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Gabi Campos Leaving PokerStars

Gabi Campos Leaving PokerStars

January 17, 2012  /   Mario Alfonsi

A recent story that was first covered by Poker Player Newspaper reported that Gabriel “Gabi” Campos Woslovsky was going to relieve himself of the position of PokerStars’ CEO. Currently there has ...  Read more...

Merge Players Already Enjoying Promotions

Poker news this past week revealed a story about a new promotion showing up for players on the Merge Poker Network. The promotion is called the Bad Beat Jackpot and to put it simply, players are ...  Read more...

Qualify for WSOP With 888

Qualify for WSOP With 888

January 16, 2012  /   Mario Alfonsi

On alternating Sundays, 888 poker will be hosting 2012 World Series of Poker qualifiers. The buy-in is not too cheap at $525. If you do not want to drop $500 on one buy-in, there are satellite ...  Read more...

Lock Signs New Pro

Lock Signs New Pro

January 15, 2012  /   Mario Alfonsi

Melanie Weisner, a poker pro from Houston, Texas, is a name that most people may not be aware of, but that is about to change. LockPRO Elite, Lock Poker’s pro team, added Melanie to their team ...  Read more...

Week In Review

Week In Review

January 14, 2012  /   Mario Alfonsi

The past 7 days have been fairly eventful in the poker industry, and it is important that we recap on some of the action. First and foremost, the alleged criminals involved in a home burglary at ...  Read more...

2+2 Bloggers Critique Lock

2+2 Bloggers Critique Lock

January 14, 2012  /   Mario Alfonsi

Lock Poker, like many online poker sites, strives to give their members the best possible playing experience. But as with any online poker site there is always some sort of disconnect between the ...  Read more...

2012 Aussie Millions Begins

2012 Aussie Millions Begins

January 13, 2012  /   Mario Alfonsi

Yesterday, the Aussie Millions event was started by the beginning of the $1,000 No Limit Holdem tournament. The Aussie Millions lasts until the end of January more or less and has a running time ...  Read more...

Duhamel Suspects Denied Bail

Duhamel Suspects Denied Bail

January 12, 2012  /   Mario Alfonsi

This ongoing story of Canadian poker pro Jonathan Duhamel being robbed has taken a few interesting twists and turns, especially since we found out that the person behind the robbery was one of ...  Read more...

Daniel Negreanu Sets Goals High

Like most of us, Canadian poker star Daniel Negreanu made a list of tasks that he would like to accomplish during 2012. One of the biggest aspects of his list is that Negreanu wants to record $1 ...  Read more...

PartyPoker Updates Site

PartyPoker Updates Site

January 10, 2012  /   Mario Alfonsi

Having a reliable poker network of games and a lot of them to choose from is only one part of what makes a poker site better than the rest. The other key factor in boosting traffics on your site ...  Read more...

Jason Wheeler Online Player of the Year

Jason Wheeler had a great year in 2011 and him being picked by Card Magazine to be named Online Player of the Year should come as no surprise. The player who finished second place in the voting, ...  Read more...

Daily Freerolls at Guru Play

Daily Freerolls at Guru Play

January 8, 2012  /   Mario Alfonsi

There are very few people in this world that would say no to free money. And assuming that you are not part of the small amount of people who dislikes free money, Guru Play Poker is offering free ...  Read more...

Jimmy Sommerfeld Calls It Quits

Founder of Poker Tournament Consultants, Mr. Sommerfeld has frequented some of the best poker tournaments in North America and helped direct them as well. After almost 20 years in the poker ...  Read more...

John Duthie Leaves EPT Too

John Duthie Leaves EPT Too

January 6, 2012  /   Mario Alfonsi

Recently we broke the news that long time pro John Duthie would be ending his time with PokerStars. While that news itself was pretty shocking, most expected him to maintain his position as CEO ...  Read more...

Duhamel Suspects Appear in Court

We originally reported that there were 4 suspects, and there are, but only 3 of them appeared in court yesterday. They appeared in bail court in Longueuil, Quebec and Bianca Rojas Latraverse, ...  Read more...

Belgium Allows Regulated Poker

When you hear the words “government regulated poker”, most people immediately think of the post Black Friday situation that is going on in the United States. Little do they know that Belgium is ...  Read more...

Celeb Poker Gives You Extra Cash

This Sit n Go promotion is giving away $75 in cash daily to the player who wins the most Sit n Gos over the course of the day. These tournaments are required to have at least 6 players in them ...  Read more...

John Duthie Leaves PokerStars

John Duthie Leaves PokerStars

January 3, 2012  /   Mario Alfonsi

The founder of the European Poker Tour, and a man who has major influence on the poker industry, John Duthie announced on Monday that his stint as a PokerStars pro is over. The speculation began ...  Read more...

Phil Iveys Divorce Turns Sour

Phil Iveys Divorce Turns Sour

January 2, 2012  /   Mario Alfonsi

As divorces go, it is hard to say that any have ever been pleasant or not a big deal. Phil Ivey and his wife Luciaetta broke up in 2009 and at the time everyone seemed to be in an understanding ...  Read more...

Most Shocking Poker News of 2011

As the calendar turns to a new year it is important that we look back on all that happened in the world of poker over the last 365 days.The biggest story, by far, was the United States’ ...  Read more...

California Poker Legislation

California Poker Legislation

December 31, 2011  /   Mario Alfonsi

California is yet another state that has elected to vigorously pursue online poker for its residents. Being as liberal as they are, it is really no surprise that California is moving forward with ...  Read more...

Four Arrested in Duhamel Robbery

Four Arrested in Duhamel Robbery

December 30, 2011  /   Mario Alfonsi

The Montreal Gazette has reported that not two, but 4 men were arrested for the robbery and assault of Jonathan Duhamel. The robbery happened last week in broad daylight and to me it comes as no ...  Read more...

PokerStars To Grow Advertising

PokerStars To Grow Advertising

December 29, 2011  /   Mario Alfonsi

PokerStars has been the largest online poker provider for a very long time now, and they are doing everything in their power to keep it that way. The company that has a strangle-hold on the ...  Read more...

Ben Lamb is Best Player in 2011

Ben Lamb is Best Player in 2011

December 28, 2011  /   Mario Alfonsi

Ben Lamb, who made a very impressive run this past summer earning just under $5.5 million in about a month, has received two awards that make him part of elite company. Lamb stormed through the ...  Read more...

Delayed Payouts From Carbon Poker

Breeze Zuckerman, who is an up and coming female poker player  claims that Carbon Poker has yet to pay her prize money from an event in November. Zuckerman is well-known for being the top placing ...  Read more...

888 Expecting Major Revenue

888 Expecting Major Revenue

December 26, 2011  /   Mario Alfonsi

888 is flying high with the news that their expected profits are going to be above and beyond market expectations this year. The news was released from their home camp which is located in ...  Read more...

Jonathan Duhamel Victim of Home Invasion

Once, the world champion of poker, now he is recovering from minor injuries after his home was invaded. Jonathan Duhamel, who makes his home in Montreal, Canada was at the wrong end of a house ...  Read more...

Wire Act Does Not Apply to Poker

Wire Act Does Not Apply to Poker

December 24, 2011  /   Mario Alfonsi

The Federal Wire Act, which was established in the US all the way back in 1961 has long been considered a roadblock in online poker’s path. The Department of Justice released a memo that stated ...  Read more...

Lock Poker Making Christmas Special

Once Lock Poker got wind of a small annually played Christmas poker tournament in Omagh, Northern Ireland, they decided to make it an event. For the 18 players who each paid a buy-in of 100 GBP, ...  Read more...

Rake Free Tournaments at Party Poker

At the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Party Poker will be offering rake-free multi table tournaments. This is not a random endeavor either because Party Poker had a very similar type of perk ...  Read more...