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2017-03-28 10:55
Australia Moves to Impose Point Of Consumption Online Betting Tax
The Australian government has announced plans for introducing a point-of-consumption tax (POC) on online gambling.…
2017-03-27 09:55
Interest in Poker Drops Across Nevada
Poker is losing popularity in Las Vegas and across the state of Nevada as casinos have started to closedown their poker rooms or make them smaller. A case in point is the Monte Carlo casino which is to eliminate its eight-table room in a month as part of a $450-million renovation project…
2017-03-26 11:31
WPT500 Los Angeles Starts May 21 in Gardens Casino
The first World Poker Tour 500 to be held in California will take place in Los Angeles between May 21 and May 31. It will be hosted by the Gardens Casino and will feature a guaranteed prize pool of $1 million.…
2017-03-25 15:35
NFL Star Jason Taylor Organizes Charity Poker Tournament
Former NFL star Jason Taylor will hold a charity poker tournament for his foundation. The games are to take place at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood, Florida, on March 29.…
2017-03-24 08:53
Playtech Leads Cross Border Veikkaus win2day Poker Network
Leading gambling technology and platform supplier Playtech Plc has joined forces with state-owned operators Veikkaus (Finland) and win2day (Austria) to build an integrated cross-border poker network.…
2017-03-23 09:19
Seminole Casinos Offer Lucrative Incentive Program
The Seminole Tribe of Florida’s casino network has announced a new membership program that benefits top racetrack casino players as well as new guests. The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, the Seminole Casino Coconut Creek and the Seminole Classic Casino will be giving out awards of up to $200 in free slot play for top scorers who possess privilege cards. In addition, new members are entitled to a $25 bonus.…
2017-03-22 08:46
Latest New York Casino Licensed for Poker Tournaments
The state of New York has marked the beginning of a dynamic period in the development of its gambling industry.…
2017-03-21 09:03
Big Shots Holds Poker Run Fundraiser in Support of March of Dimes
The first charity activity organized by the Big Shots bar and pool hall for 2017 took place last Sunday. It was a poker run event that gave away its proceeds to March of Dimes, an initiative supporting mothers and their babies as part of a wider campaign to combat premature birth, birth defects and infant mortality.…
2017-03-20 09:11
900 000 G2 Rebel Stakes To Be Held In Oaklawn Park
It has been confirmed that Oaklawn Park will host the $900,000 G2 Rebel Stakes to take place on Saturday. Eleven likely contenders are expected to race against each other in this 1-1/16 two turn competition. Next to the purse, the winner will also qualify for 50 Kentucky Derby points.…
2017-03-19 15:24
Costs for New Boston Casino on the Rise
It has been reported that the enormous Las Vegas-style casino project in the Boston area will cost more than initial estimates.…
2017-03-18 09:12
Czech Town Prepares for World s Largest Poker Tournament
According to a report in local media, the Rozvadov King’s Casino in west Bohemia will host the largest poker tournament outside Las Vegas this autumn. The games will be part of the World Series of Poker.…
2017-03-17 09:04
Pennsylvania Once Again to Hold Online Poker Hearing
Pennsylvania and New York’s legislatures have entered a symbolic race against each other to legalize online gambling this year. To this end, Pennsylvania’s lawmakers are meeting on March 28 to discuss allowing the state’s 12 casinos to offer i-gaming next to their land-based services.…
2017-03-16 08:54
BGCCC to Hold Poker Fundraiser
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Collin County (BGCCC) is organizing the Annual Charity Texas Hold’Em Poker Tournament for a sixth year in a row. The event is scheduled for March 30 and will take place at Gleneagles Country Club.…
2017-03-15 08:58
2017 Western New York Poker Challenge Kicks Off March 31
The Western New York Poker Challenge is to be held at the Seneca Gaming and Entertainment Poker Room in Niagara Falls between March 31 and April 10. The tournament will culminate in a $200,000 Main Event on April 7.…
2017-03-14 11:42
Player from Wrexham Qualifies to Represent UK in Las Vegas
A poker player from Wrexham qualified to travel to Las Vegas in order to represent his home country Great Britain in a grand tournament.…
2017-03-13 16:48
Slot Machines Prohibited at Jacksonville Poker Room by Florida Authorities
Legal issues have hindered Jacksonville Poker Room from placing gaming machines at its premises, according to local media reports. Florida authorities have rejected the operator’s request despite a positive referendum outcome.…
2017-03-12 14:24
Aaron Sorkin s Poker Film Completes Production
Film website IMDB has announced that Aaron Sorkin’s poker movie Molly’s Game has entered post-production phase. Sorkin makes his debut as a director with the title which began filming last year. …
2017-03-11 11:52
Michigan Gets Closer to Online Poker Bill
The state of Michigan has made progress with online gambling legislation as a bill to legalize iGaming was passed Wednesday in the Senate’s Regulatory Reform Committee by a 7-1 vote. …
2017-03-10 08:54
2017 European WSOP Schedule Released
The World Series of Poker Europe is preparing for a glamorous edition in the Czech Republic’s King’s Casino Rozvadov from October 19 through November 10. The series boasts a total of €20 million guaranteed prize pool comprising 84 tournaments and 11 gold bracelet events.…
2017-03-09 09:57
Issue of Internet Gambling Discussed 84 Times in Two Years by Pennsylvania Lawmakers
Pennsylvania legislators met Tuesday for the 84th time during the past two years to consider the future of online gaming. Lawmakers are aiming to further boost the potential of the Pennsylvania $3.2 billion casino gambling market which currently ranks second in the country.…

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