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  • The TRUTH Behind the EPIC Full House FOLD ($25K buy-in PSPC)
    cl_imgAthanasios Polychronopolous explains what REALLY happened during the most talked about hand from the biggest $25,000 buy-in poker tournament in history. The video edit shown during the PokerStars Live Stream left out a lot of the action that took place when both Thi Xua Nguyen and Polychronopolous had full houses on the river. Polychronopolous shoved all in with aces full of queens. Miraculously, Nguyen folded...
    Sun, 17 Mar 2019, 02:32 pm PDT
  • Meet the New Poker Stars that Make the Thirst Lounge
    cl_imgA Survivor champion. A Big Brother champion. A YouTube host with nearly 700,000 subscribers. That's just a sampling of the eclectic mix of people selected as the 10 guest hosts for the Thirst Lounge, Bill Perkins' popular streaming channel and show. Meet all 10 hosts and get a glimpse of the life they are living in the Virgin Islands while streaming a wide range of games on the Thirst Lounge Twitch channel. Mat...
    Fri, 15 Mar 2019, 11:23 am PDT
  • Jason Koon: Best Short-Deck Tournament Poker Player in the World?!
    cl_imgThe Triton High Roller Series wrapped up last week in Jeju, South Korea. Highlights from the series included Jason Koon winning the short-deck ante-only tournament for $2,840,945. This win brings his total short-deck tournament winnings to just over $6.3 million. Short-deck poker is a variant played with 36 cards instead of the regular 52. The 2's, 3', 4's, and 5's are taken out of the deck, so the lowest card...
    Tue, 12 Mar 2019, 04:56 pm PDT
  • 888poker Live Bucharest Champion Darius Neagoe
    cl_imgThe 2019 888poker LIVE Bucharest Main Event champion has been crowned and it was Darius Neagoe that will take home a huge pay day and a WSOP Main Event seat for his efforts. Last year it was his countryman, Andrei Racolta who shipped the event so they are going to keep the trophy on home soil in the Romanian capital. Hosted in cooperation with Pokerfest Romania at the five-star InterContinental Bucharest, the €...
    Sun, 10 Mar 2019, 04:09 pm PDT
  • Highlights from 888poker Live in Bucharest 2019
    cl_imgA look at some of the funniest highlights from the 888poker Live in Bucharest. What does Ana Marquez do when she can't sleep? Why she should have played a hand against Martin Jacobson differently. Chris Moorman hates himself for playing this hand. how would David Tuchman and Nick Wealthall say these Romanian names? Sarah Herring shares the best moments from the week at the Intercontinental For the Live reportin...
    Sun, 10 Mar 2019, 03:57 pm PDT
  • Two Poker Players Analyze Their Perspective of the Same Hand
    cl_imgDuring the 888poker Live in Bucharest High Roller, Ana Marquez and Martin Jacobson played several interesting hands with each other. Just before a break Ana walked off stage steaming about a recent hand. Sarah Herring talks to both of the Ambassador to get their thought process during the hand. During the interview Marquez finds out if she made the right fold? To see the hand you can watch the 888poker Live Str...
    Sun, 10 Mar 2019, 07:58 am PDT
  • Poker App that Tells You EVERYTHING About Your Tournament in Real Time
    cl_imgPoker Players: Do you want to have access to up-to-date information about the best live poker games in town? Do you want to see real-time information on all the tournaments currently running? What are the current blinds? How many players? How long is the next break or level? When is the bubble? How much is the min-cash? Sarah Herring talks to LetsPoker Founder Andrei Alecu about his amazing innovation and what...
    Sat, 9 Mar 2019, 12:48 pm PST
  • Poker Players Try Traditional Romanian Food at One of Best Restaurants
    cl_imgPoker players are known to be foodies and 888poker Ambassador Martin Jacobson was even a chef before he became a professional poker player. So, Sarah Herring decided to bring a group of poker players to a traditional Romanian Restaurant and see how they react. Ana Marquez, Chris Moorman and Aleeyah Jadavji. They head to Manuc’s Inn, know in Romanian as Hanul lui Manuc to gorge themselves on all the sausage, Gho...
    Sat, 9 Mar 2019, 12:20 pm PST
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  • 2018 Battle of Malta Goes Stratospheric; New Highs to Come
    cl_img A €2 million Main Event prize pool? 4,000+ entries? More record-setting side events with their own guarantees?The Battle of Malta poker festival, now owned by the Eden Group and Casino Malta, reached stratospheric heights in 2018 but, according to the team already planning next year's festivities, that was just a taste of what's to come next. “The Eden Arena at the InterContinental Conference Centre is a spect...
    Tue, 18 Dec 2018, 10:04 am PST
  • From 3,816 to 1! Julien Stropoli Wins 2018 Battle of Malta ME!
    cl_img We have a winner!The 2018 Battle of Malta Main Event completed its quest to narrow 3,816 entries to just 1 and that sole survivor is France's Julien Stropoli! A former Magic: The Gathering player and ascending poker pro Stropoli started the final table second-to-last in chips but showed no panic in working his way up the pay ladder. After pocketing €118,500 in a 5-way deal Stropoli calmly continued his climb up...
    Thu, 25 Oct 2018, 02:34 pm PDT
  • A Quick Player's Guide to the 2018 Battle of Malta
    cl_img Never been to the Battle of Malta?Or maybe you've visited past editions of the Battle of Malta and want to know what's new and how things will be organized this year? Don't sweat it. We've got your back with a quick run-through below of all the new additions, logistical changes and things to look forward to for the 2018 Battle of Malta poker festival. Have a question we haven't answered? Leave us a note...
    Mon, 22 Oct 2018, 05:29 am PDT
  • 6-Day Live Stream, Tiffany's Bracelet Add Flash to 2018 BoM
    cl_img A doubled, €1m guarantee. Patrik Antonius and Boris Becker.A massive new space capable of hosting 1,400+ players a day. Record pre-sales that portend a gigantic crush of players descending on the 2018 Battle of Malta. We've already hinted at some of the grand additions to what is already the best low buy-in poker festival in Europe. But did you know you can bowl for your €550 seat in the 2019...
    Mon, 15 Oct 2018, 05:27 am PDT
  • Antonius Eyes Great Atmosphere at 2018 Battle of Malta
    cl_img The Battle of Malta has hosted dozens of top-level poker pros over its six editions so far but none with quite the high-stakes poker cachet of Patrik Antonius.The much-idolized Finn's star began to rise during the poker boom of the early 2000s and Antonius has been at the table, live or online, when most of the largest poker pots in history have been played. In a surprising plot twist the future Poker Hall o...
    Wed, 10 Oct 2018, 07:26 am PDT
  • Patrik Antonius, Massive Pre-Sales Foretell Record 2018 BoM
    cl_img If you think you've seen the Battle of Malta at its peak before, wait until you see 2018.Now just 21(!) days away, the 2018 Battle of Malta has hit the gas pedal on both preparations and pre-sales and all signs are pointing to a blow-out festival the size of which the island of Malta has never seen before. Among the new additions champing at the bit for the shuffle up and deal: Finnish poker legend Patrik Ant...
    Wed, 3 Oct 2018, 09:36 am PDT
  • More Packages Sold for 2018 Battle of Malta Than All Years Combined!
    cl_img You think past Battles of Malta have been big? Wait till you get a look at 2018.The best-value low buy-in poker festival in Europe will be the biggest it has ever been in 2018 with package pre-sales already eclipsing all previous years … combined. You read that right: A festival that broke its own record for biggest poker tournament on Malta 6 consecutive times has now sold more packages for 2018 than it ha...
    Tue, 28 Aug 2018, 07:00 am PDT
  • John Cynn Wins 2018 WSOP Main Event for $8.8 Million!
    cl_img When you once outlast over 6,700 players and finish 11th in the $10,000 WSOP Main Event, you might think you've used up all of your poker run good once and for all.Not John Cynn. He was just taking out a small withdrawal. The 33-year-old Indianapolis native astounded the poker world last night in Las Vegas by winning the 2018 WSOP Main Event Championship for $8.8 million - just two years after his 11th-pl...
    Sun, 15 Jul 2018, 02:28 am PDT
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  • Frank Scoblete - Tackling dopey craps ideas new
    Without question, the best bets at the game of craps are the pass line with full odds and the come with full odds; also the don’t pass with full odds and the don’t come with full odds. No matter what comboobalations critics of these bets attempt to proselytize to dismiss them and advocate other “less-good” bets, these sad ploppies are actually the...
    Mon, 18 Mar 2019, 10:00 pm PDT
  • Gary Trask - Top 10 reasons to love Beau Rivage Resort and Casino
    Casinos come in all shapes and sizes. Everyone has different tastes and preferences, and certain properties will resonate with certain people.For me, Beau Rivage Resort and Casino on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi has always checked all of my prerequisite boxes for what makes a great casino.The Beau, as it is fondly called by locals, celebrated the...
    Sun, 17 Mar 2019, 10:00 pm PDT
  • John Grochowski - Beginner's luck
    Beginner’s luck exists mainly in our imaginations. First-time players are no more likely to hit a jackpot or otherwise win big than players on their second, fourth or 55th casino visit. In skill games, first-timers are less likely to win if they haven’t mastered optimal strategies.In January, I put out a call to some frequent e-mailers to ask if...
    Sat, 16 Mar 2019, 10:00 pm PDT
  • Jerry Stickman - Hop bets at craps
    Stickman,I’ve seen many articles discussing house advantages on craps and how bad hop bets are. I don’t think I’ve ever seen what the house advantage is on hopping sevens, however. I am probably wrong but it seems like it would be low. If you bet all three combos for $1 each and hit one, it pays $15. That’s 5-1, and isn’t that the chances of...
    Fri, 15 Mar 2019, 10:00 pm PDT
  • Dan Ippolito - Casino City’s Friday Five: Slot machine edition
    Everyone loves payday. It would be nice if said pay could be seven figures, or even higher, but that isn’t the case for most of us. However, several slot machine players this week were lucky enough to come away with payouts of that caliber. This week, we look at some massive jackpot wins, slot machines being delivered to a new casino, mobile...
    Thu, 14 Mar 2019, 10:00 pm PDT
  • John Grochowski - The big hit
    QUESTION: My sister hit one of the bigger jackpots on a video slot. It was the major on a machine with mini, minor, major and grand. It was almost $1,000, so it was a great day.She won it in the first five minutes she was playing. I don’t know how many spins, but it was quick. I’ve never won more than a minor, but she’s won a few majors and says...
    Wed, 13 Mar 2019, 10:00 pm PDT
  • John Robison - Ask the Slot Expert: Hard Rock Atlantic City stunning improvement over Taj Mahal
    Question: Since the Hard Rock Casino opened in Atlantic City this past summer, it has quickly become our favorite destination. They did a fantastic job of renovating the outdated Taj Mahal. The new place is stunning and they have been very generous. The question that I have for you relates to the Hard Rock Casinos in Florida, as well as...
    Tue, 12 Mar 2019, 10:00 pm PDT
  • Frank Scoblete - In and out of the flow
    When I was an athlete there were games where near perfection seemed to exist for me. It was hard to miss a pitch or a basket. Everything just seemed to come to me. Of course, the equal but opposite was also true – disappointingly so. I could not hit the ball with a tennis racket and the basket seemed to have a lid on it. I couldn’t always have...
    Mon, 11 Mar 2019, 10:00 pm PDT
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  • 15 States Join DOJ Online Gambling Lawsuit new
    Just two months after the Department of Justice announced it was changing it’s opinion on the Wire Act, 15 states and the District of Columbia are set to join the DOJ online gambling lawsuit Additionally, New Jersey is asking the court for a Declaratory Judgment that the Wire Act only applies to sports betting, not to online gambling or poker. We also have sports betting news from the NCAA just in time for March Madness. This week’s special offer is for Gossip Slots. The post 15 States Join DOJ...
    Tue, 19 Mar 2019, 11:07 am PDT
  • World Poker Tour Deal in Mexico new
    The World Poker Tour has signed a new partnership deal with Mexican multimedia conglomerate TV Azteca, a Grupo Salinas company. This comes as part of WPT’s ongoing efforts towards global expansion. The five-year strategic alliance will see WPT’s extensive poker content library distributed in Mexico and across Latin America. Under the terms of the agreement, 17 seasons of the WPT will reach tens of millions of viewers, giving a huge boost to the poker brand’s international presence. Both companie...
    Tue, 19 Mar 2019, 07:28 am PDT
  • 47 Million Americans will Bet on March Madness
    Americans plan to Bet on March Madness to the tune of $8.5 billion. About 1-in-5 adults will be placing a bet on the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, according to a new survey released today by the American Gaming Association. “During this year’s tournament – the first in post-PASPA America – sports fans are expected to bet 40% more than they did on this year’s Super Bowl,” said Bill Miller, AGA’s president and chief executive officer. “Unlike any other sporting event in the country, March Madn...
    Mon, 18 Mar 2019, 12:12 pm PDT
  • Ohio Sports Betting Bill Introduced
    An Ohio sports betting bill has been introduced by lawmakers in the state. The bill could lead to legalize the activity for the state’s 11 casinos and racinos, as well as permit online gambling. Venues that want to offer sports betting services would need to pay a license fee of $100,000, and licensees would be able to enter partnerships with operators in order to offer sports wagering. Casinos and racinos that secure a license would be subject to a tax rate of 6.25% on gross sports betting reve...
    Mon, 18 Mar 2019, 07:28 am PDT
  • Man Shot and Killed in Failed Bellagio Robbery
    An attempted Bellagio robbery in Las Vegas ended in a gunfight between police and the suspect late Friday. An armed man walked into the casino and approached a popular poker cage, where he demanded money, before quickly fleeing out the north entrance, Las Vegas police said in an overnight press conference. The suspect attempted to carjack someone at the valet but was confronted immediately by four uniformed officers. The man turned and fired at least one shot in the direction of an officer who w...
    Sun, 17 Mar 2019, 11:20 am PDT
  • The NCAA Sports Betting Shift
    A shift is occurring in the NCAA sports betting relationship. After decades of resistance to legalized gambling on sporting events (with six years as the lead plaintiff in the lawsuit against New Jersey that eventually made its way to the Supreme Court) the NCAA is moving to address sports betting integrity in new ways. “Sports wagering is going to have a dramatic impact on everything we do in college sports,” said NCAA executive Mark Emmert at the organization’s annual convention in January and...
    Fri, 15 Mar 2019, 07:28 am PDT
  • DOJ Online Gambling Lawsuit Expands
    The outrage following the DOJ online gambling reversal on the Wire Act was swift and wide-reaching. Many wondered how it would be possible for the top law enforcement department in the country to suddenly decide to change course on a topic so sensitive, coincidentally after sports gambling became legal across the U.S. The immediate reaction, which was based on certain assumptions and intuitive deductions, was that someone in the gambling industry—perhaps someone like outspoken online gambling op...
    Thu, 14 Mar 2019, 07:28 am PDT
  • West Virginia Internet Gambling Ready for Governors Signature
    We’re just one step away from West Virginia Internet gambling becoming regulated. They could become the fifth state to legalize web betting, with a bill currently awaiting Governor Jim Justice’s signature. House Bill 2934, which was introduced by Delegate Jason Barrett on February 12, has been passed by both chambers of the West Virginia legislature. Having passed the House in February, it was then passed by the Senate on March 8, the second-last day of the 2019 regular session by a vote of 26 i...
    Wed, 13 Mar 2019, 07:28 am PDT
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  • Poker Training Video: What Are The Odds?: Ep 7 – Difficult PLO Spots new
    This video was originally part of GrinderSchool.com’s premium subscription-based training service but is being made available for free by PartTimePoker. CFTheNatural continues his series “What Are The Odds?!?!”, where the pots are large, the opponents are bad and the action is non-stop! In this episode he makes a few big folds (with hands as strong as the second nuts) and a few big calls (with hands as weak as the fifth nut flush on a paired board), explaining his logic and thought processes alo...
    Tue, 19 Mar 2019, 10:08 am PDT
  • Hit And Run: 2019 Global Poker Award Nominees Announced; Vitalijs Zavorotnijs Wins WPT Barcelona For...
    Nominees announced for the first annual Global Poker Awards. Vitalijs Zavorotnijs wins WPT Barcelona. Find these stories and more in the Monday Hit and Run. Nominees for 13 Global Poker Awards announced The Global Poker Index and Poker Central have announced nominees for many of the categories of the 2019 Global Poker Awards, set to be held on April 5th from the PokerGo Studios in Las Vegas. Nominations were revealed for thirteen out of twenty awards that will be given out during the ceremony: T...
    Mon, 18 Mar 2019, 03:45 pm PDT
  • Poker Training Video: What Are The Odds?: Ep 6 – Difficult PLO Spots
    This video was originally part of GrinderSchool.com’s premium subscription-based training service but is being made available for free by PartTimePoker. For variety, CFTheNatural returns to Bovada, and finds the games as loose and wild as ever. His opponents seemingly break every precept about PLO he has ever taught (slow playing big hands, stacking off with two pair, overplaying a big pair), and as usual they pay dearly for their mistakes. Missed an episode? Watch the beginning of this series h...
    Mon, 18 Mar 2019, 01:40 pm PDT
  • PGCB Meeting Timestamps (March 2019)
    PGCB meeting recap for the the March 6th Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board public meeting held in Harrisburg, PA. PGCB Meeting Timestamps (Introduction) The following guide is intended as instructional material for those who wish to learn more about statewide gambling governance in the United States. It provides a full outline of the 1-hour, 30-minute meeting conducted by the PGCB on March 6th, 2019. Our readers should note that the following statewide gambling regulatory business applies exclus...
    Mon, 18 Mar 2019, 01:25 am PDT
  • Weekend Hit and Run: Sean Yu Wins Bike Main, Big Numbers for HPT, and Jason Koon is Tired
    Sean Yu crushed another WSOP Circuit Main to win the event at the Bike for over $200,000. The Heartland Poker Tour saw HUGE numbers as their event in St. Louis speeds towards Day 3. And Jason Koon is feeling a little mental fatigue from all the high roller action. We got all those stories and more in this, the weekend edition of the Hit and Run.   Sean Yu Dominates Another Final Table If you’ve ever played against Sean Yu, you’ll know just how intimidating his table presence is. And that was cer...
    Sun, 17 Mar 2019, 04:12 pm PDT
  • Hit And Run: PokerStars Announces Details Of 13th Anniversary Sunday Million; Lee Jones Leaves Poker...
    PokerStars reveals details of 13th anniversary Sunday Million with a $10 million guaranteed event. A well-known representative of PokerStars is the latest to leave the online poker room. Rhode Island on the cusp of mobile sports betting. Find these stories and more in the Friday Hit and Run. PokerStars Sunday Million Anniversary event set for April 14th. PokerStars has released details of the 13th anniversary of the Sunday Million with a $10 million guaranteed prize pool up for grabs. The annive...
    Fri, 15 Mar 2019, 04:05 pm PDT
  • Poker Training Video: What Are The Odds?: Ep 5 – Difficult PLO Spots
    This video was originally part of GrinderSchool.com’s premium subscription-based training service but is being made available for free by PartTimePoker. “In Episode #5 of “What Are The Odds?!?!” CFTheNatural shows how easy it is in PLO to get your money in well ahead of your opponents but not be able to hold, even if they only have a few outs. Missed an episode? Watch the beginning of this series here. Note: Video is best viewed in “Theater” mode if viewing from YouTube. In the next episode, CFT...
    Fri, 15 Mar 2019, 10:45 am PDT
  • Online Gambling Geolocation and VPN Bans Are “Overreaching,” Warns Former PokerStars Security Expert...
    Online gambling geolocation was a key topic during a recent hearing before Michigan lawmakers to legalize online poker in the Great Lakes State. But former PokerStars security expert Michael Josem warns that proposed blanket geolocation bans on Virtual Private Networks would go too far. On March 12th, 2019, the Michigan House Regulatory Reform Committee heard sworn testimony from GeoComply public affairs and government relations consultant John Pappas. In the hearing, the former Poker Players Al...
    Fri, 15 Mar 2019, 04:59 am PDT
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  • Exclusive: New Stars Rewards Program Launched in Italy new
    The new version of the PokerStars loyalty program is expected to be rolled out in other markets soonBarely hours after pokerfuse exclusively revealed that PokerStars could soon be making changes to its randomized rewards program, the new version of Stars Rewards has gone live in the Italian market. Just as we predicted, Red Che...
    Tue, 19 Mar 2019, 11:10 am PDT
  • Buy-In Returns to $215 for 13th Anniversary of the PokerStars Sunday Million new
    cl_imgThe 14th Anniversary Edition $10 million-guaranteed tournament guarantees $1 million for first place.The 13th Anniversary Edition of the PokerStars Sunday Million will take place in April with a $10 million guaranteed prize pool, of which $1 million is earmarked for the winner. Heralded by PokerStars as “the world’s big...
    Tue, 19 Mar 2019, 01:33 am PDT
  • Exclusive: PokerStars UFC Spin and Gos and Stars Rewards Update Coming Soon
    A UFC-branded octagon table could serve as the basis for the latest game release from PokerStars.After having signed a deal with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) in December 2018 to become its first-ever “Official Poker Partner,” it seems that PokerStars will finally use UFC’s brand to promote its game offerin...
    Mon, 18 Mar 2019, 05:41 pm PDT
  • European Operators Gear Up for Spring with Winamax Series and SCOOPs Announced
    cl_imgSchedule for Winamax Series has been revealed , with €12 million to be paid across 165 events including the return of €2 million guaranteed Million Event.The spring online poker season is nearly upon us and online poker operators are gearing up for one of the busiest periods in online poker. Last week, partypoker and 888 announced th...
    Mon, 18 Mar 2019, 07:55 am PDT
  • This Week in Poker Podcasts
    cl_imgThe latest poker podcasts from the pokerfuse podcast directory.The chip Race – Season 8 Episode 5 – Girafganger, Martin Harris, Kat Arnsby and Barry Carter. This week, to celebrate the release of Dara’s book ‘Poker Satelite Strategy, we are joined by three of the best poker writers in the business. Martin Harris is here to discuss his new b...
    Mon, 18 Mar 2019, 01:48 am PDT
  • Vinicius Lima Wins Record-Breaking Field at WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open
    Entering the Final Table as the shortest stack, the 24-year-old won his first-ever WPT title.The World Poker Tour Borgata Winter Poker Open 2019 Championship event has finally come to a conclusion roughly six weeks after the Final Table was set. The $3500 buy-in Championship event kicked off on January 27 at t...
    Fri, 15 Mar 2019, 04:47 pm PDT
  • New Jersey Online Poker Fares Well in February
    cl_imgFor the first time in eight months, market revenue figures in New Jersey have exhibited annual growth.Online poker in the state of New Jersey achieved a rare milestone last month: it achieved year-over-year growth. Combined, licensed operators reported revenues of $1.8 million in February. Though modest, the 2% annual growth last mo...
    Fri, 15 Mar 2019, 01:12 pm PDT
  • Partypoker Confirms New Slot for its Flagship Online Tournament Series Powerfest
    cl_img$30 million is guaranteed in next big festival, scheduled for two weeks in April—ahead of PokerStars’ SCOOP.GVC’s online poker room partypoker has confirmed the dates and guarantees for its upcoming online tournament series, Powerfest. The flagship series, last seen back in September, boasts a $30 million guaranteed prize pool. It...
    Fri, 15 Mar 2019, 08:34 am PDT
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  • World Poker Tour Deal in Mexico new
    The World Poker Tour has signed a new partnership deal with Mexican multimedia conglomerate TV Azteca, a Grupo Salinas company. This comes as part of WPT’s ongoing efforts towards global expansion. The five-year strategic alliance will see WPT’s extensive poker content library distributed in Mexico and across Latin America. Under the terms of the agreement, 17 seasons of the WPT will reach tens of millions of viewers, giving a huge boost to the poker brand’s international presence. Both companie...
    Tue, 19 Mar 2019, 07:28 am PDT
  • 47 Million Americans will Bet on March Madness
    Americans plan to Bet on March Madness to the tune of $8.5 billion. About 1-in-5 adults will be placing a bet on the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, according to a new survey released today by the American Gaming Association. “During this year’s tournament – the first in post-PASPA America – sports fans are expected to bet 40% more than they did on this year’s Super Bowl,” said Bill Miller, AGA’s president and chief executive officer. “Unlike any other sporting event in the country, March Madn...
    Mon, 18 Mar 2019, 12:12 pm PDT
  • Ohio Sports Betting Bill Introduced
    An Ohio sports betting bill has been introduced by lawmakers in the state. The bill could lead to legalize the activity for the state’s 11 casinos and racinos, as well as permit online gambling. Venues that want to offer sports betting services would need to pay a license fee of $100,000, and licensees would be able to enter partnerships with operators in order to offer sports wagering. Casinos and racinos that secure a license would be subject to a tax rate of 6.25% on gross sports betting reve...
    Mon, 18 Mar 2019, 07:28 am PDT
  • Man Shot and Killed in Failed Bellagio Robbery
    An attempted Bellagio robbery in Las Vegas ended in a gunfight between police and the suspect late Friday. An armed man walked into the casino and approached a popular poker cage, where he demanded money, before quickly fleeing out the north entrance, Las Vegas police said in an overnight press conference. The suspect attempted to carjack someone at the valet but was confronted immediately by four uniformed officers. The man turned and fired at least one shot in the direction of an officer who w...
    Sun, 17 Mar 2019, 11:20 am PDT
  • The NCAA Sports Betting Shift
    A shift is occurring in the NCAA sports betting relationship. After decades of resistance to legalized gambling on sporting events (with six years as the lead plaintiff in the lawsuit against New Jersey that eventually made its way to the Supreme Court) the NCAA is moving to address sports betting integrity in new ways. “Sports wagering is going to have a dramatic impact on everything we do in college sports,” said NCAA executive Mark Emmert at the organization’s annual convention in January and...
    Fri, 15 Mar 2019, 07:28 am PDT
  • DOJ Online Gambling Lawsuit Expands
    The outrage following the DOJ online gambling reversal on the Wire Act was swift and wide-reaching. Many wondered how it would be possible for the top law enforcement department in the country to suddenly decide to change course on a topic so sensitive, coincidentally after sports gambling became legal across the U.S. The immediate reaction, which was based on certain assumptions and intuitive deductions, was that someone in the gambling industry—perhaps someone like outspoken online gambling op...
    Thu, 14 Mar 2019, 07:28 am PDT
  • West Virginia Internet Gambling Ready for Governors Signature
    We’re just one step away from West Virginia Internet gambling becoming regulated. They could become the fifth state to legalize web betting, with a bill currently awaiting Governor Jim Justice’s signature. House Bill 2934, which was introduced by Delegate Jason Barrett on February 12, has been passed by both chambers of the West Virginia legislature. Having passed the House in February, it was then passed by the Senate on March 8, the second-last day of the 2019 regular session by a vote of 26 i...
    Wed, 13 Mar 2019, 07:28 am PDT
  • Red Sox Casino Sponsorship Deal with MGM
    A Boston Red Sox casino sponsorship deal is now in place with MGM Resorts International. The multiyear agreement was announced last week, and makes MGM the exclusive resort casino of the Boston Red Sox. This is the first team sponsorship deal between a Major League Baseball team, and casino and sports book operator. It follows MGM becoming the official gaming partner of MLB in November. It’s important to note that the partnership does not extend to sports betting, at least not explicitly. “This...
    Tue, 12 Mar 2019, 07:28 am PDT
Gambling News and Gambling Videos
  • World Poker Tour Deal in Mexico new
    The World Poker Tour has signed a new partnership deal with Mexican multimedia conglomerate TV Azteca, a Grupo Salinas company. This comes as part of WPT’s ongoing efforts towards global expansion. The five-year strategic alliance will see WPT’s extensive poker content library distributed in Mexico and across Latin America. Under the terms of the agreement, 17 seasons of the WPT will reach tens of millions of viewers, giving a huge boost to the poker brand’s international presence. Both companie...
    Tue, 19 Mar 2019, 07:28 am PDT
  • Poker Tournaments and How to Win Them
    Poker seems to become more popular every day! Consequently, so are poker tournaments. And once a player the basics are mastered, the sky’s the limit. The following guide can help those who are interested in poker tournaments, and help to understand the basics of the game, the fundamentals of strategy, and the high-level of competition. What Are Poker Tournaments? Poker tourneys refer to regulated and planned poker competitions between multiple individuals; the size of this group varies depending...
    Mon, 11 Mar 2019, 11:27 am PDT
  • Pennsylvania Internet Betting Several Months Away
    Poker players and gamblers in waiting for Pennsylvania Internet betting will have to wait a while longer… several months, in fact, for the chance to play. Last week, state officials delivered testimony to that effect during a budget hearing before the House Appropriations Committee. Kevin O’Toole, executive director of the PA Gaming Control Board, told the committee that regulated gambling sites won’t appear until sometime around July 1. Online sports betting figures to be on a similar launch ti...
    Thu, 7 Mar 2019, 07:28 am PST
  • Online Poker Sites – Gambling From The Comfort Of Home!
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    Sat, 2 Mar 2019, 11:51 am PST
  • New Jersey Threatens the DOJ with Lawsuit
    A congressman from New Jersey threatens the DOJ with lawsuit over their change in opinion on the Federal Wire Act… and not just any congressman. Less than two weeks after the state Attorney General filed a Freedom of Information Act request to find out if anti-online gaming casino mogul Sheldon Adelson helped influence a reversal, the New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney took things a step further. Sweeney (D) wrote a letter to the DOJ criticizing their new interpretation, stating that if...
    Mon, 18 Feb 2019, 07:28 am PST
  • Online Gambling Illegal Again… Sorta… Maybe…
    Is online gambling illegal even in states where it’s regulated? I guess we’ll see… as the Department of Justice has issued a replacement for its 2011 opinion which said that the Wire Act only applies to sports betting. The new opinion now makes the Wire Act applicable to any form of gambling that crosses state lines, including online gambling and online lottery. Several states have legalized online gambling in the wake of the 2011 opinion, including New Jersey, Nevada, Delaware and Pennsylvania.
    Tue, 15 Jan 2019, 12:48 pm PST
  • Poker Pro Gavin Smith Passes Away Unexpectedly
    Canadian poker champion Gavin Smith passed away in his sleep last night. News of the loss came today from his home in Houston. He was 50 years old. There were very few details given about the circumstances of his death. Smith, born September 4, 1968, rose to poker prominence during the online poker boom several years ago. He went by the nickname “birdguts” and finished his poker career with more than $5.5 million in live tournament earnings. His last cash came in July of 2018, when he finished 8...
    Tue, 15 Jan 2019, 12:27 pm PST
  • Online Poker Bill in New York Returns for 2019
    An online poker bill in New York is back for the New Year, as State Senator Joseph Addabbo is pushing new efforts forward. The new bid to legalize online poker will also block any company involved in the US iGaming market after December 31, 2006. The newly-appointed chair of the Senate Racing, Gaming and Wagering Committee has filed Senate Bill 18, which aims to allow all those aged 21 and above to play poker online. S00018 looks to issue up to 11 online poker licenses, with only licensed video...
    Wed, 9 Jan 2019, 07:28 am PST
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  • 47 Million Americans will Bet on March Madness
    Americans plan to Bet on March Madness to the tune of $8.5 billion. About 1-in-5 adults will be placing a bet on the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, according to a new survey released today by the American Gaming Association. “During this year’s tournament – the first in post-PASPA America – sports fans are expected to bet 40% more than they did on this year’s Super Bowl,” said Bill Miller, AGA’s president and chief executive officer. “Unlike any other sporting event in the country, March Madn...
    Mon, 18 Mar 2019, 12:12 pm PDT
  • Ohio Sports Betting Bill Introduced
    An Ohio sports betting bill has been introduced by lawmakers in the state. The bill could lead to legalize the activity for the state’s 11 casinos and racinos, as well as permit online gambling. Venues that want to offer sports betting services would need to pay a license fee of $100,000, and licensees would be able to enter partnerships with operators in order to offer sports wagering. Casinos and racinos that secure a license would be subject to a tax rate of 6.25% on gross sports betting reve...
    Mon, 18 Mar 2019, 07:28 am PDT
  • The NCAA Sports Betting Shift
    A shift is occurring in the NCAA sports betting relationship. After decades of resistance to legalized gambling on sporting events (with six years as the lead plaintiff in the lawsuit against New Jersey that eventually made its way to the Supreme Court) the NCAA is moving to address sports betting integrity in new ways. “Sports wagering is going to have a dramatic impact on everything we do in college sports,” said NCAA executive Mark Emmert at the organization’s annual convention in January and...
    Fri, 15 Mar 2019, 07:28 am PDT
  • Sports Betting in Georgia Considered
    Lawmakers are considering sports betting in Georgia in a resolution that would amend the state’s laws and legalize in-person wagering at licensed gambling facilities. House Resolution 380 would enable the Georgia General Assembly to establish a framework, under which gaming facilities could apply for a license to offer sports betting services. The resolution does not make any reference to either mobile or online betting, with punters set to be limited to in-person wagering. Although the resoluti...
    Sat, 9 Mar 2019, 03:04 am PST
  • How can eSports restart the economy
    So, we are going to become experts in the field of eSports, but first let’s consider what it is. This is not only a new sport popular among the “new generation”, but also a large profitable media market. The Guardian claims that this market is about $ 1.7 billion. Experts also note that this market is growing by 22-30% per year. Today, eSports as popular as casino slots. It is no secret that the virtual casino, for example such as Stake7 Casino has become very popular in a short period of time.
    Thu, 7 Mar 2019, 01:41 pm PST
  • NBA Stars Group Strengthen Relationship
    The NBA Stars Group bond is continuing to grow, as the Toronto based Stars Group has unveiled a deepening of its agreement with the NBA. Inking its previous deal under its BetStars brand, the new agreement comes concerning its majority owned Australian BetEasy entity, which has secured the honor of becoming the first official wagering partner of the NBA in the nation. Under the terms of the deal, BetEasy is to have the right use NBA assets across its marketing materials, in addition to having it...
    Wed, 6 Mar 2019, 07:28 am PST
  • ESPN Sports Betting Show Coming
    The largest sports network in America is entering sports gambling marketplace! An ESPN sports betting show will debut next week on March 11th. The network announced Friday that it will start airing “Daily Wager”, a one-hour show on weekdays at 6 p.m. EST on ESPNews. ESPN joins Fox Sports 1 in airing daily gambling shows. “Lock It In” premiered on Fox Sports 1 last September and is also a one-hour show. “It is basically a version of ‘SportsCenter’ but through the vision of sports gambling,” said...
    Tue, 5 Mar 2019, 02:19 pm PST
  • Tribal Sports Betting Discussed in North Carolina
    Lawmakers in North Carolina are discussing a new bill that would legalize Tribal sports betting in the state. Sponsored be Senator Jim Davies, S 154 would allow tribal gambling facilities to offer sports wagering, in addition to gaming machines, live table games, raffles and video games that are currently permitted. Should the bill come into law, consumers in North Carolina would be able to place legal bets on both professional and collegiate sports events. However, punters would seemingly be li...
    Tue, 5 Mar 2019, 07:28 am PST

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  • WPT Announces Stops At Rivers Casino In PA
    The World Poker Tour (WPT) will revisit Pittsburgh‘s Rivers Casino twice in 2019. The poker tour’s popular WPTDeepStacks series will visit the Pennsylvania casino in April and October. “Following an outstanding turnout (of) our first trip to Rivers Casino last October, WPTDeepStacks is proud to return to Pittsburgh for two more events in 2019,” said Chris Torina, executive director of the World Poker Tour’s DeepStacks Tournament. The first stop at Rivers Casino will occur between April 18-29. Th...
    Mon, 18 Mar 2019, 06:00 am PDT
  • Borgata Spring Poker Open Guarantees $3.5 Million, Begins April 2
    Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa will once again crank up its Borgata Spring Poker Open (BSPO) on Apr. 2. The New Jersey casino will run 22 events through Apr. 19, with buy-ins ranging from $150 to $2,700 and a combined amount of guaranteed prizepool money exceeding $3.5 million. Individual events feature guarantees that can reach as high as $1 million. BSPO tournaments can be almost any type of event, such as bounty tournaments, H.O.S.E. events, Pot-limit Omaha, and plenty of No-limit hold’em. How...
    Thu, 14 Mar 2019, 06:00 am PDT
  • DOJ Delay on Wire Act Prosecution Little Comfort to WSOP NJ Players
    The Department of Justice (DOJ) officially delayed the deadline to enforce its new Wire Act opinion this past week. Unfortunately, the delay will do nothing for WSOP NJ players who might want to try for an online bracelet. According to a memorandum sent by US Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, the government agency will now hold off on prosecution until June 14, 2019. In the memo, Rosenstein states that the delay is merely an internal move. It is not intended to allow lawbreakers to escape...
    Mon, 11 Mar 2019, 07:22 am PDT
  • Exclusive Interview: Ted Ely, WSOP.com Player Of The Year, Reflects On Poker in New Jersey
    While US online poker has hit some setbacks, there are still some success stories. New Jersey poker player Ted Ely, 40, is one of them. He battled his way to the WSOP.com Player of the Year title for New Jersey in 2018. I recently had a chance to interview Ely. The Union City, NJ resident said that 2018 represented a turning point in his game.  2018 was different for Ely almost from the beginning of the year Ely didn’t initially set out to make 2018 a banner year. However, by May, he had already...
    Fri, 8 Mar 2019, 12:59 pm PST
  • Nevada Poker Rooms Post Their Best January Since 2015
    For the past several years, Nevada poker has been one of the most interesting verticals to track. Alarmingly, more poker rooms and poker tables are disappearing in the state each month. At the same time, revenues continue to grow. In other words, Nevada casinos are becoming far more efficient in their poker operations. A look inside this month’s Nevada poker revenue numbers cl_imgTue, 5 Mar 2019, 08:22 am PST
  • Warm Up Those Mice! WSOP Adds Nine Online Bracelet Events To 2019 Slate
    The World Series of Poker (WSOP) is making sure that its 50th birthday is truly a golden one. Series management just announced that this year’s edition of the Series will feature nine online bracelet events. The tournaments will run on WSOP.com NV and WSOP.com NJ, which offer gameplay in Nevada and New Jersey. The announcement marks the fifth time that online tournaments will award poker’s most coveted prize. To keep things more consistent, the WSOP has standardized the start times for these tou...
    Thu, 21 Feb 2019, 02:47 pm PST
  • Global Poker Jackpot Sit’n’Go Tournaments Can Mean Big Bucks In Little Time
    Global Poker Jackpot Sit’n’Go (SnG) tournaments debuted on Feb. 15 to bring big money to players in a matter of minutes. Players could win up to SC$100,000 nearly instantly. Play Online Poker for Real Cash Prizes – US Players Accepted cl_img Visit Global Poker - US Players Accepted JackPot Sit N Go Win Up To 4000 On Entry of 2 Global Poker - US Players Accepted Review Overall Grade A Games B+ Support A...
    Fri, 15 Feb 2019, 01:59 pm PST
  • PokerStars Rewards Reductions And Other Changes Rile Up Players
    Poker players in New Jersey and around the world may have received some unwelcoming news this week. PokerStars will reduce the reward point earning rate for MTTs in its Stars Rewards program. This change is the first of several tweaks expected throughout 2019. Specifically, the site announced the changes include a reduction in the reward point earning rate for scheduled multi-table tournaments (MTT), shifting from 100 reward points for every $/€1 in tournament fees paid to 45 reward points. This...
    Fri, 15 Feb 2019, 09:51 am PST
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  • Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel Celebrity Hole-In-One Challenge Names Fifth...
    The Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel 5th Celebrity Hole-In-One Challenge teed off yesterday afternoon at Le Triomphe with representatives from local media outlets and local businesses taking a swing for...(PRWeb March 19, 2019)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/cypress_bayou_casino_hotel_celebrity_hole_in_one_challenge_names_fifth_winner/prweb16178962.htm...
    Mon, 18 Mar 2019, 05:00 pm PDT
  • Samsung Marks Decade as Global Leader in Digital Signage
    New industry report affirms 10 years of industry-leading innovation, positioning Samsung at forefront of digital signage industry(PRWeb March 19, 2019)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/samsung_marks_decade_as_global_leader_in_digital_signage/prweb16176226.htm...
    Mon, 18 Mar 2019, 05:00 pm PDT
  • AAXA Technologies Introduces the 4K1 - A True Native 4K UHD Mini LED...
    AAXA Technologies is excited to announce the release of the AAXA 4K1 LED Projector, a true native 4K 3840 x 2160 resolution mini projector.(PRWeb March 18, 2019)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/aaxa_technologies_introduces_the_4k1_a_true_native_4k_uhd_mini_led_projector/prweb16166121.htm...
    Sun, 17 Mar 2019, 05:00 pm PDT
  • A' International Toy, Games and Hobby Products Design Award 2019...
    Call for Entries Announced for the A’ International Toy, Games and Hobby Products Design Award 2019(PRWeb March 14, 2019)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/a_international_toy_games_and_hobby_products_design_award_2019_is_now_open/prweb16166705.htm...
    Wed, 13 Mar 2019, 05:00 pm PDT
  • VIPER GAMING Attends PAX EAST 2019 with New Gaming Products
    VIPER GAMING PAX EAST 2019 booth activities that you won't miss it, which include: Gaming tournament, giveaway raffle, a complimentary swag bag for the first 100 visitors each day, gaming gear for...(PRWeb March 14, 2019)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/viper_gaming_attends_pax_east_2019_with_new_gaming_products/prweb16169744.htm...
    Wed, 13 Mar 2019, 05:00 pm PDT
  • Study Supports Value Of Video Games Versus Traditional Exercise In...
    New and effective methods for encouraging physical activity uptake must not be ignored, according to research presented at the SBM's 40th Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions(PRWeb March 07, 2019)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/study_supports_value_of_video_games_versus_traditional_exercise_in_promoting_physical_activity/prweb16138621.htm...
    Wed, 6 Mar 2019, 04:00 pm PST
  • INTELITY to Attend the 2019 National Indian Gaming Association...
    The hospitality technology company looks to increase its presence in tribal casino resorts(PRWeb March 04, 2019)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/intelity_to_attend_the_2019_national_indian_gaming_association_tradeshow_convention/prweb16142431.htm...
    Sun, 3 Mar 2019, 04:00 pm PST
  • Altman Vilandrie and Company Survey: 70% of U.S. Adults Now Play...
    Altman Vilandrie and Company gaming survey: 70% of adults now play video games on their smartphones as global gaming revenue surpasses that of Console and PC. Mobile continues to increase...(PRWeb March 01, 2019)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/altman_vilandrie_company_survey_70_of_u_s_adults_now_play_games_on_smartphones_as_gaming_reaches_mobile_tipping_point_in_2019/prweb16138151.htm...
    Thu, 28 Feb 2019, 04:00 pm PST

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  • Global Poker Awards announced (and nobody is happy) new
    cl_imgLots of deserved nominees have been unveiled but a lot of debate about whether the right people were chosen for the right categories.
    Tue, 19 Mar 2019, 02:00 am PDT
  • Brad Owen on the rise of Meetup Games new
    cl_imgPopular YouTuber Brad Owen explains the Meetup Games he has been helping organise that are bringing huge numbers to live card rooms.
    Mon, 18 Mar 2019, 08:41 pm PDT
  • GTO Poker Theories: The Network Effect
    cl_imgFacebook is big for the same reason that everyone goes to Las Vegas to play poker or why the Sunday Million is so popular - The Network Effect.
    Sun, 17 Mar 2019, 05:07 pm PDT
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  • Weather the SPINSTORM and win up to $1,500 at partypoker new
    cl_img partypoker is offering once again a new different kind of spin in its SPINS games, where players can win worth up to $1,500 in cash! SPINSTORM runs from March 18 (Monday) through April 21 (Sunday), and as its name implies, the series is about their exciting SPINS games where prizes range from one ticket to a $2,000 SPINS Freeroll up to $1,500 in cash! Each time you play in any of their SPINS games,...
    Tue, 19 Mar 2019, 12:19 am PDT
  • Bellagio Poker Room Robbed Again - Officer Injured, Suspect Dies after Shootout
    cl_img It has been 16 months since the Bellagio poker room was first robbed, and this second time it was robbed on March 15, Friday evening. Unlike the first robbery wherein the suspect remains at large, this time the suspect was apprehended. Police say that around 9:45pm on Friday, an unidentified man entered the Bellagio poker room holding a gun and demanded cash from the cashier cage. How much money or casino chips h...
    Mon, 18 Mar 2019, 02:19 am PDT
  • Phil Hellmuth shares his 2019 Poker Goals
    cl_img American poker pro Phil Hellmuth has shared his poker-related goals for 2019 Twitter on Sunday, March 3. The 54-year-old poker player has an impressive portfolio: 15 WSOP gold bracelets, 136 career cashes and almost $23 million in total earnings. Despite letting his achievements do the talking at most times, he obviously loves doing self-promotion, and a lot at that. The Poker Brat's...
    Fri, 15 Mar 2019, 02:53 am PDT
  • Phil Hellmuth to Host Free Master Class at partypoker LIVE MILLIONS South America
    cl_img The 15-time WSOP bracelet champ Phil Hellmuth is going to host a poker seminar at the upcoming partypoker LIVE MILLIONS South America festival, and the best thing about it is that it's absolutely free and open to everyone! The MILLIONS South America - Phil Hellmuth's Seminar When: March 18, 2019 at 7pm, the night before the Main EventWhere: Belmond Copacabana Palace, Rio de J...
    Fri, 15 Mar 2019, 02:37 am PDT
  • 888poker XL Blizzard series returns with Affordable Buy-ins and Bigger Guarantees
    cl_img 888poker's XL Blizzard series returns with even more affordable buy-ins and bigger guarantees - mark your calendar on April 4 to 14, 2019! The XL Blizzard series is back and this time 888poker offers players high-value tournaments with various ways to win big in this series. With a total of 34 different games scheduled, players can participate in as many events as they can with buy-ins starting in as little a...
    Thu, 14 Mar 2019, 02:50 am PDT
  • Triton Poker Last-Minute HK$1M NLHE Short Deck Event won by Timofey �Trueteller' Kuznetsov for $1.8M...
    cl_img The 2019 Triton Poker Series in Jeju, South Korea was deemed a smashing success that the participating players have made a decision to create a last minute event to add to the schedule. Those who already had flights scheduled on time had to cancel and find new hotel accommodations just so they can join in on the action. In the end, there were 23 players who built a prize pool wort...
    Thu, 14 Mar 2019, 02:33 am PDT
  • Triton Poker Series Jeju Main Event won by Timothy Adams for $3.5M
    cl_img The Triton Poker Series Jeju Main Event has been won by Timothy Adams after he outlasted a player field of 38, winning the prize amount considered to be currently his biggest score ever in poker. Before this tournament, the Canadian poker pro hasn't yet made a signature win in a six-figure buy-in event. This all changed when he defeated Bryn Kenney in heads-up play to win the HK$2 Mill...
    Wed, 13 Mar 2019, 01:25 am PDT
  • Jaime Staples among Newest Additions to partypoker's Team Online
    cl_img After Matt Staples, Hristivoje Pavlovic and Travis Darroch, check out eight more of partypoker's newest additions to their Team Online, with Jaime Staples being the latest to join in. Team Online is a group composed of members who are some of the world's most well-known and highly influential online poker content creators and streamers. Here are the newest Team Online members, according to...
    Tue, 12 Mar 2019, 04:31 am PDT
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  • Are online casino reviews trustworthy?
    We live in a world where huge amounts are spent on advertising and for a good reason, since people often make choices based on commercials. The Internet has further broadened our horizon and made it possible to shop for anything with only a couple of clicks. It also provides access to information, so when we are looking for products or services over the Internet, we can make an educated decision by reading online reviews. In theory, these are written by our peers, like-minded people who have mad...
    Tue, 12 Feb 2019, 03:10 am PST
  • How to Pick the Right Casino Games for Your Personality
    Whether you want to play online or offline, the wide array of games available can be bewildering. Do you want to play slots or table games? Do you want games that are fun on their own, pay out regularly or have the best odds of winning? Here are a few questions to ask yourself so you can pick the right casino games for your personality. cl_imgThu, 8 Nov 2018, 09:27 pm PST
  • Popularity of Texas Hold’em Continues to Rise
    Poker is one of the most popular games you can play at a casino, but one variant stands head and shoulders above the others — Texas No-Limit Hold’em. cl_imgFri, 28 Sep 2018, 07:58 pm PDT
  • Benefits of Playing Poker in an Online Casino
    Poker is one of the old games that used to be played by many. The look of casinos was smoky and dull. People used to take out time to go to a casino and play poker. After the 2000s internet happens and the whole scene of live games changed. The same thing happened with poker. Online casinos were made and an employee from Tennessee highlighted poker to primetime. In the early 2000s people used to play poker on online chat rooms and many small poker sites. After 2003 people started taking poker se...
    Tue, 28 Aug 2018, 09:54 am PDT
  • Online Poker Continues to Grow in Popularity
    Of all the casino games played the one that stands out is poker because it more than any other game requires skill as well as that little bit of luck. It has that air of excitement as you put your wits against other players and many make a full time living out of playing poker for a living with huge jackpots available in the many tournaments that take place on a regular basis. Films like Casino Royale inspired many filmgoers to try their hand and there has always been a certain cool image projec...
    Mon, 23 Jul 2018, 01:00 am PDT
  • Is Cryptocurrency the Future of Casinos?
    Which do you think is better to gamble with, regular currency or cryptocurrency? Everyone knows novelty is key if you’re trying to stand out in a saturated market. You want potential customers to feel as though they get a unique experience at your site and, with the recent proliferation of cryptocurrencies, particularly Bitcoin, the connection seems obvious. Start a casino which accepts cryptocurrencies and you’ll soon see your market share shoot up. The novelty is certain to wear off but if the...
    Fri, 6 Jul 2018, 02:22 am PDT
  • What Are The Most Expensive Casinos Worldwide?
    Casinos aren’t really renowned for being small, cozy affairs. Which is probably why so many of the most expensive buildings on the planet are directly tied to them. Whether you’ve come to play poker, slots or blackjack, the casino industry has a tendency to splash cash on extravagance, it’s extremely common to find excellent casinos used as key features in integrated resorts with well known brands like MGM and Caesar’s being prime examples. This trend is so common that recent worldwide expansion...
    Fri, 6 Jul 2018, 02:17 am PDT
  • Video Poker vs. Slots: Is There a Difference?
    Similarities between online slots and video poker (VP) are quite obvious and when someone looks at video poker for the first time, it is easy to mistake it for just another slot game. In truth though, VP and slot games are not one and the same. To clear the confusion up somewhat, let’s take a closer look at some of the key differences between the two next. Sat, 16 Jun 2018, 11:49 pm PDT
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    Poker is a simple game the essential rules are learned easily and quickly. The poker terms are all-English and are therefore internationally understood. Poker Journal As a rule is played with a customary poker hand. In some variations of poker, more or less cards are used. However, we go to the basics from a 52-sight reading. Everything for you easily complete ​​at Party Poker School. Poker Etiquette Poker cards can be found in any grocery store, most already is poker or rummy it. The Joker of c...
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  • Billions Will Be Wagered On March Madness This Year — But How Much Legally? new
    Not burying the headline on this one as the numbers are eye-popping. According to the American Gaming Association (AGA), $8.5 billion will be wagered on the NCAA men’s basketball tournament this year in the U.S. An estimated 47 million Americans will place those bets. The AGA survey, conducted by Morning Consult, breaks down the numbers further: There will be 149 million March Madness brackets filled out this year A total of $4.6 billion will be wagered on those brackets by 40 million people App...
    Tue, 19 Mar 2019, 10:35 am PDT
  • Laying The Chalk: Here’s What An Oddsmaker’s March Madness Bracket Would Look Like new
    With Selection Sunday now in the books, we’re just a day away from First Four play kicking off March Madness season, that annual celebratory period replete with significant diminished workplace productivity, plenty of friendly rivalry and no shortage of imbibing. Yes, beginning late Sunday night, “bracketology” underwent its annual elevation to official springtime religion for millions of sports fans across the globe. While brackets are furiously completed in conventional fashion over the early...
    Tue, 19 Mar 2019, 08:25 am PDT
  • The Five Best (Free) March Madness Bracket Contests You Can’t Miss In 2019
    The NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, or March Madness, is upon us once again. The annual event also heralds the fact that bracket contests are running all over the place. We’ve combed through them, and found the five best FREE March Madness bracket contests. FanDuel Sportsbook – Bracket Madness FanDuel Sportsbook recently claimed the top revenue spot for online sportsbooks in New Jersey. For March Madness, the site is apparently feeling generous. FanDuel Bracket Madness will award $250,000 to p...
    Mon, 18 Mar 2019, 12:50 pm PDT
  • FanDuel Sportsbook’s March Madness Betting Bonanza Tips Off This Week
    It’s as much a rite of spring as melting snow, blooming flowers and daylight savings time: money changing hands — sometimes in considerably large quantities — on March Madness games. For decades, that’s happened most commonly via office/friends and family bracket pools. Perhaps less mainstream — but still alive and kicking — is the underground betting market consisting of the friendly neighborhood bookie or the offshore, unregulated sportsbook. The annual tournament’s do-or-die format and spring...
    Mon, 18 Mar 2019, 11:45 am PDT
  • The Zion Effect: Duke Heaviest NCAA Favorite Since 2014-15 Kentucky
    Unless you went to Duke, you likely hate Duke. But even if you hate Duke, which you likely do, you like betting Duke. Especially this year. Duke heaviest bet this season According to David Purdum at ESPN, more money was bet on Duke at US sportsbooks to win the NCAA national title than any other team this year. As the clear front-runner (+220 odds at FanDuel Sportsbook NJ), Duke is the heaviest NCAA March Madness favorite since the 2014-15 Kentucky Wildcats team (near even money). That team, whic...
    Mon, 18 Mar 2019, 10:09 am PDT
  • NCAA Tournament Odds: Round Of 64 Spreads, Totals And Moneylines For Every Game
    March Madness has arrived. The 2019 NCAA Tournament bracket was revealed on Sunday, and sportsbooks around the country quickly began posting betting odds for every opening round game. The NCAA Tournament tips off Tuesday, March 19 with four tournament play-in games. The Round of 64 begins on Thursday, March 21. DraftKings Sportsbook was among the first to start posting March Madness odds in New Jersey, so we’ll use the DraftKings lines for the purpose of this article. Below you’ll find current s...
    Sun, 17 Mar 2019, 03:42 pm PDT
  • Beckham Trade Dramatically Moves Cleveland Browns 2020 Super Bowl Odds
    The Browns as Super Bowl contenders? Apparently, thanks to a big trade. OBJ + Cleveland Browns = contenders After the New York Giants traded star receiver Odell Beckham Jr. on Tuesday, the Cleveland Browns now find themselves among the top five 2020 Super Bowl betting favorites. The Browns have been on a drunken offseason bender, adding talent all over the field. Along with OBJ, they’ve loaded the roster with free agents such as Sheldon Richardson, Demetrius Harris, Kareem Hunt (although, Hunt i...
    Fri, 15 Mar 2019, 09:56 am PDT
  • 2020 Super Bowl Odds: Patriots Early Favorites To Repeat At FanDuel, DraftKings
    There are no months off in the NFL betting cycle. Shortly after the Patriots clinched their sixth title in Super Bowl 53, bettors were already looking ahead at futures prices for next season. The opportunity to wager on the winner of the 2020 Super Bowl was available in mid-January for bettors in Nevada at the Westgate SuperBook in Las Vegas. New Jersey operators like DraftKings Sportsbook and FanDuel Sportsbook followed two weeks later with their own early odds for the Super Bowl 54 champ. The...
    Thu, 14 Mar 2019, 12:57 am PDT
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  • BetConstruct Casino portfolio boosted by Greentube new
    BetConstruct seals a significant strategic partnership with the NOVOMATIC Interactive division Greentube. The Greentube content will roll out with BetConstruct’s own casinos and operators. cl_imgTue, 19 Mar 2019, 07:59 am PDT
  • ASEAN Gaming Summit 2019: Future opportunities and risks of gambling new
    The future of gambling is going to have several game changing super forces to manage and capitalize on. Jay Walker, chairman of Walker Digital, and Earle Hall, CEO of AXESNetwork, spoke about these forces at the ASEAN Gaming Summit 2019, held again this year in Manila. cl_imgTue, 19 Mar 2019, 06:47 am PDT
  • SJM joins competition in announcing pay raises new
    Since the beginning of the year, a number of casino operators on Macau have announced pay raises for employees. On Monday, SJM Holdings Ltd announced that they would be doing so as well, announcing that they would be providing a raise of between 2.5% and 8.3% to employees. cl_imgTue, 19 Mar 2019, 06:29 am PDT
  • Time to sell crony Nagacorp as dangers increase new
    Cambodia’s gaming market is unlike any other in the world. As a monopoly with easily identifiable risks, until this year it was basically a unipolar investment in Nagacorp almost entirely dependent on tourist flows from China to Phnom Penh. The more people that come to Cambodia, particularly megarich Chinese VIPs, the more money Nagacorp makes. As long as the tourist flows keep increasing, the value of the stock would rise, and so it has. Up 216% since June 2017 and 30% year to date, the stock i...
    Tue, 19 Mar 2019, 05:09 am PDT
  • Macau casino to be attacked this Friday (in an exercise) new
    The Venetian Macao casino resort is going to be attacked this Friday, March 22. Fortunately, it’s only a simulation drill that is being organized by the city in order for the police and public-sector departments, as well as the casino, to understand how best to respond to a real attack. cl_imgTue, 19 Mar 2019, 03:19 am PDT
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  • Skrill Poker | Quick Poker Deposits and Withdrawals with Skrill
    Born back in 2001 (as Moneybookers) Skrill has established itself as an industry leader in the digital payments space and particularly with online gamers and poker players for its consistency and usability. With the legal environment for online poker constantly in flux in many countries around the world Skrill has proven itself to be a consistent and reliable means of getting money on and (importantly) off of a poker site. With reasonable fees and a variety of services Skrill makes moving money...
    Mon, 15 Oct 2018, 09:35 am PDT
  • WebMoney Poker | Play Poker with WebMoney
    WebMoney goes all the way back to 1988 as one of the first online money movers - especially in the former Soviet Union - so it has a long track record to back it up. The Moscow-based processor now has about 30 million users to attest to its reliability. There are a few different options for player with different money-sending needs but the 'Keeper Standard' account should provide most of the services an online poker player would need. If you ever try out those super-soft Russian sites and need t...
    Fri, 12 Oct 2018, 11:46 am PDT
  • Neteller Poker | Play Poker with Neteller
    Now a part of the Paysafe Group that includes Skrill and paysafecard, among others, Neteller is licensed and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in the UK. The FCA is obviously one of the most stable and trustworthy organizations in the world and, with headquarters in the Isle of Man (home of PokerStars), well versed in the ins and outs of funding online poker accounts. Signing up for a Neteller account is always free and payments are always instant and secure. Your personal infor...
    Tue, 9 Oct 2018, 02:05 pm PDT
  • PayPal Poker | Play Poker with PayPal
    While PayPal has been used for everything from buying Beanie Babies on eBay to donating to your favorite charity it wasn't always accepted in more fringe type industries like online poker of online gambling. With the licensing and regulation of online gaming, though, in the US and across Europe, PayPal has opened up as a payment methods for several online poker sites including PokerStars, 888poker and more. Now accepted in over 200 countries and transacting in 25 currencies, PayPal is now a ubiq...
    Tue, 9 Oct 2018, 11:41 am PDT
  • Western Union Poker | Deposit By Western Union
    With over 550,000 agent locations in over 200 countries there's little chance you can't find a Western Union outlet near where you're standing (or sitting) right now. Getting your poker deposit online is as simple as walking into a store and handing it over. But you can also now create a full service Western Union account online and zip money around the globe on demand, to poker sites or friends and family alike, from your laptop or mobile phone. It's a whole new Western Union world these days b...
    Fri, 5 Oct 2018, 11:36 am PDT
  • POLi Poker | Play Poker with POLi
    Available to customers in both Australia and New Zealand, POLi is an online payment option that allows users to directly transfer funds for their online bank account to securely pay for goods and services. From flights to in-game purchases there are a range of things you can use POLI for and one of those things, importantly, is also online poker (and sportsbetting, but that's for another day). No registration is needed and as the purchaser (or depositor as it may be) you get directly linked to y...
    Thu, 4 Oct 2018, 11:12 am PDT
  • Discover Poker | Play Poker with Discover
    If you live in the United States, and particularly a licensed online poker state such as New Jersey, the PokerStars Play + card is a personalized, pre-paid Discover card account that makes deposits and withdrawals very, very seamless. Discover has also branched out into the online banking world now which means you can also have a separate account from your bank account that you can dedicate entirely to poker to keep your bankroll removed from other expense accounts. If you're a long-time user of...
    Wed, 3 Oct 2018, 12:39 pm PDT
  • Boku Poker | Play Poker with Boku
    How does Boku even work? Pretty simply, actually. You pick Boku as your online poker deposit method via the poker site cashier, select the amount you want to deposit and click send. Rather than enter your credit card or your bank details, the amount of your deposit is just added to your next mobile phone bill. You still have to pay it, obviously. But if there's an easier way to make a deposit to your online poker account, we've yet to see it. What is Boku? Founded in the UK (originally called Vi...
    Tue, 2 Oct 2018, 10:16 am PDT
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  • Bellagio Poker Room Robbed Again, Suspect Killed by Police new
    It was a frightening scene Friday night at the Bellagio in Las Vegas as an armed robber got into a shootout with police officers, resulting in one officer and the suspect getting shot. The officer is fine and the suspect later died. The incident occurred at about 9:45pm Friday night, as prime of a time at a Vegas Strip casino as you will ever have. The suspect, wielding a firearm, went up to the cage at the Bellagio’s famous poker room and demanded money. Staff are trained not to put up any resi...
    Tue, 19 Mar 2019, 04:23 pm PDT
  • Nominees Announced for Inaugural Global Poker Awards
    That didn’t take long, did it? One day after the closing of the nomination period for the inaugural awarding of the Global Poker Awards, the Global Poker Index has come out with the final list of nominees. Spanning the globe and the world of poker, the Global Poker Awards will take over for the European and American Poker Awards program in what will be a global salute to the game. 130 members of the Nomination Panel (including this writer) put forth their selections for 13 awards, with the follo...
    Mon, 18 Mar 2019, 12:59 pm PDT
  • The First Annual Global Poker Awards – A Writer’s Nominations, Part Two
    For those of you who missed yesterday’s Part One, the First Annual Global Poker Awards are going to be handed out in Las Vegas this April. To give out awards, however, you need to have some people to choose to receive said awards. With this in mind, the Global Poker Awards have reached out to a nominations committee – of which this writer is a part – to compile a nomination’s list for the ceremonies. We went through six awards yesterday, so we will pick up the final seven in Part Two. There will...
    Sun, 17 Mar 2019, 06:35 am PDT
  • The First Annual Global Poker Awards – A Writer’s Nominations, Part One
    The newly created Global Poker Awards will be handed out in ceremonies from the studios of Poker Central in April. As one of the past members of the nomination committee for the American Poker Awards, I was once again asked to make nominations for the people, tournaments and moments from poker in the past year that are worthy of nominating. It is a distinct honor to have and, despite my insistence that the European Poker Awards and the American Poker Awards were doing quite well on their own, it...
    Sat, 16 Mar 2019, 02:11 pm PDT
  • Vinicius Lima Outlasts Start of Day Chip Leader Dave Farah to Win WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open
    In what turned out to be a marathon session, Vinicius Lima came off the start of day short stack to defeat the start of day chip leader Dave Farah, capturing the World Poker Tour Borgata Winter Poker Open championship in the process. Farah’s Tournament to Lose Coming to Las Vegas for the last final table of a trio this week, the WPT Borgata final table was one that many had pegged for a lengthy battle, one that was Farah’s to lose with his dominating stack (18.85 million). Farah was closely purs...
    Thu, 14 Mar 2019, 07:35 am PDT
  • Frank Stepuchin Wins WPT Gardens Poker Championship Main Event
    It was World Poker Tour final table Tuesday as not only did Erkut Yilmaz win the WPT Rolling Thunder Main Event in the Sacramento, California area, but down in Las Vegas, Frank Stepuchin won the WPT Gardens Poker Championship Main Event. The Gardens Casino, the host venue for the tournament, is actually in California, but this was the second of three consecutive WPT final tables that used the new schedule of a delayed final table. The penultimate day of the Gardens Main Event was nearly two mont...
    Wed, 13 Mar 2019, 07:59 pm PDT
  • Erkut Yilmaz Wins WPT Rolling Thunder Main Event
    Erkut Yilmaz is not what one would consider a household name in the world of poker, but everyone best start paying attention, because this man is tearing it up right now. Yilmaz won the World Poker Tour (WPT) Rolling Thunder Main Event yesterday, his second WPT title this season. For the win, Yilmaz banked $303,920, which includes a $15,000 seat in the season-ending WPT Tournament of Champions. Of course, he already won a seat, so, I guess he gets to pocket that cash. Yilmaz entered Tuesday’s fi...
    Wed, 13 Mar 2019, 02:16 pm PDT
  • David ODB Baker Wins WPT L.A. Poker Classic Main Event
    With the World Series of Poker coming up, talk at some point will inevitably turn to the meaning of a gold bracelet. There are dozens upon dozens of events now, leading some people to consider the value of a bracelet to be watered down. Many of the younger generation of players are more concerned with the money they win than the prestige of a tournament victory (and that’s cool, lest you think I’m some fogey – I would cry if I won the money these players are winning). But for some, like WPT L.A.
    Tue, 12 Mar 2019, 09:02 pm PDT
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