Congress to debate anti-iGaming bill and online poker exemption in November

The Sheldon Adelson backed anti-online gambling bill, known as the Restoration of America’s Wire Act, or RAWA for short, has been circulating political forums for months now. Designed to prohibit online gambling in the United States, including online poker and casino games, the bill will finally be debated by Congress in the ‘lame duck session’ from November 9th through the 26th of 2014. With Adelson’s billions behind it, there is a true threat that RAWA could make it passed congress with Read more [...]

Online Poker revenue falls in Nevada, rises in Delaware

Industry analysts and lawmakers across numerous US states have been keeping a close eye on the internet gambling markets of Delaware, Nevada and New Jersey. The summer months are generally considered off-season periods in the online poker industry, thus the revenue results for August were hard to predict across those US states. Interestingly enough, Nevada’s interactive poker revenue dropped considerably, more than 20%, while Delaware’s rose nearly an equal amount. In contrast, New Jersey saw Read more [...]

The future of Nevada’s WSOP.com after one year of legal Online Poker

Last Friday, September 19th, Caesar Interactive’s legal online poker venture in Nevada celebrated its one year anniversary. We’ll take a look back at how the internet poker site faired throughout its first year of operations in the Silver State, and peak into the future from the perspective of Bill Rini, the Head of Online Poker at WSOP.com. When the poker site went live last year, it didn’t take long for WSOP.com to overtake it’s one and only rival, Ultimate Poker, as the most popular Read more [...]

GSSS Finale a huge hit in New Jersey online poker community

Months ago, the Party Borgata network, the largest of all online poker networks regulated in New Jersey, announced the state’s most elaborate online poker tournament series to date. Entitled the Garden State Super Series, or GSSS for short, it featured 60 events spread across three levels of play – low, medium and high – and more than $1,000,000 in guaranteed prizes. Despite a major hiccup two Sunday’s ago, the GSSS finished with a bang last weekend as the masses logged on to participate Read more [...]

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 [...]