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The future of online gaming in the US up for debate by the BIGS

The BIGS are coming out to meet up in iGaming North America's fourth annual conference to be held in Las Vegas at Planet Hollywood from March 19th-21st. The BIGS? Andy Abboud, Vice President of Government Relations for Las Vegas Sands Corporation...

Harrah's Philadelphia pays out $183,000 Bad Beat Jackpot

David Gallagher took a king-high straight flush into battle against Anthony Nicodemo's quad kings on Sunday, January 19th, to crack a bad beat jackpot. The game was $1/$2 No Limit Texas Hold'em at Harrah's Philadelphia. The game was $1/$2 No Limit...

Jim Messina (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)Former Obama campaign manager hired by America Gaming Association

The American Gaming Association (AGA) kicked off the New Year by taking a subtle move right into the mainstream of the media when news hit the headlines during the week that President Obama's 2012 campaign manager Jim Messina had been added to the...

Daniel NegreanuDaniel Negreanu tops GPI Player of the Decade Project

The Global Poker Index’s Eric Danis and team went to work to put together the top nine poker players of the past decade. The idea sprouted and grew into a full blown project brought about by the summer of 2013 marking the 10th anniversary of...

NordicBetDoors close to NordicBet Players Outside of Nordic Countries

Starting January 2nd NordicBet players that are located outside of Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Iceland, and the Faroe Islands will lose access to the NordicBet site according to an announcement on Wednesday, December 25th. Players that...

Atlantic cityNew Jersey's online gambling accounts now over 125,000

The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) released the latest data on Sunday on the number of online gambling accounts that have been opened in New Jersey. The number comes in at over 125,000. The DGE's official report puts the number...

Bernard LeeBernard Lee's Full House Charity program gives more than 50 children a holiday package

Not only is Bernard Lee a RunGoodGear Team Pro, anESPN.com writer, and a media personality, he also puts his energies towards helping others in The Full House Charity Program. Lee partnered with Chili’s Grill and Bar Restaurants and his poker...

Atlantic Club CasinoNew Jersey's Atlantic Club Casino files bankruptcy

The The Atlantic Club Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey will close on January 13th according to news just in from the Associated Press. The Atlantic Club Casino Hotel is going to be broken down and sold off in a variety of parts...

Tom DwanTom "durrrr" Dwan and Full Tilt Poker say goodbye

Back in October of 2012, Tom "durrrr" Dwan and Viktor "isildur1" Blom joined Gus Hansen to become the new team ambassadors to Full Tilt Poker and became known as "The Professionals." That was then. Today the news broke in a report from from...

CaesarsMassachusetts Gambling Chairman focus of Caesars Entertainment lawsuit

A federal lawsuit was filed against Massachusetts gambling commission chairman Stephen Crosby by Caesars Entertainment on December 11th, 2013. Crosby is accused of intentionally interfering with a contract that would have given Caesars the right...

Skrill FREE $20Skrill and PokerWorks have a free $20 waiting for you

PokerWorks and Skrill have a deal worked out that allows our readers to take advantage of a free $20 just by using their Skrill account to fund an online poker site for the first time. How can you beat that? That free $20 could turn into the...

NJ Gov. Chris ChristieNJ Online gambling revenue expected to hit $1 billion by July according to Gov. Chris Christie

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie maintains his belief that online gaming will hit $1 billion in casino revenue by July although NJ.com has a report up that says analysts are estimating $300 million in revenue by this time next year. Christie's...

New JerseyNew Jersey’s new online gambling platform has over 51,000 registered accounts!

New Jersey's online gambling market has just been hit by a tidal wave of new users over the weekend. Bloomberg reported on Monday that over 14,000 new online gambling accounts were created. Since the soft launch of November 21st, the total of...

$767,000 Mega Beat Progressive Poker Jackpot Hit at Caesars Entertainment

The night before Thanksgiving, Wednesday, November 27th, the Flamingo Las Vegas poker room was the scene of a massive festival of excitement. The excitement wasn't about Thanksgiving and turkeys and pumpkin pie though, it was Caesars...

WSOP APAC features 10 Gold Bracelet events in October 2014

The second WSOP Asia-Pacific will take place from October 1st-17th, 2014, according to an announcement made by the World Series of Poker and Australia's Crown Melbourne and feature 10 gold bracelet events. Along with the announcement came the news...

Atlantic CitySix Casinos approved for full online gambling launch by New Jersey DGE

The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement Director David Rebuck announced in a conference call today that regulated online gambling in the Garden State has opened the doors to legal real-money gambling and players located within the state's...

Aussie Millions Main EventAsia Pacific Poker Tour teams with Aussie Millions 2014 Main Event

The 2014 Aussie Millions Main Event will become a part of the PokerStars.net Asia-Pacific Poker Tour (APPT) according to an agreement that was made. The news hit on Tuesday, November 19th, 2013, and should add to the excitement of the 16th annual...

PokerWorks LegalLate petitions for Full Tilt Poker Players may still be accepted

Garden City Group (GCG), the claims administrator for Full Tilt Poker (FTP), posted an update to their website on Wednesday, November 20th, 2013. The www.FullTiltPokerClaims.com website has updated news regarding the deadline for United States...

Bodog.comBodog Asia Philippines offices raided - pizza and games served up!

Bodog Asia offices in the Philippines had apparently been on the local radar which culminated in a raid on Thursday, November 21st, but the reports coming in are conflicting. CalvinAyre.com news states that several employees have been sequestered...

NJ Sen. Raymond LesniakNJ Sen. Lesniak readies for war against Adelson's Anti-Web Gambling Campaign

Sheldon Adelson has not only been adamant about his anti-online gambling campaign, he's now beefed up the offense for a public campaign that shows online gambling as being "a danger to children, the poor, and others who could be exploited by easy...

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