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Sources: Pinnacle Entertainment Got “Cold Feet”

According to multiple sources, Pinnacle Entertainment got “cold feet” in recent weeks as they pursued an acquisition of Epic Poker. Epic’s parent company–Federated Sports+Gaming–filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Tuesday. In the bankruptcy filing,…

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Updated Online Poker Legalization Barometer – A Big Plunge

Online poker’s 2012 legislative chances took a hit last week. Since we debuted our legislative barometer, we’ve maintained a greater than 50% chance that online poker gets regulated at the Federal level in…

The longest "System Update" in the history of "System Updates" continues.

In or Out: Conflicting Reports on Tapie and Full Tilt Poker

We’ve rewritten and changed the title of this post a half dozen times in the past week. So instead of waiting to form a firm opinion as to what the hell is going…

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Caesars IPO Should Have Little Impact On Online Poker Plans

Big news today as Caesars Entertainment (CZR: Nasdaq) IPO’d. The stocked opened trading on Wednesday at $9 per share and closed up 71% at closing price of $15.39. Good news for some for…

See dad, this company is more effed up than we thought, so let's start making excuses to back out of the deal...

The Real Motivations Why Groupe Bernard Tapie Threw Tilt Debtors Under the Bus

On Thursday, PokerStrategy.com published an interview with Groupe Bernard Tapie lawyer Behn Dayanim. In it, Dayamin mentions that the complicated acquisition of Full Tilt Poker was in “serious jeopardy” in part due to a…

Is the 800lb gorilla awakening?

Zynga Poker Changes Mind, Now Exploring Real Money Gaming

Well that didn’t take long. Back in November, we wrote a column explaining why Zynga Casino GM Lo Toney‘s statements about his company not being interested in real-money poker where either a) misguided,…

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Did Epic Poker Find a Sucker?

As we broke last week, Pinnacle Entertainment is in negotiations to acquire Epic Poker. We attempted multiple times to contact Epic Poker for comment or details, but they ignored our requests. Pinnacle has refused to comment as…

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The Top Five Full Tilt Commercials That Take On a Different Meaning Today

The Entities who comprise Wicked Chops Poker were discussing the genuine brilliance of Full Tilt’s advertising campaigns recently. Despite all of the issues that arose from the leadership of Ray Bitar, Full Tilt…

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Updated Online Poker Legalization Barometer for 2012

In late November we rolled out our first Online Poker Legislative Barometer. As a refresher, the Barometer is our weighing of industry executive, lobbyist, and media for their take on the likihood that the…

The DoJ flip-flop on the Wire Act may not do much for Federally-regulated online poker in 2012, but could be a boon for Nevada brick-and-mortars.

How Will the DoJ’s New Stance on Wire Act Impact Internet Poker in 2012?

To paraphrase one of Paulie Walnuts all-time best lines in the Sopranos, people in the poker industry wouldn’t mind “giving 2011 back to the Indians.” But the last two work days before Christmas, a…

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