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Fear-Mongering Testimony Overshadows Facts at Internet Gambling Ban Hearing

A U.S. House Judiciary hearing on Sheldon Adelson's Internet gambling ban bill was an exercise in fear mongering, says the Poker Players Alliance. Read our full recap.

888 Holdings Recognizes 28% Growth In Pre-Tax Profits

888 Holdings announce a 14% increase in revenues and a 28% increase in pre-tax profits.

Europe in Pills: Greece Unveils Ambitious Plan for Gambling and Winamax Leaves Italy

While Greece's Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis explained how a new gambling legislation is critical for the country's economic recovery, France's Winamax decided to pull out from the declining Italian market.

Helicopters and High Stakes: King's Casino Owner Leon Tsoukernik's Poker Adventure

On March 5, the Global Poker Index (GPI) announced the list of nominees for this year's edition of the European Poker Awards (EPA), the yearly ceremony that will take place on March 25 at the Hilton Hotel in St. Julians, Malta. Together with...

Several Factors Could Stall California's Internet Poker Legislation Until 2017

Assemblyman Mike Gatto isn't optimistic that California will be able to pass online poker legislation before 2017.

Seals With Clubs Chairman Bryan Micon: "The Police Raid Was Completely Unnecessary"

"It has been a big violation of my personal freedom," Bryan Micon told PokerNews on Monday during an exclusive phone interview from Antigua, where he fled with his family right after being raided by police at gunpoint.

Caesars' Jan Jones Blackhurst Discusses Recent Alliance with PokerStars

PokerNews speaks to Jan Jones Blackhurst, Executive Vice President, Communications & Government Relations, about Caesars allying with PokerStars.

State Sen. Lesniak: Adelson, Gov. Christie Delaying PokerStars' Entrance into New Jersey

State Sen. Ray Lesniak explains to PokerNews why he believes PokerStars has not received an operating license in New Jersey.

Rob Tinnion Ships the Sunday Million Twice in Five Months: "It's Extremely Surreal"

Rob "rtinnion" Tinnion talks about winning the PokerStars Sunday Million for the second time in five months.

Ivey League CEO Dan Fleyshman: "We're Not in the Process of Raising $20M"

CEO Dan Fleyshman tells PokerNews rumors that Ivey League is seeking $20 million in seed money is inaccurate.

Team PokerStars Pro Eugene Katchalov: "Propaganda Is What Makes People Angry"

Team PokerStars Pro Eugene Katchalov discusses the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, the similarities between business and poker, and the pleasure to play at super high roller events.

Marcin Horecki on Poker in Poland: "Authorities Have Absolutely No Clue About Anything"

Poland's poker veteran joined PokerNews during the EPT Deauville to talk about his competitive nature and his passion for winning. Even when he is at the traffic light.

PokerNews Named "Best Affiliate in Poker" For Third Consecutive Year

PokerNews wins Best Poker Affiliate for the third year in a row at the iGB Affiliate Awards.

Genting Poker Series Looks to Inject Fun Back Into Poker

Matthew Pitt of UK & Ireland PokerNews sat down with Genting's poker operations manager Kevin Proctor to discuss the sweeping changes made to the Genting Poker Series.

PokerStars to Launch Sports Betting by April 2015

PokerStars will launch sports betting "ahead of schedule" with a brand new mobile platform.

Gus Hansen Invests Millions in Bridge, Phil Gordon Tries to Replace Email Communication

Gus Hansen invests in a machine that promises to 'take luck out of bridge,' while Phil Gordon launches a new chat service that plans to kill emails.

California Assemblyman Amends Online Poker Bill, Removes In-Person Registration Requirement

After speaking with poker players and industry professionals, California Assemblyman Mike Gatto amended his online poker legislation to remove the in-person registration requirement.

Director of Poker Jim Preston Leaving Crown Melbourne for Macau After Aussie Millions

Jim Preston helped grow the Aussie Millions into the Southern Hemisphere's most prestigious event, but this year will be his last.

Amaya Gaming to Repurchase Own Stock to Benefit Shareholders

Amaya intends to make a normal course issuer bid ("NCIB") to purchase and cancel up to 5,399,631 common shares over a one-year period.

Andrew West Named New Unibet's New Head of Poker

Stockholm-listed Unibet names Andrew West as the interim head of poker while the gaming operator is searching for a permanent replacement.

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