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Hialeah Park Poker Room in Miami Rocked by Cheating Scandal Hialeah Park Poker Room in Miami Rocked by Cheating Scandal
Jon Sofen - February 10th, 2016

Miami’s Hialeah Park poker room must now attempt to patch things up, and rebuild the trust of the community, following an major cheating scandal. The Florida poker room was accused of cheating players out of money during an August poker tournament. The tournament guaranteed a $200,000 prize pool but, according to a top local player, […]

Amaya Executives Join CEO David Baazov in Private Company Bid, Barclays to Review

Amaya Executives Join CEO David Baazov in Private Company Bid, Barclays to Review

Philip Conneller - February 10th, 2016

Several top Amaya executives could be jumping on a bid by their CEO and chairman David Baazov to acquire the company and take it private. Amaya said this week that its executive vice-president for corporate development, Marlon Goldstein, along with three other unnamed senior management figures, may be joining the potential takeover. In a move […]

Dutch Poker Players Vindicated in PokerStars EU Tax Dispute

Dutch Poker Players Vindicated in PokerStars EU Tax Dispute

Philip Conneller - February 10th, 2016

For Dutch poker players, some good news came this week, as authorities in the Netherlands finally conceded defeat in a longstanding legal battle over the taxation of players’ winnings. The Dutch tax authorities withdrew an appeal to the Supreme Court of the Netherlands this week that sought to overturn a previous judgment that had declared […]

Wynn Poker Room in Las Vegas Moving to New Location, Expanding

Wynn Poker Room in Las Vegas Moving to New Location, Expanding

Jon Sofen - February 9th, 2016

The Wynn Poker Room in Las Vegas has been a favorite among tourists and locals alike for years. Now the 25-table poker room in the chic Wynn property will be moving to a new location and expanding in May. Set to open on the 26th of that month, the new spot to play poker at […]

PokerStars Heads-Up Tables Zooming Out, as Fish-Friendly, Anti-Predatory Positioning Continues

PokerStars Heads-Up Tables Zooming Out, as Fish-Friendly, Anti-Predatory Positioning Continues

Daniel Smyth - February 9th, 2016

PokerStars heads-up tables will soon be one for the history books, at least in their classic format. The site’s static heads-up games are set to become a thing of the past later this week, after the operator informed players that Zoom games only would now become the norm. In the newer Zoom (which was first […]

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Wynn Poker Room in Las Vegas Moving to New Location, Expanding
Wynn Poker Room in Las Vegas Moving to New Location, Expanding
Jon Sofen February 9th, 2016
The Wynn Poker Room in Las Vegas has been a favorite among tourists and locals alike for years. Now the 25-table poker room in the chic Wynn property will ...
Hialeah Park Racing & Casino Poker Event in Florida Presents Alleged Serious Violations to State
Hialeah Park Racing & Casino Poker Event in Florida Presents Alleged Serious Violations to State
Daniel Smyth January 8th, 2016
Hialeah Park Racing & Casino, the venue accused of manipulating its poker tournament figures, has been found to have irregularities in its operations b...
LVRJ Editor Resigns in Wake of Sheldon Adelson Purchase
LVRJ Editor Resigns in Wake of Sheldon Adelson Purchase
Philip Conneller December 23rd, 2015
Mike Hengel, the editor of the Las Vegas Review-Journal has resigned in response to the purchase of the newspaper by the Adelson family. Hengel’s announc...
Sheldon Adelson-Supported RAWA Misses the Omnibus, While His Las Vegas Review-Journal Purchase Is Confirmed
Sheldon Adelson-Supported RAWA Misses the Omnibus, While His Las Vegas Review-Journal Purchase Is Confirmed
Philip Conneller December 17th, 2015
Sheldon Adelson has been making news a lot lately, and now he has bought some. The Las Vegas Sands CEO’s rumored purchase of the Las Vegas Review-Jou...
Amaya Executives Join CEO David Baazov in Private Company Bid, Barclays to Review
Amaya Executives Join CEO David Baazov in Private Company Bid, Barclays to Review
Philip Conneller February 10th, 2016
Several top Amaya executives could be jumping on a bid by their CEO and chairman David Baazov to acquire the company and take it private. Amaya said this w...
GVC’s Newly Purchased Partypoker to Return to Gray Markets After Merger
GVC’s Newly Purchased Partypoker to Return to Gray Markets After Merger
Philip Conneller February 6th, 2016
Partypoker, under its new owners GVC Holdings, is set to reenter 21 markets across Europe and the Americas, many of which it had abandoned in 2013, because...
Nevada Poker Revenues for Land and Online Took Small Dip in 2015
Nevada Poker Revenues for Land and Online Took Small Dip in 2015
Jon Sofen February 3rd, 2016
Nevada poker rooms, the combined collection of brick-and-mortar and (more recently) Internet sites, have experienced a decline in revenue for the better pa...
Stock Exchange Listing Completes Paddy Power Betfair Merger
Stock Exchange Listing Completes Paddy Power Betfair Merger
Daniel Smyth February 2nd, 2016
The much anticipated Paddy Power Betfair merger has finally been completed, after shares in the new company went live on the London Stock Exchange this wee...
UK Poker Player Richard Cole Found Dead in Amsterdam Canal, Foul Play a Possibility
UK Poker Player Richard Cole Found Dead in Amsterdam Canal, Foul Play a Possibility
Philip Conneller February 4th, 2016
British poker player and art expert Richard Cole, who disappeared in Amsterdam over a week ago, has been found dead in one of the city’s canals. A major ...
New York Online Poker Bill Moves a Step Closer to Passing
New York Online Poker Bill Moves a Step Closer to Passing
Jon Sofen February 3rd, 2016
Every New York online poker bill proposed has failed to get past the first step, until now. S.5032-B, a bill sponsored by State Senator John Bonacic (R- 42...
Crown Melbourne Slammed by Media for Flying in Paul Phua for Aussie Millions
Crown Melbourne Slammed by Media for Flying in Paul Phua for Aussie Millions
Philip Conneller February 2nd, 2016
Paul Phua may be off the hook legally for his alleged involvement in a World Cup sports betting scandal at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas in 2014, but the Mal...
Shane Warne Foundation Ceases Operations and Takes Charity Poker Event with It
Shane Warne Foundation Ceases Operations and Takes Charity Poker Event with It
Daniel Smyth January 31st, 2016
The Shane Warne Foundation (TSWF) in Australia, responsible for hosting a number of charity poker tournaments, has ceased operations amid accusations of fi...
Hialeah Park Poker Room in Miami Rocked by Cheating Scandal
Hialeah Park Poker Room in Miami Rocked by Cheating Scandal
Jon Sofen February 10th, 2016
Miami’s Hialeah Park poker room must now attempt to patch things up, and rebuild the trust of the community, following an major cheating scandal. The...
Amaya Executives Join CEO David Baazov in Private Company Bid, Barclays to Review
Amaya Executives Join CEO David Baazov in Private Company Bid, Barclays to Review
Philip Conneller February 10th, 2016
Several top Amaya executives could be jumping on a bid by their CEO and chairman David Baazov to acquire the company and take it private. Amaya said this w...
Dutch Poker Players Vindicated in PokerStars EU Tax Dispute
Dutch Poker Players Vindicated in PokerStars EU Tax Dispute
Philip Conneller February 10th, 2016
For Dutch poker players, some good news came this week, as authorities in the Netherlands finally conceded defeat in a longstanding legal battle over the t...
PokerStars Heads-Up Tables Zooming Out, as Fish-Friendly, Anti-Predatory Positioning Continues
PokerStars Heads-Up Tables Zooming Out, as Fish-Friendly, Anti-Predatory Positioning Continues
Daniel Smyth February 9th, 2016
PokerStars heads-up tables will soon be one for the history books, at least in their classic format. The site’s static heads-up games are set to beco...
Tattoos and Poker Latest Lure as American Casinos Court Younger Customers
Tattoos and Poker Latest Lure as American Casinos Court Younger Customers
Daniel Smyth February 7th, 2016
Tattoos, as we all know by now, are so hip as to be commonplace these days, and nowhere more so than among the Millenial generation. Once reserved for sail...
PornHub Online Strip Poker and Casino Games Now Offered at Adult Video Website
PornHub Online Strip Poker and Casino Games Now Offered at Adult Video Website
Jon Sofen February 5th, 2016
Mention “Pornhub” to many adults, and chances are, they will recognize the URL. Now one of the world’s most oft-visited porn sites has de...
Annette Obrestad Dubbed Las Vegas Venetian Poker Room Ambassador, Questionable Choice to Many
Annette Obrestad Dubbed Las Vegas Venetian Poker Room Ambassador, Questionable Choice to Many
Jon Sofen February 1st, 2016
Annette Obrestad was once known as something of a superhero to the online poker community. In her online prime, the self-confident young woman also came to...
PokerStars Ambassador Neymar Junior Forced to Pay Back Taxes and Accrued Fines in Brazil
PokerStars Ambassador Neymar Junior Forced to Pay Back Taxes and Accrued Fines in Brazil
Jon Sofen January 28th, 2016
Neymar Junior is one of the world’s brightest young athletes. That’s why PokerStars signed him on, along with fellow soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo, to ...
Wynn Poker Room in Las Vegas Moving to New Location, Expanding
Wynn Poker Room in Las Vegas Moving to New Location, Expanding
Jon Sofen February 9th, 2016
The Wynn Poker Room in Las Vegas has been a favorite among tourists and locals alike for years. Now the 25-table poker room in the chic Wynn property will ...
Indicted San Diego Card Rooms Seek Reopening Before Christmas
Indicted San Diego Card Rooms Seek Reopening Before Christmas
Jon Sofen December 16th, 2015
One week ago, two San Diego-area card rooms were raided and shut down by the FBI as part of an alleged international illegal gambling and money laundering ...
San Diego Card Rooms Raided by FBI Have Checkered Past
San Diego Card Rooms Raided by FBI Have Checkered Past
Jon Sofen December 12th, 2015
Two San Diego card rooms that were raided by the FBI for illegal gambling and money laundering this week aren’t new to legal issues, it turns out. The fe...
FBI San Diego Cardroom Raid Tops Off Two-Year Global Money Laundering Investigation
FBI San Diego Cardroom Raid Tops Off Two-Year Global Money Laundering Investigation
Jon Sofen December 10th, 2015
A bit la scene out of the movie Casino, the FBI on Wednesday raided two San Diego card rooms for what they claim was illegal gambling and money launderin...
Hialeah Park Poker Room in Miami Rocked by Cheating Scandal
Hialeah Park Poker Room in Miami Rocked by Cheating Scandal
Jon Sofen February 10th, 2016
Miami’s Hialeah Park poker room must now attempt to patch things up, and rebuild the trust of the community, following an major cheating scandal. The...
Borgata Winter Open Main Event Sees Chris Leong Battle Back for Win
Borgata Winter Open Main Event Sees Chris Leong Battle Back for Win
Philip Conneller February 8th, 2016
Chris Leong won the Borgata Winter Open and $186,000 in Atlantic City on Sunday night, after managing to wrestle control of a final table that he had enter...
Success of FTOPS XXIX Key to Full Tilt Poker Recovery
Success of FTOPS XXIX Key to Full Tilt Poker Recovery
Jon Sofen February 8th, 2016
The popular FTOPS (Full Tilt Online Poker Series) returns to Full Tilt for its 2016 edition beginning on February 21st, and this one may be the poker site...
Ari Engel Takes Top Spot in Aussie Millions Main Event
Ari Engel Takes Top Spot in Aussie Millions Main Event
Philip Conneller February 1st, 2016
Ari Engel topped an epic Aussie Millions Main Event at the Crown Casino in Melbourne, Australia over the weekend. The Canadian took home the equivalent of ...
Hialeah Park Poker Room in Miami Rocked by Cheating Scandal
Hialeah Park Poker Room in Miami Rocked by Cheating Scandal
Jon Sofen February 10th, 2016
Miami’s Hialeah Park poker room must now attempt to patch things up, and rebuild the trust of the community, following an major cheating scandal. The...
UK Poker Player Richard Cole Found Dead in Amsterdam Canal, Foul Play a Possibility
UK Poker Player Richard Cole Found Dead in Amsterdam Canal, Foul Play a Possibility
Philip Conneller February 4th, 2016
British poker player and art expert Richard Cole, who disappeared in Amsterdam over a week ago, has been found dead in one of the city’s canals. A major ...
Crown Melbourne Slammed by Media for Flying in Paul Phua for Aussie Millions
Crown Melbourne Slammed by Media for Flying in Paul Phua for Aussie Millions
Philip Conneller February 2nd, 2016
Paul Phua may be off the hook legally for his alleged involvement in a World Cup sports betting scandal at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas in 2014, but the Mal...
PokerStars DDoS Attackers Arrested by Europol, Extortion Group Also Alleged to Have Targeted Betfair, Neteller
PokerStars DDoS Attackers Arrested by Europol, Extortion Group Also Alleged to Have Targeted Betfair, Neteller
Philip Conneller January 29th, 2016
Members of the DDoS extortion group DD4BC arrested in the Balkans earlier this month are suspected of having launched an attack on gaming giant PokerStars ...