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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...

Switch Poker Offers Multitabling Features

There’s no doubt that mobile gaming is the next great frontier in online poker. It seems that nearly every week, one poker site or another is adding new games to their mobile poker room, ...  Read more...

World Series of Poker Kicks Off in Vegas

It’s a busy time of year for poker. Many online gambling companies are trying to take part in newly regulated markets in Spain and Germany, while players in the United States and Australia are ...  Read more...

Marvin Rettenmaier Claims Victory at WPT

After a wild final table and a heads-up battle that lasted nearly 70 hands, Marvin Rettenmaier finally took down the World Poker Tour World Championship. The win marked Rettenmaier’s first ever ...  Read more...

Rumors on Spanish Poker Regulations

With less than a week remaining before new regulations go into effect in Spain that will usher in a new era of online poker in the country, rumors are swirling that one prominent Spanish sports ...  Read more...

Rettenmaier Has Big Lead at WPT World Championship

It seems as though we’ve been talking about Marvin Rettenmaier a lot this week. First, the popular young German poker pro signed a new deal that saw him join Team Party Poker just in time for the ...  Read more...

Australia Considers Online Poker Regulations

Look out Australia – national online poker regulation could be coming sooner than you think. According to a report by The Daily Telegraph, Australia’s federal government is strongly considering ...  Read more...

Progress Made on European Licensing Schemes

Just days after bwin.party made the decision to move forward with paying four years of back taxes to the Spanish government, it seems that they have gotten good news – in another European nation. ...  Read more...

Marvin Rettenmaier Joins Team Party Poker

Over the last three years, Germany professional Marvin Rettenmaier has been one of the most prolific players in European poker. He had done most of this as a member of the Titan Poker team, until ...  Read more...

Bwin.party to Pay Spanish Taxes

When Spain revealed recently that operators seeking online poker licenses in their newly regulated market would be expected to pay taxes on their last four years of operations in the country, ...  Read more...

Bodog Extends Sponsorship with Pasalic

Bodog Poker and professional poker player Tatjana Pasalic – known as “TattyTats” in the online poker world – have extended their sponsorship deal for a second year, with Pasalic set to remain a ...  Read more...

Nominations for Women in Poker Hall of Fame

While poker is largely dominated by male competitors, women have always been an important part of the game’s world. Unlike in many sports, men and women can compete on equal footing across the ...  Read more...

New Bracelet Design Revealed for 2012 WSOP

If you happen to win a bracelet at this year’s World Series of Poker, there’s a good chance you might want to show off your gold bracelet. Sure, this has always been true, but now you might find ...  Read more...

Revenues Up Slightly for bwin.party

After a turbulent year for the newly formed company, bwin.party announced this week that revenues were up slightly in the first quarter of 2012. Overall, the company brought in €215.9 million in ...  Read more...

‘The Micros’ Set for Return as Web Comic

If you’re like many online poker players, you may have noticed that there’s been a little something missing from the world of online poker over the past few months. No, it’s not Full Tilt Poker ...  Read more...

Tax Could Derail Spanish Online Poker

We’ve talked a lot recently about the upcoming plans to regulate Spain’s online poker market. The regulations are set to kick in on June 1st, when Spain will begin awarding licenses to some of ...  Read more...

Online Poker for Nevada Expected 2013

It may be slow in coming, but online poker in the state of Nevada will be a reality soon. But according to a meeting held Monday, it may not quite as soon as some players – and potential ...  Read more...

Spanish Online Poker Regulation

For close to a year now, Spanish online poker players have awaited the beginning of the regulatory scheme that their government was planning to put into place. Now, a date for the beginning of ...  Read more...

Belgium’s Restricted Online Poker Sites

Sporadically we have talked about certain European countries (see our international countries poker list) and how they have begun to crack down on online poker. While a country like England is ...  Read more...

Bwin.Party Joins up with Indian Tribe

While bwin.party needs online poker to be legalized in the state of California, it is fully ready to enter the US poker market. If the game is made legal bwin.party has already finalized a deal ...  Read more...

Regulated Online Poker in Spain

Believe it or not, Spain was one of the few European countries that sets irrational laws making it impossible for online poker to thrive there. On June 1st Spain will be running online poker for ...  Read more...

French Online Poker Report 2012

A new report out from France’s online gambling regulatory body shows a mixed bag for online poker in the country, as some segments of the market have done far better than others over the last ...  Read more...

Lock Poker Leaving Merge

Lock Poker has been one of the largest and most independent rooms on the Merge Gaming Network for some time now. The room had built an impressive team of sponsored professionals, and had even ...  Read more...

rUabot defeats Negreanu easily

Heading into the first ever Limit Hold’em Challenge on PokerStars Saturday, many observers had pegged the encounter as too close to call. On the one hand, you had Daniel Negreanu – one of the ...  Read more...

PokerStars 80 Billionth Hand

It’s hard to imagine 80 billion of…well, of anything, really. So when an online poker site says they’re dealing the 80 billionth cash game hand in the site’s history, that definitely says ...  Read more...

Negreanu Limit Hold’em Challenge

Limit hold’em is a great game, and for a long time, it was by far the most popular betting style in the most popular poker game in the world. But over the last decade, no-limit Texas hold’em has ...  Read more...

European Poker Tour’s Ninth Season

The European Poker Tour has constantly tweaked its formula in order to adjust to the changing poker world. However, their plans for Season Nine, which will begin later in 2012, may mark one of ...  Read more...

Playtech Success & iPoker Struggles

Online poker and casino software developer Playtech has had lots of good news to share as of late. The Israeli company has seen massive revenue increases in almost every one of their ventures ...  Read more...