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Californian Tribe Served Federal Lawsuit Over Online Gambling Site
November 21st, 2014 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Poker Law / Industry News

On Tuesday, 18th November, the state of California brought a federal lawsuit against the Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel after it launched a real-money online bingo site at the beginning of the month. While the Tribe continues to maintain it is breaking no laws and... 

Dan Colman Calls Ryan Riess Out On “Best Player” Comment
November 21st, 2014 by M. Rhodes
Filed Under Poker Pro's News

The one thing that seems to get Dan Colman’s goat more than anything is when a player claims to be the best in the world and then shamelessly goes about bringing the message to as wide an audience as possible. In tournament poker, for instance, no one is... 

UK Poker Champ Neil Channing Now A Sky Poker Ambassador
November 21st, 2014 by M. Rhodes
Filed Under Poker Pro's News

British poker legend Neil Channing has just been unveiled as Sky Poker’s newest Ambassador, and will work alongside fellow British star Julian Thew in promoting the site. The varied duties the 47 year-old pro will now be performing include making appearances... 

Revel Purchase Dropped After Dispute Over Electricity Payments
November 20th, 2014 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Casino News

At the beginning of October, Brookfield Asset Management won an auction to buy Atlantic City’s Revel Casino for $110 million, in the process trumping an earlier bid made by Florida developer Glenn Straub of $95.4 million. Now Brookfield appears to have walked... 

French Pro Bevand Quits Live Poker And Bids Adieu To Winamax
November 20th, 2014 by M. Rhodes
Filed Under Poker Pro's News

After spending six years as a sponsored pro at French online poker site Winamax, Manuel “manub” Bevand has now parted ways with the poker room, citing the uncontrollable nature of live tournaments, and a desire to find a career which offers him better... 

Liquor, Card Games And Guns Don’t Mix
November 20th, 2014 by A. Mitchell
Filed Under General Poker News

In the past week, the news reported two truly bizarre stories of poker game related arrests that took place in the United States. One involved a man who shot his brother after he apparently found him cheating in a home game, and the other involving a 90-year old... 

John Bunch Wins HPT Stratosphere In Las Vegas For $150k
November 19th, 2014 by S. Taylor
Filed Under Poker Tournaments News

The Heartland Poker Tour rolled into Nevada on its penultimate stop of Season 10, with the HPT Main Event held at the Stratosphere Casino in Las Vegas. The tournament subsequently attracted 441 players and eventually it was local technical advisor John Bunch who... 

Viktor “Isildur1” Blom To Play Unibet Open Cash Game In London
November 19th, 2014 by M. Rhodes
Filed Under Poker Pro's News

Since Viktor “Isildur1” Blom lost his Full Tilt sponsorship deal in late October, the Swede has disappeared from the site’s high stakes tables, and has only been seen at a few brief sessions on PokerStars. Naturally, rumours have spread the 24 year-old... 

Amaya Gaming Revenues Soar 512% To $239m In Q3
November 19th, 2014 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Poker Stocks / Financials

Amaya Gaming acquired the Rational Group on August 1st, and a few months later has now released its results for the third quarter revealing a dramatic 512% increase in revenues to $239 million, compared to the $38.6 million generated in the same period a year earlier.... 

Phil Hellmuth Triumphs At 2014 Pittsburgh Poker Open
November 18th, 2014 by S. Taylor
Filed Under Poker Tournaments News

Phil Hellmuth has just earned his first live tournament title of 2014, after topping a 254 player field at the Pittsburgh Poker Open to claim the crystal trophy, as well as the $54,000 first place prize. Coincidentally, 54 is also the number of tournament titles... 

Top Poker Tweets From The Pros: Hellmuth’s Victory, Ultimate Poker’s Epic Fail
November 18th, 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: Hellmuth’s Pittsburgh Victory Phil Hellmuth “Surreal week: won a 2015 Corvette Stingray, filmed @ESPN live coverage of @WSOP, filmed @PokerNightTV... 

Dylan Wilkerson Wins WPT Emperors Palace Poker Classic For $147k
November 17th, 2014 by S. Taylor
Filed Under Poker Tournaments News

US pro Dylan Wilkerson has won the WPT Emperors Palace Poker Classic in South Africa, after besting a field of 166 players on his way to capturing the title, and collecting the $147,509 first place prize. The victory also represent Wilkerson’s third biggest... 

Utimate Poker A Casualty Of The USA’s Poker Industry
November 17th, 2014 by A. Mitchell
Filed Under Poker Rooms News

The USA’s fledgling online poker industry continues to hit rock bottom, highlighted by last week’s startling news that Ultimate Gaming has now exited the state of Nevada. When the Station Casino  brand launched 19 months ago in the Silver State, it... 

Delaware iPoker Revenues Fall 16% To $145k In September
November 17th, 2014 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Online Poker News

In September, Delaware’s online gambling market fell to its lowest level of 2014 as revenues plummeted by 16% to $145,022, compared to the $172,854 generated for the previous month. From that total, online casino games were down by 16% to $112,717, while... 

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