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Scotty Nguyen Launches Focus Baby Cannabis Products

If you thought Dan Bilzerian was the only, ahem, poker player to get involved in the legal cannabis trade, then you can think again.

Phil Hellmuth Slams Supreme Court Hypocrisy On Twitter

A new argument can now be made for online poker in the US thanks to the Supreme Court’s decision on the 14th May to make sports betting legal country wide.

Poker App Ban in China Forces PokerStars to Abandon City of Dreams

China’s crackdown on poker apps and the ban on social media promoting the game has forced PokerStars and others to cancel events and close poker rooms in Macau.

Phil Galfond Defends Controversial RunItOnce Policy

Phil Galfond has put out the first in a series of press releases which will act as apologia for the decisions made by the dev team.

Maria Ho and Lupe Soto Chosen for Women’s Poker Hall of Fame

Maria Ho and Lupe Soto have cemented their places in female poker history by being voted into the Women in Poker Hall of Fame.

China Bans Online Poker Apps

China has banned all online poker applications and poker promoted via social media effective June 1.

Kindred Group Joins Forces With All-in Diversity Project

The company has signed up as a Founding Member of All-in Diversity Project, in hopes of pushing further their efforts to make important changes in gaming sector.

CoinPoker Partners With Japanese Poker Association to Sponsor Japan Poker Cup

CoinPoker has expanded its reach into Asia even further by teaming up with the Japanese Poker Association (JPA) as this year's sponsor of the Japan Poker Cup.

CoinPoker Partners With Asian Poker Tour

The evolution of digital currency and its place in poker - both live and online - took a step forward as CoinPoker announced a partnership with the Asian Poker Tour.

PartyPoker Adopts Flying Dutchman Lüske’s Poker Rule Book

The hope is that tournaments and players will adopt the new rules as the industry-standard, helping to avoid horrible situations.

Chicago To Open Airport Poker Room?

The security theatre of an airport should keep the crims at bay and the influx of bored tourists might just make for full tables with high turnover.

Virgin's Branson Enters Vegas With Hard Rock Purchase

Richard Branson has joined the moguls of Vegas’ casinos with his purchase of the Hard Rock Casino for “an undisclosed sum”.

Poker Players Alliance To Go Under As Funding Effort Fails!

A shutdown is appearing ever so likely for the Poker Players Alliance come April 1.

ACR Confirm Cheating and Issue Refunds

Cheating at ACR has been confirmed, with the site refunding players and stating they have “investigated and recently uncovered unfair gameplay practices”.

Online Poker Could Come Back to Australia with PokerStars' Acquisition of CrownBet

The Stars Group acquired CrownBet for over $100 million; and recently, under their new leadership CrownBet bought the Australian branch of William Hill.

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Casino Barcelona Confirms Extended Sponsorship Agreement with PokerStars

Casino Barcelona has announced it has further strengthened its partnership with PokerStars, with the sponsorship of the casino’s CEP.

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