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WPT Maryland Live! main event win goes to Art Papazyan

Having secured the Main Event win during the 2017 World Poker Tour Legends of Poker in August, Art Papazyan continued his success by winning the Main Event of the WPT Maryland Live! Art finished first in the big event, securing a second World Poker Title, becoming one of only a select few who have...

Ladbrokes Coral Group hit with $3 million fine

In the United Kingdom, sportsbetting and gambling firm Ladbrokes Coral Group has reportedly been fined £2.3 million ($3 million) after it was found to have allowed a pair of online players to gamble away approximately $1.2 million ($1.5 million) in stolen funds. According to a report from The Guardian newspaper, the fine from the Gambling...

Advertising practices prompt reprimand from Dutch regulator

After last month announcing that it intends to stamp out the potential threats posed by social casino games, The Netherlands Gaming Authority has now reprimanded numerous local operators for advertising their wares on child-orientated websites. Also known as the Kansspelautoriteit, The Netherlands Gaming Authority has officially admonished the nation’s sole casino operator, Holland Casino, along...

Best Sunshine Live aids Pacific territory’s economic growth

A considerable rise in the number of foreign tourists visiting the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands in order to play at the Best Sunshine Live temporary casino reportedly helped the American territory post a 28.6% year-on-year increase in its real gross domestic product (GDP) for 2016. According to a report from GGRAsia, the revelation...

Canterbury Park Fall Poker Classic begins today

Starting today, Canterbury Park will begin the Fall Poker Classic, a poker tournament series featuring over 30 events and over $1.5 million in total prize money. The Fall Poker Classic will take place at the Minnesota card room from September 30th until October 15th. On top of the Fall Poker Classic events, Canterbury Park will...

Vikings Group to open casino in Sanary sur Mer

In the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region in southeastern France, the mayor of Sanary sur Mer, Ferdinand Bernhard, recently laid the symbolic first stone for the foundation of a future casino slated to open on November 1, 2018. G3 Newswire reports that Vikings Casinos, a subsidiary of the Vikings Group, will operate the...

Betway Group names Werkman as new CEO

In a recent corporate leadership restructure, global provider of sports betting, casino, bingo, eSports and poker, Betway Group, has reportedly promoted Anthony Werkman, the firm’s current Director of Marketing Operations, to that of Chief Executive Officer. Werkman, an experienced industry commercial veteran, replaces Richard Akitt, who has served as the company’s CEO for five years and...

Oracle co-founder Ellison to purchase shuttered Cal Neva Resort and Casino

In Nevada, the billionaire businessman behind computer technologies giant Oracle Corporation, Larry Ellison (pictured), has reportedly spent $35.8 million in order to purchase the shuttered Cal Neva Resort and Casino on Lake Tahoe. According to a report from The Sacramento Bee newspaper, New York-born Ellison has an estimated fortune of around $40 billion and had...

Konami’s Beat Square earns Best Slot Product in 17th Annual GGB Gaming & Technology Awards

The winners have been announced for the 17th Annual Global Gaming Business (GGB) Gaming & Technology Awards, with Konami Gaming, Inc.’s skill-based music game, Beat Square, winning the Gold Medal for Best Slot Product. Recognized as the casino gaming industry’s best innovation, Beat Square was chosen among a record number of nominations this year...

Mixed month for Maryland’s six casinos

The six casinos in Maryland saw their aggregated gross gaming revenues for August increase by 37.1% year-on-year to reach just over $37.1 million although the tally dropped by some 15.7% when figures from the recently-opened MGM National Harbor development were excluded. According to official figures from the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Commission, the 31-day...
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