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Tony G Now Made Persona Non Grata in Russia
Written by M. Rhodes | Friday, March 31st, 2017

For the past week, the partypoker Million Sochi has been running at the Sochi Casino and Resort in Russia, with its showcase Main Event attracting an impressive 1,170 players. One player who isn’t taking part, though, even if he could have taken time off... 

Will Berry Triumphs at WSOPC Tulsa for $180,806
Written by S. Taylor | Friday, March 31st, 2017

The World Series of Poker Circuit was held at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Oklahoma, with the popular tour culminating in its $1,675 buy-in Main Event. The tournament subsequently managed to attract a field of 574 players to create a prize pool of $861,000,... 

Poker Tweets: Pros Venting Their Frustrations!
Written by M. Rhodes | Friday, March 31st, 2017

Here are a selection of some of the top tweets coming from your favorite pros over the past week, starting with Phil Hellmuth who apparently drank too much recently and gave his twitter fans a little glimpse into his rock legend lifestyle. Phil Hellmuth (photo) “Face... 

888 Holdings Revenue Jump 18% to $521M in 2016
Written by B. Solomon | Friday, March 31st, 2017

This month, the world’s two biggest poker operators released their full year earnings for 2016, with Amaya generating $1.16 billion in revenues and $135.6 million in profits for the year, and 888 Holdings reporting revenues of $520.8 million and profits of... 

North Korea Seeking Investment for Gambling Cruise
Written by S. Taylor | Friday, March 31st, 2017

North Korea is looking to raise much-needed funds for its cash-strapped economy by encouraging foreigners to invest in an international casino cruise liner, which would then take tourists around Southeast Asia, as well as sailing to Vladivostok in eastern Russia. Located... 

PokerStars Responds to Criticism over PSC Panama
Written by A. Mitchell | Friday, March 31st, 2017

A number of high-profile pros have expressed their dissatisfaction over the recent PokerStars Championship (PSC) which was held at the Sortis Hotel, Spa & Casino in Panama City. While Bryn Kenney complained that PokerStars ended up paying 20% of the field instead... 

Abraham Korotki Wins 2017 WSOPC Harrah’s Atlantic City
Written by S. Taylor | Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Abraham Korotki has won the 2017 WSOP Circuit Harrah’s Atlantic City, after besting a field of 341 players over three days on his way to capturing the title, and its $117,645 first place prize. Back in 2006, Korotki won the $10k WSOPC Atlantic City Championship... 

Amaya Revenues Up 8% to $1.15BN in 2016
Written by B. Solomon | Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Amaya Inc has released its full year earnings, revealing record revenues of $1.15 billion for the whole of 2016, up by 8% compared to the $1.07 billion that was collected in 2015. From that tally, adjusted net earnings soared by 26% to $366.7 million, while the... 

Mississippi Casino Revenues Plummet 10% in February
Written by B. Solomon | Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

In 2016, Mississippi’s casino market ended a seven-year slump by posting a slight 1% revenue increase to $2.12 billion compared to the previous year. However, 2017 has gotten off to a shakier stars, and after tumbling 7% in January, the state’s coastal... 

Kenneth Smaron Wins 2017 PCS Panama Main Event
Written by S. Taylor | Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Latest stop on the PokerStars Championship tour was the Sortis Hotel, Spa & Casino in Panama City, with its $5,300 Main Event attracting 366 entries to create a prize pool of $1,775,100. One week of action later, and the tournament was eventually won by US...