Party Poker NJ promoting frighteningly easy Halloween Missions

An eerie fog hovers in the distance. The ominous howl of a wolf echoes through the night. Faint scratching sounds waft from the cellar … Oh yes, it’s Halloween! And to help celebrate this spookiest of holidays, New Jersey’s number one online poker room, Party Poker, is scaring up some of the easiest bonuses in the business with its Halloween Missions promotion. These ghoulish giveaways began on October 27th and will continue until November 2nd, giving members of the online poker site plenty Read more [...]

Could rake changes at PokerStars reduce appeal in US online poker market?

Since the Canadian-based Amaya Gaming Group took over the reins of PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker via its acquisition of the Rational Group, several changes have been made. Many of those alterations have been met with less than positive reactions from the online poker community, especially on PokerStars’ end. With the world’s largest internet poker site awaiting an imminent launch in the US, some may be starting to question whether PokerStars is going to blast away the competition in New Jersey Read more [...]

2,200+ US online poker players may lose refunds from Full Tilt Poker

The events of Black Friday were disastrous all round for the US online poker community at large, but none were so negatively affected as American members of the former Full Tilt Poker website (prior to its acquisition and renovation by PokerStars parent company, Rational Group). Because the company didn’t have enough money to cover player accounts, the US government was forced to initiate a remission process. That task was handed down to the Garden City Group (GCG), which is in the final phases Read more [...]

PPA asks online poker players to vote against Anti-iGaming politicians

Editors of the Poker Players Alliance (PPA) website were very busy last week as the online poker advocacy group put together a complete list of all the US politicians up for election / re-election in 2014 that oppose iGaming in America. Deemed the ‘Poker Jokers’, or simply ‘The Jokers’, the PPA is encouraging online poker fans to “take the ‘jokers’ out of the deck” by writing letters to each politician on the list, and/or voting against them in the upcoming elections. Deemed the Read more [...]

Matt Kirby extends career with $84.5k win at 2014 Fall Poker Classic

At just 30 years of age, Matt Kirby of Bemidji, Minnesota just might be one of the best American poker pros you’ve never heard of. Unless you follow the Midwestern poker circuits, he’s probably failed to show up on your radar, but Kirby’s prowess on the felt has been proven time and again, trumped by his latest $84,502 victory at the 2014 Fall Poker Classic Main Event at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, MN. Kirby shredded the opposition throughout the Fall Poker Classic, billed as the “midwest’s Read more [...]

PokerStars Exec announces first change in VIP Rewards come 2015

For weeks now, rumors have been circulating as to just how PokerStars intends to change its VIP rewards system. It’s no secret that a reduction in munificence for the online poker room’s most loyal players was on the way, but no specifics have been divulged – until now. An announcement was made earlier this week by an executive of PokerStars, revealing just one of the many changes to come in the following years. Steve Day is the Director of the VIP Club and Ring Games departments for PokerStars. Read more [...]

NJ Online Poker and Casino Gambling better than Daily Fantasy Sports

Betting on Daily Fantasy Sports, or DFS for short, has been legal in the United States for many years now, unlike other forms of internet wagering, such as online poker and casino gambling. Those types of wagering were generally outlawed by the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006, which specifically carved out a niche for DFS. In 2013, Nevada chose to legalize and regulate online poker, while Delaware and New Jersey introduces a broader spectrum of iGaming that included poker and casino Read more [...]

Amaya “very pleased” with results of PokerStars / Full Tilt acquisition

Earlier this year, a relatively small gaming software company based out of North America made the biggest move the online gambling industry has ever seen, shelling out $4.9 billion to acquire the rights to the world’s largest online poker brand. Amaya Gaming’s procurement of Rational Group, parent company of PokerStars and Full Tilt, was an enormous move; one that some industry analysts felt the Canadian group would regret in the long run. Now that the latest fiscal reports are out, regret is Read more [...]

Legendary Poker Pro Phil Hellmuth says No to Wife Swap

In the realm of live professional poker, there are few names or faces more recognizable than that of Phil Hellmuth. He holds the record for the most WSOP bracelet wins at 13, has a monumental attitude that earned him the nickname “Poker Brat”, and is arguably the most intimidating heads-up poker player the world has ever known. Unfortunately, as much as the legendary poker pro loves publicity, his loving wife of 25 years does not. Thus he was forced to decline an offer this week to appear on Read more [...]

NJ Online Poker sites neglecting the importance of a Trust Seal

When we buy medicine at the drug store, a seal is in place to ensure it hasn’t been tampered with. When we get social security letters in the mail, the paper is embossed with an official seal to guarantee it’s a legitimate, government document. Purchasing meat from the local grocer, the USDA seal of approval tells us it’s been sanctioned for human consumption. Seals are the backbone of trust and safety for American consumers, so why is it that much of the online poker and casino industry in Read more [...]