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Nguyet “Kim” Dao Wins PNIA Choctaw for $286,402
April 28th, 2016 by S. Taylor
Filed Under Poker Tournaments News

Season 2 of the televised Poker Night in America (PNIA) tour recently pulled into the Choctaw Casino Resort in Oklahoma, with the casino’s 67 event schedule running from April 7th to 25th. The action subsequently culminated with the $1,620 Main Event, which... 

Pierre Neuville To Captain the Dental-Suite Poker Team
April 28th, 2016 by M. Rhodes
Filed Under Poker Pro's News

Begium pro Pierre Neuville is one of his country’s most successful players, having amassed $3,497,999 from live tournaments throughout his career, including finishing the 2015 WSOP Main Event in 7th place for a $1,203,293 payday. Naturally, the 73 year-old... 

Dan Cates Shines Light On Current Poker Scene
April 28th, 2016 by M. Rhodes
Filed Under Poker Pro's News

Dan “jungleman12″ Cates is one of the most successful poker pros on the circuit, with the 26 year-old having won $11.3 million playing cash games online, as well as a further $3.4 million from the live arena playing tournaments. He’s also got... 

Maurice Hawkins Makes WSOP Circuit History
April 27th, 2016 by S. Taylor
Filed Under Poker Tournaments News

For the first time in its 12-year long history, a player has now won back-to-back World Series of Poker Circuit main events. On April 11th, Maurice Hawkins overcame a field of 321 players to take down the WSOPC Harrah’s Horseshoe Council Bluffs for $113,152,... 

Greek Taxes Creating An Unattractive iPoker Environment
April 27th, 2016 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Gambling Legislation

The Greek economic crisis broke in 2010, and six years on the country is still reeling from an unemployment rate of more than 30%, as well as a national debt in excess of $350 billion. With the situation showing little sign of abating, Greece has been forced to... 

PokerStars Launches Appeal For Ecuador’s Earthquake Victims
April 27th, 2016 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Poker Rooms News

On April 16th, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Ecuador resulting in more than 654 deaths, 16,600 injuries, as well as wide scale devastation and destruction throughout the country of 15.74 million. Following what the Ecuadorian President described as the “worst... 

Colorado Casino Market Up 5% to $790M in 2015
April 26th, 2016 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Casino News

In 2015, Colorado’s casino market generated $790.1 million in revenues, representing a 5.9% improvement on the previous year. Furthermore, the revenue increase reverses the slight declines noted in 2013 and 2014, whilst also boosting state gambling tax revenues... 

David Malka Wins Seminole High Roller Event for $658,000
April 26th, 2016 by S. Taylor
Filed Under Poker Tournaments News

The 2016 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown has drawn to a close in Florida, with the popular 30-tournament series having handed out over $15 million in prize money during its almost one month run. While Justin Young took down Event #18: the $3,500 Championship... 

Mississippi Casino Revenues Down 5% in March
April 26th, 2016 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Casino News

The Mississippi Department of Revenue has released its latest casino results, revealing that the state’s coastal and river casinos generated $188 million in March, lower by 5% compared to the $198 million that was collected in the same month last year. While... 

Farid Yachou Crowned 2016 WPT Tournament of Champions Winner
April 25th, 2016 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Poker Tournaments News

Dutch player Farid Yachou has won the 2016 WPT Tournament of Champions, after defeating a field of 64 players over three days on his way to capturing the inaugural event, and collecting its first place prize of $381,600. The 36 year-old also picked up a bevy of... 

Online Gambling in Europe is Booming
April 25th, 2016 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Gambling News

Europe’s online gambling industry is booming with the continent’s gross gaming yield (GGY) increasing by 328% to $15.87 billion between 2005 and 2015, according to the latest data released by Gambling consultancy firm Global Betting and Gaming Consultant... 

Gus Hansen Opens Up About His Future Plans
April 25th, 2016 by M. Rhodes
Filed Under Poker Pro's News

Danish pro Gus Hansen was one of the most successful players on the poker circuit during the poker boom era, but in recent times his subsequent performances have failed to keep pace with changing requirements of the modern game. After losing $20,737,007 on Full... 

Chino Rheem Wins A Third Career WPT Title
April 22nd, 2016 by S. Taylor
Filed Under Poker Tournaments News

Chino Rheem has just become the fourth person ever to win three World Poker Tour titles, after taking down the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown $10,000 Finale in Hollywood for $705,885. The Californian player now joins an exclusive club which includes Gus Hansen,... 

Everest Poker Pulls Out of French Market
April 22nd, 2016 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Poker Rooms News

Betclic Everest Group has announced that the company will withdraw its Everest Poker brand from the French market starting May 31st, and instead would be devoting its time and resources to solely promoting its Betclic Poker product in France. The latest consolidation... 

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