GGPoker Defies All Logic & Keeps Bilzerian On The Books

GGPoker has confirmed that Dan Bilzerian is still a partner of the network despite reports to the contrary.

Usually, the super sleuths over on pokerfuse get it right — but not this time.

After seeing that Dan Bilzerian’s name and image were removed from GG’s website signs pointed to the fact that GG has distanced itself from the controversial playboy.

At the time — which coincided with International Women’s Day (IWD) — Bilzerian’s image was also stripped from the bespoke Battle Royale game that was rebranded after him — and did not appear on the ambassador roster.

No comment came from GG so assumptions were made that the pair had finally parted ways. However, that is not the case.

As per the tweet on March 23, GG has confirmed Bilzerian is indeed still part of the GG roster. Notably, the operator turned off comments on the social media post, no doubt expecting a tidal wave of negative comments from the poker community, but that didn’t stop folks from retweeting and sharing their thoughts on the matter.

We did reach out to ask GG more about how they intend to leverage the partnership but all they could tell us was: “As the statement said, we will work with Dan on major projects, but we have no further comment at this time.”

At the time of writing Bilzerian’s name, images and emojis are still removed from the website.

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Is British iGaming Brand Bet365 Coming to Canada?

UK gaming behemoth Bet365 could partner with iPoker to bring its online poker room to Ontario, Canada.

Word on the street is that British betting brand Bet365 will team up with iPoker to offer its iGaming services in Ontario, when the province opens for regulated online casino and poker in April.

Our sources over on pokerfuse revealed that the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) issued the license to the privately-held UK company last Tuesday.

Bet365 is now one of 16 operators currently licensed by the AGCO to offer a pick-and-mix of online poker, casino gaming, and sports betting in Ontario.

Now we can confirm that 888, WSOP, and now Bet365 have indicated an intent to offer online poker.

Learn more about Ontario’s new regulated iGaming market in the pokerfuse complete guide for players »

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Love PokerStars? Love Rewards? Then Keep Reading

Who doesn't love free money?! PokerStars just unveiled its new and improved rewards program, which offers 15-33% cashback for all players just for playing poker online.

It is official! Well, from pokerfuse’s point of view, PokerStars USA is offering the best-in-class rewards program for poker players in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Michigan.

Here are the main things you need to know about the mechanics that have changed:

  • Fixed rewards now between 15% to 33%
  • Every player earns the same cashback for the same amount of games they play, regardless of the player’s profile.
  • Rewards are fixed, with cashback starting at 15% at the entry-level tier and topping at 33%.
  • Players now earn reward points on high-stakes games too.
  • Number of Chests required to unlock to move to higher now varies from five to ten instead of ten that was fixed previously.

Find out what has changed, what hasn’t, and everything else you need to know about the new PokerStars USA Rewards program over on pokerfuse who have all the latest info.

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Get the SCOOP On PokerStars SCOOP US Online Poker Series

The 2022 edition of the Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) returns to PokerStars PA, NJ, and MI on March 25.

Over $4 million is guaranteed in PokerStars’ SCOOP 2022.

Running in the US markets of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Michigan, PokerStars USA is offering a minimum of $1 million in guarantees in each market.

There will be more than 100 tournaments and each series boasts a six-figure guaranteed Main Event.

Get the key facts below.

Get all the latest details on PokerStars SCOOP 2022 over on pokerfuse.

  • 120 events in Pennsylvania and Michigan, 105 in New Jersey.
  • Starts on March 25 and runs through to April 11.
  • Series guarantees of $2 million, $1.5 million, and $1 million, respectively.
  • $300 Main Events with 6-figure prize pools in each market.
  • Mixed games, PLO, Razz, PLO8, and 8-game spread alongside PLO and NLH.
  • Depositor freerolls for any deposit with special bonus code.
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Save The Date: 2023 Could Be the Year NY Passes Online Poker

"In my opinion, iGaming in New York is not a question of if, but when. It’s going to happen -- just maybe not this year," says NY State Senator.

In an exclusive interview over on pokerfuse NY State Senator Joseph Addabbo Jr. (D-Howard Beach) dishes the dirt on all things NY iGaming and when New Yorkers can expect online casino and poker games to come to the state.

Addabbo told pokerfuse that the state is currently “laying the groundwork for next year” — so save the date: 2023 could be the year that online poker and casino games become regulated in New York State.

“iGaming in New York is not a question of if, but when. It’s going to happen — just maybe not this year,” says Addabbo.

Read the full interview over on pokerfuse »

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Is Michigan Online Poker Joining a Multi-State Player Pool?

Signs point to the fact that Michigan is making moves towards joining a multi-state gaming compact, allowing MI online poker operators to pool players across state lines.

According to MI Gaming Review, Michigan is in the process of joining an interstate gaming compact for online poker, which would allow it to open its player pool to other states.

The Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB) has posted guidance to its website outlining specific actions that operators, platform providers, and third parties must take before it authorizes multistate poker.

This would be huge for the Mitten State.

For instance, PokerStars USA could combine Michigan online poker players with its pool of players in New Jersey. In time, PokerStars may be able to do the same in Pennsylvania, should that state also join a compact.

This could also be a big opportunity for NJ’s partypoker network — BetMGM Poker, Borgata, & partypoker}, which share liquidity within the Garden State — to combine with their MI counterparts.

Read the full story over on MI Gaming Review »

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