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Top Poker Tweets: Bonomo Shuns The Media, Rast Bike Ride
Written by M. Rhodes | Friday, April 29th, 2016

Here is a selection of some of the top tweets coming from your favorite pros over the past few days: Poker Talk Justin Bonomo “Playing the EPT MC 100k Super High Roller. I will be refusing all media requests from Pokerstars and the EPT. Pokernews, GPL etc.... 

Chance Kornuth Wins 2016 WPT Monte Carlo High Roller for €351,108
Written by S. Taylor | Friday, April 29th, 2016

The €10,000 WPT Grand Final High Roller was held at the Monte Carlo Bay Hotel, and attracted 214 entries to create a prize pool worth €2,075,800 ($2,335,246). Three days of action later, and it was US pro Chance Kornuth who would emerge atop of the field to... 

Australia Bans In-Play Sports Betting
Written by B. Solomon | Friday, April 29th, 2016

In-play betting on sports via the internet is illegal in Australia, but allowed if conducted by telephone or from a retail outlet. The sector is worth around $3 billion of the country’s $20 billion-a-year wagering market, but numerous operators with official... 

Nguyet “Kim” Dao Wins PNIA Choctaw for $286,402
Written by S. Taylor | Thursday, April 28th, 2016

Season 2 of the televised Poker Night in America (PNIA) tour recently pulled into the Choctaw Casino Resort in Oklahoma, with the casino’s 67 event schedule running from April 7th to 25th. The action subsequently culminated with the $1,620 Main Event, which... 

Pierre Neuville To Captain the Dental-Suite Poker Team
Written by M. Rhodes | Thursday, April 28th, 2016

Begium pro Pierre Neuville is one of his country’s most successful players, having amassed $3,497,999 from live tournaments throughout his career, including finishing the 2015 WSOP Main Event in 7th place for a $1,203,293 payday. Naturally, the 73 year-old... 

Dan Cates Shines Light On Current Poker Scene
Written by M. Rhodes | Thursday, April 28th, 2016

Dan “jungleman12” Cates is one of the most successful poker pros on the circuit, with the 26 year-old having won $11.3 million playing cash games online, as well as a further $3.4 million from the live arena playing tournaments. He’s also got... 

Maurice Hawkins Makes WSOP Circuit History
Written by S. Taylor | Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

For the first time in its 12-year long history, a player has now won back-to-back World Series of Poker Circuit main events. On April 11th, Maurice Hawkins overcame a field of 321 players to take down the WSOPC Harrah’s Horseshoe Council Bluffs for $113,152,... 

Greek Taxes Creating An Unattractive iPoker Environment
Written by B. Solomon | Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

The Greek economic crisis broke in 2010, and six years on the country is still reeling from an unemployment rate of more than 30%, as well as a national debt in excess of $350 billion. With the situation showing little sign of abating, Greece has been forced to... 

PokerStars Launches Appeal For Ecuador’s Earthquake Victims
Written by B. Solomon | Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

On April 16th, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Ecuador resulting in more than 654 deaths, 16,600 injuries, as well as wide scale devastation and destruction throughout the country of 15.74 million. Following what the Ecuadorian President described as the “worst... 

Colorado Casino Market Up 5% to $790M in 2015
Written by B. Solomon | Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

In 2015, Colorado’s casino market generated $790.1 million in revenues, representing a 5.9% improvement on the previous year. Furthermore, the revenue increase reverses the slight declines noted in 2013 and 2014, whilst also boosting state gambling tax revenues...