Poker Rumours

November 22nd, 2014 by Maria T

Wednesday this week will mark the first year of official online gambling activities in New Jersey, and while revenues have not quite met the expectations originally predicted by financial analysts, operators are still looking ahead with confidence.  There is no denying that there have been hurdles in the first year of operations, but a look [...]

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November 22nd, 2014 by Tom L

When Amaya Inc paid one of the largest acquisition sums in gambling history to purchase PokerStars, it rolled out long term plans to see the group become a global gaming platform, incorporating not only poker, but casino and sports betting as well.  This week, Amaya came closer to making that vision a reality by announcing [...]

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November 21st, 2014 by Tom L

Ron Paul, an outspoken advocate for the introduction of legal online poker in the United States, has come out against Las Vegas Sands boss, Sheldon Adelson and his Restoration of America’s Wire Act (RAWA).  Paul accused lawmakers for considering the law only to please Adelson, who is one of the largest donors to the Republican [...]

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November 19th, 2014 by Tom L

PokerStars’ efforts to bring regulated online poker to the State of California strengthened last week with the news that the group had struck a deal with another Native American tribe. PokerStars formed a coalition with the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, which joined the Moronga Band of Mission Indians  already in partnership with the [...]

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November 15th, 2014 by Tom L

Station Casinos, majority owners of the first legalized online poker site in Nevada under new state online gambling laws, will be closing shop.  The announcement on Friday stated that lack of profitability was the main reason why Ultimate Gaming was shutting down after only just 19 months in operation. The chairman of Ultimate Gaming, Steve [...]

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November 15th, 2014 by Renee K

NBA boss, Adam Silver, caused waves in the US sports industry recently, after calling for federal laws to allow legal sports betting in the United States. Silver’s position, presented on a New York Times op-ed platform, is that “sports betting should be brought out of the underground and into the sunlight where it can be [...]

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November 12th, 2014 by Renee K

Caesars Interactive Entertainment was slapped with a hefty $10,000 fine by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement for failing to uphold some of the terms of its ‘self-exclusion’ policy. The group was charged with sending promotional material to players who had opted to voluntarily exclude themselves from Caesars’ products in order to keep their [...]

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November 10th, 2014 by Maria T

Phil Ivey, considered one of the world’s best poker players, has announced that he will be appealing a ruling by a London judge, which essentially ruled that he was a ‘cheat’.  The case revolved around a series of punto banco sessions played at the Genting Crockfords in the English capital, where Ivey and his female [...]

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