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Bet365: A Family Success Story
Written by kaus | Saturday, December 31st, 2011

The UK’s biggest online bookmaker, bet365, has continued to consolidate its position as one of the world’s leading online gambling businesses, after posting a £93.7 million ($145.46m) profit for the year, with wagers up by a massive 58% . The Stoke-based... 

Shane “Shaniac” Schleger Hopes For Brighter 2012
Written by kaus | Friday, December 30th, 2011

Shane “Shaniac” Schleger is a 34 year-old US poker pro who became a member of PokerStars Team Online in February this year. The prodigious talent can also boast over $1,150,000 in live tournament earnings, including two WSOP final tables and a WPT final... 

Rise Of The Gambling Apes
Written by kaus | Friday, December 30th, 2011

The ability to calculate odds is important in poker for knowing when to gamble and when to make the most profitable decisions during a game. Oftentimes, a player may be berated by his compadres as playing like an ape or worse when he makes a stunningly bad decision... 

David “Raptor” Benefield And His $5 Million Poker Career
Written by kaus | Friday, December 30th, 2011

David “Raptor” Benefield is a 25 year-old US high-stakes cash pro, who along with players such as Tom ‘durrrr’ Dwan, Phil Galfond and the Dang brothers, is considered a wunderkind of the online poker boom generation. David Benefield long ago became... 

Jonathan Duhamel Robbers Arrested
Written by kaus | Thursday, December 29th, 2011

Last year, Jonathan Duhamel won $8,944,310 in Las Vegas after defeating 7,319 other players on his way to capturing pokers most prestigious title. However, on December 21st, a shocking story broke concerning the 2011 WSOP Champion who became the victim of a home... 

A.J. Brock Wins Super High Roller Event In Manilla
Written by kaus | Thursday, December 29th, 2011

A.J. Brock has won the Resorts World Manila Super High Roller event, after overcoming a field of 101 players over three days to lift the trophy, and collect the PHP 6 million (US$136,135) first place prize. A.J. Brock is employed as a Poker Room Manager at Wynn... 

Brian Rast Enjoys A Glorious Year Of Poker
Written by kaus | Thursday, December 29th, 2011

With so many big poker stories making the headlines in 2011, the accomplishments this year of Brian Rast have been somewhat overlooked. However, the 30 year-old pro has enjoyed an ‘annus miribilis’ which deserves recapping. Before this year, the Stanford... 

Chess Gamblers At US$240,000 Per Game Arrested In Vietnam
Written by kaus | Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

Gambling is illegal in the Southeast Asian country of Vietnam, with the exception of casinos. However, Vietnamese nationals are strictly forbidden from entering casinos which cater solely for foreigners. Therefore, two southern Vietnam transport officials have... 

Marina Bay Sands Sues High-rollers For $5.78 Million
Written by kaus | Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

The Marina Bay Sands (MBS) in Singapore is suing five of the casino’s exclusive Paiza Cub members for S$7.5 million (US$5.78 million) over alleged outstanding gambling debts. The case has been filed in the High Court, against the five high-rollers consisting... 

Detroit Casinos Hit Record $1.4 Billion 2011
Written by kaus | Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

The city of Detroit in Michigan may be in the grip of one of its worst financial crisis, but one industry that is bucking the trend is its casinos which are now on track to reach a new annual revenue high of $1.4 billion by the end of 2011. The Michigan Gaming...