Upcoming negotiations over the future of Macau’s six casino concessionaires and the special administrative region’s links to organized crime may have negative impact on a promising year for the city, risk mitigation expert and business consultant Steve Vickers said earlier this week.The consultancy recently produced the 2018 Asia Risk Assessment report, in which it included its vision on what the year could possibly have in store for Macau.

The 2018 PCA is entering its final stretch, and some notable players have claimed titles in the past few days.Maria Konnikova, a bestselling author who only learned to play poker a year ago, took down the PCA National Championship, while seasoned veteran Steve O’Dwyer emerged victorious in the $50K High Roller.

The fourth annual GPI American Poker Awards has been scheduled for Feb.(Image: American Poker Awards) Much like the Academy Awards, minus the politics and about 50 million viewers, the APA’s hand out hardware to winners in various categories.

The launch of the bidding process for Italian online gambling licenses was expected to take place in mid-September 2017.Here it is important to note that the Southern European country is set to open an application process for 120 online gambling licenses.

The US Supreme Court denied review of the legal dispute between the tribe and Massachusetts this past Monday.The state and the town of Aquinnah have been opposing the tribe’s plan for the construction of the bingo hall for several years.

Generally speaking, the so-called historical horse race terminals allow bettors to wager on races that have already taken place.The betting machines feature video archives of previous events and offer customers the opportunity to place bets faster than when betting on live events.

(Image: USA Today) Below I break down the games for a quick overview of how the matchups are looking from a Las Vegas perspective.Key Betting Stat The point total has gone UNDER in Atlanta’s last five games.

5 million in live tournament earnings, including a third-place finish in the EPT9 Barcelona Main Event.“I’m really happy to be joining team Partypoker,” Jouhkimainen said.

se vote in five categories for those they’d like to see win a Swedish Poker Award.(Image: Lina Olofsson/PlanetWin365) Mattsson’s Continued Domination For the second year in a row, Mattsson was named Swedish Player of the Year, making the first time any player has taken the title in consecutive years.

A previously introduced Global Tourism Hub plan for the Australian city of Cairns will be the subject of community consultation, local news outlet Newsport Daily reported earlier today.Kate Jones, the Queensland Minister for Tourism Industry Development, has told Newsport Daily that the Cairns Global Tourism Hub proposal could be particularly beneficial for the region.

The call for bids was published on the Official Journal of the European Union.Newcomers in the Italian Online Gambling Market Several operators have already expressed interest in entering the local market, with some of those being Winamax, Marathonbet, and Pinnacle.

Fernando Habegger (aka “JNandez”) decided his best next move was to separate from Doug Polk and Upswing Poker to launch his own poker training website.(Image: Upswing Poker) The relationship between the two poker pros appears to be strained now that Fernando has decided to resign from Upswing Poker and take his PLO expertise to what will soon become his own poker training site.

During four-handed play in the 2018 PCA $100,000 Super High Roller, Bryn Kenney had two-thirds of the chips in play.Heading into the tournament, no one had cashed for more in the PCA $100K than Kenney, who made the money four times in seven runnings.

The Crown Casino in Melbourne, Australia, is site of the 2018 Aussie Millions, which is always a favorite stop for players willing to make the long flight.This year’s Aussie Millions Main Event begins Jan.

The prevention of minors from participating in gambling activities will be a top priority for the Dutch Gaming Authority over the next two years, according to the regulator’s Supervisory Agenda 2018-2019.However, the lack of proper age controls still needs to be addressed by such operators, Kansspelautoriteit believes.

Hong Kong-based real estate developer Melco International Development, which was selected to build the first casino resort in the Republic of Cyprus, presented plans for its ambitious project to the President of the Mediterranean island nation, Nicos Anastasiades.on the construction of a €500-million hotel and casino complex in the city of Limassol.

Atlantic City’s Golden Nugget casino is introducing a “live dealer” online game that takes traditional Texas hold’em and transforms it into a casino game.(Image: YouTube/Ezugi) Online Casino Hold’em is the latest addition to Golden Nugget Online’s casino floor of digital live-dealer tables, where online players bet on cards dealt by real humans in their Atlantic City casino.

The Poker Sports League (PSL) has partnered with the Discovery Channel’s parent company to broadcast the first ever poker event on Indian TV.The Poker Sports League is bringing the team poker concept to India, and later this year their tournaments will be broadcast on DSPORT, an upstart Indian sports network connected to the Discovery Channel (Image: Sportskeeda) Now into its second season, the PSL is looking to capitalize on a strong online following.

Jason Mercier, pictured with his wife Natasha and newborn child, has decided to go all-in on being a family man and thus had ended his relationship with PokerStars after eight years.In the past year, Mercier married his longtime girlfriend and fellow poker pro Natasha Mercier (nee Barbour), and three months ago she gave birth to their first child.

The 2018 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure kicked off over the weekend, starting with the PokerStars Championship Player of the Year.Nick Petrangelo won $100k at the 2018 PCA to move into 64th place on poker’s all-time money list.