888poker’s XL Eclipse series begins this Sunday

On September 10th, 888poker will kick off the XL Eclipse, a much-anticipated online poker series set to offer a ton of poker gaming action. On the 10th, the series will begin with 16 events running in one day, including the Opening Event which has a buy-in of $160 and a guaranteed prize pool of...

PokerStars advertising for artificial intelligence expertise

Canadian online gambling operator The Stars Group has announced that its Stars Interactive subsidiary is seeking to hire a number of new personnel to help its PokerStars brand create a ‘fully-flexible artificial intelligence agent’. The Toronto-headquartered firm declared that it wants to employ ‘poker artificial intelligence research engineers’ along with ‘graduate poker artificial intelligence research...

Pennsylvania banks first $1M courtesy of new gambling law

Just two days after Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf approved legislation authorizing a major expansion of gambling, coffers in the nation’s second-largest commercial casino state are already cashing a $1 million check. The Associated Press reports that on Wednesday, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board said a $1 million fee was paid by Valley Forge Casino Resort...

iGaming bill introduced at Michigan committee hearing

In Michigan, online gambling legalization is one step closer to becoming a reality, again, as a new piece of legislation was introduced earlier in the week and a hearing regarding the measure took place on Wednesday. H 4926 was introduced by Representative Brandt Iden before the state House Regulatory Reform Committee, to legalize iGaming and along with...

Enrique Razon offloads 3.18% of Bloomberry Resorts Corporation

In the Philippines, billionaire businessman Enrique Razon has reportedly earned approximately $74.58 million after selling off 3.18% of his stake in local casino operator Bloomberry Resorts Corporation. According to a report from The Philippine Star newspaper, 57-year-old Razon completed his sale of some 350 million shares via an overnight placement yesterday although his Prime Metroline...

Deadwood casino files for bankruptcy protection

Another casino on Deadwood’s Main Street could be in danger of closing after the owners of the Celebrity Hotel and Casino reportedly filed paperwork seeking protection from creditors. The Rapid City Journal reports that documents were filed on Nov. 1 in Rapid City with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of South Dakota. According to...

Global Gaming appoints Elaine Gardiner to Head of Affiliates post

Three weeks after hiring Nigel Balcarres to serve as Head of Compliance for its Malta operations and online casino innovator Global Gaming declared that it has now bolstered its affiliates department with the appointment of Elaine Gardiner as its new Head of Affiliates. Malmo-based Global Gaming is responsible for the Ninja Casino brand and revealed...

Positive August performances detailed in latest AGEM Index

The Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM) has released its latest monthly report into the stock performance of major listed casino equipment suppliers reportedly showing that those involved achieved a 50.7% year-on-year improvement for August to 145.26 points. According to a report from GGRAsia, the most recent results contained in the AGEM Index report, which...

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...

Sung Ho Kim wins APT Philippines 2017 II Main Event

In Manila, South Korea’s Sung Ho Kim was able to defeat fellow countryman Jae Hyun Lim to win the Main Event of the 2017 edition of the Asian Poker Tour (APT). Sung Ho took home USD 40,250 for first prize, along with his first ever APT Championship trophy and the APT Championship Ring. The buy-in for...


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