Poker Rumours

May 1st, 2014 by Maria T

The March 2014 online poker results that have been released by the Nevada State Gaming Control Board have shown a 12.2% increase. The 12.2% increase in revenues show that the total has increased to $926,000 for March, whereas in February, the total was $824,000. Nevada launched online poker in April 2013. The first online poker [...]

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April 30th, 2014 by Renee K

While there are always those who are for online poker and those who are against online poker, it is always interesting to see what surveys show. The Coalition for Consumer & Online Protection (C4COP) recently commissioned a survey to find out how Californians feel about online poker. The results of the poll showed that at [...]

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April 29th, 2014 by Tom L

When New Jersey legalized online poker, PokerStars had partnered with a brick and mortar casino, The Atlantic Club Casino. PokerStars was not granted an operating license, and the casino filed for bankruptcy soon after the deal fell through. In July 2013, PokerStars made another deal with the Resorts Casino in Atlantic City. While PokerStars still [...]

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April 28th, 2014 by Renee K

The 2014 World Poker Tour has been won by Keven Stammen. Stammen is an American poker pro that has beaten a field of 328 poker players. He won an incredible $1,350,000. Stammen, who is from Ohio, has made it to three final table so far this year. The poker pro also won a prelim at [...]

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April 23rd, 2014 by Maria T

A statement released this week by New Jersey’s Democratic leaders stressed their opinion that the issue of online gambling should be left to the individual states to decide.  The Dems denounced efforts to introduce a congressional ban on federal online gambling, which would reverse the Department of Justice’s interpretation of the Wire Act. Deciding on [...]

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April 23rd, 2014 by Tom L

A new article in Forbes Magazine, entitled Can Online Poker Become the New King of New York? by author Darren Heitner takes a closer look at what it would entail to introduce online poker legislation in the state.  In particular, the article examines S6913, introduced by Senator John Bonacic, which would amend existing poker laws in the [...]

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April 21st, 2014 by Tom L

A Sioux City casino river boat has been given until July to shut down operations by the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission, and now its owners are weighing their legal options.  Penn National Gaming, which operates the Argosy River Boat Casino has said that it is most concerned for its employees and what the closing of [...]

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April 21st, 2014 by Renee K

An op ed article written by the two lawmakers seeking a federal ban on internet gambling, South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham and Utah Representative Jason Chaffetz, calls for the issue to be debated and “time-out” taken on the move to legalize internet gambling by individual states.  Writing for The Hill, Chaffetz and Graham attacked the Department [...]

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