Sean Gibson

Sean Gibson

Sean Gibson has been an insider in the poker and casino industry for a number of years. Gibson has worked with many different media outlets and has covered events such as the World Series of Poker Main Event, the World Poker Tour Championship, and an infinite number of online events. He plays both 6-max and Full Ring No Limit Hold'em and can be found playing at either the Oceans 11 cardroom in Oceanside, CA or at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas.

South Africa Moves to Ban All Online Gambling

South Africa Moves to Ban All Online Gambling

Sean Gibson - October 31st, 2014

South Africa’s online gaming market could be facing a devastating blow as the country’s Department of Trade and Industry is looking to ban online gambling. With a constantly fluctuating market, countries that regulate Internet gaming often adjust the policies surrounding it. Whether a new restriction is imposed to help increase tax revenue or to better […]

Full Tilt Pushes Out New Everyman Marketing Campaign

Full Tilt Pushes Out New Everyman Marketing Campaign

Sean Gibson - October 28th, 2014

Full Tilt is on the path to making dramatic changes to its brand imaging and how it will market itself to players in the future. Rebranding isn’t always the easiest thing for a poker site, of course. Ultimately, players might not think that simply stripping the “poker” away from what used to be known as […]

Real Gaming Completes Soft Launch to Become Third Nevada Online Poker Site

Real Gaming Completes Soft Launch to Become Third Nevada Online Poker Site

Sean Gibson - October 27th, 2014

Real Gaming is set to launch the real version of its poker site, as the company run under the auspices of Las Vegas’ South Point Casino is finally ready to take the training wheels off and move full steam ahead into the Nevada online poker market. For online gaming sites getting a start in the […]

Amaya Financials Show Strong Cash Position Since PokerStars Buyout

Amaya Financials Show Strong Cash Position Since PokerStars Buyout

Sean Gibson - October 25th, 2014

An unaudited analysis of Amaya’s financials demonstrates a strong cash and overall fiscal position. Back in 2012, it was noted by many industry sources that when Amaya purchased Ongame (from bwin.party), that the financial outlook of Ongame’s cash position was only 31 percent of player deposit liabilities. Now, with Amaya having successfully acquired Rational Group […]

Philadelphia Sugar House Casino Gets City’s First Legal Poker Room

Philadelphia Sugar House Casino Gets City’s First Legal Poker Room

Sean Gibson - October 22nd, 2014

The Philadelphia SugarHouse Casino is about to become the premium destination for poker players in the City of Brotherly Love. While many states in the US are focused on bringing poker and other casino games online, brick-and-mortar locations scattered throughout the country are expanding their business in the hunt to draw in players. Pennsylvania is […]

Breakout Gaming Cryptocurrency Site Draws Top Poker Talent

Breakout Gaming Cryptocurrency Site Draws Top Poker Talent

Sean Gibson - October 21st, 2014

Breakout Gaming is gearing up for the launch of its cryptocurrency and online gaming platforms in a big way. The initial announcement of the company’s plans, social media campaign, and promises of innovation has generated a lot of attention. Breakout Gaming is spreading its influence into many markets with the Breakout Coin, specifically targeted at […]

PokerStars to Cut SuperNova Elite Status Value in 2015

PokerStars to Cut SuperNova Elite Status Value in 2015

Sean Gibson - October 20th, 2014

The PokerStars SuperNova Elite VIP program will lose approximately $5,200 of its overall value next year. The details were given to players by the most popular poker site in the world via email recently, reducing what is easily the most lucrative VIP loyalty reward program in the business. While the amount is about 5 percent […]

Phil Hellmuth Offered Role on ABC TV Show Wife Swap

Phil Hellmuth Offered Role on ABC TV Show Wife Swap

Sean Gibson - October 17th, 2014

Phil Hellmuth has rejected an offer to be on the ABC television show Wife Swap. In recent years, many pros have broken free from the virtual bonds of online poker and moved into the actual spotlight. Live tournaments set the stage for the exposure that only camera crews and roaring crowds provide and, as all […]

PokerStars Picks Malta to Host 2015 EPT Event, GPI Awards

PokerStars Picks Malta to Host 2015 EPT Event, GPI Awards

Sean Gibson - October 16th, 2014

Malta will be the lovely locale for a PokerStars upcoming event. The company announced that the Portomaso Casino at the St. Julian resort in Malta will, for the first time ever, host a European Poker Tour (EPT) tour stop from March 18-28 next year. The date coincides with the 14th annual Global Poker Index (GPI) […]

PKR Poker Teases Version 3.0 Client Update

PKR Poker Teases Version 3.0 Client Update

Sean Gibson - October 14th, 2014

PKR Poker is set to bring some new changes to its popular poker client quite soon. To maintain a faithful and entertained fan base, PKR Poker, like any other website, has to offer up something exciting for its players. Online poker players often scour the Internet for the perfect site that recreates their ideal version […]

UK Gambling Act Challenge by GBGA Shot Down by Courts

UK Gambling Act Challenge by GBGA Shot Down by Courts

Sean Gibson - October 13th, 2014

The UK Gambling Act was set to go into effect on October 1 until a last-minute legal challenge from the Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Association (GBGA) brought proceedings to a screeching halt. After being set into motion late September, the Royal Courts of Justice in London decided to reject the challenge on Friday, October 10. […]