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NJ Lottery High Card Poker Game Scrapped
Written by S. Taylor | Friday, August 18th, 2017

After just three days on the market, the New Jersey Lottery’s latest scratch card game called ‘High Card Poker’ has been scrapped following a controversial misunderstanding in which a player who thought he had won $150,000 ended up with just a... 

500 Club Card Room Shut in California
Written by B. Solomon | Friday, August 18th, 2017

The Bureau of Gambling Control (BGC) has temporarily shut down the 500 Club card room located in Clovis, California, after apparently discovering that it did not have enough funds to cover all the chips used at the 12-table poker room. News of the development was... 

Harry Arutyunyan Wins WSOPC Cherokee for $283k
Written by S. Taylor | Thursday, August 17th, 2017

The WSOP Circuit Cherokee featured twelve official tournaments, with 1,022 players entering its $1,675 Main Event to create a prize pool of $1,553,000. Following three days of play, the competition was eventually won on Sunday by Harut Arutyunyan, who collected... 

PokerStars Caribbean Adventure to Return in 2018
Written by A. Mitchell | Thursday, August 17th, 2017

This year, PokerStars decided to consolidate and rebrand its European Poker Tour and other regional tours into one of two live tournament tours, namely the PokerStars Championship and the PokerStars Festivals. One of the major casualties of the overhaul was the... 

2026 FIFA World Cup Coming to Las Vegas?
Written by A. Mitchell | Thursday, August 17th, 2017

Las Vegas is currently one of 44 cities across the United States, Mexico and Canada that are being considered as possible sites to host the 2026 World Cup. The United Bid Committee, a federation representing these three countries, has now asked a number of specific... 

Jay Lee Victorious at 2017 WPT Choctaw Main Event
Written by B. Solomon | Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

The WPT Choctaw $3,700 Main Event took place in Durant, Oklahoma, with 924 players taking part in the tournament to create a prize pool worth $3,121,980. Five days of action later, and it was Jay Lee who successfully managed to overcome the field, including Jeb... 

BERRI SWEET and Isildur1 Winning Big at PokerStars
Written by M. Rhodes | Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

The high stakes cash game action on PokerStars has been hotting up of late, with those players making the most of the action being Swedish pro Viktor ‘Isildur1’ Blom, and an unknown player called BERRI SWEET. On the other side of the coin, however, Dani ‘supernova9’... 

Martin Kozlov Wins SHRPO Championship for $754,083
Written by S. Taylor | Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Australia’s Martin Kozlov has just won the biggest score of his professional career, after taking down the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open $5,250 Championship for $754,083. As a result of his latest score, the Australian pro now boasts $2,680,977 in live earnings,... 

New Jersey Casinos Down 2.7% to $268M in July
Written by B. Solomon | Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (NJDGE) has released its latest results for July, revealing a 2.7% fall in revenue to $267.8 million versus the $275.2 million collected in the same month last year. When the now shut Taj Mahal is taken out of the equation,... 

Maloof Brothers Place $880k Bet on Mayweather Fight
Written by M. Rhodes | Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

On Saturday 26th August, Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor will meet in one of the most eagerly anticipated fights in a decade, with the boxing match taking place at the T-Mobile Arena on the Las Vegas Strip. Ahead of the big fight, the bookies have been busy...