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Ole Schemion Claims WPT European Championship Title for €218k
Written by M. Rhodes | Thursday, January 18th, 2018

At the same time as the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) was taking place in the Bahamas the WPT was hosting its very first Main Tour in Germany. The series subsequently took place at the Casino Spielbank in Berlin and during its run from January 5-15 featured... 

Bad Beat Jackpot Struck in Detroit a New US Record
Written by S. Taylor | Thursday, January 18th, 2018

On Tuesday, the MotorCity Casino Hotel in Detroit made US history after a bad beat jackpot was hit at the venue’s poker room for a massive $1,068,590. Furthermore, six players managed to share in the spoils, with the losing player receiving $427,452, the... 

Casino Heist in Macau Nets Thief $6.1M
Written by A. Mitchell | Thursday, January 18th, 2018

A casino dealer working in Macau has made off with HKD47.9 million (US$6.1m) of the Wynn Macau’s money, according to a statement released by the resort’s police. The incident took place on Tuesday, with the perpetrator apparently stealing the huge amount... 

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...