Author: Steffen Ploeger

Poker Star Phil Laak Has Brief Cameo In Runner, Runner

Runner, Runner, the highly anticipated online poker movie starring Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake, is scheduled to debut in Canada and the US on October 4.  While moviegoers will be most excited to see the two stars, poker fans should keep their eyes open to cameos from some of the world’s most famous players –…

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Caesars Launches Nevada-Based WSOP Online Poker Room On September 19

Caesars Entertainment, the world’s largest gaming company with over 50 hotels and casinos based in dozens of countries, will officially enter Nevada’s online poker market on September 19.  The company expects to generate over $400 million through its online poker domain by 2017, and is negotiating interstate betting arrangements with New Jersey and Delaware regulators.…

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BCLC Comes To Odds With Fintrac Over Casino Wager Monitoring

Discrepancy regarding a rule on how to report large transactions inside BC casinos is putting the BCLC ad odds with the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada (Fintrac).  An audit conducted by BC’s Gaming Policy Enforcement Branch determined that BCLC underreported large transactions to Fintrac for three years.  However, the provincial gaming regulator…

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Full Tilt Poker Launches MiniFTOPS XXIII Online Tournament

Full Tilt Poker launched a special online tournament this weekend alongside its sister site PokerStars.  Beginning today and lasting until September 22, Full Tilt Poker is hosting the MiniFTOPS XXIII, which features a guaranteed $3 million in prizes available for the best players in the tournament. The MiniFTOPS is a more affordable version of the…

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Niagara Falls Votes For New Modernized Casinos In The Region

The OLG is in the middle of its modernization strategy as it handles inquiries from various communities.  However, the casinos in Niagara Falls were noticeably absent from the OLG’s modernization strategy, though Mayor Jim Diodati wants a seat at the province’s new gambling table. The Niagara Falls mayor convinced city councilors to unanimously support asking…

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