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Illegal Sports Operators Facing Up To 5 Years Behind Bars
Written by B. Solomon | Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

Following a federal investigation into illegal gambling in Wichita, Danny Chapman, 67 and Daven Flax, 46, have now pleaded guilty to a range of charges, including running an illegal sports bookmaking business via online gambling sites in Costa Rica. As a result,... 

Jason Strasser Wins WSOPC Choctaw Main Event for $332k
Written by A. Mitchell | Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

The 2018 WSOP Circuit Choctaw Durant Main Event took place in Oklahoma, with 1,249 players stumping up $1,675 a piece to create a prize pool of $1,873,500. Three days of action later, and Jason Strasser managed to triumph over his fellow competitors, including... 

French and Spanish Players Now Combined on PokerStars
Written by B. Solomon | Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

On Tuesday, January 16th, Europe’s long-awaited poker liquidity agreement began the first phase of its operation after PokerStars became the first licensed poker site to officially start sharing players from France and Spain. Following the news, Alex Dreyfus,... 

Philippines Mulls Entry Fee Charge at Casinos
Written by B. Solomon | Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

Gamblers visiting casinos based in the Philippines may soon be charged an admission fee if the government decides to heed the recommendations set forth by the National Tax Research Center (NTRC) in its recent report. Furthermore, the charge would apply to both... 

New Jersey Casinos Up 2.2% to $2.66Bn in 2017
Written by B. Solomon | Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

For a decade Atlantic City’s casino market was stuck in the doldrums until it managed to reverse the downturn in 2016 after posting a 1.5% increase in revenues to $2.6 billion. According to the latest results, 2017 has proved to be another positive year for... 

Maria Lampropulos Makes History at 2018 PCA Main Event
Written by A. Mitchell | Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

Argentine-Greek poker pro Maria Lampropulos has become the first female player to take down the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) Main Event, after besting a field of 582 players over six days on her way to capturing the title, and a huge first place prize worth... 

RAWA Advocates Send Another Letter to US Department of Justice
Written by B. Solomon | Monday, January 15th, 2018

Politicians lobbying in favor of the Restoration of America’s Wire Act (RAWA) have followed up on the letter they sent to the US Department of Justice on November 21st by penning a similar letter to US Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. Once again, the lobbyists... 

GVC Holdings Posts Record Growth in Q4 of 2017
Written by B. Solomon | Monday, January 15th, 2018

GVC Holdings is in the midst of finalizing a takeover of rival gambling firm Ladbrokes Coral, and ahead of the proposed £4 billion ($5.33bn) deal the company has released its fourth quarter result showing an impressive 21% increase in net gaming revenue (NGR)... 

Chris Kruk Books Win at PCA $25,000 High Roller for $836k
Written by S. Taylor | Monday, January 15th, 2018

Christopher Kruk has won the 2018 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) $25,000 High Roller, after outlasting a field of 144 players over three days on his way to lifting the title, and claiming the biggest score of his career worth $836,350. Following a victory... 

Next States to Legalize Online Gambling in the US?
Written by B. Solomon | Friday, January 12th, 2018

In 2017, Pennsylvania became only the fourth US state to legalize online gambling since Nevada, Delaware and New Jersey did so in 2013. This year, however, a number of states may be encouraged by the good news to adopt legislation of their own, with the next most...