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New York iPoker Bill Receives Positive Committee Vote
February 17th, 2017 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Gambling Legislation

An online poker bill that was introduced by New York State Senator John Bonacic last month has just cleared the Senate Racing, Gaming and Wagering Committee by a unanimous margin of 11-0, with the piece of legislation’s next stop now the Senate Finance Committee. In... 

Alex Aqel Wins WSOPC Potawatomi for $208,184
February 17th, 2017 by S. Taylor
Filed Under Poker Tournaments News

The 2017 World Series of Poker Circuit Potawatomi was held at the Potawatomi Casino in Milwaukee, with its $1,675 Main Event attracting 677 players to create a prize pool worth $1,015,500. At the end of Day 2, however, it was Alex Aqel who managed to triumph over... 

Poker Pro Brandon Cantu Wishes He Wasn’t Broke
February 17th, 2017 by M. Rhodes
Filed Under Poker Pro's News

A spat has broken out between two poker pros on twitter, the upshot of which is that it appears Brandon Cantu has owed Jason Mercier some money for around four years now, but has been unable to pay him back as he is claiming to have gone broke. During their heated... 

888poker Official Sponsor of the 2017 WSOP
February 16th, 2017 by A. Mitchell
Filed Under WSOP News

For the third consecutive year, the world’s second largest online poker brand, 888poker, which also provides internet gaming services in Delaware and Nevada, will be the World Series of Poker’s main sponsor. The latest contract offered by the WSOP covers... 

Russian Anti-Poker Bill to Target Payment Processors
February 16th, 2017 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Gambling Legislation

In a move intended to reign in its illegal online gambling market, Russia’s Ministry of Finance has now introduced an anti-gaming bill that instructs financial institutions and payment processors to block any transactions taking place between Russian citizens... 

Youngest Ever Lottery Winner Wants Her Life Back
February 16th, 2017 by M. Rhodes
Filed Under Gambling News

In 2013, Jane Park became Britain’s youngest ever winner of a EuroMillions jackpot, but now almost four years later she has been all over the news recently complaining about how scooping the money has made her an unhappier person. Prior to the then 17 year-old... 

New Jersey iGaming Revenues Soar 29% in January
February 15th, 2017 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Poker Stocks / Financials

Atlantic City casinos have continued their positive run into 2017, and for the first month of the year noted a 7.7% increase in revenues to $204.7 million versus the $190.1 million that was collected during January of 2016. That figure includes the now closed Taj... 

Nadya Magnus Wins WSOPC Potawatomi for $71,398
February 15th, 2017 by S. Taylor
Filed Under Poker Tournaments News

Its been a good month for women poker players, with Ema Zajmovic winning the WPT Playground main event for $200,769, Loni Harwood taking down the WSOPC West Palm Beach for $61,156, and now Nadya Magnus completing a hattrick of triumphs with her victory at the WSOPC... 

Ema Zajmovic Wins WPT Playground Main Event for $200,769
February 15th, 2017 by S. Taylor
Filed Under Poker Tournaments News

We’re only half way through February, and already the month has produced a trio of impressive victories for women poker players, with Loni Harwood capturing $61,156 and a third career WSOPC ring while competing at the WSOPC West Palm Beach, Nadya Magnus taking... 

Australians Top Biggest Gambling Loser List Again in 2016
February 14th, 2017 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Gambling News

H2 Gambling Capital (H2G) has released its latest findings on the state of the global gambling industry in 2016, and once again it was Australia which topped the list of biggest gambling losers with an average of $990 of losses per resident. A distant second was... 

Loni Harwood Captures a Third Career WSOPC Title
February 14th, 2017 by M. Rhodes
Filed Under Poker Tournaments News

This week, the poker world learned that Finnish pro Jens Kyllönen was looking to trade in his hugely successful career in poker for one in the finance industry. In the meantime, US pro Loni Harwood, who graduated with a degree in finance from the University of... 

Jens “Jeans89” Kyllönen Looking For Challenge Beyond Poker
February 14th, 2017 by M. Rhodes
Filed Under Poker Pro's News

Finnish pro Jens Kyllönen is one of the game’s most successful players, but after being immersed in the poker world for more than a decade, says he is now ready to seek other challenges beyond poker. High on the 27 year-old’s career choice list is... 

Feng Wen Chen Wins Baby Dragon Event for $118k
February 13th, 2017 by S. Taylor
Filed Under Poker Tournaments News

In its second week, the Macau Poker Cup hosted the HK$8,000 Baby Dragon, with the tournament attracting 602 entries, beating the previous record set in September 2016 of 575 players. On Day 2 of the event, it was Taiwanese businessman Feng Wen Chen who would then... 

Igor Kurganov Becomes PokerStars Sponsored Pro
February 13th, 2017 by M. Rhodes
Filed Under Poker Pro's News

Russian tournament pro Igor Kurganov has just signed a deal with the world’s biggest online poker room, PokerStars, to become one of the brand’s sponsored ambassadors. The announcement helps realize one of his poker dreams, as the 28 year-old said that... 

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