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Why PokerStars will win $870m Appeal against Kentucky

PokerStars’ parent company, Amaya Gaming, recently lost a big lawsuit to the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Judge Thomas Wingate, who’s from Kentucky, awarded the Bluegrass State $870 million after determining that PokerStars violated the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA) from 2006-2011. Amaya is now set to appeal this decision because they don’t think that they […]

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Enter Legal New York Poker, Exit the Underground Scene

New York City has one of the most-famous underground poker scenes in the world. And this is largely thanks to “Rounders,” which centered on Mike McDermott’s (Matt Damon) quest to succeed in New York’s underground poker world. But is it finally time for this romanticized, and sometimes dangerous, vision of New York poker to exit […]

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New York Assemblyman hates RAWA – Let States decide on iPoker

New York Assemblyman J. Gary Pretlow is one of the biggest proponents of online poker in the state. After introducing a bill to legalize the game in 2014, he’s continued to show support for iPoker as discussions get more serious. So it’s little surprise to find out that he can’t stand the Restoration of America’s […]

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Amaya’s €1.5b Bid for Bwin.Party to help them enter US iGaming Market?

Several major gaming companies have looked at purchasing bwin.party, and Amaya Gaming recently made a joint bid with GVC Holdings worth €1.5 billion to compete with 888’s undisclosed offer. Some of the potential benefits here are obvious because Amaya would add customer bases from partypoker, partycasino, bwin poker and the bwin sportsbook. However, there’s one […]

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