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Lock Poker Best Merge Poker Site

Lock Poker Voted Best Merge Poker Site The year 2012 may only be a month or two under way, but that does not mean it is too early to give a site some praise. So far in this year, Lock Poker has ...  Read more...

Moon Kim Wins WPT Bay 101

Moon Kim Wins WPT Bay 101

March 11, 2012  /   Mario Alfonsi

After a long period when amateur players seemed to be winning tournaments left and right, the last few years have seen poker pros dominate major events around the world. But that doesn’t mean ...  Read more...

Blom and Haxton Showdown Rematch

When Viktor Blom first joined Team PokerStars – a time when Blom wasn’t conclusively known to be the nosebleed stakes player who went by the name “Isildur1” – he immediately began playing ...  Read more...

2012 WSOP Europe Schedule Announced

The 2012 World Series of Poker Europe will see the tournament series once again return to Cannes, France, awarding seven bracelets over the course of two weeks this autumn. All events will be ...  Read more...

ESPN Releases Poker Players Rankings

ESPN calls themselves, “the world-wide leader in sports” and that would not be true if poker was not thrown in there somewhere. Poker is prominent on ESPN and every month they release who, in ...  Read more...

Zoom Poker to Launch Soon at PokerStars

PokerStars appears nearly ready to begin real money play in their Zoom Poker format, a fast-based version of normal poker games that many players have speculated would be coming to the poker ...  Read more...

The Fate of Canadian Poker

The Fate of Canadian Poker

March 8, 2012  /   Mario Alfonsi

Over the past year we have seen a lot of turbulent times in the online poker industry. For the tough times we primarily have the US government to thank and now some of the top online poker rooms ...  Read more...

Bwin.Party Applies for Poker License in Nevada

Bwin.Party, the parent company of Party Poker, has formalized their efforts to return to the USA online poker market by applying for a Nevada online gaming license. The license would allow ...  Read more...

Poker Maximus Doing Well Early

This past Sunday marked the beginning of Merge Gaming’s tournament series known as Poker Maximus. The series is being played across all of the different online poker skins owned and operated by ...  Read more...

Top WSOP Players Invited to National Championship

Last year, the World Series of Poker debuted a new event: the WSOP National Championship. The $1 million freeroll tournament was designed to be the highlight of the WSOP Circuit season by ...  Read more...

More Nations Move to PokerStars.eu

Three more countries have been switched to the .eu version of the PokerStars site, a trend that is likely to continue throughout 2012. The latest move has brought players from Poland, Slovenia ...  Read more...

Dutch Supreme Court Ousts Foreign Online Poker Companies

A decade-long legal battle was settled for the time being this week, as the Dutch Supreme Court ruled that foreign online poker operators must block players from the Netherlands from ...  Read more...

Poker Maximus at Merge Gaming

Merge Gaming, which is home to popular poker skins such as Carbon and Lock Poker will be hosting its first large-scale tournament series starting today. The series will last a total of 22 days ...  Read more...

$100,000 March Points Race at RedKings

Red Kings is giving players the chance to win their share in $100,000 in prizes during the entire month of March. You do not have to do anything special either, because you will be earning points ...  Read more...

888 Poker Ad Banned in UK

888 Poker Ad Banned in UK

March 3, 2012  /   Mario Alfonsi

A racy 888 Poker advertisement was banned by the United Kingdom’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), after complaints surfaced that the ad was linking sexual success and seduction with ...  Read more...

Burst the Bubble at 888

Burst the Bubble at 888

March 2, 2012  /   Mario Alfonsi

Ever find yourself playing the tournament and you begin to realize that you are slowly inching in on the money spots? And no sooner than that do you get knocked out only to find out that you were ...  Read more...

Elderly Women Summoned In Cyprus Poker Bust

If you play in an illegal poker game, you know that getting busted by the police is just one of the dangers that come with the territory. But for a group of elderly women who were playing for fun ...  Read more...

Sean Jazayeri Trumps Pros to Win L.A. Poker Classic

The final table of the World Poker Tour’s L.A. Poker Classic featured four professional players with long resumes of success in the poker world. But ultimately, it would be the amateur chip ...  Read more...

New Rake Contribution Method at Celeb

Celeb Poker is like any other online poker site who takes rake from every hand of poker. Unlike a lot of sites Celeb pays some of that rake back to its players in order to reward them for ...  Read more...

Calvin Ayre, Bodog Founder Indicted

Yesterday we dropped the news of the seemingly inconsequential US government seizure of Bodog.com. And today we have to report that the founder of Bodog, Calvin Ayre has been indicted by the US ...  Read more...

Bodog.com Seized by US Government

Just when you thought the US Government was done sticking their nose in the world of online poker, they strike again. This time though, it seems like they made a very uneducated seizure because ...  Read more...

World Series of Poker Africa Won by Local Pro

The World Series of Poker Africa is a relatively new addition to the world’s most prestigious poker brand, but it has already been a successful new venture for the WSOP. The first WSOP Africa was ...  Read more...

Phan, Somerville Lead LAPC; Ivey Out on Bubble

The World Poker Tour’s L.A. Poker Classic is one of the biggest poker events of the year, attracting many of the world’s top players to the Commerce Casino to battle for what is almost always a ...  Read more...

Guru Play VIP Program

Guru Play VIP Program

February 27, 2012  /   Mario Alfonsi

Guru Play Poker wants to give back to its players, and what better way to give back then by paying cash out of their own pocket? With Guru Play’s VIP Program, players stand the chance to be able ...  Read more...

Mickey Petersen Wins EPT Copenhagen

Mickey Petersen worked his way through a field of 299 players and a long heads-up battle to win the European Poker Tour Copenhagen Main Event. Petersen’s triumph marked his first major victory, ...  Read more...

WSOP Main Event Packages at Party Poker

The World Series of Poker, which is hosted every year in Las Vegas, Nevada, is easily the most popular live poker event each and every year. Because of that, players from all over the world of ...  Read more...

Final Eight Set at EPT Copenhagen

The final table has been reached at the European Poker Tour’s Copenhagen Main Event, with Norway poker pro Aage Ravn holding a big chip lead heading into the final day of play. Ravn catapulted ...  Read more...

William Hill Releases 2011 Financial Info

William Hill is one of the biggest names in sports betting and online poker in the UK. Since they are considered one of the best options in online poker, a large amount of English players choose ...  Read more...

Money Bubble Breaks at EPT Copenhagen

Day 3 of the European Poker Tour’s Copenhagen event saw 72 players return for a shot at 48 spots in the money. Leading the way into the third day was American pro Melanie Weisner, who headed a ...  Read more...

Online Poker in Germany in Trouble

In the past month or so we have reported on a number of different European countries who are either in the midst of poker regulation, or right on regulation’s doorstep. One of those countries, ...  Read more...