Jun 21, 2015 |

World Poker Tour Sold to Ourgame for $35 Million

After nearly six years in the bwin.party portfolio, the World Poker Tour has new ownership. Ourgame, a social gaming company out of Beijing, has purchased WPT Enterprises Inc. for $35 million US. “World Poker Tour is unquestionably the global leader in organizing world-class poker events, and we are very proud to acquire one of the world’s greatest brands,” […]

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Nov 13, 2014 |

DGE Approves Pala Interactive while PokerStars Continues to Wait

As 2014 comes to a close the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) is apparently playing a frustrating game of Red Light/Green Light with their iGaming licenses; a game that has somewhat surprised and frustrated the online poker community. On October 31, Pala Interactive was given the go ahead to launch an online gaming […]

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Jan 9, 2014 |

Partypoker Signs Landmark Sponsorship Agreement with 76ers and Devils

The new online poker industry in the United States will undoubtedly be hitting milestones throughout 2014 and beyond, but partypoker took a big step into the mainstream Wednesday with the announcement of a sponsorship deal with two top-level American sports franchises. The New Jersey Devils and Philadelphia 76ers have reached an agreement with bwin.party to […]

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Nov 21, 2013 |

Real Money Online Gaming Launches in New Jersey

As of 6 pm Eastern Time Thursday, the first legal online gaming outside of Nevada and Delaware is now live in the state of New Jersey. Six different casinos began their soft launch tests on a total of 13 different websites that will offer poker and a variety of casino games. All of the platforms […]

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Nov 8, 2013 |

Ultimate Poker, 888, Caesars & Bwin.Party Receive Approval in NJ; No Word on PokerStars

The New Jersey Department of Gaming Enforcement issued transactional waivers to seven Atlantic City casinos and their online gaming partners Friday, allowing them to engage in ‘Internet gaming activities’ when it becomes legal in the state in late November. Caesars Interactive received waivers for both Caesars Atlantic City and Bally’s Atlantic City, along with their […]

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Oct 15, 2013 |

THE FIGHT: Who Will Be Ready in New Jersey on November 26?

Last week the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement issued its first internet gaming license. The lucky recipient was the Borgata. Although Borgata’s technology partner, bwin.party, has not yet received its own license, it seems like DGE really does mean to launch online gaming on November 26, come hell or high water. The question now […]

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Oct 10, 2013 |

Borgata Receives First NJ Internet Gaming Permit

The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement issued its first Internet gaming permit to the Borgata Hotel and Casino yesterday. The move followed a memo last week from DGE Director David Rebuck to all 12 of the Atlantic City casinos, informing them that the DGE is still targeting November 26 as the “go-live” date for […]

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Jul 6, 2013 |

THE FIGHT: NJ, DE Move the Ball Forward

Happy 4th of July, but more importantly Happy WSOP Main Event! The Main Event starts today in Las Vegas, spiking the number of WSOP-related Google searches in a huge way. But while everyone wonders how it will all play out in Vegas, those of us with our fingers on the pulse of THE FIGHT to […]

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Feb 21, 2013 |

2013 BLUFF Power 20: Scheinbergs Reign Supreme

The BLUFF Power 20 appears in the March issue of BLUFF available for download now in the iTunes Store and Google Play. The full list will be revealed throughout the day Thursday via @bluffmagazine and updates to this story. Each year BLUFF polls a select group of people from across the poker industry on who […]

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Nov 3, 2011 |

The Fight: FTP, DOJ, Bwin.Party and MGM Make Headlines

There were not one, but two major announcements with potentially huge impacts on the online poker world this week.  First, bwin.party announced a strategic partnership with MGM/Mirage and Boyd Gaming should online poker become regulated and legalized.  Then, the potential future owners of Full Tilt Poker, Groupe Bernard Tapie, confirmed news that they reached an […]

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Oct 20, 2011 |

The Fight: BwinParty Pushes, Hearing on Horizon

The Republican debates may have been entertaining for some and disheartening for others, they haven’t given us much info about how these candidates feel about online poker.  In fact, these days online poker supporters are getting a lot of mixed messages for DC about where their cause stands with politicians.  We’ve got the latest batch […]

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