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 Crazy bets emerge for Super Bowl
posted 1/25/2015  |  source: 4Flush
Online sportsbooks prepare for Super Bowl with bets available on President Obama's pick for winning team and how many seconds it takes Idina Menzel to sing National Anthem; Other bets include clothing and hair color of Katy Perry during halftime show and number of times "deflated" word will be used during broadcast
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Amaya stock rebounds after buyback plan announced
posted 1/25/2015  |  source: Poker Update
Amaya Gaming stock rebounds in two seeks since announcement of stock buyback program and sale of assets like Cadillac Jack; Price nearing $35 that was high after acquisition of Rational Group
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US offshore poker site cashout report - January
posted 1/25/2015  |  source: Professional Rakeback
Bovada remains top-ranked US-facing offshore online poker site with 9.3 score out of 10; Americas Cardroom close with 9.2 rating; New Grand Poker Network receives 8.9 rating; Players encouraged to steer clear of Lock Poker and Betcoin Poker
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Former Ontario police commissioner to advise Amaya
posted 1/24/2015  |  source: iGaming Business
Former Ontario Provincial Police Commissioner Chris Lewis appointed to Amaya Gaming board of directors as advisor; Lewis' knowledge of law enforcement to be used to offer advice to Amaya regarding security processes and integrity
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Sponsorship deals for US players continue to dry up
posted 1/24/2015  |  source: CardPlayer
US market slow rebound leaves US players with continued lack of sponsorships with online poker companies; Other markets cautious of sponsorships due to regulated markets, increased taxes and fees
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Jackson interview about poker bots: Part 2 of 3
posted 1/24/2015  |  source: Part Time Poker
Computer scientist Eric Jackson discusses poker bot competitions and "solving" poker with equilibrium bots; Limit hold'em was solved due to ability to measure exploitability
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Proposed Nevada legislation threatens WSOP
posted 1/24/2015  |  source: Poker Real Money
Proposed amendment to Nevada Revised Statutes seeks to criminalize staking or swapping action in poker games and tournaments; "Messenger betting" said to be concern of US Treasury, prompting crackdown via Senate Bill 40 introduced by State Gaming Control Board
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PokerStars coalition applauds Cali online poker bill
posted 1/24/2015  |  source: Poker Update
PokerStars coalition applauds new California online poker bill from Assemblyman Reginald Jones-Sawyer; Group that includes tribes and card rooms says bill will move discussion forward in positive direction
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Weekly Online Poker Traffic Update 1/23/2015
posted 1/23/2015  |  source: PokerScout
After the partial merger of WSOP and 888 in New Jersey, has traffic increased dramatically? New data sheds some light; Fast-fold poker marks its fifth anniversary as pioneer Full Tilt still leads in fast-fold participation
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High stakes: Joiso up nearly $1M in January
posted 1/23/2015  |  source: PocketFives
Alexander "joiso" Kostritsyn up nearly $1 million on high stakes online poker tables in 2015, accumulating almost $200K last Wednesday alone
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Washington online poker bill to pay for itself
posted 1/23/2015  |  source: Online Poker Report
Washington State Office of Financial Management fiscal notes on proposed online poker bill shows fees raised will cover costs of regulation and enforcement; Annual online poker revenue projected to be $15 million; Implementation of system could take 18-24 months
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Spin & Gos give PokerStars $3M bad beat
posted 1/23/2015  |  source: Pokerfuse
PokerStars promotional $1 million Spin & Gos put online poker site in position of payout out extra for $5 SNGs; Three winners thus far have cost PokerStars $1 million
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Russians to block online gaming payment processors
posted 1/23/2015  |  source: Poker News Report
Russians establish new online gaming payment portal for licensed operators; Digital watchdogs will monitor payments to block payments to/from players to illegal operators
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NJ Full Tilt: App was never available
posted 1/23/2015  |  source: PocketFives
Amaya Gaming says Full Tilt real-money mobile poker was never available for player access despite pop-up error; Bug made pop-up in view for New Jersey players but not accessible, only part of submission to Division of Gaming Enforcement as part of licese application
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New California online poker bill introduced
posted 1/23/2015  |  source: Online Poker Report
California Assemblyman Reggie Jones-Sawyer introduces new online poker bill AB 167; Bill removes bad actor provisions and allows race tracks to participate, two previous stumbling blocks to legislation support
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