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Shaun Deeb Wins $260 Capital Region Classic for $37k
Written by S. Taylor | Thursday, August 31st, 2017

The US-based TV Show called Poker Night in America (PNIA) headed to the Rivers Casino & Resort in New York recently, with one of the events held having been the $260 Capital Region Classic NLH $100,000 Guaranteed tournament. As well as helping to comment on... 

Fontainebleau Resort Sold for Huge Profit after 7 Years
Written by B. Solomon | Thursday, August 31st, 2017

Construction on the $2.9 billion Fontainebleau Resort Las Vegas was halted after just two years in 2009 when the development went into bankruptcy. The following year, Icahn Enterprises L.P. subsequently snapped up the property for $148 million, and having sat on... 

Nevada Casino Revenue Down 1.7% to $998M in July
Written by B. Solomon | Thursday, August 31st, 2017

Nevada’s casino market generated revenue of $998 million in July, representing a 1.7% fall compared to the same month in 2016, with earnings on the Las Vegas Strip dropping by 7.7% to $565.6 million. Accounting for much of the decline was lower baccarat winnings,... 

Hakim Zoufri Wins 2017 WSOPC Rotterdam High Roller
Written by S. Taylor | Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

Hakim Zoufri has won the €3,500 WSOP International Circuit Rotterdam High Roller, after besting a field of 65 players over two days on his way to claiming the title, and a first place prize of €69,888. As a result, the Dutch player now joins a line up of past... 

RIP Rachel Kranz: 1955-2017
Written by M. Rhodes | Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

On August 28th, Rachel Kranz sadly passed away at the age of 62 after suffering from cancer. While Kranz was a well-known playwright and journalist, whose books include numerous bestsellers, she was also a much-loved member of the poker community who would often... 

James Packer Having a Quiet 50th Birthday
Written by M. Rhodes | Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

On September 8th, James Packer turns 50 years old, but the casino mogul is unlikely to be making a big fuss about his milestone birthday, and is expected to plump for one of his traditionally quiet birthday celebrations, instead. According to sources near to the... 

Jeremy Meacham Wins WSOPC Foxwoods for $156k
Written by S. Taylor | Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

The WSOP Circuit Foxwoods Main Event was held in Mashantucket, Connecticut, with a total of 486 players paying $1,675 each to create a prize pool of $729,000. In the end, the tournament was eventually won by Jeremy Meacham, who defeated Sean Thomson heads-up, to... 

Poker Tweets: Mayweather Victory!
Written by M. Rhodes | Monday, August 28th, 2017

On Saturday night, the “Money Fight” of the century took place between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor in Las Vegas, with Mayweather eventually beating his opponent in the 10th round to officially retire after an incredible 21 years undefeated. Needless... 

Mayweather Fight Nets Big Score for High-Stakes Community
Written by B. Solomon | Monday, August 28th, 2017

At the weekend, Floyd Mayweather beat Conor McGregor to cap off a flawless boxing career consisting of 50 wins and no defeats, with his winning streak dating back to his first professional fight in 1996. The contest, which was held at the T-Mobile Arena in Las... 

Sebastian Sorensson Wins PSC Barcelona Main Event
Written by S. Taylor | Monday, August 28th, 2017

Sebastian Sorensson has won the 2017 PokerStars Championship (PSC) Barcelona €5,300 Main Event, after besting a field of 1,682 players over a one week period to lift the title, and its first place prize worth €987,043 ($1,176,901). The Swedish player, who works... 

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