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Californian Online Poker A Catalyst For US Expansion
July 29th, 2014 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Poker Law / Industry News

California’s $2.2 trillion economy and 38 million population is considered a vital link in facilitating a rapid expansion of online poker in the US. Home to some of the most affluent people in the country, between 2009 and 2010 around 178,300 state residents... 

Top Poker Tweets From The Pros: Big Baby Hellmuth, Doyle Feels His Age
July 29th, 2014 by A. Mitchell
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 “First out of “Poker Night in America” sit and go, so @JessicaDawley chooses something for me to wear. What though? A wig, a... 

Ohio Casino Taxes Come Up Short In Year One
July 29th, 2014 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Casino News

Although Ohio has had a horse racing industry since the 1930′s, the mid-western state did not open its first casino until 2012. At the time the state executive budget estimated Ohio’s casinos would generate more than $309 million in annual tax revenues,... 

Horse Racing Interests Seek Californian Online Poker Access
July 28th, 2014 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Poker Law / Industry News

Although California has been debating online poker regulation since 2007, any progress on the issue has been stymied over the years as disparate gambling interests have sought to carve out a slice of the lucrative iGaming pie, whilst also shutting out any competition... 

Doyle Brunson Endorses Moorman’s Book of Poker
July 28th, 2014 by M. Rhodes
Filed Under Poker TV / Books

In November, poker fans will be treated to a strategy book from tournament poker’s top honcho Chris Moorman. The UK pro has amassed a huge $11,274,978 playing online under the screen name “Moorman1″, making him by far the biggest online tournament... 

Worldwide Online Poker Traffic Dives 13%
July 28th, 2014 by A. Mitchell
Filed Under Online Poker News

PokerScout.com has posted its latest traffic results for the worldwide online poker market, and its findings have sent shock waves across the whole of the industry. Not only has the size of the market contracted by 13% year-over-year, but several sites have reported... 

French Online Poker Slips 17% To €112.5m in H2 2014
July 25th, 2014 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Poker Stocks / Financials

According to the latest report released by France’s online gambling regulator (ARJEL), the country’s online gambling market in Q2 was similar to that reported for Q1, with online sports helping to offset a decline in horseracing bets, while online poker... 

Borgata Responds To Phil Ivey “Cheating” Counterargument
July 25th, 2014 by A. Mitchell
Filed Under Casino News

Between April and July 2012, Phil Ivey won around $10 million playing Baccarat over four separate visits to the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in New Jersey. By the time Ivey returned for a fifth visit on October 7, however, the news of his Crockfords “edge sorting”... 

Louisiana Casino Revenues “Healthy” In June
July 25th, 2014 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Casino News

The latest report released by the Louisiana Gaming Control Board reveals casino revenues were fairly flat in June, with the state’s 21 casinos generating $203.5 million last month, up by 0.5% compared to the $202.4 million taken in June 2013. In June, Louisiana’s... 

Pennsylvania’s Parx Casino Readies For Regulated Online Gambling
July 24th, 2014 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Poker Rooms News

Pennsylvania moved one step closer towards regulated online gambling, after the state’s Parx Casino launched a simulated online gaming site, with an eye on switching over to real money gaming when the opportunity arises. The partnership agreed between The... 

Viktor Blom Stays Away From WSOP, Enjoys $500k Upswing Instead
July 24th, 2014 by A. Mitchell
Filed Under Poker Pro's News

While most of the world’s top poker pros headed to Las Vegas this summer for the 45th Annual WSOP, Swedish high-stakes pro Viktor Blom decided to stay at home and continue playing online at Full Tilt, instead. The move proved to be a lucrative one, too, as... 

Mississippi Casino Revenues Flat In June
July 24th, 2014 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Casino News

Figures just released by the Mississippi Department of Revenue reveal casinos across the state generated $174 million from gamblers in June, up by 0.4% compared to the same month in 2013. Casino revenues in The Magnolia State are now down by 4% over the last 12... 

Rational Group Raise $560k For Typhoon Haiyan Victims
July 23rd, 2014 by A. Mitchell
Filed Under Online Poker News

Last November, one of the strongest tropical cyclones ever recorded, Typhoon Haiyan, struck Southeast Asia resulting in 6,300 deaths in the Philippines, alone. Straight after the tragic event, The Rational Group (owners of PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker) organized... 

Delaware iGaming Revenues Up 7% To $188k in June
July 23rd, 2014 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Online Casino News

The Delaware Lottery has released its latest iGaming results for June, revealing a 7.14% increase in revenues to $187,944 compared to $175,410 generated in May. During the month a horrendous downswing in poker saw revenues fall by 55% to $25,607, compared to the... 

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