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France’s Cash game poker sees continuous declineJul 28, 2017
The constant decline in online poker market in France was the major reason why the country joined the player pool merger with countries like Italy, Spain and Portugal. The launch of the network will be a matter of time following the four countries signed their first shared online poker liquidity agreement. To comment on the fate of the project at this stage would be too early. The French online gambling regulator, ARJEL published iGaming industry’s performance in the second quarter of the year on Wednesday. In general, the results looked positive, but the story for cash game online poker was very different. The overall online poker revenue at the end of the second quarter on June 30, 2017, was €57 million up by 3% from the previous year €55 million cashed at the same period of 2016. For tournament poker, the revenues totalled €34.6 million from the same period the previous year, up by 6%. Despite such growth in tournament poker since 2012, the cash games kept declining through the second quarter of 2017. The figures released by ARJEL reveal the cash game revenue decreased 1% during the review period to €22 million, with the cash stakes dropped by 0.4% year-on-year to €850 million. From €6.2 billion in 2012 the stakes came down to €3.6 billion in 2016, while the entry fees for tournaments grew from almost €1.4 billion in 2012 to nearly €1.9 billion in 2016.
Jeff Sessions May Become A Reason To Worry For Poker PlayersJul 27, 2017
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has become a cause of concern for poker players, as according to a report from Vox, Sessions signed an order last week to encourage police across the nation to more widely use the civil asset forfeiture
Tallahassee Lawyer Sues Poker Pro Maurice Hawkins Over A Staking Deal, Seeking $23,000Jul 26, 2017
Tallahassee lawyer, Attorney Hal Lewis is suing poker pro Maurice Hawkins over a discontinued staking deal. Lewis is reportedly seeking nearly $23,000 from Hawkins, from their last year’s deal. Both men happen to know each other since early 2016.
ARJEL Releases First Set Of Instructions For Interested Regulators In Shared Online Poker LiquidityJul 25, 2017
Two weeks after the signing of the cooperation agreement for the creation of an online poker network by the regulatory bodies of France, Italy, Spain, and Portugal, ARJEL- the French online Gambling Regulator, has published initial instruction for online poker operators for France-facing to participate in the shared liquidity project.
Poker Hall Of Fame Includes Phil Ivey And Late David “Devilfish” UlliottJul 24, 2017
Phil Ivey and Late David “Devilfish” Ulliott has been added to the Poker Hall of Fame (PHOF) on Friday night. They were one of the top 10 chosen nominees, of which 27 members at PHOF, sd well as 18 members of the media. Other nominees included were Huck Seed, David Chiu, Matt Savage, Mori Eskandani, Max Pescaioty, Ted Forrest, Mike Matusow and Thor Hansen.
Scott Blumstein Wins $8.1 Million By Becoming The WSOP 2017 ChampionJul 23, 2017
Scott Blumstein, 25-year-old New Jersey resident who has a degree in accounting, has become the 2017 World Series of Poker Champion by winning the series’ marquee no-limit Texas Hold’em main event. He won US$8.1 million as the top prize.
Final Table Sets For WSOP 2017 With Final 9 Players Returning After Two-Day BreakJul 22, 2017
The table for the main event was set for the final nine players who returned after a two-day break. Unlike the tradition of waiting for months for the WSOP main event to crown a winner, instead this year the tournament officials decided to cut the wait short in favour of a summer resolution.
Card Player Poker Tour Venetian Main Even Creates Huge Prize Pool By Drawing 688 EntriesJul 21, 2017
The Card Player Poker Tour Venetian main event surprised everyone after the $5,000 buy-in event building a $3,199,200 prize pool that blew away the $2,000,000 guarantee. The no-limit main event drew a total of 688 players.
Card Player Poker Tour $250 Buy-In Main Event Starts Thursday In Ocean’s 11 CasinoJul 20, 2017
The Card Player Poker Tour (CPPT) is heading back to Oceanside, California to Ocean’s 11 Casino for the fourth time in the tour’s history starting this Thursday. The event spread out over three days from July 20-22 will have six starting flights in the $250 buy-in main event.
WSOP 2017 Main Event Reaches Its Final Table With 9 Participants Playing For $8.15 Million Winning PrizeJul 19, 2017
After the ten days of tension, the final table of WSOP 2017 Main Event has been set with 9 participants left from the 7,221 entrants. The game will seek the title winner, over the span of three days, which will be played from July 20-July 22.
Adrian Moreno Wins His First WSOP Gold Bracelet In $1,111 Buy-In Little One For One DropJul 18, 2017
Adrian Moreno won $1,111 buy-in Little One for One Drop no-limit hold’em event. Moreno dedicated his victory to a close friend he recently lost, for which he had to fly back home for a day only to return to win this match for his lost friend. For the 48-year-old Ontario, California native, Moreno, it was his first WSOP gold bracelet. He also earned a prize of $528,316 along with the bracelet defeating an army of 4,391 entries.
For A £2 Pay, 62-Year-Old Birmingham Lady Ends Up In $8.1 M WSOP GameJul 17, 2017
To the biggest win of £23.50, 62-year-old, crochet-loving Birmingham gran Shirley Marshall, who is married to angling-addicted pensioner Ken, luck turned tables as she found herself sitting at the table for the World Series of Poker tournament. She found herself betting against the best Hold’Em poker player in the world with $8.1 million first prize up for grabs.
Brad Horner, An IT Professional From California Wins 2017 Card Player Poker Tour Main EventJul 16, 2017
For a $400,000 guaranteed main event in the 2017 Card Player Poker Tour at the Bicycle Hotel and Casino a total of 1,754 players registered. A final prize pool of $467,928 was created from the high turnout of the players.
Felony Charges Dropped Against Online Gambling Billionaire Calvin Ayre By The U.S GovernmentJul 15, 2017
The Canadian online gambling entrepreneur and founder of the Bodog brand, Calvin Ayre has been freed from the federal felony charges he was facing in the United States.
New Jersey’s Online Poker Market A Bit Rough With All-Time Low CollectionsJul 14, 2017
Ever since the regulated market was established in late 2013, online poker market has the worst collection as per the figures released by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE).
PokerStars Hits The Bull’s Eye By Rescuing The PKR Stressed PlayersJul 13, 2017
Following the financial crunch, the PKR.com had to shut down its operations on May 3, giving its players nightmares as they faced the prospect of losing all their money held in their accounts.
Third Largest Ever, WSOP 2017 Main EventJul 12, 2017
Registrations to the main event of the World Series of Poker, 2017, the third largest event ever, closed on Sunday. A total of 7,221 players registered for the main event, creating a prize pool of $67,877,400.
PokerStars Eyes American Poker Market With Launch Of European Poker Tournament MegastackJul 11, 2017
PokerStars is set to bring an experience of poker tournament that the European nation enjoys and decided to launch the Megastack tournament in Atlantic City.
Harrison Gimbel Wins $3,000 NLHE At WSOP 2017 Completing Poker’s Triple CrownJul 10, 2017
Harrison Gimbel, 26-year-old poker pro has added his name to the exclusive list of Triple Crown winners, the second person to do so in WSOP 2017.
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