Poker

The World Series of Poker announced Monday the tournament series is postponed, and hopes to host the event in the fall. (Image: WSOP.com)

WSOP Postponed, Tentatively Rescheduled for Fall

Officials announced Monday afternoon that the 2020 World Series of Poker will be postponed, with hopes to hold the tournament series in the fall. Staff ‘Committed to Running’ the WSOP The 51st running of the annual event at the Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas was originally scheduled […]

Caesars finally found a buyer for the Rio, in all her faded glory. (Image: Getty)

Caesars Finally Sells the Rio, Starting New NBA Rumor

On Sept. 23, Caesars Entertainment announced it had finally sold the Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino, putting an end to one of the longest running rumors in Las Vegas. A company co-owned by Micheal Fascitelli — also a co-owner of the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks — is buying the property for […]

CEO Ira Pazner's upbeat comments can't overcome 888 Holdings dismal results. (Image: 888 Holdings)

888 Holdings Profits Plummet as Brexit Worries Loom

The Gibraltar-based gaming company, 888 Holdings PLC, reported its pre-tax profit dropped 63% in the first six months of the year, and cut its dividend by 29%. And that may have been the good news. Reading 888 Holdings’ CEO’s Sept 10 comments, one might think the company hit one out […]

The Department of Justice may have thrown a wrence into online gambling plans in the US by revisiting a 2011 interpretation of a 1961 law. (Image: 9to5mac.com)

New DOJ Wire Act Opinion Shakes Maturing US Online Gambling Industry

Gaming industry observers were both freaking out and insisting “no big deal” when it emerged late Monday that the DOJ had reversed a 2011 opinion on the Wire Act with a new interpretation that potentially put an emergent US online gambling industry at risk. The new interpretation of the 1961 […]

Stars Group to Acquire UK Sports Betting Giant Sky Bet for $4.7 Billion

The Stars Group announced that it has agreed to purchase Sky Betting and Gaming for $4.7 billion, a move that will create the worlds largest publicly traded online gambling company in the world and give Stars a larger presence in the sports betting world. SBG is currently owned by CVC […]

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Step Inside Shaquille O’Neal’s Baller New Treehouse Poker Room (Video)

Leave it to Shaquille O’Neal to take the “man cave” concept to new heights. On Friday’s season finale of Treehouse Masters (Animal Planet, 9 pm ET), the basketball legend lays eyes for the first time on his new backyard escape at his estate in McDonough, Georgia. Shaq seems thrilled with the results. […]

New Jersey Online Gambling Surge May Revive Struggling Atlantic City

Could online gambling actually be good for Atlantic City? A new study suggests that there is a correlation between the two. According to gaming industry research firm Eilers & Krejcik, Internet revenue in New Jersey jumped 32 percent in 2016. But what was more surprising was that money spent in […]

US Attorney General Nominee Jeff Sessions Says Online Gambling Review Possible

Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions (R) is likely going to become the next United States attorney general, and that might not bode well for online gambling advocates. Appointed by President-elect Donald Trump, Sessions was on Capitol Hill this week for his confirmation hearing. His Republican colleagues congratulated him, while his Democratic […]

Bitcoin Exchange Operator Pleads Guilty to Federal Money Laundering Laws

A former Bitcoin exchange operator ispleading guilty to federal charges of money laundering in the Southern District of New York. Anthony Murgio admitted to processing more than $10 million in illegal Bitcoin transactions through the Coin.mx website between 2013 and July of 2015. Bitcoin is a digitally encrypted currency that […]