Poker Rumours

April 3rd, 2015 by Maria T

Online poker rooms in both Nevada and Delaware reported a strong growth in traffic following the merger of player pools between the two states. Numbers from PokerScout.com show that Delaware poker rooms saw the greatest improvement with the cash game average climbing to 110 players, from single digit figures before the merger. The Multi State Internet Gaming […]

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April 3rd, 2015 by Renee K

Financial analysts, Morgan Stanley have cut their estimate of the value of the US online betting market by almost half. The group predicted in September last year that the market would be worth $5 billion by 2020, but just seven months later, it now says that the market will be worth $2.7 billion. A number […]

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March 30th, 2015 by Maria T

An editorial article in the Iowa State Daily calls for the state to legalize online gambling in light of the growing popularity of fantasy sports betting in the state.  The article, written by the publication’s editorial board, points out that Iowa is one of only five states (Montana, Washington, Arizona and Louisiana being the other […]

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March 30th, 2015 by Tom L

The long-awaited online poker network between Delaware and Nevada was launched on Wednesday, allowing players from either state to play at licensed sites across the border.  Software for the platform, which took over one year to implement, is being provided by 888 Holdings. According to Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval the states are “leading by example to provide […]

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March 24th, 2015 by Maria T

A new bill has been introduced to the Nevada House Judiciary Committee which seeks to place limitations on interstate compacts signed between Nevada and other states. AB 414 in particular seeks to bar the sharing of online casino games, and to restrict the player-sharing agreements to poker only. While nothing has been confirmed yet, a […]

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March 24th, 2015 by Tom L

GVC Holdings, owner of Sportingbet, has hinted at a possible interest in acquiring Bwin.Party Digital Entertainment, parent company of Bwin Poker and Party Poker.  The group said in an announcement today that it was on the lookout for potential acquisitions, “something like” Bwin.  The group’s chief executive Kenneth Alexander said that GVC Holdings was keen […]

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March 23rd, 2015 by Renee K

Online payment brand Neteller’s parent company, Optimal Payments, announced its intentions to pay a record-breaking $1.2 billion to purchase its industry rival, Skrill Group.  Both payment methods are popular choices among online poker and casino players, used to fund igaming site accounts and withdraw winnings. Optimal Payments said that the deal would allow it to […]

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March 23rd, 2015 by Maria T

MGM Resorts has announced that it will not allow cash to be used during ‘in play’ games at poker tables in its gambling establishments throughout the United States. The new policy comes into effect at the beginning of next month.  While MGM Resorts has not provided an official reason for taking this decision, it is […]

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