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Belgium’s Restricted Online Poker Sites

Sporadically we have talked about certain European countries (see our international countries poker list) and how they have begun to crack down on online poker. While a country like England is ...  Read more...

Bwin.Party Joins up with Indian Tribe

While bwin.party needs online poker to be legalized in the state of California, it is fully ready to enter the US poker market. If the game is made legal bwin.party has already finalized a deal ...  Read more...

Regulated Online Poker in Spain

Believe it or not, Spain was one of the few European countries that sets irrational laws making it impossible for online poker to thrive there. On June 1st Spain will be running online poker for ...  Read more...

French Online Poker Report 2012

A new report out from France’s online gambling regulatory body shows a mixed bag for online poker in the country, as some segments of the market have done far better than others over the last ...  Read more...

Lock Poker Leaving Merge

Lock Poker has been one of the largest and most independent rooms on the Merge Gaming Network for some time now. The room had built an impressive team of sponsored professionals, and had even ...  Read more...

rUabot defeats Negreanu easily

Heading into the first ever Limit Hold’em Challenge on PokerStars Saturday, many observers had pegged the encounter as too close to call. On the one hand, you had Daniel Negreanu – one of the ...  Read more...

PokerStars 80 Billionth Hand

It’s hard to imagine 80 billion of…well, of anything, really. So when an online poker site says they’re dealing the 80 billionth cash game hand in the site’s history, that definitely says ...  Read more...

Negreanu Limit Hold’em Challenge

Limit hold’em is a great game, and for a long time, it was by far the most popular betting style in the most popular poker game in the world. But over the last decade, no-limit Texas hold’em has ...  Read more...

European Poker Tour’s Ninth Season

The European Poker Tour has constantly tweaked its formula in order to adjust to the changing poker world. However, their plans for Season Nine, which will begin later in 2012, may mark one of ...  Read more...

Playtech Success & iPoker Struggles

Online poker and casino software developer Playtech has had lots of good news to share as of late. The Israeli company has seen massive revenue increases in almost every one of their ventures ...  Read more...

WSOP Asia-Pacific to Begin in 2013

When the World Series of Poker first expanded to Europe in 2007, many players thought it would be a relative failure that would never be accepted as a serious part of the WSOP. However, the WSOP ...  Read more...

Mohsin Charania Wins EPT Grand Final

Mohsin Charania had made several deep runs at major poker tournaments, which made some observers think he was overdue for a big win. Few, however, could have imagined that his first major victory ...  Read more...

PokerStars and Mobile Poker in Europe

PokerStars has launched a real money mobile poker app in France, expanding the reach of their growing mobile poker wing. That expansion also included PokerStars.eu, allowing players in Sweden, ...  Read more...

Amarillo Slim Dies at Age 83

One of the true legends of the poker world, Thomas Austin Preston, Jr. – better known as Amarillo Slim – passed away Sunday morning after a lengthy battle with cancer and heart problems. He was ...  Read more...

Two Plus Two Poker Forums Hacked

The twoplustwo.com poker forums, one of the oldest and largest online poker forums in the world, were closed Friday after it was discovered that a hacker had accessed the site’s database of email ...  Read more...

Tiger’s Poker Night Fundraiser

Around the world, there are millions of golfers who would love to hit the greens with legendary golfer Tiger Woods. Tonight, a special tournament hosted by Woods will give players the chance to ...  Read more...

Annette Obrestad Joins Lock Poker

Lock Poker has added Annette “Annette_15” Obrestad to their Lock Pro Elite team of professional poker players, adding one of the most popular young female poker players in the world to their ...  Read more...

GBT Out and PokerStars Jumps In

News came down early Tuesday that Groupe Bernard Tapie (GBT) – the French investment group that had been heavily involved in negotiations with the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) to ...  Read more...

888 Poker Continues Strong Growth

While most of the online poker world has shrunk since Black Friday, 888 Holdings’ poker site, 888 Poker, has been bucking that trend. On Tuesday, the company issued an earnings statement that ...  Read more...

Obrestad Signs with Poker Royalty

Annette Obrestad has been one of the most successful female poker players in recent history – and one of the most successful young players of any gender, too. Now, she’s signed a deal with the ...  Read more...

Belgian Davidi Kitai wins EPT

Davidi Kitai won €712,000 and earned the second major victory of his career this weekend by winning the European Poker Tour Berlin Main Event. In the process, Kitai also became the first Belgian ...  Read more...

Merge Network Pulls Out of Utah

There is some bad news for residents of Utah who are still looking to play online poker. Earlier this week the Merge Gaming Network announced that they would no longer be accepting new sign-ups ...  Read more...

PTR Ends PokerStars Data Mining

Complying with a cease and desist action sent by PokerStars, popular data mining site PokerTableRatings.com has decided to end their data mining operations on the world’s largest online poker ...  Read more...

Switch Poker for Your Mobile Device

Switch Poker is something that is very different than most other real money poker sites out there. While on sites like Carbon Poker and 888 you must download their software on your computer to ...  Read more...

Signs Pointing to Full Tilt Poker Relaunch

If you’ve been patiently (or impatiently) waiting for Full Tilt Poker to resume operations, there have been some signs this week that a relaunch could be imminent. A new burst of activity in and ...  Read more...

New LOCKOPS Tournament Series

Update April 23rd, 2012: Unfortunately we bring sad news that the shameful Merge Gaming Network has decided to cancel this event. This is after they gave full approval to Lock management to run ...  Read more...

PokerStars threatens Legal Action

The world’s biggest poker site is stepping up their complaints against one of the most popular online hand tracking services. PokerStars has sent a cease and desist letter to ...  Read more...

Morten Christensen Wins WPT Vienna

A total of 396 people came to the World Poker Tour Vienna for a chance to take down the €3,500 Main Event championship, including many of the world’s top tournament players. But in the end, it ...  Read more...

Chip and A Chair at Everest Poker

If you are anything like me, it seems like my cash flow is always decreasing. Everest Poker must feel for people like us because they are now offering an awesome new promotion. The Chip and a ...  Read more...

Online Poker Becoming Popular Film Topic

Online poker has recently become a hot topic in the world of motion pictures, with one film about to be released and another with a cast of stars slated to reach theaters in 2013. Both of these ...  Read more...