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German Poker-Pro Jens Lakemeier Wins 2017 WSOP $2,500 Mixed Big-BetJul 4, 2017
23-year-old, German poker-pro Jens Lakemeier won the inaugural of the brand new event launched in 2017 by the World Series of Poker. The $2,500 mixed big-bet, was a mix of no-limit hold’em, pot-limit Omaha, pot-limit Omaha hi-lo, Big O, no-limit 2-7 single draw, pot-limit 2-7 triple draw, and no-limit five card draw made up the mix of the inaugural event. Around 197 participants showed up for the event, where Lakemeier won the title, $112,232 as the top prize and his very first gold bracelet. Lakemeier entered the event the last day as the chip leader with six players left. Of the 2.3 million chips in play, Lakemeier had collected some 1.8 million, occupying the lead position in the three-handed action. He had a straight showdown with Jason Stockfish, after defeating Andre Kelsall in third place. Stockfish finished in second place with $69,359 and Jens being the ultimate winner fetching the major scoop of the prize money.
Star Vegas Resorts And Club Launches Poker King Club RoomJul 3, 2017
The Saturday launch of a poker room opened by the Cambodian casino resort, Star Vegas Resorts and Club under the brand Poker King Club coincided with the Asian Poker Tour.
France, Italy, Spain, and Portugal to come under the banner of online poker liquidityJul 1, 2017
The European online poker market will soon see a significant change as the four primary segregated markets i.e. France, Italy, Spain and Portugal are likely to be added. It is now ready to spread its wings. These four countries will allow online poker players to play against any other player in their region.
Online Poker Bill Of Illinois Put On HoldJun 30, 2017
A meeting which was scheduled on Tuesday to hear on an online gaming bill in Illinois could not be materialised and has been postponed for unspecified time. The Poker Players Alliance, prepared to testify at the hearing said: “Wheels have come off in Illinois,” and further plan on to regroup and try again after a few weeks.
Manuel “Noli” Francisco Passed Away Due To Kidney Failure At The Age Of 75Jun 29, 2017
Manuel “Noli” Francisco, a well-known poker player passed away in February due to kidney failure. He was 75 years of age. Francisco died in New Jersey. He was a native of Philippines.
Pennsylvania Debates Over Gambling Machine That Could Destroy Online PokerJun 29, 2017
Pennsylvania is in a dilemma, whether or not to allow slot-like machines known as video gaming terminals (VGTs) at the bars and restaurants around the state.
King’s Casino Owner Sued By Matt Kirk Over Unpaid $2 Million LoanJun 28, 2017
Matt Kirk, popularly known as “Aussie Matt”, filed a lawsuit against Leon Tsoukernik, owner King’s Casino in Rozvadov, the Czech Republic, outside of Prague, over an unpaid loan of $2 million.
Online Poker Bill To Be Considered In Illinois HouseJun 28, 2017
A bill regarding the online casino games bill that cleared the Senate by a 42-10 vote about three weeks ago was sponsored in the House by Rep. Michal Zalewski and in the legislative chamber by Senators Kwame Raoul, Dave Syverson, Steve Stadelman, Pat McGuire and Napoleon Harris.
Professional Poker Player Turns Out To Be Drug Kingpin On The RunJun 27, 2017
The New South Wales Police has arrested a drug kingpin who has been on a run from the law for more than two years. The drug kingpin, Darren Rispen, 42, was earning more than $5000 a week as a professional poker player.
President Of PokerStars Live, Edgar Stuchly TerminatedJun 24, 2017
Edgar Stuchly, the President of PokerStars Live, has been terminated from his position, following what was called the "unenthusiastic" performance of their rebranded tournament series.
Winford Hotel & Casino To Be the New Asian Poker Tour Venue After Resorts World Manila’s Casino Licence RevokedJun 23, 2017
The 2017 Asian Poker Tour which was scheduled to take place at the Resorts World Manila has been relocated to next location as the gaming licence of the casino has been suspended.
Online Poker Giant, Amaya Inc. To Hit The Indian MarketsJun 22, 2017
Amaya Inc., the parent company of PokerStars would see its operations start in India soon in 2017.The online poker giant would enter the fastest-growing smartphone market.
Players To Self-Deal, According To New Amendments In Oregon’s Anti-Poker Room BillJun 21, 2017
In nearly two dozen poker rooms in the state, players under the proposed amendments to Oregon’s anti-poker room bill would be required to self-deal as if it were a home game. Whoever has the button would be the dealer and no permanent dealers would be permitted.
Online Poker Bill In New York May Have to Wait For A YearJun 20, 2017
With New York State’s failed chances for approval, there still other two states that stand a chance to authorise regulated online poker this year.
Public Nomination Process Open Up For Poker Hall Of FameJun 19, 2017
The public nomination process for the Poker Hall of Fame has been opened up by The World Series of Poker and its parent company, Caesars Entertainment.
Jerry Bowskill Appointed as Chief Technology Officer By AmayaJun 19, 2017
Jerry Bowskill, former technology consultant for Partis Solutions was announced the Chief Technology Officer, effective immediately for the Leading provider of technology-based products and services, Amaya Inc.
New Jersey Sees Online Poker RevenuesJun 17, 2017
Poker market is lagging behind the online slots and other games. With the overall Casino revenues seeing a growth in online gaming, poker comes as a disappointment in Atlantic City.
Summer Poker Classic Series to Run From June 20-June 25Jun 16, 2017
Turning Stone Resort Casino is the next big place to be for the poker lovers this summer on the East Coast. Frankie Foti, Poker Room Manager keeps the energy levels raised up with constant promotions. Hot Seat Cash and bonuses for Royal Flushes are the inclusions of the Daily Poker Tournament Schedule.
Leyonhjelm Seeks Online Inquiry Into Online Poker BanJun 15, 2017
An online inquiry is being set up into Australia’s online poker market by Senator David Leyonhjelm. It comes around after a series of efforts to stop the implementation of the bill that bans the online poker operators from operating in Australia
Brabin Fined $10,000 For Breaking Australian Gambling LawsJun 14, 2017
A $10,000 fine handed down a few days back to former WSOP APAC event winner and Australian citizen Luke Brabin, owner and operator of Poker Asia Pacific as running an Aussie-facing site from within the confines of Australia is illegal under the country’s gambling law.
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