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Nevada Casino Revenues Down 5% to $860M in August
Written by B. Solomon | Friday, September 30th, 2016

The Nevada Gaming Control Board has released its latest casino figures for August, revealing a 5% fall in revenues to $860.7m compared to the same month in 2015. The state subsequently received $48 million by way of gambling taxes, down by 8% year-over-year. Being... 

Top Poker Tweets: 2016 WCOOP & More
Written by M. Rhodes | Friday, September 30th, 2016

Here is a selection of some of the top tweets coming from your favorite pros over the past few days: 2016 WCOOP Doug Polk “Biggest Twitch score, my 2 largest streams, and banged off a casual milly. Calling this trip a success. GG #WCOOP and headed back to... 

Adelson Gives $20M to PAC One Day Before New RAWA Filed
Written by B. Solomon | Friday, September 30th, 2016

If anyone was in any doubt about the huge part money plays in US politics, then the not-so-subtle approach by billionaire Sheldon Adelson provided a perfect example last week. After all, on Tuesday the Las Vegas Sands boss made a huge $20 million donation to a... 

Pedro Claus Triumphs at 2016 LAPT Uruguay
Written by S. Taylor | Thursday, September 29th, 2016

Pedro Claus has won the 2016 LAPT Uruguay Main Event, after navigating his way past a 438 player field over four days to capture the title, and collect a first place prize worth $90,630 The $1,500 LAPT Main Event was held at the Enjoy Conrad Resort & Casino... 

PartyPoker Introduces More Recreational Centric Changes
Written by S. Taylor | Thursday, September 29th, 2016

In 2015, PartyPoker introduced a number of changes designed to favor its recreational players over professional grinders, including doing away with “bum-hunting” and enabling players to remain anonymous at the site’s cash game tables. Building on its... 

€1M Tournament To Feature 35 Recreational Players
Written by A. Mitchell | Thursday, September 29th, 2016

On October 14th, the Casino De Monte-Carlo in Monaco will play host to the highly anticipated €1 million Big One for One Drop poker tournament. Unlike in previous years, however, the event will feature only amateur players and wealthy businessmen, with €111,111... 

Ongame Network to Shut Shop on October 15th
Written by B. Solomon | Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

At one time, the Ongame poker network was considered a giant of the online poker world, but its status was badly affected by the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA), and the company’s decision to exit the US market in 2006. A number of different... 

Poker Central A Great Hit With Millennials
Written by M. Rhodes | Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

In October 2015, Poker Central launched its 24/7 poker channel with the TV network stating at the time that it intended to target the important millennial demographic. Apparently, it has already enjoyed great success in this regard with the popularity of its Twitch... 

Kahnawake Gaming Commission Exits US Market
Written by B. Solomon | Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

The Kahnawake Gaming Commission (KGC) has agreed to stop its internet gambling licensees from offering their products in the US, after reaching an understanding with New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) this week. The KGC is based on sovereign tribal... 

Australian Casino Revenues Boosted By Asian Tourism
Written by A. Mitchell | Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

Macau’s casino industry had enjoyed five years of uninterrupted growth before the Chinese government’s anti-corruption crack down led to an exodus of VIP high rollers from the country’s only legal gambling resort. In fact, it was only in August...