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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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WSOP Announces 2021 Online Schedule Available in US

WSOP Announces 2021 Online Schedule Available in US

When the folks at the World Series of Poker announced plans for the 2021 WSOP, they mentioned four components for the year. There will be a live series in Las Vegas and another in Europe, and an online series in the US and one on an…

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ALC Faces Backlash for Promoting iGaming in Nova Scotia

ALC Faces Backlash for Promoting iGaming in Nova Scotia

It seemed like a good idea at the time. The Atlantic Lottery Corporation sent more than 400,000 flyers to people in Nova Scotia to offer a welcome bonus for its online gambling site. Considering the recent launch of the site for Nova Scotians and controversy surrounding it, the move was…

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How Covid-19 Stopped the Global Spread of Slot Machines

How Covid-19 Stopped the Global Spread of Slot Machines

The numbers alone tell a story. The number of slot machines operating around the world more than doubled from 2018 to 2019. But then, the industry saw a relatively miniscule increase of 2.5% from 2019 to 2020. In any other year, one could speculate that facilities had reached capacity or…

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Alberta First Nations File Legal Case Against AGLC

Alberta First Nations File Legal Case Against AGLC

The Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis Commission likely has been planning for online gambling for years. The regulator started seeking providers in 2018 and 2019, with the entire process of launching igaming done in plain view. However, AGLC executives may not have been as transparent with First Nations members about…

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GCG Closer to Acquisition as Most Casinos Remain Closed

GCG Closer to Acquisition as Most Casinos Remain Closed

The news was big. In the last few months of 2020, Apollo Global Management submitted a bid to acquire Great Canadian Gaming Corporation. Not only was it a massive deal worth more than C$2.5B, it came as the coronavirus pandemic had already shuttered GCG’s gambling properties across Canada for more…

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888poker Blast Jackpot Hits Big for Three Poker Players

888poker Blast Jackpot Hits Big for Three Poker Players

It is tournament season for online poker players. Spring brings massive series on poker sites around the world, and 888poker is hosting something special: WPTDeepStacks tournaments. With the World Poker Tour still unable to travel much, the action remains mostly online. And the WPTDeepStacks tour…

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New Microgaming Slots Include WowPot and Megaways

New Microgaming Slots Include WowPot and Megaways

The month of April started with quite a few exciting new games on tap for release. All of the online video slots premiering in April offer top-notch graphics and exciting mechanics, but there are some key items that will appeal to the masses. The new Microgaming Hold’em Poker has been…

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WSOP 2021 to Offer Online and Live Poker in US and EU

WSOP 2021 to Offer Online and Live Poker in US and EU

The World Series of Poker is ready for 2021, complete with live and online events throughout the year. In its history of more than 50 years, the World Series of Poker only cancelled its live poker tournaments in Las Vegas one year – 2020, the year of the pandemic. It…

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GG Spring Festival Set for April Featuring deadmau5

GG Spring Festival Set for April Featuring deadmau5

As April approaches, poker players know that online poker operators will begin to up their games. As the weather improves and people become vaccinated against the coronavirus, many people will head outdoors and away from the online poker tables. Each spring since 2009, PokerStars has been able to bring millions…

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PokerStars SCOOP 2021 Set for April with $100M GTD

PokerStars SCOOP 2021 Set for April with $100M GTD

Twice each year, PokerStars hosts online tournament series in the COOP family – the original World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) in or around September, and the offspring Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) in the spring. They led the way in the creation of pivotal online poker tournament…

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Tensions Escalate in the High Stakes Duel

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May Microgaming Releases Span from Serengeti to Sea

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