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 Ichabod Crane learns gaming frustrations
posted 10/30/2014  |  source: IGN.com
Sleepy Hollow TV character Ichabod Crane enters modern world from 1781, discovers online gaming; Playing online game quickly addresses strange screen names and competition involved
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PocketFives rankings: PokerKaiser back in top spot
posted 10/30/2014  |  source: PocketFives
Nicolas "PokerKaiser" Fierro moves back into top spot of PocketFives online poker global rankings, snapping three-week reign at #1 for Yuri Martins
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Atari launches social casino gaming
posted 10/30/2014  |  source: CardPlayer
Atari announces launch of online social game "Atari Jackpots" to be available on its website, Facebook, and Android app; Players can gamble on classic Atari titles like Asteroids and Centipede, as well as video poker, slots, bingo, and more
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SatoshiBet to block US customers
posted 10/30/2014  |  source: iGaming Business
Bitcoin gambling website SatoshiBet announces US customers will no longer have access to online gaming services; Operator cited uncertainty over future of US gambling regulation and legal issues
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Breaking down PokerStars 2014 changes
posted 10/30/2014  |  source: Pokerfuse
Rational Group changed many things in 2014, starting with acquisition by Amaya Group announced in June; Full Tilt cut pros, PokerStars added Spin & Gos, both withdrew from numerous gray markets; Embrace of casino games and intent to move into sports betting market expand company while some affiliate ties broken
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Rutgers to study Internet gaming and problems
posted 10/30/2014  |  source: NJ.com
Rutgers University launches three-year study to evaluate Internet gambling in New Jersey and how it affects problematic or addictive behaviors; State is funding $1.2 million study by school's Center for Gambling Studies
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2016 US presidential field: Christie gambling positions
posted 10/30/2014  |  source: Online Poker Report
Possible 2016 US presidential candidate Chris Christie supports land-based and online gaming, including sports betting; Christie likely to take states' rights stance on Internet gambling, federal movement unlikely due to fellow Republicans' opposition
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Full Tilt offers $100K in Scramble Freerolls
posted 10/30/2014  |  source: Poker Update
Newest Full Tilt promotion to award $10K in prize money every day through Scramble Freerolls; Promo begins October 31, runs 10 days for $100K total awards
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PokerStars increases rake and tournament fees
posted 10/30/2014  |  source: Professional Rakeback
PokerStars takes to 2+2 forums to announce rake changes effective in four days with more changes to be implemented January 1, 2015; Increases to apply to heads-up hyper cash SNGs, hyper-turbo MTTs, six-max hyper satellites, regular and turbo 9-max knockouts, as well as Spin & Gos and cash games
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PokerStars ends Battle of the Planets promotion
posted 10/30/2014  |  source: Pokerfuse
PokerStars announces end of monthly leaderboard promotion Battle of the Planets; Competition awarded $2.5 million in prizes each year; Rake increases to apply to cash game tables, Spin & Gos, and various tournaments
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 PokerStars RNG threatens survival of humankind
posted 10/29/2014  |  source: Bonus Code Poker
PokerStars use of quantum random number generator with photon emitters to ensure truly fair deal of cards worries players of universal annihilation; Complicated technology may explain why passive donkeys always seem to get there on goddamn river
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What US misses most about PokerStars
posted 10/29/2014  |  source: NJ Poker Online
Players highly anticipate eventual return of PokerStars to US market for many reasons; Top five are customer service, mixed games, rewards programs, online poker client, High Stakes Poker on GSN return
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Reasons to delay PokerStars in California
posted 10/29/2014  |  source: California Gambler
Delaying PokerStars from applying or receiving licensing to operate online poker in California will make entry easier and faster later; Legislation will pass quicker without bad actor debate; First operators have chance to win over customers before PokerStars enters
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Online poker role in US midterm elections
posted 10/29/2014  |  source: NJ Poker Online
Best case scenario for Congress is status quo with no action to be taken on Internet poker; States with important races for online poker support include California, Florida, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania
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Offshore sites impact on US regulated market
posted 10/29/2014  |  source: Pokerfuse
US-facing offshore poker rooms remain biggest problem for regulated sites in US; 888 CEO Brian Mattingley says not enough being done to prevent unlicensed operators from targeting US customers; Top five operators in US are Bodog/Bovada, Merge Gaming, Chico, WPN and the Equity Poker Network
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