Hit and Run: Update on NY DFS Saga; PokerStars Live in NJ; Canadian Wins 10th Anniversary Sunday Million

Steve Ruddock : March 21st, 2016


PokerStars was given the green light by the NJ DGE on Monday. PokerStars raises fees on global players, but still the best in business. DFS sites reach agreement with NY AG. And more.

PokerStars NJ moves on to full launch phase

After five days of testing, the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement has given PokerStars the go-ahead to operate on a full-time basis in the Garden State, making it official: PokerStars is back in the United States.

Oddly, the site’s soft launch seemed to have been underreported, especially by the mainstream press, but now that the DGE has signed off on PokerStars there has been a rash of poker and mainstream columns filtering in, and the magnitude of what just happened, a company that was indicted by the DOJ just five years ago offering legal, regulated online gambling, is now being realized.

Here are some of the columns of note I’ve come across today:

Quick Hitters

- Speaking of PokerStars, on the day that the company went live in New Jersey they also decided to spring a new rake hike on their global players. As the PokerStars announcement notes, even with the rake increases they’re still charging players less than the vast majority of their competitors.

- A Canadian online poker player was the big winner this weekend, winning the 10th Anniversary Sunday Million at PokerStars and pocketing nearly $1 million after cutting a final table deal. The tournament easily hit its $10 million guarantee (by over $1 million) and will go down as the fourth largest tournament in online poker history.

- The long running “Live at the Bike” show will soon be a part of Poker Central’s lineup.

- The New York Attorney General has reached a settlement agreement with FanDuel and DraftKings that will see the two daily fantasy sports titans cease operations in New York until either a law is passed or they reach trial, currently scheduled for September. Their compliance means they face far less of a legal threat should they lose their court case.

Get your daily dose of poker news with the PTP Hit and Run.

Props Get Paid up to 102%+ Rakeback. Click for Offers >>>
comments powered by Disqus


Don't want to deposit? Try free bankrolls.
Room Bankroll
Sign up at Titan Poker Titan Poker
Major room, easy qualify
Sign up at Sky Poker Sky Poker
Good for MTT / SNGs Only

Follow PartTimePoker ®

RSS Feed
Donate Bitcoins

About Part Time Poker ®

Online since 2004, PartTimePoker.com brings together a unique combination of top-paying poker rakeback and prop offers and a variety of poker-related content including poker news, strategy articles, free poker training reviews and the latest Poker News and Gossip. PartTimePoker.com - your best source for online poker.

Inside PTP

Rakeback and Free Bankrolls

PTP offers several rakeback and free bankroll offers for our viewers. If you're not familiar with rakeback, read our guide to online poker rakeback. To learn how much you could be earning with rakeback, check out our rakeback calculator.

Free and no deposit bankrolls (also called free poker money) are essentially promotional deals we've arranged with rooms where they give you a small amount of money (usually $10-$150) started.