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California iPoker Prospects Dim for 2017
December 9th, 2016 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Gambling Legislation

The state of California has been trying to move forward with online poker legislation for several years now, and despite hopes of success being raised in 2016, the various gaming interests ultimately failed to reach a consensus leading to the whole process falling... 

Duerte Makes Offer To Fugitive Casino Tycoon Jack Lam
December 9th, 2016 by A. Mitchell
Filed Under Casino News

The chairman of Jimei International Entertainment Group, Jack Lam Yin-lok, who has an arrest warrant issued against him in the Philippines has apparently now been told that providing he renegotiates a settlement and pays his taxes then he will subsequently be allowed... 

Macau ATM Move Weighs Heavily on Casino Stocks
December 9th, 2016 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Casino News

Casino stocks have taken a battering this week, after the Monetary Authority of Macau announced that starting Saturday daily withdrawals from China UnionPay bank cash machines would be halved to just 5,000 patacas ($626). This will have a major impact on the island’s... 

Iowa Police Ordered To Return Money To Poker Players
December 8th, 2016 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Gambling Legislation

Two Californian poker players who had $100,020 of their funds seized by Iowa Police in April 2013 have finally reached the end of their ordeal after the state agreed to compensate the men with $60,000 in damages. While driving to a poker tournament in Illinois,... 

PPA Urges Players To Fight Anti-Online Poker Push
December 8th, 2016 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Gambling Legislation

Anti-online gambling advocates may have been thwarted in their ambitions to have the industry banned in the US, but it certainly hasn’t been for lack of trying. This year has been no exception, and after the Restoration of America’s Wire Act (RAWA) was... 

Ryan Laplante Becomes a Run It Once Pro
December 8th, 2016 by M. Rhodes
Filed Under Poker Pro's News

Poker training site Run It Once was founded by high-stakes pro Phil Galfond, and boast a comprehensive lineup of some of the best online pros in the world. In fact, on the site’s “Meet The Pros” page there are ninety players listed, with that... 

Erik Seidel: Poker’s $30 Million Man
December 7th, 2016 by M. Rhodes
Filed Under Poker Pro's News

Poker Hall of Famer Erik Seidel has enjoyed yet another impressive month on the tournament circuit, with the 57 year-old pro amassing $660,374 in November, and thus pushing his live career earnings past the $30 million mark. As a result, Seidel now sits at number... 

Brad Albrinck Wins WSOPC Harrah’s Cherokee for $275,877
December 7th, 2016 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Poker Tournaments News

Brad Albrinck has won the 2016 WSOP Circuit Harrah’s Cherokee Main Event, after besting a field of 968 players over three days on his way to collecting a $275,877 first place prize, as well as a free seat through to the 2017 Global Casino Championship. An engineer... 

Mississippi Casino Revenues Jump 7% in November
December 7th, 2016 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Casino News

The state of Mississippi’s casino industry has just experienced its best November since 2011, with revenues rising by 7% to $174 million last month compared to the $161.17 million collected in November of 2015. That figure also represents the second largest... 

Tioga Downs Casino Now Open in New York State
December 6th, 2016 by S. Taylor
Filed Under Casino News

On Friday, December 2nd, Tioga Downs in Nichols became the first of four new casino developments to open for business in upstate New York. Its opening comes despite the casino being the last to receive a state license, although in 2017 the three other venues are... 

Boris Becker Becomes Partypoker Ambassador
December 6th, 2016 by M. Rhodes
Filed Under Poker Rooms News

Since retiring as a professional tennis player, Boris Becker has pursued his love of poker and from 2007 to 2013 was sponsored as a member of PokerStars’ Team SportStar. Now the former world Number 1 tennis player has just signed on to represent another major... 

Maryland Casino Revenues Up 2.5% in November
December 6th, 2016 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Casino News

The Maryland Lottery and Gaming agency has released its gambling results for November, and while revenues generated reached $92 million, up 2.5% versus the same month in 2015, more than half the state’s casinos actually reported a fall in their year-on-year... 

Poker Tweets: Trump Blocks Bunson on Twitter
December 5th, 2016 by M. Rhodes
Filed Under Poker Pro's News

Here is a selection of some of the top tweets coming from your favorite pros over the last few days. We kick off this week’s segement with a baffling tweet from Doyle Brunson who tweeted that he had just been blocked from Donald Trump’s twitter account: Doyle... 

Montreal Nationals Crowned 2016 Global Poker League Champions
December 5th, 2016 by A. Mitchell
Filed Under Poker Tournaments News

On December 1st, the inaugural Global Poker League Championship reached its climax after the Montreal Nationals defeated the Berlin Bears to claim the title, as well as its $100,000 first place prize. The Montreal Nationals team consisted of Marc-Andre Ladouceur... 

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