Jon Pineda

About Jon Pineda

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Jon Pineda is a former casino poker dealer and knows the game from both sides of the table. This gives him a unique insight into poker because he can discuss the beautiful game from a player and a dealer perspective. Jon has also travelled the world playing cash games and tournaments of all sizes which hands to his extensive poker knowledge.

Maryland Poker Home Games Now Legal Thanks to Senior Citizens  

Maryland poker home games are now legal after Governor Larry Hogan (R) signed House Bill 127 into law on May 19. HB 127 allows for any individual over...

Michigan Online Gambling Bill Linked to Amaya, Sheldon Adelson Backs Donald Trump

The Michigan online gambling bill (Senate Bill 889) introduced in mid-April by State Senate Mike Kowall (R-District 15) has recently been linked to Am...

Full Tilt Scheduled to Dissolve May 17, US Denies 1,500 Restitution Petitions

The Full Tilt platform will merge with PokerStars on May 17 and consequently create a new iPoker market leader as the game’s two biggest online ...

California iPoker Bill Passes State Committee But Long Road to Legalization Remains

California iPoker Assembly Bill 2863 passed the state’s Assembly Governmental Organization (GO) Committee unanimously last week, and while online poker advocates rejoiced, the reality is the road to legalization will be about as quick as the 405 at rush hour.

California Online Poker Bill Receives Blessing of Horse Racing Industry

California online poker is one length closer to winning legal status in the country’s most populated state after prominent executives from the h...

New York Online Poker Advocate Gary Pretlow Says Passage Unlikely in 2016

New York online poker has endured a wild ride in the first quarter of 2016.

Amaya Gaming License Renewed by New Jersey Regulators While CEO Insider Trading Allegations Linger

Amaya has endured a difficult two-week span, but the gaming conglomerate and parent company of PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker welcomed a bit of good news late last week. On Friday, New Jersey’s Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) announced it was renewing Amaya’s gaming license for another six months.

David Baazov Insider Trading Details Emerge, Case Widens to 16 Individuals

Amaya CEO David Baazov isn’t the only one being charged by the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF), Quebec’s securities and exchange s...

New York Online Poker Weaseling Its Way to Legalization Through Proposed Budget

New York online poker is trying the road less traveled to obtain legalization in the Empire State. Instead of enduring the more traditional means of b...

Amaya Founder and CEO David Baazov Named in Trading Allegations by Quebec Authorities

Amaya Founder and CEO David Baazov is one of three individuals named in an investigation by Quebec’s securities regulatory authority on suspicions of utilizing information to which had access to aid in stock trades and manipulate the company’s overall valuation.