Entries by Dennis Lopez

New Jersey August iGaming Numbers

The August, 2015 Gaming Revenue Results were released by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (NJDGE) at 2:00 PM, Monday, September 14, 2015. You can see the press release here. http://www.nj.gov/oag/ge/docs/Financials/PressRel2015/August2015PressRelease.pdf The summer season was kept a float by the extra September days before Labor Day. Those numbers should be reflected in a strong […]

No Online Poker in California in 2015

In breaking news, the possibility of online poker legislation passing in California for 2015 has come to an end. Today marks the end of the 2015 California legislative session thus leaving poker players in the Golden State waiting for 2016. The only bill that will appear to move was Assemblyman Adam Gray’s AB 431. Gray’s […]

GVC Wins the Bid to Acquire Bwin.party

Breaking news regarding the take over of Bwin.party. According to igaming business, the board of bwin.party this (Friday) morning accepted a takeover bid from GVC Holdings which results in the company withdrawing its earlier offer to accept a revised from rival online gaming company 888 Holdings. The Numbers The buy-out offer from GVC of 25 […]

Interview with WSOP Main Event Chip Leader Joe McKeehen

We got a chance to catch up with the 2015 WSOP November Nine dominant chip leader, 24-year-old Joe McKeehen from North Wales Pennsylvania. McKeehen is an experienced live tournament poker pro with two WSOP Circuit rings and almost $3 million in total career earnings. McKeehen enters the November Nine with 63.1 million, more than twice […]

Are Poker Booms Just a Cycle?

While profits in online casino games continues to grow in New Jersey, revenue in online poker continues to decline. There’s no question that the Party Poker and 888 Network had hoped that the World Series of Poker would have generated some interest in online poker stateside but the results show that isn’t the case. Online […]

10 Reasons Why Online Poker Is Good For California

PokerStars introduced a brand new website last week, californians4ipoker.com, which is in partnership with two Indian-tribes and three LA brick and mortar poker rooms. The website is geared toward encouraging open and fair regulation of online poker in California. The move suitably named Californians for Responsible iPoker hopes to not only battle the fact many […]

Bwin.Party Bidding War Heats Up

Big changes in the online gaming world may come in the future due to the highly desired Bwin.party who’s in a bidding war with Amaya, GVC Holdings, and 888 Holdings. All have joined the negotiations around the possible sale of all or part of bwin’s assets have been rolling around since last summer, but escalated […]

Amaya CEO Reiterates that PokerStars to Enter NJ in Third Quarter

As reported on onlinepokerreport.com, Amaya’s CEO David Baazov is still confident that PokerStars will receive approval to enter the New Jersey market sometime in the third quarter of 2015. The presence of the online poker giant may inject some life into the struggling poker market here in the garden state. In the recent April revenue […]

The Sunday Major Poker Report for New Jersey – 5/10/2015

This Sunday May 10th, saw a lot of overlays which may have been contributed to many online poker players in New Jersey spending the day with mom for Mother’s Day. The $50,000 guarantee on Party/Borgata Poker had an overlay of $8,190. The winner of the tournament was BINKed-It who will take home a cool $10,000 […]