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The Pala Band of Mission Indians has entered into a new compact with the state of California. Bankrupt and shuttered harness racing track, Balmoral Park, has been sold for $1.8 million.
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California, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, Nevada and more.

Kowall presented justification for his bill, stating that consumer protection was the “first and foremost” reason for regulating online poker.
Michigan Senate Considers Online Poker

Poker Players Alliance and Amaya testify in favor of regulating online poker before the Regulatory Reform Committee.

The prospect of French regulated poker rooms sharing liquidity with at least other European regulated markets is now firmly on the horizon.
Poker Room Insight

PokerStars casino games come to Italy, as the company launches a Nepal earthquake appeal, matching charitable contributions dollar for dollar.

Evidence obtained by Nevada authorities shows that Bryan Micon, self-proclaimed “Chairman” of the now defunct Bitcoin online poker room Seals with Clubs,...
Bryan Micon Attempted to Buy Lock Poker and “Make All Players Whole”

Micon likened Lock Poker to “Chrysler of the early 90s” in his attempt to persuade site owner to part with the tainted brand.

Our "must read" this week is a piece by long-time poker author Haley Hintze in which she examines the circumstances under which the demise of Lock Poker occurred.
Reads of the Week

Blame associated with Lock Poker, defenders of poker overreact and more thoughts on a “poker shot clock”.

After the swift decline last week, the market managed to stabilize a bit, losing just 0.7% of cash game traffic.
Traffic Insight

PKR France hits a new low, and the New Jersey market will soon do the same.

The American Gaming Association has pledged its support to help Japan legalize casino gambling. Yahoo has announced that it will be throwing its hat into the Daily Fantasy Sports ring.
US Insight

Delaware, California, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, DFS news and more.

PokerStars adds casino games and moves closer to opening a New Jersey room. Lock Poker looks to have shuttered its operations leaving players up to $15 million out of pocket.
Poker Room Insight

Full Tilt reorganizes its cash game products to make the best use of its player liquidity.

The loss of funds by players at Lock Poker will likely be talked about for some time to come, and will be added to the growing list of “loosely” regulated igaming sites that have closed their doors without returning their customers money.
The Zeitgeist

Lock Poker, New Jersey online poker series and GiGse.

Lock Poker went offline last Friday, with millions of dollars still owed to players. The poker room’s demise comes three years after reports first surfaced over difficulties cashing out from the site. One commentator has estimated that players are out by around $15 million.
Lock Poker Finally Closes, Owing Millions

The Curacao regulator showed itself to be the world’s worst in taking no action to prevent Lock Poker from depriving players of their money.

Lock Poker has failed to return millions of dollars in deposits to its customers. One estimate by a forum poster that has been tracking the situation puts the…
“Overspending” Contributed to the Demise of Lock Poker

Shane Bridges, Director of Social Media and Affiliate Marketing at Lock Poker talks with pokerfuse about the pending collapse and loss of players’ funds at the US facing offshore online poker room.

It has been a flat week for the global cash game market overall, with traffic down a little under 1%, but again the global view masks some big moves in individual markets.
Traffic Insight

In what was otherwise a quiet week, New Jersey finally showed its legs following the decision to share liquidity between WSOP and 888poker.

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Poker Players Go To Extreme Lengths To Sabotage Venetian $150K
In the wake of controversy over the Venetian's $150k "Total Prize Pool," poker players are banding together to keep participation in the event to a minimum. — read more »
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