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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... 

UK’s John Kabbaj Wins WSOP Mixed Event (Event #25)
June 13th, 2014 by S. Taylor
Filed Under WSOP News

Britain has just picked up its first bracelet of WSOP 2014, after John Kabbaj took down $2,500 Omaha/Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo (Event #25) for $267,327. On his way to victory the UK pro had to first overcome a field of 470 players over three days, to claim the title,... 

WSOP Nevada Now Tops US Regulated Online Poker Market
June 12th, 2014 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Online Poker News

Since the end of May, WSOP.com in Nevada has seen its online poker traffic skyrocket by an incredible 50%, with cash game numbers currently showing an average of 150 players over a seven-day period. As a result of a cross-promotional campaign linking its product... 

Kory Kilpatrick Wins WSOP $3k NL Shootout (Event #20) For $255k
June 12th, 2014 by M. Rhodes
Filed Under WSOP News

A total of 389 players parted with the $3,000 buy-in necessary to enter the 2014 WSOP No Limit Hold’em Shootout (Event #20), and at the end of three days of action Kory Kilpatrick emerged the champion to claim a career first gold bracelet, in addition to... 

Is A PokerStars Sale On The Cards?
June 12th, 2014 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Poker Stocks / Financials

Since being locked out of the US igaming market in 2011, PokerStars has tirelessly been trying to find a route back into the potentially lucrative market. Having flaunted the UIGEA of 2006, however, the online poker behemoth has been labelled a ‘bad actor’... 

Chris Wallace Wins WSOP $10K HORSE Championship (Event #22)
June 12th, 2014 by S. Taylor
Filed Under WSOP News

Minnesota resident Christopher Wallace has won the $10,000 World Series of Poker H.O.R.S.E. championship (Event #22), after besting a field of 200 players over three days on his way to capturing a prestigious gold bracelet, and collecting the $507,614 first place... 

Detroit Casino Revenue Drops 1.7% To $114.6m In May
June 11th, 2014 by A. Mitchell
Filed Under Casino News

The Michigan Gaming Control Board has released its casino figures for May, revealing a 1.7% decline in revenues to $114.6 million, compared with the same month last year. The state subsequently collected $9.3 million in gambling taxes for May. All three of the... 

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