Monthly Archives: December 2013

State by State

Is Texas Block ‘Em the Answer to Legal US Online Poker?

Congress have been debating the legality of online poker in the United States for years. And one criticism that’s always been leveled at online poker supporters is the notion that it’s not a skill game. Most people who play Texas Hold’em and other variations know that this isn’t true, and good players will make long-term […]

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New York

MMA Fighters used to collect Debts in New York Poker Ring

Last April, the poker world was rocked when 34 people were indicted in connection with a Russian mob-run poker ring. Famed pros such as Justin ‘BoostedJ’ Smith, Abe Mosseri and Bill Edler were served indictments, as was notorious international criminal Alimzhan Tokhtakhounov and poker hostess Molly Bloom. As if the story of this underground poker […]

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New Jersey

Number of NJ Online Poker Accounts is Impressive but Could be Higher

After one month of regulated online gaming in New Jersey, the numbers are in: 91,531 players have created an account so far. The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement has yet to find out how many of these accounts are actually playing for real money. But we can reasonably assume that thousands of people are […]

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Poker News

Does Joe Barton really believe that God wants us to play Online Poker?

Not long ago, we covered the US Congressional hearing that was held to discuss the further expansion of regulated online poker. The highlight of the hearing included Poker Players Alliance director John Pappas debating with Las Vegas Sands VP of government relations Andrew Abboud. Pappas did a great job and was not only able to […]

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Why New Jersey is freezing out PokerStars for 2 Years

By now, many people have heard that New Jersey have suspended review of PokerStars’ gaming license application for two years. This means that the earliest PokerStars would be eligible for the regulated New Jersey online poker market would be the first quarter of 2015. In suspending Stars’ application, the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement […]

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PPA’s Pappas outduels Adelson’s Lackey at Online Gaming Hearing

For months now, we’ve been hearing about the supposed evils of online gaming from Las Vegas Sands chairman Sheldon Adelson. But finally, the Poker Players Alliance got a proper stage to refute the wild claims that Adelson has been making. Despite a snow storm in Washington D.C., an online gaming hearing took place on Capitol […]

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Norwegian Politician cries Mercy, quits PLO Challenge against Odd_Oddsen

Well so much for that big PLO challenge between Ola “Odd Oddsen” Amundsrud and Norwegian politician Erlan Wiborg. The pair was supposed to play 10,000 hands of PLO in order to prove Amundsrud’s argument that poker is a skill game. In exchange, Wiborg had a chance at winning 1m Kr ($170k) if he could beat […]

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New Jersey Online Poker would be great… if players could actually play.

It’s an exciting time for poker players in New Jersey because the state’s online poker sites are finally up and running. Unfortunately, some of this enthusiasm has been curbed because many players have had trouble signing up and/or playing at the sites. The rule is that you must be in New Jersey to play online […]

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Adelson a Liar? New Poll shows Americans wouldn’t mind Regulated Online Poker

If you’ve been paying much attention to the legal news on online poker lately, you’ve no doubt seen Sheldon Adelson’s crusade to stop regulated internet gaming. The chief executive of Las Vegas Sands is so passionate about his self-serving mission that he formed the Coalition to Stop Internet Gambling. And the biggest thing to come […]

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