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Jiajun Liu Crowned 2014 APPT Macau Champion
May 27th, 2014 by S. Taylor
Filed Under Poker Tournaments News

Jiajun Liu has been crowned the 2014 Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT) Macau Main Event champion, after besting a field of 494 players over five days on his way to capturing the title, and collecting the HK$2,776,000 (US$360,000) first place prize. Commenting immediately... 

Offshore Internet Gambling Sites Holding Back US Market
May 26th, 2014 by A. Mitchell
Filed Under Poker Law / Industry News

A year after regulated online gambling made its first appearance in Nevada, the country now has a total of three regulated states, with another eight states currently trying to introduce some form of igaming legislation this year. Nevertheless, analysts have expressed... 

WSOP 2014 Beware: The Germans Are Coming
May 26th, 2014 by M. Rhodes
Filed Under WSOP News

Although the 2014 World Series of Poker doesn’t officially kick off until Tues, May 27th, Germany’s Dominik Nitsche has technically speaking won the first recognized WSOP bracelet of the year after taking down the WSOP Circuit’s National Championship... 

Germany’s Dominik Nitsche Wins WSOPC National Championship In Atlantic City
May 26th, 2014 by S. Taylor
Filed Under Poker Tournaments News

Germany’s Dominik Nitsche has topped a 126 player field at the $10k WSOPC National Championship, including 2-times WSOP bracelet winner Athanasios Polychronopoulos heads-up, to pocket the $352,800 first-place prize, and earn yet another career tournament... 

American Gaming Association Turns Back On Internet Gambling
May 23rd, 2014 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Poker Law / Industry News

Since 2010 the American Gaming Association (AGA) has been largely supportive of online gambling regulation, but recently the Washington D.C. based organization surprised the gambling industry by declaring iGaming was no longer an issue it was prepared to spearhead. The... 

Ivan “vandir4rek” Soshnikov Wins SCOOP Main Event For $1 Million
May 23rd, 2014 by S. Taylor
Filed Under Poker Tournaments News

Russia’s Ivan “vandir4rek” Soshnikov has won the PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) $10,300 Main Event, after besting a field of 657 players over two days on his way to claiming the title, and collecting the $1,048,000 first... 

Top Poker Tweets Of The Week: Boyd’s Book, Rousso Twerks, Devonshire Escapes Death
May 23rd, 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: Sorel Mizzi “Just got laid 3:1 on 10k that I can’t swim from Ipanema beach (rio) to one of the islands about 5km away http://t.co/hKHcrMWNcT.. I use to swim... 

Online Poker Affiliates Receive Wake Up Call In New Jersey Market
May 22nd, 2014 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Online Poker News

Even though online poker continues to be unregulated in all but three of the USA’s fifty states, American players across the country are still able to access the various offshore sites, often by way of affiliate websites. Whereas this grey market is seen... 

WSOP Main Event’s Martin Staszko Foiled Kidnap Plot
May 22nd, 2014 by M. Rhodes
Filed Under Poker Pro's News, WSOP News

Back in 2010, Jonathan Duhamel may have won the WSOP Main Event for $8,944,310, but a year later the Canadian pro was subjected to a brutal home invasion robbery, highlighting the dangers faced by the players involved in an industry founded upon big egos and huge... 

Mississippi Casinos Generate 6% Less Revenues In April
May 22nd, 2014 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Casino News

The Mississippi Department of Revenue has released its casino figures for April, revealing a 6% fall in revenue to $164 million, compared to the same month in 2013. It would also appear that the state’s two main markets are on different tracks at present,... 

Bryan Campanello Wins Third Career WSOPC Ring In New Orleans
May 21st, 2014 by A. Mitchell
Filed Under Poker Tournaments News

Bryan Campanello has won the WSOP Circuit Harrah’s New Orleans main event, after besting a field of 557 players over three days on his way to capturing the title, and collecting the $175,459 first place prize. In addition to picking up a third career WSOPC gold... 

Louisiana Casinos Down 0.8% To $195m In April
May 21st, 2014 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Casino News

The Louisiana Gaming Control Board has released its casino results for April, revealing a slight 0.8% decline in revenues to $194.8 million compared to the same month in 2013. In addition, April’s revenues was lower than the $224.1 million generated by the... 

3-times WSOP Champ Jeff Madsen Wins HPT California
May 21st, 2014 by S. Taylor
Filed Under Poker Tournaments News

3-times WSOP bracelet winner Jeff Madsen has given his poker career an extra boost ahead of the 2014 World Series of Poker by taking down the $1,650 Heartland Poker Tour California State Poker Championship for $157,060. Following the victory which now takes his... 

Ultimate Poker Fails To Impress America’s Regulated Market
May 20th, 2014 by A. Mitchell
Filed Under Poker Rooms News

When Ultimate Poker, America’s first regulated online poker website, launched in Nevada back in April 2013, the pioneering poker room held high hopes for the future, with the company’s Chairman Tom Breitling commenting at the time that the site was... 

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