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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...

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...