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Elior Sion Wins $50,000 Buy-in Poker Players Championship At WSOP 2017Jul 8, 2017
Elior Sion, British high-stakes poker pro won the prestigious $50,000 buy-in Poker Players Championship at the 2017 WSOP on Friday morning after a straight-up match with Germany’s Johannes Becker.
Australian State Government Freezes Number Of Poker Machines In the State Until 2042Jul 7, 2017
The Andrews Government has frozen the number of poker machines as part of the reforms to the industry, and there will be no new poker machine until 2042 in Victoria, Australia.
PokerStars Launches Stars Rewards Aiming Occasional PlayersJul 6, 2017
PokerStars, the online poker operator giant, will roll out their new player rewards programs called Stars Rewards. This move is aimed at creating opportunities of perks for players.
European Nations Set To Sign First Shared Online Poker Liquidity Agreement On July 6Jul 5, 2017
A creation of poker network that would combine players from all the four countries viz. France, Italy, Spain, and Portugal would be seen after the gambling regulators from these countries sign the shared liquidity agreement within two days. Not until last summer, shared liquidity was considered and eventually implemented despite, being in talks for several years.
Playground Poker Club To Host World Cup Of Cards, 2017 Starting August 13Jul 4, 2017
A month long event that is scheduled between Aug.13 – Sept. 13, World Cup of Cards (WCC) is returning for its second year in Playground Poker Club. This year, the event is going to be bigger and better. With more than $6 million guaranteed prize pool, it is likely to attract players of all experience levels.
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.
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