Posted by Steve Ruddock on Dec 22, 2012 Posted in Live Poker News, US Poker News | No Comments »

As Nevada is gearing-up for a January launch of intra-state online poker (the first state in the nation that will offer legalized and regulated online poker) a number of other states are moving forward with their own online poker bills, looking to get out ahead of the curveRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Dec 08, 2012 Posted in Online Poker News, Poker Room News | No Comments »

With their Black Friday issues firmly behind them, it appears that PokerStars is positioning itself for a return to the US market. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the world’s largest online poker room (which also owns the second largest online poker room, Full Tilt Poker, viaRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Jul 18, 2012 Posted in Online Poker News, Poker Room News | No Comments »

Party Poker has made a stunning move this week, eliminating all high-stakes games from the site. Without warning the site simply eliminated all stakes above $5/$10 No Limit and $30/$60 Limit games. While the move is sure to draw the ire of the sites high-stakes/high-volume players, in theRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Jan 23, 2012 Posted in High Stakes Poker News, Poker Player News | 1 Comment »

One of the most respected and talented poker players has just spoken out on his blog regarding the current state of online poker, and the changes he feels are long overdue and necessary. As Galfond expected the Twitterverse and poker blogosphere has blown-up in response, with people fallingRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Nov 26, 2011 Posted in Live Poker News | No Comments »

Connecticut no longer has a monopoly on gambling in the Northeast as two New England States, Maine and Massachusetts, are both preparing to expand their brick & mortar gambling foothold in the Northeast, albeit Maine and Massachusetts are at very different points in the process – Maine isRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Nov 16, 2011 Posted in Online Poker News, Poker Industry News | No Comments »

On January 1st, 2012 Spain will join the likes of countries like France and Italy and create their own country-wide online poker network, and no less than 16 online poker sites have already begun the process of applying for a Spanish license (at an initial cost of €2Read Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Nov 16, 2011 Posted in Legal Poker News, Online Poker News | No Comments »

Earlier this year Nevada passed legislation that allowed the State Control Board and the Nevada Gaming Commission to draft regulations and standards necessary for online poker operators. According to Lipparelli, the legislature is likely to vote on the proposed measures in December, paving the way for online pokerRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Nov 06, 2011 Posted in Online Poker News, Poker Industry News | No Comments »

After the old guard took their lumps on Black Friday, the road was basically paved in gold for the mega-casinos who have recently thrown their weight behind online poker legislation in the United States. Even before Black Friday we saw a number of Brick & Mortar casino giantsRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Oct 21, 2011 Posted in Poker Gossip, Poker Room News | No Comments »

In 2006 Party Poker was the largest online poker room in the world, but after UIGEA legislation was passed the publicly traded company was forced to leave the US market, as well as facing the US Department of Justice in court –Party Poker would eventually strike a dealRead Full Article

Posted by Gerry Poltorak on Sep 13, 2011 Posted in Legal Poker News | No Comments »

Last year the Commonwealth of Massachusetts nearly passed a bill that would have brought two mega-casinos and several slot parlors to the state, but the bill was vetoed by Governor Deval Patrick (a supporter of casinos on the state) because of the exclusivity clause that would be givenRead Full Article