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Tag: Poker Business

PokerStars to Introduce "Double Bubble" Tournaments at 2015 PCA

Introducing the "Double Bubble" from PokerStars, where the new format will allow 50 percent of the field to immediately get their buy-in back.

Poker Software Leaders PokerTracker and Holdem Manager Merge

Third party poker software providers PokerTracker and Hold'em Manager have announced a merger agreement and the formation of Max Value Software.

Caesars Entertainment UK Appoints Alex Oswald as New Chief Financial Officer

Oswald, who have covered the position of Head of Business Intelligence at the Aspers Group between July 2013 and July 2014, will now sit on a top chair of one of Europe's most important casino companies.

Elderly Couple Faces €80,000 Fine for Talking About Gambling on Dutch Radio Station

An elderly couple in the Netherlands faces an €80,000 fine for allegedly violating the country's gambling laws.

Amaya CEO Discusses Return of PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker to the U.S.

Amaya CEO David Baazov on the return of PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker to the US: "We do not have a crystal ball."

Last 42 Days to Apply For a Poker License In The UK

Poker rooms interested to continue to offer their products to customers in the United Kingdom will have to apply for a specific gambling license by Sept. 16, and then pay a 15 percent tax on all profits derived from UK-based players.

It's Official: Amaya Completes the Acquisition of PokerStars and Full Tilt

Amaya Gaming has announced the completion of the acquisition of PokerStars and Full Tilt.

Paddy Power Notifies Customers of Massive Data Breach

The good news is that the breach did not include financial information such as credit or debit card details, or account passwords.

Scientific Games Announces $5.1 Billion Deal to Acquire Bally Technologies

Scientific Games has announced a $5.1 billion deal to acquire Bally Technologies.

Poker Jobs: Tom Scott Discusses the Art of Managing the Vic's Poker Room

When you walk into the great temples of the world, they invoke a sense of comfort and serenity; a place where time seems to cease to exist.

Amaya's Stocks Hit 52-Week High After PokerStars Takeover Receives Green Light

The financial markets gave their blessing to the $4.9 billion deal between Amaya Gaming Group Inc. and the Rational Group Ldt. as the value of Amaya's stocks (AYA) reached their all time high in 52 weeks at the Toronto Stocks Exchange on Tuesday.

Crimea Gambling Congress To Offer Insight On Russia's Upcoming Gambling Industry

The event, which will gather together operators and international investors, will be held in Yalta on August 22, and aims to highlight the benefits that the opening to the gambling industry can bring to the region

Parx Casino Prepares for iGaming by Joining Forces with GameAccount Network

In preparation for possible Pennsylvania iGaming, Parx Casino has selected GameAccount Network (GAN) to launch simulated gaming.

Lottery Giant GTECH Purchases IGT for $6.4 Billion: "It Will Transform The Gambling Industry"

Italian lottery operator GTECH announced a $6.4 billion deal to take control of Las Vegas-based slots producer International Game Technology (IGT).

Russia Legalizes Gambling in Sochi and Crimea

A decision made by authorities in Russia will see the creation of two new special gambling zones -- one in Sochi and one in the former Ukrainian province of Crimea.

Is Poker Good for a Casino?

Is poker good for casinos? Statistics professor Peter Chi examines whether traffic in poker rooms drives business to slot machines and table games.

PokerNews Op-Ed: Just How Much Demand Does Atlantic City Still Possess?

What do the recent bankruptcies of Revel and Showboat mean for Atlantic City? PokerNews contributor and noted attorney Mac VerStandig offers his take.

Henry Orenstein: The Holocaust Survivor and Inventor Who Forever Changed Poker

Henry Orenstein is best known in the poker industry as the inventor of the hole card camera. But it's only one of the countless contributions he's made since 1923. Henry Orenstein is one such...

Philippe Ktorza On the Decline of France's Poker Industry: "We Shouldn't Rely On Politicians"

According to the French poker pro, the market needs a new regulation and also some significant changes from the operators' side.

Amaya CEO on Acquisition of PokerStars: "It Will Transform the Entire Gaming Industry"

Amaya's acquisition of the Rational Group represents a "strong deal from a financial perspective" that will "transform the entire global gaming industry."

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