French sports bettors continue lockdown poker love

Is online the poker the cure for online casino's catastrophic quarantine revenue losses? While poker may not be the savior of all online gambling operators, it's certainly helping out the French-facing online gambling business. According to a new report from the French gambling regulator Autorit√© Nationale des Jeux (ANJ), the French online poker business has…

Online poker player claims Loto-Quebec revealed hole cards

Online poker is a game in which even a very small advantage can propel a player far beyond his or her opponents. That's why Canadian poker player Elisabetta Bertucci alleges a technical glitch in the poker software offered by Loto-Quebec, was particularly egregious and offered some players a significant advantage over others. Bertucci believes that…

RedKings getting out out of the poker business

After 13 years of trying to make it in the cutthroat world of online poker and sports betting, RedKings is calling it quits at the end of the month, according to an announcement on its website. It's a tacit admission by the company that online poker is just too competitive a space for smaller operators…

US Anti-Gambling Foe Takes Online Poker Rants Abroad

As the American gaming market moves into the modern era with the introduction of regulated sports betting, some anti-gambling foes are looking to the past with an effort to ban online poker. Former US Senator Blanche Lincoln (R-Arkansas) took to the pages of the Financial Times (subscription required) with a plea to stop the scourge…

PokerStars Sunday Million Tournament Hit with Tech Troubles

PokerStars' Sunday Million tournament is a mainstay of the online poker world drawing players from across the globe to compete for a pot that usually exceeds a million dollars. Last week, however, the tournament devolved into chaos as server problems, possibly caused by hackers, plagued the event. Making matters worse, many players complained that the…

NY Lawmaker Pushes Online Poker Bill

What would the US online poker market look like if the fourth-largest state in the Union offered up regulated online gambling? That's a question that New York State Assemblyman Gary Pretlow is pushing hard to find out the answer to. Pretlow is the sponsor of A 5250, a measure that if passed passed, would open…

New Jersey, Nevada and Delaware Ready to Share Online Poker Liquidity May 1

The US online poker market is hoping for a big boost on May 1 when the state of New Jersey begins sharing liquidity with Nevada and Delaware. This arrangement allows player in the three states to cross virtual state lines and play one another in head-to-heads and tournaments online and is a major shot in…

PokerStars Ends Free-to-Play Poker in Washington State

Acting with an abundance of caution, PokerStars is blocking Washington State residents from accessing its free-to-play poker products. The move comes just days after a US Federal Appeals Court ruled that social casinos do, in fact, constitute real gambling. PokerStars made the announcement last week after Big Fish Social Casino was informed that its virtual…

Poker.com Domain Goes on the Market…for $20 Million

An ambitious, and anonymous, group of entrepreneurs is looking to sell the Poker.com domain for the low, low price of just $20 million (USD). While it may seem like a stretch, there's a very real chance that the owners of this very valuable piece of internet real estate could get their asking price. If you're…

New Jersey Online Gambling Revenue Sees August Bump

New Jersey's ever expanding online gambling industry saw a bump in revenue last month that was fueled by good numbers in the online casino sector. On the land-based side of the business, Atlantic City casinos saw a very small revenue boost and that's what passes for good news in that always struggling gambling town. Earlier…