Mike Leah scooped the WPT Fallsview championship, but did he “buy” the title?(Image: WPT) Mike Leah played a quick heads-up match against Ryan Yu for the WPT Fallsview title in Niagara Falls on Tuesday, but to the dismay of many poker pros, it was more a formality than an actual competition.
Jonathan Aguiar won the WPT Foundation Latitude NVRFLD charity event in Minneapolis over Super Bowl weekend, and his winning hand coincidentally reflected the amount of money the tournament raised.6 million in lifetime poker earnings, became the first-ever WPT Foundation NVRFLD charity champion.
Jason Somerville will be hosting Run It Up Reno at the Peppermill Resort & Casino from March 26 through April 2.In last October’s Run It Up Reno, Jason Somerville finished 18th in the Main Event for $1,810.
A subsidiary of the Isle of Man-based company was imposed a £350,000 fine for repeated breaches of UK advertising codes.ElectraWorks Limited, which is licensed by the Gambling Commission to provide gambling services through multiple brands including bwin, was also issued a warning for its failure to ensure that a marketing management officer had a personal management license (PML).
The marquee of the popular Palms Casino Resort near the Las Vegas Strip went down on Tuesday after a 17-year run.The sign went under deconstruction to be replaced with a fully digital one as part of the ongoing $485-million renovation of the iconic property.
The Commission held its first meeting of the year on Wednesday, and the gambling legalization bill was the first item for consideration on its agenda.However, their meeting was adjourned before they were able to reach the gambling legalization effort on their agenda.
The WSOPC Potawatomi wrapped up on Monday with 32-year-old poker pro Keven Stammen taking down the $1,675 Main Event, the last of a dozen gold ring tournaments.The WSOPC Potawatomi Main Event win for $190,265 was the sixth-largest score in Keven Stammen’s career, adding to a list of accomplishments that includes winning the 2014 WPT World Championship for $1.
(Image: YouTube) Unlike the automatons on Twitter tasked with trying to shape the American political conversation, poker bots these days are being programmed to play near-perfect Texas hold’em against humans.On sites such as ACR, however, it is on the community and operator to police their games.
Across the country, in Las Vegas, a bad beat jackpot has finally been paid after more than seven months.The Louisiana State Police have arrested a poker dealer and player for allegedly rigging the deck to set off a bad beat jackpot.
Reports about bet365’s interest in expanding its operations in Australia even further surface shortly after William Hill announced in mid-January that it would undertake a review of its Australian business.The British bookmaker entered the Australian sports betting market back in 2013 when it acquired local operator Sportingbet together with Isle of Man-based GVC Holdings.
The Integrated Resorts Cyprus Consortium (IRCC) launched on Monday the official website of City of Dreams Mediterranean, the €550-million casino resort currently under development in the Republic of Cyprus.The website contains information about the project and future job opportunities as well as a section dedicated to the vibrant Mediterranean nation that will be home to the resort.
(Image: Twitter/@DougPolkPoker) Tip Tilt According to the driver, Hellmuth not only had a bad attitude during their trip, but also didn’t tip.She posted a smiley selfie with the poker pro to a Facebook group called “Uber and Lyft Drivers Breakroom.
Perhaps the least accomplished tournament player in the 33-player field for the $50,000 US Poker Open Main Event field, emerged victorious on Sunday thanks in large part to an ill-timed bluff.While Keith Tilston’s win put him over $1 million for the series, it wasn’t enough to overcome Stephen Chidwick’s lead in the race to become the first US Poker Open champion.
The Macau Poker Cup 28 wrapped up over the weekend at the PokerStars Live Macau City of Dreams and awarded four more PokerStars Players NL Hold’em Championship (PSPC) Platinum Passes, each worth about $30,000.In the final hand, Martinez moved all in holding K♠4♣ and Badziakouski called with a dominating K♦10♦.
Patrik Antonius took his live tournament earnings beyond the $7 million mark with a win at the Partypoker Millions Germany series in the Czech Republic.(Image: Partypoker Live) With the top poker players in the world converging on Feb.
The long overdue opening of the unfinished Fontainebleau Resort Las Vegas is now scheduled for 2020, the property’s owners announced today.The Fontainebleau was planned to be a hotel, casino, and convention complex on the Las Vegas Strip’s northern end.
The country’s Gambling Law was adopted in 1986 and under it the operation of casino venues has been illegal.As mentioned above, if and when legalized, the casinos will only admit foreign patrons, and no locals will be allowed to gamble at the properties.
We all got spoiled during the poker boom, but poker is hardly dead.The 2017 numbers are in, and they reveal poker revenue in Nevada remaining relatively flat — increasing by less than 1 percent, about $800,000, to $118.
The proposed takeover of British bookmaker Ladbrokes Coral by Isle of Man-headquartered GVC Holdings could result in more than 1,600 employees of the combined entity losing their jobs, the two companies revealed in a new round of details about the deal.As for Ladbrokes Coral, which was formed back in 2016 through a merger between Ladbrokes and Coral, is employer to over 25,000 people.
A Doug Polk feud with Daniel Negreanu may have reached new levels of pique Thursday night when he referred to poker’s all-time winningest tournament player and first-ballot Hall of Famer as an “embarrassment to poker” on a live YouTube podcast.Daniel Negreanu (left) and Doug Polk (right) seem to have less and less love for each other these days, with Polk seeming to make it personal.