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What Next For Online Poker?

by Brendan Murray |  Published: Oct 01, 2012


The sense of excitement was palpable in the poker community when the news broke that disgraced online poker giant Full Tilt Poker was to be rescued by its greatest rival PokerStars. The $731 million settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice will not only see all players with money stuck on the site eventually get paid — freeing up hundreds of millions of dollars into the struggling poker ecosystem — but also the resurrection of the site itself. PokerStars will own and run the site in parallel (that is, competing) with its own poker site and speculation is as rife as anticipation is high about how the new brand will market and position itself. What of the software? The high octane, high stakes cash games the site was famed for? The stable of high profile poker pros? The lauded TV shows such as Poker After Dark and Late Night Poker? ...

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