WSOP.com celebrates 1 year of online poker with Anniversary Tournament Series

Exactly one year ago today, Caesars Entertainment launched its very own regulated, real money online poker site in Nevada via WSOP.com. On September 19, 2013, the online poker room became the second poker site regulated in the US, destined to rival the country’s first legal iGaming website, Ultimate Poker. It didn’t take long for WSOP.com to overtake the #1 position in Nevada. To celebrate its ultimately successful breakout year, the poker room is promoting a $70k GTD Anniversary Tournament Series. The Read more [...]

J.C. Tran parts way with 888Poker Pro Sponsored Team

A year ago, J. C. Tran was all the talk in the poker community. He was the leading November Niner of the 2013 World Series of Poker, holding the highest chip stack and heavily favored to go on to win the WSOP Championship. Things didn’t quite work out that way in the end, but the positive stature did get him a generous contract as a brand ambassador for the popular international online poker site, 888Poker. One year later, however, he has chosen to part ways with the internet gaming company. Tran’s Read more [...]

NJ Online Poker site jeered for cancelling 3 GSSS Mains in progress

It was supposed to be the biggest thing to happen to New Jersey’s nascent online poker market in its 10 month history. It was supposed to draw record breaking crowds to the Party Borgata Network. It was supposed to present the highest guaranteed payouts of any online poker tournament series the state has ever seen (in a legal sense, of course). The Garden State Super Series lived up to most of those suppositions, but certainly not in the way anyone could have expected. In what’s been described Read more [...]

Will PokerStars bring revolutionary Lottery SNG’s to US online poker market?

A few years ago, the mobile poker boom resulted in an explosion of fast-forward cash games at online poker rooms. As successful as that endeavor has been, expediting the mobile experience for tournament players was a much more difficult task. Heads-up hyper-turbos were available, but the prize just wasn’t enticing enough. Enter stage right – the Lottery Sit n Go. First introduced by French online poker operator Winamax, these ultra-fast, potentially high paying online poker tournaments are Read more [...]

Jonathan Evans win first ever live tournament attempt at Borgata Poker Open

Every live poker tournament enthusiast has to get started somewhere. For 28 year old Jonathan “Nolte” Evans, his entry into the $560, $2 million guaranteed that marked the kick-off of the 2014 Borgata Poker Open was his inauguration to live tournament play. He didn’t just have a positive experience in the unquestionably high-pressure environment, he managed to route the entire field, taking down the title and the top prize of $337,801. When it was all over, Evans was asked how he came to Read more [...]

New Jersey discussing online poker player pooling with Nevada

On Monday, September 8, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie attended a gaming summit at the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) in Atlantic City where he discussed many aspects of the state’s gambling industry. The closed-door meeting was also attended by a reporter from the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Howard Stutz. According to a tweet from Stutz, Gov. Christie admitted that he has “spoken” with Nevada’s Gov. Sandoval about the potential for sharing liquidity among the two jurisdiction’s Read more [...]

Federal Poker Ruling raises new questions about California Tribe’s Online Poker Site

On Friday, September 5, a federal judge ruled that an Idaho tribe was not able to present poker games on its Native American reservation due to the fact that poker games were not legal in the state of Idaho. The Coeur d’Alene tribe was ordered to cease all poker tournaments indefinitely. The ruling has raised eyebrows in California, where the Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel is preparing to implement real money games in its online poker room, PrivateTable, in the very near future. The state of Idaho Read more [...]

US Poker Sites won’t survive without Interstate Player Pooling

The online poker industry in the US has made waves across the nation ever since 2013 when Delaware, Nevada and New Jersey went live with real money iGaming markets, but they haven’t all been positive ones. So-called industry experts made lots of predictions, from the amount of money states would generate from online gambling to the rapidity of jurisdictions expected to follow suit. In reality, however, not a single aspect of the market has lived up to those expectations. Delaware chose to go Read more [...]

Top NJ Online Poker Network receives major software update

The Party Borgata Network, which includes Party Poker and Borgata, has been leading the online poker market in New Jersey ever since the state launched its iGaming industry in November 2013. Players have had numerous complaints about all of the available operators, ranging from login errors and system malfunctions to a remarkable lack of features in the software. Finally, almost a year after launch, Party Borgata has issued a major upgrade to its software that should significantly ease the tensions Read more [...]

California Tribe delays launch of Real Money Online Poker on PrivateTable

The topic of online poker has been exploding across California’s headlines for a few years now, but never so much as it has this summer. Legalization and regulation of internet poker has been debated rigorously in the state, but when the Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel launched an online poker room two months ago, announcing that real-money gaming would hit the virtual tables in the near future, it was a real head turner. That launch was scheduled to occur this week, but according to the tribe, initiation Read more [...]