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Global Poker Traffic Down 13% From Last Year
April 16th, 2014 by A. Mitchell
Filed Under General Poker News

Global online poker traffic has extended its losing streak this year, with the latest PokerScout report revealing cash game numbers fell for the ninth week in a row, and twelve times out of the last thirteen. Overall, last week’s global traffic was 1% lower... 

Phil Ivey Lawsuit Delayed Due To Borgata Error
April 16th, 2014 by M. Rhodes
Filed Under Poker Pro's News

Without doubt this week’s hottest gambling related news story was the revelation 9 times WSOP bracelet winner Phil Ivey used his incredible observation skills to exploit a defect in a pack of cards to win $9.6 million playing baccarat at the Borgata Hotel... 

Top Poker Tweets Of The Week: Ivey v Borgata, Wolf In The Kitchen
April 16th, 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 Ivey v Borgata Matt Glantz “I heard the buyin for @philivey to play the @WPT Championship @BorgataPoker this year is $9.615m. Doubt he will play.” David... 

New Jersey Online Gambling Up 15% To $11.9m In March
April 15th, 2014 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Online Poker News

The New Jersey state Division of Gaming Enforcement has released its casino results for March, revealing a 7% fall in revenues to $221 million. The state’s six casinos holding online gambling licensees, however, reported a 15.2% increase in revenues to $11.9... 

France’s Online Poker Market Shrinks 10% In Q1 2014
April 15th, 2014 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Online Poker News

France’s online gaming regulator ARJEL has just released a report covering the first quarter of this year, and the results reveal a continuing decline in the country’s poker market. In 2010, France legalized online gambling but by the following year the... 

Sultry Swede Sofia Lovgren joins 888poker
April 15th, 2014 by M. Rhodes
Filed Under Poker Pro's News

Just a couple of weeks after leaving  her long term sponsor Team PKR, hot Swedish poker pro Sofia Lovgren has now taken up residency at her new site, 888poker. The decision to leave the innovative poker site PKR was a difficult one, especially since it was the... 

Unlicensed Foreign Operators Now 64% Of Sweden’s TV Gaming Ads
April 14th, 2014 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Poker Law / Industry News

Swedish gaming regulator Lotteriinspektionen has just published its 2013 TV gambling advertising figures, revealing a staggering 64% of all spending was carried out by non-Swedish unregulated operators. In other words, unlicensed websites spent SEK 1bn ($152m)... 

Phil Ivey’s Reputation Now Tarnished In New Jersey
April 14th, 2014 by M. Rhodes
Filed Under Poker Pro's News

Phil Ivey is considered perhaps the greatest poker player of all time, having notched up 9 WSOP bracelets to go with the $21,252,119 he has won playing live tournaments, and the $19,242,744 he has won playing online as a Full Tilt Poker pro. The 38 year-old also... 

Carlos Alvarado Crowned Borgata Champ After Chop
April 14th, 2014 by S. Taylor
Filed Under Poker Tournaments News

Carlos Alvarado has won the 2014 Borgata Spring Poker Open, after besting a field of almost 2,500 players on his way to capturing the title, and collecting the $127,652 top prize (following a four-way chop). After his victory in New Jersey, the New York resident... 

Mississippi Examines Online Gambling And Sports Betting Options
April 11th, 2014 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Online Poker News

As the state of Mississippi seeks ways to counteract falling revenues from its shrinking casino industry, The Mississippi House Gaming Committee (MGC) Chairman, Richard Bennett, has now given the go-ahead for a task force to produce an unbiased study on how online... 

Lawyer Accused Of 1977 Killing Of Casino Heiress
April 11th, 2014 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Casino News

In 2007, playboy lawyer Maurice Agnelet was accused of killing wealthy casino heiress and his former lover Agnes Le Roux back in 1977. The then 69 year-old subsequently was sentenced to 20 years behind bars, but the verdict was eventually overturned by the European... 

Gambling Research Australia Releases Result Of Online Gambling Study
April 11th, 2014 by A. Mitchell
Filed Under General Poker News

Despite having a small population of just 23 million people, Australia has the highest adult gambling rate in the world with more than 80% of Australians involved in some gambling activity. Each year the country generates $4.6 billion in gambling revenue, two thirds... 

888 Holdings Reports Record $114m Revenue In Q1
April 11th, 2014 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Poker Stocks / Financials

Online gambling company 888 Holdings has released its latest figures for the first quarter of 2014, revealing a huge 11% year-on-year increase in revenues to $113.8 million, compared to the $103 million taken in the same period last year. The Q1 results marked... 

Chip Reese’s Poker Partner Danny Robison Passes Away
April 10th, 2014 by M. Rhodes
Filed Under Poker Pro's News

In sad news this week, the poker community learned that poker legend and larger than life character Danny Robison has passed away, although no details as to how his death came about have thus far been released. Born in 1945, Danny Robison went on to become one... 

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