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PokerStars has joined forces with Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) to become its first-ever “Official Poker Partner”, in a new sponsorship…
PokerStars Becomes First “Official Poker Partner” of UFC

The world’s global online poker giant has inked a deal with the UFC in an effort to widen TSG’s exposure to the US market and worldwide.


For the second consecutive month Borgata/partypoker has increased its market share over WSOP/888. Borgata/partypoker now sits with a 13.5% lead over its only other competitor.
The Revenue Gap Widens for New Jersey Online Poker Operators

Borgata/partypoker stretch their advantage over WSOP/888


Ultimate Gaming has had a management shake out after its decision to withdraw from the New Jersey market. Among those leaving the company is Todd Korbin, the Chief Marketing Officer, who has been in the job for only four months.
Ultimate Gaming Loses Another Chief Marketing Officer

Todd Korbin, Scott Yeates and Chris Danek all leave.


Everyone has an opinion with Ultimate Poker's closure in New Jersey. Players petition UK regulations to permit auto top-up.
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Less than one year after it participated in the launch of online poker in New Jersey, Ultimate Poker ceased operations at 11:59 EDT Sunday night.
Bankrupt Casino Forces Ultimate Poker To Close In New Jersey

The company that was first to open an online poker room in the newly regulated US market also becomes the industry’s first casualty.


August revenue figures from the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) show internet poker has had its best month since May.
New Jersey Online Poker Revenues Up 5% in August

The market leaders have both increased revenues, but Ultimate Poker continues to slump.


The PokerStars WCOOP is under way and the first ten events have all smashed through their guarantees.
The Deal

Promotional highlights of the week, including PokerStars, 888poker, partypoker, WPN, partypoker France, and Ultimate Poker Nevada.


Two upcoming closures of Trump-branded casinos in Atlantic City puts the question to their online gaming partners whether they will seek to find new relationships to continue to offer online gaming.
The Closure of Atlantic City Casinos Puts Question to Online Gaming Operators

With pair of Trump casinos set to close, Betfair and Ultimate need to find new partners.


Ultimate Poker is offering its existing players in Nevada and New Jersey a reload bonus of up to $500.
Ultimate Poker Gets Players Back Online with a $500 Reload Bonus

The second $500 reload bonus in five weeks marks Ultimate’s determination to secure a profitable share of the market.


The current legislative session is coming to a close, and hopes for regulated online poker in California for 2014 have already expired….
Regulation in Review: US

A weekly review of the latest developments in gaming regulation in the US. This week: California, New Jersey and federal.


Figures reported by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement on Wednesday show online poker revenues in the state rose 4.8% in July to $2,146,500.
New Jersey Online Poker Revenues Rebound in July

Figures reported by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement on Wednesday show online poker revenues in the state…


New Jersey Summer promos include freerolls from 888 and reload bonuses from Ultimate Poker. PokerStars is promoting Omaha.
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Promotional highlights of the week, including Switch Poker, Real Gaming, PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker, Equity Poker Network, 88 New Jersey and Ultimate Poker.


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