Poker Industry Analysis
Full Tilt shareholders essentially walked from the company Thursday, transferring assets over to GBT.

Tilt-Tapie Agree to Asset Transfer: Three Things It Means for You

Earlier on Thursday, Subject:Poker reported that Full Tilt Poker shareholders agreed to transfer the company’s assets to Groupe Bernard Tapie. The asset transfer paves the way for GBT to complete its deal with…


Top Facebook Free-Play Poker Sites

With Zynga’s IPO scheduled for this week–there is increased attention focused right now on free-play poker.

Zynga Poker is like the SEC football of Facebook free-play games. It simply dominates all other comers. While we think it’ll be difficult for any of the free-play Facebook poker sites to convert their customers to real-money players in the future, sites like Zynga Poker are still significant revenue generators–and an underreported sector in our industry.

Is a premier Vegas property making a major Bush League move?

Adelson Opposes Online Gaming: Just Inconsequential Sour Grapes?

The Las Vegas Sun is reporting that Las Vegas Sands Chairman Sheldon Adelson is now “morally opposed” to online gaming.


Legislative Barometer: Chances for Online Poker Legislation by 2012

We’re rolling out a new feature for Wicked Chops Insider today: the Online Poker Legislative Barometer. The concept is simple: we’re asking connected industry executives, lobbyists, and media members for their take on the likihood that the U.S. passes online poker legislation by the end of 2012.

Zynga Poker won't be a real money site any time soon--and they're leaving a lot of money on the table because of it.

Zynga Has No Plans for RMG, But They Should

In an interview with eGaming Review during the IFP event in London last week, Zynga Casino General Manager Lo Toney said that his company has, “No plans to enter the real-money market.” This is…

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Groupe Bernard Tapie – Full Tilt Poker Acquisition: Deal of the Century?

The sale of Full Tilt Poker to Groupe Bernard Tapie (GBT) is almost done. The DoJ and GBT reached an agreement that now needs to be approved by Full Tilt shareholders (likely) and then officially executed by the DoJ. CEO Jim Ryan many believe is the most powerful man in poker today.

Revisiting The BLUFF Power 20: Who’s Number 1?

We’re now seven months after The Events of 4/15TM. Each month, we like to examine how elements within the industry have changed or been impacted. This month, we’re focusing on the industry power players. Each…

It might not be long before Las Vegas casinos are operating intrastate online poker sites.

Nevada Gaming Control Online Poker Application Analysis

The Nevada Gaming Control Board has announced it will begin taking applications to license online poker operators beginning in February 2012.

Here’s our quick analysis of what this means for Nevada and the industry.


Why The Full Tilt Poker-Tapie Deal May Actually Makes $ense

We like to take contrarian points of view. Especially when it comes to business. And sports betting. But that’s another post for another day.

In business, if everyone was right about everything–or followed the herd mentality–then just about everyone would be rich, right?

The poker world is focused on Barry Greenstein Tuesday as he gets inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame.

Poker Hall of Fame: Did The Voters Get It Right?

When it comes to the Poker Hall of Fame, the numbers don’t always tell the whole story. So, did the voters get it right this year with Barry Greenstein?

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