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Cat Valdes Ejection From WSOP Circuit Event Stirs Controvery

Tuesday, 02nd April 2019

Over the weekend, word broke that someone had been kicked out of the WSOP Circuit Main Event at Bally’s in Las Vegas. Later, we discovered that Catherine Valdes, aka “catrific”, was the person that was given the boot. Later, she told the world what happened, and the reaction from the community was what you would […]

PokerStars Changes Rewards Program – Makes it More Difficult to Earn Rewards

Friday, 29th March 2019

Last month, PokerStars announced that changes were coming for their Stars Rewards program, and the news was not well received by the poker community. A month later, the planned changes have taken effect, and it is now nearly three times more difficult to earn player rewards at PokerStars. Higher Rewards But Nearly Three Times Harder […]

Online Poker Officially Legal in West Virginia

Wednesday, 27th March 2019

West Virginia is officially the fifth state in the United States to fully regulate online poker and the fourth to regulate online casino gambling. Governor Jim Justice has officially signed H 2934 into law, allowing West Virginia to join the ranks of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Nevada, and Delaware in the regulated online gambling market. While […]

Signs You Need to Work on Your Patience at the Poker Table

Tuesday, 26th March 2019

Do you have trouble with patience at the poker table? If so, you’re not alone. There are many people that like to play poker, but they came into the game with a TV poker mindset and failed to take into consideration that poker can be a real grind. This often results in poker players getting […]

Global Poker Awards Finalist Revealed and Stirs Controversy

Monday, 25th March 2019

Last week, the finalists for the Global Poker Awards were announced. According to a press release sent by the Global Poker Index, a panel of 130 members voted to determine the list of finalists in 13 different categories. The event combines the former American Poker Awards and the European Poker Awards under one banner. While […]

Virginia Passes Casino Bill – Kentucky Shelves Online Gambling Bill

Sunday, 24th March 2019

There have been a couple of significant developments surrounding online gambling legislation in Kentucky and Virginia. For Kentucky, a bill that to regulate online poker, sports betting, and daily fantasy sport was expected to have an easy path to passage. That’s no longer the case as the bill has been shelved for 2019. Meanwhile, it […]

Phil Ivey No Longer in Top 10 of Poker All-Time Money List

Wednesday, 20th March 2019

We all know about the epic exploits of Phil Ivey in the poker world. Post-Boom, Ivey was one of the most popular players in the world and is still considered by many to be the best player in the history of the game. He even sat atop Poker’s All-Time Money List for a time as […]

Why You Should Play WSOP Circuit Events

Thursday, 14th March 2019

The World Series of Poker Circuit is considered one of the “minor leagues” of poker with stops held all over the United States and in several key areas internationally. Most events award at least 10 circuit rings and the general theme of the Circuit is “First the Ring, Then the Bracelet.” If you have never […]

Michigan Tries Again With New iGaming Bill

Wednesday, 13th March 2019

You may remember that Michigan nearly became the fifth state to regulate online gambling in late 2018, but outgoing Governor Rick Snyder vetoed the measure, meaning that state legislators had to try again in 2019. As expected, a pair of bills have been introduced in Michigan with the purpose of regulating online gambling. The bill […]

West Virginia iGaming Bill Nears Passage

Tuesday, 12th March 2019

Having been in the online gambling industry for over a decade, I feel I have a good feel on the pulse of online poker and online gambling regulation in the United States. However, there are times where I fall short and this is one of those times. A couple of weeks ago, I stated that […]

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