Poker Rumours

October 23rd, 2014 by Tom L

Unsurprisingly, professional sports leagues have asked a federal judge to halt New Jersey’s efforts to bring legal sports betting to casinos and racecourses this weekend. Four professional sports leagues and the NCAA officially filed a motion in federal court this week, requesting a temporary restraining order against venues such as Monmouth Park, which are scheduled [...]

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October 23rd, 2014 by Renee K

Most of the news about the development of online poker in the United States is taken up by the bigger states such as New Jersey and California, however, it should not be overlooked that Nevada was one of the pioneers of the changes we are seeing in the industry. There are exciting times ahead for [...]

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October 18th, 2014 by Renee K

In its recently released Business Acquisition Report, Amaya Gaming Inc. noted its satisfaction with the performance of Poker Stars and Tilt Poker, stating that their performance was very pleasing. Chief Executive Officer, David Baazov also said in a statement that PokerStars’ recently introduced tournament format, Spin and Go, was proving to be a very successful [...]

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October 18th, 2014 by Maria T

Jeffrey Haas, the Group Director of Poker at Bwin.Party Digital Entertainment recently gave an interview to Bluff Magazine, and one of the subjects he touched on was the online gambling regime in New Jersey.  Haas was critical of some areas of the Garden State’s fledgling i-gambling industry, but he was full of praise for others. “It’s [...]

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October 16th, 2014 by Maria T

According to the New York Times, MGM Resorts is the group behind a campaign which supports online gambling in the state. The Let NY Play online poker campaign is being spread across social media platforms, mainly Facebook and Twitter, where they started appearing a few weeks ago.  The general message of the campaign is that [...]

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October 13th, 2014 by Maria T

Swedish poker players are being tagged by their country’s tax authorities on social network platforms such as Facebook and Twitter.  The Skatteverket – the official taxman in the Scandinavian country – is scouring social sites for information about Swedish players who won big playing online poker at offshore sites.  Under Swedish law, these players are [...]

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October 12th, 2014 by Tom L

Poker Stars has only been running its new Spin & Go games since the beginning of the month, but already close to 800 players have clocked up five figure prizes.  The games have not been without controversy however, with online poker regulars complaining that the Spin & Go’s are detrimental to their environment and do [...]

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October 10th, 2014 by Tom L

Phil Ivey, considered one of the world’s greatest poker players, has lost his High Court case against Crockfords Club Casino, with the residing judge accusing him of cheating the casino out of $12.5 million (£7.7 million). In 2012, Ivey won millions of dollars in four sessions of high stake Punto Banco at Crockfords.  When he [...]

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