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Buddhist Monk Gambled Away Temple Funds At Casino
March 18th, 2016 by M. Rhodes
Filed Under Casino News

Buddhism teaches its disciples to resist desire and temptation, but for one practising monk at the Lafayette’s Temple Tinh Do in Louisiana the temptation to gamble proved all too much. As a result, Khang Nguyen Le, 45, stole as much as $260,000 from the temple... 

Harrison Gimbel Triumphs At WPT Rolling Thunder Main Event
March 18th, 2016 by S. Taylor
Filed Under Poker Tournaments News

A total of 409 players entered the Rolling Thunder Main Event in Lincoln to create a prize pool worth $1,308,800. Five days of action later, and it was Harrison Gimbel who eventually triumphed over the field, as well as Mohsin Charania heads-up, to claim the title,... 

Unibet Revenues Soar 13.5% to £354M in 2015
March 18th, 2016 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Poker Stocks / Financials

Unibet’s latest annual financial results makes impressive reading, with the online gambling operator’s gross revenues soaring by 13.49% to £354.1 million in 2015, from the £312 million that it collected in the previous year. The company’s profit... 

Ludovic Geilich Triumphs At 2016 Wynn Classic Main Event
March 17th, 2016 by S. Taylor
Filed Under Poker Tournaments News

Ludovic Geilich has won the 2016 Wynn Classic main event, after overcoming a field of 499 players over four days on his way to capturing the title, and collecting a first place prize worth $150,662. Following his impressive victory in Las Vegas, the German-Scottish... 

Amaya Reports Revenue Growth of 8% in 2015
March 17th, 2016 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Poker Stocks / Financials

Canadian gaming firm Amaya Inc has now released its annual financial results, and the news was good with revenues having increased by 8% to C$1.37 billion (approx. US$1.05bn) for 2015. If not for unfavorable fluctuations in the US currency exchange rate, however,... 

Samantha Abernathy Wins $10K Cycling Prop Bet
March 17th, 2016 by M. Rhodes
Filed Under Poker Pro's News

Dan Bilzerian is currently in training for a 320 mile cycle ride from LA to Las Vegas, that he has to finish in 48 hours or less. If he manages to complete the journey he will receive $600,000 from hedge fund manager Bill Perkins, or else lose the same amount should... 

William Luciano Wins 2016 Chicago Poker Classic
March 16th, 2016 by S. Taylor
Filed Under Poker Tournaments News

A total of 736 players entered the 2016 Chicago Poker Classic Main Event at the Harrah’s Horseshoe Casino in Hammond to create a prize pool worth $1,307,136. Four days of action later, and it was William Luciano who emerged a top of the field to take the... 

New Jersey iGaming Revenues Soar 42% in February
March 16th, 2016 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Poker Stocks / Financials

New Jersey’s online gambling market finished 2015 higher by 21% with $149 million in revenues having been generated throughout the year. 2016 has started on a positive note, too, and after producing record revenues of $14.6 million in January, the Garden... 

Louisiana Casino Revenues Flat at $223M in February
March 16th, 2016 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Casino News

The state of Louisiana has released its casino results for February, revealing a slight 0.4% drop in revenues to $223.3 million compared to the $224.1 million that was generated in the same month a year earlier. The Louisiana casino market consists of 15 riverboats,... 

Top Poker Tweets: Bilzerian Bike Ride, Fat Poker Players
March 15th, 2016 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 few days: Tournament Action Maria Ho (photo) “What’s better than winning $1.3 million dollars? This. Almost. Not really. But maybe? Love them. #turnupinsanhose” Mike... 

Joe McKeehen Triumphs At WPT Bay 101 High-Roller
March 15th, 2016 by S. Taylor
Filed Under Poker Tournaments News

While many WSOP Main Event winners have faded into relative poker obscurity following their monumental victories, for others its business as usual as they continue to rack up impressive results. One such player is the 2015 Main Event champion, Joe McKeehen, who... 

DraftKings Offers To Rescue Stranded FantasyHub Customers
March 15th, 2016 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Gambling News

Daily fantasy sports betting has come under increasing scrutiny from US legislators of late, a situation that was exasperated by an insider trading scandal that rocked the industry at the end of last year, and more recently FantasyHub customers being cut-off from... 

African Gaming Prospects To Be Explored At Conference in Nigeria
March 14th, 2016 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Gambling Legislation

Africa is a vast continent of more than 1.1 billion people, and while many of the 54 countries spread out across it have their fair share of troubles, the gambling demographic on the continent is currently in the midst of an impressive growth stage. This is the... 

Poker’s Popularity in Russia Booming
March 14th, 2016 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Gambling Legislation

Playing poker for money may technically be banned in Russia, but the game nevertheless continues to enjoy a high popularity in the country of 143 million people. In fact, the results of a recent poll released by the International Business Times (IBT) suggests that... 

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