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500 Club Card Room Shut in California
Written by B. Solomon | Friday, August 18th, 2017

The Bureau of Gambling Control (BGC) has temporarily shut down the 500 Club card room located in Clovis, California, after apparently discovering that it did not have enough funds to cover all the chips used at the 12-table poker room. News of the development was... 

Jay Lee Victorious at 2017 WPT Choctaw Main Event
Written by B. Solomon | Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

The WPT Choctaw $3,700 Main Event took place in Durant, Oklahoma, with 924 players taking part in the tournament to create a prize pool worth $3,121,980. Five days of action later, and it was Jay Lee who successfully managed to overcome the field, including Jeb... 

New Jersey Casinos Down 2.7% to $268M in July
Written by B. Solomon | Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (NJDGE) has released its latest results for July, revealing a 2.7% fall in revenue to $267.8 million versus the $275.2 million collected in the same month last year. When the now shut Taj Mahal is taken out of the equation,... 

PokerStars to Exit Australia in Mid-September
Written by B. Solomon | Monday, August 14th, 2017

After the Australian government gave final approval to a bill effectively banning online gambling and poker in the country, PokerStars has now announced its imminent departure from the lucrative market, with its exit expected sometime “around mid-September”.... 

PokerStars Revenue Up 6.8% to $305M in Q2 of 2017
Written by B. Solomon | Friday, August 11th, 2017

The Stars Group, Pokerstar’s parent company, has just released its Q2 results ending June 30, revealing a solid 6.8% increase in revenue to $305.3 million compared to the $285.7 million generated in the same quarter last year. PokerStars, the world’s... 

Australia’s Online Poker Ban Begins on September 9th
Written by B. Solomon | Thursday, August 10th, 2017

Any hopes by Australia’s estimated 130,000 online poker players that the Interactive Gambling Amendment Bill of 2016 may have faltered has now been dashed after it was approved overwhelmingly in the Senate. The vote went ahead on Wednesday, with a nationwide... 

Las Vegas Sands Generates $3.14Bn in Q2
Written by B. Solomon | Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

As befitting its position as the world’s biggest gambling company, Las Vegas Sands generated a massive $3.14 billion in revenue for the second quarter of 2017, representing an 18.6 percent improvement over the $2.65 billion collected in the same quarter last... 

Maryland Casinos Revenue Up 36% to $139M in July
Written by B. Solomon | Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

Maryland’s casino market generated revenue of $138.8 million in July, representing a huge 33.6% increase compared to $103.8 million collected during the same month last year. Excluding results from the $1.4 billion MGM National Harbor resort which opened... 

Maine Becomes 15th State to Regulate DFS
Written by B. Solomon | Friday, August 4th, 2017

Maine has become the USA’s 15th state to regulate daily fantasy sports, with the northeastern state located in the New England region joining Vermont and New Hampshire in offering legalized fantasy sports, leaving Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island... 

Nevada Poker Revenue in June Best Since 2007
Written by B. Solomon | Friday, August 4th, 2017

Last month, Nevada’s poker rooms saw a 3.3% increase in their revenue to $16.67 million compared to June 2016, representing the state’s best month since collecting $17.6 million back in June 2007. The solid figure was helped along by the 6-week long...