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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...

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...