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New Jersey Celebrates 4 Years of Online Gambling
Written by B. Solomon | Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

On November 26th of 2013, New Jersey became the third US state to launch an online gambling industry, after first Delaware then Nevada. At the time, the move was hailed as an opportunity to lift Atlantic City’s beleaguered gambling industry, and after initial... 

888 Set to Dominate US iPoker Compact
Written by A. Mitchell | Friday, November 3rd, 2017

The online poker agreement signed between Delaware, New Jersey and Nevada last month is set to give the country’s online poker industry a huge boost, with other states, including Pennsylvania, likely to be inspired to join the compact a little down the line. This... 

All Three Regulated iPoker States Agree Interstate Compact
Written by B. Solomon | Monday, October 16th, 2017

Three US states launched their respective online poker industries in 2013, with Nevada and Delaware subsequently enacting an interstate compact in 2015 to give their markets a much-needed liquidity boost. A couple of years later, and New Jersey has decided to throw... 

Oklahoma’s Iowa Tribe to Offer Internet Poker by the Fall?
Written by A. Mitchell | Monday, October 2nd, 2017

Following two years of delays, the Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma has finally obtained an international online gaming license from the Isle of Man. As a result, the tribe is now preparing the ground for its online poker site to be made available for real money play to... 

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...