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Adrian Mateos Wins Caribbean Poker Event for $250k
Written by A. Mitchell | Thursday, November 30th, 2017

The 2017 Caribbean Poker Party Festival took place at the Meliá Caribe Tropical casino in Punta Cana from November 17-25, and featured five events, including the $5,300 Millions Finale. A total of 215 players subsequently paid the buy-in fee to create a prize... 

Bellagio Poker Room Cashier Robbed by Lone Gunman
Written by A. Mitchell | Thursday, November 30th, 2017

On Tuesday at around 3:37 p.m., the Bellagio in Las Vegas became the target of a robbery after a lone armed man walked up to the casino’s poker room cashier cage and demanded cash. The suspect subsequently managed to flee the scene in a silver Chevrolet Cruze,... 

Which US States Likely to Legalize Online Poker in 2018?
Written by B. Solomon | Thursday, November 30th, 2017

There was an Olympics sized gap between Delaware, Nevada and New Jersey legalizing online gambling in their states, and Pennsylvania finally following suit and signing an online gambling bill into law last month. October also saw an online poker player liquidity... 

Ulrich Pauls Wins PSFEST Hamburg for €106k
Written by S. Taylor | Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

The PokerStars Festival Hamburg took place at the Casino Schenefeld in Germany from November 17-26, during which time 2,609 players from around the world managed to secure a share of its €1,170,138 ($1,394,629) prize pool. Needless to say, the €1,100 PokerStars... 

Graham and Feinstein Urge DOJ To Change Online Gambling Stance
Written by B. Solomon | Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

October proved to be one of the best months as far as US online poker is concerned, with first New Jersey agreeing to join Nevada and Delaware’s player sharing compact, followed by the Pennsylvania legislature finally passing a landmark bill allowing online... 

Delaware iPoker Revenue Just $15,117 in October
Written by B. Solomon | Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

In October, the First State’s casino market generated $209,745 in revenue, according to the latest results released by the Delaware Lottery. From that tally, slot machines brought in the lion’s share of business worth $139,234, up by 46% year-over-year,... 

Darren Elias Wins Borgata Championship for $293k
Written by S. Taylor | Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

This week, the Borgata Championship Main Event took place at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, with 473 players entering the $2,700 tournament to create a prize pool worth $1,147,025. Five days later, and Darren Elias managed to overcome the... 

Singapore Casino Market Forecast to Grow in 2018
Written by B. Solomon | Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

Singapore’s two casinos are expected to see their businesses grow in 2018, with their gross gaming revenue (GGR) driven higher by continued growth in visitor arrivals. This is the latest assessment of the Southeast Asian country’s gambling market by Fitch,... 

Mystery Poker Player Retires $7.4M Richer after 5 Years Online
Written by M. Rhodes | Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

A player known only as “cumicon” has been a regular on the online poker scene since January 1, 2013 and by this month his cash game earnings had risen to an incredible $7.4 million. Even his winnings stayed unknown over the years, though, and the only... 

Sam Greenwood Enjoys Glorious 2017 Caribbean Poker Party Festival
Written by M. Rhodes | Monday, November 27th, 2017

The 2017 Caribbean Poker Party Festival recently took place at the Meliá Caribe Tropical in the Dominican Republic, with its $5,300 Main Event attracting 1,061 players to create a prize pool worth $5,032,050. After six days of intense action, it was then perennial...