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Amateur Player Sweeps Global Poker Eagle Cup TitlesNov 20, 2017
Nathan Blair took the Poker world by storm at inaugural Global Poker Eagle Cup, winning six tournaments – including 6-max, Rebuy and Ante Up events. Grabbing the top spot on the leaderboard at the event, Blair won a package of $5,000 which included $3,500 in live tournament entries and $1,500 in travel and accommodation. He has decided to use the package at The World Series of Poker Circuit (WSOPC).
PokerStars Festival visits Hamburg, starts November 17thNov 15, 2017
The PokerStars is a festival that comprises a series of poker tournaments organised around the world in the manner of a poker holiday to exchange poker culture and celebrate the unity of poker diversified across the globe. The PokerStars Festival is the flagship sponsored event of PokerStars. Every year there are a multiple series of poker tournaments organised in various cities across the world.
Israel Poker Pros Have To Pay Taxes To ITA On Winnings OverseasNov 2, 2017
Israel Tax Authority (ITA) is making it mandatory for their country’s professional poker players to fill in a tax of 35% on their winnings overseas. Israel’s jurisdiction doesn’t allow private online gambling sectors are running in the country but only the government running gambling sites in selected cities of the country. Betting on sports and lottery is legalized in the country, and they have gained quite a customer base across the country over the years.
Pennsylvania legalizes online poker, Gov. signs online poker billNov 1, 2017
On Monday, Pennsylvania officially became the fourth state in the US to regulate online poker. As expected, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf signed the online poker bill on Monday.
Partypoker scoops EGR Poker Operator of the Year TitleOct 30, 2017
The EGR Operator Awards which honors the best B2C operators in the business took place on last Thursday at Grosvenor House in London. Hundreds of gambling industry professional turned up for this prestigious award event. ‘Partypoker’ won the biggest award - ‘Poker Operator of the Year’.
Pennsylvania Senate passes bill to legalize online gambling and poker gamesOct 27, 2017
This year has been very significant for the State of Pennsylvania over the legalization of online poker and casino gambling. As per reports, the State’s Senate has passed the bill that legalizes online poker and online casino games throughout the Pennsylvania state.
US Poker star Phil Ivey loses his court bid; won’t get a pennyOct 25, 2017
American poker star Phil Ivey has lost his case and has been sued after the Crockfords Club owners have claimed the technique used by the player to be illegitimate. He has lost his court bid to recover £7.7m of winnings from the London casino.
Pole dancing and Poker given ‘observer status’ for OlympicsOct 23, 2017
After being recognized for the first time by an international sporting body, Pole dancing and Poker could become Olympic sports events in future. Both the activities have been given “observer status”.
New Jersey signs interstate compact to share online poker player poolsOct 16, 2017
New Jersey has signed an interstate compact with Delaware and Nevada to share online poker player pools. Delaware and Nevada have already a deal in place to share player pools but the new agreement will open the doors for New Jersey punters too. This new agreement allows the punters in New Jersey to take part in it.
The Vegas Shooter once claimed to be ‘the biggest Video Poker Player in the World’Oct 10, 2017
Stephen Paddock, the man behind the biggest mass shooting in the modern US history once claimed to be the biggest video poker player in the world. In an interview in 2013 he claimed to be ‘the biggest video poker player in the world’ and called himself ‘the creature of night’.
Fedor Holz wins another high roller!Oct 7, 2017
The German poker pro and high roller poker specialist, Fedor Holz, who has accumulated more than $24.4 million in tournament earnings mainly from high roller events, won another high roller event few hours ago. The German poker player won the partypoker LIVE Grand Prix Austria €2,200 High Roller for a first-place prize of €34,000. Moreover, the poker world has grown accustomed to seeing Holz in the fields of higher buy-in events this latest victory was once again the result of perfect combo of terrific poker skills combined with great composure. Holz scooped the title after 14 hours of quality poker action. The title ended in a nail biting heads-up battle against Jan-Peter Jachtmann. Jachtmann is partypoker brand ambassador and fellow countryman. Above all, five of all the six paid places in the event were occupied by German players. This indicates towards the establishment of Germany as the Poker world’s new super power.
Poker player died a natural death; not victim of foul playOct 5, 2017
Mathew Huge who was found dead in his Rio hotel during last year’s WSOP died a natural death. As per the coroner, the promising young poker player died from natural causes and was not a victim of foul play, as it was believed initially.
The poker-lover Vegas shooter remains a puzzle for Las Vegas PoliceOct 3, 2017
Stephen Paddock, 64-year-old, was a multimillionaire real-estate investor who had a penchant for guns and high-stakes video poker. His father was a notorious fugitive bank robber. Stephan lived in a Nevada retirement community and seemed to live a comfortable life with his live-in girlfriend. He had two ex-wives and was a one-time accountant. Police says that Stephen has killed approx 59 concert-goers on Sunday and injured more than 500 people.
Nick Petrangelo Wins 2017 WCOOP $25,000 High RollerSep 26, 2017
A pool of 149 players registered for the PokerStars’ 2017 World Championship of Online Poker $25,000 no-limit hold’em high roller. The event came with a guaranteed $3 million and a pool prize of over $650,000.
Jeff Birt Wins MSPT Running Aces Event, Earning $81 KSep 26, 2017
Jeff Birt won $81k in the Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT), and the event turned out to be huge in the past nine years.
Poker Industry In Puerto Rico Affected Due To Hurricane MariaSep 26, 2017
It's a pokerless atmosphere in Puerto Rico since it was hit by Hurricane Maria due to which 20 casinos on the island territory remain closed. These casinos were bread and butter to nearly 3.5 million US citizens.
Hawaii Takes A Firm Stand On Poker Law EnforcementSep 25, 2017
Hawaii has the strictest gambling laws in the country, and the police in the island state are firming the enforcement in the state.
PokerStars New Jersey Championships of Online Poker Returns, Starting September 30Sep 23, 2017
PokerStars New Jersey Championships of Online Poker (NJCOOP) is set to return to New Jersey in over a week this year, after a vibrant inaugural last year.
Global Poker Championships Set To Start Eagle Cup In OctoberSep 23, 2017
The Global Poker Championships is set to start off in October with the Eagle Cup, an online tournament series. The tournament has 150 events scheduled with more than $1.25 million guaranteed in combined prizes.
Steffen Sontheimer Grabs The Inaugural Poker Masters Purple JacketSep 22, 2017
Steffen Sontheimer, German poker pro, has won the first ever Poker Masters Event. Sontheimer made cash winnings in four of his five tournaments made of unique series and won two titles along the way. His total winnings during the entire week in the tournaments totalled $2,733,000. The player with the highest win was awarded the first ever Poker Masters purple jacket.
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