Poker Rumours

December 15th, 2014 by Renee K

When Sheldon Adelson, head of the Las Vegas Sands casino group and a virulent online gambling opponent, made a political comment in 2013, calling for the United States to ‘bomb Iran’, he never thought that the consequences would cost his company so much money. However, Bloomberg reveals this week that a cyberattack on the Las [...]

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December 13th, 2014 by Tom L

Governor Chris Christie predicted that Atlantic City casinos could generate up to $1 billion in online gambling revenues in the industry’s first year of operation. However, the numbers revealed recently painted an entirely different picture. The New Jersey Division of Gaming announced on Friday that online gambling generated just under $120 million in the first [...]

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December 13th, 2014 by Maria T

Securities regulators in Quebec, Canada have launched a probe into the Amaya Group’s purchase of PokerStars, sending shares tumbling by nearly 30%.  Quebec’s Autorite des Marches Financier is investigating trade activities in Amaya shares within the framework of the group’s acquisition of the parent company of the Rational Group, Oldford Group Ltd.  Rational Group owned and [...]

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December 12th, 2014 by Renee K

Despite speculation that Senator Harry Reid would attempt to push through an online gambling ban on the back of a federal spending bill, no such action was taken last week. A number of industry watchers came up with the theory that Reid would pander to Las Vegas Sands head, Sheldon Adelson and try and push [...]

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December 9th, 2014 by Renee K

Mexico’s legislature voted in favor of new gambling laws which brings the country one step closer to a fully fledged online poker industry. The National Action Party (PAN) and the Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD) have reached an agreement which could essentially put online gambling on the map, it was reported this week. A [...]

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December 9th, 2014 by Maria T

The online poker themed movie, Runner Runner, which was filmed in Puerto Rico, has reportedly angered the government of Costa Rica where the film’s action supposedly took place. According to InsideCostaRica.com, officials are none too happy that the country was depicted as a haven for criminals and prostitutes, nor were they thrilled with the fact [...]

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December 6th, 2014 by Maria T

PokerStars and its coalition of partners in California were swift with their response to the new online poker bill introduced in California.  The group – made up of Amaya Gaming (owner of PokerStars) and several tribes and cardrooms – said in a public statement that AB9, introduced by Assemblyman Mike Gatto, was simply a rehash [...]

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December 5th, 2014 by Renee K

The California online poker bill introduced this week by Assemblyman Mike Gatto continues to garner mixed reactions. The Poker Players Alliance announced that it required more time to study the proposal, which claims to solve all the challenges that previously prevented the state from passing long-needed online poker registration. The bill uses the similar language [...]

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