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Will NY Abandon Online Poker for Sports Betting?

For years, the state of New York has flirted with the idea of introducing online poker legislation. Everyone seems to agree that it will be good for the budget and would no doubt be an attractive pastime for New York poker players. However, attempts to push bills to the Assembly floor have failed until now. […]

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Chris Christie: Sports Leagues Don’t Deserve ‘Integrity Fees’

After the US Supreme Court ruled last year to overturn a nationwide ban on sports betting, sports leagues had no choice but to accept that states would be opening their markets to legal and regulated betting. Throughout the process, however, these leagues have been demanding what they call an ‘integrity fee’ – a fee paid […]

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All American Poker Network Bought by 888 Holdings

The London-listed 888 Holdings has increased its presence in the US online poker industry by becoming the sole owner of the All American Poker Network, or AAPN.  888 acquired the network from its investment partner, Avenue Capital in a deal said to be worth $28 million. In 2013, the All American Poker Network was set […]

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What are the Chances for California Online Poker in 2019?

Another year has passed without us seeing any progress in California achieving its dream of a legal online poker industry. It is now more than a decade that poker players in the Golden State has been pushing to fulfill this objective with no success.  And while many are hopeful that 2019 will see a change to […]

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UFC Partnership Could See PokerStars Brand Reach 1.1B Households

The Stars Group has entered into a particularly lucrative partnership deal with the premier mixed martial arts organization, the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship). The world’s largest online poker room could see its brand reach 1.1 billion TV households in 40 languages and over 160 countries. The terms of the agreement have created a new sponsorship category, with […]

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Michigan Governor Says No to Online Gambling

Michigan gamblers were left stunned last week when the outgoing Governor Rick Snyder vetoed a number of bills that would have legalized online gambling in the state. The surprise decision left House Bill 4926 and its accompanying HB 4927 and HB 4928 out in cold. They were among the 40 bills vetoed by the governor […]

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