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Portuguese iGambling Market Shrinks to Just €11.4M in Q2
Written by B. Solomon | Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

Portugal issued its first official online poker license at the end of 2016, with PokerStars still the only brand operating in the southern European nation of 10.3 million people. In Q1 of 2017, the nascent industry subsequently generated €4.6 million in revenue,... 

Challenges Ahead for New Jersey’s Poker Sharing Ambitions
Written by B. Solomon | Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

New Jersey’s online gambling market is on pace to surpass $700 million in revenue before reaching its four-year anniversary in November. Nevertheless, casino games continue to dominate the industry and in June revenue was 23.4% higher at $18.5 million year-on-year,... 

US Casino Revenue Up 2% to $3.3BN In June
Written by B. Solomon | Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

The USA’s 24 states with commercial casinos generated $3.3 billion of revenue in June, up by more than 2% compared to the same month in 2016. The financial figures were released by the University of Nevada Las Vegas’ Center for Gaming Research, and includes... 

Macau Casino Revenue Up 29% to $2.9BN in July
Written by B. Solomon | Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

Having experienced 26 months of decline, Macau returned to growth in August of 2016. Since then, China’s only legal gambling resort has seen its revenue increase every month compared to the previous year, with July’s result no exception. According to... 

Nevada Casino Revenue Up 0.9% to $894M in June
Written by B. Solomon | Monday, July 31st, 2017

Nevada’s casinos generated revenue of $895.4 million in June, representing a 0.9% improvement over the same month in 2016, according to the latest financial results released by the Nevada Gaming Control Board. As well as marking four consecutive months of... 

Spanish Online Gambling Up 22.6% to €121.3M in Q2
Written by B. Solomon | Friday, July 28th, 2017

The Spanish online gambling market generated online gambling revenue of €121.3 million for Q2 of 2017, marking a 22.6% improvement compared to the same quarter of 2016. Compared to the previous quarter, however, revenue actually fell by 4.5%, according to the... 

France’s Online Sports Revenue Hits Record €111M in Q2
Written by B. Solomon | Thursday, July 27th, 2017

This week, French gambling regulator ARJEL released its latest results for the second quarter of 2017 ending June 30th, and after generating 16% more revenues in Q1 at €94 million, the sector has continued to soar, this time with revenue higher by 22% to €111... 

Taxman Wins Big at 2017 WSOP Main Event
Written by B. Solomon | Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

Each year after a new WSOP Main Event champion is crowned, the question is inevitably raised as to “how much money they will actually receive from their bumper first place prize?” The 2017 winner Scott Blumstein, for instance, collected a whopping $8.15... 

Pennsylvania Casino Revenues Down 1% to $3.2BN in Fiscal 2016/17
Written by B. Solomon | Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) has released its latest results for the fiscal period 2016/17, with the state’s 12 casinos having generated a total of $3.2 billion, representing a 0.78% decline compared to the record $3.22 billion collected during... 

Spragg and Hand Recruited to Team PokerStars Online
Written by B. Solomon | Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Just a few days after PokerStars announced the addition of Jeff Gross to Team PokerStars Pro, the world’s biggest poker room has now added another couple of pros, this time as members of its Team Online, namely UK pro Ben “Spraggy” Spragg, and...