Poker Industry News
According to an email sent to its employees, Planet Hollywood's poker room will close permanently on July 11th, 2021.
The World Series of Poker (WSOP) has released its daily event schedule for 2021 as it makes a long-awaited return to Las Vegas following a 29-month hiatus. The event, hosted live at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, will run from September 30th — November 30th, 2021.
Analysis of the Twitch.tv Poker category reveals a decline in viewers, consumption, and broadcasters in May 2021. The Category Now Ranks 45th overall on Twitch ( down 8 spots since April)
Online poker room and sportsbook Bovada has announced that it is leaving the New York state market on the 21st June 2021. In an email sent to all registered customers residing in New York state, the company said that as a result of the newly introduced regulation and restrictions on players within the state, it has made the decision to shut down its New York operations.
Franklin Circuit Judge Thomas Wingate has told the state that it can now collect $100 million in bonds from PokerStars. The bonds were posted through insurance companies following a December ruling by the Kentucky Supreme Court that PokerStars was “an illegal internet gambling criminal syndicate” operating in the state.
The World Series of Poker has released the full schedule for the WSOP 2021 Online Bracelet Series for players in New Jersey and Nevada.
Bristol City Council has approved a ban on gambling advertisements and sponsorship throughout the city in what is the first citywide council ban on gambling ads in the UK.