Poker Rumours

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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January 10th, 2012 by Renee K

Florida’s Senate Committee approved this week a new bill that will allow the construction of three resort hotels in the state. SB710 sailed through on a 7-3 vote on Monday, and also has the potential to allow slot machines to be offered at pari-mutuel facilities throughout Florida, as long as voters give the final OK. [...]

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January 9th, 2012 by Renee K

Last year we were treated to the longest guessing game in online poker history, when Isildur1 was finally revealed as professional player, Viktor Blum. Now the poker forums are busy speculating once more over the identity of a mysterious player who appeared at PokerStars in recent months. Rumor has it that the player, known only [...]

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January 5th, 2012 by Renee K

The Governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo said on Wednesday that he was ready to see an expansion of gambling in his state. Cuomo, speaking during his State of the State address, said that New York wasn’t fully taking advantage of gambling venues in order to increase employment opportunities and economic development. “We have long [...]

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January 5th, 2012 by Matt W

The Alderney Gambling Control Commission has issued a new statement regarding its role in the ongoing Full Tilt Poker saga. This is first update by the AGCC regarding the beleaguered online poker site for several months. Last year, the commission revoked Full Tilt Poker’s operating license after the site failed to prove that it could [...]

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