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Nevada Casinos Up 7.8% to $944.3m in November
Written by B. Solomon | Thursday, December 31st, 2015

The Nevada Gaming Control Board has released its casino results for November, revealing a solid 7.8% increase in revenues to $944.3 million, compared to the $876.2 million that was generated in the same month last year. The state subsequently collected $62 million... 

Top Poker Money Winners of 2015
Written by M. Rhodes | Thursday, December 31st, 2015

Following on from the ‘Top Women Poker Money Earners of 2015‘, here is a list of tournament poker’s overall top money winners of the year. And yes, in a traditionally male dominated game it’s no surprise only men appear in the top ten, with... 

Top Women Poker Money Earners of 2015
Written by M. Rhodes | Thursday, December 31st, 2015

Poker would not be the same without the women who compete in the traditionally male dominated game, and in so doing help to raise the profile amongst a more widespread and inclusive audience. So without further ado, here are the top female tournament money earners... 

Bank of America Apparently No Longer Wants Negreanu’s Business
Written by M. Rhodes | Thursday, December 31st, 2015

Daniel Negreanu may be poker’s all-time money earner with $32,315,816 in tournament winnings, as well as one of the game’s most popular players, but that doesn’t seem to hold much sway with the Bank of America, which suddenly closed his accounts... 

Massachusetts Emerges As A Potential iGaming Candidate
Written by B. Solomon | Wednesday, December 30th, 2015

Although Pennsylvania, California and New York are touted as the next states most likely to pass online gambling legislation, Massachusetts has now emerged as another potential runner after its Attorney General recently stated that daily fantasy sports was a skill... 

Spain’s iGaming Market Receives Boost From Online Slots
Written by B. Solomon | Wednesday, December 30th, 2015

Spain introduced legal gambling legislation back in 1977, and currently the country has forty land-based casinos established across its regions and major cities. In 2011, the country’s betting landscape subsequently received an overhaul with the introduction... 

UK iGambling Industry Developments in 2015
Written by B. Solomon | Wednesday, December 30th, 2015

In December 2014, the UK introduced its new point of consumption tax which required gambling operators to pay a hefty 15 percent tax on their gross gaming revenues. Prior to this, operators were able to chose their own favorable regulatory jurisdiction from which... 

Vince Van Patten Talks About His New Gambling Movie
Written by M. Rhodes | Tuesday, December 29th, 2015

Having worked as co-anchor for the long running World Poker Tour for fourteen seasons, there is not much Vincent Van Patten does not know about the world of gambling. At just 14 years of age, he was taught how to play poker by his actor father Dick Van Patten,... 

How Did Nevada’s iPoker Industry Fare in 2015?
Written by B. Solomon | Tuesday, December 29th, 2015

Nevada launched the country’s first ever regulated poker site, UltimatePoker.com, in April 2013, but a lack of revenues forced that pioneering site to shut shop in November 2014. Following the three months of declining business that ensued, Nevada’s... 

PokerStars FPPs To StarsCoin Conversion on January 1st 2016
Written by B. Solomon | Tuesday, December 29th, 2015

This year, PokerStars stressed that its main priority was to make online poker a more fun and social experience for amateur players. Consequently, the poker room announced a slew of major changes to its VIP program designed to attract greater numbers of recreational...