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Low Limit Las Vegas Poker Tournaments

I played my first live poker tournament in years this week at Sam’s Town. It was a $40 tournament that drew about 30 people and ended up with 50 buy-ins. First place was $600. The competition was soft, and it got me thinking that maybe smaller poker tournaments may be worth paying the excessive rake. […]

Weekly Roundup October 27 2017

Weekly Roundup October 27 2017

Online Poker and Casino Legalization Passes Pennsylvania Legislature The Pennsylvania Legislature passed a bill this week that would legalize and regulate online poker and casino games. Language in the bill also licenses daily fantasy sports sites and includes the possibility of sports betting should the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act get nullified by the […]

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Why Free Poker Sites Are Waste of Time for Players

There are hundreds of places to play online poker. Some are real money poker sites where players can win cash. Others are social media sites where players can play for free or spend money for rewards. Others are just outright free with no ability to spend money. There are play money tables at nearly all […]

Weekly Roundup October 13 2017

Weekly Roundup October 13 2017

New Jersey Enters Into Online Poker Interstate Compact New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed an interstate online poker compact with Delaware and Nevada this week. That will permit New Jersey sites to accept players from those states. The platforms could merge player pools between the three states. WSOP.com is the only regulated poker site that […]

How Nevada Online Poker Has Changed Since WSOP.com Launched Four Years Ago

After a two-day soft launch, WSOP.com held its official grand opening in Nevada on September 19, 2013. Unlike Delaware and New Jersey, poker sites did not hit the market on the same day in Nevada. At the time of WSOP.com’s launch, Ultimate Poker was approaching its fifth month in operation. The Nevada online poker market […]

Weekly Roundup September 15 2017

Weekly Roundup September 15 2017

New Jersey Online Gaming Posts Another Successful Month New Jersey online poker and casino sites combined to generate $21.3 million in revenues last month. Golden Nugget led the field with $5.2 million. This is impressive since the licensee does not offer online poker. Golden Nugget’s partner is Betfair. Online poker continues to struggle. These games […]

Bovada Bans Grandfathered Players in Five States

Bovada sent out an email to players in five states today. It stated that accounts with addresses in Delaware, Maryland, Nevada, New Jersey and New York will be closed on October 2, 2017. These five states were already barred from creating new accounts. This decision was made years ago. Players with existing accounts were permitted […]

Weekly Roundup September 9 2017

Weekly Roundup September 9 2017

Major Affiliate Publishes Jao Poker Warning Affiliate Professional Rakeback discovered several issues with a new poker site that is called Jao Poker. The article, published last week, goes over several reasons why players may want to avoid Jao Poker. These include an affiliate program that mirrors a pyramid, spam, use of PayPal for banking and […]

Weekly Roundup September 1 2017

Weekly Roundup September 1 2017

888 Hit With £7.8million Penalty The gambling group 888 was fined £7.8 million for failing to provide adequate problem gambling safeguards. It was discovered that a bug permitted 7,000 players that had self-excluded from the poker, casino and sports side of the business were able to deposit on the 888 bingo site. These players deposited […]

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Online Poker Returns to Bovada

Online poker is back at Bovada. The site’s PaiWangLuo skin is identical to what it was before it moved all poker players to Ignition Poker last year. The move brings online poker back right before Bovada’s busiest time of the year. It also comes as the PaiWangLuo network lost its title as the largest US-friendly […]

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888 Launches New Poker Game

There is a new game at 888. It is called “Flopomania.” It is a Texas Hold’em variant. This game is geared towards recreational players. It removes any skill from the preflop and alters how the game is players post-flop. Flopomania is available at six-max and full-ring tables. There is a button that moves clockwise, just […]

Weekly Roundup August 11 2017

Weekly Roundup August 11 2017

Australia Online Poker Ban Passes Senate Online poker players in Australia received bad news this week. he country’s senate passed a bill that effectively outlaws online poker in the country by amending the Interactive Gambling Act. The law makes it illegal to offer betting to Australian players. The ban also includes live betting on sports. […]

Weekly Roundup August 4 2017

Weekly Roundup August 4 2017

888 Accidentally Launches New Game 888 temporarily rolled out a new game out on Wednesday. It was not live long. 888 pulled it when it realized the tables were available in the lobby. The game was Flopomania. It is a Texas Hold’em variant. Folopmania removes the preflop betting round. It is replaced by an ante. All […]

Weekly Roundup July 28 2017

Weekly Roundup July 28 2017

Poker Players Prepare for Bitcoin Hard Fork Major changes are coming to Bitcoin on August 1. The cryptocurrency will have a “hard fork.” This is were Bitcoin will split into two different mechanisms. The current coins will exist, as well as a new coin called “Bitcoin Cash.” The change will occur around 8:20am ET on […]

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Which State is the Favorite to Regulate Online Poker Next?

Three states have legal online poker.  Delaware, Nevada and New Jersey all regulate the activity.  All three states launched the fully legal games in 2013.   It has been nearly four years since online poker has been legalized in any state.  It has not even gotten close.  Passing out of a California Assembly Committee is […]