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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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WPT Online Series Begins This Week on PartyPoker

WPT Online Series Begins This Week on PartyPoker

It’s time for another World Poker Tour tournament online. If it seems like this just happened recently, it did…in a way. Last month, poker players in Canada and many other parts of the world played in the WPTDeepStacks series on 888poker. The WPTDS London delivered 16 tournaments and $3M…

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May Microgaming Releases Span from Serengeti to Sea

May Microgaming Releases Span from Serengeti to Sea

May is a big month for Microgaming. Let’s face it, though. Every month is a good one for one of the world’s largest gaming software companies. And through its partnerships with independent game development studios, Microgaming’s list of new game releases each month seems to increase consistently. In total, Microgaming…

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Loto-Québec Proceeds with $12M Salon de Jeux Move

Loto-Québec Proceeds with $12M Salon de Jeux Move

Casino losses around the world reached dire levels during 2020, especially at the height of the pandemic. Countries like Canada continue to struggle with coronavirus outbreaks, which has put casino operators on a roller coaster ride of limited reopenings to lockdown status. The struggles were particularly notable for Quebec casinos,…

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Canadians Capture 15 SCOOP Titles in PokerStars Series

Canadians Capture 15 SCOOP Titles in PokerStars Series

PokerStars wrapped another online poker series this week. The Spring Championship of Online Poker is more than just another series, as it is an annual series running since 2009 and the one that set the standard of offering multiple buy-in levels per tournament. SCOOP was the first to bring players…

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Which iPhone Gaming App is Most Popular with Canadians?

Which iPhone Gaming App is Most Popular with Canadians?

The purchase of mobile gaming apps skyrocketed during the pandemic, especially during the first few months of lockdowns in 2020. People generally sought more entertainment, and some people explored gaming apps for the first time. Statista put together a list of the top iPhone gaming apps…

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ALC Makes Promises but Receives Criticism for iGaming

ALC Makes Promises but Receives Criticism for iGaming

The Atlantic Lottery Corporation cannot seem to win these days. Perhaps it knows how many lottery players feel. (Ba-dum-dum. I’ll be here all week.) Promises of safe gambling options for customers and much-needed revenue during and after the pandemic led to provinces accepting the ALC’s online gaming pitch. Despite…

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Ontario iGaming Moves Forward as ITLs Can Register

Ontario iGaming Moves Forward as ITLs Can Register

The move toward an open market of online gaming for Ontario is gaining speed in 2021. The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario announced the start of the public consultation process last month. And this month, the regulator opened the registration process for Independent Testing Labs, also known as ITLs.

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GGPoker Reveals WSOP Online Dates and Circuit Details

GGPoker Reveals WSOP Online Dates and Circuit Details

The World Series of Poker and GGPoker have continued their partnership that began last year. The WSOP hooked up with GGPoker when the pandemic shut down all possibilities of live WSOP Circuit events and then the famous WSOP live poker tournaments in Las Vegas and in Europe. This week, the…

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Slot Games Dominate Top 10 Casino-Style Gaming Apps

Slot Games Dominate Top 10 Casino-Style Gaming Apps

Of the top gaming apps in the world, the majority of them focus heavily on slot game play. These are technically free apps that players can download on their mobile devices through Google Play or the Apple Store or via Facebook. We say they are technically free because they all…

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House of Commons Approves Canada Sports Betting Bill

House of Commons Approves Canada Sports Betting Bill

The Canadian government seems to have found the absolute longest road to legalizing single-event sports betting. It has taken many years to find a bill with broad approval. It was MP Kevin Waugh of Saskatoon-Grasswood who first introduced C-218 as a bill in the first session…

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News

WPT Online Series Begins This Week on PartyPoker

WPT Online Series Begins This Week on PartyPoker

Jennifer Newell
May 14th, 2021

Tensions Escalate in the High Stakes Duel

Tensions Escalate in the High Stakes Duel

Derrick Oliver
May 13th, 2021

May Microgaming Releases Span from Serengeti to Sea

May Microgaming Releases Span from Serengeti to Sea

Jennifer Newell
May 12th, 2021