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Best Poker Tweets: WSOP Runner-Up Savaged by Grandma!
Written by M. Rhodes | Monday, July 31st, 2017

Just over a week ago, Scott Blumstein defeated fellow US player Daniel Ott (photo) heads-up to claim the 2017 WSOP Main Event title for $8.15 million. While Ott still collected a massive $4.7 million for his runner-up finish, it turns out one of his harshest critics... 

Matthew Vignali Triumphs at MSPT Potawatomi
Written by S. Taylor | Monday, July 31st, 2017

The Mid-States Poker Tour’s (MSPT) latest stop was the Potawatomi Hotel & Casino in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with a state record of 1,658 players attending the $350 buy-in tournament to create a prize pool worth $481,478. Following three starting days, the... 

Nevada Casino Revenue Up 0.9% to $894M in June
Written by B. Solomon | Monday, July 31st, 2017

Nevada’s casinos generated revenue of $895.4 million in June, representing a 0.9% improvement over the same month in 2016, according to the latest financial results released by the Nevada Gaming Control Board. As well as marking four consecutive months of... 

English Premier League Shirt Sponsorship Hits Record £281.8M
Written by A. Mitchell | Friday, July 28th, 2017

In 2010-11, the English Premier League’s shirt sponsorships deals attracted a combined £100.45 million in investments, but since then the numbers have trebled, reaching £281.8 million ($368m) for the upcoming 2017/18 season. Not only is that figure up by... 

German Pro Steffen Sontheimer Is On Fire!
Written by M. Rhodes | Friday, July 28th, 2017

German pro Steffen Sontheimer cashed in at his first live tournament back in 2015, but this year his results have really taken off after amassing $2,860,664 in winnings, accounting for all but around half a million dollars of his total career earnings. In April,... 

Spanish Online Gambling Up 22.6% to €121.3M in Q2
Written by B. Solomon | Friday, July 28th, 2017

The Spanish online gambling market generated online gambling revenue of €121.3 million for Q2 of 2017, marking a 22.6% improvement compared to the same quarter of 2016. Compared to the previous quarter, however, revenue actually fell by 4.5%, according to the... 

France’s Online Sports Revenue Hits Record €111M in Q2
Written by B. Solomon | Thursday, July 27th, 2017

This week, French gambling regulator ARJEL released its latest results for the second quarter of 2017 ending June 30th, and after generating 16% more revenues in Q1 at €94 million, the sector has continued to soar, this time with revenue higher by 22% to €111... 

Malaysia’s Aik Chuan Wins Back-to-Back APT Main Events
Written by M. Rhodes | Thursday, July 27th, 2017

Aik Chuan has become the first player in the history of the Asian Poker Tour (APT) to win back-to-back main events. As a result of his two victories, which have boosted his career earnings by $34,550 to $239,472, the Malaysian poker player stated: “Even if... 

Viktor Blom Profits Hit $3.44M at PokerStars
Written by M. Rhodes | Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

Before the 2017 WSOP got underway in May, Swedish high-stakes pro Viktor Blom was on a year and a half  losing/break-even streak in which his winnings at PokerStars had roughly been halved since their October 2015 peak of $3.25 million. Each year, however, Blom... 

Maurice Hawkins Being Sued Over Backing Deal
Written by M. Rhodes | Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

Maurice Hawkins, a Florida pro with 10 WSOP Circuit rings and $2,881,691 in tournament earnings to his name, is currently being sued by Tallahassee attorney Hal Lewis for $22,788, which he claims is owed to him because of a staking deal agreed by the two men in...