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UKGC Hits Paddy Power Betfair with £2.2M Fine Over Responsibility Failings

UKGC Hits Paddy Power Betfair with £2.2M Fine Over Responsibility Failings

Ireland-based public gaming firm Paddy Power Betfair has been slapped with a huge £2.2 million ($2.89m) fine by the United Kingdom Gambling Commission (UKGC) over its failure to uphold adequate levels of consumer protection in five individual cases dating back to 2016. Commenting upon the penalty, Richard Watson, the UKGC’s executive director, stated: “These failings […]

October 20th, 2018 By Shane Larson
New Mexico Becomes Latest State to Launch Sports Betting

New Mexico Becomes Latest State to Launch Sports Betting

Sports betting legislation has been gaining momentum in the US since the Supreme Court overturned a federal law that handed Nevada a monopoly over the whole industry for the past quarter of a century. Following its landmark ruling in May, five other states have since joined Nevada in offering the full range of sports betting […]

October 19th, 2018 By Stephen Smith
NJ Sports Betting Generates Revenue of $24M in September

NJ Sports Betting Generates Revenue of $24M in September

In September, New Jersey’s sports betting market attracted almost $184 million in wagers, of which around $105 million, or 57% was placed online, according to the latest figures released by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE). This then resulted in a revenue hold of $24 million for the industry, meaning the nascent vertical […]

October 17th, 2018 By Lucy Brown
Tamir Segal Wins 2018 WSOP Europe COLOSSUS for €203,820

Tamir Segal Wins 2018 WSOP Europe COLOSSUS for €203,820

The 2018 World Series of Poker Europe kicked-off its 10 gold bracelet schedule on Oct. 9 with its €550 COLOSSUS No-Limit Hold’em event. Since its introduction to the WSOP in 2015, the tournament has attracted the largest fields of all the live events featured at the Series, with 13,070 players taking part in its Las […]

October 16th, 2018 By Charles Washington
New Jersey Online Casino Revenue Soars to New Height in September

New Jersey Online Casino Revenue Soars to New Height in September

New Jersey’s online gambling market generated $25.75 million in September, with that amount higher by 26.3% year-on-year, and representing its second best month since the industry was first launched five years ago. The impressive revenue total comes mostly on the back of a new record set by the state’s online casinos of $24.1 million, despite […]

October 15th, 2018 By Shane Larson
Somerville and Neeme Join Forces to Grow Media Brands

Somerville and Neeme Join Forces to Grow Media Brands

Over the years, the gambling world has seen major poker brands such as Parypoker and PokerStars offer high profile pros lucrative partnership deals in order to help grow the game. Of particular interest to these sites are players who have a strong social media presence, such as Jason Somerville, who was recruited as a Team […]

October 12th, 2018 By Stephen Smith
Heather Alcorn Triumphs at 2018 WSOPC Southern Indiana Main Event

Heather Alcorn Triumphs at 2018 WSOPC Southern Indiana Main Event

Heather Alcorn is turning heads in the poker world after making three final tables in a row at the 2018 WSOP Circuit Southern Indiana, including taking down its $1,700 Main Event for a whopping $129,654 payday. At a time when women comprise less than 5% of World Series of Poker fields, it’s good to see […]

October 11th, 2018 By Lucy Brown
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