Online Casino and Gambling News: August 2012

U.S. Federal Judge: Poker Is A Game Of Skill

A U.S. Federal Court Judge ruled on Tuesday that poker is in fact a game of skill, helping proponents of the game who claim the game is not strictly a game of chance.

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Bluff Poker Shuts Its Doors

Malta licensed online poker room Bluff Gaming has announced that it is shutting its doors and will be transferring its players to the Enet Poker Network's own poker room.

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Merge Poker Drops Bad Beat Jackpot

The Merge Poker Network has announced that it is abandoning its bad beat jackpot, effective immediately after the current $300,000 jackpot is won.

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Australian Study Looks Into Young Gamblers

A study conducted by the University of Tasmania last year found that 10% of teenagers admitted to gambling before they turned 16 years old.

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Dutch Academics: Poker Is A Game Of Skill

Academics at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam's School of Economics have written a paper that claims that poker is a game of skill.

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Online Poker Traffic Rises

Internet poker traffic monitor PokerScout is reporting that online poker traffic jumped 6.5% last week, mainly due to the hype surrounding poker giant PokerStar's 85 billionth hand.

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PokerStars Exec Gives Revealing Interview

PokerStars Communications Chief Eric Hollreiser spoke to internet publication Yogonet and revealed the events leading up to the company's acquisition of Full Tilt Poker as well as his company's plans for the future.

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85 Billionth Hand Dealt At PokerStars

Internet poker giant PokerStars dealt its 85 billionth hand on Monday and rewarded players on the milestone table with $93,000 in winnings.

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UK Store Clerk Jailed For Lottery Scam

A store clerk in the UK got 30 months in jail for attempting to swindle an elderly British couple by telling them that their winning lottery ticket was worthless, then trying to cash in the ticket himself.

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Canadian Payment Processor Applies For Nevada License

Canadian based payment processor NRT Technologies Corp has applied for a service provider gaming license in the state of Nevada for online poker operations.

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