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New York Senate passes online poker bill

new yorkNew York Senate passes online poker bill16 June 2017

New York has taken a step closer to legalising online poker after the US state’s Senate passed a bill that would regulate such activities.

Bill S3898 passed by a vote of 54-8 and will now move on to the Assembly for further consideration.

The progress of the bill is similar to that of a measure that was also passed by the Senate last year by a vote of 53-5, but never made it to the Assembly.

Put forward by State Senator John Bonacic, the latest bill would allow the New York State Gaming Commission to award up to 11 online poker licences and to enter interstate agreements with other regulated states.

S3898 also includes a proposed tax rate of 15% and a clause where players must be at least 21 years old to play online poker.

Earlier this month, it was also revealed that the bill will feature a so-called ‘bad actor’ clause, relating to operators that were illegally active in the US after the 2006 passage of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act.

In addition, if approved, the bill would allow licensed operators of video lottery gaming in New York or from states “with similar licensing requirements” to apply for an online poker licence.

June 20, 2017: posted in News And Reviews No Comments

Will Mayweather leave McGregor in the dust? Bettors favor Conor as underdog

Will Mayweather leave McGregor in the dust? Bettors favor Conor as underdogFloyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor have finally set the date. For their mega bout, that is.

The UFC superstar broke the news with a tweet, in which he “accidentally” used the photo of Floyd’s 64-year-old father, confirming that the fight is on. Minutes later, the retired pound-for-pound boxing champion also took to Twitter to confirm the date: August 26 in Las Vegas.

Early this week, the Nevada Athletic Commission approved a request from the Mayweather Promotions to put on an August 26 boxing card at the MGM Grand, even though neither of the two fighters currently has a license to box in the state. Meanwhile, TMZ Sports quoted Dana White who said it will be a 12-round boxing match that will take place at the T-Mobile Arena.

White reportedly said “there will be an undercard,” and it will be boxing matches, with Mayweather Promotions handling the matches.

And because this is Mayweather and McGregor—the two biggest egos in combat sports—we’re talking about, it’s only a matter of time before all sorts of betting angle on the match will come out.

Oddsmaker Bodog, which has unveiled every kind of prop bet imaginable for the August 26 match, expects the overall money and wagers on the bout to rival the Super Bowl, or possibly even surpass it.

Bettors like Conor as underdog

Bodog originally released a line of 10/1 for McGregor to win the bout in November, but that line has since moved all the way down to 4/1. Mayweather is currently at -600.

The odds also favor a Mayweather6 victory either by decision or later in the fight. The odds dropped from 20/1 in the first two rounds to 14/1 in the fourth to eighth, but rose again to 33/1 in the 12th round. The boxer is also a 13/10 favorite to win by decision amid expectations that he will draw out the fight.

The odds on McGregor, meanwhile, will pay as much as 100/1 if the UFC superstar manages a victory on either a split or technical decision. If the fight ends in a draw, bettors could cash in on 33/1 odds.

And regardless of how the ugly the fight will end up, Mayweather7 and McGregor’s face-off on the boxing ring is expected to be one of the most popular pay-per-view purchases of all time. Bodog has set the over-under of PPVs at 4.99 million.

June 20, 2017: posted in News And Reviews No Comments

A Tiny $1.88 bet pay’s a Winner $115k – Slotocash

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The sudden excitement of a Keno win from a tiny $1.89 bet found the heart of California player Ryan M!

The lucky bettor was playing what we now believe is one of his favorite Slotocash games when it hit for an absolutely amazing $115,871.13. Congrats Ryan! Way to go!

June 15, 2017: posted in News And Reviews No Comments

The World Series of Poker announces launch of new e-commerce platform

The World Series of Poker announces launch of new e-commerce platformWin 2 Tickets to Watch The World Series of Poker Live

Las Vegas, NV – World Series of Poker, the world’s most prestigious professional poker league, and MMAG Group Inc., a leader in product development and branding have today announced the launch of SHOP.WSOP.com. This new e-commerce platform is your source for the exclusive licensed merchandise and apparel of The World Series of Poker4.

The site, featuring a diverse range of products including fitted hats, limited edition clothing and high quality merchandise such as custom poker5 sets, will also be featuring great giveaways and experiences for the poker6 enthusiast. The initial launch giveaway will be 2 spectator tickets to the final tournament table where you will be sitting directly in view of the ESPN camera’s. Check back often as this is just the first of many great giveaways for the poker7 fan inside us all.

Shop.wsop.com includes a simple, user friendly layout, enhanced content, and an engaging mobile experience. With additional features such as the Poker8 blog, Social Media integration and the Loyalty Rewards program SHOP.WSOP.com allows for greater interaction with the brand. “We are pleased to announce the launch of this new platform and merchandise associated with it. World Series of Poker9 is an internationally recognized and respected brand and we look forward to building an e-commerce platform to match with the guidance of MMAG Inc.” said WSOP Executive Director Ty Stewart

About the World Series of Poker10
The World Series of Poker11® is the largest, richest and most prestigious gaming event in the world, having awarded more than $2.4 billion in prize money and the prestigious gold bracelet, globally recognized as the sport’s top prize. Featuring a comprehensive slate of tournaments in every major poker12 variation, the WSOP is poker13’s longest-running tournament in the world, dating back to 1970. For more information on the World Series of Poker14, please visit www.wsop.com.

About SHOP.WSOP.com
The premier source of official licensed merchandise of the World Series of Poker15. Hats, hoodies and more for the professional poker16 player in you! For more information on SHOP.WSOP.com please visit shop.wsop.com

 

June 13, 2017: posted in News And Reviews No Comments
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