The H&R is heavy on PokerStars news after the site’s rake increases went into, along with new developments in New Jersey.  Plus a whole lot more.

New complaints emerge as PokerStars rake increases go into effect

PokerStars recently announced rake increases went into effect this morning, and to no one’s surprise the poker community has discovered another new angle to attack the site from, as the rake increases can be found in more games than the site seems to have announced.

The reason I say seem is that in their press announcement Stars used the phrasing “Key pricing changes include,” followed by a short list of games, indicating other games could also be included.

Quick Hitters

– PokerStars is running its first major promotion in New Jersey, upping the multiplier on their Spin & Go tournaments to 10,000x until the jackpot is hit. The promotion could cement their status as the #1 online poker room in New Jersey after just a week of operation.

– The Paris Aviators Fabrice Soulier is the first team manager to announce his Global Poker League wildcard selection, announcing his choice via Twitter.

Moscow Wolverines team manager Anatoly Filatov also announced his wildcard selection on Monday:

Brian Dougherty christened the new Poker Night in America poker room at SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania by winning the opening event of the PNiA Classic Series.

– has some details on the alleged insider trading scandal that includes Amaya Gaming CEO David Baazov. And in true CalvinAyre fashion, the photo shopped picture that accompanies the article is A+.

– NPR took a deep dive into the world of poker staking in an interview with Derek Wolters.

– The Atlantic City gaming industry is starting to voice their concerns that the proposed North Jersey casinos referendum that will be voted on this November could be the end of casino gaming in Atlantic City as we know it.