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Hakim Zoufri Triumphs at MCOP Main Event for €275,608
Written by S. Taylor | Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

The 2016 Master Classics of Poker took place at the Holland Casino Amsterdam from the 12th to 26th of November, with the tournament series featuring 25 events. The action culminated at the weekend with the MCOP main event, and following four days of play it was... 

Straub Suing Casino Commission Over Revel Casino License
Written by B. Solomon | Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

The Revel Casino Hotel opened in 2012, with high hopes pinned on the property for restoring Atlantic City to its former glory. Instead, the $2.4 billion white elephant has become a symbol for the gambling resort’s debt-ridden government, and failed bureaucracy. In... 

PokerStars Granted Portuguese Poker License
Written by B. Solomon | Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

On Monday, Portugal’s gambling regulator Serviços de Regulação e Inspeção de Jogos (SRIJ) announced that PokerStars had become the country’s first operator to be granted an official gambling license. In addition to its poker products, the brand... 

UK Online Segment Now Biggest Part of Gambling Industry
Written by B. Solomon | Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

The UK Gambling Commission’s (UKGC) recently released its annual revenue report, with the big news being that the country’s internet betting segment now represents the largest part of its gambling industry. This is a huge turnaround since the early days... 

Brian Hastings Says Goodbye to Poker
Written by M. Rhodes | Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

Brian Hastings has an enjoyed a full and productive poker career, with the Pennsylvania pro having amassed millions of dollars playing the game at the highest stakes. However, the 28 year-old says he is now ready to quit the game and concentrate on running a new... 

Maurice Hawkins Enjoys Record Breaking Year
Written by M. Rhodes | Monday, November 28th, 2016

As well as being one of poker’s larger-than-life characters, Florida pro Maurice Hawkins has now entered the game’s history books after an incredible 2016 in which he has notched up three WSOP Circuit main event titles. Previous to this year, the feat... 

Swede Wins €4M Mega Fortune Dreams Jackpot
Written by S. Taylor | Monday, November 28th, 2016

The NetEnt online casino network has announced that a little over two weeks after one lucky punter won a huge €11 million jackpot on its Hall of Gods slot game, a 62-year-old Swedish man has now followed suit for €4,019,652 on Net Ent’s Mega Fortune Dreams. The... 

Atlantic City Weathering Challenging Times
Written by A. Mitchell | Monday, November 28th, 2016

Atlantic City’s gambling market thrived during the last century, but the 2000’s brought fresh challenges as neighboring states embraced their own industries. Since then, Atlantic City’s casino revenues have halved since their 2006 peak of $5.2... 

Niall Farrell Wins 2016 WPT Caribbean for $335k
Written by S. Taylor | Friday, November 25th, 2016

The 2016 WPT Caribbean was held at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic, with its $4,560 buy-in main event attracting 323 competitors to create a $1,456,892 prize pool. Five days later, and the player eventually capturing the coveted... 

Poker Tweets: Happy Thanksgiving!
Written by M. Rhodes | Friday, November 25th, 2016

Here is a selection of some of the top tweets coming from your favorite pros over the Thanksgiving period: Happy Thanksgiving Allen Kessler “Happy Thanksgiving to all my followers; even @SavagePoker and @TheJustinHammer and @Kevmath!” Doyle Brunson “Just...