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Jennifer Newell

Jennifer Newell

Jennifer Newell has been writing about poker and gambling since 2004. From her days in the WPT offices to covering summers of WSOP tournament action, she also followed gambling legislation to Washington D.C. and women-only poker to the Bahamas. Meanwhile, she lived in Los Angeles and Las Vegas for many years before moving back to her hometown of St. Louis, Missouri. Now, Jen travels less, writing about poker and online gambling from her home with her two dogs watching her every move. In her spare time, she follows politics, works on her never-finished novels, and learns Italian in the hopes of retiring to Italy someday. If you want to know more, you can follow Jen on Twitter @WriterJen

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PartyPoker Kicks Off WPT500 Series on March 7

PartyPoker Kicks Off WPT500 Series on March 7

The World Poker Tour has been partnering with PartyPoker throughout the pandemic to bring its WPT tournaments to the masses. The two entities had partnered for live events prior to 2020, but their latest collaborations have taken their relationship to a new level. Now, PartyPoker is…

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Full-Year 2020 Statistics Show Covid Impact on Las Vegas

Full-Year 2020 Statistics Show Covid Impact on Las Vegas

No one was hit harder by the coronavirus pandemic than the people who lost family members and friends. As of March 2, 2021, more than $2.5M people around the world died from Covid-19, per Johns Hopkins University. There are millions of people currently living with the…

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Catch 2020 WSOP Main Event on ESPN This Sunday

Catch 2020 WSOP Main Event on ESPN This Sunday

The 2020 World Series of Poker was anything but normal. It took place online, mostly, and the Main Event didn’t determine its world champion until January 2021. And the action didn’t broadcast live online at all and didn’t air on television…until now. Set your DVRs – or whatever technology you…

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888poker Introduces New Poker Tournament Collection

888poker Introduces New Poker Tournament Collection

The decision-makers at 888poker are always listening to players, especially with respect to tournaments. Do they want more progressive knockouts? Are they tired of unlimited reentries? Do they want more tournaments in the evenings? How about more guarantees? They’ve listened and responded with restructured daily and weekly lineup of online…

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Ups and Downs of Great Canadian Gaming and Apollo

Ups and Downs of Great Canadian Gaming and Apollo

Great Canadian Gaming Corporation and Apollo Global Management ended the tumultuous year that was 2020 with an acquisition deal. Negotiations led to an ultimatum by shareholders, and it worked to push the price up. Apollo changed from its original offer of C$39 per share to C$45 per share, and…

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Nova Scotia and PEI Move Toward ALC Online Gaming

Nova Scotia and PEI Move Toward ALC Online Gaming

Early in 2021, the Atlantic Lottery Corporation took steps to launch online gaming in the four provinces over which it regulates. New Brunswick had already been experimenting with it since mid-2020, but the ALC made a concerted effort to bring Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island…

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All Turbo Series Starts on PokerStars February 21

All Turbo Series Starts on PokerStars February 21

Poker tournaments can be long, even online. Players can toil for hours before registration even closes, much less before the money bubble bursts. Many players want to compete in large tournament series but simply don’t have the time. PokerStars has the solution for those players. The Turbo Series is a…

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House of Commons to Debate Sports Betting This Week

House of Commons to Debate Sports Betting This Week

The support for single-event sports betting continues to rise throughout Canada. Regulators like the BCLC and AGLC publicly support the measure before Parliament, and members of the House of Commons push C-218 toward a vote. However, the opposition to and concerns about the bill are strong enough to stop a…

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Canadian Blye Wins APAT WCOAP on PartyPoker

Canadian Blye Wins APAT WCOAP on PartyPoker

For the first time in its history, the Amateur Poker Association and Tour (APAT) held its signature event online. Due to the pandemic, of course, the APAT was unable to host its World Championship of Amateur Poker (WCOAP) live and in the UK, as usual. So, organizers coordinated with PartyPoker…

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888poker Launches Festival of Freerolls February 10

888poker Launches Festival of Freerolls February 10

Who doesn’t like free stuff? Better yet, who doesn’t like free poker that actually pays real money? 888poker is offering just that with its new 24/7 Freerolls Festival. There is a schedule of tournaments in the next three weeks that will award a total of $100K…for free. Big Numbers in…

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PartyPoker Kicks Off WPT500 Series on March 7

PartyPoker Kicks Off WPT500 Series on March 7

Jennifer Newell
March 4th, 2021

Full-Year 2020 Statistics Show Covid Impact on Las Vegas

Full-Year 2020 Statistics Show Covid Impact on Las Vegas

Jennifer Newell
March 3rd, 2021

National Blackjack Day 2021

National Blackjack Day 2021

Derrick Oliver
March 2nd, 2021