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Not Everyone Can Become A Poker Pro According To Dutch Boyd
December 29th, 2014 by M. Rhodes
Filed Under Poker Pro's News

Dutch Boyd knows more than most about the highs and lows of playing poker for a living, as the 3-times WSOP bracelet may have earned $2,477,293 from live tournaments since 2002, but he also went broke in 2012 and at the time said he was looking for just about any... 

Revel Casino Buyer Requests $8 Million Discount
December 26th, 2014 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Casino News

Developer Glenn Straub’s bid to purchase the Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City for $95.4 million was rejected in favor of the higher offer made by Brookfield Asset Management of $110 million. That deal,however, fell apart in November and now Glenn Straub... 

Kara Scott Bids Farewell To Partypoker After 5 Years
December 26th, 2014 by M. Rhodes
Filed Under Poker Pro's News

Kara Scott joined PartyPoker at the beginning of 2010, but now the  Canadian TV presenter has announced her departure from the site after five years of service effective at the end of 2014. Giving an indication as to her reasons for parting, Kara highlighted the... 

Next US iGaming State Not Expected Until 2016
December 26th, 2014 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Poker Law / Industry News

Three US states launched online gambling sites back in 2013, and at the beginning of 2014 a Morgan Stanley report optimistically predicted a further 20 states would embrace regulated online gambling by 2020. However, momentum has slowed since then, and Morgan Stanley... 

Xmas Poker Tweets From The Pros: Santa’s Workout, Brunson’s Turkey
December 25th, 2014 by M. Rhodes
Filed Under Poker Pro's News

It’s Christmas, and the poker pros have taken to Twitter to convey their holiday wishes. Here are some of their Xmas tweets: Todd Brunson “We have to be at my parents in a couple hours and are bringing the turkey. I come downstairs to check on it and... 

Trump Taj Mahal Thrown A $20 Million Lifeline
December 25th, 2014 by S. Taylor
Filed Under Casino News

New Jersey’s Trump Taj Mahal casino was due to shut its doors on December 20th, but the property is still open after investor Carl Icahn provided it with a $20 million lifeline. Although the entrepreneur did not mention how long the loan would keep the gambling... 

2015 World Series of Poker Schedule Announced
December 24th, 2014 by A. Mitchell
Filed Under WSOP News

The dates have now been announced for the 2015 World Series of Poker, with the long-running tournament series slated to get underway on May 27th at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The competition will run for a total of 49 days, and will culminate... 

No Second Poker Boom Imminent
December 24th, 2014 by A. Mitchell
Filed Under Online Poker News

An interesting article written by Steve Ruddock this week painted a rather realistic, if not gloomy, picture of the online poker industry going into 2015. According to the journalist, online poker enjoyed a boom between 2003-2006 thanks mainly to a unique “convergence... 

Mukul Pahuja Wins WSOPC Atlantic City For $148k
December 24th, 2014 by S. Taylor
Filed Under Poker Tournaments News

Florida pro Mukul Pahuja has just topped off a successful 2014 by taking down the WSOP Circuit Main Event held at Harrah’s Atlantic City Casino for an impressive $148,345 payday. With his latest victory, Pahuja has now won $3,376,584 from live tournaments,... 

2011 November Niner Martin Staszko Wins Sunday Warm-Up For $110k
December 23rd, 2014 by M. Rhodes
Filed Under Poker Tournaments News

Czech poker pro Martin “filfedra” Staszko has given his bankroll a massive boost, after taking down the PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up for a $110,478 payday. On his way to victory, the 38 year-old had to first overcome a huge field of 2,939 players in the... 

US Casinos Contemplating A Return To Cuba
December 23rd, 2014 by S. Taylor
Filed Under Casino News

Prior to 1959, the island paradise of Cuba was a hot spot for US tourists to visit and gamble in some of the country’s 13 legalized casinos located just 90 miles from the coast of Florida. That all changed after Fidel Castro came to power, and shut down an... 

Mohsin Charania Triumphs At 2014 WPT Five Diamond Classic
December 23rd, 2014 by S. Taylor
Filed Under Poker Tournaments News

After six days of action at the 2014 World Poker Tour Five Diamond World Poker Classic, Mohsin Charania emerged atop of the 568 player field to collect a second career WPT title, as well as the massive $1,177,890 first place prize. Following his impressive victory... 

Live Streaming Channels An Opportunity For Online Poker Operators
December 22nd, 2014 by A. Mitchell
Filed Under Online Poker News

The online poker industry may have been presented with its next big PR opportunity, after poker and non-poker players alike seem to have developed an appetite for watching live streams of players gambling online at such sites as Bovada. One of the most popular... 

Poker Tweets From The Pros: JohnnyBax’s Explosive False Positive, Hellmuth’s New App
December 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: Phil Hellmuth “Played private NLHold’em game in LA until 8:30 AM, now hopping on a friends jet to Bay Area. Tonight I MC GSWarriors Charity Poker... 

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