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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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Dvoress Wins Inaugural WPT Mike Sexton Classic Online

Dvoress Wins Inaugural WPT Mike Sexton Classic Online

Last week, the centremost part of the WPT Montreal Online Festival wrapped at the virtual tables of PartyPoker. The WPT Montreal Main Event was online for the first time, due to coronavirus pandemic restrictions, and delivered solid numbers. There were 888 total entries, a $2,664,000 prize pool, and 133 paid…

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BCLC Pushes Banks to Up Responsible Gambling Efforts

BCLC Pushes Banks to Up Responsible Gambling Efforts

The goal is cooperation. The British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) is urging financial institutions to make more of an effort to monitor customer spending and behaviors. The gambling regulator suggests that increased cooperation between banks and gambling operators may prove beneficial for customers. New Horizons in Responsible Gambling BCLC put…

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Jack Hardcastle of UK Captures WPT Montreal Title

Jack Hardcastle of UK Captures WPT Montreal Title

Every year, poker players make their way to Montreal, specifically to the Playground Poker Club in Kahnawake. Players can travel from any country to participate, though Canadians tend to be the majority with a lot of Americans filling in the gaps. The pandemic that just won’t quit put an indefinite…

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Nova Scotia Gaming Dissolves Gambling Awareness Group

Nova Scotia Gaming Dissolves Gambling Awareness Group

When an organization expands gambling in a particular country or territory, it typically expands the services available to citizens with regard to gambling-related problems and assistance. Nova Scotia took an alternate route. Within weeks of news that Nova Scotia is evaluating launching online gambling as proposed by the Atlantic…

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Canadians Take 20 Titles in PokerStars Blowout Series

Canadians Take 20 Titles in PokerStars Blowout Series

PokerStars decided to launch a new online poker series in December, one that would aggressively usher out 2020 and lucratively welcome 2021. The inaugural Blowout Series ran from December 27 through January 19, and the final numbers are in. Overall Series Success PokerStars had high expectations for its first Blowout…

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Potential Biz Deals in 2021 Include Caesars and William Hill

Potential Biz Deals in 2021 Include Caesars and William Hill

As 2021 gets underway, a number of the world’s largest gaming and gambling-related companies are considering mergers and acquisitions. One that seems to be on track to pass all regulatory hurdles will end with Caesars Entertainment acquiring William Hill in the first quarter of 2021. Las Vegas Sands is considering…

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AGLC Starts 2021 with 265 Layoffs Due to Pandemic

AGLC Starts 2021 with 265 Layoffs Due to Pandemic

The Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis Commission made it through all of 2020 without officially laying off any employees. From the time that the coronavirus pandemic hit Canada in March through the end of the year, the AGLC managed to keep employees on the payroll. That all changed on Monday,…

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APAT to Host WCOAP on PartyPoker Starting January 23

APAT to Host WCOAP on PartyPoker Starting January 23

PartyPoker has put many formerly-live tournaments online during the coronavirus pandemic. Not only does it allow players to participating, it often promotes the tour brand and its opportunities to parts of the world previously unfamiliar. That seems to be the case with the World Championship of Amateur Poker (WCOAP). The…

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Atlantic Lottery to Expand Online in Nova Scotia

Atlantic Lottery to Expand Online in Nova Scotia

The Atlantic Lottery Corporation regulates gambling in four provinces: Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Prince Edward Island. The move to incorporate online casino games into online lottery sites for each of the territories gained steam in 2020 with a New Brunswick launch in August. This year, ALC…

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WPT Montreal Online Festival of 24 Events Starts Jan 17

WPT Montreal Online Festival of 24 Events Starts Jan 17

The World Poker Tour, Playground Poker Club, and PartyPoker joined forces to bring the WPT Montreal to the online poker tables. It has long been a favorite tour stop of Canadian players and WPT fans. Since the coronavirus pandemic continues to rage on, it doesn’t look like Playground will be…

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Catch 2020 WSOP Main Event on ESPN This Sunday

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