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Dutch Courts Find that Poker is not Gambling – Sometimes

Dutch law poker in Holland

Anyone who has ever played poker knows that there’s plenty of gambling involved in this great game. But it’s not the same kind of gambling you run into when playing blackjack, slots, or just about any other game in a casino. There’s plenty of skill involved, you’re not playing against the house, and better players…Read More

Poker Pro Christian Lusardi Charged in Borgata Fake Chip Scandal

Christian Lusardi Borgata Winter Open

It’s been an odd stretch for pro poker players and what appears to be an epidemic of hubris making the rounds amongst them: first we saw pro poker blogger Jay Newnum get probation for fishing into a dealer’s tip box and extracting nearly $700 with chopsticks at Foxwoods during their Mega Stack Challenge tournament series,…Read More

Borgata Winter Open Event #1 Cancelled When Fake Chips Detected

Borgata Winter Open Event #1 fake chips

They say that all you need to win a poker tournament is a chip and a chair. Of course, having a few extra chips will improve your odds – and some players don’t seem to care where those chips come from. Regulators Cancel Event The first event of the Borgata Winter Poker Open at the…Read More

PartyPoker Grabs Early Edge in New Jersey Online Gambling Market

PartyPoker New Jersey online casinos

Remember the days when you couldn’t go more than ten minutes without seeing a PartyPoker ad on your television? It’s been a long time since PartyPoker ruled the airways – and the USA online poker marketplace – but it appears as though it may be happening again, albeit on a smaller – and now legal…Read More

Poker Players Beware: Malware Ninjas and Miscreants Lie in Wait

Software Ninja malware

When word surfaced recently in Congressional hearings that the Obamacare website had never had appropriate security measures built into it – and that the only real way to fix that oversight was to start from scratch – we were all reminded yet again that some of the scariest crimes these days can be committed out…Read More

New Jersey, The Gambling State: Could Be New Moniker

New Jersey iGaming

New Jersey’s first week in the wonderful world of legal and regulated online casinos appears to have gone pretty well. Although unaudited by the state’s Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE), the unofficial word is that 13 new casino sites – operated under the auspices of Atlantic City’s land casinos with help from their online gaming…Read More

Very Superstitious: Researchers Say Myth of the Lucky Gambler Lives On

“Very superstitious, writing’s on the wall/Very superstitious, ladders bout’ to fall/Thirteen-month- old baby broke the lookin’ glass/Seven years of bad luck, the good things in your past/When you believe in things that you don’t understand/Then you suffer/Superstition ain’t the way” – Stevie Wonder, “Superstition” – EMI Music Publishing Ryan Riess Believed He Would Win Is…Read More

Ryan Riess Triumphs at 2013 WSOP Main Event

If anyone thought that the old-guard had made a comeback in WSOP Main Events, their opinions were well and truly readjusted after 23-year-old Ryan Riess – the first WSOP winner to be born in the 1990s – triumphed in the 2013 showpiece, bagging almost $8.3 million in the process. After a break of a several…Read More

Farber and Riess Heads Up at WSOP 2013 Final Table

WSOP November 9

Update:  Ryan Riess wins the WSOP 2013 Main Event While all eyes were on the ‘big names’ of Amir Lehavot and JC Tran at 2013’s WSOP Main Event final table, it would be the lesser names of Jay Farber – who was working as a VIP host in Vegas until recently – and Ryan Reiss,…Read More

WSOP 2013 Main Event Final Table Kicks Off Tonight

WSOP November 9

Every member of the World Series of Poker’s (WSOP) November Nine has already won a life-changing sum of money; now, one of them will go on to become a poker legend. The nine players still alive in the WSOP Main Event will come back tonight to play for a top prize of $8.3 million, as…Read More

Leader of Global Match-Fixing Ring Finally Arrested in Singapore

The ongoing investigation into a worldwide football match-fixing network has seen a major breakthrough this week, as police in Singapore arrested 14 members of the ring, including Dan Tan, the purported leader of the syndicate. This is the latest break in a story that has been developing for much of this year. Months ago, police…Read More

It’s All Greek When It Comes to Grecian Online Gambling Now

The online gambling landscape in Greece is in a state of flux – and that might be putting it much too lightly. As Greece attempts to transition into a system where players can enjoy online gambling only at a site that’s partially owned by the Greek government, they’ve also taken steps to block other sites…Read More

Nevada and New Jersey Discussing Online Gambling Compacts for 2014

It could be the biggest alliance since America and Britain made up: Nevada and New Jersey – the first two American states to legalize and regulate online gaming – could be forming a marketing alliance to create a larger Internet gambling audience. “I think it’s likely that in 2014 we’ll see a compact between New…Read More

Baccarat Nosedive and Mixed Slots Play Affect Nevada’s Bottom Line

Turns out all those James Bond movies where baccarat casino games are the playground of the rich have some truth to them; the Las Vegas Strip didn’t have great gaming numbers this June, and it’s being directly attributed to a poor showing in baccarat play. But while the rest of Nevada’s casinos are still trying…Read More

Daniel Negreanu Disses Tom Dwan; But Is It For Real or For Show?

Top-ranked poker pro Daniel Negreanu is at it again.  The Canadian player has never been known to not speak his mind when it comes to other players behaving badly (having previously referred to Full Tilt pros Howard Lederer and Chris “Jesus” Ferguson as “absolute, flat-out scumbags”); but now it’s legendary online pro Tom “durrrr” Dwan…Read More