Poker Rumours

January 31st, 2014 by Renee K

The Poker Players Alliance has started a campaign in Massachusetts, urging its members to push for the inclusion of online poker in SB101, which seeks to allow the Massachusetts State Lottery to examine the question of introducing online lottery services. The Executive Director of the PPA, John Pappas issued a statement to the Massachusetts Joint Committee on [...]

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January 31st, 2014 by Maria T

The man considered online poker proponents’ biggest ally in California, State Senator Roderick Wright, has been convicted for eight counts, including voter fraud.  It now remains to be seen whether the convictions (totally unrelated to online poker), will harm attempts to get a pro-poker bill passed in the coming years. On the one hand, Senator [...]

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January 27th, 2014 by Maria T

A number of media sources have reported that the Merge Poker Network has suspended the accounts of a number of New Jersey and Delaware based online poker players and customer support has told them that they have withdrawn all services to these states. This is not the first US state that the Merge Poker Network [...]

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January 27th, 2014 by Renee K

New Jersey authorities have arrested professional poker player, Christian Lusardi, following an incident which disrupted live play during the Borgata Winter poker festival in Atlantic City last week. Fraudulent chips were found during Day 2 of the schedule, leading to the cancellation of the event. Police were called in to investigate the source of the [...]

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January 26th, 2014 by Tom L

For the first time since 2006, when Pennsylvania introduced slot games to its gambling mix at terrestrial casinos, revenues have dropped at these businesses.  While total revenue was only down 1.4% (compared to other states such as New Jersey which has seen a near 50% drop since 2006), the signs are worrying for Pennsylvania, which [...]

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January 26th, 2014 by Renee K

The Poker Players Alliance has said that it is is “working overtime” to counter the efforts of the Las Vegas Sands boss, Sheldon Adelson as he continues his anti-online poker crusade.  Adelson has recently garnered the support of three state Attorney Generals, Chris Koster of Missouri, Jon Bruning of Nebraska and Alan Wilson of South Carolina, who are pushing for a [...]

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January 22nd, 2014 by Renee K

Should online poker become legal nationwide, the US industry could be worth as much as $2.2 billion a year, according to leading expert in the field, Dr. Khalil Philander of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.  Speaking in an interview to CardPlayer, Dr. Philander said that should US regulations change, the industry could reach higher [...]

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January 22nd, 2014 by Tom L

The latest player to enter the New Jersey online gambling market is the British Virgin Group, which will launch its internet gaming offering in the Garden State on Friday.  The Virgin Group took part in a five day test period of its systems just before the industry went live in November, but decided to iron [...]

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