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Paul Michaelis Wins 2018 EPT Prague Main Event For €840k
20 Dec 2018
The PokerStars sponsored EPT Prague wrapped up its 12-day run at the Casino Atrium Prague with its flagship €5,300 Main Event. The tournament attracted an impressive 1,174 entries resulting in a €5,693,900 ($6,464,244) prize pool, with German player Paul Michaelis eventually triumphing over the field, including Ukraine’s Artem Kobylynskyi heads-up, to collect the title, and
AGA Names Bill Miller As New President
20 Dec 2018
The American Gaming Association (AGA), a trade association which lobbies on behalf of the casino industry, has named Bill Miller as its next president and chief executive officer. The long-time lobbyist’s appointment follows a four-month executive search, with Miller due to assume office effective January 14, 2019. “I am honored to join a team with
Oakland Raiders and Caesars Entertainment Pen 15-Year Gambling Partnership
20 Dec 2018
The Oakland Raiders have become the latest American football team to sign a partnership deal with a gaming firm after announcing a 15-year agreement with Las Vegas-based Caesars Entertainment. Last month, the American casinos and hotel company also announced an agreement with another National Football League (NFL) team, namely the Baltimore Ravens. In addition, Caesars
Alexander Lynskey Wins WSOP International Circuit Sydney
19 Dec 2018
Sydney’s Star Casino has established itself as the WSOP International Circuit’s most popular venue. The tour’s recent visit was no exception, either, with its A$2,200 Main Event attracting an impressive 1,191 entries to create an A$2,100,000 (US$1,709,770) prize pool, or A$282,000 more than its initial guarantee. Needles to say, the field consisted mainly of Aussie
NBA Announces Multiyear Partnership With The Stars Group
19 Dec 2018
On Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, The Stars Group announced in a press release that it has entered into a multi-year arrangement with The National Basketball Association (NBA). Under The terms of this partnership, The Stars Group will become an “authorized gaming operator” of the professional sports league in The United States. About The Deal The
Chinese Gambling Firms Leasing Office Space in The Philippinesing
18 Dec 2018
The Philippines is one of just a few Asian countries to offer legalized online gambling, with the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) having issued its first iGaming license to Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs) in 2016. Business has boomed since, with that number having now grown to 57 license holders, and the online gambling
UK TV Pre-Watershed Gambling Ad Ban in 2019
18 Dec 2018
At the start of December, a number of key players in the UK’s gambling industry said that they had agreed in principal to impose a ban on gambling commercials during live sporting events. Next year, that announcement is now set to become official policy of the Industry Group for Responsible Gambling (IGRG), a trade association
Dylan Linde Wins WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic
17 Dec 2018
The 2018 World Poker Tour Five Diamond World Poker Classic Main Event took place at the Bellagio in Las Vegas from December 11-15. A total of 1,001 players stumped up $10,400 each to enter the tournament, at the end of which Dylan Linde overcame his final opponent, Serbia’s Milos Skrbic, to claim a coveted WPT
888 Holdings Logo
17 Dec 2018
On Dec. 11, 2018, 888 Holdings announced that it was buying complete control of the All American Poker Network (AAPN) from its business partner Avenue Capital and other minority stakeholders. This represents a transfer of a 53% ownership interest from the sellers to 888. The deal is valued at $28 million – all cash –
Steven Spunt Wins WSOPC Bicycle Casino Main Event
14 Dec 2018
Steven Spunt has won the 2018 WSOPC Bicycle Casino Main Event, after besting a field of 547 players over four days on the way to collecting his first-ever gold ring in an open-event. The 58-year-old recreational player from Southern California also collected a first place prize of $174,055 for his remarkable efforts. Prior to his
Caesars in Atlantic City
14 Dec 2018
New Jersey’s online gambling market generated $26.94 million in November, marking a 30.7% improvement versus the same month in 2017. Furthermore, the tally represents a new high point for the state, beating the previous record high set in October 2018 of $26.75 million. Online Casino 94% Market Share The Garden State’s online casino market has
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13 Dec 2018
The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has commissioned a study which found that the levels of consumer protection extended to gamblers in the European Union are wholly inadequate. The study is entitled “Consumer Protection in EU Online Gambling Regulation” and was published by City University London. What Consumer Protections Apply to the EU? The
Eibinger Shakes Hands With Andras Nemeth at 2018 EPT Prague High Roller
13 Dec 2018
The PokerStars sponsored EPT Prague got underway at the Casino Atrium Prague on Dec.7th, with a packed schedule of events taking place during its 12-day run. One of them was its €50,000 High Roller (unlimited re-entry) tournament, which lasted three days and was eventually won by talented Austrian player Matthias Eibinger for €653,000 ($739,552). Eibinger:
William Hill Bookmakers Being Sued
12 Dec 2018
Two of Britain’s biggest bookmakers, William Hill and Paddy Power Betfair, are being sued for £1.5 million by the victims of gambling addicts who had their stolen money gambled away at shops belonging to the UK bookmakers. £650k in Stolen Funds Wagered at William Hill The lawsuit filed against William Hill accused the company of
Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear
12 Dec 2018
With state after state seemingly hopping aboard the sports betting train in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision in Murphy v. NCAA, lawmakers and residents of Kentucky have been thinking about following in their wake. The latest proposal comes from Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear (D) who recommends legalizing not just betting on sports,
Martin Ryan After Capturing 8th WSOPC Ring
11 Dec 2018
The World Series of Poker Circuit has grown into one of the most competitive and exciting tournaments in the world since its launch in 2004. It is also famous for having produced a number of multiple ring winners over the years, with roughly half of the accolades handed out going to such players. This includes