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BetOnline Offering Odds on Hart/Esfandiari Boxing Match

At the end of July, the news broke that comedian Kevin Hart had challenged poker pro Antonio Esfandiari to a boxing match and that Esfandiari had accepted. Many thought the event would never occur, but BetOnline is confident the fight will take place before the end of March 2019 and is offering odds on the outcome.

Opening Salvos Fired in Battle for CA Sports Betting Market

If you thought the battle for regulated online poker in California was messy, you ain´t seen nothing yet. Potential stakeholders in California´s regulated sports betting market have already fired their opening shots and, with much more at stake, the battle is likely to be much bloodier than before.

IiPay Nation´s Online Gamble May Not Have Bitten the Dust Yet

A court case, concerning a tribal nation´s right to host online gambling on its own lands, came to a close following a Court of Appeals verdict

Zynga Reports 89% of Revenue is Mobile Driven After Q2 Increase

Zynga’s decision several years ago to focus its attention on mobile devices is paying off handsomely as the release of its Q2 earnings shows that the game developer derives 89% of its total revenue from mobile users following a 7% rise to $192.7 million in the second quarter of 2018.

WPT Aims to Attract More Female Players with Women’s Poker Summit

The World Poker Tour is taking the initiative in attempting to attract more women to the game of poker by hosting a Women’s Poker Summit that will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 26 in the Dynasty Room at the Bicycle Hotel & Casino in Los Angeles, coinciding with the WPT500 set for Aug. 18-27.

Illinois Legislators Schedule Online Gaming Hearings

A new proposal for gaming expansion in Illinois that would likely include online poker and casino gambling may be forthcoming before the end of 2018 as an Illinois lawmaker has scheduled two separate hearings in coming months that will also address sports betting and fantasy sports.

Why Are Legislators Ignoring Regulated Online Poker?

Recently in the United States, a significant number of states have passed legislation to regulate and tax sports betting and Daily Fantasy Sports. Despite this willingness to legislate in favor of games of luck, there is a lack of momentum towards games of skill. So, why are legislators ignoring regulated online poker?

Dan Stavila Runs Hot (Again) in WPN´s Live Cage Event

The Winning Poker Network´s third Live Cage event of the year proved to be the most popular yet, with thirty-three players making the trip to Costa Rica to play in the $5,250 buy-in cash game. After eight hours of action, local boy Dan Stavila emerged with more than a quarter of the chips in play.

Ignition Poker´s Super Millions Poker Open Starts Sunday

Ignition Poker´s Super Millions Poker Open starts July 29th 2018 and has a $3.3 million guaranteed prize pool, an increase by nearly a third over last year.

Intertops Winner Hopes History Repeats Itself in Austria

Back in May, Akash Mazumdat entered a $109 buy-in satellite at Intertops Poker. The prize on offer was a package to the Poker´em Festival Main Event in Velden, Austria, later this month. Akash won the satellite and, in an interview with journalist Rikard Aberg, explained why he hopes history repeats itself in Austria.

August OSS Cub3d Confirmed Following Successful BOSS Series

It has been confirmed that the Winning Poker Network’s August OSS Cub3d tournaments will take place between August 5th and September 2nd following the conclusion of a hugely successful and – importantly for the Network – eventless Bigger Online Super Series (BOSS) last night.