Poker Rumours

August 7th, 2013 by Renee K

The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York ruled against a previous ruling which stated that Lawrence DiCristina could not be prosecuted until gambling laws since poker is a game of skill.  The earlier ruling said that DiCristina was exempt from prosecution since Texas Hold ‘em is not considered gambling. The case is based […]

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August 6th, 2013 by Maria T

There is growing pressure for the US Congress to hold a federal hearing on the topic of online gambling, especially on how the growth of state-by-state legislation is effecting the US gambling landscape and US consumers. A recent report in the Las Vegas Review Journal reported that Nevada Democrat representative, Dina Titus has written to […]

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August 6th, 2013 by Tom L

Liz Hurley, the British model who was famously linked to actor Hugh Grant for over a decade, is now learning how to play poker, thanks to the encouragement of her current fiancee, the Australian cricketer Shaun Warne. Hurley recently tweeted a photo of the poker bible, “An Introduction to Poker” and commented that it was […]

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August 4th, 2013 by Tom L

Poker players from Michigan will be faced with restrictions on their favorite pastime after state regulators said that they would be clamping down on charity poker games (aka ‘millionaire parties).  Under the current Bingo Act, certain poker rooms are allowed to run charity poker tournaments, where half the rake is donated to the partner charity. […]

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August 3rd, 2013 by Renee K

It was widely expected that Caesars Entertainment would launch its much talked about World Series of Poker (WSOP) themed online poker room to coincide with the live tournament held in Las Vegas last month.  However, July has come and gone, the November Nine have been announced, and there is still no sign of the poker […]

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August 1st, 2013 by Tom L

Another online gambling group is keen to gain a foot into the New Jersey online gambling market.  The London based 2UP Gaming Plc has said that has applied for a license with the New Jersey gambling authorities, although it has not announced which Atlantic City casino it will be partnering with in order to offer […]

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July 31st, 2013 by Renee K

The Monday deadline for operators to file an application to enter the New Jersey online gambling market has come and gone, and yesterday authorities confirmed that 37 companies had expressed interest in joining the newly regulated gambling landscape in the Garden State. The New Jersey Gaming Enforcement Division would not provide the full list of […]

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July 28th, 2013 by Renee K

Ultimate Gaming, the online gambling group, saw its online poker platform, Ultimate Poker receive final approval from the Nevada Gaming Commission, making it the first real money online poker site in the state.  Ultimate Poker launched in April this year and was given 90 days to prove its product in terms of service and safety […]

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