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West Virginia Online Poker Launch Delayed, Still Anticipated Some Time in 2024

The West Virginia Lottery appears to have given up on the prospect of an online poker launch within the first quarter of 2024 but remains hopeful for the prospects later in the year. The Lottery’s Executive Director, John Myers, told our colleagues at PlayWV as much earlier this week. The Lottery regulates all online gambling sites in the […]

BetMGM Multi-State Network: Investors’ Presentation Teases That Shared Liquidity Is Imminent

December 5, 2023 | By: Alex Weldon

Tucked into the middle of BetMGM’s presentation to investors on Dec. 4 was a bit of news many US online poker players have been waiting for: multi-state shared liquidity for BetMGM Poker is now “imminent.” At a minimum, that means that BetMGM Poker players in Michigan and New Jersey will soon be playing against one another. PokerStars is the only other site currently […]

Flutter Rebrands PokerStars VR as Vegas Infinite, Shifts Focus Away From Poker

September 13, 2023 | By: Alex Weldon

PokerStars VR, the virtual-reality, play-money poker game, has undergone a change in branding and focus, becoming Vegas Infinite and offering players a more complete metaverse casino experience. Although poker will remain a significant part of the game, it’s now just one attraction in a virtual gambling city. Per the press release, the new game incorporates “expertise and insight” […]

White Hat Studios’ PokerStars Deal Adds to Busy Month in the US

August 23, 2023 | By: Robyn McNeil

White Hat Studios‘ (WHS) US expansion continued this week as the UK-based content provider announced a deal with PokerStars to deliver online casino content to players across regulated states. Under the deal, White Hat titles will be playable across the Flutter-owned brand’s US platform, including Peaky Blinders, Masters of Atlantis, and Almighty Buffalo Megaways. The […]

Fox Bet to Shut Down as Fox Sports Backs Out of Joint Venture

July 31, 2023 | By: Alex Weldon

Flutter has announced that Fox Bet has stopped taking bets and will shut down entirely by the end of August, making it the latest casualty of a challenging US sports betting market. The news does not come as a surprise. Last year, I predicted that this would be likely in the wake of arbitration between Flutter and […]

MGCB Q&A With Bonus: Henry Williams on Michigan Online Poker, MSIGA

April 27, 2023 | By: Heather Fletcher

So far, Michigan online poker seems to be benefiting from the state entering the Multi-State Internet Gaming Agreement (MSIGA). PokerStars, which allowed its Michigan players to gamble with New Jersey bettors beginning on Jan. 1, is consistently seeing double-digit monthly revenue increases vs. the year before. Henry Williams, the executive director of the Michigan Gaming […]

Mount Airy Casino Games at PokerStars Casino

March 29, 2023 | By: Chav Vasilev

PokerStars is the online casino partner for Mount Airy Casino in Pocono, PA, and both offer a wide variety of casino games. If you’re a Pennsylvania online casino player and enjoy playing games in-person, you may be wondering which casino games you can find at both Mount Airy Casino and PokerStars Online Casino. While there’s […]

Flutter to Pay $4 Million to SEC for Alleged Due Diligence Failures by PokerStars in Russia

March 7, 2023 | By: Alex Weldon

Flutter has agreed to pay a $4 million settlement to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for alleged due diligence failures relating to PokerStars‘ lobbying efforts in Russia. It’s the second time PokerStars’ gray market history has returned to haunt its new owner, following a much larger settlement with Kentucky in 2021. Flutter’s shares trade on the London Stock Exchange, so it isn’t […]

Kentucky Online Poker Out of Sports-Only Bill

February 23, 2023 | By: Heather Fletcher

Kentucky online poker isn’t included in HB551, a bill to legalize online sports betting in Kentucky that was introduced on Feb. 22 by state Reps. Al Gentry and Michael Meredith. While Feb. 22 was the last day House lawmakers could propose legislation, this streamlined bill may have a better chance of passage than other pending […]

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