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Germany’s George Danzer Wins Multiple Bracelets At WSOP 2014
June 20th, 2014 by S. Taylor
Filed Under WSOP News

Germany’s George Danzer has not only picked up his country’s third gold bracelet of 2014, but the 30-year-old poker pro has also become the first player to win multiple titles at this year’s WSOP. Danzer won his first bracelet after taking down... 

Pennsylvania Internet Gambling Bill SB 1386 Introduced In Senate
June 19th, 2014 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Poker Law / Industry News

Earlier this month State Sen. Edwin Erickson announced his intention to present internet poker bill Bill 1386 to the Pennsylvania Senate, a promise which he has now fulfilled, albeit in a slightly expanded form than its original poker-only format. In the new version... 

Steven Wolansky Wins WSOP $1,500 2-7 Lowball (Event#36)
June 19th, 2014 by S. Taylor
Filed Under WSOP News

Steven Wolansky has won $1,500 no-limit deuce-to-seven lowball (Event#36), after topping a field of 241 players on his way to capturing a prestigious gold bracelet, and collecting the $89,483 first place prize. As well as representing a monumental achievement for... 

Dutch Boyd Answers Critics With 3rd WSOP Bracelet
June 18th, 2014 by M. Rhodes
Filed Under WSOP News

Dutch Boyd won his first WSOP bracelet back in 2006, but since winning a second career bracelet in 2010, the controversial US pro has been through the mill and in 2012 announced he had “fallen on hard times” and was broke. This year was been equally... 

Pennsylvania Casino Revenues Rise Slightly In May To $275m
June 18th, 2014 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Casino News

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has released its casino figures for May, revealing a slight increase in revenues to $275 million compared to the same month last year. From that tally, the state’s 12 casinos generated $210.8 million in slot machine revenues,... 

2014 WSOP Tweets Of The Week: Food Poisoning And Fast Exits
June 18th, 2014 by M. Rhodes
Filed Under WSOP News

Here are a selection of some of the top poker tweets coming from the 2014 WSOP In Las Vegas over the past week: Phil Hellmuth “Caught myself whining about bad luck, then remembered to #MANUP! This is @WSOP PH: NOT the time to whine, BUT the time to be a CHAMPION!” Daniel... 

Eric Buchman Wins Bracelet No.2 At WSOP $1,500 Seven Card Stud
June 18th, 2014 by S. Taylor
Filed Under WSOP News

US pro Eric Buchman famously reached the 2009 WSOP Main Event final table before ultimately finishing in 4th place for a $2.5 million pay day. In 2010 he then followed up by taking down the WSOP $2,000 Limit Hold’em event to earn his first career bracelet.... 

Interesting Facts Regarding Amaya Gaming’s Acqusition Of PokerStars
June 17th, 2014 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Poker Law / Industry News

A few days on since Amaya Gaming first announced its $4.9 billion acquisition of PokerStars, industry experts are now beginning to unravel the seismic deal and some of the implications it may have for the future of internet gambling. A particular interesting point... 

WSOP 2014: Tommy Hang Wins $1,500 H.O.R.S.E (Event #27)
June 17th, 2014 by M. Rhodes
Filed Under WSOP News

Just a few days after finishing the 2014 WSOP $10k H.O.R.S.E. championship in 13th place for $26,432, Washington State pro Tommy Hang has gone all the way this time, having topped a huge 743 player field at the WSOP $1,500 H.O.R.S.E (Event #27) to collect a career... 

Joe Cada Wins WSOP $10K NL Six Max (Event #32) For $670k
June 17th, 2014 by A. Mitchell
Filed Under WSOP News

Joe Cada has become the first main event champion to win a second WSOP bracelet since 2001 champion Carlos Mortensen took down the $5k Limit Hold’em event in 2003. Cada also continues to be the youngest  player ever to have won the Main Event having been... 

Portuguese Draft IGaming Regulation To Be Debated Before July 10th
June 16th, 2014 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Poker Law / Industry News

Back in 2011, Portugal agreed to a €78 billion EU bailout in return for implementing a series of revenue-raising measures, including the regulation of its online gaming market. A few years on and the draft legislation is still on ice at the Finance Ministry,... 

Pierre Milan Wins France’s First Bracelet Of WSOP 2014 (Event#29)
June 16th, 2014 by M. Rhodes
Filed Under WSOP News

Pierre Milan has put France on the map of WSOP 2014, after taking down $2,500 No Limit Hold’em (Event#29) for $536,768. On his way to victory he had to first overcome a tough field of 1,165  players, which included the likes of Isaac Baron, David Pham, Roberto... 

WSOP 2014: Russian Alex Bilokur Wins $10k Pot-Limit Hold’em (Event #28)
June 16th, 2014 by S. Taylor
Filed Under WSOP News

Russian player Alex Bilokur has triumphed at WSOP $10,000 Pot Limit Hold’em (Event #28), after overcoming a field of 160 players over three days on his way to picking up a career first WSOP bracelet, as well as the $398,567 first place prize. Alex Bilokur... 

NJ Online Gambling Revenues Down 8% To $10.47m In May
June 13th, 2014 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Online Poker News

New Jersey has reported a decline in its nascent online gambling industry for the second month in a row, with revenues falling 8.39% to $10.47 million in May, compared to the $11.43 million generated in April. The situation is even more dire considering the Garden... 

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