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Nevada F2P Poker Site acePLAY to Fold

Nevada-based free-to-play poker and casino sites, acePLAYPoker.com and acePLAYCasino.com, have announced that they will be closing in less than a month. Yes, there were play money gambling sites in Nevada unrelated to WSOP.com. In a blog post, the farewell message was penned: It is with a heavy heart we are announcing that acePLAY Casino will be shutting down Wednesday November 22nd. Our parent company was recently acquired, but unfortunately we will not be coming along for the ride. We have sincerely appreciated our loyal players over the past 2 years and you will be greatly missed. We thank you for your support. I know nobody reading this has ever heard of acePLAY, but believe it or not, I wrote an article about it over four and a half years ago! I thought to myself, “Hmm…that site sounds familiar, I wonder if I ever wrote anything about it?” Sure enough, when

The Stars Group Owns PokerNews.com, Per PokerNews.com

PokerNews.com, one of the longest tenured poker news sites in the industry, admitted yesterday what was really a poorly-kept secret: it is owned by PokerStars. The revelation, which was surprising in that iBus Media – PokerNews’ corporate name – pretended like nobody really knew, was made during an internal conference call and then posted as a written article by iBus Media’s Head of Poker Content Joss Wood on Monday. The announcement came in the context of management relaying a new acquisition strategy because of “significant increases in both revenue and headcount.” Thus, the higher-ups felt it was time to clue its employees in on who owns PokerNews. Somehow, the staff didn’t know, but according to PocketFives President and Editor-in-Chief Lance Bradley (via tweet), employees had been told for a long time that the rumors were “BS,” so maybe that’s why. As Wood explained in the call/article, Antanas “Tony G” Guoga