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Ladbrokes and Gala Coral Merger Talks Could Mean Big Business for Online Poker Branches

Ladbrokes and Gala Coral Merger Talks Could Mean Big Business for Online Poker Branches

Daniel Smyth - June 23rd, 2015

Ladbrokes and Gala Coral, two of the UK’s leading bookmakers, are considering a possible merger and it could have an impact on the online poker scene if it goes according t plan. Talks of a deal first hit the headlines courtesy of the UK’s Racing Post after it received a quote from Ladbrokes’ CEO Jim […]

NFL Bars Miami Dolphins Players from Poker Tournament 

NFL Bars Miami Dolphins Players from Poker Tournament 

Philip Conneller - June 12th, 2015

The NFL has been flexing its muscles over its strict anti-gambling stance, which extends, apparently, to barring football players from entering poker tournaments as celebrity bounties. Last week, three Miami Dolphins players, A.J. Francis, Jason Fox and Jordan Cameron, were ordered not to attend the tournament at Florida’s Seminole Casino Coconut Creek, just hours before […]

Paul Phua Case Could be Tossed: Prosecution to Decide Friday on Whether to Drop Charges

Paul Phua Case Could be Tossed: Prosecution to Decide Friday on Whether to Drop Charges

Daniel Smyth - May 28th, 2015

Paul Phua may or may not know that crime doesn’t pay, but his defense attorney David Chesnoff has done everything possible to make sure that his client never has to find out. Due to Chesnoff’s legal team’s brilliant maneuvering, businessman and high stakes poker player Phua may not have to face trial at all, with […]

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 […]

Online Poker Continues Decline in France

Online Poker Continues Decline in France

Philip Conneller - May 8th, 2015

French online gambling regulator ARJEL released its Q1 gross gaming revenue figures this week, and the picture remains bleak for poker. While online poker continues to attract the most players and generate a higher level of turnover than other forms of online gambling, it also yields the lowest level of gross gaming revenue. France’s cash […]

Defense Lawyers Request Dismissal of Paul Phua Case

Defense Lawyers Request Dismissal of Paul Phua Case

Ed Scimia - April 29th, 2015

Paul Phua may be just one more ruling away from winning his freedom. Defense lawyers for Phua have made a request to the judge presiding over his case that the charges against him be tossed, a move that comes in response to a previous ruling that tossed much of the evidence that was to be […]

William Hill or Amaya Bwin.party Takeover Still Rumored to Be Possibilities

William Hill or Amaya Bwin.party Takeover Still Rumored to Be Possibilities

Ed Scimia - February 17th, 2015

Consider bwin.party to be like that girl in high school who everybody talks about: lots of speculation, and who knows how much validity. Among the possible suitors rumored to be bedding bwin are gambling conglomerates William Hill and Amaya Gaming, and the gossip keeps on coming. In the latest round of speculation, it seems that […]

Boxing Superstar Manny Pacquiao Gets Bluffed

Boxing Superstar Manny Pacquiao Gets Bluffed

Elbert Pruitt - February 1st, 2015

Boxing legend Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao can truthfully say that only a handful of people have gotten the best of him in the ring, but when it comes to high stakes no-limit holdem ring games, the 36 year old boxing sensation from the Philippines is somewhat more likely to meet his match. According to high stakes […]

Nevada Gambling Bill SB 40 Wouldn’t Affect Poker Tournament Staking, Control Board Says

Nevada Gambling Bill SB 40 Wouldn’t Affect Poker Tournament Staking, Control Board Says

Philip Conneller - January 29th, 2015

SB 40, the latest Nevada gambling bill that poker players feared could be used to attack tournament staking culture and do untold damage to the World Series of Poker (WSOP), relates only to sports betting, the Nevada Gaming Control Board has clarified. At first glance, the bill, which is essentially about reducing the possibility of […]

UK Challenging EU Anti-Money Laundering Directive

UK Challenging EU Anti-Money Laundering Directive

Sean Gibson - January 25th, 2015

The United Kingdom (UK) is raising concerns over the new European Union (EU) Anti-Money Laundering Directive and may be considering a legal challenge against it. Last month the Council of Ministers and European Parliament came to a consensus on anti-money laundering issues and with it the new Directive is in the final stages of being […]

Daniel Negreanu Joins Las Vegas NHL Expansion Team Ownership Group

Daniel Negreanu Joins Las Vegas NHL Expansion Team Ownership Group

Elbert Pruitt - January 21st, 2015

Poker Hall of Famer Daniel Negreanu is betting that a new NHL franchise will one day arrive in Sin City, and he recently set social media ablaze with an enthusiastic tweet on the prospect of ice hockey making the Las Vegas Strip an even cooler place to be. “Very excited about tonight, meeting with the […]


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