So How Did That PokerStars Strike Go?

Recent changes to PokerStars' VIP program were the inspiration for a recent boycott of the site by some of its biggest players. The results of that boycott were something of a mixed bag but the bottom is this, the online poker world is changing, no matter what the whales think. The genesis of the boycott…

PokerStars to Pre-Black Friday NJ Players: 'Take Your Money!'

PokerStars and its parent company Amaya Gaming recently sent out a message to their New Jersey players who had accounts prior to Black Friday asking them to please cash out as soon as possible. In an e-mail that went out out on Thursday night, the company told the group of hard luck players that the…

Amaya Gaming Secures New Jersey License By Firing 4 Executives

Before Amaya Gaming could say, "hello," to its New Jersey Gaming License, the massive poker company had to say, "Goodbye," to four of its top executives. That was a specific demand from the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) before granting Amaya a New Jersey gaming license, according to a report in iGamingBusiness.com. Those…

PokerStars Muzzles Third Party Software

PokerStars is taking aim at third party software products and heads up displays (HUDs) that are giving data-minded card sharks an online poker edge. The policies are part of a larger effort to make online poker sites more friendly towards casual players. PokerStars Sit & Go and Tournament Manager Baard Dahl introduced the proposed changes…

PokerStars' New Jersey Debut Set for October

After an extended legal battle, and plenty of Jersey Shore-worthy drama, PokerStars is finally launching its New Jersey online poker product. Though there's no confirmed launch date, sources in the know (including CalvinAyre.com and OnlinePokerReport.com) suggest that PokerStars could receive its Jersey gaming license and be completely operational as soon as October 20. At least…

PokerStars' VIP Players Hate New VIP Reward Program

PokerStars' new VIP reward program is not going over very well with the VIP players it's designed to serve. Across online poker forums, players derided the new plan as a blatant, "money grab," that's made actually earning rewards excessively difficult. PokerStars officials, on the other hand, are defending the VIP program - which is still…

Amaya Gaming Acquires Daily Fantasy Sports Site Victiv

Amaya Gaming is making the move into the daily fantasy sports market with its acquisition of Victiv, which will be re-launched under the name StarDraft. It's a big move for Amaya, parent company of PokerStars, as they seek to expand their reach outside of poker circles. It's also an incredibly crowded market and, as various…

PokerStars Lands Irish Sports Betting License

PokerStars is ready to take on every punter on the Emerald Isle now that it's been issued a brand new Irish sports betting license. It's a big move for PokerStars' parent company Amaya Gaming and its embryonic sports betting division. The newly issued license allows PokerStars to start accepting wagers on sporting events, but does…

PokerStars Pushes for California Online Poker with Promtional Tour

PokerStars is bringing their case for regulated California online poker directly to the people the Golden State with a star-studded promotional poker tour. The eight-stop tour will hit a variety of California poker rooms and will pit Texas Hold 'Em all stars against local players. Among the poker greats participating in the tour, which begins…

Amaya Gaming Confirms Entry into Fantasy Sports Market

Amaya Gaming has confirmed its intention to enter the fast-growing, and lucrative, fantasy sports market. According to multiple published reports, the Montreal-based igaming giant will have its daily/weekly fantasy sports platform ready to go in time for the 2015 NFL season. Amaya's fantasy sports expansion is part of the company's aggressive strategy to diversify its…