Poker Rumours

September 5th, 2015 by Maria T

Online poker room, PokerStars announced last week that it signed up two new team members for its Team PokerStars Pro. Both new members hail from Asia, and join just in time to wear the PokerStars jersey at the Macau Poker Cup, currently running until September 13th. Chen-An Lin from Taiwan started playing poker in 2009 […]

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September 2nd, 2015 by Maria T

A time and date has been given for a Senate committee hearing on iGaming in the State of New York, and it is expected that the hearing will discuss the merits of a poker-only online bill which is currently in the legal pipelines. The New York Senate Racing, Gaming and Wagering Committee will likely discuss […]

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August 26th, 2015 by Maria T

Two of the online gambling world’s greatest companies, Betfair and Paddy Power, have agreed in principle to a merger deal said to be worth just under $8 billion.  The Irish Paddy Power will own 52% of the new company, while Betfair shareholders will own 48%. The companies have combined revenues over over $1 billion each […]

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August 26th, 2015 by Maria T

The odds of hitting a Royal Flush while playing online poker are just over 30,000 to 1, but that didn’t stop soccer icon, Neymar Jr. from landing this achievement at Poker Stars recently. The FC Barcelona forward, who signed up recently to become a face for PokerStars.com, posted a photo of his Royal Flush on […]

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August 20th, 2015 by Tom L

US casino operators with a stake in the Macau gambling market took a hit in the first half of the year, with worrying numbers coming out of this Chinese gambling enclave. According to recent reports, profits at Macau’s six biggest casino operators dropped by 40% in the first six months of 2015. The combined earnings […]

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August 20th, 2015 by Maria T

The New York Senate Racing, Gaming and Wagering Committee has announced that a hearing has been scheduled for September where the issue of online gambling and poker will be discussed. Senator John Bonacic will head the hearing, which will in all likelihood be held after Labor Day. The committee will be presented with information regarding […]

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August 20th, 2015 by Tom L

We recently saw the start of the third Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open, and this year organizers learned from experience in 2014 and reduced the guaranteed prize pool to $5 million. The inaugural year saw nearly 2,400 participants converge on the event and the $10 million guaranteed main event prize swelled to nearly $12 million as […]

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August 20th, 2015 by Maria T

While 2015 started off with a sense of growing optimism that we would see changes in Pennsylvania’s legislation regarding regulated online gambling, residents may have been celebrating prematurely. A soft deadline for Pennsylvania’s budget setting has been set for July 1st – two weeks away – and no talk about online gambling has been included. […]

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