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Winfil Casino Falls Foul of Brazilian Gambling Laws
Written by A. Mitchell | Friday, November 24th, 2017

Brazil has had a casino ban in place for the past seven decades, although lawmakers in the country have seriously been exploring the possibility of overturning the law in order to raise money for government coffers. In the meantime, Winfil casino took the bold... 

Chris Hunichen Wins partypoker Super High Roller in Punta Cana
Written by S. Taylor | Friday, November 24th, 2017

Chris Hunichen has won the Caribbean Poker Party Festival Super High Roller, after besting a field of 43 players over three days on his way to claiming the title, and a first place prize of $400,000. Following the biggest score of his professional career, the US... 

Brazil’s Online Gambling Estimated at $2.1 Billion per Year
Written by B. Solomon | Friday, November 24th, 2017

Brazil has had a casino gambling ban in place for the past 70-years, but recently the country has been exploring the possibility of legalizing the industry in order to raise much-needed tax revenues, and help plug the country’s budget deficit. Meanwhile, Brazil... 

US Casinos Generate $3.4BN In September
Written by B. Solomon | Friday, November 24th, 2017

In September, the USA’s commercial casinos generated $3.4 billion in revenue, up by 2.8% compared to the same month in 2016, according to the latest report released by the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Back in 1988, the country’s casino market consisted... 

Van Zadelhoff and Slotboom Elected to Dutch Poker Hall of Fame
Written by B. Solomon | Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

The Master Classics of Poker is currently taking place at the Holland Casino in Amsterdam, and on the sideline of the series, Rolf Slotboom and Steven Van Zadelhoff have been honored with an entry into the Dutch Poker Hall of Fame. In attendance at the ceremony... 

Mexico’s Fernando Galvan Wins 2017 WSOPC Planet Hollywood
Written by S. Taylor | Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

Last weekend, the WSOP Circuit Planet Hollywood Main Event took place in Las Vegas, with the $1,675 buy-in tournament attracting 845 players to create a prize pool worth $1,267,500. Three days later, and Mexico’s Fernando Galvan managed to overcome the huge... 

Trump Plaza Demolition to Cost $13.2M
Written by B. Solomon | Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

Carl Icahn, the billionaire investor who last year bought the shuttered Trump Plaza in Atlantic City, has now received preliminary approval by the New Jersey Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) for a $5.6 million payment towards the $13.2 million cost... 

Floyd Mayweather Now Promoting Wild Poker App
Written by M. Rhodes | Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

Floyd Mayweather, one of the world’s most famous athletes, has decided to thrown his weight behind a popular mobile game called Wild Poker. The undefeated champion, who hung up his boxing gloves in August after defeating Conor McGregor, has now signed a six-figure... 

Rich Bai Wins 2017 MSPT Wisconsin for $139k
Written by B. Solomon | Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

Last Friday, the Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) Wisconsin got underway at the Potawatomi Casino in Milwaukee, the Badger State’s largest city, with 701 entries helping to create a prize pool $478,470 above its $200,000 guarantee. By Sunday night, Richard Bai... 

Matt Kirk Becomes CoinPoker Ambassador
Written by M. Rhodes | Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

Matt Kirk has been in the news for a few weeks now over his high-profile court case against King’s Casino owner Leon Tsoukernik. In the meantime, the Australian poker pro has made the headlines this week for all together more amiable reasons, namely his being...