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Michigan City to Crack Down on Illegal Gambling
17 Sep 2018
Michigan’s state capital of Lansing enacted an ordinance on Aug. 27 to criminalize gambling within city limits. The measure passed by a vote of 7-1 after having failed an earlier 4-1 vote on Aug. 13 due to the absence of several council members. According to city law, an ordinance must have at least five “aye”
Ali Imsirovic Wins Second Event at 2018 Poker Masters
14 Sep 2018
Ali Imsirovic got off to a slow start at this year’s Poker Masters taking place at the ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Six days into the nine day series, the Washington State pro had just one tournament cash to his name, having finished Event #1: $10,000 No Limit Hold’em in 8th place for
Maryland Casinos Posts Moderate 6.4% Revenue Gain in August
14 Sep 2018
This year, Maryland’s casino market has been posting moderate, monthly year-on-year gains, and August was no exception with revenues from the state’s six casinos rising by 6.4% to $146.3 million. A total of $60.4 million was subsequently collected by way of taxes, of which $45.3 million was allocated to the state’s Education Trust Fund, with
WinStar Becomes First Casino To Sponsor NFL Team
14 Sep 2018
On Thursday, Sept. 6, the National Football League’s Dallas Cowboys announced that it had reached an agreement with WinStar World Casino and Resort to become the casino’s exclusive partner. This deal marks the first-ever such partnership between an NFL franchise and a gambling casino. Details of the Deal The WinStar will now be able to
New Jersey Online Gambling Up 16.6% to $24.8m in August
13 Sep 2018
In August, New Jersey’s online gambling market may not have beaten the record $25.9 million set during the previous month, but its revenue of $24.8 million was still a solid 16.6% improvement compared to the same month in 2017. For the first eight months of 2018, the Garden State has now generated $190.2 million in
Ali Imsirovic Wins Poker Masters $25k NLHE for $462k
13 Sep 2018
Last night, Ali Imsirovic captured the biggest prize awarded so far at this year’s Poker Masters after defeating a 66 player field at Event #5: $25,000 No-Limit Hold’em. The victory worth $462,000 is the Washington State native’s best to date, and boosts his career earnings to $1,605,499 since his first live cash back in 2015.
PokerStars Sets Arlie Shaban a Herculean Challenge
12 Sep 2018
As the world’s biggest online poker entity, PokerStars rules over the lesser pantheon of sites out there in the ether. Evidently inspired by the gods that held sway over Ancient Greece, this week a challenge was issued by ‘The Poker Gods’ themselves to Arlie Shaban, with 12 Herculean tasks miraculously appearing on the PokerStars blog.
Isaac Haxton Triumphs at $10k Short Deck Poker Masters for $176k
12 Sep 2018
The 2018 Poker Masters has just passed the half way mark of its nine-day run at the Aria Resort & Casino, Las Vegas. Winners of the first few events include David Peters, Brandon Adams and Keith Lehr, with the latest pro to pick up a title being Isaac Haxton, who bested a field of 55
Mohegan Sun Pocono Scam Informant Found Dead in Pennsylvania Creek
11 Sep 2018
A Mohegan Sun Pocono dealer who in 2015 helped expose a cheating scam organized by the casino’s former vice-president of player development has been found dead in a creek three-quarters of a mile from the venue. The body of Matthew Crane, 28, was discovered on Saturday afternoon by a passerby who promptly contacted local police.
Six Plus Hold’em Could Be Heading to PokerStars
11 Sep 2018
There are strong indications that the world’s largest online card room, PokerStars, intends to begin offering the poker variant Six Plus Hold’em in the near future. Graphics featuring large “6+ Holdem” text in the middle of a poker table have been spotted in recent updates to PokerStars clients starting Aug. 30. What Is Six Plus
Top US Senators Advocating for Federal Sports Betting Framework
10 Sep 2018
Even as individual states scramble to get their local sports betting legislation and regulations all set up, the U.S. Congress may want in on the action too. Two powerful senators, Chuck Schumer (D – NY) and Orrin Hatch (R – Utah), have revealed their plans to regulate sportsbooks at the federal level. About the Proposals
David Peters and Brandon Adams Win Opening Events at 2018 Poker Masters
10 Sep 2018
Last Friday, the 2018 Poker Masters kicked-off at the ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, with poker fans able to keep an eye on the high stakes action via exclusive live streams on PokerGO. The following day, David Peters took down the first tournament of the series, the $10,000 No Limit Hold’em event, after
Danny Freitas Wins Record-Breaking WSOPC Playground Main Event
07 Sep 2018
On August 23rd, Season 4 of the WSOP International Circuit kicked-off at the Playground Poker Club in Kahnawake, Canada, with the series offering seven rings during its 12-day run. The event was run in partnership with the partypoker LIVE tour, and proved a popular draw, as was reflected in the fact all of its events
New Jersey Losing Out in Shared Online Poker Liquidity Pact
07 Sep 2018
New Jersey had long resisted the offer to join Nevada and Delaware’s Multi-State Internet Gaming Association (MSIGA), but finally caved in after seeing its online poker market decline by 8.5% to $24.25 million in 2017. On May 1st, 2018, operators in all three states then started combining their online poker player pools, in the process
PokerStars No Longer Accepting iDeal Payment Option in Netherlands
07 Sep 2018
The Netherlands may be noted for its range of relaxed laws, but internet gambling is not one of them and the industry continues to be technically illegal in the northwestern European country. While that hasn’t prevented some operators from offering their services in its unregulated market, Dutch gaming regulator De Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) continues to monitor
Gambling Harm Awareness Week Underway in New Zealand
06 Sep 2018
Gambling Harm Awareness Week (GHAW) kicked-off in New Zealand on Monday, and runs from September 3-9, during which time awareness will be raised about the possible damage compulsive gambling can inflict upon its victims. The initiative was launched by the Problem Gambling Foundation, which has expressed concern that gambling rates remain high in the country