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Poker Community Mourns Russian Poker Star Liliya Novikova

On Wednesday, June 12, the poker community received some very disturbing news that one of their own, Liliya “Liay5” Novikova had passed away at the young age in an accident at her home. The esports player and renowned Twitch streamer was found deceased in the bathtub by an elderly neighbor at her parents’ apartment. According […]

BetOnline Poker Announces 100-Event Micro Tournament Series

Renowned online poker operator BetOnline poker has recently announced that it will be hosting a micro tournament series that will be running from June 17 to June 30. The tournament series comes just a short while of the recently concluded Turbo 500 mini-series which was held to celebrate the Indy 500 – this three-day event […]

Apple’s New App Store Policy and Its Implications

Technology giant Apple has recently changed some of its guidelines that pertain to how real money gambling apps are accepted into its App Store. As such, if you are one of the people who have been enjoying online gambling services from your iPad or iPhone via an app, you should brace for some very significant […]

Pending PartyPoker Software Update to Force Alias Changes

PartyPoker has recently announced that it will force virtually all of the customers its global dot com site to change their aliases or screen names through a major software update that is set to go live on June 17, 2019. According to the officials of the online poker operator, the move was is the company’s […]

50th Annual World Series of Poker (WSOP) Finally Takes Off

The 50th annual World Series of Poker has been one of the most anticipated poker events in 2019 and it has finally begun. On Wednesday, May 29, the event returned to the Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino with a total of 89 events as well as Daily DeepStacks tournaments and big cash games action. Already, […]

Industry Pros Launch New Training Sites for Poker & Esports

It is always great to see professionals and stars in various fields getting involved, participating or starting up initiatives that are meant to make their respective industries much better. In fact, a lot of progress in the fields of skill-based games such as poker and competitive video games has been through such activities. A number […]

Daniel Negreanu, PokerStars Part Ways After Twelve Years

Barely a week after tying the knot with poker personality Amanda Leatherman, Daniel Negreanu has delivered yet another huge announcement. Taking to social media (specifically Twitter), the poker legend announced to his fans that he and PokerStars were ending their 12-year relationship which was arguably the world’s most high-profile sponsorship. “I have an important announcement […]

WSOP Announces Special ‘First Fifty Honors’ Dinner

Anniversary celebrations are always a big deal regardless of what is being celebrated, but when it is the 50th anniversary of anything, it has to be commemorated in very unique ways. The World Series of Poker (WSOP) will be celebrating its 50th anniversary this year and already this celebration is anticipated to be one of […]

New Jersey Reports Dip in Online Poker Revenue in April

For the first in a very long time, the New Jersey online gambling sector recorded a monthly decrease in revenue during the month of April. While it has become a norm with online poker, it is still quite unusual for online casinos to decrease from month to month – a substantial decrease is even harder […]

PokerStars to Debut 6+ Hold’em MTT’s as SCOOP side Events

PokerStars has recently announced that its highly-anticipated 6+ Hold’em will be finally making its debut as multi-table format during the upcoming SCOOP tournament series. The debut of the 6+ Hold’em multi-table tournaments (MTTs) comes just a few months after the successful January launch of 6+ Hold’em cash games across the international player pool. The poker operator […]

Legislation News

Online Poker in Deep Freeze as NY Focuses on Sports Betting

On Wednesday, a widely viewed and anticipated hearing that was focused on the future of sports betting in New York went down. At the hearing, the stakeholders explicitly discussed whether or not to authorize mobile betting on sporting activities in the near future. With the state’s sports betting already on tap, the lawmakers have now […]

Pa. Supreme Court Strikes Down Part of State Gambling Laws

In October 2017, the state of Pennsylvania signed into a law a set of gambling expansion laws that have since played a monumental role in the growth of the state’s gaming industry. Some of the things that Pennsylvanians are now able to enjoy include sports betting and online casino gaming which is expected to make […]

West Virginia Becomes Fifth State to Legalize Online Casinos

West Virginia has officially become the fifth state in the United States to legalize online gambling thanks to a rather unexpected move by the state’s governor. The news of the new development came last Wednesday when House Bill 2934, otherwise referred to as the West Virginia Lottery Interactive Wagering Act passed through Governor Jim Justice’s […]

Industry News

New Jersey Reports Dip in Online Poker Revenue in April

For the first in a very long time, the New Jersey online gambling sector recorded a monthly decrease in revenue during the month of April. While it has become a norm with online poker, it is still quite unusual for online casinos to decrease from month to month – a substantial decrease is even harder […]

China Bans Online Poker and Games Associated with Gambling

China is not too happy about online poker. For a while now, the country has been systematically clamping down on various versions of the game. Recently, the Chinese government has introduced a series of restrictive measures affecting not only the online poker industry, but also video games. Chinese Government Clamps Down on Online Poker and […]

Interactive Gaming to Go Live in Pennsylvania on July 15

Nearly a year and a half since the governor of Pennsylvania signed into law legislation that proposed statewide gambling expansions, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has finally announced the official launch date of the state’s online gambling industry. Thankfully, online gaming enthusiasts within the state’s borders will only have to wait a little less than […]

Event News

BetOnline Poker Announces 100-Event Micro Tournament Series

Renowned online poker operator BetOnline poker has recently announced that it will be hosting a micro tournament series that will be running from June 17 to June 30. The tournament series comes just a short while of the recently concluded Turbo 500 mini-series which was held to celebrate the Indy 500 – this three-day event […]

Pending PartyPoker Software Update to Force Alias Changes

PartyPoker has recently announced that it will force virtually all of the customers its global dot com site to change their aliases or screen names through a major software update that is set to go live on June 17, 2019. According to the officials of the online poker operator, the move was is the company’s […]

50th Annual World Series of Poker (WSOP) Finally Takes Off

The 50th annual World Series of Poker has been one of the most anticipated poker events in 2019 and it has finally begun. On Wednesday, May 29, the event returned to the Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino with a total of 89 events as well as Daily DeepStacks tournaments and big cash games action. Already, […]