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MGM to Launch its Own iGambling Brand in New Jersey
Written by A. Mitchell | Thursday, May 4th, 2017

Nevada and Delaware’s online gambling industries continue to languish in the doldrums, despite all efforts to give their respective markets a boost in 2015 by forming an interstate poker sharing compact. In the meantime, New Jersey’s online gambling... 

Absolute Poker/UB Players Next In Line for Refunds
Written by B. Solomon | Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

On April 15, 2011, a day referred to as Black-Friday in the poker community, PokerStars, Full Tilt, Absolute Poker and its sister site Ultimate Bet were seized by the Department of Justice (DOJ) and forced to stop serving American players. While PokerStars and... 

AI Poker Program Lengpudashi Beats Team Dragon
Written by A. Mitchell | Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

In January, a Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) created AI software program called Libratus thrashed four poker pros for $1,766,250 virtual dollars over a 20 day, 120,000 hand game of Heads-Up No-Limit Texas Hold’em. This month, six Chinese players subsequently... 

Jason Mercier OFC Cheating Accusation Spreads to Twitter
Written by M. Rhodes | Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

On February 23rd, Mexican player Fernando “relaxursoul” Rosas aired his grievance on the 2+2 Forums concerning accusations made by Jason Mercier that he had been cheating while gambling using an Open Face Chinese poker app. Rosas has become somewhat... 

Bill Perkins Multi-Accounting Much Ado About Nothing
Written by M. Rhodes | Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Since last month, Bill Perkins and Dan Bilzerian have been streaming their online poker sessions on ACR (Americas Cardroom) live via a Twitch account, but it looks like fate has finally caught up with the pair, who have now been shut off from the site. The incident... 

Durrrr Challenge: The Snows of Yesteryear Have Gone
Written by A. Mitchell | Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

These days the Durrrr Challenge is just a point of historical interest as far as the poker community is concerned, as you would expect from a contest which started all the way back in 2011, before grinding to a halt on Black Friday that same year. Of course, the... 

PokerStars Portugal Off to a Flying Start
Written by A. Mitchell | Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

At the end of November, PokerStars launched its website in Portugal, and its impact was instantly dramatic with an average of 1,800 players taking to the site’s cash tables over a 7-day period. More than three weeks later, and the initial enthusiasm for the... 

France Agrees iPoker Liquidity Sharing Agreement
Written by B. Solomon | Monday, October 3rd, 2016

In May, the French Senate voted in favor of adopting an amendment to the country’s digital bill that would allow for shared poker liquidity with other European nations. Four months later, and the French Parliament has finally finalized the bill, thus paving... 

Indian Poker Site Attracts More Celebrity Endorsements
Written by A. Mitchell | Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

On September 15th, the Indian online poker market will expand further with the launch of a new celebrity endorsed poker site called Celebritygames.in. The poker room’s founder is wealthy businessman Raj Kundra, the husband of Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty... 

WPN Vows All Out War On Poker Bots
Written by B. Solomon | Friday, July 29th, 2016

Earlier this month, a thread which appeared on the 2+2 forums caused quite a stir after its author, a poster known as “themadbotter”, described how a bot he had programmed was able to win $30,000 over a six month period playing on the Winning Poker Network...