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PokerStars Inks Deal With Californian Gambling Interests
April 24th, 2014 by A. Mitchell
Filed Under Poker Law / Industry News

In its efforts to establish a foothold in America’s nascent online gambling industry, PokerStars has now agreed to work with a coalition of powerful Californian gambling interests in order to offer online poker should legislation pass in the Golden State. The... 

Germany’s Ole Schemion Wins EPT Sanremo High Roller
April 24th, 2014 by S. Taylor
Filed Under Poker Tournaments News

The 21-year-old German Wunderkind Ole Schemion has won the 2014 EPT San Remo High Roller, after besting a field of 105 players over three days on the way to capturing his tenth career title, as well as the top prize of €265,000 ($366,589). Schemion now boasts... 

Phil Ivey Now $4.7m Down Since Full Tilt Relaunch
April 24th, 2014 by M. Rhodes
Filed Under Poker Pro's News

As a Full Tilt Poker sponsored pro Phil Ivey may have won $19,242,744 playing online under his own name, but since the poker room relaunched in November, 2012, the 9-times WSOP winner has been on a relentless downswing and is currently stuck a not inconsiderable... 

Crimea Soon To Be Russia’s 5th Gambling Zone
April 23rd, 2014 by S. Taylor
Filed Under Casino News

Last month the world watched on while Russia annexed the Crimean peninsula, a major land mass on the northern coast of the Black Sea which until 1954 was part of Soviet Russia. Now Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced he intends to create a gambling center... 

Top Poker Tweets Of The Week: Coren’s EPT Victory, Selbst’s Crimean Schooling,
April 23rd, 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: Victoria Coren Mitchell “On Sunday I was going to tweet a link to my poker-themed autobiography for anyone with a new interest in the game – I didn’t... 

Blair Hinkle Wins WSOPC Council Bluffs For 3rd Time In 4 Years
April 23rd, 2014 by S. Taylor
Filed Under Poker Tournaments News

Some in the industry have humorously suggested the WSOPC should rename the Horseshoe Council Bluffs Main Event the “Blair Hinkle Invitational” after the 27 year old pro won the tournament for the third time in four years. In 2010, Blair Hinkle first... 

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... 

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