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    • 17 September 2015

      First Legal Poker Tourney in Norway Ran by Amaya

      The Amaya Gaming Group has made a number of big strides for poker since taking over PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker last year. One of their brands is Global Poker Tours Ltd, and they have announced that the 2016 Norweigian Championships for poker will actually be held in Norway this year for the first time ever. It's been held overseas for over 12 years in a variety of other countries including Ireland, Latvia and England.

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    • 17 September 2015

      PokerStars Accepting Mexican Deposits Through Oxxo

      In recent news, PokerStars will now be accepting deposits through a partnership with a major convenience store chain in Mexico. The name of the chain is Oxxo, and it has over 13,000 different locations as one of the main chains in the country. Because the banking system is so restrictive, especially with foreign transactions, this represents a much-needed viable option for players who want to get in on the action with the largest poker site in the world. Emulating Ukash Coupons

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    • 11 September 2015

      PayPal Enters Nevada Online Poker Market

      In many parts of the world, PayPal is a viable and common method for making reliable deposits and withdrawals for various forms of online gambling. In the United States, however, they pulled out of that market over a decade ago. For the first time, however, they are offering payments for online poker in Nevada through Caesars Interactive Entertainment. This is being offered for players on the WSOP.com platform with expansions coming soon. Future Expansion

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    • 11 September 2015

      Online Poker to Be Discussed for New York

      A four-hour session for the Senate Racing, Gaming and Wagering Committee is due in New York to discuss the future of Internet poker in the state. In a session being called "Discussing the Future of Online Poker in New York State," lots of expert winesses are going to be called to testify and give the state senate something to think about. One of the key individuals due to be called is John Pappas, the executive director of the Poker Players Alliance (PPA for short).

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    • 07 September 2015

      Amaya Gaming Group Running Simultaneous Poker Events

      Last year when the Amaya Gaming Group purchased the Rational Group, it brought the center of the online poker world to Canada. With both PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker, the two top brands in the online poker space, under the same umbrella, Amaya has shown that they are very serious about getting this sector of the industry back to the popularity it once had. That's why the month of September is going to see two major events running, one from each of these brands. The 2015 WCOOP

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    • 04 September 2015

      US Plans Revealed for World Poker Fund

      The laws for online poker in the United States are all over the place. Federal laws like the Wire Act and UIGEA overlap with state laws, which are different in virtually all of the 50 states, to create chaos and confusion among players. The World Poker Fund releases this, and they have announced that they're going to push for subscription-based poker sites in the United States. These plans are expected to be rolling out by the end of the year. Why Subscription-Based?

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    • 26 August 2015

      Huge Draw for the Goliath Poker Tournament

      Poker tournaments still get a lot of attention in the United Kingdom, and the Grosvenor UK Poker Tour is a good example of that. The Goliath tournament is one of their annual events that gets a lot of press because of the overwhelming number of entries that it typically earns, and this year was no different. The guaranteed prize pool was £250,000, and that's pretty sizable in itself considering that the entry fee is just £120.

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    • 25 August 2015

      California Legislation Hopes Faltering Yet Again

      In the United States, each individual state has to regulate online gambling independently of the others because of how the federal government seems like they're never going to get anything through Congress until the states have their own thing going. Because California is such a huge state with such an overwhelming population, when they regulate any part of the industry, it's going to be a big influence on the rest of the nation.

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    • 05 August 2015

      Daughter of Poker Pro Wins WSOP National Championship

      They say that the apple doesn't fall far from the tree, and in the case of Joel and Loni Harwood, that seems to be the case. Joel is known for being a professional in the game, and his daughter Loni (also a professional poker player) picked up a win at the 2015 World Series of Poker National Championship. This is an impressive win in an important tournament, and it probably goes a long way towards establishing her own legacy and getting out from the shadow of her father. Details on the Win

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    • 05 August 2015

      Guts.com Inks Online Poker Deal With Microgaming

      Guts.com is known for having a solid online casino that uses a wide variety of software companies to give players an excellent selection of games. This selection is going to be boosted once again after a recent announcement that they are going to be adding online poker to their lineup. Thanks to a new deal with Microgaming, Guts.com will offer online poker services through MPN, the Microgaming Poker Network. Relationship With Microgaming

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    • 27 July 2015

      More Proof California Needs Online Poker

      California has been one of the major states to try to get online poker legislation passed consistently for the past few years to no avail. Every year politicians come out and say that this is the year for online poker, and every year comes and goes with no advancement of actual regulation or legislation. A new survey shows just how much people in California want online poker, and it shows that politicians should do something about it. A Massive Two-Thirds Majority

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    • 27 July 2015

      World Poker Fund Hires Expert Lawyer

      The World Poker Fund has recently hired an important lawyer in their development of online poker in the United States. For their Online and Interactive Gaming Committee, Martin D. Owens Jr. has been hired as a chief advisor. This is a key position that will help to drive the direction of their efforts and maximize the efficiency levels for how they use their resources. The History of Owens Martin D. Owens Jr.

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    • 22 July 2015

      PokerStars Could Enter US Daily Fantasy Sports Market

      Something you have to remember about PokerStars is that they still have the information of thousands of players who were super into online poker before they were forced out of the market by Black Friday on April 15, 2011. They've been sending out surveys to a lot of these players recently testing the waters to see how much interest there would be in tapping that player pool over daily fantasy betting. The Daily Fantasy Betting Phenomenon

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    • 22 July 2015

      $4.9 Million Raised for Global Poker Index

      Global Poker Index (GPI) is a company based around the idea of bringing together poker under one central league and ranking system. Mediarex Sports & Entertainment is the parent company of GPI, and they've recently raised $4.9 million in funding to back GPI in its quest to bring all poker players together under one set of rankings. Because poker is full of different groups of people scattered all over the world, there is a lot to be said for the idea of bringing them all under one umbrella.

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    • 16 July 2015

      American Gaming Association Changes Online Poker Focus

      The American Gaming Association is a very important entity for gambling companies in the United States. They act as a sort of trade and lobbying body, and they are the largest such organization in the US. They showed support for quite a while for federally-regulated online poker, but they have changed that support to now being against it. A lot of people have asked for an explanation on that switch, and now they get one. Lack of Consensus

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    • 06 July 2015

      Takahiro Nakai From Osaka Wins WSOP Event 57

      A total field of 2,497 players were in attendance for the World Series of Poker event 57, a $1,000 buy-in no-limit hold'em event. This event used nine-handed tables, the norm for this style of poker, and it was won by Takahiro Nakai. Nakai is 36 years old, and he resides in Osaka, Japan. This was his first trip to Las Vegas, his first time playing in the World Series, his first final table and his first World Series bracelet. Talk about making a lot of firsts at the same time.

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    • 01 July 2015

      More Bracelets Awarded at the WSOP

      There are tons of events at the World Series of Poker, but it was event 45 that saw Upeshka De Silva, 27 from Texas, take down a $424,577 win. The game was no-limit hold'em, and the buy-in was for $1,500. These smaller buy-in events have been turning out some major prize funds, and a total of $2.23 million was up for grabs in this event. This was Silva's first bracelet, and he fought off some major names at the final table to win it. The World Series of Hold'em

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    • 23 June 2015

      Ourgame International to Purchase World Poker Tour

      In the history of poker over the past two decades, few brands have been as important as the World Poker Tour. First founded in 2002, this brand was responsible for major tournaments that were televised with hole cameras for the first time outside of the WSOP, and it turned into a major show with a lot of followers that helped to drastically increase the popularity of no-limit hold'em poker.

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    • 23 June 2015

      Ivan Luca First Argentinian to Win WSOP Bracelet

      In the World Series of Poker, there are tons of different events at different buy-in levels for different types of poker. If you come out on top in one of these events, then you're given a gold bracelet as a winning token along with your prize money. Ivan Luca picked up the very first bracelet won by an Argentinian at Event 30 in this year's WSOP. Over $350,000 Won by Luca

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    • 17 June 2015

      John Gale Beats Odds and Wins WSOP NLH Turbo Event

      In another chapter of an amazing story, British John Gale picked up his second World Series of Poker bracelet. This second bracelet came in the $1,500 turbo no-limit hold'em event, a two-day event with a very fast blind structure. He picked up a solid $298,290 for winning this tournament, but the rest of his story is pretty impressive as well. Beating the Odds Repeatedly

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    • 09 June 2015

      Viejas Attack PokerStars With Inaccurate Radio Ads

      Online poker in California has been under debate for several years, and one of the main reasons it hasn't made it anywhere in that time is that certain native tribes have been seriously combating the initiative to keep out major competitors like top-tier online poker sites. They've also been working to keep out racetracks, who have been lobbying to get a piece of any expansion of online gambling since their revenues have been consistently falling over time. Shots Fired

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    • 09 June 2015

      Potential Cheating Scandal Happens in WSOP Event

      Valeriu Coca was a player in the $10,000 heads-up no-limit hold'em championship event, and after his fifth-place finish for over $54,000, there is some suspicion that he could have been cheating. While there is no concrete evidence against him at this time, there's a ton of circumstantial evidence that's piling up quickly. His win came after he beat five players, and all five of them have noted they were suspicious of his behavior and play during the games. A History of Shady Behavior

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    • 08 June 2015

      Tuan Le Repeats in WSOP 2-7 Triple Draw Championship

      At the World Series of Poker each year, there is a series of championship events for all of the common games. These events have a standard $10,000 buy-in, and for all of the non-hold'em games, they are typically seen as the world championship each year for that particular event. Tuan Le won the 2-7 triple draw championship event last year in 2014, and he repeated that feat in this year's World Series of Poker by winning the same event again. The Final Table

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