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Virginia House of Delegates Member Mark Sickles
27 Nov 2018
On Tues., Nov. 20, two Virginia legislators announced separate plans to legalize sports betting within the state. They are Delegate Mark Sickles and State Senator John Chapman “Chap” Petersen, both Democrats. Sickles’ Bill Mark Sickles actually took the proactive step of pre-filing his proposed sports betting legislation. Its text is already available to read online,
Bitcoin Price Drop
26 Nov 2018
The price of Bitcoin has plunged dramatically since reaching a peak of $19,140 on December 19, 2017. As of today, its price stands at $3,919, with other crypto currencies suffering even greater losses. This includes Ethereum falling from an all-time high of $1,400 to its current value of $112, and Litecoin plunging from more than
Wenhai Ying Wins Borgata Fall Poker Open
26 Nov 2018
This year’s Borgata Fall Poker Open concluded with its $2,700 Championship Event, which saw 437 players enter the tournament to create a prize pool worth $1,092,500. Five days of action later, and emerging atop of the field was Wenhao Ying, who overcame his last opponent Matthew Wantman heads-up to claim a first place prize of
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26 Nov 2018
As reported by regional news site GLaws.in on Fri., Nov. 16, the All India Gaming Federation (AIGF) has asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take action against unlawful offshore internet betting sites that accept Indian customers. The organization made this request in the form of a letter that contained the names of nine operators in
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23 Nov 2018
PokerNews.com, a subsidiary of PokerStars, has had a $6 million lawsuit filed against it over copyright infringements spanning several years. According to the brief, the site intentionally incorporated significant portions of the plaintiffs’ copyrighted musical works into hundreds of its podcasts, despite being warned of its illegality. As the complaint states: “Accordingly, iBus Media is
Nikunj Jhunjhunwala Wins WPT India Main Event
23 Nov 2018
Nikunj Jhunjhunwala has won the 2018 WPT DeepStacks India Main Event, having bested a field of 697 players to capture a first place prize worth INR 6,635,000 ($92,176). Following a victory which increases his live earnings to $145,809, Jhunjhunwala heaped praise on the support his rail provided throughout the contest, stating: “My rail was behind
Czech Republic Flag
22 Nov 2018
On Nov. 10, 2018, PartyPoker became the second online poker site to receive a license to operate legally in the Czech Republic. It joins longtime rival PokerStars as the only two internet poker entities to have successfully navigated the licensing process and obtained the approval of the authorities. Details PartyPoker, a part of the GVC
CG Technology in Las Vegas
22 Nov 2018
Last Thursday, the Nevada Gaming Commission (NGC) accepted a $2 million settlement by Las Vegas sportsbook operator CG Technology related to serious compliance failures and miscalculating customer payouts. CG Technology has a long history of rule violations in Las Vegas and had been concerned that the Nevada Gaming Commission might move to revoke its license.
Alex Massman Wins LA Poker Open
21 Nov 2018
The LA Poker Open (LAPO) took place at The Commerce Casino in Southern California from November 2-18. The festival featured 18 events, culminating in its $1,100 No Limit Hold’em Main Event which ran from November 15-18. All told, the LAPO Main Event attracted a total of 773 players, all vying for a chance to take
MGM Springfield in Connecticut
21 Nov 2018
Connecticut’s casino market tumbled last month. Not only did the state’s two tribal casinos suffer year-over-year declines in October, but its new commercial casino, MGM Springfield, has also now suffered a second straight month of declines since its grand opening on August 24, 2018. Tribal Casinos Suffering The Constitution State has two tribal casinos, namely
Poker Pro Jake Cody
20 Nov 2018
Some poker pros like to believe that they can ‘read souls’ around the card table, with players such as Phil Hellmuth and Daniel Negreanu springing to mind. Even the ‘Godfather of Poker’ himself, Doyle Brunson, wrote about the subject in his seminal work Super/System (1979), stating that “there’s too much evidence to ignore that ESP
NJ All Time Revenue Record
20 Nov 2018
New Jersey’s online gambling market hit a new peak of $26.7 million in October, marking a 30% revenue increase compared to the same month a year ago. In addition to besting the previous record set in July of $25.9 million, it also continues a monthly winning streak dating back to the industry’s launch in November
Filipe Oliveira wins Caribbean Poker Party $5,300 Main Event
19 Nov 2018
Last weekend, the 2018 partypoker Caribbean Poker Party drew to a close following the conclusion of its $5,300 Main Event. A total of 1,815 players entered the tournament, with Filipe Oliveira ultimately triumphing over its field, including Craig Mason heads-up, to collect a huge top prize worth $1.5 million. Prior to the tournament, the Portuguese player
Caesars Palace in Las Vegas
19 Nov 2018
Though nothing has been confirmed as yet, rumors are swirling around the gaming industry that mammoth firms Caesars Entertainment and MGM Resorts are going to merge. Not only would this shake up the world of gambling, but both companies are heavily invested in hotels and real estate too, so those industries would be affected significantly
Max Young Wins WSOPC Choctaw
16 Nov 2018
Max Young has claimed a fifth career WSOP Circuit ring after taking down the $1,700 WSOP Circuit Choctaw Main Event on Monday. The tournament drew an impressive sized field of 893 players, and following four days of action the Oregon player managed to finish off his final opponent, Jared Hemingway, to win a first place
Gordon Vayo
16 Nov 2018
There’s been a major twist in the civil lawsuit brought against PokerStars by US poker pro Gordon Vayo. Not only has Vayo now withdrawn his initial $700,000 civil grievance against the brand, but PokerStars has subsequently retaliated by filing a countersuit of its own seeking damages worth $280,000. According to allegations made by PokerStars parent