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What Poker Games Can I Play Online In New Jersey The actual number of different poker games you will come across can be huge in number, whilst it is true to say that many players stick to playing ...  Read more...

Poker is the perfect game to play online. There are so many ways to take advantage of the Internet, from learning the basics, to playing against the computer as a way to hone skills and gain ...  Read more...

Poker Players Finding Refuge in Canada

With online poker being harder and harder to come by for people in the US, many players are turning to other alternatives as a way of finding a table to play at online. For many, this alternative ...  Read more...

888 Xmas Giveaways 2012

888 Xmas Giveaways 2012

December 13, 2012  /   Mario Alfonsi

Christmas time is said to be the best time of the year and the reasons for this are obvious, gift giving, visiting friends and family, and the elevated level of joy that everyone seems to be ...  Read more...

Absolute Poker Executive Sentenced to 14 Months in Prison

Absolute Poker has largely been lost in the shuffle when it comes to Black Friday discussion. The ongoing drama with Full Tilt Poker has dominated headlines for over a year, while PokerStars’ ...  Read more...

Lame Duck Deal Could Bring Online Poker to USA

According to a report by online gambling publication Gambling Compliance, a deal that would regulate online poker could be set to be pushed through the United States Congress as early as the end ...  Read more...

APAT Branches Out to New Poker Site

If you’ve been playing poker on 888 Poker, William Hill Poker, or even PokerStars, you might be familiar with the Amateur Poker Association & Tour, or APAT. The group is known for running ...  Read more...

Californians Split on Online Poker

If you’ve been following the progress of online poker legislation in the United States, you’ll know that California has been a key battleground in the fight over state-by-state regulation. It’s ...  Read more...

Rumors Fly about PokerStars and FTP

For months, the poker world has been on edge about the future of Full Tilt Poker. Players want to have a shot at getting their account balances back, and after the failure of Groupe Bernard Tapie ...  Read more...

WSOP Main Event Field Down

WSOP Main Event Field Down

July 11, 2012  /   Mario Alfonsi

One of the mostly unspoken fears that many had over the 2012 World Series of Poker Main Event was a worry about the size of the field. Last year, the poker world was pleasantly surprised to see ...  Read more...

5050 Poker Plans Liquidation

The strange case of 5050 Poker seems to be coming to a close. As we reported last month 5050 Poker had found itself in open hostility with the network it was a part of – the Microgaming Poker ...  Read more...

Full Tilt CEO Ray Bitar Surrenders

Over the past year, many of the people associated with the operations of Full Tilt Poker have become targets of scorn from the poker community. But perhaps none of them received more flack than ...  Read more...

Big One for One Drop Begins Sunday

It’s finally here – what could potentially be the greatest tournament poker spectacle of all time is about to take place at the World Series of Poker. Sunday will see the start of the Big One for ...  Read more...

Mizrachi Wins Poker Players Championship

Michael Mizrachi made history on Thursday evening, winning the $50,000 Poker Players Championship for the second time. That made Mizrachi the only two-time winner in the short history of the ...  Read more...

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...