Poker Rumours

August 30th, 2014 by Renee K

The West Virginia Gambling Commission said this week that it was considering the introduction of online gambling, in a bid to fight growing competition from other states and falling revenues. West Virginia’s gambling industry is facing a number of obstacles, with numbers impacted by issues such as smoking bans at land casinos and the growing […]

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August 30th, 2014 by Maria T

Bwin.Party Digital Entertainment, the online poker and casino giant, and owner of the Bwin.com and PartyPoker brands continues to report on growing losses.  The company said this week that its operating losses in the past six months ending June 30th totaled £83 million compared with losses of £3.9 million previously. The poor numbers were the […]

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August 25th, 2014 by Maria T

The New York Post ran a controversial opinion piece this week, calling for the ban of gambling in Atlantic City as a means to save the economy, against the backdrop of four major casinos closing their doors. Written by Kyle Smith, the piece, entitled: How Banning Gambling Can Save Atlantic City, provides a rundown on […]

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August 25th, 2014 by Tom L

The Georgia Lottery Corporation is lobbying quietly but persistently to oppose any form of federal legislation that would limit online gambling in the United States.  The corporation is using all channels to voice its opposition to Senator Lindsey Graham’s legislation that would ban online gambling, including online lottery ticket sales. Georgia was one of the […]

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August 23rd, 2014 by Maria T

With Poker Stars planning to attempt a comeback into New Jersey’s online poker market, opposition is growing to the idea.  Unconfirmed reports predict that Poker Stars and Full Tilt Poker could be making an entrance into the market after Amaya Gaming, new owner of the two brands, received preliminary approval from the New Jersey Division […]

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August 21st, 2014 by Maria T

Despite stalling online poker legislation in California, the Santa Ysabel Gaming Commission confirmed that it would be launching online poker sometime next week.  The chairman of the commission, Dave Vialpando, promised that  the Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel would be “flipping the switch on for real money sometime between the 26th and 28th”, allowing Californians over the […]

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August 21st, 2014 by Renee K

Tony Korfman, a colorful personality in the world of poker, has passed away at the age of 71. According to poker forums, Korfman fell at his home a fortnight ago and did not recover. Korfman’s love of poker and other games resulted in him penning ten books. His ‘A Humorous And Informative Gaming Guide’ series, […]

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August 18th, 2014 by Renee K

Mitch Garber, the chief executive officer and president of Caesars Acquisition Company, recently gave an interview to OPR and touched on a number of subjects, including the hottest one to dominate the world of online gambling these days – online poker in California. Garber was asked about his predictions regarding the progress of legislation next […]

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