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Chad Power Making MGM National Harbor His New Home
Written by M. Rhodes | Friday, December 30th, 2016

On December 8th, the $1.4 billion National Harbor opened in Maryland and such was the casino resort’s popularity that the following day MGM management issued a warning that those people without reservations should consider visiting the venue at a later date. One... 

2016 POY: David Peters beats Fedor Holz to take Title
Written by M. Rhodes | Friday, December 30th, 2016

German pro Fedor Holz made all the poker headlines in 2016 after enjoying a phenomenal year in which he won an incredible six tournament titles, amassing $16,484,154 along the way. In fact, the 23 year-old looked sure to run away with the Poker Player of the Year... 

Nevada Casino Revenues Fall 1.5% in November
Written by B. Solomon | Friday, December 30th, 2016

The Nevada Gaming Control Board has released its latest casino results for November, revealing a 1.5% fall in revenues to $930.4 million compared to the $944.3 million taken in the same month in 2015. Nevada subsequently collected $56 million by way of gambling... 

Macau Casino Revenues Forecast to Rise 7% in 2017
Written by B. Solomon | Thursday, December 29th, 2016

In 2016, Macau finally broke a 26 month-long losing streak after posting a slight 1.1% year-on-year revenue increase in August. By the end of November, China’s only legal gambling resort subsequently reported four consecutive months of growth, but considering... 

Winners and Sore Losers at Bobby’s Room in Las Vegas
Written by M. Rhodes | Thursday, December 29th, 2016

Over his illustrious career, Doyle Brunson has won 10 WSOP bracelets, including back-to-back WSOP Main Events, earning him $6,131,775 since his first live cash back in 1972. However, the Godfather of Poker has always had a special fondness for cash games, and while... 

Jimmy Hu Triumphs at Norwegian Poker Challenge
Written by S. Taylor | Thursday, December 29th, 2016

This year’s Norwegian Poker Challenge was held onboard the Norwegian Epic cruise ship, with its $1,100 main event attracting 337 players to create a prize pool worth $337,000. By the end of the action, however, it was Canadian amateur player Jimmy Hu who... 

Biggest Poker Tournament Winners of 2016
Written by M. Rhodes | Wednesday, December 28th, 2016

With 2016 drawing to a close, the live poker tournament circuit continued to have a positive impact on the industry as a whole, as it stimulated interest in the game and its personalities from the USA to Europe and Asia. Here is a closer look at the top poker players... 

PokerStars: A Year in Review
Written by B. Solomon | Wednesday, December 28th, 2016

This year has certainly been a transformative one for the world’s biggest online poker site, and Amaya Inc, the Canadian company that owns the brand. Furthermore, monumental changes took place in both the online and live arenas, leading to both praise and... 

Unclaimed Slot Tickets Reaping Benefits For Nevada Casinos
Written by S. Taylor | Tuesday, December 27th, 2016

A while back, a ‘ticket-in, ticket-out’ (TITO) system was developed for casino slot machines that dispensed with physical cash payouts in favor of a barcoded slip of paper that could be exchanged for money at the venue’s cash kiosk. TITO has a... 

PPC Aruba Winners Still Awaiting Payouts
Written by B. Solomon | Tuesday, December 27th, 2016

A number of players who made the final table of the PPC Aruba World Championship main event in November have now issued a demand letter to the organization for the money that they have yet to receive. Despite the letter being sent by a lawyer representing Stephen...