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PokerStars launches StarsCard and new FPP bonuses
posted 4/24/2015  |  source: Poker News Report
PokerStars reveals “StarsCard” as prepaid MasterCard usable for PokerStars deposits and withdrawals, plus purchases anywhere that accepts MasterCard; Players who use new card to be rewarded with Frequent Player Points, monthly statements to be issued for tracking purposes
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COO Clive Downie leaves Zynga
posted 4/24/2015  |  source: iGaming Business
Clive Downie resigns as Zynga Chief Operating Officer weeks after Don Mattrick resigned as CEO; Downie reportedly going to Unity Technologies as CMO
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Streaks & tilt in heads-up SNGs
posted 4/24/2015  |  source: Part Time Poker
Online poker player win rates not consistent, do correlate with streaks in some ways; Little consistency between players in heads-up SNGs requires more analysis
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Commencing Lock Poker blame game
posted 4/24/2015  |  source: Flushdraw
Many to blame for Lock Poker closing without paying players, mainly CEO Jen Larson and other core executives; Many affiliates and some sponsored players also receive blame for role in ponzi scheme
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Pechanga: No race tracks in Cali online poker
posted 4/24/2015  |  source: Online Poker Report
Pechanga Chairman Mark Macarro at GiGse says only Indian tribes, card clubs allowed in California poker; Part of coalition of tribes vowing to stand by opposition to race tracks obtaining licenses to offer online poker
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 Stewart rips Christie over online gaming
posted 4/23/2015  |  source: CardPlayer
"The Daily Show" host Jon Stewart criticizes New Jersey Governor Chris Christie for opposing legalization of marijuana while supporting online gaming and sports betting; Stewart wrongly implied online gaming violates federal law, humorously touches on gambling violence
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PocketFives rankings: Norfair18 #1 for first time
posted 4/23/2015  |  source: PocketFives
Mike "norfair18" Phillips rises to top spot on PocketFives online poker rankings for first time, pushing Nico "PokerKaiser" Fierro down by 68 points
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SafeCharge launches PokerStars MasterCard
posted 4/23/2015  |  source: InterGame Online
SafeCharge payment processing company launches PokerStars-branded prepaid MasterCard for players in UK for deposits and withdrawals; Available since April 16, soon to roll out to international market
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California online poker supporters urged to speak up
posted 4/23/2015  |  source: US Poker
Website begins #AllinCA campaign to let California lawmakers know of support for online poker; Assemblyman Mike Gatto told conference goers only 4-5 emails of 60K support online poker
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William Hill and Ladbrokes reveal poor Q1
posted 4/23/2015  |  source: PokerNews UK
William Hill and Ladbrokes report poor trading figures for first quarter 2015; Hill CEO blames UK point-of-consumption tax for 19% profit drop
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California online poker hearing rescheduled for April 27
posted 4/23/2015  |  source: Online Poker Report
First of four California online poker hearings rescheduled from April 22 to April 27; No reason given for delay but all info confirmed by PPA
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CccpVodka wins $1M PokerStars Spin & Go
posted 4/23/2015  |  source: Part Time Poker
Russian player "CccpVodka" wins $1 million prize in promotional PokerStars Spin & Go which ran for 355 seconds; PokerStars Makes Millionaires promotion continues running
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Nevada bill to limit online gaming moves forward
posted 4/23/2015  |  source: CardPlayer
Nevada State Assembly passes AB 414, Sheldon Adelson-backed proposal to limit online gaming compacts to poker only; Vote showed 23 for, 17 against, 2 abstained; Bill now waits for Senate committee action
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Did not file poker taxes?
posted 4/23/2015  |  source: PocketFives
Tips for poker players filing extensions for 2014 tax year includes accepting late payment fees; If online poker player had more than $10K in account at any time during 2014, FinCEN Form 114 must be filed to report online poker transactions
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Tropicana plans US social online gaming
posted 4/23/2015  |  source: iGaming Business
Tropicana Entertainment agrees to deal with mobile/social games developer Ruby Seven Studios to develop/launch online social gaming website; Games will be available in and out of US through Facebook, mobile, and desktop
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