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Nevada Gambling Revenue up 7.5% to $991M in March
Written by B. Solomon | Friday, April 28th, 2017

The Nevada Gaming Control Board has released its gambling figures for March, revealing an impressive 7.5% rise in revenue to $991 million compared to the same month in 2016, with $80 million subsequently collected by way of taxes. As a result, gambling revenues... 

Dzmitry Urbanovich becomes Partypoker Sponsored Pro
Written by M. Rhodes | Friday, April 28th, 2017

Poland may be in all the gambling news at the moment as international operators flee from the country’s exorbitant new tax rates, but one of the eastern European nation’s residents, Dzmitry Urbanovich, has put Poland back into a more positive gambling... 

Spanish iGambling Revenue Soars 33% in Q4 2016
Written by B. Solomon | Friday, April 28th, 2017

The Spanish regulated internet gambling market ended 2016 on a high, with gross gambling revenue soaring by 32.6% to €125.7 million in Q4 compared to the same period a year earlier. Furthermore, the amount wagered online was also up by an impressive 19.9% to... 

Salomon Ponte Turfed Out of Poker Night in America
Written by M. Rhodes | Thursday, April 27th, 2017

On Saturday night, Poker Night in America aired its $25/$50 NLHE cash game on the CBS Sports Network, with the players gathered at the Choctaw Casino in Durant including Shaun Deeb, Brandon Cantu and Doug Polk. Also taking part in the big game was controversial... 

Casino Slot Machine Allocation Declines 21% Since 2007
Written by A. Mitchell | Thursday, April 27th, 2017

Traditionally, slot machines have been the bread and butter of the casino industry, and have helped generate a whopping 85% of a their revenues throughout the year. Major developments are currently afoot, however, and according to a recent report released by Carlo... 

Online Gambling Operators Continue Polish Exodus
Written by B. Solomon | Thursday, April 27th, 2017

Poland launched its newly regulated online poker market on April 1st, but rather than setting an attractive stage for international operators to offer their products, these companies have instead begun exiting the country’s unattractive business environment... 

Vanessa Truong Claims WSOPC Cherokee Title for $318k
Written by A. Mitchell | Thursday, April 27th, 2017

The WSOP Circuit Cherokee Main Event was held at Harrah’s Cherokee casino in North Carolina, with 1,164 players attending the $1,675 buy-in tournament to create a prize pool worth $1,746,000. Following a weekend full of table action, it was Vietnam born Vanessa... 

Las Vegas Poker Rooms Continue Steady Decline
Written by B. Solomon | Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

Poker rooms situated along the Las Vegas Strip have been steadily declining over the past few years, with the latest venue to shut shop being the Monte Carlo poker room. The eight-table poker room now joins a list of recently shuttered venues that includes the... 

Shawn Busse Wins 2017 CPPT Ocean’s 11 San Diego for $49k
Written by S. Taylor | Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

Shawn Busse has won the $250 buy-in Card Player Poker Tour Ocean’s 11 San Diego Classic, after overcoming a field of 920 players on his way to lifting the title, and collecting the tournament’s $48,910 first place prize. Furthermore, Shawn Busse took... 

Rannvijay Singha Becomes the Spartan Poker Ambassador
Written by M. Rhodes | Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

One of India’s most popular television presenters, Rannvijay Singha, has just been appointed as the very first brand ambassador of online poker website The Spartan Poker. Like many people across the vast sub-continent, the 34 year-old Mumbai resident is an...