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First Female WSOP Winner Starla Brodie Passes Away
April 18th, 2014 by M. Rhodes
Filed Under Poker Pro's News

Recently the poker community received the sad news that two-times World Series of Poker bracelet winner Starla Brodie has sadly passed away. Hailing from New Jersey, Brodie always had plenty of gamble and in her early career claims to have earned $400,000 in one... 

Delaware Online Gambling Up 24% To $206k In March
April 18th, 2014 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Poker Stocks / Financials

The Delaware Lottery has released its online gambling results for March, revealing a 24% increase in overall revenues to $206,833, compared to the $166,454 generated in the previous month. From that tally, casino games posted a 32.4% rise in revenues to $122,441,... 

Antonio Esfandiari Pays Bill Perkins To Have Sex
April 18th, 2014 by A. Mitchell
Filed Under Poker Pro's News

After making an astonishing $1 million ‘no sex’ bet with Bill Perkins, Antonio Esfandiari said all it took was nine days before he eventually caved in and paid the billionaire businessman an undisclosed sum so he could once more get back to performing... 

Stunning Xuan Liu Join 888poker Team Pro
April 17th, 2014 by M. Rhodes
Filed Under Poker Pro's News

Not only is 888poker occupying online poker’s second highest spot with an average of 2,300 cash game players, but the site is also busy adding to its roster of sponsored pros a bevy of young, attractive poker starlets, including latest additions Canada’s... 

Eric Afriat Crowned Seminole Hard Rock Champion For $1,081,184
April 17th, 2014 by S. Taylor
Filed Under Poker Tournaments News

Eric Afriat has been crowned the 2014 WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Championship winner, after besting a field of 1,795 players on his way to capturing the title, and collecting the huge $1,081,184 first place prize. After completing his remarkable victory,... 

Global Poker Traffic Down 13% From Last Year
April 16th, 2014 by A. Mitchell
Filed Under General Poker News

Global online poker traffic has extended its losing streak this year, with the latest PokerScout report revealing cash game numbers fell for the ninth week in a row, and twelve times out of the last thirteen. Overall, last week’s global traffic was 1% lower... 

Phil Ivey Lawsuit Delayed Due To Borgata Error
April 16th, 2014 by M. Rhodes
Filed Under Poker Pro's News

Without doubt this week’s hottest gambling related news story was the revelation 9 times WSOP bracelet winner Phil Ivey used his incredible observation skills to exploit a defect in a pack of cards to win $9.6 million playing baccarat at the Borgata Hotel... 

Top Poker Tweets Of The Week: Ivey v Borgata, Wolf In The Kitchen
April 16th, 2014 by M. Rhodes
Filed Under Poker Pro's News

Here are a selection of some of the top poker tweets coming from the pros over the past week: Phil Ivey v Borgata Matt Glantz “I heard the buyin for @philivey to play the @WPT Championship @BorgataPoker this year is $9.615m. Doubt he will play.” David... 

New Jersey Online Gambling Up 15% To $11.9m In March
April 15th, 2014 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Online Poker News

The New Jersey state Division of Gaming Enforcement has released its casino results for March, revealing a 7% fall in revenues to $221 million. The state’s six casinos holding online gambling licensees, however, reported a 15.2% increase in revenues to $11.9... 

France’s Online Poker Market Shrinks 10% In Q1 2014
April 15th, 2014 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Online Poker News

France’s online gaming regulator ARJEL has just released a report covering the first quarter of this year, and the results reveal a continuing decline in the country’s poker market. In 2010, France legalized online gambling but by the following year the... 

Sultry Swede Sofia Lovgren joins 888poker
April 15th, 2014 by M. Rhodes
Filed Under Poker Pro's News

Just a couple of weeks after leaving  her long term sponsor Team PKR, hot Swedish poker pro Sofia Lovgren has now taken up residency at her new site, 888poker. The decision to leave the innovative poker site PKR was a difficult one, especially since it was the... 

Unlicensed Foreign Operators Now 64% Of Sweden’s TV Gaming Ads
April 14th, 2014 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Poker Law / Industry News

Swedish gaming regulator Lotteriinspektionen has just published its 2013 TV gambling advertising figures, revealing a staggering 64% of all spending was carried out by non-Swedish unregulated operators. In other words, unlicensed websites spent SEK 1bn ($152m)... 

Phil Ivey’s Reputation Now Tarnished In New Jersey
April 14th, 2014 by M. Rhodes
Filed Under Poker Pro's News

Phil Ivey is considered perhaps the greatest poker player of all time, having notched up 9 WSOP bracelets to go with the $21,252,119 he has won playing live tournaments, and the $19,242,744 he has won playing online as a Full Tilt Poker pro. The 38 year-old also... 

Carlos Alvarado Crowned Borgata Champ After Chop
April 14th, 2014 by S. Taylor
Filed Under Poker Tournaments News

Carlos Alvarado has won the 2014 Borgata Spring Poker Open, after besting a field of almost 2,500 players on his way to capturing the title, and collecting the $127,652 top prize (following a four-way chop). After his victory in New Jersey, the New York resident... 

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