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Nevada Online Poker Revenues Down 3.61% In November
Written by B. Solomon | Wednesday, December 31st, 2014

Following three straight months of falling revenues, there was a slight relief for Nevada’s gambling industry in November, which reported $876.3 million in revenues, a 0.04% improvement over the same month in 2013. The Silver State then collected $47.4 million... 

Casino Project Sparks Military Standoff On Thai Border
Written by B. Solomon | Wednesday, December 31st, 2014

A disputed area between the borders of Thailand and Cambodia has become a potential military flashpoint after Cambodian authorities brought in machinery to start work on a casino and a hotel project. The tension is taking place in a wedge of land claimed by both... 

How Did Women Poker Players Fare In 2014?
Written by B. Solomon | Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

Womens’ participation in poker has been steadily increasing over the past few years, and in 2014 some of the game’s biggest female superstars once again inspired others to take up the game and hopefully follow in their footsteps. One such leading lady... 

Is PokerStars.es Pulling Its Casino Game Platform?
Written by B. Solomon | Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

Just three months after introducing casino games to its site, PokerStars.es has now pulled its blackjack and roulette tables as it seeks to comply with Spanish regulations requiring it to make all blackjack hand histories available to players from directly within... 

Poker Tweets From The Pros: WSOP Payout Debate, Hellmuth Family Nostalgia
Written by B. Solomon | Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

Here are a selection of some of the best poker tweets coming from your favorite pros over the past week: Daniel Negreanu “Re: WSOP main event payouts. I agree strongly that flatter payouts are more important than guaranteeing a $10 mill 1st prize.. Make the... 

Dan Colman Wins POY After Record Breaking 2014
Written by B. Solomon | Monday, December 29th, 2014

US poker pro Daniel Colman has won the Bluff Player of the Year Race, after a record breaking 2014 in which he reached 9 final tables, and captured 4 tournament titles, for a combined payout of $22,209,549. The extent of the 24 year-old pro’s accomplishments... 

Fantasy Sports Now A Cultural Phenomenon In The USA
Written by B. Solomon | Monday, December 29th, 2014

Over the past couple of decades fantasy sports have become somewhat of a cultural phenomenon stateside, and each year around 41.5 million US players pretend to be the owners of imaginary football, baseball, and basketball sports teams and gamble billions of dollars... 

Not Everyone Can Become A Poker Pro According To Dutch Boyd
Written by B. Solomon | Monday, December 29th, 2014

Dutch Boyd knows more than most about the highs and lows of playing poker for a living, as the 3-times WSOP bracelet may have earned $2,477,293 from live tournaments since 2002, but he also went broke in 2012 and at the time said he was looking for just about any... 

Revel Casino Buyer Requests $8 Million Discount
Written by B. Solomon | Friday, December 26th, 2014

Developer Glenn Straub’s bid to purchase the Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City for $95.4 million was rejected in favor of the higher offer made by Brookfield Asset Management of $110 million. That deal,however, fell apart in November and now Glenn Straub... 

Kara Scott Bids Farewell To Partypoker After 5 Years
Written by B. Solomon | Friday, December 26th, 2014

Kara Scott joined PartyPoker at the beginning of 2010, but now theĀ  Canadian TV presenter has announced her departure from the site after five years of service effective at the end of 2014. Giving an indication as to her reasons for parting, Kara highlighted the...