New Jersey’s Division of Gaming Enforcement reported that revenues from online casino, poker and other gaming offers increase during the month of July 2014.Actually the results only concern legit e-gambling platforms, those that are approved by the state and its regulatory authorities. Indeed, total revenue generated by New Jersey e-gambling sites is valued at $10 million in July, an upward trend compared to June’s $ 9.5 million.
This increasing path on online gambling revenues is mainly triggered by massive gains in casino side. Interestingly the largest share goes to Borgata, operating online poker and casino sites in partnership with PartyPoker NJ. It generated a turnover of $ 3.18 million in value in July. Tropicana’s casinos operated and managed by Virgin Inc, for its part, recorded $ 1.96 million of sales. On the poker side, revenue is expected to increase for the months to come, especially with the possible comeback of PokerStars in New Jersey.
Zynga Poker, a leading social gaming site (including a poker application available on Facebook) announced its revenue figures last Thursday, August 7. These are about the revenue this social gaming company garnered during the second quarter of this year. Actually ZyngaPoKer saw its online poker and other e-gaming revenues fell by 36% year on year. “In April, May and June, Zynga Poker generated an overall turnover of $ 153.2 million against $ 230.7 million a year earlier.
Thus, Zynga Poker incurred a net loss of about $ 62.5 million against 15.8 million in 2013. The figures also saw the number of daily active users went down to 29 million from 39 million in 2013. FarmVille 2 and Zynga Poker collected 32% and 24% of revenue respectively from online games market as shown in the Q2 balance sheet. It used to be 30% and 24% respectively in the first quarter of 2014.
Fanatic of poker since many years, numerous rumors run concerning the health of Chad Brown, author of two seconds places in the WSOP but also of the title of the greatest player in 2006. Besides, the spokesman of this poker ambassador’s family has recently conveyed that Chad Brown has left the poker tables for ever, following a liposarcoma which was weakening him since 2011. As he couldn’t manage to eradicate the disease, Chad Brown has thus died at the age of 52 years old, surrounded by his family and also by numerous friends. To commemorate the presence of this former actor, a ceremony has been organized in his honor during the last WSOP.
By awarding to his uncle the bracelet that the WSOP have given him, this star of poker texas holdem published on his blog in February of this year the way how he managed his disease during those years consisted in imagining each situation like a poker hand. In front of questions about his disease, he confirmed that the situation was never serious and that he accepts each round like a poker game which is presented to him. In order to keep his head on his shoulders, he was always thinking about the next hand.