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Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park
14 Nov 2018
Ohio’s casino and racino market generated $150 million in October, marking a 3.6 percent revenue boost versus the same month a year ago. Doing most of the lifting, however, was the state’s seven slot-only gaming venues which saw their revenues jump 6.7 percent to $83.4 million in October. Revenues at Ohio’s four casinos, on the
New Jersey's Impressive Online Slots Wining Streak
14 Nov 2018
Launched in November 2013, New Jersey’s online casino market has produced uninterrupted year-on-year growth each month over the ensuing five years. This startling statistic has surprised even some of the industry’s top experts, including PlayNJ.com lead analyst Steve Ruddock, who recently commented: “I’m surprised that it’s still growing at such a rate. People expected full
Empty Baccarat Table in Las Vegas
13 Nov 2018
The US-China trade war is beginning to spill over across an increasing number of commercial enterprises, with Las Vegas’ lucrative baccarat industry one of its potential casualties. Ever since US President Donald Trump saddled Chinese imports with billions of dollars in tariffs, the Strip has seen its baccarat revenues drop in successive months. Furthermore, Chinese
Danny van Zijp Wins 2018 WPT DeepStacks Brussels Main Event
13 Nov 2018
Danny van Zijp has taken down the €1,200 WPT DeepStacks Brussels Main Event, in the process securing a €110,000 ($123,824) first place prize, as well as a €2,000 package through to the season ending WPT DeepStacks European Championship. Prior to his victory, the Dutchman’s biggest score came in 2015 after winning the €600 Breda Poker
Brazilian National Congress
12 Nov 2018
Legal sports betting, both offline and over the internet, took a step towards becoming reality in Brazil on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, when a joint committee of the Brazilian National Congress (photo) approved Provisional Measure 846/2018. Before it’s enacted into law, the bill will still have to be passed by both houses of the Congress:
Steve Sisolak Becomes New Nevada Governor
12 Nov 2018
Last Tuesday, Steve Sisolak defeated Adam Laxalt to becomes Nevada’s first Democratic governor in 20 years. Following his 49.4 percent to 45.3 percent victory, Sisolak now replaces Republican Brian Sandoval as the state’s new governor, thus allowing online poker enthusiasts in Nevada to breathe a collective sigh of relief. Laxalt a Sheldon Adelson Ally In
David Peters wins $100k Aria High Roller
09 Nov 2018
The 2018 Aria Fall Madness tournament series has concluded its eight day run at the Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Four of its seven events had $10,000 buy-ins, while the remaining three were high roller affairs. Making the biggest splash in terms of winnings was accomplished US pro David Peters, who finished the
The Stars Group Logo
09 Nov 2018
The Stars Group (TSG) saw its third quarter revenue soar to US$572 million for the three months ending September 30, representing an incredible 73.6% year-on-year gain for the company. Although its poker product noted an almost 4% year-on-year slide to $213 million in Q3, the game is becoming increasingly less important for the firm’s finances,
Australian Communications and Media Authority Logo
09 Nov 2018
On Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018, Australia’s Communications and Media Authority (CMA) released a report detailing its efforts against offshore gambling sites during the period Sept. 13, 2017 to Sept. 13, 2018. This government watchdog agency declared success, claiming that its actions were responsible for the withdrawal of 33 illegal online gaming sites from the Australian
Italian player Emanuele Onnis Wins Malta Poker Festival Grand Event
08 Nov 2018
Emanuele Onnis has taken down the €550 Malta Poker Festival Grand Event, after overcoming a 1,366 player field at the Casino at Portomaso to lift the trophy, and win a first place prize of €150,000 ($169,979). Given the island’s proximity to Italy, a good number of Italians were expected at the tournament, and perhaps it
MGM National Harbor
08 Nov 2018
In October, Maryland’s casino market reached new heights after generating $158 million in revenue, marking a huge 19% increase compared to the same month a year ago. Furthermore, the feat was accomplished despite one-third of its casinos seeing their year-on-year revenues decline. The Free State subsequently collected $61 million by way of gambling taxes, with
Online Poker Ban in China
08 Nov 2018
Back in June, the Chinese government toughened its stance on online poker by imposing a ban on all social poker apps, even those involving play money games. At the end of last month, the country subsequently introduced another round of bans. Unlike the initial wave of poker-app bans, however, this time the app-based blacklisting involves
Scott Sanders victory at WSOPC Lake Tahoe
07 Nov 2018
Scott Sanders has been on an incredible roll this past week, having claimed two coveted gold rings at the WSOP Circuit Lake Tahoe in California, including its Main Event. The 30-year-old San Jose resident’s accomplishment is even more impressive when you consider that he’s an amateur player whose main source of income is derived from
Lucky Dragon in Las Vegas
07 Nov 2018
In October, the shuttered Lucky Dragon casino in Las Vegas failed to receive a single bidder at its opening price of $35 million. As a result, the ill-fated $160 million property reverted back to its owner, Snow Covered Capital, which is linked to real estate investor Enrique Landa of Associate Capital. Despite the setback, the
Mr Green Logo
06 Nov 2018
On the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018, British betting giant William Hill PLC announced its intention to purchase Sweden-based Mr. Green & Co. in an all-cash deal worth approximately 2.819 billion Swedish krona (about $311 million). The acquisition is widely perceived to be an attempt by William Hill to broaden and internationalize its revenue
Patrick Serda and Ema Zajmovic tussling over WPT Montreal belt
06 Nov 2018
The WPT Montreal took place at the Playground Poker Club from Oct. 29 to Nov. 4, with its CA$5,300 Main Event naturally providing the biggest draw. In total, 792 players entered the tournament looking to claim a share of its CA$5 million guaranteed prize pool. Seven days later, and emerging a top of the field