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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...

Melanie Weisner Rises to EPT Copenhagen Lead

While the European Poker Tour’s Copenhagen event may not have drawn the largest or most star-studded field of the year, big names have definitely dominated the tournament in the early going. ...  Read more...

Cash Crazy Freerolls at Celeb Poker

A lot of online poker sites give host tournaments and events that guarantee the participants a certain amount of cash as a prizepool. The downside to these tournaments and events is that usually ...  Read more...

Mads Wissing Tops EPT Copenhagen Day 1B

While attendance is still down compared to recent years at the European Poker Tour’s Copenhagen Main Event, Day 1B boasted a drastic improvement in the size of the field, and saw Denmark’s Mads ...  Read more...

Free Poker Training at Carbon

Free Poker Training at Carbon

February 22, 2012  /   Mario Alfonsi

Carbon Poker and DragTheBar are teaming up to help you step up your game. The Poker training they will be offering for free has a monthly value of at least $30. The only thing you have to do to ...  Read more...

Steve O’Dwyer Claims Early Lead at EPT Copenhagen

The European Poker Tour was back in action on Monday, as EPT Copenhagen held Day 1A of their Main Event. A total of 83 players turned out for the first of two starting days, with American poker ...  Read more...

Champion Chip at Guru Play

Champion Chip at Guru Play

February 21, 2012  /   Mario Alfonsi

Big tournaments are happening at sites all the time, and these tournaments are constantly giving away boatloads of cash. The Champion Chip poker tournament at Guru Play is no different, except ...  Read more...

Teams Poker at 888

Teams Poker at 888

February 20, 2012  /   Mario Alfonsi

If you are a big soccer fan, there is no better promotion than 888’s Teams Poker. This event is just like any other tournament you have played in before, except you are on a team with other ...  Read more...

888 Poker Ad Causes Controversy for Shane Warne

Australian cricket legend Shane Warne has had a controversial career both on and off the pitch. It might not come as a surprise, then, to find that Warne has once again caught some negative ...  Read more...

Black Diamond Poker Open at Bovada

The Black Diamond Poker Open is a huge series of events guaranteeing at least $750,000 over the course of the series. Whether you play Hold’em or Omaha, or even 7 Card Stud, there is an event in ...  Read more...

Nearly 700 Turn Out For UKIPT Galway

While there isn’t much major tournament poker action in the world this week, there’s at least one event worthy of note happening in Europe. The UK/Ireland Poker Tour (UKIPT) stop in Galway saw ...  Read more...

Canadian Man Finds Duhamel’s WSOP Bracelet

In December we reported that poker pro Jonathan Duhamel had his house broken in to and robbed, while he was home. If that was not bad enough, one of the perpetrators was actually Duhamel’s former ...  Read more...

U.S. Online Poker Bill Unlikely in 2012

If you were hoping to see online poker return to the United States in the near future, it looks as though you may be in for a longer wait. According to analysts, it appears as though any attempt ...  Read more...

Charity Tournaments for Thor Hansen

A few weeks ago, the poker world learned that Norwegian poker legend Thor Hansen had been diagnosed with a terminal form of cancer. Despite undergoing surgery, doctors told Hansen that he could ...  Read more...

Ladbrokes’ Online Poker Struggles Continue

Ladbrokes may be one of the biggest names in British gambling, but they’ve struggled to find success in the world of online poker. According to the company, Ladbrokes Poker saw its poker revenue ...  Read more...

Problems for iPoker Network

Problems for iPoker Network

February 16, 2012  /   Mario Alfonsi

The iPoker network, which is home to some well-known poker sites like Celeb Poker and Bet 365 is having a bit of a falling out recently. The problem is that bigger poker rooms on the network, ...  Read more...

More Pros Signed to Lock

More Pros Signed to Lock

February 16, 2012  /   Mario Alfonsi

Pedro Maia was the most recent player to join Lock Poker’s pro team, but already that is overshadowed by two even newer pros joining the squad. Jason Lee and Tim West are the two newest additions ...  Read more...

Mobile Poker Options Expand in Europe

One of the largest growth areas for online gambling in the last year has been mobile gaming. And while online casinos have been ahead of the curve in providing gaming options for mobile phones ...  Read more...

PokerStars.eu Launched in Sweden and Finland

PokerStars.eu is now up and running for all poker players in Sweden and Finland. Despite the domain change, the new PokerStars site is set up much like the old .com one. The catalyst for ...  Read more...

10 For 10 at Everest Poker

10 For 10 at Everest Poker

February 14, 2012  /   Mario Alfonsi

Most online poker sites offer attractive sign-up bonuses that reward a player for depositing a certain amount of cash on the site. Typically this type of bonus is called a match bonus where the ...  Read more...

PokerStars Obtains Maltese License

European poker players will soon have a new option for playing at the world’s largest online poker site, as PokerStars announced that they have received a Malta Remote Gaming License that will ...  Read more...

Everleaf Leaves US Market

Everleaf Leaves US Market

February 13, 2012  /   Mario Alfonsi

American poker players were surprised to learn Thursday that one of the larger online poker networks still accepting U.S. players, the Everleaf Network, would be excluding players from the United ...  Read more...

Lock Poker Signs New Pro

Lock Poker Signs New Pro

February 13, 2012  /   Mario Alfonsi

Over the past year Lock Poker has added a number of players to the LockPRO Elite team and the newest addition goes by the name of Pedro Maia. Maia, who hails from Portugal is just another name ...  Read more...

Churchill Downs Purchases Bluff Media

Churchill Downs, the Kentucky-based racetrack operator best known for staging the Kentucky Derby, became the latest gambling entity to stake a potential claim in the online poker world by ...  Read more...

Everest Poker Receives Big Award

Everest Poker Receives Big Award

February 12, 2012  /   Mario Alfonsi

Everest Poker is one of the leading poker rooms in Europe and the world, and now they are giving players another reason to play there. Recently at the iGB Awards in London, Everest Poker was ...  Read more...

Bogdanov Victorious at WPT Venice

Rinat Bogdanov survived 12 hours of aggressive competition at the final table to win the World Poker Tour Venice Grand Prix. The final table began at 14:00 local time on Friday, and went into the ...  Read more...

888 Poker on your Android

888 Poker on your Android

February 11, 2012  /   Mario Alfonsi

No this is not a joke, 888 poker is the newest mobile poker site to have real money play available on your mobile phone. They launched their trial version and are asking players to start playing ...  Read more...

Poker Regulation in Spain

Poker Regulation in Spain

February 10, 2012  /   Mario Alfonsi

Everyone around the world is by now familiar with the adverse situation that most American online poker players are currently stuck in. More recently though, the newest government crackdown on ...  Read more...

Andrea Dato Leads WPT Venice Final Table

The final six players at the World Poker Tour Venice Main Event will return to fight for a title and a €229,800 first prize Friday, with Andrea Dato holding a significant chip lead heading into ...  Read more...