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A Look at Global Poker’s Jackpot Sit’n’Gos

Anyone who has tried Global Poker’s Jackpot Sit’n’Gos knows just how much of a boost they can be to any player’s bankroll. The Jackpot Sit’n’Gos which made their debut on the platform in February have already paid out a whopping SC$15 million! This popular game format which only lasts a few minutes was launched as […]

Facebook and CMU’s New Poker AI Beats Five Poker Pros

Poker professionals may soon have to find new jobs as Artificial Intelligence seems to be taking over. Facebook and the Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) have recently built an Artificial Intelligence (AI) bot that was able to beat top human professional poker players in six-player no-limit Texas hold’em poker which is the most popular variant of […]

Belianin Gets DQ’d and Arrested at WSOP Main Event

Russian poker pro Georgii Belianin was disqualified from the WSOP Main Event, issued a ban from entering Caesars properties and then arrested upon attempting to trespass. Belianin Gets in Trouble After Being Disqualified from WSOP Main Event Day 1C of the World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event was all set to start business as […]

Unibet Poker to Celebrate One Billion Hands with Promos

Half a decade after the launch of its own online poker platform, Unibet Poker is on the verge of achieving yet another major milestone, that is, the poker operator is gearing up to deal its one billionth hand. This is a pretty big deal especially because it is an indicator of the rapid growth of […]

888 Given Green Light for Shared Liquidity in Portugal/Spain

Serviço Regulação e Inspeção de Jogos do Turismo de Portugal (SRIJ), the Portuguese gaming regulator has recently given 888 the go-ahead to offer shared liquidity online poker with neighboring Spain. Launched in early 2018, the shared liquidity project was a culmination of prolonged negotiations between the gaming regulators of Portugal, Spain, Italy, and France in […]

Players Awarded at the WSOP First Fifty Honors Gala

Late last month, the World Series of Poker (WSOP) announced that they would be playing host to an event that would be honoring the top 50 poker players as part of the 50th-anniversary celebrations. The event that the poker operator would be hosting would be referred as the WSOP First Fifty Honors Gala and the […]

WSOP Announces 2019 Poker Hall of Fame Nominees

The World Series of Poker (WSOP) has recently released the list of 10 finalists that stand a chance of being inducted into the 2019 Poker Hall of Fame class. These 10 nominees were determined following a public nomination process which was then followed by screening by the Poker Hall of Fame’s Governing Council. As it […]

Loot Boxes Aren’t Poker, But Are They Kinder Eggs?

Electronic Arts is one of the companies that has the most to lose if loot boxes, an in-game purchasable good, are ever found to be a form of gambling. With the company already taking fire from Belgium and the Netherlands, where these devices have been banned, EA has the important task to convince UK Members […]

NHS To Open Gambling Addiction Clinic for Children as Young as 13.

There have been growing concerns that online gaming sites and targeted advertisements have been fueling the rise of problem gambling among young people in the United Kingdom. A number of initiatives have been launched in the recent past to address the issue and tackle the problem with one of the latest being plans by the […]

United States Congress Plans to Defund DOJ Wire Act Efforts

The United States Department of Justice under the Trump Administration has been the center of attention for the past several months due to its new interpretation of the 1961 Wire Act. Previously, as per the 2011 reinterpretation of the law, its applicability was only limited to interstate sports betting. However, the new interpretation of the […]

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United States Congress Plans to Defund DOJ Wire Act Efforts

The United States Department of Justice under the Trump Administration has been the center of attention for the past several months due to its new interpretation of the 1961 Wire Act. Previously, as per the 2011 reinterpretation of the law, its applicability was only limited to interstate sports betting. However, the new interpretation of the […]

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 […]

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

Unibet Poker to Celebrate One Billion Hands with Promos

Half a decade after the launch of its own online poker platform, Unibet Poker is on the verge of achieving yet another major milestone, that is, the poker operator is gearing up to deal its one billionth hand. This is a pretty big deal especially because it is an indicator of the rapid growth of […]

Players Awarded at the WSOP First Fifty Honors Gala

Late last month, the World Series of Poker (WSOP) announced that they would be playing host to an event that would be honoring the top 50 poker players as part of the 50th-anniversary celebrations. The event that the poker operator would be hosting would be referred as the WSOP First Fifty Honors Gala and the […]

Triton Poker Set to Host Largest-Ever Buy-in Tournament

This August, the Triton Super High Roller Series will be breaking yet another record by hosting the largest-ever buy-in tournament in the history of poker. Set to go down in London, the high-profile poker event will kick off on July 31 and will end on August 7. During this period, the poker operator will host […]