Poker Rumours

July 19th, 2014 by Maria T

Full Tilt Poker, the online poker site that was sold to Poker Stars parent group, Rational in 2013, has now announced that it will moving away from a poker-only environment and focusing more on becoming a comprehensive gaming site.  As such, the site has decided to drop the ‘Poker’ from its name and will known [...]

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July 18th, 2014 by Maria T

New Jersey’s struggling online gambling industry got another knock this week when the Wall Street based credit rating firm, Fitch Ratings, slashed the estimates of i-gaming winnings in half. After New Jersey reported that it had seen yet another monthly slide of online casino and poker winnings – the third in as many months – [...]

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July 18th, 2014 by Renee K

After an intense World Series of Poker tournament in Vegas, the final nine players who will make up the main table finish in November, were introduced to the poker world this week.  The November Nine, as they are known, made it through a field of 6,683 players. The final line up includes Mark Newhouse  once [...]

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July 14th, 2014 by Renee K

One month after Senator Edwin Erickson of Pennsylvania introduced his pro online gaming bill, more statistics have been released showing how such a move could benefit the state’s gambling industry. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board announced that slot machine revenue in the state dropped 6% in June, 2014 compared to figures posted in the same [...]

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July 14th, 2014 by Tom L

Rick Salomon, the world class poker player, got more than he bargained for when he went for the $1 million buy in the Big One for One Drop charity event in this year’s World Series of Poker.   While Salomon played to perfection in the much coveted tournament and took home $2.8 million in prize [...]

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July 12th, 2014 by Tom L

According to a number of European media outlets, Brazil soccer star, Neymar, was so disgusted with the performance of his team against Germany in the World Cup semifinals, that he switched to playing poker instead.  An injured Neymar was sitting out of the fateful game, watching with his family at home.   But as the [...]

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July 12th, 2014 by Renee K

True to his word that he will spare no expenses when it comes to pushing his agenda, anti-online gambling billionaire, Sheldon Adelson has hired former GOP congressman Connie Mack of Mack Strategies to join his lobbying team. Mack will join the numerous players on Adelson’s ‘dream team’ of lobbyists who are tasked to push the [...]

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July 10th, 2014 by Renee K

David Baazov, the head of Amaya Gaming which recently purchased PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker, told The Globe and Mail that there are major expansion plans in the pipeline for PokerStars.  The 33 year old Canadian, who spearheaded the record $4.9 billion acquisition deal, said that Amaya plans to not only increase the current number of [...]

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