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New Jersey to Share Online Poker Liquidity with Nevada and Delaware

Online poker players in New Jersey, Nevada and Delaware are about to experience a major change in their environment. That change will be the result of the State of New Jersey’s decision to enter an interstate compact that shares players pools from the three states. This latest development could provide …

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DOJ Launches Absolute Poker Compensation Program

The US Department of Justice is offering a new compensation program aimed at reuniting former Absolute Poker players with the money that’s been sitting in their accounts since the site was shuttered on Black Friday. Yesterday afternoon acting US Attorney for the Southern District of New York Joon H. Kim …

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Russia Denies Entry to Professional Poker Player

Russian authorities have barred professional poker player Anthony Guoga from entering their country to compete in a tournament. Guoga (aka “Tony G”) was all set to complete in the Party Poker Millions tournament in Sochi when he received word that he was not welcome in Russian territory. The ban wasn’t …

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World Poker Tour Cancels Korean Event Amidst International Tension

Escalating tensions between South Korea and China are being blamed for the cancellation of this week’s World Poker Tour event at the Paradise Casino at the Jeju Grand in South Korea. Organizers of the event put the blame for the cancellation on the increasing difficulty of travelling between the two …

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California Lawmakers Take Another Stab at Online Poker

California lawmakers are taking another stab at legalizing online poker with the introduction of The Internet Consumer Protection Act (AB 1677). The proposed legislation would establish a licensing scheme for the state; address the thorny issue of compensation for race tracks for not being allowed to participate in online gambling; …

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Feds Investigate Kansas High Stakes Poker Player

Brandon Steven is a Kansas business man and high stakes poker player who, seemingly, has it all. He’s a well-known on professional and private high stakes poker circuits where he regularly plays for massive amounts of cash. He’s also known as a sharp business man who owns stakes in several …

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Amatuer Wins Aussie Millions Poker Championship

When Shurane ‘Shaz’ Vijayaram walked away from the Aussie Millions Poker Championship with $ 1.6 million and a dream come true. Vijayaram’s big win was his first win at a live tournament table and long way away from his humble beginning as a small stakes pub player. The plucky amateur …

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Australian Online Poker Alliance Ready to Fight Poker Ban

Australia’s online poker community is gearing up for the fight of their lives and Australian Online Poker Alliance is leading the charge. The grassroots organization, which tracks its origin to a thread on the TwoPlusTwo poker forum, is engaging in a range of civic activism including an online petition. They’re …

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