Poker Rumours

June 4th, 2012 by Tom L

Plans to build a $4 billion convention center at the Acqueduct Race Course in Queens fell through this weekend, after negotiations between the Malaysian developers, Genting and the New York authorities were scrapped. Genting wanted to open the 3.8 million square foot convention center next to its Resorts World Casino New York, which opened last [...]

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June 4th, 2012 by Maria T

Poker Stars, considered to be the largest online poker room in the world, was one of several groups this week which were awarded a license to operate in the newly regulated Spanish gambling market. The new PokerStars.es will launch on June 5th and will serve Spanish poker players. “Spain is a very important poker market [...]

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June 4th, 2012 by RogerCP

Missouri is very strict about poker both on the internet or at home games. It takes playing at a poker room based in Curacao or Panama. Upon a visit to Curaçao it’s pretty odd to see so many gambling companies on a tiny island where nobody really gambles. The Government of Curaçao simply grants a [...]

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June 2nd, 2012 by Renee K

Both International Game Technology (IGT) and Bally Technologies Inc, two top US gaming companies, are one step closer to receiving their operating licenses to offer poker in Nevada. The companies heard that they will have their licensing applications heard by the Nevada Gaming Board during its sessions next week. If successful, the groups will see [...]

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May 31st, 2012 by Tom L

The World Series of Poker 2012 opened in Las Vegas this week, and operators have reported a worrying trend – that the numbers in many events are down in comparison to the numbers last year. During the $1,500 Pot Limit Hold ‘em Event, WSOP posted comparison numbers with last year’s events, saying: “Last year, this [...]

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May 31st, 2012 by Renee K

The Los Angeles Times recently ran a survey asking its readers whether they supported the introduction of online poker in California. The readers were advised that online poker had the potential to generate revenues for the cash-strapped state, and 47% said that they supported the idea as long as lawmakers could keep their word that [...]

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May 28th, 2012 by Maria T

Utah (UT) is one of the most unfriendly US States when it comes to poker. Despite the progressive movements by the United States to legalize online poker, Utah continues with its protectionist ways and continues to opt out of laws from playing online. This is of course means opting out of “US Licensed Poker in [...]

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May 28th, 2012 by Tom L

It seems that any deal in the pipelines to purchase Full Tilt Poker and finally see players receive some of their money back (which has been tied up for over a year), is simply cursed. With the industry still reeling from the blow of the failed acquisition deal between Full Tilt Poker and the French [...]

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