Poker

7th January 2021

State of the Union: MGM-Entain, Michigan, Adelson and more

The first State of the Union of 2021, in partnership with Segev LLP, is headlined by MGM Resorts’ proposal to acquire igaming giant Entain, formerly…

8th October 2020

State of the Union: DraftKings, IL, Boyd and more

This week’s State of the Union, in partnership with Segev LLP, covers DraftKings’ efforts to raise $1.66bn, record sports betting figures for the US in…

2nd October 2020

Michigan interstate online poker bill clears Senate

A bill that would allow interstate online poker in Michigan has cleared the state’s Senate and will now move forward to the House of Representatives.…

30th July 2020

Lockdown reveals poker’s qualities—can the trend be sustained?

Online poker has enjoyed something of a revival during lockdown but how are operators responding to the increased levels of interest, and can they sustain…

29th July 2020

Reopened Nevada casinos see revenue fall 45.6% in June

In their first month back after closures due to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19), Nevada casino revenue reached $566.8m, down 45.6% year-on-year, with sportsbooks in the…

29th July 2020

HeadsUp resurfaces with igaming acquisition in “final stages”

HeadsUp Entertainment – the former owners of the Canadian Poker Tour – said it is in the “final stage” of negotiations to acquire an online betting and…

18th June 2020

Masks required at Nevada gaming tables

Gamblers in Nevada will be required to wear masks if they wish to play at gaming tables that do not have barriers in place, according…

22nd April 2020

Oklahoma Governor signs Class III compacts with two tribal casinos

Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt has signed new gaming compacts with the Otoe-Missouria Tribe and the Comanche Nation to allow the tribes to offer Class III…

21st April 2020

WSOP 2020 postponed amid Covid-19 pandemic

Organisers of the World Series of Poker (WSOP) have announced that the 2020 edition of the tournament will be postponed due to the global outbreak…

25th March 2020

PokerStars founder Scheinberg pleads guilty to illegal gambling charge

Isai Scheinberg, founder of PokerStars, has pled guilty in a New York court to running a multi-million dollar unlawful internet gambling business. Scheinberg pled guilty…

15th January 2020

Nebraska bill would class sports betting, poker as skill games

Nebraska state senator Justin Wayne has introduced a bill that would define sports betting, paid fantasy sports and poker as games of skill. The bill,…

28th October 2019

Presidential candidate Yang supports federal poker regulation

Andrew Yang, Democratic presidential candidate for 2020, announced his support for federally regulated online poker in a Tweet published on Saturday (October 26). “Online poker…

20th December 2018

World Poker Tour to merge with Allied Esports

Black Ridge Acquisition to purchase both businesses from Ourgame International in up to $213.8m deal