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MSPT Fall Preview: Ho-Chunk and Michigan State Poker Championship Among Upcoming Events

MSPT Fall Preview: Ho-Chunk and Michigan State Poker Championship Among Upcoming Events

Chad Holloway - August 28th, 2016

The Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT), for many in the Midwest (and even beyond), it’s a “must play” event series. Each season runs a calendar year, and some notable stops are coming up in September and October, which, hard as it is to believe with temps still in the triple digits in some parts of the […]

Pennsylvania Poker Rooms Hold Steady on Revenues, Online Poker Still Teetering

Pennsylvania Poker Rooms Hold Steady on Revenues, Online Poker Still Teetering

Jon Sofen - August 26th, 2016

We have some good and bad news about Pennsylvania poker rooms. The good news is the 10 poker rooms in the state didn’t see a decline in revenue during the month of July compared to the same month in 2016. The bad news is there wasn’t an increase, either. In both years, July poker revenue […]

New Jersey Poker Industry Rakes in $5 Million in July, Land Games Still Rule

New Jersey Poker Industry Rakes in $5 Million in July, Land Games Still Rule

Jon Sofen - August 16th, 2016

The New Jersey poker industry raked in $5 million during the month of July. Brick-and-mortar games accounted for 60 percent of that money, and the online poker industry accounted for the rest. Compared to July 2015, there wasn’t any change. Zero industry growth from year-to-year might not make the state government happy. But no regression […]

Trump Taj Mahal Closure Will Further Shrink Atlantic City’s Once-Thriving Live Poker Scene

Trump Taj Mahal Closure Will Further Shrink Atlantic City’s Once-Thriving Live Poker Scene

Philip Conneller - August 8th, 2016

The Trump Taj Mahal is expected to close on September 4th, and with it the newly refurbished poker room, which will further constrict an already shrinking live poker market in Atlantic City. It will bring the number of poker rooms in the resort town to just five: the Borgata; the Golden Nugget; Harrahs; The Tropicana; and the […]

888 Holdings and Rank Group Look to Snag Bookmaking Giant William Hill

888 Holdings and Rank Group Look to Snag Bookmaking Giant William Hill

Philip Conneller - July 26th, 2016

888 Holdings has teamed up with the Rank Group to launch a surprise bid for bookmaking giant William Hill. The two companies have chosen to strike while the iron is hot; William Hill has been left vulnerable after the ousting of its CEO, James Henderson by the board last week, apparently for his failure to improve […]

Caesars Interactive Could be Sold to Chinese Consortium, But WSOP NOT Part of Deal

Caesars Interactive Could be Sold to Chinese Consortium, But WSOP NOT Part of Deal

Philip Conneller - July 25th, 2016

Caesars Interactive Entertainment (CIE), the online gaming arm of Caesars which owns the World Series of Poker, may be sold to a Chinese consortium that includes Giant Interactive Group, according to anonymous sources who spoke to Reuters. The talks are “advanced” say the sources, and the figure on the table is over $4.2 billion, which […]

Trump Taj Mahal Poker Room in Atlantic City to Reopen May 13

Trump Taj Mahal Poker Room in Atlantic City to Reopen May 13

Jon Sofen - May 4th, 2016

The Trump Taj Mahal poker room in Atlantic City closed its doors in February of 2015, in the midst of the casino’s bankruptcy proceedings. As of next Friday, the legendary card room will reopen once again, beating the odds, much as its namesake did on Tuesday night in the Indiana primary. The reopening comes right […]

Larry Flynt Rumored to Want Embattled California Poker Club

Larry Flynt Rumored to Want Embattled California Poker Club

Jon Sofen - April 29th, 2016

Larry Flynt already owns a popular Southern California poker room, Hustler Casino, and soon, he could have another. Hustler Casino is located in Gardena, California, nearby the state’s oldest card club Normandie Casino. As Normandie prepares to be temporarily shut down, Flynt is rumored to want the property. According to local poker player Robert Turner, […]

World Poker Tour Debuting Multi Venue Series in Spain and Portugal

World Poker Tour Debuting Multi Venue Series in Spain and Portugal

Daniel Smyth - April 7th, 2016

The World Poker Tour (WPT) is poised to return to the Iberian Peninsula next month with an innovative new tournament concept known as multi venue poker. Always one to test out new concepts (the WPT was one of the first tournament organizations to use hole card cams), the WPT has teamed up with event management […]

Aria Super High Roller Bowl II Sells Out Quickly in Las Vegas, Biggest Stars to Compete for $5 Million

Aria Super High Roller Bowl II Sells Out Quickly in Las Vegas, Biggest Stars to Compete for $5 Million

Jon Sofen - March 17th, 2016

The inaugural Aria Super High Roller Bowl was a big hit last year. Some 43 players anted up the $500,00 entrance fee for a shot at a handsome $7.5 million payday. This year’s event won’t be quite so pricey to enter. For just $300,000, you can join the party. Well, not anymore. The tournament is […]

Poker Dealer Cleared of Cheating in “Fluke” Card Fiasco

Poker Dealer Cleared of Cheating in “Fluke” Card Fiasco

Philip Conneller - March 10th, 2016

A Cleveland poker dealer has been cleared of wrongdoing after the king of clubs was judged to have crawled up his sleeve accidentally during a session at the Horseshoe Casino Cleveland last month. Robert Brown, 57, was indicted by a Cuyahoga County grand jury last November in relation to the incident. Prosecutors pushed ahead with […]