Poker Rumours

July 1st, 2014 by Tom L

Online poker figures continued to grow in the state of Nevada, despite a weaker performance in Delaware.  According to the  Nevada Gaming Control Board, online poker contributed $862,000 to the overall revenue of $970.3 million from all gambling sectors in the state.  Online poker numbers were up 8.8% in May, compared to $792,000 in May. Online poker numbers [...]

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June 30th, 2014 by Maria T

While at the beginning of the year, there were 12 land casinos in Atlantic City, a recent announcement by Caesars Entertainment could see this number drop to a dismal nine.   Caesars said that it would be closing one of its four Atlantic City casinos, the Showboat, by the end of August due to saturation [...]

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June 29th, 2014 by Renee K

iGaming law expert and analyst, Jeff Ifrah said late last week that, in his opinion, the US government has no legal footing to keep online poker room, PokerStars out of the market, now that the group has been acquired by Amaya Gaming.   Ifrah said that while Poker Stars will face some challenges as it fights [...]

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June 27th, 2014 by Maria T

Luis Suarez, the Uruguay striker not only had the longest ban imposed by FIFA on a World Cup player in history, he’ll also be feeling the results of his unsportsmanlike action in other areas.  Suarez was told yesterday that one of his sponsors, 888 Poker, has cancelled their sponsorship of the player for biting  Italy’s [...]

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June 23rd, 2014 by Maria T

After completing the exhaustive licensing process set by the Nevada Gaming Commission, Gamblit Gaming has been given the green light to offer its services as a real money online gambling technology provider in the state. Gamblit Gaming has a license to distribute, manufacture gaming devices and interactive gaming systems, and provide interactive gaming services. “We’re [...]

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June 21st, 2014 by Renee K

International Games Technology (IGT) has confirmed that it is involved takeover talks, a fact which has sent its share prices soaring over 25% in the last week.   The group, which supplies gaming services for online and offline businesses, mainly in the United States, said that it has been involved in talks with several interested [...]

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June 21st, 2014 by Tom L

Microgaming Poker Network (MPN) has changed its English-only policy at poker room chat rooms and is now allowing players to small-talk in foreign languages as well.  The Head of Poker at Microgaming, Alex Scott, said that while the company will continue to police “grossly offensive or disruptive chat”, players are now more than welcome to [...]

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June 20th, 2014 by Maria T

The UK sports betting group, Sportech, has entered the New Jersey online gambling market by signing a deal with the Atlantic City based Resorts Casino Hotel.  This is the same hotel which signed an initial agreement with Poker Stars, but then terminated the deal with the online poker room could not obtain licensing approval by [...]

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