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What Is Sheldon Adelson’s Real Problem With Online Gambling?
April 22nd, 2014 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Poker Law / Industry News

Over the past few years gaming analysts have pondered over gambling billionaire Sheldon Adelson’s real motive for wanting to see online gambling disappear altogether from the US. If one was to take Adelson’s explanation on face value then apparently... 

Global Online Poker Traffic Down 10% Compared To 2013
April 22nd, 2014 by A. Mitchell
Filed Under Online Poker News

PokerScout has released its latest ‘Online Poker Traffic Update’ showing online poker traffic fell by 2% last week compared to the previous week, marking ten week in a row of weekly declines. Overall, the global market is now 10% lower compared to the... 

Patrick Clarke Wins Poker Irish Open For €200k
April 22nd, 2014 by S. Taylor
Filed Under Poker Tournaments News

Patrick Clarke has won the 2014 Paddy Power Poker Irish Open Main Event, after besting a field of 411 players over four days on his way to lifting the title, and collecting the top prize of €200,000. Clarke gained entry to the €2,250 buy-in tournament via a... 

Russian Online Poker Clampdown Biggest Blow Since Black Friday?
April 21st, 2014 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Poker Law / Industry News

In November 2012, the Russian supreme court made Internet service providers (ISP) responsible for blocking gambling sites inside the country. However, no concerted effort was made to enforce the legislation until March 21st 2014, when Russia’s federal telecoms... 

Vicky Coren Wins EPT Sanremo Main Event For $660k
April 21st, 2014 by A. Mitchell
Filed Under Poker Tournaments News

UK poker pro Victoria Coren Mitchell has won the EPT San Remo Main Event, after overcoming a field of 556 players over six days on her way to lifting the title, and collecting the huge €476,100 ($660,947) first place prize. In so doing, the Team PokerStars Pro... 

Ohio Gambling Revenues To Reach $2bn By 2019
April 21st, 2014 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Casino News

Last month the Ohio Casino Control Commission released its gambling figures, revealing a 5.6% decline in revenues to $79.6 million compared to the $84.3 million generated for the same month last year. In addition, the state’s four racinos added a further... 

Abraham Korotki Wins Borgata Spring Poker Open For $256k
April 20th, 2014 by S. Taylor
Filed Under Poker Tournaments News

New Jersey native Abraham Korotki has won the 2014 Borgata Spring Poker Open Championship, after overcoming a field of 414 players over four days on his way to capturing the trophy, and collecting the $256,508 first place prize. Back in 2006, Korotki won the WSOPC... 

First Female WSOP Winner Starla Brodie Passes Away
April 18th, 2014 by M. Rhodes
Filed Under Poker Pro's News

Recently the poker community received the sad news that two-times World Series of Poker bracelet winner Starla Brodie has sadly passed away. Hailing from New Jersey, Brodie always had plenty of gamble and in her early career claims to have earned $400,000 in one... 

Delaware Online Gambling Up 24% To $206k In March
April 18th, 2014 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Poker Stocks / Financials

The Delaware Lottery has released its online gambling results for March, revealing a 24% increase in overall revenues to $206,833, compared to the $166,454 generated in the previous month. From that tally, casino games posted a 32.4% rise in revenues to $122,441,... 

Antonio Esfandiari Pays Bill Perkins To Have Sex
April 18th, 2014 by A. Mitchell
Filed Under Poker Pro's News

After making an astonishing $1 million ‘no sex’ bet with Bill Perkins, Antonio Esfandiari said all it took was nine days before he eventually caved in and paid the billionaire businessman an undisclosed sum so he could once more get back to performing... 

Stunning Xuan Liu Join 888poker Team Pro
April 17th, 2014 by M. Rhodes
Filed Under Poker Pro's News

Not only is 888poker occupying online poker’s second highest spot with an average of 2,300 cash game players, but the site is also busy adding to its roster of sponsored pros a bevy of young, attractive poker starlets, including latest additions Canada’s... 

Eric Afriat Crowned Seminole Hard Rock Champion For $1,081,184
April 17th, 2014 by S. Taylor
Filed Under Poker Tournaments News

Eric Afriat has been crowned the 2014 WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Championship winner, after besting a field of 1,795 players on his way to capturing the title, and collecting the huge $1,081,184 first place prize. After completing his remarkable victory,... 

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... 

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