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Is Australian Tycoon Packer Planning an “Occupy Vegas”

A long dormant site in Las Vegas that previously housed the New Frontier, and was till recently regarded as the most expensive real estate in the locality, has been purchased. According to reports confirmed by Bloomberg, the property has been sold to Australian casino billionaire James Packer, who has paid …

Amaya Trading Group Acquires PokerStars

Amaya Trading Group has always been a major player in the betting world, albeit with a “behind the scenes” role in supplying equipment and systems. However, their recent acquisition of PokerStars has changed all that. The deal was concluded in early June. A price was set at $4.9 billion, and …

“Urubu111” Attempts Crazy PLO Challenge

On April 28, well-known online Pot Limit Omaha (PLO) player Marcelo “urubu111” Freire embarked upon an interesting challenge in the four-hole-card poker game. He attempted to play 500,000 hands of PLO within 45 days on PokerStars while maintaining a profit. However, he called it quits only a couple of weeks …

Bookmakers Lose Most From Gaming Machine Tax

The U.K. increased taxes for high-rollers who play on gambling machines. The law was announced on Wednesday, March 19, and is set to hit bookmakers hardest by funneling an additional 5 percent of their income to the government. Before the tax increase, gamblers and bookmakers paid 20 percent in taxes …

Online gambling opportunities in Canada

Some 31 million Canadians now have the opportunity to play casino games and poker online due to the liberalization of online gambling laws in Canadian provinces. This wasn’t always the case as federal laws against online casino gaming kept the lucrative industry at bay for a while. As the Internet …

Maple Casino Relaunches Website, Adds New Casino Games

Canada – Maple Casino is excited to announce the relaunch of their website. The new site includes new casino games including Playboy Slots, the Dark Knight Rises, Sweet Harvest and Piggy Fortunes. The site also offers enticing offers for new players. Maple Casino is touted as “Canada’s Safe Online Casino.” …

Full Tilt To Make Payments To Players After 2 Years

After two years of review by the United States Department of Justice and pressure from the Poker Players’ Alliance, the appointed claims administrators for Full Tilt Poker are preparing to release funds to players who have not yet received them. This affects all U.S. based players as well as a …

Texas Congressman Introduces Online Poker Legislation

A new bill that would legalize internet poker activities without the fear of a federal intervention is currently under congressional consideration. The bill, named the “Internet Poker Freedom Act of 2013,” was introduced on Thursday, July 11, and is the second time such legislation has been introduced by Congressman Joe …