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Mike Cordell Wins 3rd WSOP Circuit Title in Baltimore
May 11th, 2017 by S. Taylor
Filed Under Poker Tournaments News

The World Series of Poker Circuit (WSOPC) Horseshoe Baltimore $1,675 Main Event was held at the Horseshoe Casino Baltimore in Maryland, with 449 players helping to create a prize pool worth $673,500. One of the players competing was Arkansas native Mike Cordell,... 

WPT to Launch Tournament Series in India
May 11th, 2017 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Poker Tournaments News

The World Poker Tour (WPT) and India’s biggest internet poker room Adda52.com have announced a strategic partnership which will see a WPTDeepStacks India series and WPT India Player of the Year award launched on the sub-continent. At this stage, three qualifying... 

NY Online Poker Bill Passes Senate Committee Vote
May 11th, 2017 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Gambling Legislation

On Tuesday, a Senator John Bonacic (photo) sponsored online poker bill known as S 3898 was approved by the New York State Senate Finance Committee by a vote of 27-9, and will now be taken to the entire Senate where it is expected to quickly pass. In such an eventuality,... 

Cassidy Battikha Claims LIVE Grand Prix Canada Title
May 10th, 2017 by S. Taylor
Filed Under Poker Tournaments News

Latest stop on the partypoker LIVE Grand Prix Canada was the Playground Poker Club in Montreal, with an impressive 2,570 players paying its CAD$14,000 entrance fee to create a prize pool which exceeded the events CAD$500,000 guarantee. Following three days of action,... 

Mike Noori Accepts McDonald’s Munching Prop Bet
May 10th, 2017 by M. Rhodes
Filed Under Poker Pro's News

The poker world is full of bizarre prop bets made in the name of competition, public interest and just plain good fun. Who can forget Antonio Esfandiari‘s 48 hour lunge prop bet, for instance, or Ted Forrest and Mike Matusow’s weight loss challenge.... 

$1.2BN Trump Taj Mahal Sold for $50M
May 10th, 2017 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Casino News

At the time of its opening in Atlantic City twenty-seven years ago, the Trump Taj Mahal was described as the “Eighth Wonder of the World”, with the Boardwalk property costing a massive $1.2 billion to complete, and counted amongst its many facilities what was... 

Sam Taylor Triumphs at 2017 Borgata Spring Poker Open
May 9th, 2017 by S. Taylor
Filed Under Poker Tournaments News

The 2017 Borgata Spring Poker Open was held at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, with 670 players paying its $2,500 entry fee to create a prize pool worth $1,675,000. Four days later, and it was Sam Taylor who would triumph over the large field,... 

AC’s Low Gambling Taxes a Lost Opportunity?
May 9th, 2017 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Casino News

Last year, New Jersey’s casinos paid just $237 million in gambling taxes, a figure significantly lower than the amounts paid in other US states, with Atlantic City’s gambling venues benefitting from a low tax rate of just 8% on gross gaming revenue,... 

Macau to Introduce More Stringent ATM Measures
May 9th, 2017 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Casino News

Stocks in Macau’s gaming companies fell by between 2-4% yesterday on the surprise news that the island’s government was stepping-up its measures to prevent money laundering in the casino capital of the world. As well as recording nine months of increasing... 

Raffaele Sorrentino Triumphs at PSC Monte-Carlo Main Event
May 8th, 2017 by S. Taylor
Filed Under Poker Tournaments News

Last weekend, the €5,300 PokerStars Championship Monte-Carlo drew an impressive sized field of 727 players to create a prize pool of €3,635,000. Six days later, and it was Italian player Raffaele Sorrentino who would become the tournament’s ultimate champion,... 

Poker Tweets: Negreanu Releases 2017 WSOP Schedule
May 8th, 2017 by M. Rhodes
Filed Under Poker Pro's News

Here’s a selection of the best tweets coming from your favorite pros over the past week, starting with Daniel Negreanu, who has now released his playing schedule for the upcoming 48th Annual WSOP in Las Vegas. According to his blog, the 6-times WSOP bracelet... 

PKR Poker Files for Bankruptcy
May 8th, 2017 by A. Mitchell
Filed Under Poker Sites News

In August 2016, PKR took the poker scene by storm with its innovative next generation 3D poker software, and over the years has collected numerous industry awards, including at the British Poker Awards and the EGaming Review (EGR) Operator Awards. Just over a decade... 

Fedor Holz Triumphs at Casino de Monte-Carlo
May 5th, 2017 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Poker Tournaments News

In July of 2016, Fedor Holz announced his semi-retirement after picking up a WSOP bracelet at the $111,111 High Roller for One Drop for $4,981,775. Since then, the German pro has gone onto amass a further $2,151,430 in winnings, with his latest victory recorded... 

Doyle Brunson Inducted into Big Country Athletic Hall of Fame
May 5th, 2017 by M. Rhodes
Filed Under Poker Pro's News

The Big Country Athletic Hall of Fame (BCAHOF) has inducted seven new members into its pantheon of athletic stars during a ceremonial banquet held at the Abilene convention center in Texas, including the 83-year-old Doyle Brunson. As a junior, Brunson was a promising...