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Rafael Nadal Joins the PokerStars Team

Rafael Nadal is one of the most recognizable faces in sports. The tennis superstar has won 11 Grand Slam titles and an Olympic gold medal. He looks to conquer another sport: poker. He has recently joined team PokerStars and is looking to improve his poker game. Nadal...

PokerStars gains Spanish Poker License

Starting tomorrow, players from Spain will be able to play real money poker on PokerStars.es.  The process of PokerStars obtaining a Spanish gaming license has been long in the works, yet it almost all fell apart last month.  PokerStars nearly lost this license due to...

Illinois Considering Online Poker

When the Department of Justice issued its reinterpretation of the Wire Act in December of last year in response to the interest New York and Illinois had in selling lottery tickets via the Internet, the door was opened for Illinois to become the first state to offer...

PokerStars Sends PTR a Cease and Desist

PokerStars has taken their next step in a long-standing battle with infamous data-mining site Poker Table Ratings (PTR). They’ve sent a cease and desist to the site and have a team of lawyers ready to take legal action on the order if necessary. Poker Table Ratings is...

132 Domain Names Seized in Kentucky

Judge Thomas Wingate ordered the seizure of 132 gambling domain names. But, the order wasn’t just to the registrars, it named the registry as well, Verisign. The problem exists whether or not gambling sites constitute being by definition a gambling device. Quite...

Hawaii Poker Bill Dead

The bill that could have brought online poker to the state of Hawaii has been shelved for the time being. The bill named HB2422 failed to even make it to the legislative floor of Hawaii’s state government. This adds Hawaii to the states of Iowa, Mississippi as...

Roadblock for Iowa Poker Bill

Iowa’s proposed intra-state poker legislation is stuck in traffic. After clearing the state’s senate last Tuesday, the bill has failed to make the docket in the House of Representatives. According to iGaming Business, the bill (known as Senate File 2257)...

Iowa Intra-State Poker Bill Clears Senate

Politicians in Iowa have taken a major step toward legalizing online poker. Earlier this week, the state’s Democrat-controlled senate approved a measure which would legalize an intra-state version of the game, carrying the day with a vote of 29-20. Known in...

Iowa State Senate Passes Internet Poker Bill

Iowa’s senate has passed an Internet poker measure according to a short article on cbsnews. This is pretty exciting news for everyone in the United States as it opens the door for other states to follow suit. Now that the bill has gone though the senate it must...

Haxton Makes it 2-0 against Blom

The rematch between Isaac Haxton and Viktor Blom in the SuperStar Showdown took almost 3 days longer to complete than it was originally scheduled for, but when the 2,500th hand had finally been decided, Isaac Haxton was deemed the victor. The SuperStar Showdown is...

Utah to Prohibit Internet Gambling

The Utah Senate has passed House Bill 108 which prohibits internet gambling on computers and handheld devices. The bill was introduced by Republican Stephen Sandstrom earlier in the year into the House of Representatives, who has been quoted as saying, “We want...