Tag: Macau

China-Based Group Announces International Poker Tour

Alibaba Sports Group is making a big bet on poker, announcing a global poker tour with $7 million in prize money and stops in Asia, Europe, and North America.

Partypoker Signs Sam Trickett as an Ambassador

partypoker announces the signing of Sam Trickett as the latest member of its ambassador team.

Inside Gaming: DFS Leaders Join Forces as DraftKings, FanDuel Announce Merger

A new installment of Inside Gaming shares breaking news regarding the merger of DraftKings and FanDuel, plus other industry-related news.

Inside Gaming: Wynn Palace Slow Start Affect 3Q Numbers; Cubs Win Means Sportsbooks Lose

Wynn Resorts has a disappointing 3rd quarter after the slow start of its Wynn Palace in Macau; big money bet on Cubs in World Series means sportsbooks lose.

Brian Yip Wins 2016 Boyaa Poker Tour Main Event

Hong Kong player Brian Yip won the 2016 Boyaa Poker Tour Main Event in Macau Oct. 24, ending the three-day competition.

Never Give Up: Sofia Lövgren's Zero To Hero Story

888poker ambassador Sofia Lövgren says her personal motto is ”never give up.”

Inside Gaming: Parisian Macao Hotel Opens Amid Uncertain Future in Macau

There's a new luxury hotel-casino open in Macau on the Cotai Strip -- the Parisian Macao Hotel. There's also uncertainty after two-plus years of declines.

Poker Booms in Asia with the Promise of the Chinese Market Coming to Fruition

Tournament entry numbers are breaking records in Macau and the promise the Asian market has long held for poker appears to be finally coming to fruition, thanks to an influx of Chinese players.

Boyaa Poker Tour 2016 Kicks Off in October, Online Trials Started

The 2016 Boyaa Poker Tour recently kicked off its online trials for players to qualify for the BPT International Finals in Macau Oct. 22-24 with a $515,000 prize and combined 35 billion game currency.

Inside Gaming: First Positive Month for Macau in Two-Plus Years; Hot July for Nevada

Macau posts its first monthly increase in gaming revenue in over two years, Nevada enjoys a big July revenue-wise, and big online gaming news in India.

Community Reaction To PokerStars' New Championship and Festival Tours Mostly Positive

Changes are coming to the live poker landscape with Pokerstars rebranding and reshaping its tours, and most players appear to like the idea

QZ.com Explores Poker in Emerging India Market

Poker is booming in India, with private games all the rage in the world's second-most populous country.

Inside Gaming: Wynn Palace Cotai to Open, Court Rules Against NJ Sports Betting

After many years and delays, the Wynn Palace Cotai opens in less than two weeks. Meanwhile NJ loses out on sports betting, and Nebraska on casino games.

Inside Gaming: MGM Resorts Up, New Pacts for Calif. Tribes, Wynn Boston Harbor Building Begins

MGM Resorts International reports a strong 2Q, California agrees to new casino pacts with tribes, and construction begins (at last) on Wynn Boston Harbor.

Inside Gaming: Winning Quarter for Wynn, the Sands Slide; British Bookies’ Merger Goes Forward

Wynn Resorts exceeds revenue expectations for 2Q while Las Vegas Sands suffers a decline, while a merger between U.K. bookmakers is approved.

Philippines Casinos Currently on the Rise With More Expansion Ahead

Gaming on the rise in the Philippines in 2016 with planned expansion ahead.

Inside Gaming: MGM Introduces Mobile Platform, Macau Encouraged to Focus on Slots

MGM Resorts rolls out mobile gaming platform, the UKGC issues report, Macau encouraged to focus more on slots than VIPs & Trump Taj Mahal strike continues.

Melco Crown to Diversify After Macau Casinos Decline for 25th Straight Month

Revenues decline for Macau casinos for a 25th straight month.

Macau Casinos Historic Slide Continues for a 24th Straight Month

Revenues decline for Macau casinos for a 24th straight month.

Inside Gaming: MGM Resorts Acquires Borgata; Sands Settles With Fired CEO

This week's installment of Inside Gaming reports on MGM Resorts' acquisition of the Borgata and another legal settlement made by the Las Vegas Sands.