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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 by the state of Florida. Following a series of complaints from players back in September 2015, the Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering launched an investigation into Hialeah’s $200,000 guaranteed event held in […]

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 announcement reportedly stunned the newsroom, as staff admitted this week that they feared for their jobs after exposing the casino mogul as the mystery new owner. Hengel said that he felt […]

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-Journal has now been confirmed by various sources, while his beloved anti-online gambling bill RAWA (the Restoration of America’s Wire Act) has bitten the dust in Congress for another […]

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 feds shut down area casinos Palomar and Seven Mile on December 9th as part of an international gambling sting. Investigators spent two years preparing to arrest more […]

Nevada Poker Live Revenue Down 2.28 Percent, Year on Year

Nevada Poker Live Revenue Down 2.28 Percent, Year on Year

Philip Conneller - December 1st, 2015

Nevada’s 71 poker rooms reported revenue of $8,730,000 in October. While this represented just a 0.15 percent decline in comparison to October last year, takings for the past 12 months was down 2.28 percent $118,260,000, compared to the same period a year ago, according to the Nevada Gaming Control Board. The figures are a concern, […]

Russia Warms to Gambling as Largest Casino Opens

Russia Warms to Gambling as Largest Casino Opens

Daniel Smyth - November 15th, 2015

Russia’s anti-gambling stance appears to be weakening thanks to a major casino opening its doors earlier this month. Located in Vladivostok, Tigre de Cristal Casino & Resort was part developed by Hong Kong’s Melco International Development and boasts 500 slot machines as well as 50 gaming tables. Doors Officially Opened Although the venue has been […]

Delaware Online Poker Hits Record Low in October

Delaware Online Poker Hits Record Low in October

Daniel Smyth - November 14th, 2015

Is Delaware online poker a dying entity? That’s the question ringing out across the forums following another disappointing set of financial results from the First State. Back in October, the faint sound of a death knell began to toll after the Delaware Lottery reported its lowest-ever online poker results during the month of September. And […]

Unknown Israeli Zvi Stern Hopes to Become Household Name, Second-Highest Chip Count Going Into WSOP November Nine Playdown

Unknown Israeli Zvi Stern Hopes to Become Household Name, Second-Highest Chip Count Going Into WSOP November Nine Playdown

Jon Sofen - November 6th, 2015

Zvi Stern of Israel enters the final table of the WSOP Main Event with 29,800,000 chips, good for second best. If that name doesn’t ring a bell, you need not question pop culture trivia skills. Stern isn’t a household name because, prior to the Main Event and his November Nine status, he hadn’t won too […]

Casino Mogul Sheldon Adelson Facing Investigation Over Alleged Chinese Crime Links

Casino Mogul Sheldon Adelson Facing Investigation Over Alleged Chinese Crime Links

Jon Young - November 4th, 2015

Sands boss Sheldon Adelson could face an investigation into alleged links with prominent Chinese organized crime syndicates. The Campaign for Accountability has reportedly asked the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs and the Federal Election Commission to look into illicit Chinese cash being used for US political campaigns. So far, however, Las Vegas […]

LA’s Bicycle Casino Due Upgrade In Time For WSOP-C

LA’s Bicycle Casino Due Upgrade In Time For WSOP-C

Jon Young - November 2nd, 2015

Los Angeles’ iconic Bicycle Casino is preparing for a massive upgrade in time for December’s WSOP Circuit event. The ‘Bike’ will become a full resort on December 1, 2015, and rebranded as the Bicycle Hotel-Casino. Bigger suites and entertainment facilities form part of the improvements. Once open, the Bicycle will boast a new hotel with […]

Patrick Chan Takes Small Stack, High Hopes to 2015 WSOP Main Event Final Table

Patrick Chan Takes Small Stack, High Hopes to 2015 WSOP Main Event Final Table

Jon Sofen - October 31st, 2015

When Patrick Chan sits down at the 2015 WSOP Main Event final table at the Rio in Las Vegas, the November Niner will be fighting against the odds. But as any poker player will tell you, sometimes the odds don’t matter. Chan finished Day Seven back in July with 6,225,000 chips. In most tournaments, that […]