Poker Rumours

June 5th, 2015 by Tom L

The Poker Players Alliance (PPA) announced that it has welcomed back Greg “Fossilman” Raymer as a board member, after he took a leave of absence following his arrest in 2013.  The poker player was stopped by North Carolina authorities when he solicited a prostitute, but after completing his community service to which he was sentenced, […]

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May 31st, 2015 by Tom L

Cristiano Ronaldo, one of the world’s highest paid athletes and an iconic football star, has become the latest brand ambassador for online poker room, PokerStars. While rumours have been swirling about the corporate partnership between the poker room and Ronaldo for several months now, it was only this week that the star confirmed his new […]

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May 30th, 2015 by Maria T

Progress was made this week in California as the Assembly Appropriations Committee unanimously passed Assemblyman Adam Gray’s online poker bill, AB 431. But while the bill passed 14-0, it is still clear that there is much disagreement between the various tribes regarding how the state’s future online poker industry should look. Before the vote on Thursday, […]

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May 24th, 2015 by Maria T

Following on the heels of a Sheldon Adelson-backed poll which found that the majority of Pennsylvanians oppose the introduction of legal and regulated online poker in their state, a new poll has now produced opposite results. The Omega Group showed that 58% of those questioned for the poll were in favor of licensed and regulated […]

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May 24th, 2015 by Tom L

A report by Online Poker Report claims that Churchill Downs, the Wall Street listed US gambling and racing group, has entered into an agreement with two Californian poker rooms, ahead of a change in legislation relating to online poker in the Golden State. OPR said that Churchill Downs signed a deal with Crystal Casino and […]

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May 21st, 2015 by Tom L

In a bid to create more of a presence for itself in the developing online poker market in California, PokerStars has upped its PR efforts. The online poker room will hold a poker demonstration in Sacramento today which will be hosted by players Jason Somerville and Daniel Negreanu. The play for fun demonstration aims to  show the […]

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May 18th, 2015 by Tom L

As news broke that GVC Holdings made a multi million dollar bid for the online poker and gambling giant, Bwin.Party Digital Entertainment, it was announced today that 888 Holdings has also joined the bidding war. While no numbers were mentioned in the statements, Reuters noted that ‘close sources’ said that GVC was planning to make […]

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May 18th, 2015 by Maria T

New York State has become the latest to introduce an online poker bill in the hope of bringing a legalized and regulated regime to the state in due time. Republican Senator Jon Bonacic introduced S3502 this week – the second time he has tried to push a bill of this kind through the state senate. […]

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