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Sam Washburn Claims WSOPC Horseshoe Tunica Title for $188k
Written by A. Mitchell | Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

Sam Washburn has taken down the WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Tunica Main Event after overcoming a field of 597 players over four days, including a stacked final table, to claim its first place prize worth $188,068. Commenting after his impressive victory, the 57-year-old... 

Ocean Resort and Hard Rock Apply for NJ iGambling Licences
Written by S. Taylor | Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

New Jersey, the USA’s biggest regulated online gambling market, currently has 23 internet gambling sites approved and granted licences by its Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE). However, that number is set to increase further this year after Atlantic City’s... 

Negreanu Feeling Confident Ahead of 2018 US Poker Open
Written by A. Mitchell | Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

Last year, the Poker Masters created a great deal of excitement amongst both players and fans alike as some of the world’s best pros battled it out at the high-stakes tournament series. In the end, the purple jacket was eventually claimed by German pro Steffen... 

Abdul Amer Triumphs at 2018 MSPT Cleveland Poker Open
Written by S. Taylor | Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

Last Thursday, the Jack Cleveland Casino in Ohio hosted the MSPT Cleveland Poker Open, with 581 players entering its $1,100 Main Event to create a prize pool of $563,570. On Sunday night, it was then Abdul-Ragun Amer who would eventually triumph over the his fellow... 

Dispute Over Smoking Ban’s Impact on Illinois Casinos
Written by B. Solomon | Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

A decade after Illinois introduced its smoking ban at commercial casinos across the state, the Tobacco Control journal, which reviews the health consequences of tobacco use, has released a study stating that Illinois’s gambling venues have suffered no negative... 

St. Louis Casino Revenue up 1.2% to $1.025BN in 2017
Written by B. Solomon | Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

St. Louis launched its casino market back in 1994, and currently consists of six riverboat casinos, or just under half of the 13 casinos spread out across the state of Missouri. In 2017, its casino market subsequently generated $1.025 billion in revenues, or 1.2%... 

Philipp Gruissem Becomes Latest Partypoker Ambassador
Written by M. Rhodes | Monday, January 29th, 2018

The poker headlines may have been packed with news of a number of high-profile players parting ways with PokerStars this month, but the opposite could be said of partypoker which continues to regularly add new recruits to its roster of sponsored pros. Following... 

New York iPoker Bill Clears Senate Committee
Written by B. Solomon | Monday, January 29th, 2018

For the third time in three years, the New York State Senate Committee has approved Senate Bill 3898, a piece of legislation introduced by State Senator John Bonacic and designed to permit online poker products to be offered in New York State. The regulatory bill... 

Ben Lamb and Sam Greenwood Win Titles at 2018 Aussie Millions
Written by A. Mitchell | Monday, January 29th, 2018

On January 17th, the Aussie Millions Poker Championship got underway at the Crown Casino in Melbourne, with the hugely popular tournament series featuring 26 events throughout its twenty day run which concludes on February 5th. Last Friday, the $25,000 NLHE Challenge... 

Bertrand Grospellier Parts Ways With PokerStars
Written by M. Rhodes | Saturday, January 27th, 2018

Bertrand Grospellier has just become the fourth high-profile pro this year to part ways with PokerStars, with the Frenchman’s departure from the site following the exits of Felipe Ramos, Vanessa Selbst and Jason Mercier. The news was first announced on poker... 

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