Poker Rumours

April 29th, 2013 by Tom L

Marc Lasry, touted to be the next US ambassador to France and a protege of former President Bill Clinton, has been forced to withdraw his name from the list of potential nominees after several of his buddies were arrested by the authorities for being part of an illegal gambling ring.  While the hedge fund billionaire […]

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April 28th, 2013 by Renee K

Michigan Lottery is keen to tap into the sale of internet tickets online as a way to generate more revenue.  The lottery has also stated that it wants to introduce online casino games to its repertoire of products.  However, public opinion about taking the Michigan Lottery online is split and strong opposition in the State Senate […]

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April 28th, 2013 by Tom L

InterPoker, one of the industry’s oldest and longest running online poker sites, has made a successful transfer to the Ongame Poker Network. In early April, InterPoker announced that it would be shifting its product from the International Poker Network to Ongame, owned by Amaya Gaming.  The transfer is meant to complete a dual move by InterCasino and […]

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April 25th, 2013 by Maria T

Hotels on the Boardwalk of Atlantic City are waiting impatiently for regulations to be ironed out so that they, in turn, can offer their players online poker and casino games under new laws introduced in New Jersey this year. One of these is the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa, which hopes to be among the […]

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April 23rd, 2013 by Matt W

Foxwoods Casino, the Connecticut based resort-casino owned by the  Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, announced the signing of a lucrative deal with the European online gambling network, GameAccount.  The deal will see GameAccount provide Foxwoods Casino Resort with play money games initially, although the platform will be able to support real-money gambling once the appropriate legislation is […]

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April 23rd, 2013 by Maria T

Joe Sebok, professional poker player, was caught up in a cruel scam which saw blackmailers try to exort money from a group of poker pros in return for not making public nude photos of them.  The photos were stolen from the players’ private email accounts which were illegally accessed by the blackmailers. In 2010, Joe Sebok was […]

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April 22nd, 2013 by Tom L

Yet another state is sniffing out online gambling possibilities, with news that Pennsylvania lawmakers proposed legislation to legalize and regulate it in the state.  State Rep. Tina M. Davis, one of the main sponsors of the bill tried to see opponents see reason by explaining that if the Keystone State wanted to continue benefit from […]

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April 21st, 2013 by Matt W

Two months ago, as part of a larger budget plan, Massachusetts lawmakers introduced a bill that would allow the state lottery to regulate online gambling, including poker in a two pronged plan.  The first stage would allow the lottery to offer tickets online, while the second allowed Massachusetts Gaming Commission to grant licenses to online […]

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