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World Series of Poker 2015 Kicks Off with Record Event Pre-Registration

World Series of Poker 2015 Kicks Off with Record Event Pre-Registration

Ed Scimia - May 27th, 2015

World Series of Poker 2015 is officially underway, and it promises to hold plenty of excitement and drama already. Two events began on Wednesday to mark the start of the world’s biggest poker festival, including the Casino Employees tournament that has traditionally led off the tournament schedule. Calm Before the Storm If you walked into […]

Phil Ivey Helps Launch New Poker Room In Macau

Phil Ivey Helps Launch New Poker Room In Macau

Daniel Smyth - May 25th, 2015

The man regarded as the leading poker player in the world, Phil Ivey, recently lent his famous face to a new poker room inside the Venetian Macau. Anteing up alongside the likes of Johnny Chan and Stanley Choi, Ivey was on hand to help push the latest poker project by Suncity’s Poker King Brand. Traditionally […]

Sheldon Adelson to Battle Macau Wrongful Termination Suit in Nevada Court, Triad Connections Alleged

Sheldon Adelson to Battle Macau Wrongful Termination Suit in Nevada Court, Triad Connections Alleged

Ed Scimia - May 25th, 2015

Sheldon Adelson may want to spend his time spreading his influence in the Republican presidential primaries or stopping online poker in the United States, but more pressing legal issues may be at hand for the Las Vegas Sands CEO and chairman. A judge has ruled that a wrongful dismissal lawsuit against Adelson will be heard […]

New York Senator Pushes For Online Poker Regulation

New York Senator Pushes For Online Poker Regulation

Daniel Smyth - May 19th, 2015

New York Senator, John Bonacic, has renewed his push for regulated online poker in the Empire State with a bill entitled S5302-2015. Having previously made a bid to have online poker regulated in New York back in 2013 with bill S6913-A, Bonacic resumed his campaign late last week with a more inclusive legislative proposal. Riding […]

Nebraska AG Says State Poker Bill Could Potentially Be Unconstitutional

Nebraska AG Says State Poker Bill Could Potentially Be Unconstitutional

Ed Scimia - May 19th, 2015

Poker fans in Nebraska could get a chance to play their favorite game in their state, if a bill from State Senator Tyson Larson (R-O’Neill) is approved by the state legislature. However, it’s not clear whether the legislation has the support it needs to pass into law, and even if it does, it’s possible that […]

Phua Case Prosecutors Press for Conviction with Added Conspiracy Charge

Phua Case Prosecutors Press for Conviction with Added Conspiracy Charge

Philip Conneller - May 14th, 2015

Paul Phua is in the poker match of his life, and against what is possibly his most formidable opponent: the United States federal government. As the ongoing saga of the Malaysian whale poker pro’s alleged illegal sports betting operation continues to unfold, his poker skills, or rather those of his attorneys, will certainly be put […]

World Series of Poker Colossus Living Up to Its Namesake with Massive Pre-Registrations

World Series of Poker Colossus Living Up to Its Namesake with Massive Pre-Registrations

Ed Scimia - May 13th, 2015

The ancient Greek statue of the Colossus of Rhodes represented the gods in all their power and glory, and this year’s first-ever homonymous WSOP event is looking like it may live up to its namesake. In a media conference call with World Series of Poker executives earlier this week, the event’s promoters said all records […]

WSOP 2015 Online and Live Play to Coexist in New Twist

WSOP 2015 Online and Live Play to Coexist in New Twist

Ed Scimia - May 12th, 2015

Get ready, WSOP 2015 players, for a brave new world where online and live play meet up and hopefully don’t collide. Because this year, you’ll be able to play one tournament on your tablet and another on the felt, simultaneously, with a few caveats. Online poker in Nevada may not be big business at the […]

Following Trend, Caesars Palace Las Vegas Just Says No to C Notes

Following Trend, Caesars Palace Las Vegas Just Says No to C Notes

Daniel Smyth - May 5th, 2015

If you’re headed to Caesars Palace in Las Vegas this summer, thinking you may impress your poker table mates with wads of real live $100 bills, think again. The Caesars flagship property is following suit with other major Sin City casinos’ poker rooms, and forbidding the use of real money in poker cash games. The […]

Mustapha Kanit Wins EPT Grand Final €50,000 Super High Roller

Mustapha Kanit Wins EPT Grand Final €50,000 Super High Roller

Ed Scimia - May 4th, 2015

Mustapha Kanit has long been one of the top Italian poker players, with plenty of big cashes over the course of his career. But he never had that signature victory that could bring him into the spotlight worldwide, at least until this past weekend. On Sunday, Kanit won the €50,000 ($55,700) Super High Roller at […]

888poker Pens Deal with Pennsylvania’s Mount Airy Casino

888poker Pens Deal with Pennsylvania’s Mount Airy Casino

Daniel Smyth - May 2nd, 2015

888poker’s growing dominance in the US took another step forward this week after it announced a new deal in the as yet unregulated state of Pennsylvania. Already active in the three US regions where online poker is legal, 888poker will now extend its reach thanks to a new business relationship with Mount Airy Casino Resort. […]


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