Austin police have arrested a man in the slaying of a woman at an illegal gambling room during what investigators call a botched robbery attempt.
Poker Maximus IV continued with some great Day 2 action on Friday as three new winners were crowned and prize pools exceeded their guaranteed number in each event. The tournaments are only going to get bigger and better from here on out, so don’t miss out on any of these great PM IV tournies. Take part in Poker Maximus IV here.
French player Remi Castaignon has won EPT Deauville and a first prize of €770,000 after defeating a 782-strong field. Below is a breakdown of the top 8 finishers and their winnings.
1 Remi Castaignon, France, €770,000
2 Walid Bou Habib, Lebanon, PokerStars qualifier €475,000
3 Roberto Romeo, Belgium, PokerStars qualifier €275,000
French player Remi Castaignon, 29, has a massive chip lead going into the final of EPT Deauville with 9,900,000, more than 40% of the chips in play. Three Lebanese players have also made the final and now account for 37.5% of the field, from the 1.92% who started the event. Lebanon is the current EPT Country of the Year.
Poker Maximus IV got started yesterday and after three very successful go-arounds in 2012, the first day of PM IV in 2013 was an exciting one. Here’s how it wrapped up.
Event #1: $60,000 Guaranteed NLH Freezout – ($200+15 buy-in)
Carbon Poker on Friday announced it is about to release its new mobile poker client that will soon be pushed live.
CARSON CITY, Nev. — (Associated Press) - December was a good month for Nevada casinos.
State gambling regulators reported Friday that casinos statewide took in a little over 10 percent more in gambling revenues during the month than they did in the same period a year ago.
The Nevada Gaming Control Board says casinos won about $943 million during the month, and the state collected more than $39 million based on that amount.
The state's share represents a more than 23.5 percent increase from the previous year.
Will Patty Hart Step Down From IGT For Team Jason Ader? That is the million dollar – or in this case, potentially multi-million dollar question – being asked as we are about to enter the middle part of February.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s move to conditionally approve legalizing Internet gambling in the state has resulted in a surge in share prices of publicly traded European i-Gaming companies.
PokerStars, the world’s largest real money online poker site, expressed satisfaction with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s conditional veto of an Internet gambling measure. PokerStars parent company has confirmed it is in negotiations to acquire the troubled Atlantic Club Casino and Hotel in Atlantic City.
In the July 16th, 1999 edition of Business Journal of San Jose Patty Hart of IGT claimed “Wringing more efficiency out of the organization is not what I do best. I’m a problem solver and team builder. I love talking to customers, employees, and engaging the outside world, not going to meeting after meeting to find out where we can take three seconds off our call times”.
The Poker Players Alliance (PPA), the leading poker grassroots advocacy group with more than one million members nationwide, commended New Jersey Governor Chris Christie for his decision to establish New Jersey as a leader in online gaming. Governor Christie expressed his support for online gambling legislation, AB 2578, but through a conditional veto outlined a series of amendments the legislature will need to approve before the bill can become law.
New Jersey state senator Raymond Lesniak, co-author of bill number 2578 to legalize online gambling within the state’s borders, was expected to act fast to address Governor Chris Christie’s concerns. The Governor enacted a conditional veto on Thursday whereby the bill is being sent back to the Assembly.
(Associated Press) - Gov. Chris Christie has vetoed a bill that would have made New Jersey the third state to legalize gambling over the Internet, but he says he will support such a law if it were put on a 10-year trial period. (*Gambling911.com note: This is a conditional veto, meaning that Governor Christie will sign once amended)
French pro Cyril Andre is chip leader going into Day 5 of the €5,300 EPT Deauville Main Event with 2,108,000.
The 25-year-old from Toulouse - known as "Don Limit" online - has been playing poker for around five years and is considered one of the best online cash game players in France. His best live result to date was seventh in the Partouche Main Event in 2010 for €187,500.
Just weeks after wrapping up its phenomenally successful Online Super Series that paid out over $1.3 million, Americas Cardroom is giving poker players what they want in a big way—for a mini price. The online poker site today announced the launch of mOSS II, a $500,000 guaranteed Mini Online Super Series with events starting at just $2+0.20.
Today, February 7, 2013, is D-Day for online gambling in New Jersey.
Will Governor Chris Christie sign off on a bill legalizing what is currently a multi-billion dollar industry worldwide but technically remains “illegal” in the States?
Israeli player Shahaf Hadaya is leading EPT Deauville with 1,237,000. There are 51 players still in contention for the €770,000 first prize.
Among those who will be returning for Day 4 tomorrow are former Deauville champion Lucien Cohen and EPT Prague winner Salvatore Bonavena as well as Sam Grafton, James Mitchell, Gordon Huntly, Aurelien Guiglini, Mathew Frankland, Jason Koon, Kristijonas Andrulis, Alexander Dovzhenko, Michel Abecassis and PCA finalist Ionel Anton.
Talk about keeping everyone on edge.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has once again waited until the final minute to make a decision regarding Internet gambling.
It was almost two years ago that Christie vetoed a bill that would have allowed New Jersey residents to place bets online within the state’s borders.
Gaming analyst-turned advisor Jason Ader spoke Wednesday afternoon on CNBC regarding the ugly proxy fight at IGT.
Ader is spearheading efforts to take control of the board.
“There is a limited amount of gaming expertise (within IGT),” Jason Ader said regarding the current board members.
Ader feels IGT shares are very undervalued.
“Gaming companies are less healthy but there is big demand,” he noted.
IGT’s current management told CNBC that Ader had “no plan”.
It is time once again for the next installment of Poker Maximus. CarbonPoker is excited to announce their fourth tournament series this year with the launch of Poker Maximus IV. Poker Maximus I, II & III were so successful that players have been excited for the next rendition of this highly regarded tournament series.
The European model for online poker may provide a glimpse into what will occur in the United States.
A handful of European nations attempted ring-fencing of Internet poker on a nation-by-nation basis. To date, that experiment has mostly failed, even in Italy where there was some initial success.
Regulated online gambling in the state of New Jersey will help protect children, so says the Poker Players Alliance.
Various groups have come out to express support for Web gambling in the state including Atlantic City’s biggest union.
Singapore - (Reuters) - Gambling houses in Southeast Asia form the foundation for organized crime gangs to generate huge profits from sports match-fixing, according to Chris Eaton, ex-FIFA head of security and director of Qatar's International Centre for Sport Security.
Shares in the social gaming company Zynga were up 2 percent Wednesday morning following the release of stronger-than-expected financial numbers for the final quarter of 2012.
The company’s loss narrowed after it laid off workers and closed underperforming offices. Revenues, however, remained mostly unchanged.
The results exceeded Wall Street's expectations with shares rising nearly 7 percent in after-hours trading Tuesday evening.
Bookmaker has taken over all existing accounts of the US-facing online betting exchange Betmaker, it was announced on Tuesday.
All funds are safe and the transfer of accounts was expected to be seamless.
PHILADELPHIA — (Associated Press) - Reputed Philadelphia mob boss Joseph “Uncle Joe” Ligambi will seek bail after a jury deadlocked Tuesday on a racketeering charge against him, and deadlocked or acquitted him of all eight lesser counts in a gambling and loansharking case.
The federal jury convicted underboss Joseph “Mousie” Massimino and two others of racketeering, and convicted a mob associate of two loansharking counts. But the jury deadlocked or acquitted the seven defendants on most of the approximately 60 counts.
Romanian PokerStars qualifier Andrei Stoenescu is chip leader going into Day 3 of EPT Deauville. The 24-year-old high stakes cash game pro from Bucharest, who came third at EPT Madrid last March, has 485,600.
There are 154 players left in contention for the €770,000 first prize, with 120 getting paid. They include Team PokerStars Pros Vanessa Rousso, celebrating her 30th birthday today, Matthias De Meulder and EPT Dortmund champion Sandra Naujoks. The €5,300 event attracted 782 players, creating a €3,753,600 prize pool.
PHILADELPHIA (Associated Press) — The judge in a Philadelphia mob racketeering trial says the jury has reached a verdict on some counts but is deadlocked on others.
The Delaware Lottery has announced plans to begin offering “real money” online gambling no later than September.
The request for online gambling noted:
“All proposed components of the Solution must be delivered, installed, implemented, acceptance tested and ready to be operational by the agreed-upon schedule.”
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