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Online Poker: Where were the Regulators? by Robert Turner

The poker world was rocked by the news last week that Amaya CEO David Baazov was charged with insider trading. Amaya has been under investigation by Quebec’s securities regulator the Autorite des Marches Financiers (AMF) since 2014 when the company acquired the Rational Group, the parent company of…

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Advanced Blackjack Advantage Play: A 90 Minute Webinar by Eliot Jacobson

Advantage play expert Eliot Jacobson is proud to announce his first ever webinar, Advanced Blackjack Advantage Play.  This webinar is being hosted and organized by CDC Gaming Seminars, a company well-known for producing high quality webinars and seminars covering a wide range of casino management t…

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PokerStars’ Rake Hike: Cash Grab Or Saving The Ecosystem, And Does It Matter? by Alex Weldon

Only a few months have passed since PokerStars owner company Amaya announced the sudden and extreme scaling-back of its VIP Rewards program, much to the dismay of the online professional poker-playing community. Although this remains the least popular decision the company has made to date &…

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Updating the Phil Ivey v Borgata saga: card company says Ivey knew Borgata was “lax” by John Brennan

The latest events in the multi-year lawsuit in which Borgata casino in Atlantic City accuses legendary poker player Phil Ivey of cheating them out of $10M by exploiting a defect in the mini-baccarat playing cards used in four lengthy sessions of play in 2012:

First, Gemaco – the manufacturer of the…

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A Comprehensive Look At PokerStars New Jersey’s Lineup Of Games by Steve Ruddock

On Monday morning PokerStars officially went live in New Jersey. The company passed the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement’s five-day trial period with flying colors and is now open for business in the Garden State. To read more, click HERE

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PLAY DAVE! on NJ WSOP.com - March 31st @ 6pm EST

That's right! On March 21st, 6 pm EST, our very own co-host Dave W (Online ID - NJDave) will be participating in this online qualifier for a Main Event entry in the Harrah's Atlantic City WSOP Circuit Tournament (March 23rd and 24th). Sign up for a NJ WSOP account using the link above. For…

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The Ballad of JohnnyDrama by Dave W

JohnnyDrama took all of my chips.

There it is. I said it. My participation in one of the greatest online poker tournaments, the NJ PartyPoker Garden State Super Series IV, can be summarized in those six words. It’s one of the strangest sentences I’ve ever had to write. Have you ever written som…

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Can’t-Miss Sessions At iGNA 2016 by Steve Ruddock

The sixth annual iGaming North America (iGNA) conference is less than a month away and the session schedule is now finalized. Here is a look at the important, can’t-miss sessions on the 2016 iGNA schedule for online gaming advocates.

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Moving From NL2 to NL5: What to Expect by Nathan Williams

A question that I see very frequently on poker forums and in my inbox concerns the differences between NL2 and NL5 online cash games. Unfortunately there is a lot of bad advice out there on this topic though. They are not the same game. Not even close. To read more, click HERE

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Play House of Cards' co-host Dave W on NJ PartyPoker this Wednesday, March 9, at 6:30 pm EST!

By NJDaveI can't believe it. It's Garden State Super Series time again. Along with the Phillies, Mets, and Yankees playing ball again in Florida, it's become one of my unofficial starts of spring. This year it's the fourth one and I'm excited to be playing in it. Each year they keep getting …

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PLAY DAVE! on NJ WSOP.com!

That's right! On March 21st, 6 pm EST, our very own co-host Dave W (Online ID - NJDave) will be participating in this online qualifier for a Main Event entry in the Harrah's Atlantic City WSOP Circuit Tournament (March 23rd and 24th). Sign up for a NJ WSOP account using the link above. For…

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It’s Time to Legalize Sports Betting by Robert Turner

There is a tendency to use euphemisms when talking about gambling. Being in the business for nearly fifty years, I have seen almost everything, but lately some have been trying to say some activities are not gambling when they clearly are. I like to call a spade a spade. I will dissect a co…

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