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Casino Gran Madrid Closes Online Poker Operations as Spanish Market Begins to Crumble

Casino Gran Madrid Closes Online Poker Operations as Spanish Market Begins to Crumble

Philip Conneller - July 29th, 2015

Casino Gran Madrid will shut down its poker portal, the third largest in the Spanish market, on July 31, citing an inability to “provide an attractive product in a hostile environment.” While the site, a skin of the iPoker network, lingers some way behind PokerStars.es and 888.es in the liquidity rankings, it still attracts a […]

New Jersey Online Poker Traffic Trending Upward

New Jersey Online Poker Traffic Trending Upward

Ed Scimia - July 28th, 2015

New Jersey has seen gradual improvements in its online gambling numbers in recent months, but that success hasn’t been enjoyed equally across all games. Online poker has failed to capitalize on that growth, and in fact slumped heading into the summer months, leading many to wonder whether the state would need something to reinvigorate the […]

Full Tilt Aims for More Recreational Players by Dropping Game Selection and HU Table Features

Full Tilt Aims for More Recreational Players by Dropping Game Selection and HU Table Features

Philip Conneller - July 28th, 2015

Full Tilt has made a bold strategic move towards the attraction and retention of recreational players by removing game-selection facilities and heads-up play in its ring games. From now on, players arriving at the Full Tilt lobby will select their stakes and be automatically seated at a corresponding table at random, rather than having the […]

Playboy Poker Closes Down for Second Time

Playboy Poker Closes Down for Second Time

Ed Scimia - July 27th, 2015

The Playboy Mansion is still hosting wild parties, and the Playboy magazine is still being bought (for the articles!) by millions worldwide. But Playboy Poker is shutting down for the second time in its history, announcing that Monday would be the final day of operation for the latest incarnation of the poker site. The original […]

New York Lawmaker Writes Op-Ed Against RAWA

New York Lawmaker Writes Op-Ed Against RAWA

Ed Scimia - July 27th, 2015

As the Restoration of Wire Act continues to wait for potential action in Congress, it has become clear that state lawmakers are pretty much on one side of the issue. Nearly every time we hear of a state-level politician weighing in on RAWA or other federal bans on Internet gambling, the state officials are clearly […]

GVC Upstages 888 Holdings With New Bwin.party Takeover Bid, Sans Amaya

GVC Upstages 888 Holdings With New Bwin.party Takeover Bid, Sans Amaya

Philip Conneller - July 27th, 2015

GVC Holdings will make a bid of just under £1 billion ($1.5 billion) for bwin.party, as it attempts to drive rival 888 Holdings out of the pot with the mother of all 4-bets. The company has secured debt financing for the bid from Cerberus Capital Management, a US private equity group. Cerberus is part of […]

Soulja Boy’s World Poker Fund Holdings Hires Gaming Expert

Soulja Boy’s World Poker Fund Holdings Hires Gaming Expert

Daniel Smyth - July 26th, 2015

Hip-hop artist and tattoo fan, Soulja Boy, has an interest in the online poker world according to recent reports. The American musician has a number of business interests outside of the rap game, one of which is World Poker Fund Holdings (WPFH). Formed earlier this year, the company is Soulja Boy’s attempt to reinvigorate the […]

Wall Street’s Finest Ante-Up $850,000 for Education

Wall Street’s Finest Ante-Up $850,000 for Education

Daniel Smyth - July 26th, 2015

Wall Street traders, poker pros and celebrities recently came together for the sake of charity and entertainment. Anteing up inside Gotham Hall in Manhattan, the group of high flying financial experts managed to raise $850,000 for Education Reform Now which is an advocacy organization that’s committed to making sure all kids can access high-quality public […]

Brazil’s Felipe Ramos Signs for PokerStars

Brazil’s Felipe Ramos Signs for PokerStars

Daniel Smyth - July 25th, 2015

PokerStars continued its PR assault on Brazil and South America this week with the signing of PLO expert and friend of Neymar Jr, Felipe Ramos. Otherwise known as “mojave”, Ramos has been one of Brazil’s leading pros for a number of years thanks to his antics both on and off the felt. In fact, during […]

Phil Ivey Countersuing Borgata Over Disputed Baccarat Winnings

Phil Ivey Countersuing Borgata Over Disputed Baccarat Winnings

Ed Scimia - July 24th, 2015

Phil Ivey and the Borgata Casino in Atlantic City are locked in a battle over $9.6 million in baccarat winnings, one that is far more dramatic than the high-stakes table game itself. We still don’t know how a court will ultimately rule on the Borgata’s lawsuit that seeks to recover those controversial winnings, but Ivey […]

Ladbrokes and Gala Coral Announce Merger

Ladbrokes and Gala Coral Announce Merger

Ed Scimia - July 24th, 2015

The world of sports betting is getting a new giant, one that will now be the biggest bookmaker in the United Kingdom. Betting companies Ladbrokes and Gala Coral have officially announced a merger, one that will create a company worth about £2.3 billion ($3.6 billion). The new company will have tremendous reach in the UK, […]


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