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  • May 29, 2013

Americas Cardroom: Best US Rakeback Poker Site

During our recent breakdown of the Best Rakeback Poker Sites for US Players, Americas Cardroom came out to be the best. While they don’t have as high of rakeback on offer as the 2nd best Lock Poker or 3rd best Seals With Clubs, Americas Cardroom excelled in other categories in addition to the rakeback to

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  • May 28, 2013

Bovada Poker Running Huge WSOP Super Satellite

On June 2nd, Bovada Poker will run a massive WSOP Super Satellite with a prize pool of $150,000. This massive tournament will start at 4:33 pm EST on Sunday, June 2nd and will feature a $470+$30 buy in. Not looking to spend that much for a shot to make it into the WSOP Main Event?

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  • May 28, 2013

Carbon Poker: Best US Tournament Poker Site

After extensive research on the tournaments available at every US poker site, we have named Carbon Poker the Best US Tournament Poker Site. It might be strange to think that Carbon Poker is the best MTT poker site available because it currently sits on the Merge Gaming Network–the 3rd largest poker network available to US

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  • May 27, 2013

Bovada Poker: The Best US High Stakes Poker Site

After doing extensive research, we have listed Bovada Poker the best high stakes poker site for players in the United States. While most US poker players that play high stakes moved abroad after Black Friday, some US facing poker sites still provide high stakes action. Bovada Poker has the most US player traffic, which would

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  • May 17, 2013

Bitcoin Poker Players Get Setback from US DHS

The US Department of Homeland Security has recently seized the Dwolla account of Bitcoin merchant MTGox. For those unaware, Dwolla lets US residents fund their account via a credit card or bank account and use their account at several online merchants. For aspiring poker players, they would then be allowed to transfer their funds from

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  • May 16, 2013

Lock Poker Reduces Pending Withdrawals To Only 1

In another bit of frustrating (and old) news, Lock Poker limits the amount of withdrawals allowed to only 1 at a time. This is in stark contrast to every competitor of Lock and could have serious repercussions down the line for any poker player depending on a steady cashflow to make a living. It is

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  • May 11, 2013

Ultimate Poker: Verizon, Cricket and Virgin Mobile Authorization Available

Good news for players looking to sign up at Ultimate Poker: You may now use your Verizon Wireless, Cricket, and Virgin Mobile phones to authenticate residency in the state of Nevada. We have just received this email from Ultimate Poker: We are excited to announce that Verizon Wireless, Cricket and Virgin Mobile users are now

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  • April 12, 2013

Full Tilt Poker Founder Reaches Plea Bargain with US Authorities

It has been reported in several new sources that Ray Bitar, one of the founders of Full Tilt Poker, once considered one of the leading US poker sites in the world, has reached a plea bargain with the US Department of Justice over charges brought against him, which could result in a maximum sentence of

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  • March 31, 2013

Two Gambling Bills Move Forward in West Virginia

Last week two new pieces of gambling legislation proposed in West Virginia moved a step closer to becoming law, as both passed muster in the state’s Senate Judiciary Committee. Both bills are aimed at assisting the state’s casino industry, which is struggling in the face of increasing competition from casinos located in other states, notably

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  • March 9, 2013

New Illinois Casino Bill Addresses Online Gambling

When last week the Democratic Governor of Illinois, Pat Quinn, vetoed a bill that would have permitted the construction of five new casinos in the states in addition to clearing the way for slots machines to be installed in Land of Lincoln racetracks, the sponsor of the bill did not despair. The reason the sponsor

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