The 2019 Winamax SISMIX €500 Main Event is now the largest six-max tournament in poker history, with over 2,000 players entering across the four starting flights.The figure of 624 on Day 1c also broke the record for biggest starting flight, twelve months after a similarly monster Day 1c helped the 2017 SISMIX break the record for the largest poker tournament ever held in Africa.Now held at the Gran Casino Costa Brava in Lloret de Mar, the Winamax SISMIX has continued its meteoric rise from just 670 players in 2014, a number that was almost surpassed on Day 1c alone!*Registration was still open at time of writing.Organizers had already had to adjust the format from a single reentry per flight to a freezeout over the first three starting flights, meaning that the 1,573 entrants that Days 1a, 1b and 1c amassed were unique entries.This alone would have broken the record, but thanks to the Turbo 1d flight the figure of 2,000 was also surpassed.
After two days spent by the pool, Guillaume Diaz has jumped into the Main Event of the largest Winamax SISMIX in history, and is getting to grips with the players who are enjoying the atmosphere at the tables."It was pretty exciting to come here," Diaz says.Everything is good — the pool and party are good!"On Friday the weather is not so good, but Diaz is playing on Day 1c of the Main Event, so a little drizzle doesn't ruin his day."I'm happy with my choice of playing today," he says.The difference between the SISMIX and a "mainstream" festival is stark, but Diaz says the switch comes naturally to him when having to return to focusing on poker.
The Triton Super High Roller Series will go higher than anyone has gone before this August, as they've announced they plan to break the record for the highest buy-in poker tournament ever held.According to Triton's website, starting Aug. 1, they'll hold a £1 Million Main Event for Charity as part of Triton Super High Roller Series London.Due to exchange rates on currency, that appears set to surpass the €1 Million Monte-Carlo One Drop Extravaganza.Details are scarce, with only a hype video posted on the site, but Triton's tournament appears to be a three-day event taking place early in the series, which begins July 31 and ends August 8.Triton will be breaking into new ground with the London event, after holding tournament series in Philippines, Montenegro, Macau and Jeju over the past few years, catering exclusively to high rollers.The Triton event in London marks the third year out of the past four that a tournament of at least $1 million will be held.
Each year, a bill is proposed and each year, there’s a general agreement that it should be legalized.Where it gets stuck is figuring out a way to distribute the gambling revenues.But it’s now “dead for this session,” said the House bill sponsor, Steve Clouse of Ozark, according to an al.com story.This year’s version, SB 220, was a constitutional amendment, which would allow lotteries in a restricted fashion with customers playing paper-based games.Any changes would require a change to the constitution, which therefore would need voter approval.The state’s Senate had barely passed the lottery bill, 21-12, in April.Alabama Missing Out on Sports Gambling Money
A federal appeals court set the date for arguments for Monmouth Park Racetrack’s lawsuit against the professional sports leagues in the US and the NCAA.The lawsuit by Monmouth claims that the racetrack was improperly prevented from opening sports betting back in 2014 when legislation from New Jersey legalized it within the state.They seek $140 million in damages of lost revenue between 2014 and May 2018 when PASPA was overturned.The biggest point of the case being pushed by New Jersey and Monmouth is the fact that the leagues were making money promoting fantasy games, and that the court order they went seeking for to stop sports betting was in bad faith.Essentially, because the major sports leagues were making money off games that depended on player performance, they essentially kept sports betting to themselves under the guise of retaining league integrity.Monmouth contended that the years following were highly detrimental to the track.”During the intervening years the Leagues’ actions nearly put Monmouth Park out of business, inflicted significant financial and emotional hardship on hundreds of innocent Monmouth Park workers, and jeopardized the continued viability of New Jersey’s entire equine industry, including its many horse farms and related open spaces.”
Boris Johnson looks set to assume the position of British Prime Minister after Theresa May confirmed she will vacate the role on June 7.Already the favourite to replace May as leader of the Conservatives, former Mayor of London Johnson was backed in from 7/4 to 8/11 on Friday as bookmakers took a raft of bets on their next PM markets.May is stepping down having lost the support of her party due to her failure to strike a deal for Brexit, but will continue to serve as PM while the Conservatives – who have control over her replacement as they have the most members of Parliament – conduct a leadership contest.The Conservatives are thought to comfortably meet the criteria of a minimum of three candidates willing to take over, with Johnson (8/11), Dominic Raab (4/1) and Michael Gove (12/1) the leading contenders, according to Bet365’s odds.Andrea Leadsom (14/1) and Jeremy Hunt (14/1) are also thought to be in the running, but both candidates have seen their odds drift on Friday.All five would-be PMs are likely to have the support of at least two MPs, another requirement in the selection process.Next UK Prime Minister Betting OddsNext British PM CandidateOddsBookmakerImplied ProbabilityBoris Johnson8/11William Hill57.9%Dominic Raab4/1BetVictor20%Michael Gove12/1Ladbrokes7.7%Jeremy Hunt14/1Bet3656.7%Rory Stewart25/1Coral3.8%
Almost every online poker site offers jackpot sit-n-go tournaments and partypoker is no different, hosting a selection of different formats it calls SPINS.SPINS at partypoker are available in a range of buy-ins from $0.25 up to $250.The prize pool is randomly determined before a hand is dealt in these three-handed hyper-turbo tournaments and some of the prizes can be huge when the top prize pool multiplier is hit.SPINS pay out a winner-takes-all structure until the top three prize pool multipliers are triggered.The $5 SPINS have a top prize pool multiplier of 240,000 meaning a prize pool of $1.2 million can be created.$100,000 goes to both second and third place with the winner taking home $1 million if this happens!
"Backing and staking are the financial lifeblood of tournament poker."Those are the words of Mac VerStandig, gaming-focused lawyer and sometime PokerNews contributor.He spoke them in an interview with CNBC for a special report earlier this week titled "Who Makes Money from Professional Poker?"The 22-minute video delves into the financial side of the poker world, specifically poker tournaments.Concepts like buying pieces, backing, mark-up and make-up are discussed.The CNBC team interviewed a number of industry figures, including poker players Ryan LaPlante and Jeff Gross, the founder of StakeKings, and a stable owner, in addition to VerStandig.
After two starting flights and a grueling Day 2 that brought the Main Event field from 258 to 66 players, we are finally on the verge of cracking the bubble.Play starts at noon in Day 3 of the $10,300 MILLIONS North America Main Event, and we only need 3 eliminations before the field reaches the prizes.The minimum prize is $20,000, which makes a pretty big jump between the bubble boy and the next bust.To say that there is a lot of skill left in the field would be a glaring understatement.Instead of listing them here, we prefer to link to the seating chart, because all these players have skill, experience, and the strong will to add to their lifetime winnings.Today, we play 8 levels of 75 minutes each, after which the survivors will bag their chips onto an even more important day!
Latest Casino and Gambling News, The Players Lounge, Licenses, Online Gambling News, Sports betting, Mergers, Acquisitions & Partnerships, Licensing, NevadaDespite controversy surrounding its previous dealings in Turkey, online casino and sportsbook operator, GVC Holdings, has reportedly been granted permission to begin offering its services to players in the western state of Nevada.According to a report, Isle of Man-based, GVC, is one of the world’s largest online sportsbetting firms and received its provisional two-year license following unanimous approval by the four-member Nevada Gaming Commission on Thursday morning.GVC Holdings is already responsible for some 19 iGaming brands including Bwin.com, and PartyPoker.com while it finalized an around £4 billion ($5 billion) deal in March of last year that saw it acquire British sportsbetting giant, Ladbrokes Coral Group.As part of this transaction, the London-listed firm reportedly inherited an operation in Turkey that later came under fire for alleged regulatory failings.The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported that the firm subsequently offloaded its interests in Turkey and now has no presence in this emerging market.
Premium online and mobile casino games software provider, iSoftBet, has entered into a partnership agreement with Lithuanian betting agency, TOPsport.The recently inked deal will see the British developer’s proprietary table games and slots go live on the platform of the operator, in addition to integrating its Game Aggregation Platform (GAP) innovation.According to the official press release…Smash hits such as The Dalai Panda, Hot Spin, along with Piñata Fiesta, which was launched last month and Book of Immortals, released in March, from iSoftBet‘s best-performing slots portfolio will now be available to the customers of Lithuania‘s top operator.The leading Baltic markets brand will additionally have access to the UK-based developer’s GAP content portfolio, which will enable it to select from over 3,000 online slot and table games provided by iSoftBet’s platform partners.In addition to a host of real-time gamification and advanced marketing tools, the provider’s advanced platform suite [GAP] offers content from 46 of the iGaming industry’s largest third-party suppliers.
Latest Casino and Gambling News, U.S.A., Gaming Industry News, Technology, The Players Lounge, Online Gambling News, Sports bettingAfter finding success with its domains at Compare.bet and TopRatedCasinos.co.uk, British iGaming customer acquisition firm, Seven Star Digital Limited, has now announced the launch of its latest comparison website at BettingUS.com.The London-headquartered firm used an official Wednesday press release to reveal that BettingUS.com is an online sportsbook comparison site aimed at the emerging sportsbetting market in the United States and offering users a plethora of site reviews as well as state-by-state legislative guides.Established in 2016, Seven Star Digital Limited stated that its latest endeavor also comes complete with a news section to make it ‘a hub for all those involved with sportsbetting in the United States’ and will soon allow sports wagering aficionados to compare the odds, offers and markets being offered by a multitude of domains.Luke Eales, Chief Executive Officer for Seven Star, used the press release to explain that online sportsbetting became possible in the United States following last year’s invalidation of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA).He additionally declared that this market is now expected to bring in aggregated annual revenues of up to $8 billion by 2030 as more states follow the recent example of New Jersey by introducing online sportsbooks.
Online gaming software, Latest Casino and Gambling News, Newest casino games, The Players Lounge, Online Gambling NewsAre you ready for ancient battles?In Play’n GO’s new Game of Gladiators, the battles take center stage as players try to fight on a path to riches.The five-reel video slot offers players a ton of mystery features, helping to enhance overall gameplay.The goal of the title is to be the last Gladiator remaining in the Great Arena by winning the Enter the Arena battle.With beautiful art work and quality character symbols, the game is visually stunning to behold.
Latest Casino and Gambling News, Casino proposals, Casino News, New Hotels, Economy/Finance, Mergers, Acquisitions & Partnerships, PhilippinesIn the Philippines, local trading and shipping firm Udenna Corporation has reportedly announced that it is to make a second run at raising enough cash to build a new $600 million integrated casino resort on the central island of Mactan.According to a report, the new fund-raising exercise is due to be conducted by the firm’s PH Resorts Group Holdings Incorporated subsidiary after the Davao City-headquartered company failed to bring in enough development funds via a recent share offering.The President for PH Resorts, Raymundo Martin Escalona (pictured), reportedly told investors yesterday that his firm is prepared to borrow up to 70% of the cash it will need in advance of securing the remaining amount by issuing equity in the coming integrated casino resort project.He purportedly also revealed that he had already asked Manila-listed, China Banking Corporation to arrange a loan that could top out at about $420 million.“We will still do a follow on.
Online gaming software, Latest Casino and Gambling News, Newest casino games, The Players Lounge, Online Gambling NewsInnovative gaming solutions provider, Yggdrasil Gaming, is ready to take players on a brand new adventure with the release of the new Jackpot Raiders slot game.Once the online slot game is loaded, players will set off on an epic journey on the hunt for hidden treasure.The five-reel video slot game has two bonus games, two extra spins modes and more!To win a jackpot in this game, players need to collect 5 identical gems.The jackpot gems will appear in the extra spin modes.
It was as crazy as you beating Tiger Woods in his prime.From Nebraska to the Bright Lights of VegasStan Schrier always liked poker, but there wasn’t much of it in his native Nebraska, so he vacationed in Vegas just to play hold’em.And four grueling, 14-hour days of play later he’s at the Main Event final table facing Carlos Mortensen, Phil Hellmuth, Mike Matusow, Phil Gordon, and Dewey Tomko.(And it could’ve been worse: Daniel Negreanu finished 11th.)"I never told them I had never played a no-limit tournament before.”
Latest Casino and Gambling News, Gaming Law & Legislation, Casino News, Gaming Industry News, Fines, Lawsuits & Litigation, MassachusettsThe Massachusetts Gaming Commission has announced that it has levied a $100,000 fine against MGM Resorts International for ‘multiple underage violations’ inside the American casino operator’s MGM Springfield facility.The eastern state’s gaming regulator used an official Thursday press release (pdf) to detail that the financial penalty was imposed after examinations by its Investigations and Enforcement Bureau had uncovered ‘repeated noncompliance’ by the venue with measures ‘designed to protect and prevent underage persons from wagering or being in the gaming area.’MGM Springfield began welcoming guests in late-August and the MA Gaming Commission explained that it had recorded some 22 incidents over the course of the facility’s first two operational months where individuals under the age of 21 had been allowed to access its casino floor.The regulator stated that it had uncovered a further eleven such occurrences before December 3 and that some of these may have also included underage patrons being permitted to consume alcoholic beverages.Built at a cost of approximately $960 million, the MGM Springfield property features a 125,000 sq ft gambling floor complete with a collection of some 2,550 slots and 120 gaming tables.
Aston Villa and Derby meet in the Championship play-off final on Monday, with Villa having won both league meetings between the clubs this seasonIt is the richest game in football, but the Championship play-off final between Derby and Aston Villa will leave the loser facing financial strain according to sports finance expert Dr Rob Wilson.Football business analysts Deloitte say the winner of Monday's Wembley showdown could earn more than £300m over five seasons if they stay in the Premier League for just one term.A solitary season will see an increase in revenue of £170m.However, the loser faces another season in the Championship, and both Derby and Villa have tested the profitability and sustainability regulations in recent years."Whoever loses won't then be able to spend money next season when they are in the Championship - a league that we know is quite competitive and will be full of clubs with parachute payments, including three with particularly decent squads coming down from the Premier League.
DraftKings and FanDuel are reportedly set to launch a $1m advertising campaign in Illinois to address the "bad-actor" clause which could be included in state law
Betway has extended its agreement with West Ham United to remain the club’s principal partner for a further six years