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Delaware Online Poker Bill Signed

There’s no doubt about it now: online poker is coming to Delaware. That’s the news out of the state after Delaware Governor Jack Markell signed the Gaming Competitiveness Act into law on ...  Read more...

Shuffle Master Backs Out of Ongame

Ever since the merger of Party Gaming and bwin, it was clear that the two companies held some redundant assets. One of these redundancies existed in the online poker sphere, where Party brought ...  Read more...

Hollywood Poker Folds

Hollywood Poker Folds

June 27, 2012  /   Mario Alfonsi

In a move that came with no warning, Ongame Network poker site Hollywood Poker has closed its doors for good, ending its run as one of the highest profile Ongame poker rooms. The site did not ...  Read more...

Satellites Begin for MicroMillions II

Are you a low-stakes player who wants to have a shot at the glory of playing on a big tournament stage? If so, that’s what PokerStars’ MicroMillions tournament series is all about. MicroMillions ...  Read more...

Bet365 Launches Sprint Poker

These days, it seems like every poker site on the planet either has – or plans to have – some form of fast-paced poker. Now the iPoker Network is joining the party, launching Sprint Poker, and ...  Read more...

David Baker Wins WSOP Mixed Games Title

David Baker has been one of the most successful players at the World Series of Poker never to have won a bracelet. Over the course of his career, he had 27 cashes during the tournament series, ...  Read more...

First Nevada Online Poker Licenses Approved

It’s official – online poker is coming to Nevada. The Nevada Gaming Control Board agreed to license two operators on Wednesday, giving them the right to offer online poker to residents and ...  Read more...

Rafael Nadal Officially Signs with PokerStars

Back in May, we reported on rumors that Rafael Nadal had been approached by PokerStars for a potential endorsement deal, and that at least one Spanish website was reporting he had already filmed ...  Read more...

Lock Poker Signs Felipe Ramos

Earlier this year, it seemed like Lock Poker was adding new young pros to their stable every week or so. With Lock busy setting up their new poker network, it’s easy to understand why that ...  Read more...

Friction on Microgaming Network

Usually, online poker players don’t have to worry much about the relationship between their poker room and the network operators. Even when a room decides to leave a network – as Lock Poker ...  Read more...

Some Fight Against Online Poker in USA

While progress has been slow, there’s no doubt that things are slowly moving towards the regulation of online poker in the United States. Nevada is going to have online poker ready to go within ...  Read more...

IFP Calls for Poker in UK Classrooms

Recently, the poker world learned of the Henry Street School for International Studies in New York City. This school was notable due not only to the fact that it had a poker club for its ...  Read more...

Pinnacle Purchases Epic Poker League

The Epic Poker League hasn’t exactly been one of the great success stories of the poker world. Since it was first announced last year, many players and observers wondered how Federated Sports and ...  Read more...

International Stadiums Poker Tour

When it comes to the International Stadiums Poker Tour, there’s really only one thing that everyone can agree on: it’s certainly ambitious. But depending on who you ask, the planned tournament is ...  Read more...

Belgian Court Rules Against Bwin.Party

Online gambling giant bwin.party has failed in its bid to be removed from Belgium’s blacklist, meaning they will still be unable to operate in the country – and those living in Belgium will have ...  Read more...

Delaware Online Poker Bill Passes

It seems like a daily routine now: another day, another state in the USA trying to regulate online poker. But unlike many of the stories we’ve talked about, this one isn’t about a bill dying or ...  Read more...

Odds Lengthen for Online Poker in California

Of all the states attempting to pass online poker regulations, California seemed like one of the most natural fits. It easily had a large enough population to support its own segregated sites; ...  Read more...

Wynn Applies for Online Poker License

Wynn Resorts is already one of the world’s biggest names in land-based casino action, owning and operating a number of casinos in Las Vegas, Macau and other locations. Now, it looks like the ...  Read more...

Matt Matros Wins 2012 WSOP Bracelet

Winning a World Series of Poker gold bracelet is the accomplishment of a lifetime, and winning two is beyond the wildest dreams of most poker players. So when a player wins three – especially ...  Read more...

PokerStars Cancels Macau Poker Cup

Over the last few years, no market in the live gambling world has grown at nearly the pace that Macau has. The Chinese gambling enclave has been fueled by Asian visitors playing baccarat, slots, ...  Read more...

12-Year-Old Learns Lesson on Gambling

Whenever there’s a debate over expanding online gambling, one of the biggest questions is how sites can prevent underage children from playing these games. Over the years, online poker sites have ...  Read more...

WSOP Begins with Big Wins and Stories

No matter where you play your poker – online, at live casinos, or just in home games with friends – it’s hard to ignore the biggest poker event of the year. The World Series of Poker is in full ...  Read more...

First Online Poker License in Nevada

In a historic moment for online poker in the United States, the Nevada Gaming Control Board has given permission to Bally Technologies to run an online, intrastate poker site in the state of ...  Read more...

Tentative MicroMillions II Schedule

Back in March, PokerStars put together a fairly unique online tournament series known as MicroMillions. The series featured exclusively low buy-in tournaments, and they occurred in rapid ...  Read more...

Nevada to Begin Online Poker Licensing

Many states have attempted to bring regulated online poker to the United States, but so far, only Nevada has actually succeeded in passing legislation that would set up a regulatory framework for ...  Read more...

Family Pot Service

Family Pot Service

June 4, 2012  /   Mario Alfonsi

When it comes to new and exciting innovations in online poker, they’re usually restricted to two areas. Sometimes, the poker rooms themselves come up with a way to improve their services, such as ...  Read more...

WSOP, Action Heading Up Off the Felt

Like any major sporting event, the organizers of the World Series of Poker want the attention of the fans and media in one place only: the action on the felt. However, in an event that lasts well ...  Read more...

Spanish Online Poker Licenses Awarded

Spain said that they’d start regulating online poker in the month of June, and they wasted no time in getting the first round of licenses out to operators. By the end of the day on June 1, At ...  Read more...

New Jersey Poker Bill Faces Delay

Poker players in New Jersey are going to have to wait a while if they want to play on the virtual felt. That’s the news out of the State Senate, where Raymond Lesniak – the sponsor of the ...  Read more...

Lock Poker Making Network Switch

Just weeks after announcing that they would break with the Merge Network and start their own online poker network, Lock Poker is ready to make the switch, which will take place on the morning of ...  Read more...