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Denmark’s Gambling Industry Soars to New Heights in Q2
Written by B. Solomon | Friday, September 22nd, 2017

In 2012, Denmark’s gambling market transformed from being a monopoly run by state-owned operator Danske Spil to a regulated, licensed model open to foreign companies. Over the past few years, Denmark’s gambling industry has subsequently gone from strength... 

PokerStars and Usain Bolt Promoting World’s Fastest Poker Variant
Written by M. Rhodes | Friday, September 22nd, 2017

Back in June, Usain Bolt and PokerStars announced that they had teamed up to help promote the game of poker around the globe. In August, PokerStars then rolled out its first celebrity branded game called Zoom Usain Bolt Edition to honor the celebrated 8-time Olympic... 

Mississippi Casinos Generate $168M in August
Written by B. Solomon | Friday, September 22nd, 2017

Mississippi’s casinos generated revenue of $168 million in August, lower by 2% versus the $171 million collected in the same month last year, according to the latest figures released by the Mississippi Department of Revenue. The statistics do not include... 

German Pros Showcase Their Skills at Poker Masters Series
Written by M. Rhodes | Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Over the years, Germany has produced some of the greatest poker players of the modern era, including Fedor Holz who currently sits atop the country’s ‘All Time Money List’ with $23,904,887 in winnings, and in 2011 it was a German player, Pius... 

Alex Greenblatt Wins HPT Golden Gates for $180k
Written by S. Taylor | Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Latest stop on the Heartland Poker Tour was the Golden Gates Casino & Poker Parlour in Black Hawk, Colorado, with 542 players entering its $1,650 Main Event last Wednesday to create a prize pool of $796,740. On Monday, a champion was then crowned with Alexander... 

Negreanu and Hellmuth in Poker Masters Twitter War
Written by M. Rhodes | Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Daniel Negreanu bet on himself winning a purple jacket at the inaugural Poker Masters Series, but that honor has already gone to German pro Steffen Sontheimer, who has cashed at three tournaments (1st, 4th, and 5th) in the competition for $1,221,000, and now reached... 

Kentucky Lawmakers Propose Casino Expansion Option
Written by B. Solomon | Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Outside of the state lottery and parimutuel betting at racetracks, all other forms of gambling are banned in Kentucky. However, faced with a budget shortfall of more than $33 billion that is needed to pay its retired public employees, the Bluegrass State has desperately... 

Atlantic City Tourism On The Rise
Written by B. Solomon | Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Not only have Atlantic City’s casinos benefitted from the closure of the Trump Taj Mahal in October of 2016, but the seven remaining operators have also helped increase the number of new visitors travelling to the to the east coast beachfront resort. As a... 

Kyle Cartwright Captures 3rd WSOPC Main Event Title
Written by S. Taylor | Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

The 2017 WSOP Circuit IP Biloxi took place in Mississippi, with 343 players entering its $1,675 Main Event to create a prize pool worth $514,500. At the end of four days of intense action, it was perennial winner Kyle Cartwright who would eventually best the field... 

Greektown Casino To Get New Signage on Sep 30th
Written by B. Solomon | Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

The city of Detroit boasts three commercial casinos, one of which is the Greektown Casino-Hotel that opened for business back in 2000. The venue was subsequently bought by Rock Gaming in 2013, with its owner, Dan Gilbert, since renaming Rock Gaming LLC to Jack...