and become more of a gimmick looking to cash in on a fad. Rounders being the one exception. But this actually had a plot rather than just a few cameos by poker players who can't act. While the many do it wrong, a few do get it right. After...

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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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