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Mike Englert Wins HPT Golden Gates for $200K
February 23rd, 2018 by A. Mitchell
Filed Under Poker Tournaments News

Last week, the Heartland Poker Tour (HPT) concluded its latest stop at the Golden Gates Casino & Poker Parlour in Black Hawk, Colorado with its $1,650 Main Event. The tournament proved a popular draw, too, with 607 players entering to create a prize pool of... 

Kammar Andries Claims Victory at WSOPC Coconut Creek
February 23rd, 2018 by S. Taylor
Filed Under Poker Tournaments News

The WSOP Circuit, which has been running since 2005, stopped at the Seminole Casino in Coconut Creek, Florida last week, with the location proving a popular destination after 827 players entered its $1,675 Main Event. Following four days of action, its first place... 

Sydney’s Star Casino Loses $7M Cheque Belonging to Macau Gambler
February 22nd, 2018 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Casino News

Star Entertainment recently released its financial result for the six month period up to December 31st revealing a massive 76.8% drop in profits to $32.9 million. Amongst the factors accounting for the company’s troubling figures was an unusually low house... 

Jao Poker Folds Hanging Players Out to Dry
February 22nd, 2018 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Poker Sites News

Certain members of the poker community have been warning to steer clear of JaoPoker since May of 2017, and it looks as though their concerns were well founded after the unregulated US-facing poker site apparently announced its closure this month. Furthermore, all... 

MGM Resorts Revenue Up 5.7% to $2.6BN in Q4
February 21st, 2018 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Casino News

On Tuesday, MGM Resorts International released its financial figures for the fourth-quarter ending December 31st revealing $2.6 billion in revenue, up by 5.7% compared to the $2.46 billion taken in Q4 of 2016. The company’s earnings then came in at $1.4 billion,... 

Japanese Casino Concerns Following Draconian Regulatory Proposals
February 21st, 2018 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Casino News

Japan’s parliament finally approved casino legalization last year, paving the way for at least three high-end integrated casino resorts to be built by 2023, complete with hotels, shopping and conference facilities. According to estimates these three venues alone... 

Dominik Nitsche Wins €10K partypoker High Roller for €300k
February 20th, 2018 by M. Rhodes
Filed Under Poker Tournaments News

The 2018 partypoker MILLIONS Germany which concluded last week at the King’s Casino in Rozvadov, Czech Republic proved a popular affair, with many of the game’s greats attending the 10 day long tournament series. Its winners also included some of poker’s... 

Juha Helppi Wins OlyBet Main Event in Estonia
February 20th, 2018 by S. Taylor
Filed Under Poker Tournaments News

The 2018 OlyBet Kings of Tallinn was held at the Olympic Park Casino in Estonia’s capital city, with more than 20 individual events featured during its week long run. Needless to say, the tournament which drew the greatest amount of interest was its €1,100... 

William Hill Slapped with £6.2M Fine by UK Gambling Commission
February 20th, 2018 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Gambling Legislation

Betting operator William Hill has just been slapped with a £6.2 million fine by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) for a litany of failings which included not effectively implementing the country’s anti-money laundering laws and social responsibility regulations.... 

PPA On Brink of Shutting Down?
February 20th, 2018 by A. Mitchell
Filed Under Gambling Legislation

The Poker Players Alliance (PPA) was established in 2005, and over the ensuing years has fought hard to represent the interests of poker companies hoping to offer their products stateside, as well as the poker community as a whole in the country. Despite in the... 

Warwick Mirzikinian Charged Over French Cyclist’s Death
February 19th, 2018 by M. Rhodes
Filed Under Poker Pro's News

On November 13th, Australian poker professional Warwick Mirzikinian was driving his vehicle along the New South Head Road at Double Bay in Sydney when he was involved in a collision with French cyclist Julien Trameaux. The 24-year old was subsequently killed in... 

Viktor Blom Claims Victory at LIVE MILLIONS Germany for $1,048,153
February 19th, 2018 by S. Taylor
Filed Under Poker Tournaments News

The partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Germany took place from February 8th-18th, with its concluding tournament, the €5,300 No Limit Hold’em Main Event, attracting an impressive 1,022 entries. Five days later, and it was everyone’s favorite maniac, Viktor... 

Steve Wynn Denied Severance Package Following Resignation
February 17th, 2018 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Casino News

On February 6th, Steve Wynn stepped down from his position as CEO of Wynn Resorts after a series of sexual allegation claims were made against him by ex-female employees. The US billionaire resigned despite denying the accusations, but explained that he felt compelled... 

Mike Leah Responds to WPT Title “Buying” Controversy
February 16th, 2018 by M. Rhodes
Filed Under Poker Pro's News

This week, Mike Leah took down the WPT Fallsview Poker Classic after agreeing to split the remaining prize pool with his heads-up opponent Ryan Yu, despite the latter enjoying a 2-1 chip advantage at the time. The last few hands of match then saw Yu “raise... 

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