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Borgata Chip Fraudster Still in Prison After All
January 18th, 2017 by A. Mitchell
Filed Under General Poker News

In recent days, the poker media has been circulating a story stating that notorious tournament cheat Christian Lusardi has been released from prison after serving just 6 months of his five-year sentence. The information was based upon research carried out by members... 

Aussie Millions in Full Swing Down Under
January 17th, 2017 by S. Taylor
Filed Under Poker Tournaments News

The 2017 Aussie Millions got underway at the Crown Casino in Melbourne on January 11th, with its 26 event schedule due to run until January 30th. The popular tour has always proved a favourite amongst some of the world’s most talented pros, and has also attracted... 

Borgata Chip Fraudster Released After Just 6 Months
January 17th, 2017 by A. Mitchell
Filed Under General Poker News

Christian Lusardi, the man at the centre of a tournament scandal which rocked the poker world in 2014, has been released from prison after serving around one-tenth of his original five-year sentence. In January 2014, Christian Lusardi caused chaos at the Borgata... 

$35k Roulette Wager Nets Gambler $1.225M
January 17th, 2017 by M. Rhodes
Filed Under Casino News, Gambling News

On January 3rd, Brazilian businessman Pedro Grendene Bartelle and a group of friends celebrated the New Year by visiting the Conrad Punta del Este Resort and Casino Hotel in Uruguay. Their celebrations soon turned to jubilation, though, after Bartelle placed a... 

iGaming Returns AC Casinos to First Growth Since 2006
January 16th, 2017 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Casino News, Poker Stocks / Financials

New Jersey’s casino industry has just broken a 10 year losing streak after posting a moderate 1.5% increase in revenues for 2016. All told, Atlantic City’s seven casinos generated gambling revenues of $2.6 billion last year, representing its first growth... 

Christian Harder Triumphs at 2017 PSC Bahamas Main Event
January 16th, 2017 by S. Taylor
Filed Under Poker Tournaments News

The inaugural PokerStars Championship Bahamas took place at the Atlantis Resort & Casino, with the renamed tour wrapping up on Saturday night with the conclusion of its $5,000 PSC Main Event. Last Sunday, the tournament drew a total of 738 players to create... 

Poker Tweets: Negreanu’s Dog Drowns!
January 16th, 2017 by M. Rhodes
Filed Under Poker Pro's News

Here are a selection of some of the top tweets coming from your favorite pros over the past few days, starting with the death of Daniel Negreanu’s pet dog and pal of 17 years, Mushu: Daniel Negreanu “Woke up to the news I have been fearing for years.... 

888poker to Quit Australia on January 16th
January 13th, 2017 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Gambling Legislation

Last year, Australia announced its Interactive Gambling Amendment Bill which recommended various improvements to its outdated Interactive Gambling Act of 2001. Amongst the slew of measures it suggested was the barring of any gambling operators not in receipt of... 

Nevada Casinos Return to Profit in FY 2016
January 13th, 2017 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Casino News

This week, the Nevada Gaming Control Board released its annual report on how its casinos fared throughout the Fiscal Year ending June 30th, and according to the results the Silver State has recorded its first profitable year since the Great Recession struck in... 

Bryn Kenney Does It Again at PSC Bahamas 2017!
January 13th, 2017 by S. Taylor
Filed Under Poker Tournaments News

Bryn Kenney has enjoyed an exceptional start at the inaugural 2017 PokerStars Championship (PSC) Bahamas, having made four final tables from which he subsequently walked away with two titles. As a result, not even two weeks into the year and the US pro has already... 

Padraig Parkinson Named as Partypoker Ambassador to Ireland
January 12th, 2017 by M. Rhodes
Filed Under Poker Pro's News

Over the past few months, partypoker has been busy appointing ambassadors to cover live tournaments taking place across the UK & Ireland. Last June, for instance, the operator signed Welsh player Roberto Romanello, followed by English pro Sam Trickett in November,... 

Record 42.9m Tourists Flock to Las Vegas in 2016
January 12th, 2017 by A. Mitchell
Filed Under Gambling News

For the last couple of years, Las Vegas has seen its tourism figures reach record heights, and 2016 was no exception with an unprecedented 42.9 million people visiting Sin City, according to the latest information released by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors... 

AG Nominee Says Would Revisit DOJ’s Wire Act Opinion of 2011
January 12th, 2017 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Gambling Legislation

On January 10th, Jeff Sessions went in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee to answer questions ahead of his being confirmed as the country’s new Attorney General. Amongst the many questions he was asked during the day was his view on the reinterpretation... 

Detroit Casino Revenues Rise 0.7% to $1.38BN in 2016
January 11th, 2017 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Casino News

The Michigan Gaming Control Board has released its casino results for Detroit, revealing a 6.8% revenue fall to $116.9 million in December 2016 compared to the same month last year. The city’s three casinos subsequently paid $9.5 million in gambling taxes,... 

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