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Poker Community Mourns the Passing of 34yr old Chad “lilholdem” Batista

As a content manager and creative journalist, I generally enjoy all aspects of my job. Today, regretfully, I cannot say the same. Today, I must report to you the passing of a young man who did not live long enough

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New York to Discuss Online Poker Regulation at September Hearing

When the federal government decided that US states could regulate online poker at their own discretion, it was thought that a huge wave of regulation would follow. Three states immediately jumped on board, but efforts elsewhere have since stalled. Of

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Online Poker Fans in NJ think “Governor Lesniak” has a Nice Ring to it!

New Jersey Senator Ray Lesniak has been the state’s strongest proponent of regulated online gambling, and poker in particular. While he praised current Governor Chris Christie’s decision to authorize the activity, he’s often berated his lack of efforts to push

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Online Poker Pro Thomas Kearney Leads Final 27 of 2015 WSOP Main Event

Play has just resumed at the Rio in Las Vegas, Nevada, where the final 27 competitors will battle it out for an esteemed spot in the 2015 WSOP Main Event November Nine. Leading the pack is Thomas Kearney, an American

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Dan Bilzerian launches 2016 Presidential Campaign, Supports Online Poker

Dan Bilzerian is a lot of things – King of Instagram, inherent millionaire, actor, professional poker player and deserving nominee of the ‘most arrogant man in the world award’ (if ever they create one) – but Presidential material? Yes, he

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Tim Vance hopes to “Live the Dream” again by Bringing PokerStars Back to the USA

Tim Vance is a well-known poker player with an EPT title and $1.5mm in live tournament winnings under his belt. In years past, he made a living by winning online poker satellites at PokerStars that landed him in major competitions

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Anthony Spinella wins first ever WSOP Online Bracelet Event for $197k

History was written on the 4th of July, and I’m not just referring to the celebration of the United States’ Independence Day of 1776. I’m talking about Anthony Spinella, the virtual felt grinder who took down the very first World

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Source says Italy Online Poker Market to Open to International Shared Liquidity

Online poker in Italy was expected to become big business in 2010, when the properties of liberalization finally came into effect. Distinguished operators throughout Europe were licensed to operate within the Italian market, but its ring-fenced nature has steadily smothered

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Another Bill coming to Pennsylvania as Momentum builds for Legal Online Poker

Just a few months ago, as Pennsylvania was receiving its first proposal of the new legislative session aimed at authorizing legal online poker and casino games, the subject drew little fanfare from the iGaming community. Another bill, another session, another

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Future gets Brighter for Online Poker in Pennsylvania, Senate Bill in the Works

For the last two years, California was expected to be the next US state to legalize online poker, but with in-fighting still a major issue in the Golden State, Pennsylvania has taken over that title. Now, thanks to State Senator

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