Poker Rumours

May 24th, 2015 by Maria T

Following on the heels of a Sheldon Adelson-backed poll which found that the majority of Pennsylvanians oppose the introduction of legal and regulated online poker in their state, a new poll has now produced opposite results. The Omega Group showed that 58% of those questioned for the poll were in favor of licensed and regulated […]

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May 24th, 2015 by Tom L

A report by Online Poker Report claims that Churchill Downs, the Wall Street listed US gambling and racing group, has entered into an agreement with two Californian poker rooms, ahead of a change in legislation relating to online poker in the Golden State. OPR said that Churchill Downs signed a deal with Crystal Casino and […]

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May 21st, 2015 by Tom L

In a bid to create more of a presence for itself in the developing online poker market in California, PokerStars has upped its PR efforts. The online poker room will hold a poker demonstration in Sacramento today which will be hosted by players Jason Somerville and Daniel Negreanu. The play for fun demonstration aims to  show the […]

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May 18th, 2015 by Tom L

As news broke that GVC Holdings made a multi million dollar bid for the online poker and gambling giant, Bwin.Party Digital Entertainment, it was announced today that 888 Holdings has also joined the bidding war. While no numbers were mentioned in the statements, Reuters noted that ‘close sources’ said that GVC was planning to make […]

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May 18th, 2015 by Maria T

New York State has become the latest to introduce an online poker bill in the hope of bringing a legalized and regulated regime to the state in due time. Republican Senator Jon Bonacic introduced S3502 this week – the second time he has tried to push a bill of this kind through the state senate. […]

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May 16th, 2015 by Maria T

It was reported that GVC Holdings Plc, the sports betting and gaming company, made a bid to take over Bwin.Party Digital Entertainment for an undisclosed amount. The deal is expected to be worth hundreds of millions. In November last year, Bwin.Party, the parent group of online gaming sites such as Bwin Poker and Party Poker, said […]

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May 15th, 2015 by Maria T

The chief executive officer of Amaya Inc, David Baazov, noted that PokerStars’ entry into the regulated New Jersey online poker market is “still on track”. He said that PokerStars will join the New Jersey market in the third quarter of this year, as originally stated. Baazov told Cantor Fitzgerald: “I think we’re still on track […]

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May 15th, 2015 by Maria T

Senator Harry Reid, who has always been a supporter of online poker legislation, has now stated publicly that he would prefer a total ban on internet gambling if he is unable to lobby successfully for an exclusion of online poker from that ban. “Unless we can get something done with poker, I’m going to look […]

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