Poker Rumours

July 16th, 2015 by Maria T

Daniel Negreanu narrowly missed making the last nine players left in the World Series of Poker final table lineup – and he didn’t take the news too well either.  Negreanu literally threw himself on the floor in anguish as he came in 11th place as the 2015 WSOP Main Event came to a close.  The […]

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July 9th, 2015 by Tom L

In a sign that we are possibly nearing the end of negotiations and approaching the signing of a contract, Bwin.Party and GVC Holdings officially confirmed that a bid to buy the former had been made.  Bwin.Party, owner of major brands such as Party Poker, said that GVC had offered to pay around $1.4 billion for […]

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July 9th, 2015 by Maria T

Four unnamed New Jersey based online gambling sites were the target of a Fourth of July weekend cyberattack, leaving them out of operation for 30 minutes at a time.  Players’ personal and financial information were not impacted in any way. The director of the state’s Division of Gaming Enforcement, David Rebuck confirmed the cyberattack, saying that at […]

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July 6th, 2015 by Tom L

Rhode Island poker fans are set to see the opening of the state’s first poker room as early as next month. Twin River Casino in Lincoln is planning on introducing a dedicated poker room in August, with 16 tables being rolled out a present. A further 10 to 12 tables will be added to the non-smoking […]

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July 6th, 2015 by Maria T

In a bid to update its casino gaming industry, Las Vegas is mulling the option of introducing arcade-style games to casino floors. The popularity of slot games has dropped by 20% in recent years due to the changing tastes of a new generation of gamblers who have literally grown up with an iPad in hand. […]

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July 3rd, 2015 by Maria T

Following the introduction of new credit card codes by PartMasterCard and Visa to help financial institutions differentiate between legal online gambling operations and offshore ones, a number of online poker rooms in New Jersey have reported on a slight improvement in their payment processing.  Three new codes were issued, namely 7800 to indicate state-run online […]

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July 3rd, 2015 by Tom L

A bill that could have potentially brought regulated online poker to California – one of several in the pipeline – has been shelved by its author. Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-­Glendale) decided to cancel the advancement of Assembly Bill 9 to allow stakeholders to iron out their differences. This seems to be the perpetual curse of all […]

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June 29th, 2015 by Tom L

May 2015 proved to be an excellent month for casinos in Nevada state, with revenues reaching over $1 billion for the first time since 2013.  The Nevada Gaming Control Board said that gaming revenue climbed 3.3% in May compared to the same period last year.  The Las Vegas Strip casinos proved to be particularly profitable, […]

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