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Adrian Mateos Named 2017 Poker Player of the Year
Written by M. Rhodes | Sunday, December 31st, 2017

US pro Bryn Kenney may won $8,505,897 on the live tournament circuit this year to become the highest earning player of 2017, but it was Spain’s Adrian Mateos with $5,881,229 in winnings who would eventually finish the Player of the Year race in pole position. In... 

Non-Gaming Products Key to Casino Industry’s Success
Written by S. Taylor | Friday, December 29th, 2017

The gambling industry led by Las Vegas has been evolving and placing a greater emphasis on its non-gaming products for several years now. In 2017, the extent to which this sector has now grown subsequently became apparent after it was revealed that between 55 and... 

Nevada Casino Revenue Falls 2% to $909M in November
Written by B. Solomon | Friday, December 29th, 2017

The Nevada Gaming Control Board has released its latest financial results revealing a 2.3% revenue drop to $909.1 million in November compared to the $930.4 million taken in the same month a year earlier. The state subsequently collected $49.5 million in gambling... 

New Jersey’s International Poker Sharing Ambitions
Written by B. Solomon | Friday, December 29th, 2017

Before vacating his position as NJ state senator, Ray Lesniak said that he would like to turn New Jersey into an international online gambling hub. However, a number of potential challenges will have to first be overcome before such a lofty ambition stands a chance... 

Ohio Becomes 18th State to Legalize Fantasy Sports
Written by B. Solomon | Thursday, December 28th, 2017

Last Friday, Ohio became the 18th state to legalize daily fantasy sports after Governor John Kasich gave his final approval to House Bill 132. The piece of legislation was initially introduced by State Representative Jonathan Dever in March, before subsequently... 

Spain Starts Accepting Shared iPoker License Applications
Written by B. Solomon | Thursday, December 28th, 2017

Back in July, France, Italy, Spain and Portugal stated that they had reached a landmark agreement to share poker players across a shared European network, with the project expected to take place sometime during the early part of 2018. Following the exciting development,... 

New Yorkers Soon Able to Buy Raffle Tickets Online
Written by B. Solomon | Thursday, December 28th, 2017

Earlier this month, New York moved one step closer to approving online gambling after Governor Andrew Cuomo signed off on a bill allowing raffle tickets to be sold over the internet, and for charities to accept payment for these games by credit and debit cards. The... 

UK iGambling Sector Dominates Industry in 2017
Written by B. Solomon | Wednesday, December 27th, 2017

In November, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) released its latest report covering the period from April 2016 to March 2017, with the industry generating a whopping £13.7 billion over the 12 months, up by 1.5% year-on-year. One of the biggest revelations of the... 

Partypoker Makes Huge Strides Forward in 2017
Written by S. Taylor | Wednesday, December 27th, 2017

Launched in 2001, Partypoker subsequently grew to become the world’s largest online poker room by 2006 until it was forced to quit the US market that year after the country passed its Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA). The following years... 

Martin Jacobson Becomes an 888poker Ambassador
Written by M. Rhodes | Wednesday, December 27th, 2017

Over the holiday period, 888Poker took the opportunity to announce that its latest recruit to join the site as a brand ambassador was none other than the 2014 WSOP Main Event champion Martin Jacobson. Sweden’s all-time money earner now joins an impressive... 

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