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Doyle Brunson as Main Feature in �Poker After Dark' Mixed Game Action in Bobby's Room

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Doyle Brunson as Main Feature in �Poker After Dark' Mixed Game Action in Bobby's Room
Doyle Brunson shall be the main feature of Poker After Dark's "Godfather Week" and he will be playing two special high-stakes mixed game sessions right inside Bobby's Room at the Bellagio in October 23 and 24. The octogenarian legend who also goes by the nickname Texas Dolly shall be joined at the all-star table by Dan "Jungleman" Cates, Gus Hansen, and other players who regularly play at Bobby's Room. Expect to see hundreds of thousands of bucks passing hands throughout the night. The partic[...]
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Albanian Parliament Considers State-Run Sports Betting Monopoly, Online Gambling Ban

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Albanian Parliament Considers State-Run Sports Betting Monopoly, Online Gambling Ban

State monopoly could assume control over sports betting operations and online gambling could be banned under new measures discussed by Albanian lawmakers

The government of Albania is considering the establishment of a state-run monopoly on the provision of sports betting services as part of a larger effort to curb the proliferation of gambling in one of Europe’s poorest countries, local news outlet the Tirana Times reports.

News about the latest measure planned by Albanian lawmakers arrive shortly after it was announced that casinos and betting shops will be forced out of residential areas and will have to relocate to city outskirts. Starting January 2019, gambling facilities will only be allowed in tourist areas, 5-star hotels, and non-residential areas under a new bill that recently received blessing by Prime Minister Edi Rama.

According to a fresh report accompanying the newly introduced legal changes on the provision of gambling, lawmakers are “considering the possibility of treating sports betting and betting on races as a state monopoly and allowing their operation by specially set up state structures.”

Gambling services in Albania are currently run exclusively by private entities. According to official data, the nation’s gambling industry generated annual income of over €130 million last year and employed around 7,000 people. However, Albania has also been found to be nurturing a booming black market that annually generates much more than its regulated counterpart.

Online Gambling Crackdown

It has also emerged that Prime Minister Rama’s administration has been preparing a new online gambling regime that would aim to prevent all international gambling websites from targeting Albanian gamblers.

It is yet to be seen what the planned crackdown on Internet gambling will look like, but according to local news outlets, the Prime Minster has provided somewhat conflicting statements on the matter over the past several weeks.

Local media outlet Exit.al reports that Prime Minsiter Rama said in the Parliament earlier today that from January 1 onwards the local gambling industry will see:

“… the shutdown of electronic casinos and sports gambling sites, from soccer matches to races of any type of quadrupeds out there in the world fauna, and [the shutdown] of online gambling.”

However, he added that the “online” part could be subject to further discussion at a later stage and that a well-studied conclusion will be reached, based on the gambling landscape in other countries.

Statements from earlier this month suggested that there will be a full ban on online gambling. The Prime Minister said in a recent tweet that “gambling and this online monopoly will both die on New Year’s Eve” as part of the country’s crackdown.

The new set of rules and measures discussed by Albanian lawmakers also includes restrictions on gambling advertising. Prime Minister Rama ordered that earlier this month all broadcasters and other media outlets remove gambling advertisements or face punitive actions.

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Triton Poker Episode 5 of SHR Short Deck Cash Game produces Amazing Cold Deck Poker Hands

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Triton Poker Episode 5 of SHR Short Deck Cash Game produces Amazing Cold Deck Poker Hands
Episode 5 of the 2018 Triton Poker SHR Series in Jeju has now been released, and while we don't see Tom Dwan in this one, one round had produced one of the most extraordinary hands fans will never see too often - for one thing, the stakes were incredibly huge at $1,248,300 for the entire pot after the players were done betting, and the other is because the cards battling are Aces vs Kings vs Queens, a showdown that could only appear approximately once in every 25,000 hands! Triton Poker Sup[...]

Thursday, October 18, 2018

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Stanley Ho’s Son, Arnaldo, Moves to Revive Dormant Cotai Entertainment Complex Project

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Stanley Ho’s Son, Arnaldo, Moves to Revive Dormant Cotai Entertainment Complex Project

Arnaldo Ho and Macau Theme Park and Resort move forward with the construction of an entertainment resort without the theme park featured in original plans

Arnaldo Ho, son of Macau casino mogul Stanley Ho, announced earlier today plans to revive an entertainment and hospitality project that has remained dormant for eight years, as city authorities have moved to seize vacant land, Reuters reports.

Macau Theme Park and Resort Ltd., the real estate developer led by Mr. Ho, today announced that they plan to develop an 820-room hotel and leisure amenities on a portion of land located on the Cotai Strip, known to be the Macau equivalent of the legendary Las Vegas Strip. The resort will cost HK$5 billion (approximately $638 million) and will open doors in 2020.

The project was first introduced in 2010 by Mr. Ho’s mother, Angela Leong, but little progress has been made toward its materialization since then. The original plan included five hotels with themes such as popular character Hello Kitty, an equestrian center, convention facilities, an indoor beach, and multiple other amenities. Under that initial plan, the resort would have also featured a theme park.

However, it was namely the theme park portion of the scheme that delayed the start of development work. The developer applied back in 2010 for a permission to add a theme park to the resort’s facilities, but has never been given the necessary legislative approval to do that.

Why Now?

It is believed that Macau Theme Park and Resort’s decision to proceed with the construction of the property has to do with a 2013 law that aimed to prevent developers from buying land to profit from value rises without conducting any development activities on it. Under the law, local authorities have begun seizing vacant land across the popular gambling hub. According to Reuters, as many as 100 plots have been seized over the past year.

Mr. Ho said today that they are moving forward with the project without the theme part, but also pointed out that they “continue to communicate with the government and hope it can give [them] the opportunity to develop a new Macau theme park.”

The new hotel and entertainment resort will be named Lisboeta and will be located on a portion of land not far from where SJM Holdings, the gaming and hospitality company owned by casino mogul Stanley Ho, is building the $4.6-billion Lisboa Palace. The mega-resort is expected to open doors sometime in 2019.

Arnaldo Ho said today that Lisboeta will have a more nostalgic feel. The property will recreate the Macau Palace floating casino that was featured on the 1974 James Bond classic The Man with the Golden Gun and will feature a number of other attractions.

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Aruze Gaming Receives Gold Medal for Muso Triple-27 as the Best Slot Product at G2E 2018

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Aruze Gaming Receives Gold Medal for Muso Triple-27 as the Best Slot Product at G2E 2018
Aruze Gaming receives gold medal for Muso Triple-27 as the Best Slot Product at the Global Gaming Expo 2018
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Praesepe raise charitable donation to £1m for CHIPS!

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Praesepe raise charitable donation to £1m for CHIPS!

Praesepe, the Gauselmann owned company that operates the Cashino brand of adult gaming centres and Beacon Bingo clubs in the UK

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

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Ronan Keating reveals Leonardo DiCaprio owes him a few hundred from a poker game

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Ronan Keating reveals Leonardo DiCaprio owes him a few hundred from a poker game
The Boyzone lead singer said they were in a poker game together when the Titanic star ran short in 2013. Ronan Keating told an Australian radio in the morning of October 12 that Leonardo DiCaprio owes him "a couple of hundred dollars" at a poker game in 2013 when the A-lister ran short. The Irish pop star said, "We played some cards in Sydney a couple of years ago when he was doing [The Great] Gatsby. I think I loaned him a couple of hundred dollars to get in the game and then I think he won[...]
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