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…

French gambling regulators ban poker bonuses during COVID-19 lockdown

L’Autorité de régulation des jeux en ligne (ARJEL), the French gambling regulator is ordering online operators to put an end to bonus offers on online poker sites for at least the duration of the COVID-19 crisis. The move comes as housebound Frenchmen (and women) flock to poker as a means to relieve boredom. It's also…

New Jersey Online Poker Tanking While Sports Betting Triumphs

New Jersey is currently the US leader when it comes to online gambling innovation and will always hold the title as the first to legalize online poker. New Jersey is also responsible for taking on, and winning, the fight to legalize sports betting in the United States. But now that both forms of gaming are…

Card Maker in Phil Ivey Edge Sorting Case Held Liable…for $27

When Phil Ivey walked into the Borgata Casino in Atlantic City six years ago with winning on his mind and edge sorting in his toolkit, was he taking advantage of a flaw that the playing card manufacturer should have know about? That's the question that was put forth to U.S. District Court Judge Noel Hillman.…

Zynga Shows Signs of Life (and Profit) on Q1 2017 Earnings

At the dawn of the social gaming era, Zynga was the undisputed king of the genre. Between breakout hits like Farmville and Zynga Poker, the California-based company was raking in cash hand over fist. Unfortunately, the company's fortunes turned south as consumer tastes changed and chaos reigned in its e-suites. Despite some extremely rough times…

Investment Group Purchases 11.2 Percent of Amaya Gaming

A little known Hong Kong investment firm recently bought up 11.2 percent of all the shares issued for online poker giant Amaya Gaming. Though purchase was made in a discreet fashion, the deal could breath new life into the troubled online gambling giant. The little known investor shelled out somewhere in the neighborhood of $200,496,000…

Australian Government Bans Online Poker

Australian lawmakers passed the Interactive Gambling Amendment Bill 2016 in to law this week and, in doing so, also effectively banned online poker in the Land Down Under. The move was terrible news for Aussie poker players, who immediately compared Tuesday to the infamous American Black Friday. It's also likely to accelerate the pace of…

Baazov Sells $99 Million Worth of Amaya Gaming Stock

Former Amaya Gaming CEO David Baazov has divested himself of $99 million (USD) worth of his old company's stock. The surprise move leaves Baazov with plenty of cash to fund his ongoing legal defense and was also applauded by Toronto Stock Exchange investors. Baazov's big deal, as it turns out, offers a lot more than…

Trial Date Set for Former PokerStars CEO

A Quebec judge has set a November 20 trial date for former PokerStars CEO, David Baazov. Baazov is accused of spearheading an insider trading scheme that involved several of his close associates and millions of dollars. Quebec Court Judge Claude Leblond informed Baazov of his date with destiny during a hearing on Tuesday. The trial…

California Lawmakers Take Another Stab at Online Poker

California lawmakers are taking another stab at legalizing online poker with the introduction of The Internet Consumer Protection Act (AB 1677). The proposed legislation would establish a licensing scheme for the state; address the thorny issue of compensation for race tracks for not being allowed to participate in online gambling; and lays out the basics…