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PokerStars Added to Hungarian Blacklist

Hungary's Gaming Supervision Department has taken action in including a number of PokerStars domains to its blacklist this week but has not included Amaya Gaming Group’s Full Tilt Casino at this point. Additional sites added to the Hungarian blacklist include allsport365.com, PokerStars and partypoker.com. This year’s amendmen...

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Colorado Business Owner Wins HPT Golden Gates Main Event

Nader Wahdan, a deli owner from Colorado, beat a field of 686 hopefuls to win the Heartland Poker Tour Golden Gates title and take home $226,891. “I love this place,” said Wahdan. “I don’t like playing anywhere else. It's an awesome tournament. The structure's beautiful. I love it." Wahdan faced Chad Leasure in the heads up but eventually sent him home...

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Full Tilt Casino Launches Evolution Live Dealer Games

Full Tilt Casino has launched Evolution Gaming’s Live Casino games with 50 uniformed dealers. Available games include three live Blackjack tables and one live Roulette table accessible on Windows and Macintosh operating systems plus iOS and Android mobile devices. Evolution’s generic Live Roulette, Black...

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Alexander Lakhov Wins WPT Cyprus

There were 404 registrants for the World Poker Tour Merit Classic tournament in Cyprus creating a $1,471,320 prize pool and Russian pro Alexander Lakhov took the top spot in his second WPT tournament. Nicolas Chouity and comprised Lakhov, Dmitry Gromov, Toby Lewis, Ori Miller and Igor Devkin were seated at the final table. Lakhaov faced off against Gromov...

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Men Charged in Korean Hacking Program Case

Korean authorities have stated that three men who attempted to buy hacking programs were charged this week. The men planned to sell the "Hacking Two" software, which is used to show the cards of players and further compromising data. The remote-controlled surveillance program is the alleged culprit in cyber attacks against Korean companies and government...

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PokerStars Reaches Out to Former NJ VIP Players

PokerStars has invited its former New Jersey PokerStars VIP players to attend two "Open House" discussions hosted by the operator. There will be two members of PokerStars management at the event to discuss any issues that former VIP players may have regarding the relaunch of PokerStars into the market since being acquired by the Amaya Gaming Group. The firs...

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Zynga Launches New Poker App and NFL Showdown

Popular social games developer Zynga has a new Zynga Poker app in store for iOS and Android mobile users. The app offers users the ability to alter their stakes and buy-ins and customized play. "In reimagining Zynga Poker, we set out to create the most authentic and immersive poker experience that mirrors the fun and excitement consumers have on real casi...

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Underground Poker to Air on Discovery Channel

A poker program called Underground Poker is to air on the Discovery channel on September 11th featuring pros Antonio Esfandiari and Phil Laak. This program will be the first in a series of gambling-themed shows in the All-in All-Night series. Watch as the two players make their way through New Orleans in search of underground poker games. New Orleans was se...

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Mansion Poker Pulling Out of UK Market

Mansion Poker will no longer be available to UK players as of September 15, 2014 as a result of the online gambling legislation going into effect. Players were sent the following notice: "Due to changing regulations regarding online gaming in the United Kingdom, we must inform you...

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Full Tilt Poker Claims No Longer Being Accepted

The ongoing payment saga with Full Tilt Poker has come to a close. Players and affiliates had a deadline of September 3, 2014 to submit their requests for outstanding payments to The Garden City Group, the company appointed by the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York. All requests will be reviewed and are no longer being accepted via th...

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Controversy Strikes A.N.Z.P.T. Main Event

The Australia New Zealand Poker Tour was plagued by controversy sparked during the main event when tournament officials began interrogating heads up finalists on suspicions of deal-making. The final table included Edison Nguyen, Corey Kempson, Dennis Huntly, Luke Spano, Wayde Rickhuss, Vincent Chua, Dylan Honeyman, Gabriel Messo and Cameron Bryce. Huntly...

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Software Upgrades for nj.partypoker.com

Bwin.Party has released a product making significant improvements to the player experience as it prepares for the first Garden State Super Series at New Jersey-regulated online poker site nj.partypoker.com. The GSSS kicks off on September 7th and will run through the 21st coinciding with the WPT Borgata Poker Open. A list of modifications will be made inc...

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UK Gambling Commission Suspends PokerCent License

The UK Gambling Commission has suspended Silverline Interactiv Technologies' (trading as PokerCent) license pending a review launched under section 116 of the 2005 UK Gambling Act. The PokerCent website indicates that suspension is due to a gaming certification. PokerCent plans to be back up and running by October 1, 2014.

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WPT Legends of Poker Event Won by Local Pro

The 12th edition of the World Poker Tour kicked off at The Bicycle Casino in California this week. A total of 593 hopefuls entered the Legends of Poker event with a $3,700 buy-in for a prize pool of $2,172,999. Some of the big names that participated were Phil Laak, Greg Mueller and Layne Flack; however they did not make the final table. Mike Eskandar...

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888 Pursues US Inter-State Poker

After revealing its plans to pursue a shared player pool with Nevada online poker operators, 888 Holdings announces its plans for inter-state gambling as well. The company has plans to lead a shared market between Delaware and Nevada...

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Blom and Hansen to Face Off on Full Tilt

Poker pros Viktor Blom from Sweden and Gus Hansen from Denmark will face off in a high stakes heads up on Sunday, September 14th. There will $50,000 up for grabs in a best of three competition with Hansen selecting Stud 8, Blom selecting No Limit 2-7 Triple Draw and the public will select game three on the Full Tilt blog. Full Tilt will be offering specia...

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Launch of PrivateTable.com Delayed

PrivateTable.com is to launch in California this week but has been delayed. The tribal group, Nation of Santa Ysabel, running the site did not disclose the reason for the delay but says that games will continue to be available for free play over the next week. PrivateTable will offer Texas Hold’e...

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PokerStars Announces New Charity Initiative

PokerStars and Rational Group head of corporate giving, Sue Hammett, announces a new charity initiative and rolls out a new VIP Store for charitable donations. "We want you to be able to give back when you want, not just when we ask you to help," Hammett said in a PokerStars blog. "You now have the option to turn your Frequent Player Points into charitable...

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Hold'em Manager and Poker Tracker Announce Merger

Hold'em Manager and Poker Tracker have announced a merger forming a new company called Max Value Software LLC. The companies have partnered to bring together talent, technology and assets. Hold’em Manager’s Jim Varnon said, "We believe that the merger of PokerTracker and Hold’em Manager into one unified company allows us to better represent our...

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Carbon Poker Announces Supersonic Sit 'n Go

Carbon Poker has rolled out its Supersonic Sit 'n Go product with claims that it’s the fastest available online. There are two variants of the product available including a four-max format with increased blinds every two minutes and a heads up version with increased blinds every minute which also starts out with more chips.

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