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New Jersey iGaming Soars 31.6% in August
September 15th, 2016 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Poker Stocks / Financials

New Jersey’s online gambling market has continued its impressive run this year, and in August revenues soared by an impressive 31.6% to $16.1m, versus the same month in 2015. On the flip side, that figure was a decrease of 7.47% compared to the $17.4m generated... 

Detroit Casino Revenues Up 7.9% to $116M in August
September 15th, 2016 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Casino News

The city of Detroit’s three licensed casinos generated revenues of $115.9 million in August, according to the latest results released by the Michigan Gaming Control Board. While being 2.2% down on the previous month, that figure still represents an impressive... 

Brady Hinnegan Wins 2016 WCC Main Event
September 14th, 2016 by S. Taylor
Filed Under Poker Tournaments News

The 2016 World Cup of Cards (WCC) is currently taking place at the Playground Poker Club in Kahnawake, Canada, with the 28 event series drawing to a close later today. In the meantime, the WCC just concluded its Main Event, and after three days of action emerging... 

Brian Rast Offers Adelson a $2M Heads-up Poker Challenge
September 14th, 2016 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Poker Pro's News

Never one to miss an opportunity to trash talk poker, Sheldon Adelson has once again been spouting his well-worn poker is “not a game of skill” argument to whoever is prepared listen. During a recent interview, the 83-year-old demonstrated an incredible... 

Parisian Macau Casino Resort Opens in Macau
September 14th, 2016 by A. Mitchell
Filed Under Casino News

About one month after Steve Wynn opened the $4.2 billion Wynn Palace in Macau, Sheldon Adelson has followed suit with his $2.7 billion casino resort called the Parisian, located on Macau’s Cotai Strip. Needless to say, last night’s official opening drew... 

Shaun Deeb Claims 9th COOP Title on Day of Son’s Birth
September 13th, 2016 by M. Rhodes
Filed Under Poker Pro's News

The 2016 World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) runs from September 4-26, with more than 80 Events featured on its host site PokerStars. Unfortunately, American players are unable to participate in the action from the USA, resulting in many travelling to other... 

PokerStars To Expand Rewards Program in 2017
September 13th, 2016 by A. Mitchell
Filed Under Poker Rooms News

PokerStars is set to broaden the overhaul of its player rewards system that was instigated at the beginning of this year, and in 2017 will be implementing more changes designed to rebalance the poker ecology in favor of recreational players. According to an announcement... 

Andre Akkari Inks Puma Sponsorship Deal
September 13th, 2016 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Poker Pro's News

Brazilian poker pro Andre Akkari has just signed a sponsorship deal with the sportswear brand Puma, with the endorsement arrangement establishing a major connection between the worlds of poker and sports. While in other parts of the world, poker has difficulty... 

Top Poker Tweets: Hall of Fame Controversy
September 12th, 2016 by M. Rhodes
Filed Under Poker Pro's News

Here is a selection of some of the top tweets coming from your favorite pros over the past few days: Hall of Fame Erik Seidel “HOF list has more to do w marketing than w accomplishment. David Chiu, Huck, David Oppenheim & John Hennigan should all be top... 

McLaughlin Triumphs at 2016 World Cup of Cards Event
September 12th, 2016 by S. Taylor
Filed Under Poker Tournaments News

The inaugural World Cup of Cards (WCC) is drawing to a close at the Playground Poker Club in Kahnawake, Canada, with the one-month long series having almost completed its 28 event schedule. One of the highlights of the partypoker and Tonybet sponsored World Cup... 

The 2016 Poker Hall of Fame Finalists
September 12th, 2016 by M. Rhodes
Filed Under Poker Pro's News

This year’s list of nominees for the 2016 Poker Hall of Fame has been reduced to just 10 players, all of whom have their own unique claim for being considered worthy of one of poker’s biggest honors. It will now be left up to a 45 person panel consisting... 

Vietnam Keeps Casino Ban For Locals
September 10th, 2016 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Casino News

The Vietnam government’s refusal to lift a casino ban imposed on locals could have a profoundly negative impact on foreign investment in the country’s gambling sector, analysts have cautioned. Currently, just foreigners and Vietnamese people holding... 

Ted Forrest Due Back In Court Next Month
September 10th, 2016 by M. Rhodes
Filed Under Poker Pro's News

On Thursday, September 8th, Ted Forrest appeared before a Las Vegas criminal court in connection with the two felony charges levelled against him of theft, and the issuing of bad checks with the intent to defraud. The complaints were brought against Ted Forrest... 

2016 WSOP Finalist: Cliff “JohnnyBax” Josephy
September 9th, 2016 by M. Rhodes
Filed Under WSOP News

On October 30th, Cliff Josephy returns to the WSOP Main Event final table with many viewing him as the player most likely to take down the most coveted title in tournament history, as well as its $8 million first place prize. It’s not simply due to the fact... 

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