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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...

Belgium Awards First Online Poker Licenses

PokerStars announced yesterday that they have secured one of the first full licenses to operate an online poker site in Belgium, giving the online poker giant a foothold into yet another ...  Read more...

Negreanu Gets Hacked

Negreanu Gets Hacked

February 9, 2012  /   Mario Alfonsi

Daniel Negreanu, Canadian poker pro who is currently sponsored by PokerStars ran into a bit of trouble lately. While on his journey back from playing in the Aussie Millions, his email account was ...  Read more...

888 Poker Sees Massive Growth in 2011

While 2011 was a year of turmoil for the online poker world, at least one major gambling company saw major gains in that sector. 888 Holdings, the online gambling firm that operates 888 Poker (as ...  Read more...

Go to the Dominican with RedKings

The Grand Series of Poker, otherwise known as the GSOP, is having its grand final in the Dominican Republic. Beat the winter weather and head to the islands where you will be treated like a king ...  Read more...

Vadzim Kursevich Wins EPT Deauville

Vadzim Kursevich had come close several times before. But on Monday, he finally broke into the winner’s circle, winning the Main Event at the European Poker Tour Deauville. Kursevich battled for ...  Read more...

Royal Flush Bonus at LuckyAce

Royal Flush Bonus at LuckyAce

February 7, 2012  /   Mario Alfonsi

A royal flush bonus is exactly what it sounds like; a bonus for players who record a royal flush during real money poker cash games. LuckyAce, like most other poker sites, has a royal flush ...  Read more...

Guichard Leads EPT Deauville Final Table

With just eight players remaining in the European Poker Tour’s Deauville Main Event, Paul Guichard has taken a narrow lead over his competitors heading into the final table. Guichard holds a ...  Read more...

Play in Your Currency at Celeb Poker

Celeb Poker is one of the best poker rooms in the industry right now, and for good reason. Recently they announced that players who play with a currency other than USD will be rewarded. As is the ...  Read more...

Poker players around the world with money stuck in Full Tilt Poker accounts received some good news this week, as a key figure in the investment group looking to purchase the poker site says the ...  Read more...

Brazil Labels Poker Game of Skill

All over the world there is a constant struggle as to whether poker is a game of chance, or a game of skill. Poker players will tell you that it is a game of skill, but the players who lost a lot ...  Read more...

Merge Poker Maximus

Merge Poker Maximus

February 4, 2012  /   Mario Alfonsi

While March 4th is still a month away, it is never too early to begin preparing yourself for a tournament series of this proportion. On March 4th, the Merge Poker Network, who plays home to sites ...  Read more...

French Players Storm to the Front of EPT Deauville

Day Three of the European Poker Tour’s Deauville Main Event was dominated by locals, as French players took firm control at the top of the leaderboard. At the end of the day’s play, there were ...  Read more...