Online Poker News

Everyone knows that the world of poker has exploded since the turn of the century, that is why we found it important to create a category covering all the news related to the online poker industry. Details, gossip, and breaking news about poker tournaments, poker legislation, and other poker related material is covered and reported in this section of the Online Casino Advisory.

There is a two month period during every year that poker players around the world live for. That time covers the World Series of Poker. There are dozens of events and different tournaments at the World Series of Poker, held in Las Vegas, Nevada, that run during those two months. News about the WSOP can be found here.

French Online Poker Players Have Tea Party Protests
Published on 2010-07-12 19:29:22.0 by Matt Miller

New French gambling taxes have online poker players staging protests similar to the Tea Party grassroots movement in the US....

PokerStars Sets Online Poker Record
Published on 2010-01-05 18:16:09.0 by Ed Bradley

For the third time in a year, PokerStars hosted an online poker tournament that set records as the largest poker event ever held....

California to Hold Online Gambling Hearings in February
Published on 2009-12-15 19:26:00.0 by Preston Lewis

A state senate committee in California will begin hearings in February to examine the options available for intrastate online poker....

Casinos Propose Online Poker Deal with California
Published on 2009-12-13 20:57:45.0 by K.C. Carmichael

A new proposal by a casino group to tempt lawmakers in California into licensing intrastate online poker offers the state hundreds of millions in annual revenue....

Online Casino Company PartyGaming Acquires World Poker Tour
Published on 2009-11-09 16:57:55.0 by Preston Lewis

PartyGaming officials kept the online casino company in readiness to re-enter the US gambling market by purchasing the World Poker Tour brand....

Playboy Pushes Poker Player Krupa for Dancing Award
Published on 2009-10-05 22:51:23.0 by Preston Lewis

Sometime-aspiring poker player Joanna Krupa aims to be the "Dancing with the Stars" champion, with a little help from Playboy....

Lawsuit Accuses Online Poker Room Full Tilt of Basing in US
Published on 2009-10-03 10:43:38.0 by Matt Miller

Full Tilt, one of the most popular Internet poker operators, is being sued in California for supposedly using software bots disguised as players to win hands on the site, and for accusing legitimate players of operating as bots themselves....

High Heels Poker Joins With Online Operator PokerStars
Published on 2009-09-12 12:18:25.0 by Preston Lewis

PokerStars, the largest online poker operator, announced it would sponsor the all-women's High Heels Poker Tour and the tour's academy for female poker players....

Denmark Seizes Online Poker Winnings of Professional
Published on 2009-09-10 16:46:03.0 by Joshua McCarthy

A man whose sole source of support is playing online poker saw his winnings confiscated in a decision by the Supreme Court of Denmark, saying laws against professional gambling apply both to land and Internet....

Tribal Casino Operators Give Up on Intrastate Online Poker
Published on 2009-09-09 21:40:32.0 by A.J. Maldonado

A movement to join tribal casinos and land-based poker rooms in support of California's intrastate online poker bill has fallen apart as some tribes say caution is needed regarding legal status of existing gaming compacts....

Online Poker Bill Blocked by Would-Be Kennedy Replacement
Published on 2009-09-04 23:20:37.0 by Ed Bradley

The attorney general of Massachusetts prevented an intrastate online poker bill from advancing to the ballot and declared online gambling in all forms illegal in the state, just as she swore running for US Senate wouldn't influence her job....

Online Poker Bill May Be Put On Hold in California
Published on 2009-08-27 18:56:12.0 by Matt Miller

California lawmakers are intent on moving carefully with the bill to regulate intrastate online poker, even if it means holding the measure over until the next session....

Poker Shut Down in Russia as Federation Ordered Closed
Published on 2009-08-23 16:03:21.0 by A.J. Maldonado

Poker, until recently a blossoming game in Russia, is not outlawed with all casino gambling, leading to a state demand that the Russian poker federation be closed....

California Tribes Debate Advantages of Online Casinos
Published on 2009-08-20 19:34:34.0 by Tom Weston

California tribes are in a heated debate over whether to support or oppose legislation that seeks to bring legal intrastate online poker to the state....

California Casino Competitors Unite for Intrastate Online Poker
Published on 2009-08-12 17:38:29.0 by Preston Lewis

Tribal casino operators are looking to work with long-time foes in state poker rooms to lobby for intrastate online poker in California....

Internet Poker Site Founder Murdered in Suspected Hit
Published on 2009-08-10 23:16:40.0 by K.C. Carmichael

A groundbreaking innovator in the world of Internet poker and online gambling was found murdered at a home he owned in Sweden....

Reno Casino Tries Electronic Poker Tables
Published on 2009-08-06 18:10:26.0 by K.C. Carmichael

Electronic poker tables which speed up play and avoid dealer errors were installed by a casino in Reno eager to try a new product with uneven response in earlier testing....

Online Poker Regulation Bill Comes to US Senate
Published on 2009-08-06 16:53:56.0 by Joshua McCarthy

A new bill in the US Senate proposes regulation and licensing of online poker, but not all the news is good for Internet gamblers as high taxation lies ahead with legalization....

Online Casinos May See Looser Italian Laws
Published on 2009-07-30 19:36:36.0 by A.J. Maldonado

The need to generate more state revenue has Italian legislators passing laws allowing online casinos and cash games at online poker rooms....

Online Poker Seizure Warrants May Face Public Unveiling
Published on 2009-07-27 22:44:32.0 by Preston Lewis

A motion to disclose the information contained in the sealed warrants granting permission to the US Department of Justice to seize money intended for US online poker players was heard today....

Annie Duke Says Congress Coming Around on Online Gambling Laws
Published on 2009-07-25 23:44:02.0 by Ed Bradley

Poker star Annie Duke lobbied Congress during National Poker Week, and says attitudes on the Hill are swinging toward more open-mindedness toward online gambling....

Russia Adds Poker to Forbidden Casino Gambling List
Published on 2009-07-23 09:54:59.0 by Matt Miller

Authorities in Russia abruptly reversed existing policy and declared poker to be as illegal as other forms of casino gambling....

Microgaming Online Casinos Change Poker Network Formats
Published on 2009-07-15 16:56:43.0 by Preston Lewis

Microgaming changed the currency and added a a new wrinkle to tournaments at the online casino operator's online poker network....

Poker Players Alliance Files Against Online Poker Seizures
Published on 2009-07-15 15:33:59.0 by A.J. Maldonado

The motion to return seized online poker bank accounts by payment processor Account Services has been buttressed by a "friend of the court" brief by the PPA, saying online poker is not against the law....

Video Poker Proposed For North Carolina
Published on 2009-07-12 11:54:43.0 by K.C. Carmichael

Only two years after banning video poker in the midst of shadowy political scandals involving the gaming industry, North Carolina lawmakers are looking at bring back the games....

Golfer Loses Amateur Status For Gambling on Poker and Golf Combo
Published on 2009-07-11 14:10:15.0 by Matt Miller

An amateur golfer who plays online poker professionally had his status revoked by the USGA after publishing a gambling challenge to anyone who could beat him in a poker-golf combination, with $1 million at stake....

US Prosecutors Continue To Assault Online Poker Accounts
Published on 2009-07-09 16:33:45.0 by Matt Miller

Poker advocates thought that they had reached a cease-fire with the Department of Justice regarding the seizure of bank accounts containing funds to be paid online poker winners, but the DoJ apparently disagrees....

Poker Filling Moscow's Casino Gap as Gambling Ban Continues
Published on 2009-07-09 15:56:09.0 by Ed Bradley

Russia is seeing a poker boom as casinos are no longer legal but card rooms remain open....

California Budget Makes Online Poker Easy Pass, Says Lobbyist
Published on 2009-06-26 16:02:39.0 by Ed Bradley

The political representative for the Poker Voters of America says California's need for money may force legislators to rush the online poker bill into law....

National Poker Week Coming to Promote Online Poker Legislation
Published on 2009-06-18 19:41:26.0 by Virginia Maddox

The Poker Players Alliance will hold a press conference Monday during WSOP events to announce dates for National Poker Week....

Online Poker Shows Narrow Vision in Two Plus Two Forum on iMEGA
Published on 2009-06-10 20:50:11.0 by A.J. Maldonado

A discussion over the Interactive Media Entertainment and Gaming Association on the Two Plus Two online poker forums shows little regard for fellow gambling patrons by poker players....

Online Poker Payments Blocked by US Government
Published on 2009-06-09 14:46:14.0 by Tom Weston

The Poker Players Alliance accused the US government of seizing bank accounts full of money intended to pay residents who won at online poker sites....

Gambling Statistical Analysis Proves Poker a Game of Skill
Published on 2009-04-01 13:29:14.0 by Matt Miller

A scientific review of over 100 million hands of poker finds strong evidence the game is ruled by skill, putting poker outside most legal definitions of gambling....

Russian Casinos Converting to Poker to Avoid Gambling Law
Published on 2009-03-22 15:32:49.0 by Virginia Maddox

A change in gambling laws has caused casinos around Moscow to disguise themselves as poker rooms....

SC Judge Finds Poker Innocent and Players Guilty of Gambling
Published on 2009-02-19 14:15:02.0 by Matt Miller

Once again, prosecutions against gambling became entangled in laws with poorly worded concepts and undefined terms, leaving a South Carolina judge to find poker is skill, not gambling, but players are still guilty of illegal gambling....

Court Verifies Poker Game of Skill, Not Gambling
Published on 2009-01-17 17:42:51.0 by A.J. Maldonado

A judge in Pennsylvania decided that poker did not meet the state's definition of illegal gambling, as skill was found to be the major part of the game....

Poker Players Ads Push Online Gambling Legalization
Published on 2008-12-10 17:22:21.0 by Preston Lewis

The Poker Players Association has taken out ads in Washington newspapers asking that Congress follow through on regulating Internet gambling and removing the existing ban....

New York Sued for Right to Play Free Poker
Published on 2008-11-24 20:11:59.0 by K.C. Carmichael

Most definitions of gambling include the need for consideration on the part of patrons, yet police are intent on busting poker leagues that don't accept wagers....

Texas Hold'em Gambling May Become Legal in Texas
Published on 2008-11-23 14:41:15.0 by Tom Weston

A Texas legislator wants to legalize poker to help both the state and gamblers....

New Poker Game Meets All Legal Gambling Standards
Published on 2008-11-20 13:14:29.0 by A.J. Maldonado

Kandu, a new variant of poker, removes the questions of luck, and therefore is not illegal gambling....

Online Casino Offers Poker Players Freedom From Pro Raids
Published on 2008-11-13 17:59:30.0 by Julie Wong

The new online poker room Cool Hand Poker seeks to encourage signups by the average player by preventing pros and other sharks from playing simultaneously at multiple tables....

Online Poker Site Offers Team Membership Contest
Published on 2008-09-24 19:24:54.0 by Julie Wong

Internet poker operator Titan Poker is giving players a chance to win sponsorships to represent the gambling site at major tournaments....

Online Poker Guru Addresses Honesty by Using Real Cards
Published on 2008-09-19 17:46:52.0 by Matt Miller

With the world of Internet casino poker rooms under a constant cloud of suspicion, one man has developed a method of dealing that affords transparency and credibility....

Online Casino Sends Players to Poker Cup Australia
Published on 2008-08-17 14:12:51.0 by Ed Bradley

Famed Internet gambling site Titan Poker is giving winners of weekly events a free trip to Melbourne to play in the Poker Cup Australia 2008....

Poker Returns to Mohegan Sun Casino After Removal Has Costs
Published on 2008-07-10 18:55:13.0 by K.C. Carmichael

After a five-year absence, poker is being brought back to the Mohegan Sun Casino....

Online Poker Operators Purple Lounge Sign Michelle Orpe
Published on 2008-04-13 21:28:38.0 by Tom Weston

A much-anticipated agreement between Professional poker player Michelle Orpe and Purple Lounge online casinos has been reached....

Scientist Finds Poker to be Game of Skill
Published on 2008-03-22 16:50:18.0 by Joshua McCarthy

Yet another research study has found winning poker play to be based on skill rather than luck....

World Tavern Poker Event Draws Rave Reviews in Las Vegas
Published on 2007-12-03 17:24:45.0 by A.J. Maldonado

World Tavern Poker held its fifth World Tavern Poker Open in Las Vegas, and players who attended the event had nothing but rave reviews....

Video Poker Could Be Coming to a Casino Near You
Published on 2007-11-27 05:44:28.0 by Matt Miller

Live dealers may soon be a thing of the past for casino poker players as computerized dealers are the new trend in the popular game....

Teenager Wins Almost One Hundred Grand at SkyCity Casino
Published on 2007-11-18 14:55:18.0 by Preston Lewis

A teenage university student with almost no experience playing cards, won $96,000 in a SkyCity casino poker tournament Saturday....