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2015-03-27 03:26
TonyBet Interview With Jennifer Shahade on Open Face Chinese
The leading online Open Face Chinese poker site, TonyBet, has recently interviewed the first winner of their TonyBet Open Face Chinese Poker World Championship High Roller, Jennifer Shahade. The event was won back in December in Prague and TonyBet had a little chat with her about the win and how she sees OFC in the future.…
2015-03-25 03:54
O'Callaghan Wins PKR Live London for 19 000
The British poker pro Daniel O'Callaghan has been having some good runs in live tournaments for PKR, but has not been able to win a tournament yet - Until now. On Sunday he avenged his second place in PKR Live London 2014 by winning the same tournament a year later.…
2015-03-23 04:47
Pokerstars and Full Tilt Awarded UK Licenses
The Rational Group which is owned by the Toronto-based company Amaya Gaming, announced today that they have been approved by the United Kingdom Gambling Commission (UKGC) and awarded licenses to operate in the newly regulated British markets with poker and their side-products.…
2015-03-20 04:17
Delaware Poker Revenue Hits 27 000 in January
Regulated poker in the US has not really been a success anywhere so far, with New Jersey being the only place where it has actually been possible to create a decently sized site and create a profit on the rake collected from the players.…
2015-03-18 04:41
Yuiko Matsukawa Signs as Brand Ambassador for Pokerstars
The world's biggest online poker site Pokerstars, announced today that they have signed an agreement with the Japanese model Yuiko Matsukawa to become one of their new brand ambassadors. Matsukawa will be joining other celebrity names such as Ronaldo, Daniel Negreanu and Rafael Nadal as brand ambassador and will be representing Pokerstars in events in the future.…
2015-03-16 04:54
Nicki Dalgaard Wins Estrellas Poker Tour Madrid
Spain is a country in deep ruins. A very large part of the population is unemployed and especially amongst the younger people the tendency is bad. Due to those circumstances it probably doesn't come as a surprise that poker is very popular in the country as you can make a decent living out of it quite easily.…
2015-03-13 04:50
Instant Rewards Addition on Ongame.it Client
NYX Gaming bought the Ongame poker network last year from Amaya Gaming, who had purchased the Rational Group and their sites, Pokerstars and Full Tilt, and no longer wanted to operate the much smaller Ongame.com network as well as the three ring-fenced regulated networks Ongame.it, Ongame.es and Ongame.fr.…
2015-03-11 03:12
MicroMillions 10 Starts March 19th on Pokerstars
Pokerstars announced this year's MicroMillions 10 championship today, which will be hosted from March 19th and includes more than 100 events and a total of $5,000,000 in guaranteed prizes. MicroMillions has always been one of the most popular tournament series in the world due to the low buy-in and high prizes, having more than one million tournament entries each year.…
2015-03-10 02:36
Zynga Shuts Down Real Money Gaming Venture
It's fair to say that the world was quite pleased when they heard the news that the world's biggest social gaming provider Zynga was going into the real-money market for poker. Many hoped that this would bring the boost of recreational players that the industry so desperately needed, especially the Bwin.Party network.…
2015-03-06 03:36
Pokerstars Integrates Dedicated Live Casino With Evolution Gaming
Evolution Gaming, the leading video-streamed live dealer gaming company, announced today that they have successfully integrated an extensive dedicated live casino environment for the world's biggest poker site, Pokerstars.com. Pokerstars is the first site in the world to go live with Evolution Gaming's multi-camera immersive Lite Studio installation.…
2015-03-04 01:49
TonyBet Poker Introduces Progressive Pineapple Open Face Chinese
TonyBet, the world's leading Open Face Chinese poker site, announced today that they have added a brand new game to their offerings with the release of Progressive Pineapple. The new release comes just weeks after they released another new game, Pineapple 2-7, and shows that TonyBet is committed to provide a unique experience whilst playing there.…
2015-03-02 02:30
Pennsylvania Regulations Opens Up for Pokerstars
Pokerstars has been the world's biggest poker site for the past many years and these days there isn't any competitors who are even close to having the same amount of traffic in any games. This doesn't mean that Pokerstars can do as they please however, as they have yet to be granted access to the regulated markets in the US, something they have been struggling to do due to their bad standing.…
2015-02-27 02:30
EPT Malta To Be Biggest EPT Ever Held
European Poker Tour (EPT) is going to Malta next month, more exactly from March 17th to the 28th, where the tournament series will see its debut in the beautiful Mediterranean island. Despite it being the first visit there, the buzz is bigger than any other place the EPT is coming and with good reason, as Malta is the home to many professional poker players and most of the world's poker companies.…
2015-02-25 04:52
New Jersey Video Poker Player Wins 1.5M Jackpot
A man from Union County in New Jersey probably had a very good day on Valentines Day - And no we are not talking about that. He was trying out his luck on BetfairCasino.com, a regulated site under New Jersey's gaming regulations, where he won a massive $1,500,000 by hitting a royal flush on the "Let it Ride" game.…
2015-02-23 04:17
SealsWithClubs Closes Down Bryan Micon Opens New Site
It's been a terrible week for Bitcoin poker, as SealsWithClubs announced on their website, as well as on forums, that they have decided to close down the poker room effective immediately. The initial message towards why the owners decided to close it down was not that clear:…
2015-02-18 05:07
Sunday Million 9th Anniversary to feature 9 000 000 Prize Pool
Pokerstars, the world's biggest poker site, announced the details of their Sunday Million 9th Anniversary tournament today. The tournament will be taking place on March 8th at 14.30 ET and will remain with its regular $215 buy-in, but feature a massive $9,000,000 guaranteed prize pool.…
2015-02-16 03:20
Full Tilt's FTOPS XXVIII to Guarantee 4 000 000
From March 15th until the 29th, Full Tilt returns with their Full Tilt Online Poker Series (FTOPS) which will feature more than 35 different events over the course of the 14 days and guarantee a massive $4,000,000 in prizes for the players, bringing back memories of their glory days pre Black Friday.…
2015-02-13 04:37
Europe Bet and WPT in Partnership Agreement
The World Poker Tour (WPT) is one of the most famous live tournament brands in the world, having expanded from travelling mainly in America to also going to the smallest countries in Europe with their WPT local events and such.…
2015-02-11 02:59
William Hill Considering Taking Over 888
William Hill, one of the world's biggest online and land-based bookmakers, poker rooms and casino sites, is considering taking over 888, which is one of the leading sites in the industry as well. 888 Holdings Plc confirmed that they have been contacted by William Hill about a possible takeover, which boosted the stocks of 888 with 18%.…
2015-02-09 05:25
Full Tilt Taking Tournaments Back to Basics
Full Tilt is going back to basics from February 15th-22nd with the launch of the Full Tilt Classic – an online championship of poker in its purest form, with a total of 16 freeze-out tournaments across eight days of action. …

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