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WSOP.com Signals U-Turn And Signs Greg Merson
September 19th, 2014 by A. Mitchell
Filed Under Poker Pro's News

On the anniversary of its launch, online poker site WSOP.com has performed an about turn on its previous policy regarding sponsored pros and has now signed 2012 WSOP Main Event champion Greg Merson to be the site’s first ever ambassador. Previously, WSOP.com... 

Ted Forrest, Mike Matusow Spat Turns Ugly Over Weight Loss Bet
September 19th, 2014 by M. Rhodes
Filed Under Poker Pro's News

Back in 2010, Ted Forrest and his “friend” Mike Matusow agreed a  $2 million prop bet which eventually saw Forrest reduce his weight from 188lbs to under 138lbs to scoop the enormous wager. One problem, however, was the fact Mike Matusow didn’t have... 

Top Poker Tweets Of The Week: Matusow And Forrest Spat, Hellmuth Meets Clinton
September 19th, 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: Phil Hellmuth “PIC: President Clinton, Jack Black & I at an event I MCed for the Clinton Foundation. #PokerAndPresidents http://moby.to/qigi70” Bryan Micon “@Darthpeppa:... 

Geopolitics May Halt Russian iPoker Legalization
September 18th, 2014 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Poker Law / Industry News

After five years of trying to prevent online poker from taking root inside the country, the Russian Federation recently signaled an about turn in its negative stance and seemed ready to push ahead with opening its market of 143 million people to the rest of the... 

Police Raid Aviation Club de France, 12 People Arrested
September 18th, 2014 by A. Mitchell
Filed Under Casino News

The Aviation Club de France (ACF) in Paris, one of the country’s most famous gambling venues, was raided by thirty police officers in the early hours of Tuesday morning with 12 people subsequently taken away on a number of charges ranging from suspicion of breach... 

J.C. Tran No Longer an 888Poker Sponsored Pro
September 18th, 2014 by M. Rhodes
Filed Under Poker Pro's News

One year after signing as a sponsored pro with 888Poker, J.C. Tran is once more a free agent after his contract was dissolved with the company. Following his departure, the 2-times WSOP bracelet winner tweeted the following message: “Want to announce that... 

Online Gamblers Could Face Jail Time In Singapore
September 17th, 2014 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Poker Law / Industry News

The good news for Singapore is that its online gambling market has risen to be worth $416 million in annual revenues. The bad news, however, is that 95% of that tally is wagered on unregulated, offshore sites.  With little benefits of regulation subsequently filtering... 

Partypoker NJ Super Series Events Cancelled Following Servers Crash
September 17th, 2014 by A. Mitchell
Filed Under Poker Rooms News

Over the past few weeks, Partypoker New Jersey has busily been promoting its Garden State Super Series (GSSS), whose guaranteed $1 million prize pool was to make it the biggest online poker series in New Jersey’s history. The GSSS was set to run from September... 

Nader Wahdan Triumphs At HPT Golden Gates For $227k
September 17th, 2014 by S. Taylor
Filed Under Poker Tournaments News

Last weekend, the Heartland Poker Tour (HPT) held its $1,650 Main Event at the Golden Gates Resort in Black Hawk, Colorado, and eventually emerging atop the 686 player field was Nader Wahdan who walked away with the title, as well as the $226,891 first place prize. Following... 

Could NJ Soon Become The Silicon Valley Of Internet Gaming?
September 16th, 2014 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Online Poker News

Since the beginning of this year the only news coming from New Jersey’s beleaguered gambling industry has involved bankrupt casinos and below estimate online gambling results. According to State Senator Ray Lesniak (photo), however, that may all be about... 

PartyPoker New Jersey Signs Devils Legend Ken Daneyko
September 16th, 2014 by M. Rhodes
Filed Under Poker Rooms News

While PartyPoker’s global ring game traffic has slipped to a two-year low of just 1,600 players over a seven-day period, in New Jersey Party Borgata continues to dominate the market with 150 cash game players, with WSOP NJ a fair way back on 110 players over... 

Raffi Der Gregorian Wins HPT Agua Caliente For $74k
September 16th, 2014 by S. Taylor
Filed Under Poker Tournaments News

Raffi Der Gregorian won his way through to the $1,650 HPT Agua Caliente Main Event via a $200 qualifier, and now a week later the amateur player has taken down the tournament to claim the title, as well as the $74,276 top prize. Following his first ever live tournament... 

Mansion Poker Abandons UK iGaming Market
September 15th, 2014 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Poker Rooms News

Ahead of the UK’s new online gambling legislation due to be implemented on October 1st, Mansion Poker has become the first main operator to withdraw from the country’s online gambling market. Up until now the company had offered its product in the UK... 

New Jersey iGaming Improves 5% To $10.54m In August
September 15th, 2014 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Casino News

After watching its market contract over the summer months, New Jersey’s iGaming industry has continued its return to growth and followed July’s positive result with a 5% improvement in revenues to $10.547 million in August. From that tally, online casino... 

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