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Blog posts March 2015

Baazov: PokerStars New Jersey Online Poker Launch Coming Fall 2015 by Chris Grove

PokerStars’ long wait in New Jersey may be drawing to an end. That’s per comments this morning from Amaya CEO David Baazov on an earnings call. In response to an analyst question, Baazov replied: To read more, click HERE

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The NJ PartyPoker Sunday $50K Guaranteed Main Event!

Details: When? Every Sunday at 5:00pm How do I get in? Buy in for $200 or win your entry in a qualifier What can I win? A share of at least $50,000 Register to play using the link at the top! What is it all about? With a huge $50,000 guaranteed prize pool at stake, this is partypoker’…

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Nevada And Delaware Begin Sharing Of Online Poker Player Pools by Steve Ruddock

According to representatives from, Delaware and Nevada have entered the “soft launch” phase of player pooling between the two state’s respective online poker markets: To read more, click HERE

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Gambling Games of the Future by I. Nelson Rose

  Every single form of legal gambling was invented in the 19th Century, except bingo. You know your industry is in trouble if the most current product you offer your 21st Century patrons is bingo. Of course there have been technological developments. But these have been evolutionary, not re…

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Rep. Payne On His Pennsylvania Online Gambling Bill: Most Lawmakers Are “Open-Minded” by Steve Ruddock

Pennsylvania State Representative John Payne, the new Chairman of the House Gaming Oversight Committee, has become the latest champion for regulated online gaming in the Keystone State. To read more, click HERE

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19th Century Games, 21st Century Players by Professor I Nelson Rose

Can an industry built around 19th Century games evolve to attract 21st Century players? Almost all of the most important forms of gambling were invented in the 1800s, or even earlier. Lotteries were very big in England in the late 1700s. In fact, they were used to raise money to help the lo…

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Sunday $100K Guaranteed Tournament at 5 pm TODAY!

The important stuff When? March 15th at 5pm ET How do I get in? Buy-in for $200 or qualify in one of the Saturday/Sunday 5 Seats GTD Mega Satellites for $20 What can I win? Your piece of a $100,000 Guaranteed prize pool Sign up and play with our link at the top of this post!

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Inspirational Poker Players - Who is Your Hero? by Nathan Williams

I think it is important to have someone who you look up to in poker when you are just starting out. These are people who inspire you to achieve the success that they have and maybe even go beyond. These people have the power to show you what is possible even if you currently have little to …

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Want to play for millions in Atlantic City? It's time to take the first Step.

It's always a party when you play online, but this April we're taking the excitement to Atlantic City for an even bigger deal. With millions of dollars at stake, the WTP Spring Poker Open is the New Jersey poker series you've been waiting for but there's no need to make a mad dash to Atlant…

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Poker Room Closures: An Ugly Trend or Market Right-Sizing? by Steve Ruddock

While we’ve been paying close attention to the maneuverings of online gambling legalization at the state and federal level a somewhat alarming trend has slipped under the radar: The closure of brick & mortar poker rooms across the United States.While somewhat alarming, these closures s…

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Trump name going off defunct Trump Plaza – this time, completely off by John Brennan

Trump is staying put in New Jersey – well, the famous name will remain on the brand’s last remaining Atlantic City casino, anyway.Trump Entertainment Resorts, which owns a 5 percent stake in the Trump Taj Mahal, on Monday settled a lawsuit against the casino’s owners over u…

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Win a Virgin Islands Player Package from (Who else?) Virgin Casino!

Starts: 12:01am EST on Monday, March 9, 2015Ends: 11:59pm EST on Sunday, March 15, 2015Want a dream vacation where the drinks are cold and the weather is HOT?We've got you covered! All March long we're giving away vacation packages* to the U.S. Virgin Islands, worth $3,000 each!WHEN - Play b…

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A Second Bill Outlines A Radically Different Path Forward For Pennsylvania Online Gambling by Steve Ruddock

Last week State Representative John Payne introduced HB 649, a bill that would legalize online gambling in the Keystone State.This week it was State Representative Nick Miccarelli’s turn with HB 695, a reintroduction of an online gambling bill he first floated last year (as HB 2297), t…

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Tournament Updates – New MTTs, Heads Up & $50K Points Qualifiers from NJ PartyPoker

Effective Monday March 9thWe’ve listened to your feedback and are launching 3 new MTTs with unique price points & increased guarantees to improve your online poker life!For more, click HERE

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9 Quick Fixes That Will Improve Your Bottom Line at the Micros Right Now by Nathan Williams

Many people struggle at the micros these days. And the hardest thing, especially for a newer player, is to be able to pinpoint exactly where the problems are. I hate having to give a generic answer about how to approach these stakes when somebody emails me about their troubles at them. Howev…

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5 Ways Supporters Of Regulated Online Gambling Can Win the March 5th RAWA House Hearing by Steve Ruddock

On March 5th the House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations will hold a hearing to discuss the Restoration of America’s Wire Act (RAWA).The Subcommittee is a very RAWA-friendly group, as its members include RAWA sponsor Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and four …

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New York casino selectors say environmental concerns, public outcry helped sink Sterling Forest casino by John Brennan

The New York State Gaming Commission on Friday released its 785-page report (well, really 59 pages with a massive appendix) on how it chose the three winners for casino licenses late last year.Here’s a look at the one closest to North Jersey – the Sterling Forest Resort bid by Ge…

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