Poker Rumours

November 16th, 2015 by Tom L

Last week we reported that members of the Texas Gambling Commission visited Delaware on a fact-finding mission, with hopes to one day introduce online gambling games and sports betting to the Texan Lottery. However, the Governor of Texas, Greg Abbott threw cold water on these ambitions this week, after directing the Commission to adhere to […]

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November 15th, 2015 by Maria T

The dust has barely settled after an exciting World Series of Poker Main Event Final Table, but it seems that Joe McKeehen is not the biggest winner after taking down the rest of the November Nine team. According to media outlets, the true winner is the Internal Revenue Services which added a cool $8,467,091 to […]

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November 12th, 2015 by Maria T

Amaya, owner and operator of the two online poker sites PokerStars and Full Tilt, discussed its international market share together with its Q3 2015 financial results this week. According to the group, PokerStars now holds an impressive 68% of the market and has close to 100 million registered players from around the world. Full Tilt […]

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October 31st, 2015 by Tom L

As the online poker room, PokerStars gets ready to launch its platform in New Jersey, parent company Amaya has started the process of completing all the conditions set out by the authorities for it to receive its license. One of the conditions is that Amaya contacts all former PokerStars players who are residents of the […]

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October 31st, 2015 by Renee K

Despite the fact that there is almost no form of non-tribal gambling options in Texas, the Lone Star state has turned to Delaware for some tips about expanding its lottery products to include online gambling. This was seen in a letter written by Gary Grief, executive director of the Texas Lottery Commission, to his counterparts […]

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October 31st, 2015 by Maria T

DraftKings, the daily fantasy-sports site which was subpoenaed by the US Attorney’s Office in Southern New York last week, has now cut its ties with the World Series of Poker, it was announced recently. DraftKings and the WSOP shared a strong business partnership. The fantasy sports company regularly advertised its brand at poker tournaments and […]

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October 31st, 2015 by Tom L

Christian Christian Lusardi, who was arrested in 2014 for bringing millions of dollars in counterfeit chips to a poker tournament held at the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa, was sentenced to five years in prison late last week. The player was also ordered to pay nearly half a million dollars to the casino, which lost […]

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October 17th, 2015 by Maria T

A new tactic has been thought up by online gambling opponents in Washington – the idea of introducing a two year “moratorium” on real money igaming across the United States, with an eye to turning it into a permanent law. According to The Hill,  “a proposal is being floated in Congress to impose a two-year moratorium to prevent […]

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