Reads of the Week

How Soon Could California Launch their Online Poker Industry? Is Streaming the Future for Poker?

California online poker, the convergence of social gaming and land-based casinos and what the latest ruling in the Caesars case means highlight our list of reads of the week.

Traffic Insight

Traffic Insights prediction last week that the market had reached its seasonal peak on January 8 was challenged by an early surge that almost matched the earlier peak.

The seasonal high has passed in Europe, but bad weather on the US East Coast is helping cash game traffic continue to rise.

Marketing Insight

New Jersey is seeing the impact of shared liquidity between 888poker and WSOP with four new guaranteed tournaments.

Marketing gets off to a quick start in 2015, with January promotions showing success and the prospects of a new marketing channel in Twitch.TV.

US Insight

The American Gaming Association is turning up the heat on the federal government to do something about illegal sports gambling.

From California to Wisconsin, US Insight takes you through what is happening on the gaming front in America.

Regulation Insight

The Chairman of the Nevada Gaming Control Board relieves fears on Nevada legislation. California gets another proposal to legalize gambling.

South Africa and Russia are increasing pressure on offshore operators, while in the US, state regulated poker in California still looks contentious.

WSOP Bracelet Winner Darren Woods Headed To Jail For Online Fraud

WSOP Bracelet Winner Darren Woods Headed To Jail For Online Fraud

In 2010 UK poker pro Darren Woods was a rising poker superstar having captured a World Series of Poker bracelet. Here in 2015, Woods is getting ready to do 15 months of hard time for defrauding poker players out of “hundreds of thousands” of dollars.

I’m giving three cheers today for State Representative Bobby Moak who is trying for the third time to get internet poker regulated in Mississippi.

RAWA is Political Cowardice

Backdoor attempts to ban online poker exist in the US because their supporters can’t get poker banned honestly.