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Record €2 million Poker Hand Played at Triton Poker Series
May 18th, 2018 by M. Rhodes
Filed Under General Poker News, Poker TV / Books

The Triton Poker High Roller Series, created by Malaysian businessman Richard Yong, features some of the biggest tournaments in the world and each year holds events in Macau, the Philippines and Montenegro. $2.5M Main Event Top Prize Last year, for instance, Germany’s... 

UK Bookmakers Decry FOBTs Maximum Stake Reduction to £2
May 18th, 2018 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Gambling Legislation

Following a year of deliberation, the UK government has announced its decision to slash the maximum stake that gamblers can wager on fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) from £100 to just £2. Needless to say, this has has been greeted with consternation by many... 

Ohio Casino Revenue Up 1% to $71.8m in April
May 17th, 2018 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Casino News

The Ohio Casino Control Commission has released its gambling results for April, with the state’s four casinos collecting $71.8 million last month, up by almost 1% compared to the prior year. Meanwhile, the Buckeye State’s seven racinos fared considerably... 

Reactions To Landmark Sports Betting Decision
May 16th, 2018 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Gambling Legislation

The US Supreme Court’s ruling to allow individual states to decide whether or not to permit sports betting to take place within their borders will obviously have a profound impact on the nation of 326 million people. Its hardly surprising therefore that since... 

Valentin Vornicu Wins Record 12th WSOP Circuit Title
May 16th, 2018 by A. Mitchell
Filed Under Poker Tournaments News

Valentin Vornicu, has extended his lead over Maurice Hawkins as the World Series of Poker Circuit’s top title holder after winning a 12th ring at the WSOPC Harrah’s New Orleans $365 No Limit Hold’em event. Furthermore, Vornicu’s latest victory... 

Can Online Poker Piggyback Sports Betting Legislation?
May 16th, 2018 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Gambling Legislation

On Monday, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) overturned a 1992 federal law limiting sports betting to just Nevada and three other states, leading to a buzz of excitement over the development by sports leagues and casinos. Online gambling operators,... 

New Jersey iGaming Market Posts Second-Highest Month in April
May 15th, 2018 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Casino News, Poker Stocks / Financials

In April, New Jersey’s online gambling market saw its revenue rise by 10.6% to $23 million versus the same month in 2017, with the amount posted second only to the record $25.6 million collected in March 2018. As a result, the Garden State has now generated $92.5... 

US Supreme Court Rules Federal Sports Betting Ban Unconstitutional
May 14th, 2018 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Gambling Legislation

On Monday, May 14th, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a federal act that for more than two decades has limited sports betting to just a handful of states in the country. As a result, individual states can now officially launch legal sports betting industries of... 

Phil Ivey Takes Down Short Deck Event in Montenegro for $605k
May 14th, 2018 by S. Taylor
Filed Under Poker Tournaments News

Phil Ivey may not be a regular on the tournament scene anymore, preferring instead to devote his time to playing high stakes cash games in Asia, but when the former world number one does get round to entering a live tourney he continues to represent a huge threat... 

Stars Aligning For Online Gambling in Michigan
May 14th, 2018 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Gambling Legislation

Last year, Michigan’s efforts to push through online poker legislation ground to a halt after a bill (HB 4926) introduced by Rep. Brandt Iden got stuck in the House Regulatory Reform Committee. It appears that the bill has now been given a new lease of life,... 

Americas Cardroom Closes Accounts Over Unfair Gameplay Practices
May 12th, 2018 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Poker Sites News

America’s Cardroom currently benefits from its status as one of the biggest online poker rooms permitting US customers to play on its platform. Nevertheless, it has attracted a great deal of criticism of late, with poker media personality Joe Ingram adding his... 

Virginia Poised For Historical Gambling Expansion
May 11th, 2018 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Gambling Legislation

Virginia is among the country’s more conservative states when it comes to gambling, and for many decades has resisted the allure and revenues that the industry might bring. In the 1990s, for instance, its legislature turned down a push for riverboat gambling,... 

Maryland Casino Revenue Up 6% to $143m in April
May 11th, 2018 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Casino News

Maryland’s six casinos generated gross gaming revenue (GGR) of $143.5 million in April, marking a 5.7% increase compared to the $135.7 million collected in the same month a year ago. As a result, the Free State has now returned four consecutive months of... 

UMG To Provide Competitive Gaming Booths at 2018 WSOP
May 10th, 2018 by A. Mitchell
Filed Under WSOP News

UMG Media Corp (UMG), a premier North American esports company, has partnered with the World Series of Poker (WSOP) to bring competitive gaming to the prestigious poker festival in Las Vegas this summer. Last year, the WSOP attracted more than a quarter of a million... 

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