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Woman Disguised as Man to Enter 2018 WSOP Main Event
March 16th, 2018 by M. Rhodes
Filed Under WSOP News

A woman poker pro and author who goes by the pen name Sia Layta says that she will be entering the $10k WSOP Main Event this summer disguised as a man. The prime reason for doing so, however, is apparently to support an upcoming book of hers entitled ‘Black... 

Unusual Tournament Headlines Making the Poker News
March 16th, 2018 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Poker Tournaments News

The last few weeks have been interesting ones as far as the poker tournament circuit is concerned, with an old-time legend David ‘The Dragon’ Pham going on a tear, a couple of Greek players achieving some incredibly impressive results, an 89 year-old... 

NJ Generates Record iGaming Revenues in February
March 16th, 2018 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Poker Stocks / Financials

New Jersey’s online gambling market has enjoyed an incredible start to the year and has now produced two straight months of record highs, having generated gross revenues of $21.96 million in January, followed by $21.99 million in February. The latest figure was... 

Stars Group Revenue Rises 13.6% to $1.3Bn in 2017
March 15th, 2018 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Poker Stocks / Financials

The Stars Group, whose gaming brands include PokerStars, PokerStars Casino, and BetStars, released the company’s Q4 of 2017 earnings this week revealing a 16% increase in revenues compared to the same quarter the previous year. Overall, Q4 revenues amounted... 

Bryn Kenney Becomes GGPoker Ambassador
March 15th, 2018 by M. Rhodes
Filed Under Poker Pro's News, Poker Rooms News

US pro Bryn Kenney has just signed a sponsorship deal with online poker site GGpoker, which runs on an Asian poker network called GGNetwork, but also offers its product in Canada, Europe, and South America. According to PokerScout, the GGNetwork is currently the... 

Golden Nugget Continues to Dominate NJ’s Online Gambling Market
March 14th, 2018 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Online Casino News

While New Jersey’s online gambling market continues its upward trajectory, hitting an all time high of $21.96 million in January, one brand has emerged as the clear leader out of the state’s five internet gambling operators, namely the Golden Nugget. Not... 

Zisimopoulos Wins 3 Events at Poker Series in Cyprus
March 14th, 2018 by M. Rhodes
Filed Under Poker Pro's News, Poker Tournaments News

The Merit Poker Top Guns recently concluded at the Merit Crystal Cove Hotel-Casino in Kyrenia, Cyprus, in the Turkish occupied part of the Eastern Mediterranean island. The tournament series ran from Feb 21st to Mar 5th, and featured 28 events with buy-ins ranging... 

Louisiana Sen. Martiny Introduces Sports Betting & Internet Gaming Bills
March 13th, 2018 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Gambling Legislation

As Louisiana’s casino market continues to slide, the state is currently considering the possibility of introducing its biggest gambling expansion since riverboats were legalized in 1991, followed by the opening of the state’s sole land-based casino in New... 

Las Vegas Congresswoman Asks DOJ To Keep Online Gambling Legal
March 13th, 2018 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Gambling Legislation

On March 6th, U.S. congresswoman Dina Titus of Nevada’s 1st District wrote a letter to the federal government urging them to keep online gambling legal. The move seems to have been instigated in response to concerns aired by a number of gambling firms who... 

2018 Wynn Classic Draws to Successful Conclusion
March 13th, 2018 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Poker Tournaments News

The 2018 Wynn Classic took place at the Wynn Las Vegas from February 19th to March 11th, and featured 18 events with buy-ins ranging from $400 to $3,150. Dimmig Wins $600 NLHE The series subsequently concluded with its $600 No Limit Hold’em event, with 688... 

Pennsylvania iGaming Licensing Process by Mid-April
March 12th, 2018 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Gambling Legislation

Five months after passing online gambling legislation, Pennsylvania is readying to launch its iGambling application process next month. All being well, online casino and poker sites should subsequently be available for play before the end of the year, and elaborating... 

Poker Tweets: Reflections On a Poker Career!
March 12th, 2018 by M. Rhodes
Filed Under Poker Pro's News

As a legend of poker, Phil Hellmuth is regularly seen hanging out with some of the country’s biggest sports stars and celebrities, more often than not displaying his usual double open-handed gesture as if to say I can hardly believe how incredible my life... 

Hermilo Vargas Wins WSOPC Monster Stack Event Again!
March 12th, 2018 by S. Taylor
Filed Under Poker Tournaments News

Last December, the WSOP Circuit made its first stop of the 2017/18 season at the Bicycle Casino in Los Angeles, with Hermilo Vargas taking down its $365 Monster Stack event for $71,195. In March, the tour then returned to the same venue, and this time around Vargas... 

Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem Commands $1.3BN Price Tag
March 9th, 2018 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Casino News

The Poarch Band of Creek Indians has agreed to buy the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem in Pennsylvania for $1.3 billion, with the deal currently awaiting final approval by Pennsylvania gambling regulators before going ahead. While that process could take up to a... 

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