Gregg Johnson

From sports betting to casinos, Gregg has written high quality articles for over 15 years for a huge network of different clients. He has always been an avid casual online poker player and so understands the ins and outs of the industry.

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WSOP Announces Special ‘First Fifty Honors’ Dinner

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 […]

Two Houston Poker Rooms Raided, Nine Arrested

Two Houston Poker Rooms Raided, Nine Arrested

On Wednesday, May 1, authorities in Houston, Texas came down hard on two poker rooms and arrested at least nine people during a raid that went down that afternoon. Severin Rasset, PokerStars’ Director of Poker Innovation and Operations, the two poker rooms, had been masquerading as “card clubs” in order to skirt state laws pertaining […]

PartyPoker Cracks Down on Bot Accounts, Recovers Over $700k

PartyPoker Cracks Down on Bot Accounts, Recovers Over $700k

GVC Holdings-owned online poker operator PartyPoker has recently revealed that it has claimed more than $700,000 over the past four months from a network of online poker bots thanks to the efforts of its Poker Fraud Team, its specialist fraud task force. Poker bots which are computer programs that are created by shady individuals to […]

Virginia Legalizes Online Poker with Governor Approval

Virginia Legalizes Online Poker with Governor Approval

Virginia just got approval from the state’s governor, Ralph Northam, to push ahead with introducing a working legal framework for online gambling and poker. Virginia Paves a Future for Online Poker in the State After last week’s success of SB 1126, only one signature was needed for the draft to become a fully-endorsed piece of […]

PartyPoker Launches New Twitch Channel, Puffs Up Team Online

PartyPoker Launches New Twitch Channel, Puffs Up Team Online

Renowned online poker operator PartyPoker has been very busy solidifying its place in the United States’ poker industry over the past couple of months. While some of the company’s moves have been unprecedented, it goes without saying that they make total sense especially when viewed from a business perspective – these developments have not only […]

PartyPoker’s New VIP Tier, Diamond Club Elite Now Live

PartyPoker’s New VIP Tier, Diamond Club Elite Now Live

When it comes to loyalty and VIP programs, most online poker rooms tend to focus more on rewarding their casual and recreational gamers. Not PartyPoker though – the leading online poker room has taken a rather different approach where instead of completely focusing on the low tier games, it targets the high-volume grinders. To further […]

New York Online Poker on the Sidelines Thanks to Study Bill

New York Online Poker on the Sidelines Thanks to Study Bill

New Yorkers who looking forward to online poker being legalized in the state might be waiting even longer thanks to a new bill that seeks to study the effects of gambling. A00591, the bill in question, is seeking to “commission a statewide evaluation regarding the extent of gambling by New York state residents.” One of […]

PartyPoker Announces the Creation of Its First Player Panel

PartyPoker Announces the Creation of Its First Player Panel

Lots of poker-related companies have been working very hard to promote the games in all parts of the world, but Partypoker, which is currently considered to be the leading player in the online poker industry, has certainly done much more to be where it is right now. A number of changes have been adopted and […]

Kentucky Appeals Court Overturns Ruling Against PokerStars

Kentucky Appeals Court Overturns Ruling Against PokerStars

A Kentucky appeals court has recently overturned what is considered to be the largest ruling against a company in the history of the state. The three-judge appeals court panel voted to release the Stars Group, formerly PokerStars, from an $870 million judgment that was awarded back in 2015 by a trial judge. Franklin Circuit Judge […]

Partypoker Announces Last Minute “Christmas Freeze” Series

Partypoker Announces Last Minute “Christmas Freeze” Series

In a surprise move, renowned online poker operator Partypoker has announced a new online tournaments series, Christmas Freeze, that will run alongside PokerStars’ Winter Series over the next few weeks. The schedule for the tournament series is yet to be officially announced but the operator’s lobby has already listed the Christmas Free tournament – apparently, […]