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PokerStars Paces Up With A Bolt!Jun 12, 2017
Usain Bolt, eight-time Olympics gold medalist has decided to enjoy some poker following his retirement. Reportedly PokerStars has signed Usain Bolt as the sponsored player for marketing campaigns and live appearances to woo new audiences to poker.
Pennsylvania House Passes Bill Approving Online GamingJun 9, 2017
A bill was passed again in Pennsylvania House that would regulate online gaming on Wednesday night. This was the second such attempt by the House where the bill was sent to Senate for review as the Senate had changed some language, which included raised tax rates. While the tax rates for online poker revenue were 16%, the house-banked internet games being charged at 54% raised issues and drew criticism.
Bad Actor Clause To Be Included in New York Online Poker BillJun 8, 2017
A bill put forward by State Senator John Bonacic that could lead to the legalisation of online poker in New York State has been revised to include bad actors clause. The bill has already been approved by the New York Senate Finance Committee and awaits full vote at the State Senate.
Poker Market Sees 27.8% Rise in MarylandJun 8, 2017
Maryland today is one of the top poker markets in the country, which it proved in a span of 4 years. 2013 saw a changed Maryland with live dealer games legalised and that the casinos also got the ability to stay open 24/7, which is very important for poker.
partypoker Introduces VIP level in Cashback Rewards ProgramJun 6, 2017
partypoker launched a Cashback rewards program, a few weeks ago and at the end of the page it said, it would soon launch VIP level. In less than a week partypoker lived up to their words, the online poker room, launched the Diamond Club, a rakeback system, reserved only for the highest volume players.
Doug Polk Wins One Drop, Securing his Third WSOPJun 6, 2017
Doug Polk, the high-stakes poker pro and poker coach, YouTuber is now the three-time World Series of Poker gold bracelet winner. He topped 130 entries in 2017 $111,111 buy-in to secure his third WSOP and the top prize of $3,686,865.
Phelps Tries His Hand at Poker at the 48th Annual WSOPJun 5, 2017
The 48th Annual World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, Nevada saw the most celebrated Olympian, Michael Phelps. The 31-year-old after his retiring from the Olympics after stealing the limelight last year in 2016, continues to steal the show.
Poker Player Grabs Casino Cash, Arrested After a High Speed ChaseJun 3, 2017
In a recent incident, a poker player grabbed cash and fled from a casino here in South-West Michigan. The man was later arrested after a long Hollywood styled freeway chase that reached speeds of nearly 100 m.p.h.
PokerStars Expands Further, Gets Second Office in the Island of ManJun 3, 2017
After its first office setup in 2005 in the Isle of Man, the most successful online poker brand- PokerStars has now its second office set up in Quay West building.
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino’s Poker Room relocated to the BallroomJun 1, 2017
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino announced on Monday that their ballroom is going to be the new location for its Poker offerings, which includes 40 cash game tables.
48th Annual World Series of Poker starts in Las VegasMay 31, 2017
With thousands of pokers flocking Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas for the 48th Annual World Series of Poker that started on 30th May for a 54 days of play for 74 gold bracelet events and cash games and a prize amounting to a more than $200 million.
Gambling Addiction Problems in Taranaki?May 30, 2017
In what seems to be a problem, gamblers in Taranaki pokie machines have thrown in more than $5 million in just three months duration. In the 480 pokie machines of the region during the first three months of 2017, an amount totalling $5,124,057 was spent with $3,678,218 in New Plymouth, $1,160,657 in South Taranaki and $285,182 in Stratford amounting to an average of $10,675 per machine.
Las Vegas Poker Market Sees A Spike, All Thanks To World Series Of PokerMay 30, 2017
The annual revenue generated from poker has seen a spike due to the annual World Series of Poker (WSOP), in Las Vegas which is set to start on Tuesday at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino.
UEG investigated on disputes over PokerTribe’s launchMay 29, 2017
A new federal investigation by the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC ) into the first attempt by UEG to launch a site (PokerTribe.com) that involves its former deal with the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma.
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Tulsa to further Rock WSOP in 2018May 28, 2017
World Series of Poker is all set to return for the second consecutive year to Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa, scheduled March 15-26, 2018. The announcement came just within two months after Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa hosted its first World Series of WSOP.
First Shared Online Poker Liquidity Agreement to be signed in June, confirms ARJELMay 26, 2017
The first online poker agreement will be signed in June, confirmed France’s iGaming authority (ARJEL) in its recent financial report despite no shared liquidity updates from the recent meeting between European gambling regulators in Lisbon, Portugal.
Pennsylvania Senate takes a long jump, passes Online Gambling BillMay 25, 2017
A bill was passed on Wednesday, 24th of May, which will legalize and regulate online gambling, including online poker in the Pennsylvania Senate. The bill would cover an overall number of different state gambling areas, including local host fees, airport tablet gaming, daily fantasy sports and, online lottery sales.
Saipan Higher Education Financial Assistance (SHEFA) Seek Postponement of Relocation of Poker ParloursMay 24, 2017
Saipan Higher Education Financial Assistance, which gets its scholarship money from poker license renewals, supports moving the relocation of poker businesses on Saipan to a later date.
Poker Supply to Be Cut As Las Vegas’ Luxor Casino Closes Poker RoomMay 23, 2017
Two MGM properties, Luxor and Monte Carlo have cut their poker rooms leaving the Las Vegas strip are left with only about 18 poker rooms. In the last six years 22 poker rooms have closed in Sin City.
Saipan andNorthern Islands Zoning Administrator Continues toOppose Poker Arcades Relocation Deadline Being Extended.May 22, 2017
Therese Ogumoro,the zoning administrator, has recently stated that the House Bill 20-12 should not be passed. This is a bill is a 2 years’extension for the relocation of residential poker arcades.
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