Poker Rumours

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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July 1st, 2014 by Renee K

The body of 29 year old German poker professional, Johannes Strassman was found in the Ljublianica River in Slovenia, over a week after the player was reported missing.  Slovenian authorities have ruled out that Strassman died from a violent act. A report by the authorities read: “Male body was discovered yesterday (Friday) morning in the Ljubljanica [...]

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July 1st, 2014 by Tom L

Online poker figures continued to grow in the state of Nevada, despite a weaker performance in Delaware.  According to the  Nevada Gaming Control Board, online poker contributed $862,000 to the overall revenue of $970.3 million from all gambling sectors in the state.  Online poker numbers were up 8.8% in May, compared to $792,000 in May. Online poker numbers [...]

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June 30th, 2014 by Maria T

While at the beginning of the year, there were 12 land casinos in Atlantic City, a recent announcement by Caesars Entertainment could see this number drop to a dismal nine.   Caesars said that it would be closing one of its four Atlantic City casinos, the Showboat, by the end of August due to saturation [...]

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June 29th, 2014 by Renee K

iGaming law expert and analyst, Jeff Ifrah said late last week that, in his opinion, the US government has no legal footing to keep online poker room, PokerStars out of the market, now that the group has been acquired by Amaya Gaming.   Ifrah said that while Poker Stars will face some challenges as it fights [...]

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