Poker Rumours

May 20th, 2014 by Maria T

New Jersey’s State Attorney General has sent cease-and-desist letters to a number of internet sites which promote offshore online gambling operators.  The letters, sent in mid April, warned the sites that they were committing a fourth degree crime under New Jersey’s gambling laws, as it was illegal to promote online gambling without approval.  Those found [...]

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May 20th, 2014 by Renee K

A recent article run by Forbes Magazine questions whether it is time for California to move forward with regulated online poker.  The article, written by Darren Heitner, explains how California’s huge population (38 million) gives it an advantage in a potentially regulated online poker industry, compared the combined populations of Delaware, New Jersey and Nevada [...]

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May 16th, 2014 by Renee K

Winning Poker Network, considered the third largest US facing online poker network, has told players that it will be exiting New Jersey, Delaware and Nevada, “effective immediately.”  Players registered as residents of one of these three states will not be able to play at the sites that form part of the network, said WPN.  These [...]

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May 14th, 2014 by Renee K

In the past five years, Indiana’s land casino industry has seen revenues drop approximately 15% – bad news for a state which relies heavily on the millions for essentials such as civil servants salaries and road repair.   The state needs to make some serious decisions considering this worrying trend, and the natural direction could [...]

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May 14th, 2014 by Maria T

Mike Matusow, four time World Series of Poker bracelet winner, is to have a film made about his life, based on his bestselling 2009 autobiography, Check-Raising the Devil. Variety announced that the company, 1984 Professional Defense Contractors, will head the project, with the film being produced by Spencer Silna and Adi Shankar. Check-Raising the Devil recounts [...]

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May 11th, 2014 by Tom L

HighStakes DB has reported that 2014 has been a crushing year for high profile online poker player, Gus Hansen. According to the numbers released, Hansen  is already down $3 million this year, bringing him to a new time low of $17.8 million of life-time losses while playing at Full Tilt Poker.  A staggering $14.8 million [...]

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May 11th, 2014 by Maria T

The Chief Executive Officer of Boyd Gaming, Kevin Smith has predicted that the company’s move into the United States online gambling market could be profitable by the end of 2014.  At the very least, Smith said in an interview, online gambling would be “cash flow neutral”. Boyd Gaming moved into New Jersey’s newly regulated online [...]

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May 10th, 2014 by Renee K

This month saw the return of the Carbon Online Poker Series which will run until May 18th.  A total of 80 events will fill the series, with up to $2 million in prize money guaranteed to participants. The nine main events which make up the Carbon Online Poker Series will carry guaranteed prizes of $500K, [...]

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