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Fate of Florida Gambling Industry Now Hangs in the Balance
29 Oct 2018
On Nov. 6th, Florida residents will cast their votes as part of the country’s midterm elections, but will also be expected to vote on twelve proposed amendments to the state’s Constitution. These measures cover a wide range of different issues, including state taxes, prohibiting public officials from getting paid for lobbying, restoring voting rights for
Even Adam Laxalt's Relatives Oppose His Candidacy for Nevada Governor
26 Oct 2018
The US mid-term elections are scheduled to take place on Nov. 6, during which time voters will cast their votes to determine who will win seats in both the US House of Representatives and Senate, as well as governorship positions in 36 individual states. One of the candidates hoping to become the next Governor of
Michael Addamo Doubles Bracelet Tally at 2018 WSOP Europe
26 Oct 2018
Michael Addamo made the trip all the way over from Australia to compete specifically at the High Roller events taking place at the 2018 WSOP Europe in the Czech Republic. Despite landing just before the start of Event #8: €25,500 No-Limit Hold’em Super High Roller, however, the 23-year old pro seemed to suffer no ill
PokerStars Awards Extra EPT Prize After Big Race Antics at Russian Grand Prix
26 Oct 2018
On September 30th, a punter saw his dream of winning an all-expenses trip to the EPT Prague ruined after on-track antics at the Russian Grand Prix in which Valtteri Bottas allowed his Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton to win the race. Fortunately for him, PokerStars, which ran the Big Race promotion, has a heart and decided
Mikita Badziakouski at 2018 WSOPE
26 Oct 2018
Mikita Badziakouski has been enjoying an incredible run of successes in 2018, and furthermore the Belarusian pro shows no signs of slowing down after taking down yet another title this week. Badziakouski took part in a €25,000 buy-in Short Deck Poker event taking place at King’s Casino Rozvadov in the Czech Republic, and following a
Has Twitch Online Casino Got a Viewbotting Problem?
25 Oct 2018
Twitch.tv is a popular medium that many online poker players have leveraged to showcase their skills (or lack thereof) to hundreds or thousands of entertained viewers. The same phenomenon has taken place with online casino enthusiasts too, but this community now faces the problem of viewbots artificially improving the metrics and fortunes of bogus gaming-related
Azov-City Gaming Zone Ordered to Shut Down Effective December 31, 2018
25 Oct 2018
Russia originally intended to close down the Azov-City gaming zone in the Krasnodar Region as far back as 2016, but a series of delays and pleas from the zone’s operators provided it with an extended stay of execution. Last week, however, its death sentence was formally passed after Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev ordered the country’s
MGM Springfield Casino Earns $27M During in First Month
24 Oct 2018
On August 24th, the state of Massachusetts’s first commercial casino operation opened with great fanfare, and during its first eight days of business MGM Springfield generated an impressive $9.5 million in revenue. Recently, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission subsequently released the casino’s financial results for its first full month of operation, revealing that the establishment collected
Zach Schneider Triumphs at 2018 Horseshoe Hammond Main Event
24 Oct 2018
From October 11-22, the Horseshoe Hammond Casino in Indiana played host to the WSOP Circuit, and featured fourteen tournaments with buy-ins ranging from as low as $250 all the way up to $5,300 for its High Roller. Amongst the notable names capturing gold rings during its run was 10-times ring winner Josh Reichard who took
Australians Top World's Biggest Gambling Losers List Again
23 Oct 2018
Australians have long had a penchant for gambling, and according to estimates around 80% of its adult population are known to have indulged in some form of gambling activity at some time in their lives. This is also reflective of a country with a booming economy and generally high quality of life which allows its
Illinois Gambling Expansion Expected to Focus on Sports Betting
23 Oct 2018
On Oct. 17, Illinois legislators met at a hearing in Springfield to discuss the possibility of a gambling expansion in the state, and while there were many items on the agenda, the topic of sports betting legalization ultimately dominated the conversation. State-licensed betting on sports became a possibility this summer after the Supreme Court decision
Israeal's Timur Margolin Wins 2018 WSOPE €1,100 MONSTER STACK
23 Oct 2018
Israeli players may have gotten off to an incredible start at the 2018 WSOP Europe after taking down the first two events, but there appears to be no slowing down in their unprecedented run. The latest player to now join Tamir Segal and Asi Moshe in capturing bracelets in the Czech Republic is Timur Margolin,
Steve Jun Wins 2018 CPPT Bicycle Casino Main Event for $150k
22 Oct 2018
At the weekend, the Bicycle Casino in Bell Gardens, California wrapped up its 21-day long Big Poker Oktober festival with its Card Player Poker Tour (CPPT) $1,100 Main Event. The tournament attracted 524 competitors, ensuring that an extra $142,140 would be added on top of its initial $500,000 prize pool guarantee. Following six days of
Hellmuth, Negreanu and Other Notable Pros Absent From 2018 WSOP Europe
22 Oct 2018
The 2018 WSOP Europe is almost halfway through its 10-event schedule in the Czech Republic, and has already produced some interesting storylines. The first two events, for instance, were won by Israeli players, including Asi Moshe winning a second career gold bracelet. Nevertheless, many top US players familiar to poker fans appear to be largely
US Leagues Could Reap $4.2BN Annually From Legal Sports Betting
22 Oct 2018
The four largest pro sports organizations in the United States could see their collective revenues grow by as much as $4.2 billion per year as a result of legalized sports, according to an industry survey commissioned by the American Gaming Association (AGA) and carried out by Nielsen Sports. The nation’s four major leagues, the NFL,
Bookies Decry Irish Gambling Tax Increase
19 Oct 2018
On Tuesday, Oct. 9, Irish Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe confirmed rumors that the government was going to double the tax rate on gambling, increasing it from 1% of turnover to 2% on Jan. 1, 2019. The tax applies to sports betting and horse racing wagers whether online or in brick-and-mortar betting shops. Ireland Seeking