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Ladbrokes Exits Canadian Online Gambling Market
September 24th, 2014 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Poker Rooms News

UK bookmaker Ladbrokes has announced it is to exit the Canadian gambling market from October 1st, after which time players will not be able to deposit or wager on its sites, and will be given just 30 days to withdraw their funds. A company statement also added... 

Indiana Casinos Decline For 24th Straight Month in August
September 24th, 2014 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Casino News

The Indiana Gaming Commission has released its monthly gambling results and unfortunately it was more of the same for the state’s 13 casinos which recorded their 24th straight month of year-over-year declines in August. In total, Indiana casinos generated... 

Jonathan Chen Wins HPT Commerce Casino For $160k
September 24th, 2014 by S. Taylor
Filed Under Poker Tournaments News

Last weekend, the Heartland Poker Tour’s $1,650 Main Event took place at the Commerce Casino in Los Angeles, California, and by the time the tournament eventually drew to a close it was the last player to buy-in to the competition, Jonathan Chen, who emerged... 

UK iGambling Sites Weigh Their Options Ahead Of Legislation
September 23rd, 2014 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Poker Law / Industry News

The UK’s new ‘Gambling, License and Advertising Bill’ will take effect on October 1st, with the piece of legislation designed to overhaul an online gambling market over run by sites operating from offshore locations such as Gibraltar, Malta or... 

Mississippi Casino Revenues Down 2.9% To $175m In August
September 23rd, 2014 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Casino News

The Mississippi Department of Revenue has released its gambling results for August, revealing a 2.9% fall in revenues to $175.1 million compared to July, and a 2.9% decrease over the August 2013 tally of $179 million. Breaking the figures down further, Mississippi’s... 

Ken Pates Wins MSPT Running Aces Harness Park For $88k
September 23rd, 2014 by S. Taylor
Filed Under Poker Tournaments News

Last weekend, the Mid-States Poker Tour rolled into Columbus, Minnesota, and after two days of action Ken Pates emerged atop the 338 player field to capture the title, and collect the $87,698 first-place prize. The $1,000 buy-in MSPT tournament created a prize... 

Ultimate Gaming Abandons NJ iGaming Market
September 22nd, 2014 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Poker Rooms News

The tumult in New Jersey’s casino market is starting to impact its online gambling market, too, after Ultimate Gaming announced the Trump Taj Mahal’s closure in November has now forced it to pull its operation from the Garden State. In New Jersey, online... 

Top Poker Tweets From The Pros: Moorman’s 23rd Triple Crown, Bari’s Bluff
September 22nd, 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: Allen Bari “I can watch endless hours of poker on TV, however, for whatever reason watching Poker night in america is painful to me.. Idk why..sorry Nolan..... 

Darren “darrenelias” Elias Wins WPT Borgata For $844k
September 22nd, 2014 by S. Taylor
Filed Under Poker Tournaments News

Darren Elias has just taken down the $3,500 WPT Borgata Championship, after overcoming a field of 1,226 players over six days on his way to capturing the title, and collecting the $843,744 first place prize. With his latest victory in Atlantic City, Elias now takes... 

WSOP.com Signals U-Turn And Signs Greg Merson
September 19th, 2014 by A. Mitchell
Filed Under Poker Pro's News

On the anniversary of its launch, online poker site WSOP.com has performed an about turn on its previous policy regarding sponsored pros and has now signed 2012 WSOP Main Event champion Greg Merson to be the site’s first ever ambassador. Previously, WSOP.com... 

Ted Forrest, Mike Matusow Spat Turns Ugly Over Weight Loss Bet
September 19th, 2014 by M. Rhodes
Filed Under Poker Pro's News

Back in 2010, Ted Forrest and his “friend” Mike Matusow agreed a  $2 million prop bet which eventually saw Forrest reduce his weight from 188lbs to under 138lbs to scoop the enormous wager. One problem, however, was the fact Mike Matusow didn’t have... 

Top Poker Tweets Of The Week: Matusow And Forrest Spat, Hellmuth Meets Clinton
September 19th, 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 “PIC: President Clinton, Jack Black & I at an event I MCed for the Clinton Foundation. #PokerAndPresidents http://moby.to/qigi70” Bryan Micon “@Darthpeppa:... 

Geopolitics May Halt Russian iPoker Legalization
September 18th, 2014 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Poker Law / Industry News

After five years of trying to prevent online poker from taking root inside the country, the Russian Federation recently signaled an about turn in its negative stance and seemed ready to push ahead with opening its market of 143 million people to the rest of the... 

Police Raid Aviation Club de France, 12 People Arrested
September 18th, 2014 by A. Mitchell
Filed Under Casino News

The Aviation Club de France (ACF) in Paris, one of the country’s most famous gambling venues, was raided by thirty police officers in the early hours of Tuesday morning with 12 people subsequently taken away on a number of charges ranging from suspicion of breach... 

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