Poker Rumours

January 24th, 2012 by Renee K

Illinois plans to take its lottery online within the coming months – a move which could bring in millions more in revenue to the cash-strapped state, but which has also attracted very negative attention by gambling opponents. An online lottery could attract up to 500,000 more players to the Mega Moolah game alone, for example, [...]

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January 23rd, 2012 by Renee K

The social gaming group, Zynga, which produces hugely popular games for Facebook players, such as FarmVille and Zynga Poker, is edging closer to the world of real money online gambling. The San Francisco based gaming company, confirmed in a statement on the weekend that it was examining a number of options that would help it [...]

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January 19th, 2012 by Renee K

Plans are in the making for a new look at the introduction of online poker, which could actually result in a number of states collaborating in a bigger plan to introduce multistate poker to players. According the Senator Jeff Danielson of Iowa, the latest opinion reversal published by the Department of Justice could allow the [...]

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January 19th, 2012 by Renee K

Ira Rubin, who has been convicted for processing payments for online poker sites such as Full Tilt Poker, Absolute Poker and Poker Stars, pleaded guilty in a Manhattan federal court today. Rubin worked from Costa Rica, operating a payment system which helped offshore poker companies move “billions of dollars in illegal gambling proceeds” which he [...]

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January 19th, 2012 by Renee K

The Chief Executive Officer of Poker Stars, Gabi Campos, announced to the industry this week that he will be stepping down from his job. Campos has been CEO of the giant online poker room for less than a year and a half and he stated his reason for leaving as the desire to “pursue other [...]

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January 18th, 2012 by Renee K

The Nevada based International Game Technology (IGT) is making a huge bet on the future of social gaming by purchasing Double Down Interactive for $500 million. This amount will be paid to the Seattle based company over a period of three years, subject to income generation, with the first $250 million being handed over right [...]

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January 18th, 2012 by Renee K

PokerStars.com has generated the wrath of its loyal players after it announced changes to its rake structure and VIP program. The online poker room informed players recently that it would be altering its VIP Player Points (VPP) system. Before the change, players received rewards each time they were dealt a raked hand and all those [...]

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January 10th, 2012 by Renee K

Speaking at a press conference at the Connecticut Legislative Office Building on Monday, the state governor, Dannel P. Malloy said that he believed that it was inevitable that online gambling would come to Connecticut. He said that he believed that there was a level of misunderstanding about internet wagering and its prospects in the state, [...]

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