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Greg Raymer Back On The PPA Board Of Directors
May 25th, 2015 by M. Rhodes
Filed Under Poker Pro's News

In 2013, Poker Players Alliance (PPA) board member Greg “Fossilman” Raymer was arrested by North Carolina police for soliciting a prostitute, and while the poker pro eventually completed his community service, he subsequently took a leave of absence... 

Fantasy Sports Now Legal In Kansas
May 25th, 2015 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Poker Law / Industry News

Almost three years after Maryland legalized fantasy sports, the state of Kansas has now followed suit with HB 2155 having been approved in both The House and The Senate before being signed into law by state Governor Sam Brownback. Gambling on games of chance is... 

Chinese Internet Celebrity Charged With Running Illegal Gambling Operation
May 25th, 2015 by A. Mitchell
Filed Under Gambling News

In 2011, Guo Meimei acquired internet celebrity by pretending to work for the Red Cross Society of China, and posting countless images of herself living the high-life, thus implying the charity had been misusing its public donation. Soon after, the charity saw... 

Chris “moorman1” Moorman Wins 25th Triple Crown
May 22nd, 2015 by M. Rhodes
Filed Under Poker Pro's News

Last Sunday, Chris “moorman1” Moorman captured an incredible 25th career Triple Crown, in the process extending his lead over nearest rival “PokerKaiser” on 16. Furthermore, as of today the UK online poker sensation boasts a phenomenal $12,377,126... 

Poker Tweets Of The Week: WSOP, Skill Based Slots, & More
May 22nd, 2015 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: WSOP Mike Leah “A few things I’m going to try and focus on this summer @WSOP & I hope all other pros do too! #ActFaster #BetEvenAmounts #BeNiceToEveryone” Matt... 

Is Online Gambling Legal In Germany?
May 22nd, 2015 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Poker Law / Industry News

It is no secret that as Europe’s most populous and affluent country, Germany also happens to be the continent’s biggest gambling market and in 2013 the nation of 80 million people generated $3.7 billion (€2.7 billion euro) in revenues, up by 5% compared... 

56% Of World’s Population Subjected To Online Gambling Restriction
May 21st, 2015 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Poker Law / Industry News

Online gaming affiliate KeyToCasino recently conducted a study into the global state of online gambling access, and its findings made fascinating reading with more than half the world’s population subjected to some type of internet gambling restriction or ban. In... 

Tiger Woods Eliminates Mark Cuban From Las Vegas Poker Tournament
May 21st, 2015 by M. Rhodes
Filed Under General Poker News

The Tiger Woods Foundation held its annual charity fundraiser in Las Vegas recently, with a whole array of celebrities showing up for a weekend of poker, golf, and party action. Once again the event proved a tremendous success and was enjoyed by all, although Mark... 

Eddy Sabat Triumphs At California State Poker Championship
May 21st, 2015 by S. Taylor
Filed Under Poker Tournaments News

Eddy Sabat has won the 2015 California State Poker Championship $1,650 Main Event, after besting a field of 462 players over three days on his way to lifting the title, and collecting the $129,240 first place prize. Past accolades of Sabat include finishing the... 

Zombie Outbreak At WSOP Main Event!
May 20th, 2015 by M. Rhodes
Filed Under Poker TV / Books

Can you imagine waiting all year round for the World Series of Poker to begin, but just as its showcase tournament the Main Event gets underway a zombie apocalypse breaks out at the Rio. Bummer right? Fortunately, while that scenario is extremely unlikely to occur,... 

Robert De Niro Opens Luxury Nobu Hotel In The Philippines
May 20th, 2015 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Casino News

In 1994, celebrity chef Nobuyuki “Nobu” Matsuhisa opened his first Nobu restaurant in New York, and 21 years later there are now 30 Nobu restaurants spread out across the globe. The latest venue to carry the Nobu name, however, is a luxurious 321-room... 

Amaya Gaming Now Joins Bidding For Bwin.party
May 19th, 2015 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Poker Stocks / Financials

The bidding war to acquire bwin.party is hotting up, and following GVC Holdings’ takeover proposal for the company on Friday, 888 joined the fray on Monday, resulting in GVC Holdings and Amaya Gaming now teaming-up and trying to trump 888’s bid by offering... 

Jason Mercier Scoops Hat-trick Of Titles Online
May 19th, 2015 by M. Rhodes
Filed Under Poker Pro's News

If Jason Mercier wasn’t already one of the most feared live tournament players in the game today, the 28 year-old US pro is also fast becoming a formidable force in the online arena, too, having just completed a hat-trick of titles at this year’s Spring... 

Poker Tweets From The Pros: Tiger Jam, Mercier’s 3rd SCOOP Title
May 19th, 2015 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: Tiger Jam Daniel Negreanu (photo) “Having fun @TWFoundation event.” World Poker Tour “@TigerWoods eliminated by @phil_hellmuth! AK beats J5,... 

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