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Lucky Dragon in Las Vegas
07 Nov 2018
In October, the shuttered Lucky Dragon casino in Las Vegas failed to receive a single bidder at its opening price of $35 million. As a result, the ill-fated $160 million property reverted back to its owner, Snow Covered Capital, which is linked to real estate investor Enrique Landa of Associate Capital. Despite the setback, the
Mr Green Logo
06 Nov 2018
On the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018, British betting giant William Hill PLC announced its intention to purchase Sweden-based Mr. Green & Co. in an all-cash deal worth approximately 2.819 billion Swedish krona (about $311 million). The acquisition is widely perceived to be an attempt by William Hill to broaden and internationalize its revenue
Patrick Serda and Ema Zajmovic tussling over WPT Montreal belt
06 Nov 2018
The WPT Montreal took place at the Playground Poker Club from Oct. 29 to Nov. 4, with its CA$5,300 Main Event naturally providing the biggest draw. In total, 792 players entered the tournament looking to claim a share of its CA$5 million guaranteed prize pool. Seven days later, and emerging a top of the field
The Bicycle Casino in California
05 Nov 2018
Long-simmering disputes between California gaming tribes and the state’s dozens of private cardrooms now threaten to erupt into lawsuits as the tribes have announced their intention to sue both these poker clubs and the regulatory authorities. At the heart of the matter is the tribes’ contention that these commercial card facilities are spreading non-permitted games
Israeli Flag
05 Nov 2018
Israel’s Supreme Court recently ruled poker to be a game of skill, rather than luck. Keeping the momentum going, Sharren Haskel from the Likud Party has now introduced a bill to the Knesset that would recognize poker as a skill-based game, thus allowing it to bypass the country’s strict anti-gambling laws. Strict Gambling Laws in
PGA EuroPro Tour
03 Nov 2018
Online poker giant partypoker has struck a sponsorship deal with the PGA EuroPro Tour to become the golf brand’s official partner for the 2019 season. The arrangement will grant partypoker branding rights at the developmental professional golf tour next year, while enabling it to benefit from social media campaigns launched by the PGA EuroPro Tour
UK's Jack Sinclair Triumphs at 2018 WSOP Europe Main Event
03 Nov 2018
British Poker Pro Jack Sinclair has taken down the 2018 WSOP Europe Main Event, navigating his way past a field of 534 players to claim the coveted title, as well as a first place prize of €1,122,239 ($1,277,013). Describing his victory as a dream come true, Sinclair said that his progress throughout the whole week
02 Nov 2018
On Wednesday, Zynga reported a mixed bag of results for its third quarter earnings. On the one hand, the social game developer saw the amount its customer spent on virtual goods climb by 17% to $248.9 million, and its revenue increase by 4% to $233.2 million overall. On the other, its adjusted earnings actually slipped
01 Nov 2018
Shaun Deeb has officially been crowned the 2018 WSOP Player of the Year after a formidable run either side of the Atlantic. In total, the US pro cashed 20 times in the Series, making four final tables and capturing 2 gold bracelets along the way to claim perhaps the most coveted accolade in poker. Furthermore,
Unikrn Issued First Crypto-gambling License from Isle of Man
01 Nov 2018
Online esports betting site Unikrn announced on Tuesday, Oct. 23 that it had been granted a license from the Isle of Man to conduct wagering activities using crypto-currency as well as other forms of real money. The company thus became the first-ever entity licensed by the Isle of Man to engage in crypto-based internet betting.
Nevada Casinos Posts 1.3% Revenue Gain in September
01 Nov 2018
Nevada’s casino market has broken its two straight month losing streak after reporting a 1.3% revenue increase to $991.2 million in September. While year-on-year growth may have been slight, more impressive is the fact the gain came despite September’s calendar having one less weekend day than in 2017. The state subsequently collected $54.5 million by
Bernard Lee Wins Second Career WSOP Circuit Ring in Nevada
31 Oct 2018
Bernard Lee is a poker player, writer, media personality and philanthropist who in 2011 established the Full House Charity Program, a voluntary organization which each year grants Christmas wishes for the Boston area’s homeless. In 2007, the all round poker aficionado also launched “The Bernard Lee Poker Show,” a premier radio program that interviews “poker
How Does NJ Sports Betting Market Compare to iPoker Segment?
30 Oct 2018
After New Jersey launched regulated online gambling in 2013, its online poker segment initially generated around a quarter of all the industry’s revenues, while online casinos accounted for the remaining amount. Since then, however, both verticals have been trending in opposite directions, with online casinos continuing to go from strength to strength, but online poker
GVC Holdings Wins Trio of Honors At 2018 EGR Operator Awards
30 Oct 2018
The annual EGR Operator Awards took place at Grosvenor House in London on October 25, and was attended by more than 800 iGaming operators hoping to snag an award in one of the many different categories featured at the so-called “Oscars” of the egaming sector. Making the biggest splash at the award ceremony, however, was
Horseshoe Casino Baltimore Signs Partnership Deal with Baltimore Ravens
29 Oct 2018
The Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League has signed a partnership agreement with the Horseshoe Casino Baltimore. The news was announced Friday, Oct. 19 and marks the second such arrangement between a professional American football team and a casino since the NFL relaxed the rules around signing deals with gambling companies in September. About
Martin Kabrhel Wins 2018 WSOPE Super High Roller for $3 Million
29 Oct 2018
Martin Kabrhel entered the 2018 WSOP Europe €100,000 No-Limit Hold’em King’s Super High Roller event in the Czech Republic alongside a field of 95 players. Following three intense days of poker action, the Czech pro subsequently managed to navigate himself deftly past the competition, including a final table packed with WSOP winners, to claim a