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Black Friday One Year Later

Black Friday One Year Later

April 14, 2012  /   Mario Alfonsi

On April 15, 2011, the poker world was sent into a state of panic when it was announced that the United States government was pursuing legal action against PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker and ...  Read more...

Utah Anti-Poker Letter to Congress

There have been a variety of reactions to the idea of regulating online poker in the United States. Some representatives have come out strongly in favor of regulating it at the federal level, ...  Read more...

Israeli Police Can’t Block Poker Sites

An Israeli court has ruled that police cannot order an internet service provider to block access to foreign online gambling sites such as online poker sites and online casinos. This ruling came ...  Read more...

High Stakes at Manila Millions

Around the world, tournament buy-ins keep getting bigger and bigger. At many major tournaments, there are now high roller events that regularly see buy-ins of $100,000 or more. Next year’s World ...  Read more...

Phil Ivey on PokerStars as RaiseOnce

For several years now, observers have wondered about the identity of the high-stakes player named RaiseOnce, who has been playing in the biggest games on the PokerStars network ever since 2009. ...  Read more...

Manitoba May Soon Offer Online Poker

Very recently, Manitoba announced that they plan to institute an online gaming site that could be ready as early as next year. In addition to online poker, the government of Manitoba also plans ...  Read more...

UFC Georges St-Pierre Joins 888 Poker

If 888 Poker was looking to add a little more punch to their collection of poker playing celebrities, they hardly could have made a better choice. The company has announced the signing of UFC ...  Read more...

Epic Poker League Bankruptcy and Debt

One of the major questions surrounding the Epic Poker League when it was first formed was simply a matter of numbers. How would a league that charged no entry fee for its tournaments and actually ...  Read more...

$M WSOP Event to Offer $65 Satellites

While the Big One for One Drop – the $1 million buy-in World Series of Poker tournament scheduled to be held this summer – may sound exciting, it’s not something most poker players can afford to ...  Read more...

New Jersey Online Poker Bill

For those hoping to see at least some of the stateside market to return to the world of online poker, there’s a little good news. A New Jersey online poker bill passed a Senate Committee by an ...  Read more...

For months, players from around the world who have money sitting in Full Tilt Poker accounts have been waiting for signs that the site might resume operating – either on its own, somehow, or more ...  Read more...

Poker Nordica Closing Down

Poker Nordica Closing Down

April 3, 2012  /   Mario Alfonsi

Poker Nordica, one of the larger rooms on the Merge Poker Network, has officially closed its doors. The site ceased operations on April 1, 2012, giving players another month to withdraw funds or ...  Read more...

Bodog Signs Jay Tan

Bodog Signs Jay Tan

April 2, 2012  /   Mario Alfonsi

Bodog Poker announced today that they have signed Jay Tan as the latest member of Team Bodog. Tan, a talented poker player who can speak English, Mandarin and Cantonese, will help promote the ...  Read more...

Jannick Wrang Victorious in Campione

At the beginning of the final table, it was two big name pros who had taken over the lead at the European Poker Tour Campione. But in the end, it was the lesser known Jannick Wrang who took home ...  Read more...

Big Names Head EPT Final Table

24 players entered Day 4 of the European Poker Tour Campione Main Event, and it took just over five hours to eliminate 16 of them and reach a final table. In the end, it was Fabrice Soulier who ...  Read more...

Premier League V Groups Set

Premier League V Groups Set

March 31, 2012  /   Mario Alfonsi

The anticipation for the Premier League Group V is building, and very recently the two separate groups have been announced. There will be 16 total players in the $125,000 buy-in event and they ...  Read more...

Jannick Wrang Tops Final 24 at EPT

Day 3 of the European Poker Tour Campione Main Event saw the field of 99 players play down to the last 24 contenders, breaking the money bubble in the process. In the end, it was Danish ...  Read more...

Roy Bhasin joinsTeam PokerStars

While Team PokerStars Online has quite a few players on it, there has up to this point never been a player from Australia, until now. Roy Bhasin, who hails from Sydney, was chosen over a few ...  Read more...

EPT Campione Day 2 99 Remain

Day 2 of the European Poker Tour Campione Main Event saw 325 players return to the tables for six levels of play. At the end of the session, only 99 players were still alive in the hunt for an ...  Read more...

Black Diamond Poker Open Going Strong

The Black Diamond Poker Open, happening currently on Bovada, has been a huge success up to this point. There are a total of 52 events in this tournament series and everything wraps up with the ...  Read more...

Day 1B Boosts EPT Campione Field

While Day 1A at the European Poker Tour Campione Main Event was a day featuring a small field of Italian players and the occasional foreign pro, Day 1B saw a much larger turnout, as 392 players ...  Read more...

Poker Maximus A Look Back

Poker Maximus A Look Back

March 28, 2012  /   Mario Alfonsi

Poker Maximus was a huge string of events being held primarily on Lock Poker, but also across all Merge Gaming Network poker skins. The tournament series very recently finished up and with total ...  Read more...

European Poker Tour Moves to Italy

The European Poker Tour Campione began Monday, as 178 players came out to the Casino di Campione in order to take part in Day 1A of the event. At the end of the day, it was Italian Davide ...  Read more...

Local Talent Dominates LAPT Chile

Aliro Diaz battled past a field of 651 players to take down the Latin American Poker Tour Chile Main Event. Diaz, who hails from Chile, was one of three countrymen who finished in the top 4 spots ...  Read more...

PokerStars Announces SCOOP Schedule

PokerStars has released a preliminary schedule for the Spring Championship of Online Poker, giving players some insight into what they can expect in one of the two largest tournament series in ...  Read more...

Poker Open by Manitoba Lotteries

Last year was the inaugural Poker Open and with almost 1000 entrants, the event was a huge success. In fact, the prizepool of over $470,000 last year is expected to be shattered this year. This ...  Read more...

888 Super Stack Series in Canada

888’s live tournament series, “Super Stack” has recently announced that the Playground Poker Club in downtown Montreal will be the newest addition to the list of stops. The Super Stack Tournament ...  Read more...

50% Off $200k Sunday Blast

50% Off $200k Sunday Blast

March 23, 2012  /   Mario Alfonsi

William Hill is all about pleasing their customers and it is never as evident as now. If you want to experience all that the site has to offer you probably want to play in the site’s marquis ...  Read more...

Bodog Leaves Spain

Bodog Leaves Spain

March 23, 2012  /   Mario Alfonsi

Most people do not realize it but by the time June comes the only online poker being played in Spain will be regulated by the government. This is not necessarily a bad thing because many of the ...  Read more...

iSeriesLIVE Live Poker Betting

Several of the world’s top poker players are lined up to participate in iSeriesLIVE, a poker series that will give fans of the game (and other gamblers) the opportunity to bet on the results of ...  Read more...