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Atlantic Club Casino Entrance Collapses
Written by A. Mitchell | Friday, September 29th, 2017

The Atlantic Club Casino Hotel shut its doors for business on January 13, 2014, with the deserted building obviously having falled into decay after part of the ceiling in its entrance lobby collapsed, potentially posing a threat to public safety. Fortunately, the... 

Bryan Huang Wins WPT Korea High Roller for $48,719
Written by S. Taylor | Friday, September 29th, 2017

The WPT Korea got underway at the Paradise Grand Casino on Jeju Island situated off the southern coast of the Korean Peninsula this week, with a number of events featured at the series. One of then was the WPT Korea High Roller, which cost KRW 6 million ($5,247)... 

Paddy Power Betfair Calls for Reduced £10 per Spin FOBTs
Written by A. Mitchell | Friday, September 29th, 2017

Since the Labour Party allowed the introduction of glorified fruit machines called fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) into gambling establishments across the UK in the 1990’s, the chorus of voices calling out for them to be reigned in has grown stronger... 

Labour Party Concerned with Problem Gambling Levels in the UK
Written by B. Solomon | Thursday, September 28th, 2017

The Conservatives Party may have legitimized gambling in the UK with the introduction of the National Lottery in 1994, but it was the Labour Party which took matters to a whole new level after deregulating the gambling industry with its Gambling Act of 2005. This... 

Hawaii Cracks Down on Illegal Gambling Dens
Written by B. Solomon | Thursday, September 28th, 2017

Utah and Hawaii are the only two US states in which any form of gambling is strictly forbidden, with the latter currently in the middle of an anti-gambling clampdown which has seen 35 people arrested on gambling-related charges over the past few months. Leaving... 

Steven Van Zadelhoff Claims 2017 WCOOP Main Event Title
Written by S. Taylor | Thursday, September 28th, 2017

The 2017 World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) is now in the bag, with 2,183 players having entered its $5,200 NLHE Main Event to create a huge prize pool of $10,915,000. At the end of three days of action, it was then Dutch pro Steven Van Zadelhoff who successfully... 

MGM National Harbor and the Graveyard Next Door
Written by A. Mitchell | Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

In December, 2016, the MGM National Harbor opened in Maryland, with the $1.4 billion integrated casino resort proving a huge hit amongst locals, as well as out-of-state visitors. Despite its plush appearance, one eerie sight a few yards away from the casino’s... 

The Strange Case of Pennsylvania’s Multiple Lottery Winners
Written by A. Mitchell | Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

The Pennsylvania state lottery has got statisticians baffled, with the number of multiple ticket winners far in excess of any reasonable predictions for the game. Interestingly, the story seems to have first been picked up by Pennsylvania news source, PennLive.com,... 

Nick Pupillo Triumphs at WSOPC Thunder Valley for $170k
Written by S. Taylor | Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

Nick Pupillo has won the WSOP Circuit Thunder Valley, after besting a field of 528 players, including Dann Turner heads-up, to capture the title, and a first place prize worth $170,286. Following a victory which pushes his live earnings to $1,317,356, of which... 

California Internet Poker Efforts Over for 2017
Written by B. Solomon | Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

After an initial flurry of activity at the start of 2017, any hopes that California might soon become the fourth US state to legalize online poker in the country soon faltered by April as disparate parties proved unable to bridge their differences. Little has been...