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US Casino Revenues Hit $81 Billion In 2013
October 1st, 2014 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Casino News

According to a study released by research firm Oxford Economics Ltd, the US casino industry, including those venues owned by Native American tribes, employed 734,000 people and generated revenues of $81 billion in 2013. However, when its multiplier effect is considered... 

Poker Player Kallakis Ordered To Pay Back £3.25 Million
October 1st, 2014 by M. Rhodes
Filed Under Poker Pro's News

UK poker player and convicted fraudster Achilleas Kallakis, 46, has been ordered to pay back just £3.25 million of the £750 million ($1.1bn) he swindled two banks out off, or else serve the whole seven years jail term he has been given. From 2003 to 2008 Kallakis... 

Fedor Holz Wins $1.3m At 2014 WCOOP Main Event
October 1st, 2014 by S. Taylor
Filed Under Poker Tournaments News

This week, the 2014 World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) reached its conclusion with its final event, the $5,200 Main Event, which boasted a $10 million guaranteed prize pool. The tournament eventually drew a 2,142 player field to create a prize pool worth... 

Delaware iPoker Up But iGaming Revenues Flat In August
September 30th, 2014 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Online Poker News

The Delaware Lottery has released its online gambling results for August, and while online poker reported an impressive 24% surge in revenues to $38,655 compared to July’s tally, iGaming revenues were fairly flat overall at $172,854 compared to the previous... 

Top Poker Tweets From The Pros: Madsen’s Turbulence, Faraz Jaka’s Big Score
September 30th, 2014 by M. Rhodes
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: WCOOP Daniel Negreanu “Finished 19th in the $10k 8 Game, it paid 18! Last hand I played the wrong game oops! Thought it was PLO lost with 8TJQ it was... 

Ireland’s Tom Kitt Wins Winamax Poker Open For €75k
September 30th, 2014 by S. Taylor
Filed Under Poker Tournaments News

The 2014 Winamax Poker Open didn’t quite manage to reach the dizzying heights it managed last year when 1,086 players turned out for the event, but it didn’t fall too far short with 994 players putting up the $700 buy-in to create a prize pool worth... 

Chris Moneymaker Begins Tenure As Hollywood Poker Open Ambassador
September 29th, 2014 by M. Rhodes
Filed Under Poker Pro's News

At the beginning of 2014, the Hollywood Poker Open (HPO) announced that the 2003 WSOP Champion Chris Moneymaker would be serving as the tour’s ambassador during its third season. That season is due to kick-off on November 13th at the Hollywood Casino Lawrenceburg,... 

Rake Back Deal Causes Joe Cada And PokerStars Split
September 29th, 2014 by M. Rhodes
Filed Under Poker Pro's News

Joe Cada won the 2009 WSOP Main Event for $8.5 million and soon after was signed up by PokerStars as one of its more high-profile sponsored pros. Since then, the 26 year-old has continued to win consistently and now boasts $10,296,221 in live tournament earnings,... 

Nevada Online Poker Takes A Major Hit In August
September 29th, 2014 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Casino News

Nevada’s online poker market took a major hit in August, after the state’s three regulated poker sites experienced a 22.5% fall inrevenues to $742,000, down by $243,000 compared to July’s tally. August’s figure also represented Nevada’s... 

Ted Forrest Could Sue Mike Matusow Over Prop Bet Gone Wrong
September 26th, 2014 by M. Rhodes
Filed Under Poker Pro's News

Earlier this month, we reported on the growing hostility between Ted Forrest and Mike Matusow over an unpaid prop bet after the former managed to shed an impressive 50lbs of weight back in 2010. According to the terms of their agreement, Matusow was then supposed... 

World’s Only Poker-Playing Dog Dies Age 17
September 26th, 2014 by A. Mitchell
Filed Under General Poker News

The poker community has lost one of its few animal stars after Jilli Dog, famous for being the ‘World’s Only Poker-Playing Dog,’ died of natural causes at her owner’s home on Friday. Rick Caran found the 5-pound Yorkshire Terrier when she was... 

US iGaming To Be Worth $5.2bn Within Six Years
September 25th, 2014 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Poker Law / Industry News

The USA could see its iGaming market expand to be worth $5.2 billion by 2020, according to a report by Morgan Stanley, providing at least another 20 states join the three already offering regulated online gambling in the country. Needless to say, such a figure... 

Daniel Smith Triumphs At Unibet Open Cannes For €88k
September 25th, 2014 by S. Taylor
Filed Under Poker Tournaments News

French poker player Daniel Smith has just won his biggest ever live score, after topping a 457 player field at the Unibet Open Cannes Main Event to claim the Unibet Open trophy, and take home the €88,000 (US$112,000) first place prize. The €1,100 buy-in Main... 

Top Poker Tweets Of The Week: Tiffany’s New Movie Role, Poker’s Dead?
September 25th, 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: Tiffany Michelle (photo) “Friend just called me up & ask me to come die in their movie. I’m glad my friends recognize my considerable potential. ????????... 

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