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New Jersey iPoker Returns To Growth In July
August 14th, 2014 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Casino News

After suffering declines over the past three months, New Jersey’s online gambling industry returned to growth in July, with revenues higher by 5.6% at $10.07 million compared to the $9.51 million generated in the previous month. From that tally, online casino... 

PokerStars New Jersey Debut As Soon As October 1st
August 14th, 2014 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Poker Law / Industry News

Once the most popular brands in American online poker, PokerStars and Full Tilt subsequently found themselves labelled “bad actors” post Black Friday and shut out of the country’s newly regulated iPoker market. However, the two iconic sites may... 

Zhenru Xie Wins Macau Poker Cup 21 Red Dragon For $215k
August 14th, 2014 by A. Mitchell
Filed Under Poker Tournaments News

Although Chinese players often make up more than half the tournament fields in Macau, there hasn’t been a Chinese Red Dragon winner since 2012 when Team PokerStars Pro Celina Lin lifted the trophy. That was until now, after Zhenru Xie overcame a field of... 

Revel Atlantic City A $2.4bn Flop, Shutting In September
August 13th, 2014 by S. Taylor
Filed Under Casino News

The $2.4 billion Revel Casino Hotel opened to the public in April, 2012, but ten months later the casino resort filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. In May 2013, Revel was then granted court approval for a restructuring plan to reduce its $1.503 billion debt to $272... 

Ladbrokes Profits Dive 50% In H1 2014
August 13th, 2014 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Poker Stocks / Financials

British bookmaker Ladbrokes have announced its latest half-year results ending 30th June, and a slight 4% increase in revenues to £589 million was offset by a massive 49.7% drop in pre-tax profits to £27.7 million. In spite of the dramatic figure, however, the... 

Elior Sion Wins 2014 UK Poker Championship High Roller
August 13th, 2014 by S. Taylor
Filed Under Poker Tournaments News

Elior Sion has triumphed at the 2014 Sky Poker UKPC 6-Max High Roller, after besting a 53 player field over two days on his way to winning the title, and collecting the £55,000 ($91,930) first place prize. The £3,000 buy-in event was held at the Dusk Till Dawn... 

Humberto Brenes Leaves Team PokerStars Pro Latin America
August 12th, 2014 by M. Rhodes
Filed Under Poker Pro's News

After eight years of sponsorship with the world’s most popular online poker room, Costa Rican professional poker pro Humberto Brenes has confirmed he was has now left Team PokerStars Pro Latin America. Following the announcement of his departure, the 2-times... 

Martin Kozlov Wins 2014 Sydney Poker Championship
August 12th, 2014 by M. Rhodes
Filed Under Poker Tournaments News

After four days of action, the 2014 Sydney Poker Championship drew to a close on Monday and emerging top of the 235 player field was noted Australian poker pro Martin Kozlov. With his latest victory worth $171,080, Kozlov now boasts $685,655 in live tournament... 

NJ Governor Puts A Halt To Sports-betting Bill
August 11th, 2014 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Poker Law / Industry News

New Jersey’s ongoing efforts to add sports betting to its gambling mix seem to have reached its inevitable conclusion after Governor Chris Christie decided to veto two bills which only recently had passed in both the state Senate and Assembly. Not satisfied... 

Networks Best Bet For Regulated Online Poker In USA
August 11th, 2014 by A. Mitchell
Filed Under Online Poker News

Post-Black Friday, US Poker is having a tough time returning to its glory days with disappointing revenue results coming out of its three regulated markets, and no other states seemingly motivated enough to adopt regulations of their own this year. Without a doubt,... 

Top Poker Tweets From The Pros: Dog Bites Hellmuth, Brunson Goes Vegan
August 11th, 2014 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: Phil Hellmuth “PIC: my leg (not too bad) after being bitten by a Pit bull today…Ouch!! http://moby.to/fo6dhs”. Doyle Brunson “I decided this morning... 

PokerStars Launches Regulated iPoker Site In Bulgaria
August 8th, 2014 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Poker Law / Industry News

Six months after being awarded an online gaming license in Bulgaria, PokerStars has now become the first operators to launch an officially regulated poker site inside the southeastern European country. Up until last year, PokerStars had found itself placed on Bulgaria... 

Russian Poker Tour Rolls Into Occupied Cyprus
August 8th, 2014 by A. Mitchell
Filed Under Poker Tournaments News

The latest stop on the Russian Poker Tour (RPT) was held in the Turkish occupied part of Cyprus, a self-declared state recognized only by Turkey since the 1974 invasion of the Mediterranean island. Nevertheless, it was poker and not politics which attracted players... 

Ohio Casino Revenues Slump 5.6% In July
August 8th, 2014 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Casino News

Ohio’s casinos have followed up last month’s year-on-year gambling slump by posting yet another decline in revenues, this time around with the state’s four casinos generating $68 million in July, down 5.6% compared to the same month in 2013. Commenting... 

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