Poker

Nevada Poker Downswing Offset by 2015 Casino Profits
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Nevada Poker Downswing Offset by 2015 Casino Profits

February 4th, 2016 | by Kaycee James
Nevada poker is hardly on life support, but the patient isn’t making a tremendous recovery either, based on 2015 revenue intake numbers now in. Despite a boom over the summer, poker in Nevada suffered a 1.57 percent...
Paul Phua Deemed Bad for Sports Integrity As Crown Casino Flies Him in During Aussie Millions
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Paul Phua Deemed Bad for Sports Integrity As Crown Casino Flies Him in During Aussie Millions

February 3rd, 2016 | by Kaycee James
Paul Phua, the Malaysian poker pro and bookmaker who dominated the legal headlines throughout much of 2015, is in hot water again, this time for arriving via private jet to the Crown Casino in Melbourne, Australia during the...
Could Amaya Takeover Bid Signal More Changes at PokerStars?
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Could Amaya Takeover Bid Signal More Changes at PokerStars?

February 1st, 2016 | by Kaycee James
David Baazov, the CEO of PokerStars parent Amaya Inc., is putting together a bid, along with an investor group, to buy out Amaya for CAN$4.39 billion ($3.13 billion) from shareholders and make it a private company once more. The...
MGA Tax Report Shows Poker’s Insignificance in iGaming Industry
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MGA Tax Report Shows Poker’s Insignificance in iGaming Industry

January 31st, 2016 | by Kaycee James
Poker’s financial strength in the iGaming world appears to be on the decline following the Malta Gaming Authority’s (MGA) interim tax report. Providing a six-month review of 2015 before a full report is published in...
Washington State Online Poker Bill Gets Another Chance
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Washington State Online Poker Bill Gets Another Chance

January 31st, 2016 | by Kaycee James
Washington State online poker is once again up for debate, thanks to the resubmission of an old iGaming measure. HB1114 was submitted for consideration in January 2015, but despite many assuming it would be heard, the bill was...
No Bot in PokerStars TCOOP Event,  But Hour-Long Silence Remains a Mystery
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No Bot in PokerStars TCOOP Event,  But Hour-Long Silence Remains a Mystery

January 29th, 2016 | by Kaycee James
Following speculation that a bot made the final table of the Turbo Championship of Online Poker (TCOOP) Event #8, PokerStars says it has found no evidence of improper conduct. The story hit the headlines earlier this week after a...
PokerStars Ambassador Neymar Jr. Ordered to Pay Fine for Outstanding Taxes
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PokerStars Ambassador Neymar Jr. Ordered to Pay Fine for Outstanding Taxes

January 28th, 2016 | by Brian Corlisse
Team PokerStars superstar athlete Neymar Jr. is by now as well known as the frontman for the online giant as he is for his skills on the soccer field. The 23 year old pro has made a fortune playing in his native Brazil and now...
Global Poker League Unveils Compensation Package for Drafted Pros
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Global Poker League Unveils Compensation Package for Drafted Pros

January 27th, 2016 | by Brian Corlisse
The Global Poker League (GPL) plans to pay its participating professionals a minimum of $100 per hour to compete against one another in the upcoming championship series that its founder Alex Dreyfus hopes will...
French Online Poker Economy in Danger With International Liquidity Sharing Rejected
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French Online Poker Economy in Danger With International Liquidity Sharing Rejected

January 26th, 2016 | by Brian Corlisse
The latest efforts by French online poker advocates to revive the country’s flailing Internet industry have been thwarted by the government’s opposition to liquidity sharing. Ever since France regulated online poker...
Amaya Listens to Players but Won’t Reverse PokerStars VIP Cuts
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Amaya Listens to Players but Won’t Reverse PokerStars VIP Cuts

January 25th, 2016 | by Kaycee James
Following the backlash to PokerStars’ VIP changes, Amaya held a meeting with some of its longstanding players who recently gave their thoughts on what took place. Dani Stern, Isaac Haxton and Daniel Dvoress flew to...