The People’s Republic of China announces a June 1 ban on Texas Hold’em social-gaming and mobile apps after allegations that the games are being used for real-money gambling purposes and are contributing to problem-gambling issues.
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Delaware official approves interstate online poker play with the two other live, US-regulated states, Nevada and New Jersey. Caesars Interactive plans to launch its WSOP.com and 888Poker brands in those states, on an interstate basis, on May 1.
David Lee Thiese, 79, of Flint, MI, receives five years of probation after embezzling nearly $37,000 in charitable-gaming profits intended for his church.
Free-to-play online casino game providers face more legal action in Washington State in the wake of the Big Fish Casino appellate reversal.
The World Series of Poker reshapes the points formula it will use to calculate its annual Player of the Year award. The changes will sharply increase the points awarded to each event’s winner.
The Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino offers special half-price discounts to selected players in a recent Heartland Poker Tour main event in an apparent attempt to lessen the financial effect of a looming overlay, and thus earns the scorn of a large swath of the poker world.
PokerStars blocks US State of Washington residents from accessing its play-money online poker site in the wake of a state appellate court ruling declaring a social-casino offering to be a form of illegal online gambling. However, a statement from the state’s gaming regulators indicates little cause for worry.
Eric Danis, the long-time head of poker content at Global Poker Index and Hendon Mob, has been promoted to the role of president of both Mediarex-owned operations.
RichCasino adds a new slots title, Sugarpop II, to its featured offerings during its all-April “Rush Reel a Rolex” promotion in which a $12,000 Rolex watch is the top prize.
The Kindred Group becomes a founding partner of the All-In Diversity Project, a benchmarking and data-collection effort designed to promote gender equality, inclusion, and diversity throughout the gambling industry.