Poker Rumours

January 16th, 2013 by Tom L

Following speculation that Poker Stars parent company, Rational Group was eyeing the purchase an Atlantic City casino, it was confirmed today that Rational has signed an agreement to buy the Atlantic Club Casino Hotel, located on the Boardwalk.  The only thing now standing between the agreement and the final signature is permission for the deal [...]

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January 16th, 2013 by Maria T

The case for introducing online poker and gambling to New Jersey just got stronger with the latest statistics released by the state’s Division of Gaming Enforcement.  According to the authorities, casino figures showed an 8% decline in revenues to $3.05 billion.  These numbers were compared to the same time period in the previous year when numbers [...]

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January 15th, 2013 by Renee K

The state of Maine will formally consider the request of a local casino to allow it to introduce Pai Gow poker at its poker tables.   The state’s Gambling Control Board will see a demonstration of Pai Gow poker and review the proposed laws for the game, as part of the request process. Oxford Casino in [...]

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January 15th, 2013 by Tom L

Party Poker, the online poker arm of bwin.party digital entertainment, has announced changed to its top VIP tier, the Palladium Elite.  The changes, which essentially come into effect on April 1st, 2013, will remove bonuses that offer over 30% rakeback. “We believe the change will allow us to manage our poker room more effectively and [...]

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January 11th, 2013 by Renee K

The stance of the Poker Players Alliance (PPA) to back the advancement of online poker legislation on a federal level has officially been shifted.  The group said that it would support player friendly online poker bills introduced by individual states, although made sure to emphasize the fact that it was not abandoning its federal support [...]

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January 11th, 2013 by Tom L

The American Gaming Association (AGA) has announced that its Chief Executive Officer for the past 17 years, Frank Fahrenkopf, will be leaving his position from the middle of this year. The powerful group, which lobbies for the interests of casinos across the United States, has a policy of supporting the passage of legislation that will [...]

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January 8th, 2013 by Maria T

The leading UK betting exchange, casino and poker group, Betfair, has announced that it plans to launch an online poker room on Playtech’s iPoker Network.  The site, to be called the New Betfair Poker room will run alongside the existing OnGame poker skin for six months, before moving exclusively to the iPoker Network. “Our intention [...]

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January 7th, 2013 by Renee K

A three day meeting of the National Council of Legislators from Gaming States wrapped up in Nevada this week, which attracted over 100 lawmakers from 21 states and Canadian province.  The closing session saw the reiteration of the policy adopted by the council last year, which states, according to the Las Vegas Sun  that it [...]

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