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Record €2 million Poker Hand Played at Triton Poker Series
Written by M. Rhodes | Friday, May 18th, 2018

The Triton Poker High Roller Series, created by Malaysian businessman Richard Yong, features some of the biggest tournaments in the world and each year holds events in Macau, the Philippines and Montenegro. $2.5M Main Event Top Prize Last year, for instance, Germany’s... 

UK Bookmakers Decry FOBTs Maximum Stake Reduction to £2
Written by B. Solomon | Friday, May 18th, 2018

Following a year of deliberation, the UK government has announced its decision to slash the maximum stake that gamblers can wager on fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) from £100 to just £2. Needless to say, this has has been greeted with consternation by many... 

Ohio Casino Revenue Up 1% to $71.8m in April
Written by B. Solomon | Thursday, May 17th, 2018

The Ohio Casino Control Commission has released its gambling results for April, with the state’s four casinos collecting $71.8 million last month, up by almost 1% compared to the prior year. Meanwhile, the Buckeye State’s seven racinos fared considerably... 

Reactions To Landmark Sports Betting Decision
Written by B. Solomon | Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

The US Supreme Court’s ruling to allow individual states to decide whether or not to permit sports betting to take place within their borders will obviously have a profound impact on the nation of 326 million people. Its hardly surprising therefore that since... 

Valentin Vornicu Wins Record 12th WSOP Circuit Title
Written by A. Mitchell | Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

Valentin Vornicu, has extended his lead over Maurice Hawkins as the World Series of Poker Circuit’s top title holder after winning a 12th ring at the WSOPC Harrah’s New Orleans $365 No Limit Hold’em event. Furthermore, Vornicu’s latest victory... 

Can Online Poker Piggyback Sports Betting Legislation?
Written by B. Solomon | Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

On Monday, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) overturned a 1992 federal law limiting sports betting to just Nevada and three other states, leading to a buzz of excitement over the development by sports leagues and casinos. Online gambling operators,... 

New Jersey iGaming Market Posts Second-Highest Month in April
Written by B. Solomon | Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

In April, New Jersey’s online gambling market saw its revenue rise by 10.6% to $23 million versus the same month in 2017, with the amount posted second only to the record $25.6 million collected in March 2018. As a result, the Garden State has now generated $92.5... 

US Supreme Court Rules Federal Sports Betting Ban Unconstitutional
Written by B. Solomon | Monday, May 14th, 2018

On Monday, May 14th, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a federal act that for more than two decades has limited sports betting to just a handful of states in the country. As a result, individual states can now officially launch legal sports betting industries of... 

Phil Ivey Takes Down Short Deck Event in Montenegro for $605k
Written by S. Taylor | Monday, May 14th, 2018

Phil Ivey may not be a regular on the tournament scene anymore, preferring instead to devote his time to playing high stakes cash games in Asia, but when the former world number one does get round to entering a live tourney he continues to represent a huge threat... 

Stars Aligning For Online Gambling in Michigan
Written by B. Solomon | Monday, May 14th, 2018

Last year, Michigan’s efforts to push through online poker legislation ground to a halt after a bill (HB 4926) introduced by Rep. Brandt Iden got stuck in the House Regulatory Reform Committee. It appears that the bill has now been given a new lease of life,... 

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