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Mississippi’s Casino Market Continues to Struggle in January
Written by B. Solomon | Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

Mississippi’s casino market generated $151 million in January, representing an almost 9% drop from the $166 million it collected in the same month a year earlier. Last month’s results follow a lackluster performance in 2017 in which the state’s... 

Winamax Recruits Leo Margets and João Vieira
Written by M. Rhodes | Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

France’s premier online poker site Winamax has just recruited Leo Margets and João Vieira to its stable of pros, with the formidable duo now tasked with representing the brand both online, as well as at various live tournaments throughout the year. Winamax... 

4th Annual American Poker Awards Concludes in Los Angeles
Written by M. Rhodes | Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

On February 22nd, the Annual American Poker Awards took place at the Andaz West Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles, with 20 trophies handed out across a number of different categories. Now into its fourth year, the Global Poker Index (GPI) inspired award ceremony is... 

PokerStars and its Evolving Choice of Ambassadors
Written by A. Mitchell | Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

Up until 2012, PokerStars mostly chose its sponsored ambassadors based upon how successful they were at the tables, with players such as Vanessa Selbst, Jason Mercier and Bertrand Grospellier occupying pride of position on its roster of pros. Post-Black Friday,... 

Chris Brice Triumphs at LIVE UKPC Main Event for £187,500
Written by S. Taylor | Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

Chris Brice has won the 2018 partypoker LIVE UK Poker Championships £1,100 Main Event after besting a field of 1,076 players over four days on his way to lifting the title, and a first place prize of £187,500. The 39-year-old English player had just $107,943... 

Gus Hansen in High Stakes Action at King’s Casino Rozvadov
Written by M. Rhodes | Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

The partypoker LIVE Millions Germany recently took place at the King’s Casino Rozvadov in the Czech Republic, with its tournament series producing such winners as Patrik Antonius, Viktor Blom, and Dominik Nitsche. Another legend of the game also making the... 

Jake Cody Gambles $60k Tournament Winnings on Black
Written by M. Rhodes | Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

Imagine spending three days grinding out a poker tournament victory, only to risk your entire winnings on a single roll of a roulette wheel. Well, that’s exactly what happened last Sunday at the Dusk Till Dawn casino in Nottingham, after UK pro Jake Cody... 

Galfond Enters Negreanu’s Higher Rake Debate
Written by B. Solomon | Monday, February 26th, 2018

Back in 2016, Daniel Negreanu defended the decision by PokerStars to raise its rake by asserting that it would drive out middle tier players from the game, thus improving the overall playing experience of the site’s recreational players. According to the... 

NGCB Orders Red Rock Casino to Pay Bad Beat Jackpot
Written by B. Solomon | Monday, February 26th, 2018

Almost eight months after a bad beat jackpot was triggered at the Red Rock Casino in Las Vegas, the players are finally set to receive their payouts following a positive judgement issued by the Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB). Since last July, the Red Rock Casino... 

Mike Englert Wins HPT Golden Gates for $200K
Written by A. Mitchell | Friday, February 23rd, 2018

Last week, the Heartland Poker Tour (HPT) concluded its latest stop at the Golden Gates Casino & Poker Parlour in Black Hawk, Colorado with its $1,650 Main Event. The tournament proved a popular draw, too, with 607 players entering to create a prize pool of... 

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