Apr 3, 2014 |

California Tribes Double Down on Opposition to PokerStars

On April 23rd the California State Assembly will host what they are calling an informational hearing to discuss online poker in the Golden State, and PokerStars is expected to be one of the most hotly debated topics. The hearing will take place at 1:30 p.m. at the State Capitol, Room 4202. The agenda for the […]

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Apr 1, 2014 |

New York State Legislature Considering Online Poker Bill

With calls for expanding online gambling in several states, and legislation introduced at the federal level calling for an online gambling ban, the online poker industry is in the midst of one of the most muddled periods in its history, and it’s only getting more confusing. In this time of uncertainty we have yet another […]

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Mar 5, 2013 |

Report: Caesars Attempted to Sell WSOP and Rio Hotel to PokerStars

PokerStars apparently turned down the chance to purchase the WSOP. According to a report on Forbes.com, in February Caesars Entertainment approached PokerStars.com in an attempt to sell the World Series of Poker and the Rio Hotel & Casino, the host of the U.S. WSOP events, to the online poker giant. The acquisition presumably would have made […]

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Apr 18, 2012 |

Black Friday Mastermind Preet Bharara Named to Time Top 100

Photo c/o WSN Network Preet Bharara is a name that’s synonymous with Black Friday for poker players, but his influence goes well beyond his prosecution of Full Tilt Poker, PokerStars, and UB. On Wednesday, Bharara was named to Time Magazine’s list of the top 100 most influential people in the world. Each entry on the […]

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Jul 27, 2011 |

The Fight: Legislation Update, FairPlay Joins Effort

The attention of the poker world has been focused on Las Vegas for the past two months, but that doesn’t mean the attempts to regulate online poker throughout the rest of the United States have stopped. This week, The Fight tries to get the reader up to speed on what’s been happening behind the scenes […]

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Jan 1, 2011 |

The Year That Was: December 2010

Esfandiari celebrated his birthday with a WPT win With 2010 winding down and a new year just around the corner, it is time to look back on the past twelve months to see what we’ve accomplished, what we’ve enjoyed, what we’ve won, and what we’ve lost. We’ve reached of our retrospective and, even though December […]

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Dec 31, 2010 |

The Fight: 2010 in Review

This week’s edition of “The Fight” covers the year in poker legislation for 2010. The year will be remembered for what could have been regarding legislation to legalize and regulate online poker on the federal level. On the state level, progress was made for those who like seeing who they’re playing against, but intrastate poker […]

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Nov 12, 2010 |

FullTilt Poker Blocks Washington Residents from Playing Online

As the latest edition of FTOPS is currently underway, FullTilt Poker announced Friday that Washington state residents and visitors can no longer play for real money online on the site. This decision comes over a month after PokerStars made their decision to block Washington State residents from playing for real money online after the Washington […]

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Oct 1, 2010 |

PokerStars Blocks Washington Residents From Playing Online

Matt Affleck is one of the players affected by PokerStars’ decision Residents of Washington State are going to have to find another way to keep themselves occupied on Sundays. The Northwest state has long been one of the strictest anti-online gambling states in the Union, but a recent decision by the Washington State Supreme Court […]

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