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888poker Ambassador Chris Moorman Scores Big in Barcelona
August 25th, 2016 by M. Rhodes
Filed Under Poker Pro's News, Poker Tournaments News

Chris Moorman may not have made an immediate impact at the World Series of Poker after being signed as the newest 888poker ambassador in June, but the UK pro now appears to have gotten into his swing after an impressive performance at the Estrellas Poker Tour in... 

EPT To Be Rebranded As The PokerStars Championship
August 25th, 2016 by A. Mitchell
Filed Under Poker Tournaments News

Since it began in 2004, the European Poker Tour has grown into one of the world’s most popular tournament series, with the PokerStars owned brand now into its thirteenth season of operation. This, however, will now be the EPT’s last run, at least in... 

iPoker Network Quits Ukraine Market
August 24th, 2016 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Gambling Legislation

On August 15th, the iPoker Network officially exited the Ukrainian market, and has now sent out emails to all affected players instructing them to withdraw their money by the month’s end. Last week, several of the network’s skins, including Gala Casino... 

Pratyush Buddiga Triumphs at EPT Barcelona Single-Day High Roller
August 24th, 2016 by S. Taylor
Filed Under Poker Tournaments News

A total of 131 players turned out for the EPT Barcelona €25,500 Single-Day High Roller, which together with 34 rebuys helped create a prize pool worth €4,042,500. By the end of roughly 15 hours of play, US pro Pratyush Buddiga subsequently finished atop of... 

AC’s Casino Profits in H1 The Highest Since 2010
August 24th, 2016 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Poker Stocks / Financials

There are signs that Atlantic City’s beleaguered casino industry may finally be stabilizing after the Division of Gaming Enforcement released its latest results for the first half of 2016 revealing a 21% surge in profits to $259 million, compared to the $213... 

Fedor Holz’s Unprecedented Poker Run Continues in Barcelona
August 23rd, 2016 by M. Rhodes
Filed Under Poker Tournaments News

Fedor Holz is having one of the most unprecedented runs in tournament poker since Dan Colman won $22,389,481 in 2014, and collected 5,498 POY points to take the BLUFF Player of the year award. This year, the German pro is currently up an incredible $16,131,272,... 

NJ and Pa. Compact A Win-Win For iPoker Market
August 23rd, 2016 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Gambling Legislation

While New Jersey’s online casino market has made huge strides since being regulated in 2013, unfortunately the same cannot be said for its online poker industry which has shrunk from representing 39% of revenues to its current level of just 12%. That is why... 

Glenn Straub Rues Purchase of Revel Atlantic City
August 23rd, 2016 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Casino News

When the $2.4 billion Revel casino opened its doors in 2012 it was being hailed as a potential cure for Atlantic City’s ailing gambling market. The venue proved to be a white elephant, though, and after declaring bankruptcy twice in the space of as many years,... 

Zombie Slot Machines To Grab Millennials
August 22nd, 2016 by A. Mitchell
Filed Under Casino News

The average US casino generally derives around 70% of its income from slot machines, and in an effort to bring millennials through its doors, the Las Vegas casino industry has launched a new initiative to offer gambling games which better appeal to this demographic.... 

Poker Tweets: EPT Barcelona, Doug Polk Challenge
August 22nd, 2016 by M. Rhodes
Filed Under Poker Pro's News

Here is a selection of some of the top tweets coming from your favorite pros over the past few days: EPT Barcelona Action Jason Mercier (photo) “(1) Off to EPT Barcelona with @natashabarbour and my parents! My favorite stop of the year! Let’s goooooo!!!... 

Nick Petrangelo Truimphs At €10,300 EPT Barcelona Event
August 22nd, 2016 by S. Taylor
Filed Under Poker Tournaments News

First stop on Season 13 of the European Poker Tour (EPT) is the beautiful Spanish city of Bacelona, and after two days of action the first event is now in the bag with Nick Petrangelo claiming top honors. On his way to victory, the US pro managed to best a field... 

Wynn Palace Casino To Open in Macau on 22nd August
August 19th, 2016 by A. Mitchell
Filed Under Casino News

Steve Wynn has completed one of his most ambitious projects to date, the $4.2 billion Wynn Palace in Macau, with the venue’s opening date set for 8 p.m on Monday, August 22. Significant challenges lie ahead for the business, though, as when the casino magnate... 

Sorel Mizzi PokerStars Ban: “I Was Being Sneaky and I Got Caught”
August 19th, 2016 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Poker Pro's News

Sorel Mizzi is an accomplished pro with a whopping $11,209,348 in live tournament earnings, as well as a further $3,629,575 won online playing under the screen name Imper1um. Unfortunately, Mizzi has also shown that he is not averse to flaunting the rules from... 

Delaware iGambling Revenues Up 114% in July
August 19th, 2016 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Poker Stocks / Financials

2016 is proving to be a hugely positive year for Delaware’s regulated online gambling market, and last month was no exception with year-on-year revenues soaring by 114% to $304,211 compared to the $142,083 taken in July of 2015. Furthermore, the latest monthly... 

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