Poker Rumours

May 29th, 2013 by Renee K

The story of how the online poker room, Absolute Poker was founded and its meteoric rise to become a site worth millions of dollars unfolds in Ben Mezrich’s latest book, Straight Flush.  Mezrich’s two books The Accidental Billionaires and Bringing Down the House were the basis of two award winning movies, The Social Network and […]

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May 28th, 2013 by Tom L

GambleID, a service provider which helps online poker and gambling sites identify consumers, has become the 23rd group to receive a license from the Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB) and Nevada Gaming Commission (NGC).  The license will enable GambleID to enter Nevada’s lucrative online poker industry, which has already seen the launch of its first […]

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May 26th, 2013 by Renee K

Leading online poker room, 888 Poker, has announced its intention to continue sponsoring the PGA EuroPro Golf Tour.  The tour takes place at major golf courses across the United Kingdom from April to October each year. The tour is a traditional feeder of the Challenge Tour, while several have even gone on to the European […]

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May 23rd, 2013 by Maria T

The investment community has praised New Jersey for introducing sweeping changes to its gambling laws and introducing online gambling via Atlantic City casinos to its residents.  A panel of Wall Street analysts, speaking at the East Coast Gaming Congress this week, said that internet gambling could be the key to pulling Atlantic City out of […]

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May 23rd, 2013 by Renee K

The New Hampshire House has rejected a proposal that would have allowed the expansion of the industry in the state.  The plan was rejected by a majority vote and is blow for the state’s governor Maggie Hassan who has been campaigning for a casino since she took office. Recently, a house committee recommended against the […]

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May 21st, 2013 by Tom L

Caesars Interactive, the online arm of US entertainment giant, Caesars, is in a race against time to get its Nevada licensed online poker room up and running before the World Series of Poker begins in two weeks time.  While the group has never given a date that the WSOP themed poker room will be launched, it […]

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May 20th, 2013 by Maria T

This week saw the who’s who of the poker celebrity world descend on the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada to attend the 2013 Tiger Woods charity poker tournament. The event was MC’d by poker pro Phil Hellmuth, and the participants list included Chris Paul, Kidd Rock, Mehki Phifer, Phil Ivey, Doyle Brunson and Daniel […]

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May 18th, 2013 by Renee K

An Atlantic County Superior Court  judge ruled on Friday that Poker Stars cannot keep its claim on the Atlantic City Casino hotel and resort which it is seeking to purchase.  The $15 million deal has now been terminated and the owners of the hotel, Colony Capital LLC, are free to seek another buyer. Spokespeople for both […]

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