This weekend, 33-year-old Max Young set a record by conquering the MSPT Golden Gates final table in a mere 90 minutes.Max Young’s MSPT Golden Gates win for $97,810 was the third-largest score of his career and brought his lifetime earnings up to $746,027.

A Canadian court has again temporarily delayed the trial of David Baazov, the former CEO of Amaya Inc., now The Stars Group, while the judge considers defense arguments that procedural malfeasance by prosecutors has made it near impossible to provide a defense against insider trading charges related to PokerStars’ $4.

Instead of paying Aussie Matt Kirk back the $3 million he borrowed during a 2017 late-night poker session at Aria in Las Vegas, King’s Casino owner Leon Tsoukernik has filed a second countersuit against the poker player who loaned him the money.He only paid back $1 million and has since refused to pay the remaining $2 million balance.

Gaming and hospitality company Hard Rock International will today seek site approval for its $500-plus-million casino resort on the Atlantic City Boardwalk from the New Jersey Casino Reinvestment Development Authority.The state agency is set to hold a public meeting later today and the Hard Rock project is on its agenda.

Macau casino operator Galaxy Entertainment Group has scrapped plans to build a $500-million gaming resort on Boracay and will seek an alternative site for a project of similar scale, an official from the Philippine Department of Tourism told media today.It became known earlier this year that Galaxy has partnered Philippine gaming group Leisure and Resorts World Corporation to seek approval for an integrated resort with a casino floor in the popular tourism destination.

The Venetian DeepStack Extravaganza is one of several poker series in Las Vegas during the summer intent on cashing in on action fueled by the WSOP.(Image: The Venetian)Aria, Golden Nugget, and Venetian, are among the numerous poker rooms that will host a summer poker series.

has been lambasted by Paris Saint-Germain fans after showing himself playing online poker during the team’s recent championship win.Soccer Plays Second Fiddle to PokerAs per his story timeline on Instagram, the sponsored poker enthusiast was playing two tournaments.

com is undergoing regulatory testing and should be ready to go live in New Jersey, Nevada, and Delaware within weeks.Such shared-liquidity would allow online poker sites to provide larger prize pools, better game selection, and expanded tournament offerings.

But after a recent exodus of prominent pros, rival Partypoker has picked up the sponsored-pro mantle, creating a shift in the poker landscape that becomes even more notable with a pro like Bertrand “Elky” Grospellier switching teams.6 million in earnings, Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier was a hot commodity upon parting ways with PokerStars.

There is still no agreement or recommendations for a special legislative session in Florida, incoming Senate President Bill Galvano told local media on Friday.A special session could be the Florida Legislature’s last chance to introduce changes to gambling laws without having to ask residents for their opinion on the matter.

The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Government has provided the Canberra Casino with a month to respond to its proposal to add more poker machines to its offering.The owner of Aquis Entertainment Group – the Hong Kong businessman Tony Fung – has until May 14th 2018 to submit a final proposal for a Canberra Casino redevelopment, which has been estimated to approximately A$330 million.

Nevada-based gaming company Eldorado Resorts announced today a duo of acquisition deals that would expand its footprint across several new markets and would enlarge its portfolio of hotel and casino properties.In a separate press release, the Reno, Nevada-based gaming and hospitality company announced that it would buy Tropicana Entertainment Inc.

The two resorts will not feature casinos as gambling is banned across the United Arab Emirates.As mentioned above, Caesars Palace Bluewaters Dubai and Caesars Bluewaters Dubai are expected to launch later this year.

British firm Playtech has agreed to a deal with Italy’s largest gaming company in a bid to offset recent losses and increase its presence in regulated markets.To secure a majority stake in the Italian betting shop and software provider, Playtech will pay $358 million in the first instance.

The planned expansion will include the development of horse racing and of an instant and sports lottery.According to experts, the move could eventually lead to China opening the door to casino-style gambling in the island.

Erik Seidel and John Juanda have filed lawsuits against fellow poker player Ali Fazeli, who is accused of running a multimillion-dollar sports ticket scam.Erik Seidel (seen here) and John Juanda have filed a lawsuit against a fellow poker pro, Ali Fazeli, who allegedly scammed them out of $1.

Operators that provide false information in their application for a casino license in Japan will face fines of up to JPY500 million (approximately $4.Sources said Friday that any fraudulent means used by casino operators to obtain a license would be penalized with heavy fines and prison time under the latest set of regulations discussed by the Japanese government.

The WSOP POY (Player of the Year) scoring system is getting adjusted after widespread complaints over last year’s ROI-based format that helped its winner, Chris Ferguson, rack up so many points.The Caesars Entertainment-owned poker brand may have reacted to customer feedback, and has now announced changes to its scoring system.

The 2018 Partypoker Live Millions Grand Final Barcelona is proving to be quite the poker festival.We already highlighted wins by Davidi Kitai and Andreas Eiler, and now another trio of big-name pros have joined them.

Today, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) revealed that it is to review the UK operating license of the Australian gaming, wagering and Keno operator Tabcorp Holdings.The UK Gambling Commission imposed a penalty package on Tabcorp UK including a monetary fine amounting to more than £84,000.