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USA Poker News

The latest poker news from, featuring top stories from around the gambling industry.

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  • June 19, 2018

Uh Oh! Pennsylvania Casinos Are Not Applying for Online Gambling Licenses

The window to apply for an online gambling license in Pennsylvania is closing soon and not one of the state’s 12 casinos have submitted an application, say state regulators. The state planned to receive tens of millions of dollars from gaming operators in this first wave of licensing which could lead to a significant budget

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  • June 18, 2018

Rehired Revel Employee Finds Her 4-Year-Old Chapstick at Ocean Resort

The new owners of the former Revel, now known as Ocean Resort, are in the process of giving jobs back to employees who were laid off four years ago. One employee returned to the same position at the same desk she had before Revel closed and found her four-year-old chapstick was there waiting for her.

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  • June 15, 2018

New Jersey Helped Reach Record Online Bracelet Event Entry Field

The addition of New Jersey’s online poker player pool helped reach record entry field numbers for its online bracelet event. The $365 buy-in online tournament attracted nearly 3,000 entries, becoming the largest tournament both WSOP NJ and WSOP Nevada have ever hosted. Online gaming player pool liquidity between Nevada, New Jersey, and Delaware went

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  • June 13, 2018

Negreanu joins MasterClass as poker instructor

What do chef Gordon Ramsay, Martin Scorsese and Stephen Curry have in common? Apart from being the tops in their respective fields, they also lead classes on the online education portal MasterClass. They are now going to be joined by another master, Daniel Negreanu, who will be leading a class on poker. Kid Poker explained,

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  • June 12, 2018

WSOP player starts celebrating early, and then this happens

Don’t count your chickens before they hatch. It ain’t over ’til the fat lady sings. There are a number of phrases that we’ve all heard since we were little, and which try to get across the same point – it’s prudent to wait until the final outcome before drawing conclusions. Unfortunately for one WSOP player,

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  • June 11, 2018

Bar Poker Open championship underway at the Golden Nugget

The biggest live tournament for bar poker players is currently underway at the Golden Nugget in Downtown Las Vegas. The Bar Poker Open (BPO) Championship began on June 10 and runs through June 14 and attracted over 1,000 qualifiers. The BPOC is part of the Grand Poker Series, highlighted by the Invitational National Championship that

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  • June 8, 2018

Missouri ‘Cribs For Kids’ poker run set for tomorrow

Safe Kids Springfield (SKS) in Springfield, MO will hold its annual poker run tomorrow. The event, ‘Cruisin’ for Kids,’ raises funds for the Cribs for Kids Project, which donates cribs to needy families in the area. The event kicks off at 10 AM at Pitbull Powersports in Springfield. Participants are expected to complete the 100-mile

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  • June 7, 2018

Maryland Poker Rake Down 2.6% in May

Maryland poker rooms took a slight dip in may, but state officials still declared the month a winner. The four poker rooms in the state raked a combined $3.66 million in May, which was 2.6 percent below what they brought in the year prior. The Maryland Lottery and Gaming Commission posted the latest revenue figures

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  • June 6, 2018

Lansing Council Makes Plans to Crack Down on Illegal Gambling

The Lansing City Council is making plans to crack down on illegal gambling after a council member stumbled into an overt illicit gambling operation. The gaming was far from hidden, as council member Adam Hussain described it, operating in plain sight in a southwest Lansing storefront. Hussain and fellow council members drafted a new ordinance

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  • June 5, 2018

Poker players on Twitch can now tip their favorite poker streamers with cryptocurrency

Streamlabs, the popular streaming app used by millions of Twitch streamers, has announced that users can now tip their favorite streamers with cryptocurrency. The functionality was introduced as of last Friday and uses Coinbase to process the payments. In order to use the service, streamers need to link their accounts to Coinbase accounts. Once this