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Spanish Mega-casino Project Shelved By Las Vegas Sands
December 13th, 2013 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Casino News

The Spanish government received some bad news today, after the world’s largest casino operator, Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS), announced it was abandoning plans to build the much-anticipated $30 billion mega-resort in Spain in favour of the Asian market. As US... 

Rafa Nadal Wins EPT Prague Poker Event For €50k
December 13th, 2013 by S. Taylor
Filed Under Poker Tournaments News

World tennis number one Rafael Nadal has won the €100k EPT Prague charity poker event, after besting five other celebrity opponents over four hours to win his first live tournament, and collect the €50,000 first-prize cash, which was then donated to charity. Competing... 

Top Poker Tweets Of The Week: Tony G’s Xmas Gift
December 13th, 2013 by M. Rhodes
Filed Under Poker Pro's News

Here is a selection of some of the top poker tweets coming from the pros over the past week: Tony G “My Xmas present to all of you this year is the first-ever Open Face Chinese Poker site! ..Playing OFCP @TonyBetPoker – I was right all along, It’s... 

Dan ‘KingDan’ Smith Wins WPT Five Diamond Classic For $1,161,135
December 12th, 2013 by S. Taylor
Filed Under Poker Tournaments News

Dan Smith has won the WPT Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic, after overcoming a field of 449 players over six days on his way to lifting the title, and collecting the $1,161,135 first-place prize. With his latest victory in Las Vegas, the 24-year-old... 

Finnish Poker Pro Kyllönen’s Laptop Infected With Remote Access Trojan
December 12th, 2013 by A. Mitchell
Filed Under Poker Pro's News

In January 2013, Finnish professional poker player Jens Kyllonen was honored with being named the country’s best poker player for the second time. Amongst Kyllönen’s accolades is $1,500,355 in live tournament earnings, including winning the 2009 EPT... 

Israel To Build Casino Resort In The Desert?
December 12th, 2013 by S. Taylor
Filed Under Casino News

In October, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval visited Israel on a trade mission along with 50 business leaders, and during his discussions with Israel’s political leaders the possibility of introducing gambling to the Jewish state were raised. Speaking recently on the... 

Joseph LaPinta Wins 2013 WSOPC Harrah’s Atlantic City
December 11th, 2013 by S. Taylor
Filed Under Poker Tournaments News

Joseph LaPinta has won the 2013 World Series of Poker Circuit (WSOPC) Harrah’s Atlantic City, after besting a field of 578 players over three days on his way to capturing the title, and collecting the $182,070 first place prize. The $1,675 Main Event was... 

Jean-Robert Bellande Collects $52,079 For 10th Place Finish At WPT  Doyle Brunson
December 11th, 2013 by A. Mitchell
Filed Under Poker Tournaments News

Famed perpetually underfinanced cash game grinder Jean-Robert Bellande, whose twitter account “BrokeLiving” is one of the most popular amongst poker fans, will be disappointed after finishing in 10th place at the WPT Doyle Brunson Five Diamond Classic... 

Atlantic City Casinos Up 27% To $224.7m In November
December 11th, 2013 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Casino News

The New Jersey Casino Control Commission has released its gambling results for November revealing a 27.2% increase in casino revenue to $224.7 million compared to $176.6 million for the same month a year ago. Despite the impressive growth, the figure is actually... 

Slots Player Hits Massive $182,782 Jackpot At Slotland
December 10th, 2013 by A. Mitchell
Filed Under Online Casino News

For one lucky punter Christmas has come early this year, after he hit a massive $182,782 slots jackpot while playing the deluxe Ice Queen slot game at online slots site Slotland. Following his remarkable win, the player known only as Charles N. has already begun... 

Ohio Casino Revenue Flat At $70.2m In November
December 10th, 2013 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Casino News

The Ohio Casino Control Commission has released its gambling results for Ohio’s four casinos, revealing a moderate 0.1% improvement in revenue to $70.2 million for November. Overall, The Buckeye State casinos have now generated around $758 million so far... 

Online Poker Traffic Down 15% So Far In 2013
December 10th, 2013 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Poker Rooms News

The bad news is that as of last week online poker traffic is down by 15% compared to the same time last year. However, on the positive side, with Nevada, Delaware, and New Jersey now offering internet poker, and with the possibility of other US states following... 

Over Half US Casino Markets Post Declines In 2013
December 9th, 2013 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Casino News

So far this year, US casinos have generated $31.5 billion in revenues through to October, a 4% improvement from a year earlier. However, the rebound is uneven and out of the 23 states offering casino gambling, 13 are actually showing declines in their year-on-year... 

Tristan Bain Triumphs At APT Sydney for $281,685
December 9th, 2013 by S. Taylor
Filed Under Poker Tournaments News

Tristan Bain has won the 2013 Asian Poker Tour Sydney, after overcoming a field of 648 players over three days on his way to claiming the title, as well as the $281,685 top prize The $2,000 buy-in tournament was held at The Star casino in Sydney and featured a... 

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