Poker Rumours

December 24th, 2012 by Maria T

Legislation to introduce legalized sports betting to New Jersey has hit a major hurdle, after a judge ruled on Friday that sports leagues have the standing to file a suit against proposed new laws.  US District Judge Michael Shipp rejected the state’s arguments that leagues such as the NCAA, the NHL, the NBA, the NFL [...]

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December 22nd, 2012 by Renee K

A bill which has the potential to bring legalized intrastate online poker to the state of California, SB51, was re-introduced by State Senator Roderick Wright just before the weekend.   No hearings have been scheduled for the bill, with legislature only convening on January 7th, 2013 once more.  It is believed that hearings for the bill [...]

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December 22nd, 2012 by Tom L

It has been a year of ups and downs for online poker, with the industry seeing the growth of some operators and the demise of others. By far the most talked about event of 2012 was the return of Full Tilt Poker after it was purchased by its rival Poker Stars. Non US players at the [...]

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December 18th, 2012 by Maria T

New Jersey’s online gambling legislation will be facing a deja vu situation as a revived bill will be put in the hands of Governor Chris Christie for the second year in a row.  On Monday, New Jersey’s State Assembly passed Bill A2578 which will allow Atlantic City bricks-and-mortar casinos to offer online gambling games from [...]

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December 17th, 2012 by Renee K

Phil Ivey, considered the world’s best online poker player of all times, is back to his old haunting grounds, after it was revealed this week that he has returned to Full Tilt Poker under a new alias.  Following Black Friday in April last year, when US authorities slam dunked online poker rooms serving US customers, [...]

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December 16th, 2012 by Tom L

Senators Harry Reid and Jon Kyl, who have been making a last-ditch effort to push through an online poker bill before the end of 2012, have been forced to admit defeat. Late on Saturday, the politicians issued statements, saying that they were not going to continue to push for the federal government to adopt legislation [...]

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December 12th, 2012 by Maria T

The superstorm which ripped through the East Coast in October/November caused damage which is still being felt today. The recent numbers reported by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement showed that there was a considerable drop in revenue at NJ casinos in comparison to last year’s figures. This is largely due to the fact that the [...]

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December 11th, 2012 by Renee K

The Wall Street Journal published an interesting article over the weekend, reporting that Poker Stars online poker giant is currently involved in negotiations to purchase the struggling Atlantic Club Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City for a price that is under $50 million. Besides the fact that this is a ridiculously low price to pay [...]

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