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Joe McKeehen Takes Down WSOP Main Event Final Table in Dominant Fashion, Wins $7.6 Million as New Poker Champ

Joe McKeehen Wins WSOP 2015 Main Event

Joe McKeehen is the last man standing. 6,420 players ponied up $10,000 in cash back in July to enter the 2015 WSOP Main Event. After 10 days of competition, McKeehen had every last chip in play and is now officially the 2015 World Series of Poker Main Event champion. The 24-year old poker pro finished…Read More

Station Casinos’ IPO Faces Union Challenge Over Deutsche Bank Libor-fixing Scandal

Station Casino’s IPO attacked by union over Deutsche Bank Libor scandal

Station Casinos’ stock market ambitions were facing a challenge from Las Vegas’ most powerful union this week. The Culinary Workers Union (Local 266) has a longstanding beef with the casino company, which is anti-union, and is attempting to derail its application for an initial public offering by drawing the financial regulator’s attention to the recent…Read More

Amaya Slashes 2015 Economic Forecast, Stock Price Tumbles

Amaya CEO David Baazov

Amaya Inc. is cutting its 2015 full-year financial projections for revenues and net earnings, an adjustment that will naturally also lower expectations for per share profits. The parent company to PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker is reducing its year-end revenue projections by 13 percent from statements made at the midpoint of 2015. Back in May,…Read More

WSOP November Nine Day Two Recap: Stern, Cannuli, Steinberg Out the Door

Thomas Cannuli November Nine WSOP 2015

For the second consecutive day, the WSOP November Nine final table started off with a bang, and then became a bit dull. There were some fireworks throughout the three hours of otherwise mostly unexciting play. The first bust out came on the second hand of the day, yet again. Tom Cannuli, the youngest player and…Read More

Amaya Purchases BetStars, DFS Would Fold If Classified as Gambling, Analyst Claims

Amaya CEO David Baazov

Amaya has been on a spending spree since last June when it opened its checkbook and stroke a $4.9 billion check for PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker, but the gaming conglomerate isn’t putting all of its chips in one hand as the Canada-based company continues to purchase other assets to diversify. Through its subsidiary the…Read More