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Objective news from the poker world.

Amaya to Acquire Rational Group for $ 4.9 Billion

After months of speculation from the poker community, it’s now official… Oldford Group Limited, parent company of Rational Group, owner and operator of PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker, is being acquired by Amaya Gaming Group. The total purchase price is … Continue reading

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New Jersey DGE: “We are ready, willing and able to help”

  New Jersey’s Division of Gaming Enforcement knew even before the launch of online gaming in the state, that other states across the country would be watching. “We knew that someone had to be the “test subject” for other jurisdictions … Continue reading

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It’s “Green Friday” – First of Full Tilt Remission Payments Roll Out to Players

  After being separated from their money for almost three years, some U.S. players began today to see the the first of the Full Tilt Poker remissions payments.  Sometime after midnight, depending on the bank, some players began to notice … Continue reading

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Federal Judge Dismisses All Charges Against Gaming Attorney by Former Client

  In April 2013, former internet poker payment processor Chad Elie filed a lawsuit against one of his former attorneys claiming that he would not have been incarcerated had he known certain facts.  Elie filed the suit against gaming attorney … Continue reading

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The Coalition For Consumer and Online Protection Takes On Adelson and Others Opposing Online Gaming

As reported earlier this morning by Politico, there is a new game in town. Pointing to preserving states rights and keeping an internet ban off the table of the Federal Government, a newly formed coalition has made a commitment to … Continue reading

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Caesars Helps Atlantic Club put 1600 People Out of Work, Because They Can

When the Atlantic Club filed for bankruptcy, everyone believed that they had a buyer waiting in the wings, waiting to save the casino, and the jobs of more than 1600 employees, by paying a bargain price.  Such was not the … Continue reading

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What Caesars Really Wants From Their Lawsuit in Massachusetts, and Why

Recently, Caesars filed a suit against the Massachusetts Gaming Commission and  Chairman Steven Crosby, for violations of Caesars due process and equal protection via the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments of the Constitution. They also cited tortious interference against Crosby individually … Continue reading

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Owners Of Atlantic Club Should Never Get Another License

  Any moment now we expect to learn who might be saving the Atlantic Club in Atlantic City from closing its doors. The Casino, owned by Los Angeles based private equity firm Colony Capital, filed for bankruptcy protection and put … Continue reading

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New Jersey Holding PokerStars at Bay for up to Two Years

The Division of Gamng Enforcement in New Jersey has issued a statement confirming they have suspended the internet gaming application of PokerStars for a two year period. DGE’s official statement reads as follows: The Division of Gaming Enforcement has determined … Continue reading

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The Teflon CEO and the Gift of UIGEA

The last few weeks have brought Caesars Interactive CEO Mitch Garber media attention in a way that’s very different than what most executives consider good public relations. Last month, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission released a report citing why they had … Continue reading

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