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Republican Party Removes Online Poker Ban from Platform

In an e-mail sent to Poker Players Alliance (PPA) members late last week, PPA Vice President of Player Relations Rich Muny relayed the positive news that a ban on internet poker has been removed from the Republican Party’s platform in the run-up to the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Ever since online poker has been a thing that has existed in this world, an online gambling prohibition has been a part of the Republican platform. The irony of it is that the Republican party claims to be the party of small government, yet for a solid two decades, it has included this plank, among others, that would give Americans less freedom and a federal government that controls their lives. But hey, there are only so many ways to keep that religious conservative vote. Of course, it wasn’t like the Republican Platform Committee just up and decided that an online gambling ban

PokerStars Removes Lowest Stakes Cash Games in Belgium

PokerStars (and its sister site, Full Tilt, which is no longer an independent site) has made a number of changes over the past year or so to try to make the online poker environment more recreational player-friendly. Things like an loyalty system overhaul and the conversion of regular heads-up cash game tables to Zoom Poker tables have upset many high stakes grinders and professional players, but the goal was to keep casual players happy and coming back. On June 15th, PokerStars went the other direction, eliminating certain nano-stakes cash games – possibly just temporarily – on its Belgian site. Some players experienced confusion when it happened, as it does not appear that PokerStars communicated the change to its customers. Instead, players who enjoyed $ /€/£ 0.01/0.02 cash games (No-Limit, Pot-Limit, and Fixed-Limit games with a maximum $ 2 buy-in) all of a sudden found them missing from the lobby. One