Poker Rumours

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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July 10th, 2014 by Maria T

The Nevada Gaming Control Board has given a tentative okay to a plan presented before it this week, essentially linking online poker sites in the state on a single platform.  A proposal was made that the interactive gaming system, to be operated by 888 Holdings, would include WSOP.com, as well as a separate 888 Poker [...]

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July 5th, 2014 by Tom L

Iconic poker pro, Phil Ivey has instructed his legal team to file a motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought against him by the Borgata Atlantic City Casino, which claims that he cheated in separate baccarat gaming sessions in 2012.  The casino contends that the $9.6 million won by Ivey and his companion was obtained through [...]

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July 5th, 2014 by Renee K

Attracted by the professional predictions that the move could bring in up to $146 million a year, the Russian government is considering the legalization of online poker, it was reported in the Moscow Times yesterday. According to the report, the First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov  ordered the Finance, Economic Development and Justice Ministries to analyze the possibility of [...]

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