Playtech Announces “Strongest-Ever Quarterly Performance”

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Playtech announces a 28.6% increase in total revenue, to €116.5 million, for the third quarter of 2014.

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The Impact of Offshore Operators on US Regulated Online Poker Markets

By Jocelyn Wood

Industry: Competition from offshore networks may have affected the early stages of US state regulated markets, but all the major US-facing offshore operators have reportedly withdrawn from those markets.

Amid the technical problems with geolocation, difficulties processing financial transactions and low consumer awareness, revenues derived from New Jersey online poker have not met expectations.

No matter how out of line those early projections may have been, there is no denying that regulatory delays in getting software revisions approved and players having to submit sensitive personal information such as social security numbers in order to open an account have adversely affected …read more

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Borgata to use Crockfords Victory against Phil Ivey in $9.6m Cheating Case

WSOP bracelet winner pleads guilty to collusion and fraud. …read more

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Suiting Up for Poker with a Poker Face Suit

By Robbie Strazynski

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When the suit arrived in the mail, I was quite literally smiling from ear to ear. I couldn’t wait to try it on!

The game of poker has had its ups and downs over the years, but at its core it remains a fun pastime engaged in by tens of millions of players worldwide. While there’s plenty of fun to be had when playing poker online, for me live poker has always been where it’s at. After all, it’s not online poker that attracts fans to their screens to watch. Many players watch televised poker to improve their game, but …read more

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BlogNews Weekly: Johnny Lodden on Tournament Structures and a $100K Jackpot SNG Hits

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Each week, PokerNews brings you insight into the happenings at major poker sites including PokerStars, Full Tilt, and partypoker.

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The Winning Streak Continues...

In case you didn’t read my previous blog, I won almost 1,000 Euro between 13-18 October. The winning streak has continued since then. On Saturday, a friend of mine and I was close to scoring a decent payday in a soccer pool betting. We got 12 of 14 games right and earned about 50 Euro.
Liverpool was extremely close of scoring a winner against Hull City in the last few minutes of the game. Crystal Palace had a comfortable 2-0 lead away against West Brom in half time, but of course, West Blom sc[...]

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Mission Week: Win Your Share Of $225,000

Between October 28 and November 5, PokerStars is giving away $225,000 in cash prizes in two Mission All-in Shootouts. You can win your ticket(s) to these two tournaments by completing up to three missions: Play, Win, and Bonus.
The first mission requires you to play a certain number of Sit and Go’s, Spin & Go’s, or hands. The second mission can be completed by winning a certain number of games or hands. The Bonus comes if you complete both of the first two missions.

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Pokerfuse PRO: Unibet France Plays Catch Up With Twister Promotion

By Jocelyn Wood

Poker Room News: PokerStars Spin & Gos risk attracting players away from iPoker sites—Unibet.fr acts to counter the risk.

Unibet, which operates a poker room on the French regulated iPoker network, has put in place its own promotion to help counter the success that PokerStars France has seen with the launch of its Spin & Go lottery SNGs.

From October 26 to November 2, Unibet.fr is running a two hour Happy Hour session each day. Team Pro d’Amaury “xXxTheArtistxXx” Grelot will be playing €1 and €2 Twister SNGs at that time, and players who draw a seat with him and win will …read more

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Tsuchikawa Wins WPT National Philippines Main Event

Tetsuya Tsuchikawa from Japan is the winner of the first-ever World Poker Tour National Philippines Main Event. 385 players entered the tournament and it took 217 hands to play down from the final 10 players to a winner on the final day.
According to WPT’s website, Tsuchikawahad had lots of people supporting him from the rail throughout the final table. We can only imagine how they celebrated after he made this great call on the final hand to claim the trophy and the $156,849 first-place prize![...]

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Pokerfuse PRO: Malaysia Plans New Laws for Internet Gambling

By Jocelyn Wood

Law and Regulation: While they may not be as harsh as the new law in Singapore, liberalization cannot be expected.

The Malaysian Attorney General has given a speech in which he announced that his department would be submitting proposals to introduce laws governing internet gambling.

Attorney-General Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail explained that the “current laws cover gambling, but not virtual gambling. The problem is that many illegal gambling activities are done online. We need to have a new set of laws or amend the old laws.”

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2011 WSOP Bracelet Winner Darren Woods Pleads Guilty to Fraud and Collusion

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WSOP bracelet winner Darren Woods and his father Morteza Gharoon risk being sentenced with prison time on Dec. 17.

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Federal Judge Puts Kibosh on New Jersey Sports Betting

By Dan Katz

Once again, sports betting in New Jersey will have to wait as the curiously short-sighted American sports leagues get to take their ball and go home. On Friday, U.S. District Judge Michael A. Shipp issued a temporary restraining order, halting the start of a sports wagering regime in the Garden State, at least for now.

It was Thursday, October 16th that Governor Chris Christie signed Senate Bill 2460 into law, a law which lifted the ban on sports betting at New Jersey casinos and racetracks. The bill was overwhelming …read more

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Tetsuya Tsuchikawa Wins WPT National Philippines Main Event

By Dan Katz

There has been a bit of a lull in the World Poker Tour (WPT) Season XIII schedule since the WPT Borgata Poker Open, but never fear, the WPT National Events have come to fill the void. On Monday, the WPT National Philippines Main Event wrapped up, as Japan’s Tetsuya Tsuchikawa triumphed over a solid field of 385 players to capture the $156,849 first prize.

WPT Regional and National Events sort of fill in the gaps in the Tour’s schedule, offering poker players the chance to play in World Poker Tour-caliber tournaments, but at smaller buy-ins. …read more

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Chris Moorman on Moorman’s Book of Poker

By Lee Davy

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The recent announcement that Daniel Negreanu and Jack McClelland are to be inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame has once again got my mind ticking.

How long is it going to be before a member of the online poker fraternity is inducted?

I don’t know the answer to that question, but what I do know is the name of the first person that should be inducted. I am, of course, talking about Chris Moorman. The winner of so many Triple Crowns, people have stopped counting, and the first player to amass $10m in online tournament earnings.

Oh I nearly forgot.

He has …read more

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Full Tilt Remissions Could Go Unclaimed Before November Deadline

By Philip Conneller

The final phases of the Full Tilt remissions process due US players who have applied for remuneration could see hundreds of thousands of dollars potentially ending up unclaimed. That’s because some players who are still owed money may have supplied incorrect banking or personal information, and with the deadline looming less than a month away […]

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California Lottery Tops $5 Billion in Sales

By Charles Rettmuller

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BIG:W;hile lottery sales are likely not a barometer of how a regulated online poker industry may fare in California, it’s interesting to note that the California Lottery passed the $5 billion mark in sales –for the first time ever.

A press release announcing the milestone was issued recently and put the actual dollar total for the 2013-14 fiscal year at $5.03 billion. That’s a 13.2% increase over the previous year and marked five years in a row of solid gains.

State lotteries often help fund public school systems and California is no different. Of the $5 billion in revenue, a whopping …read more

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Nevada iGaming Revenues Drop 6.7% in September

By James Guill

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BIG:O;nline poker continues to slide in Nevada, dropping to its lowest point since regulators started releasing earnings. Also, overall state revenues continue to slide, down for the second straight month.

On Tuesday, the Nevada Gaming Control Board released their September earnings report. Online poker continued its post-WSOP slide, while losses on the Las Vegas Strip fueled a 2.1% drop in overall industry revenue.

Online Poker Drops 6.7% in September

The online poker industry in Nevada continues its post-WSOP slide, dropping 6.7% in September to $693,000. This was Nevada iPoker’s worst month since the GCB started releasing figures earlier this year. Worse …read more

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Lesniak Puts Blame on Credit Card Companies for NJ's Lack of Performance in 2014

By James Guill

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Despite being one of the industries top supporters, even Senator Ray Lesniak of New Jersey is admitting that the state’s first year performance hasn’t met expectations. However, he is shifting part of the blame away from states to credit card companies.

On Monday, Senator Lesniak spoke via Skype to the Mobile and Table Gambling Summit USA. According to the Press of Atlantic City, he spent most of his time discussing why the state fell far short of initial predictions.

Original Predictions Didn’t Make Sense

When New Jersey decided to legalize most forms of Internet gambling, the state became the instant industry leader. …read more

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Rattling the Cage: Poker Tournaments Where Chips = Cash

By Robbie Strazynski

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Pumping enough liquidity into the online poker player pool will remain the industry’s biggest challenge so long as governments cannot cooperate on matters of licensing, regulation, and taxation. Facing this type of adversity, online poker operators must adapt and think of new creative ways to draw in as many players as they can in order to survive and thrive. One way to do this is via the creation of new, unique, lucrative promotions. In this, many top online poker sites excel, rolling out special offers and deposit bonuses for both new and existing players to take advantage of. Not …read more

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What Online Poker Sites Fare the Best in SEO?

This week, the popular Scouting Report from PokerScout took a look at SEO from the major non-US online poker sites. In other words, when a prospective customer searches terms like “poker,” “online poker,” “holdem,” and “free poker,” how do the … …read more

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Pro-Gambling Forces Leading Adelson's Coalition to Stop Internet Gambling

According to an article published on Monday on , Sheldon Adelson’s vaunted Coalition to Stop Internet Gambling is ironically being led by former lawmakers who were pro-gaming. Oops. The article singled out former New York Republican Governor George … …read more

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Phil Hellmuth: camera hogging charity hero

Phil Hellmuth: camera hogging charity hero

Hellmuth haunts the cameras at the baseball ahead of his seventh year hosting the “All in for kids” charity event. …read more

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Florida iGaming Expansion Could Come Down to Governor Race

Florida is another state looking to expand land based gaming, and potentially join Nevada, Delaware and New Jersey as the fourth state to offer online … …read more

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It's Always Halloween at the Poker Tables

By James Guill

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Poker players have often proven that you don’t have to wait until Halloween to get dressed up. Whether it’s a lost prop bet, something done to get attention, or Phil Hellmuth being Phil Hellmuth, you’re almost certain to see a player dressed in costume at one major poker event a year. With Halloween around the corner, we look back at some of the best costumes of poker players.

Jungleman is probably hoping that Flamingo left a deposit on durrrr’s head.

Daniel Negreanu dressed as Scotty Nguyen one year at the NBC Nation Heads-Up Championship. We all love Scotty, baby.

Tony G thinks your …read more

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