Poker Rumours

January 1st, 2015 by Maria T

In one of the stranger stories we’ve seen this year, a convicted sex offender is being sued by his victims after he won millions in the Florida lottery this month.  Timothy Poole served a number of years in prison, and is now a registered sex offender, after he pleaded guilty for abusing a nine-year-old boy. Now, […]

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December 30th, 2014 by Tom L

Carbon Poker has opened up the New Year with a bang by announcing the return of the popular Carbon Online Poker Series from February 2015. The site will run the 76 event series from the eighth of the month for a period of 15 days, and has guaranteed $2 million in payouts. Carbon Poker has […]

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December 28th, 2014 by Tom L

Last month, Churchill Downs Incorporated announced that it would be acquiring the social games developer Big Fish Games in a multi million dollar deal.  This week, the group said that it was in the process of finalizing the deal, which could see the racetrack operator pay up to $885 million for Big Fish Games. An […]

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December 28th, 2014 by Maria T

Online gambling performed well in Delaware, it was reported last week – with November seeing the highest numbers in a five month period. There was a 22 % growth in the total amounts wagered by Delaware online gamblers  – up to $6.9 million. Table games made up 88% of this amount, while video lottery games […]

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December 27th, 2014 by Renee K

It has been an interesting year for online poker in the United States. While no new states advanced their intrastate online poker and gambling industries, efforts to block online poker on a federal level also failed. Online poker has certainly been part of the US political landscape this year, with Sheldon Adelson (head of Las […]

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December 23rd, 2014 by Renee K

Online gambling supporters believe that progress will only be made in bringing a legal and regulated industry to the United States if progress is made on an individual state-to-state basis. As such, groups such as the Poker Players Alliance have earmarked 2015 as a year to push the issue of online gambling across all states […]

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December 23rd, 2014 by Maria T

WSOP.com NJ, the online poker room serving New Jersey residents, has entered the holiday season with several great rewards for players. The site is running a series of Daily Gift Giveaways from now until January 1st, with random prizes up for grabs every day of the promotion. Random prize draws are held every day, and […]

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December 15th, 2014 by Renee K

When Sheldon Adelson, head of the Las Vegas Sands casino group and a virulent online gambling opponent, made a political comment in 2013, calling for the United States to ‘bomb Iran’, he never thought that the consequences would cost his company so much money. However, Bloomberg reveals this week that a cyberattack on the Las […]

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