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Kentucky Slaps $870m Fine on PokerStars for UIGEA Violation
December 28th, 2015 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Gambling Legislation

Having paid the US government $731 million for violating the UIGEA between 2006 and 2011, PokerStars’ biggest headache of late revolved around whether it would be able to shake off its “bad actor” label and reestablish itself back in the US. This... 

Top Poker Tweets: Xmas Greetings 2015
December 28th, 2015 by M. Rhodes
Filed Under Poker Pro's News

Here are a selection of some of the best poker tweets coming from your favorite pros over the festive period: Bertrand Grospellier (photo) “Happy Feast of Winterveil, champions! Enjoy! Thanks to @nojennyno for this lovely feast! FeelsGoodMan #xmas #feast” Daniel... 

Daily Fantasy Sports Now Banned In Illinois
December 28th, 2015 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Gambling Legislation

The popularity of daily fantasy sports (DFS) betting in the US was skyrocketing in 2015, until the aggressive advertising tactics of industry leaders FanDuel and DraftKings attracted the attention of the country’s lawmakers. Subsequently, a number of individual... 

Delaware iGaming Revenues Steady At $182,664 in November
December 24th, 2015 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Poker Stocks / Financials

In September and October 2015, Delaware’s online poker market recorded revenues of $24,523 and $24,030 respectively, marking the state’s lowest totals since legalization was first introduced in November 2013. Fortunately, November’s results halted... 

Negreanu, Ivey, Colman The Most Popular Poker Players of 2015
December 24th, 2015 by M. Rhodes
Filed Under Poker Pro's News

The Hendon Mob website is one of the most useful databases when it comes to compiling the results of poker players taking part in live tournaments. Another feature that the site provides is a ranking of the game’s most popular poker players, based upon the... 

Las Vegas Review-Journal and Independent Journalism
December 24th, 2015 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Gambling News

Two weeks ago, casino mogul Sheldon Adelson purchased Nevada’s biggest newspaper, the Las Vegas Review-Journal, for $140 million, an amount that was almost $40 million more than its purchase price of eight months earlier. However, the acquisition did not... 

New York Officially Licenses 3 Commercial Casinos
December 23rd, 2015 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Casino News

In 2012, three firms from sixteen candidates were chosen by New York to open non-tribal commercial casinos in the state. At the time, it was announced that these firms would be subjected to stringent regulatory reviews before a casino license was officially awarded.... 

Phil Ivey Biggest Online Poker Loser of 2015
December 23rd, 2015 by M. Rhodes
Filed Under Poker Pro's News

With 2015 almost in the bag, 10-times WSOP bracelet winner Phil Ivey is currently the biggest loser of the year with $3,7 million in losses. That is also a situation that is unlikely to change over the next week considering that the year’s second biggest... 

WSOP Releases Its 2016 Tournament Dates
December 23rd, 2015 by A. Mitchell
Filed Under WSOP News

Poker fans were treated to an early Christmas treat this year, after the World Series of Poker (WSOP) released its schedule early for next year’s prestigious tournament series. According to the announcement, the 2016 WSOP will kick-off on Tuesday, May 31st... 

PokerStars Launches Sportsbetting Brand BetStars
December 22nd, 2015 by A. Mitchell
Filed Under Poker Sites News

PokerStars continues to grow beyond its original remit as an online poker site, and has now launched its new sportsbook called BetStars. The Amaya-owned company has initially restricted its sports offering to a limited number of separate online platform on Betstars.com,... 

International Firms Vie For Cyprus Casino License
December 22nd, 2015 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Casino News

More than one third of the Republic of Cyprus is currently occupied by Turkish troops, and while the so-called Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (KKTC) hosts a number of casinos, the southern Greek part of the island has long shied away from offering gambling... 

Charming Fraudster Nigel Goldman Convicted By UK Court
December 22nd, 2015 by M. Rhodes
Filed Under Poker Pro's News

Poker author Nigel Goldman has been found guilty of carrying out an elaborate antique coins scam on eBay, and is now awaiting sentencing by a UK court on January 8th. In addition, he is also wanted for organizing an alleged ponzi scheme in Spain, and if extradited... 

Fedor Holz Wins 2015 WPT Alpha8 Las Vegas for $1.59M
December 21st, 2015 by S. Taylor
Filed Under Poker Tournaments News

The $100k WPT Alpha8 Las Vegas was held at the Bellagio and attracted a total of 45 players to create a prize pool worth $4,414,500. A few days of intense action later, and German pro Fedor Holz ultimately triumphed over the field to take the title, and collect... 

Top Poker Tweets: Royal Flush Boys, Best & Worst of Times
December 21st, 2015 by M. Rhodes
Filed Under Poker Pro's News

Here are a selection of some of the best poker tweets coming from your favorite pros over the past week: The Best of Times Daniel Negreanu “2015 marks the 5th consecutive year I’ve topped $1.5 million in tourney cashes and the 9th time over a million.... 

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