Poker Rumours

May 31st, 2016 by Maria T

The online poker room, PokerStars broke another world record recently after the prize pool for its Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) series offered winners a total prize pool worth a whopping $91 million. The 17 day contest, which encompassed 56 events and 168 tournaments, beat the SCOOP 2014 record which was set at $81 […]

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May 31st, 2016 by Tom L

Despite a strongly worded opinion by the New York Attorney General that daily fantasy sports are considered illegal in the state, two pro-DFS politicians are pushing for laws to introduce regulation bills in the Assembly and Senate. Senator John Bonacic (chairman of the Senate Racing, Gaming and Wagering Committee) and Rep. Gary Pretlow, (chairman of […]

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May 22nd, 2016 by Tom L

A lawsuit which has been filed by the state of California against a Canadian supplier which provides software to local sweepstakes cafes, has received an extra boost with the news that Merced County has also joined in the fight. Reports say that the county has joined the lawsuit against the Ontario based Pong Marketing and […]

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May 22nd, 2016 by Maria T

Amaya Inc, owners of the PokerStars brand, reported poor numbers for its online poker product in its first quarter trading report recently. Amaya showed that online poker revenue dropped 11% year on year. In the first quarter of 2015, the company’s online poker arm brought in $242.8 million in revenue. In the same period of […]

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May 16th, 2016 by Maria T

The issue of online poker regulation will be brought up again in California’s legal channels, as a new hearing has been scheduled for May 18th. The Assembly Appropriations Committee will hear debates surrounding AB 2863, a bill which was unanimously passed by the Assembly Governmental Organization Committee in April at 18-0. The bill was sponsored […]

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May 10th, 2016 by Maria T

Online poker players weren’t too concerned that Donald Trump may become the next President of the United States – at least when it came to supporting their cause. Trump has spoken in the past about his support for an established online poker industry in the United States, mainly because it seems to be something that […]

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May 7th, 2016 by Maria T

Amaya has announced a date when its Full Tilt brand will merge with the PokerStars platform. Players can expect to see Full Tilt software retired on May 17th, and while they will still be able to play through the brand, the underlying platform, including cash games and tournaments will be PokerStars. According to Amaya, “Full […]

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April 30th, 2016 by Maria T

California’s Assembly Governmental Organization Committee unanimously passed AB 2863 this week, bringing Assemblyman Adam Gray’s online poker bill one step closer to becoming a reality. This is the largest step that online poker has taken in the history of attempts in the Golden State. The bill is now heading in the direction of the full […]

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