Online Poker to West Virginia? Sign me up!
In case you missed it, West Virginia is in the early stages
of considering whether to offer online gambling through the
state lottery. The prospect of online poker in West Virginia is huge for
the simple fact that it serves as a jumping off point for
several states, including my home state of Virginia. Just a short drive of three hours and I could play online
poker. What's the big deal you ask? In about two years, there is a
solid chance that New Jersey, Nevada, California, Delaware
and maybe West Virginia could all be spreading online poker.
West Virginia Lottery,
West Virginia Online Poker
PokerStars Double Bubble Events to Pay 50 Percent of Fields
PokerStars has decided to introduce a new concept at the
2015 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure. Two of their
tournaments will pay approximately 50 percent of the field
in what they are calling "Double Bubble" tournaments. For example, an event that pays 40 spots will now pay 80
spots. The additional 40 spots will get their buy-in back
and continue to play for the money in the top 40 spots.
Double Bubble Tournaments,
Amaya Buys PokerStars But Slow Your Roll on US Legalization
Amaya purchased PokerStars this week for over $4 billion. I
didn't see that one coming. Amaya has made themselves the
most powerful online gambling company in the world with the
move. Some would make you think that the deal will result in
nationwide online poker legalization in short order.
Amaya Gaming Group,
online poker legalization,
Adelson Raises the Ante With Addition of Brown to Coalition
In case you missed it, former San Francisco Mayor Willie
Brown has joined up with Sheldon Adelson's Coalition to Stop
Internet Gambling. Big deal you say? If you haven't already done so, check out
his open letter announcing his new National Co-Chair
position. He spoke on how he used to support online gambling but
changed his mind after seeing the marketing tactics geared
towards kids. Sensationalized? I was thinking the same.
Coalition to Stop Internet Gambling,
Black Friday Anniversary - Don't Expect Federal Legalization Anytime Soon
Today was the three-year anniversary of Black Friday. On
April 15, 2011, the majority of the poker world was freaking
out over their frozen bankrolls. In the days and weeks to follow, two things happened. First,
we found out that Full Tilt was essentially broke and that
UB was as insolvent as feared.
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