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...

XL Eclipse charity events raise over $40,000

Over the past few days, 888poker has offered players a unique poker series in which to enjoy known as XL Eclipse. Within this tournament series, players had the ability to compete in various tournaments with something for everyone on the schedule. The poker community is big on giving back and 888 made sure to...

AGEM Index reveals positive September results

The latest monthly investigation from the Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM) into the stock performance of major listed casino equipment suppliers has reportedly revealed that the overall sector chalked up a 24th consecutive increase for September. According to a report from GGRAsia, the group’s AGEM Index report for last month showed that the composite...

Detroit casino revenues for August down 3.8 percent

Data recently released by the Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB) indicates that August revenues from Detroit’s trio of operating casinos dropped by nearly 4 percent from the same time last year. The report shows the three casinos earned $111.5 in revenues for the month of August this year, marking a 3.8 percent decline year-on-year. The...

No timetable yet for Japanese casino legislation

Despite being re-elected as the Prime Minister of Japan last month, Shinzo Abe (pictured) has reportedly yet to set a timetable for his government to bring the proposed casino-enabling Integrated Resort Implementation Bill before the nation’s legislators for debate. According to a report from Asia Gaming Brief, Keiichi Ishii from the coalition Komeito political party...

Larry Flynt loses lawsuit against California casino legislation

In California, Friday reportedly saw millionaire publisher and businessman Larry Flynt lose his legal challenge against a state law that forbids licensed casino owners from being involved in the operation of similar out-of-state venues. According to a report from the Courthouse News Service, Flynt had joined with the card room-operating father and son pair of...

Partypoker announces Powerfest festival schedule with $35m up for grabs

From September 3rd to the 24th, online poker room partypoker will be offering members the chance to compete in the popular series known as Powerfest. This year’s event will include 330 tournaments with a total of $35 million in guaranteed prize money up for grabs. Powerfest is the online poker tournament series created by partypoker...

American Gaming Association study highlights the importance of tribal sector

A new investigation from the American Gaming Association trade group has discovered that the casino industry supports some 635,000 tribal jobs while having an economic impact worth almost $97 billion. Established in 1994, the American Gaming Association revealed that its The Economic Impact of Tribal Gaming: A First-Ever State-By-State Analysis study additionally found that tribal...

Ourgame to build 10 eSports arenas in US & China; eye on Japan for WPT expansion

Ourgame International Holdings Limited, the Chinese online card game developers and owners of the WPT (World Poker Tour), have recently revealed in a public statement that they are planning to launch around 10 new eSports arenas in the USA and China by 2019. The HKEX-listed company also plans to expand WPT in Japan and...

WSOPC heads to the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino of Hollywood

For the first time ever, the World Series of Poker Circuit and the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida are teaming up for the very first time. The casino will play host to the WSOPC starting from September 21st, offering a full two weeks of tournament gaming action. According to a recent...
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