PACIFIC Amusement Inc. is petitioned against the CNMI government, the Zoning Board and its chairman Diego C. Blanco in his official capacity over the enactment of Saipan Local Law 18-5 or the Saipan Adult Machine Business Zoning Law.
The law directs the relocation of poker arcades to designated commercial zoning districts and at least 200 feet away from churches, public and private schools, parks or playgrounds. (more…)
The Las Vegas casino Cromwell was in the news when an active shooter was reported to be on the premises, right after the fight between McGregor and Mayweather came to an exciting finish.
Last weekend this fight was the highlight of the place where many poker rooms are present along with other casino games and entertainment.
The incident took place before Chris Brown was about to come onto the stage. As a result, there was a police raid that took place at the Cromwell hotel around 1.30 am on Sunday. Though there were sounds of shots being fired, many believe that actual gun fire was not involved; the party goers were asked to come out of the venue with their hands raised in the air. As the cops had to conduct an investigation the people were asked to sit down on the floor. A suspect was handcuffed and taken away, but it is unsure whether he was responsible for the pandemonium caused. (more…)
The government of Telangana is thinking classifying rummy and online poker as forms of gambling and betting, this is the information that has come from various media sources in the country.
According to the reports, the Telangana state government may change the Telangana Gaming Act. It is expected the government will change the ordinance and planning to insert a definition in the act of cyberspace. Those people playing rummy and online poker could face criminal penalties and it is expected that the fine will be about Rs 5,000 for those who commit this offense for the first time. And the fines will be more for subsequent offenses.
In the year 2015, the Supreme Court of India in a hearing declared that poker, card games and online rummy as games of skill. And these games were not considered as illegal in the country. However, the states were given the right to keep this own stand on it. States were allowed to pass the laws regulating gambling and betting. (more…)
Since the days when online PokerStar started, sponsoring a poker player has been in trend.
In early days sponsored professional poker becomes the fabric of the industry. Slowly the time came when sponsorship becomes the integral part of the poker game and poker was in its boom. That time company sponsored Chris Moneymaker. Signing of player for sponsorship changed many things.
It changed the way, how poker players see the game and how the fans feel about the game. Chris was offered the sponsorship not because of his game form or the number tournaments he has won. But, the decision was taken, because he won a tournament that changed the game of poker. After winning the tournament he became the PokerStars’s face. (more…)
Croatia booked the online poker regulation for years. And till 2017 it is seen that there no operator present in Croatia that regulated online poker after holding the license.
According to law of Croatia, only those providers will be able to obtain the license for offering online services that offer in land casino too. After obtaining the license, it has become the first regulated and authorized online poker room in Croatian.
Though, the first online poker room of Croatian is the authorized platform to play games, but this doesn’t mean that the players of all the origin will be able to play poker on this platform. Some countries will not be allowed to play, among which one of restricted country is The United States. (more…)
The main event of the Aussie Millions was won by the homebred Manny Stavropoulos who is a regular visitor at the Crown in Melbourne.
The weekend saw the crowning of the Aussie Millions Main Event’s 18th
Champion as Manny overcame the last table consisting of tough opponents including Brian Rast, the two time WSOP bracelet winner. The regular at the Crown Casino defeated Lennart Uphoff of Germany heads-up to pocket the winner prize of US$1.08 million (AUS$1,385,500) while Andy Murray and Djokovic were battling right across the river for the Australian Open crown. The championship however will also be recalled for the third in four years Aussie Millions Super High Roller win by Phil Ivey and also $100,000 challenge first place finish of Richard Yong.
The event saw Yong shrugging off the pressure engineered by his encounter with the American penal system and defeating his rival Ole Schemion in the AUS$100, 000 buy-in. The businessman and Poker player from Malaysia was among the nine arrested by FBI after the agency exposed a multi-million betting racket on World Cup, which was using luxury villas at Caesars Palace to carry out the operation. (more…)