Jun 24, 2015 |

Today’s Hearing a Barometer for California Online Poker

A hearing slated to take place in front of the California Assembly Governmental Organization Committee on Wednesday afternoon should provide a clear picture of online poker’s chances in 2015. View the full agenda here. The hearing is slated to take place at 1:30 PM PST (4:30 PM on the East Coast) and will be chaired […]

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Jun 4, 2015 |

Opinion: Bad Actor Clauses are Exclusionary and Unnecessary

When states first started exploring online gaming expansion the idea of a Bad Actor clause seemed like an appropriate way to safeguard the prospective industries and allow for fair competition. These Bad Actor clauses would more or less prohibit companies that offered online gambling/poker in the U.S. after December 31, 2006 from applying for an […]

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May 18, 2015 |

PokerStars Ramps Up Lobbying Efforts in California

*Update 5/19/2015:  The PokerStars demo and Play-For-Fun online tournament with pros Daniel Negreanu and Jason Somerville is being moved from the Sheraton to the Legislative Office Building, Hearing Rm. 100. The press briefing time slot remains the same, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. The “open house” from 10 a.m. – noon has been canceled for now. Original […]

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Apr 16, 2015 |

2015 NJ Online POY Contender: Asher “AnthonyMason” Conniff

Throughout the year BLUFF.com brings the 2015 Online Player of the Year races for New Jersey and Nevada front and center with features on the players competing for top honor in online poker in the United States. Next up is Asher “AnthonyMason” Conniff. While the last few weeks of New Jersey online action have been […]

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Apr 9, 2015 |

BLUFF POWER 20 #1 – #5: Sheldon Adelson, David Baazov Square Off

POKER’S MOST INFLUENTIAL Each year BLUFF polls poker industry leaders from around the world in an attempt to measure and rank the people who are influencing the game and industry today. The ballots are collected and tabulated to produce the BLUFF POWER 20. The list has become an annual source of discussion and debate within the industry and now, ten years after […]

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Apr 8, 2015 |

BLUFF POWER 20 #11 – #15: Chris Christie Blocks His Way Onto List

POKER’S MOST INFLUENTIAL Each year BLUFF polls poker industry leaders from around the world in an attempt to measure and rank the people who are influencing the game and industry today. The ballots are collected and tabulated to produce the BLUFF POWER 20. The list has become an annual source of discussion and debate within the industry and now, ten years after […]

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Apr 7, 2015 |

The BLUFF POWER 20: The Bubble

POKER’S MOST INFLUENTIAL Each year BLUFF polls poker industry leaders from around the world in an attempt to measure and rank the people who are influencing the game and industry today. The ballots are collected and tabulated to produce the BLUFF POWER 20. The list has become an annual source of discussion and debate within the industry and now, […]

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Apr 7, 2015 |

The BLUFF POWER 20: The 2015 Rising Stars

POKER’S MOST INFLUENTIAL Each year BLUFF polls poker industry leaders from around the world in an attempt to measure and rank the people who are influencing the game and industry today. The ballots are collected and tabulated to produce the BLUFF POWER 20. The list has become an annual source of discussion and debate within the industry and now, […]

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Apr 7, 2015 |

PokerStars CEO Expects New Jersey Launch in Q3 of 2015

Online poker players in New Jersey may soon get their wish, as during a recent conference call Amaya Gaming CEO David Baazov said he expects PokerStars to launch “in the next quarter.” Chris Grove of OnlinePokerReport.com later confirmed that Baazov was speaking of Q3. This is not your ordinary launch rumors. While it’s far from […]

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Mar 12, 2015 |

Pechanga Coalition Continues to Oppose Racetracks and PokerStars

On Wednesday a tribal coalition spearheaded by the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians sent a letter to Assemblyman Reginald Jones-Sawyer and key members of the California legislature opposing Jones-Sawyer’s online poker bill AB 167. The letter begins with: “The Tribal Governments shown on this letter write to advise you of our united opposition to your […]

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Feb 27, 2015 |

PokerStars Signs Jason Somerville, Launches Twitch Channel

You could call it the worst kept secret in poker, but now it’s official: Jason Somerville has joined Team PokerStars Pro. The addition of Somerville to the Team Pro roster was announced Friday morning in conjunction with the launching of the official PokerStars Twitch channel, twitch.tv/pokerstars, where Somerville’s popular Run It UP! show will run. “Jason is a […]

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