Poker Rumours

May 12th, 2017 by Tom L

The New York Senate Finance Committee voted on Tuesday to move an online poker bill out of the committee and advance it to a Full Senate vote. Bill S3898 passed to the Assembly floor by a vote of 27 to 9, the Senate Racing, Gaming and Wagering Committee approved the bill by a unanimous vote […]

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May 8th, 2017 by Tom L

One of the industry’s best-known online poker rooms, PKR Poker, has shut its doors, citing financial troubles. Rumors started to swirl on Wednesday of last week when a temporary closure of the site, (for what was stated as a regular maintenance check), turned into 24 hours and beyond. On May 5th, Microgaming – which has […]

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May 4th, 2017 by Tom L

Florida’s House and Senate had to admit defeat on Thursday, after negotiators on both sides failed to reach an agreement that would see groundbreaking gambling legislation pass before the Legislature ended on Friday. At one point during the past few weeks, there were still hopes that an agreement could be reached before the Legislature ended […]

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April 30th, 2017 by Tom L

>As if Canada’s authorities have nothing better to do with their time, players at a seniors home outside Vancouver have been told that they may not enjoy their casual games of poker any more. Management at Richmond’s Minoru Place Seniors’ Centre told the group of 40 seniors – some of them as old as 95 […]

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April 30th, 2017 by Maria T

A date has been set for the trial of David Baazov, the former chief executive officer of Poker Stars. Baazov was charged by the Quebec’s Autorité des marchés financiers with insider trading during the multi billion dollar acquisition of PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker’s parent company 2014. A Quebec court ordered that opening arguments begin […]

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April 30th, 2017 by Maria T

This summer, we will see the online poker room, PokerStars, roll out its its new loyalty program, replacing the current volume-driven VIP program that has been part of the PokerStars landscape for over ten years. “The current monthly volume-driven rakeback model will be retired and will be replaced with one that rewards a variety of […]

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April 29th, 2017 by Maria T

While gambling revenue dropped in Nevada in the month of February, the state managed to stage a come-back in March and posted an increase in gambling revenue. According to the Nevada Gaming Control Board, revenues generated by casinos in Nevada climbed 7.5% to $991 million. This was an increase of more than $45.4 million on […]

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April 29th, 2017 by Tom L

A recent study by WalletHub showed which states in the US are the most ‘gambling friendly’, and which are among the states with the highest rates of gambling addiction. The basis of the WallteHub study was explained in its opening passage: “Over the years, more advanced technology has paved the way for new forms of […]

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