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Borgata Casino Sued For Cancelled Poker Tournament
May 16th, 2014 by S. Taylor
Filed Under Casino News, Gambling News

Back in January, the 2014 Borgata Winter Poker Open in Atlantic City was cancelled after a large number of counterfeit chips were discovered to have been used during the $560 NLHE Re-Entry tournament. In April, the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE)... 

Deutsche Bank Sells Las Vegas Casino For $1.7bn
May 16th, 2014 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Casino News

German financial institution Deutsche Bank has sold its Las Vegas casino, The Cosmopolitan, with the ill-fated gambling venue having failed to make a profit since it first opened in 2010. Private equity giant Blackstone will now be hoping to have better luck from... 

NJ Online Gambling Revenues Fall To $11.4m In April
May 15th, 2014 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Online Poker News

The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement has released its gambling results for the state’s 11 land-based casinos, revealing a 1.8% decline in revenues to $224.4 million, compared to $228.5 million generated by its then 12 casinos back in April 2013.... 

Mike Matusow Biopic To Be Made Into A Movie
May 15th, 2014 by M. Rhodes
Filed Under Poker TV / Books

Mike “The Mouth” Matusow, one of poker’s most accomplished and colorful characters, is to have a biopic movie made about his life based upon his autobiography “Check-Raising the Devil“. According to the Hollywood trade paper Variety,... 

Bricklayer Duncan McLellan Wins UKIPT Nottingham For $342k
May 15th, 2014 by S. Taylor
Filed Under Poker Tournaments News

Duncan McLellan has won the 2014 United Kingdom & Ireland Poker Tour (UKIPT) Nottingham, after besting a field of 1,223 players over six days on his way to claiming the title, and the £202,372 ($342,609) first place prize. McLellan, a bricklayer who last year... 

Uruguay Striker Luis Suarez Becomes 888poker Ambassador
May 14th, 2014 by M. Rhodes
Filed Under Online Poker News

Ahead of this year’s World Cup in Brazil taking place between 12th June and 13th July, 888poker has announced its newest brand ambassador will be none other than the 2014 Professional Footballer’s Association Player of the Year, Luis Suarez. The 27 year-old... 

Detroit Casinos Down 6.5% To $112m In April
May 14th, 2014 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Casino News

The Michigan Gaming Control Board has released its gambling results for Detroit’s three casinos, revealing a 6.5% decline in revenues to $112.3 million in April, compared to the same month in 2013. The state then collected $10.1 million in gaming taxes last... 

Top Poker Tweets Of The Week: Helmuth’s $99 Webinar, Bellande’s 1- Drop Entry
May 14th, 2014 by M. Rhodes
Filed Under Poker Pro's News

Here are a selection of some of the top poker tweets coming from the pros over the past week: Phil Hellmuth “I’m going to reveal to you the strategies I used to win 2012 WSOPE Main Event. 3 hour Webinar ($99) Sat May 17th: http://t.co/mCYuvgljaJ” Jean-Robert... 

Russian Online Poker Clampdown So Far Ineffective
May 13th, 2014 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Online Poker News

Since June 2009 when Russian lawmakers reorganized the entire country’s casino market by restricting play to just four isolated gambling zones, shedding 400,000 jobs in the process, the vast country has introduced a number of other measures designed to reign... 

Portugal’s Henrique Pinho Leaves PokerStars After 5 Years
May 13th, 2014 by M. Rhodes
Filed Under Uncategorized

After five years of sponsorship as a Team PokerStars Pro, Portuguese professional poker player Henrique Pinho’s tenure at the world’s biggest poker room has finally come to an end. Pinho chose to break the news via his Facebook page, stating: “Good... 

WSOP 2014: Winter Is Coming
May 13th, 2014 by S. Taylor
Filed Under Poker Tournaments News

Going into the $1,500 Card Player Poker Tour in Jacksonville, Sean Winter felt good about his chances of success, and now having triumphed over the 218 player field to collect the $84,000 first place prize, players at this year’s World Series Of Poker beware,... 

Pokerstars Granted Fast-fold Patent In USA
May 12th, 2014 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Poker Law / Industry News

After years of rejection, PokerStars has finally succeeded in having its fast-fold patent application accepted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). While Patent Number 8,727,850 entitled “Computer gaming device and method for computer gaming”... 

Guy Laliberte Cries Foul After Suffering $26m Full Tilt Losses
May 12th, 2014 by M. Rhodes
Filed Under Online Poker News

Denmark’s Gus Hansen received some rare good news on the poker front recently, after discovering he was not, after all, online poker’s biggest ever loser with $18 million in losses. It would seem that dubious honour now belongs to Cirque du Soleil creator... 

Dirty Poker Player Starts Own Cleaning Business
May 12th, 2014 by M. Rhodes
Filed Under Poker Pro's News

A few year ago Portuguese poker player Jose ‘Girah’ Macedo was thought of as an online prodigy before an ugly history of cheating was unearthed which eventually cost him his sponsorship deal at LockPoker, as well as his own personal credibility. Now... 

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