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Playtech Celebrates Revenue Boosts in Everything But Online Poker, Says Global Regulatory Climate is Challenging Playtech Celebrates Revenue Boosts in Everything But Online Poker, Says Global Regulatory Climate is Challenging
Ed Scimia - August 31st, 2015

Playtech, the world’s largest online gaming and sports betting software supplier (according to its own website) has reported a 33 percent gain in the company’s revenues for the first half of 2015. That’s compared to the previous year, a rise that included an improvement in the company’s performance in regulated markets. But the firm has […]

PokerStars Announces VIP Steps Program, But Players Aren’t Impressed

PokerStars Announces VIP Steps Program, But Players Aren’t Impressed

Ed Scimia - August 31st, 2015

PokerStars has announced that some changes are coming to its much-vaunted VIP rewards program, ones that will see the program take on the name “VIP Steps.” But early reaction from players has been overwhelmingly negative towards the new program, with some going as far to call the changes a “money grab” by PokerStars. The new […]

PKR CEO Neil Alexander Splits, Leaving Questions About Company’s Internal Politics with Third Turnover in a Year

PKR CEO Neil Alexander Splits, Leaving Questions About Company’s Internal Politics with Third Turnover in a Year

Daniel Smyth - August 30th, 2015

PKR, a major 3D online poker site, is bringing its third head honcho of the year on board, leading to speculation about what’s happening internally in the gaming operator’s politics. Former Sportingbet executive Neil Alexander is leaving his post as chief executive for unknown reasons to make way for incoming ex-bwin.party poker director Chris Welch […]

Phil Ivey Acts Ingenuous Over Use of Busty Cocktail Servers and Ample Liquor Output at Borgata Baccarat Sessions

Phil Ivey Acts Ingenuous Over Use of Busty Cocktail Servers and Ample Liquor Output at Borgata Baccarat Sessions

Ed Scimia - August 29th, 2015

Phil Ivey has been accused by the Borgata casino in Atlantic City of using illegal tactics to cheat the property out of millions at the baccarat tables by gaining an unfair advantage. Now Ivey has fired back, saying it’s the casino that took steps to make sure it could gain an edge over him, albeit […]

Martin Finger Cleans Up at EPT Barcelona High Roller, Beating Extensive Field

Martin Finger Cleans Up at EPT Barcelona High Roller, Beating Extensive Field

Ed Scimia - August 28th, 2015

Martin Finger is already known as one of the top players in European poker circles, having scored wins both on the European Poker Tour and in other events across the continent. But the 25-year-old German is always looking to beef up his poker resume, and adding another high roller title to his accolades certainly won’t […]

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Phil Ivey Acts Ingenuous Over Use of Busty Cocktail Servers and Ample Liquor Output at Borgata Baccarat Sessions Phil Ivey Acts Ingenuous Over Use of Busty Cocktail Servers and Ample Liquor Output at Borgata Baccarat Sessions
Ed Scimia August 29th, 2015
Phil Ivey has been accused by the Borgata casino in Atlantic City of using illegal tactics to cheat the property out of millions at the baccarat tables by ...
Sheldon Adelson Undercover Video Expose Shows Land Casinos May Have More Security Loopholes Than Online Ones Sheldon Adelson Undercover Video Expose Shows Land Casinos May Have More Security Loopholes Than Online Ones
Daniel Smyth August 21st, 2015
A Sheldon Adelson undercover video expose made by a US poker player in the Sands CEO’s Venetian and Palazzo casinos in Las Vegas shows that security ...
Celebrities Turn Out for Charity Series of Poker at Seminole Hard Rock Celebrities Turn Out for Charity Series of Poker at Seminole Hard Rock
Ed Scimia August 17th, 2015
The Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open (SHRPO) has become one of the biggest poker events of the year, offering millions in prize money in its Main Event and a ...
Borgata Stands By Phil Ivey Countersuit Card Destruction Decision Borgata Stands By Phil Ivey Countersuit Card Destruction Decision
Ed Scimia August 17th, 2015
The Borgata Casino in Atlantic City has issued a response to the Phil Ivey countersuit against the resort, marking the latest round in the back-and-forth...
Playtech Celebrates Revenue Boosts in Everything But Online Poker, Says Global Regulatory Climate is Challenging Playtech Celebrates Revenue Boosts in Everything But Online Poker, Says Global Regulatory Climate is Challenging
Ed Scimia August 31st, 2015
Playtech, the world’s largest online gaming and sports betting software supplier (according to its own website) has reported a 33 percent gain in the...
PKR CEO Neil Alexander Splits, Leaving Questions About Company’s Internal Politics with Third Turnover in a Year PKR CEO Neil Alexander Splits, Leaving Questions About Company’s Internal Politics with Third Turnover in a Year
Daniel Smyth August 30th, 2015
PKR, a major 3D online poker site, is bringing its third head honcho of the year on board, leading to speculation about what’s happening internally i...
GVC Holdings Asked “What’s It Worth to You?” by Bwin.party in Last (Maybe) Stretch of Acquisition Battle GVC Holdings Asked “What’s It Worth to You?” by Bwin.party in Last (Maybe) Stretch of Acquisition Battle
Daniel Smyth August 27th, 2015
GVC Holdings is nothing if not determined when it comes to what’s become a tennis match of a business buyout. The back-and-forth battle for control o...
In Spain, Man Fakes His Own Kidnapping to Pay Off Poker Debts at Local Club In Spain, Man Fakes His Own Kidnapping to Pay Off Poker Debts at Local Club
Ed Scimia August 26th, 2015
Ever felt that sense of panic when you can’t make your payments? Why not fake your own kidnapping? That’s what one man in Spain thought would b...
Phil Ivey Acts Ingenuous Over Use of Busty Cocktail Servers and Ample Liquor Output at Borgata Baccarat Sessions Phil Ivey Acts Ingenuous Over Use of Busty Cocktail Servers and Ample Liquor Output at Borgata Baccarat Sessions
Ed Scimia August 29th, 2015
Phil Ivey has been accused by the Borgata casino in Atlantic City of using illegal tactics to cheat the property out of millions at the baccarat tables by ...
Brazilian Online Poker Ban Story Causes Flap, Brazilians React Brazilian Online Poker Ban Story Causes Flap, Brazilians React
Ed Scimia August 27th, 2015
Brazilian online poker players can probably relax if they were worried about the possibility of facing punishment for playing Internet poker while out in p...
Neymar Jr Out of PokerStars UK Ad Campaign Due to Regulatory Underage Issues Neymar Jr Out of PokerStars UK Ad Campaign Due to Regulatory Underage Issues
Ed Scimia August 25th, 2015
Neymar Jr has a bright career in the world of soccer ahead of him, in large part because he’s accomplished so much already at the tender age of 23, meani...
Poker Unlikely to be Impacted by Indian Supreme Court Ruling Poker Unlikely to be Impacted by Indian Supreme Court Ruling
Ed Scimia August 22nd, 2015
Online poker’s next big growth market could very well be India. Many companies in the industry are certainly looking at that possibility, with PokerStars...
Playtech Celebrates Revenue Boosts in Everything But Online Poker, Says Global Regulatory Climate is Challenging Playtech Celebrates Revenue Boosts in Everything But Online Poker, Says Global Regulatory Climate is Challenging
Ed Scimia August 31st, 2015
Playtech, the world’s largest online gaming and sports betting software supplier (according to its own website) has reported a 33 percent gain in the...
PokerStars Announces VIP Steps Program, But Players Aren’t Impressed PokerStars Announces VIP Steps Program, But Players Aren’t Impressed
Ed Scimia August 31st, 2015
PokerStars has announced that some changes are coming to its much-vaunted VIP rewards program, ones that will see the program take on the name “VIP Steps...
PKR CEO Neil Alexander Splits, Leaving Questions About Company’s Internal Politics with Third Turnover in a Year PKR CEO Neil Alexander Splits, Leaving Questions About Company’s Internal Politics with Third Turnover in a Year
Daniel Smyth August 30th, 2015
PKR, a major 3D online poker site, is bringing its third head honcho of the year on board, leading to speculation about what’s happening internally i...
Phil Ivey Acts Ingenuous Over Use of Busty Cocktail Servers and Ample Liquor Output at Borgata Baccarat Sessions Phil Ivey Acts Ingenuous Over Use of Busty Cocktail Servers and Ample Liquor Output at Borgata Baccarat Sessions
Ed Scimia August 29th, 2015
Phil Ivey has been accused by the Borgata casino in Atlantic City of using illegal tactics to cheat the property out of millions at the baccarat tables by ...
Online Gambling Research Estimates 1 in 10 Adults Will Participate by 2019 Online Gambling Research Estimates 1 in 10 Adults Will Participate by 2019
Devin O'Connor August 26th, 2015
Online gambling research is currently a rather active field as it’s the fastest growing form of gambling in the world according to the National Cente...
PokerStars Spin & Go Tournaments Go Micro-Stakes in France and Spain PokerStars Spin & Go Tournaments Go Micro-Stakes in France and Spain
Devin O'Connor August 19th, 2015
PokerStars Spin & Gos are catering to the less-endowed financial crowd, though likely a much larger crop of players, announcing this week that it’...
Full Tilt Unveils New Players Club Program Full Tilt Unveils New Players Club Program
Ed Scimia August 13th, 2015
Full Tilt has undergone some pretty dramatic changes in recent weeks, as the site completely revamped its lobby offerings while eliminating both heads-up c...
Poker Hall of Fame Public Voting Ends Saturday Poker Hall of Fame Public Voting Ends Saturday
Ed Scimia August 12th, 2015
Poker fans have plenty of opinions when it comes to who should be in the Poker Hall of Fame. For those who want to have their voices heard this year, howev...
PKR CEO Neil Alexander Splits, Leaving Questions About Company’s Internal Politics with Third Turnover in a Year PKR CEO Neil Alexander Splits, Leaving Questions About Company’s Internal Politics with Third Turnover in a Year
Daniel Smyth August 30th, 2015
PKR, a major 3D online poker site, is bringing its third head honcho of the year on board, leading to speculation about what’s happening internally i...
Omar Zazay Wins Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open After Tough HU Battle, Mercier Also a Winner Omar Zazay Wins Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open After Tough HU Battle, Mercier Also a Winner
Ed Scimia August 19th, 2015
The 2015 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open once again failed to hit its guarantee, coming up about 100 entries short of what was needed to build the prize pool...
Borgata Stands By Phil Ivey Countersuit Card Destruction Decision Borgata Stands By Phil Ivey Countersuit Card Destruction Decision
Ed Scimia August 17th, 2015
The Borgata Casino in Atlantic City has issued a response to the Phil Ivey countersuit against the resort, marking the latest round in the back-and-forth...
Daniel Negreanu at Final Table of WSOP National Championship in North Carolina Daniel Negreanu at Final Table of WSOP National Championship in North Carolina
Ed Scimia July 31st, 2015
Daniel Negreanu may have just missed the final table at this year’s World Series of Poker Main Event, but he’s proving his daunting chops once ...
Martin Finger Cleans Up at EPT Barcelona High Roller, Beating Extensive Field Martin Finger Cleans Up at EPT Barcelona High Roller, Beating Extensive Field
Ed Scimia August 28th, 2015
Martin Finger is already known as one of the top players in European poker circles, having scored wins both on the European Poker Tour and in other events ...
Winamax Slashes Main Event Entry Fees in France After Record Low Day 1A Winamax Slashes Main Event Entry Fees in France After Record Low Day 1A
Devin O'Connor August 25th, 2015
Winamax made the drastic decision to cut fees for its showpiece weekly online Main Event after getting a poor turnout for its most recent Day 1A. Only 277 ...
Neymar Jr Out of PokerStars UK Ad Campaign Due to Regulatory Underage Issues Neymar Jr Out of PokerStars UK Ad Campaign Due to Regulatory Underage Issues
Ed Scimia August 25th, 2015
Neymar Jr has a bright career in the world of soccer ahead of him, in large part because he’s accomplished so much already at the tender age of 23, meani...
Jason Somerville Partners with DraftKings Jason Somerville Partners with DraftKings
Ed Scimia August 24th, 2015
Jason Somerville has been a major part of one of the biggest growth markets in the world of poker: the advent of live streaming poker, primarily on Twitch....
Phil Ivey Acts Ingenuous Over Use of Busty Cocktail Servers and Ample Liquor Output at Borgata Baccarat Sessions Phil Ivey Acts Ingenuous Over Use of Busty Cocktail Servers and Ample Liquor Output at Borgata Baccarat Sessions
Ed Scimia August 29th, 2015
Phil Ivey has been accused by the Borgata casino in Atlantic City of using illegal tactics to cheat the property out of millions at the baccarat tables by ...
In Spain, Man Fakes His Own Kidnapping to Pay Off Poker Debts at Local Club In Spain, Man Fakes His Own Kidnapping to Pay Off Poker Debts at Local Club
Ed Scimia August 26th, 2015
Ever felt that sense of panic when you can’t make your payments? Why not fake your own kidnapping? That’s what one man in Spain thought would b...
Sheldon Adelson Undercover Video Expose Shows Land Casinos May Have More Security Loopholes Than Online Ones Sheldon Adelson Undercover Video Expose Shows Land Casinos May Have More Security Loopholes Than Online Ones
Daniel Smyth August 21st, 2015
A Sheldon Adelson undercover video expose made by a US poker player in the Sands CEO’s Venetian and Palazzo casinos in Las Vegas shows that security ...
Borgata Stands By Phil Ivey Countersuit Card Destruction Decision Borgata Stands By Phil Ivey Countersuit Card Destruction Decision
Ed Scimia August 17th, 2015
The Borgata Casino in Atlantic City has issued a response to the Phil Ivey countersuit against the resort, marking the latest round in the back-and-forth...