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Harry Reid Forecasts Anti-Online Gambling Drive In 2015
December 18th, 2014 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Poker Law / Industry News

The Restoration of America’s Wire Act (RAWA) may have failed to gain traction in 2014, but next year the bill is likely to once again come onto the agenda as its seeks to introduce a blanket ban of online gambling activities across the United States. The controversial... 

Stephen Graner Wins 2014 EPT Prague Main Event
December 18th, 2014 by S. Taylor
Filed Under Poker Tournaments News

US pro Stephen Graner has taken down the European Poker Tour’s biggest ever event, after defeating a huge field of 1,107 players on his way to capturing a prestigious EPT title, as well as the €969,000 ($1,200,936) first place prize. Following his remarkable... 

UK’s New Online Gaming Law Eroding Business Confidence
December 18th, 2014 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Poker Law / Industry News

The UK’s new online gambling law introduced in late 2014 is having a detrimental effect on business confidence, and making the UK an unattractive market to do business for online operators, according to Peter Howitt, Chief Executive of the Gibraltar Betting... 

Russia Moves To Criminalize Online Poker
December 17th, 2014 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Poker Law / Industry News

Earlier this year there were hopes the Russian Federation was beginning to soften its stance towards online gambling, and was considering opening up its huge market of 143.5 million people to Western firms. At the time, it was estimated that internet poker alone... 

Michael Puccio Wins 2014 HPT Ameristar East Chicago
December 17th, 2014 by S. Taylor
Filed Under Poker Tournaments News

Mike Puccio only qualified for the $1,650 Ameristar East Chicago Main Event after winning a $150 Seniors poker tournament about a week ago, but continuing his recent good form the Illinois landscape contractor has now taken down the HPT tournament, too. A total... 

Poker Tweets From The Pros: Liv Boeree’s Chip Porn, Psycho Faraz
December 17th, 2014 by M. Rhodes
Filed Under Poker Pro's News

Here are a selection of some of the best poker tweets coming from your favorite pros over the past week: Phil Hellmuth “I have a terrific guest in Las Vegas w me this week: my sister Ann, who has 29 Gold Medals in Special Olympics! #AnnHellmuth29Golds” Jennifer... 

Hackers Force WPN To Abandon Its $1m Tourney With 1,937 Players Registered
December 16th, 2014 by A. Mitchell
Filed Under Poker Rooms News

On Sunday night, the Winning Poker Network (WPN) was on the brink of staging the USA’s biggest online poker tournament since the exit of PokerStars, but the event soon came crashing down after a DDOS attack forced the site to abandon its $1 Million Guaranteed... 

Mark Wahlberg Loses $45k On Single Spin Of Roulette Wheel
December 16th, 2014 by M. Rhodes
Filed Under Poker TV / Books

American actor Mark Wahlberg has revealed he lost $45,000 on the single spin of a roulette wheel at the Wynn casino in Macau, after his even bet on black failed to hit. Luckily for Wahlberg, he had just won all that money playing at the blackjack tables, and so... 

Andorra Finalizes Online Poker Draft Ahead Of 2015 Vote
December 15th, 2014 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Poker Law / Industry News

Andorra has moved one step closer to allowing its small population of roughly 85,000 people to play regulated online poker, after a final draft of a bill first proposed in 2013 was completed by the Legislative Committee. The final version of the bill is now expected... 

New Jersey iGaming Continues Decline In November
December 15th, 2014 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Poker Stocks / Financials

In November, New Jersey’s online gambling market shrank further with revenues falling by 8.42% to $8.7 million compared to the $9.5 million generated in the previous month. That figure marks a new low for the Garden State with online poker accounting for... 

Botond Balázs Triumphs At 2014 Eureka4 Prague
December 15th, 2014 by S. Taylor
Filed Under Poker Tournaments News

Hungary’s Botond Balázs has triumphed at the 2014 Eureka4 Prague, after overcoming a huge field of 1,738 players on his way to capturing the title, and collecting the €206,948 first place prize. The €1,100 buy-in event was held at the Hilton Hotel in... 

Hackers Cause $40m Worth Of Damage To Las Vegas Sands
December 12th, 2014 by A. Mitchell
Filed Under Casino News

Las Vegas Sands (LVS) CEO Sheldon Adelson may be known for his outspoken and extreme views on a range of issues, including online poker, but when he suggested last year that an atomic bomb could be dropped on Iran’s capital city of 8.3 million people, the... 

Russia’s Leonid Markin Wins EPT Prague Super High Roller For €771k
December 12th, 2014 by S. Taylor
Filed Under Poker Tournaments News

Thursday night saw the 2014 European Poker Tour Prague €50,000 Super High Roller draw to a close, and emerging atop of the 51-player field was 32-year-old Russian player Leonid Markin, who secured his first live tournament title, as well as the huge €771,360... 

Top Poker Tweets Of The Week: Musumeci’s Tickled Feet, Negreanu’s Crew
December 12th, 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: Daniel Negreanu “People in poker I admire worth a follow @Balsbaugh @TexDolly @MagicAntonio @MikeMcDonald89 @philivey @PhilGalfond @phil_hellmuth solid crew.” And,... 

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