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2018 Poker Year In Review

by Justin Marchand |  Published: Feb 13, 2019


Commercial and tribal casinos revenues continue to grow and poker remains an important amenity to the billion-dollar casino industry. In 2018, card rooms worldwide ran more than 5,000 major poker tournaments that awarded an astounding $1.26 billion in prize earnings. And these numbers don’t even count the daily tournaments many of you enjoy at your favorite card clubs. 2018 was full of exciting poker headlines- from Justin Bonomo winning more than $25 million in a single year, to the WSOP shattering records- and here Card Player looks back at those important stories, winners, and oddities that shaped our industry. Billions Being Invested In Las Vegas. Again. Developers and gaming titans are moving all in on Las Vegas again. Currently, there are $16 billion worth of construction projects either underway or planned for the next five years. None of them, however, should dramatically alter the current poker room landscape that offered ...

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