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Poker Rumours

June 7th, 2014 by Maria T

Online poker room, Poker Stars, has reacted angrily to the news that 13 California tribes are supporting a unified online poker bill that could bring legal and regulated poker to the Golden State.   Poker Stars, together with the Morongo Band of Mission Indians (which did not form part of the 13 tribes supporting the [...]

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June 3rd, 2014 by Maria T

Online poker forums were buzzing with exchanges between angry players regarding WSOP New Jersey’s decision to make changes to its VIP benefits.  The online poker room announced that rakeback equivalents would be decreased at the lower levels, although those at the highest level would see a marginal increase. The site’s VIP program essentially sees players [...]

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June 3rd, 2014 by Renee K

Dana White, president of the mixed martial arts organization, Ultimate Fighting Championship, has been barred from playing at the Palms Casino in Las Vegas.  The reason? White managed to win too much money for the casino’s liking. According to the Las Vegas Review Journal, White said that he had “beat them [the House] for $2 [...]

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May 31st, 2014 by Renee K

Pennsylvania State Senator Edwin Erickson has publicly announced his intention to formally introduce State Bill 1386, which has the potential to bring online poker to the state.  The bill will be rolled out “in the coming weeks,” according to the Senator. “In the next few weeks I intend to introduce Senate Bill 1386, legislation that [...]

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May 29th, 2014 by Renee K

Massachusetts State Treasurer, Steve Grossman continues to cheer on the idea of internet gambling legislation in the state. Speaking after comments made by the American Gaming Association that it was bowing out of the public debate on federal online gambling, Grossman said that “they can have their squabbles there all they want”. “We’ll continue to [...]

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May 28th, 2014 by Maria T

Daniel Tzvetkoff, the 30 year old Australian online poker processor who turned FBI informant and helped bring down some of the biggest US facing online poker rooms in the world, will probably avoid further jail time, according to media reports.  Tzvetkoff is currently residing in his native Brisbane and it is believed he will not [...]

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May 25th, 2014 by Maria T

Jerry Hannosh, the Arizona resident who turned to the state court’s system to help him regain some of the losses sustained after playing at an offshore online gambling site, has had his case thrown out by the Court of Appeals.  Hannosh claimed that he should be protected by state laws which help those who have [...]

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May 25th, 2014 by Renee K

Poker Stars’ entry into a regulated online poker landscape in California remains the issue that keeps interest groups divided. While most other issues have been ironed out and, for once, the Indian tribes seem to have reached a consensus about how online poker legislation in California should work, they still remain undecided regarding a ‘bad [...]

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