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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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Newsweek Online Poker Article Attracts Industry Attention

An article was recently published in Newsweek entitled “How Washington Opened the Floodgates to Online Poker, Dealing Parents a Bad Hand” has stirred up quite a response and reactions to it have readers noting the inaccuracies and biased opinion of the author, Leah McGrath Goodman...

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PKR Poker Launches New App

British firm PKR has released a new 2D mobile app giving users access to tournaments, sit n goes and cash games plus a new live tournament streaming from France. The initial launch is available only on the iOS platform but the company says that an Android version is in the works. The live tournament will run from October 23-26th at the Casino Barriere de...

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Zhenru Xie Wins Main Event at PokerStars Macau Poker Cup 21

Zhenru Xie of China came out on top among a field of 808 Wednesday winning the title of the PokerStars Macau Poker Cup 21 live main event. In total, 108 cashed from the HK$ 7,837,600 prize pool. Xie won $216,000 as the first place winner and also received a Slyde Titanium watch and the Red Dragon trophy. Final table payouts: Zhenru Xie China HK$1,667,000...

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Poker Players Alliance Exec Says Federal Regulation is Unlikely

John Pappas, executive director of the Poker Players Alliance, wrote for Yogonet revealing his thoughts that federal legalization of online poker in America is probably not in the cards and state legislation is the answer. “Fractured by ongoing partisanship and the typical stagnation of an election year, the United States Congresstoday can be best defined by i...

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PokerStars Releases a Behind the Scenes Look at Headquarters

Get an inside glimpse of the PokerStars Isle of Man headquarters with a new video tour showing viewers the process of handling customer and technology-related issues. The video also includes a statement encouraging punters to take advantage of the chance to see details on the future of the company, the safekeeping of their money, security and information on th...

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California PokerStars Alliance Releases Statement Regarding Online Poker

PokerStars, the Morongo Tribe and the LA Card Rooms are not discouraged by the decision of California politicians Lou Correa and Reggie Jones-Sawyer to pull their intrastate online poker legalization bills at committee stage. In a statement, Morongo tribal chairman Robert Martin, said, “We have been working on this issue for five years now and while we were o...

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BetVictor Coach Consecutive Winnings Lead to Jackpot Increase

Congratulations are in order for BetVictor Poker coach, Marbella Slim. He has just obtained his fifth ‘Crush The Coach’ HU match. Simultaneously, to the delight of many gamers, he has also increased the CTC Progressive Prize to $1,500. For every event Slim wins, the $250 prize is added to the prize for the following week. The coach has now accumulate five wins...

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PokerStars Launches in Bulgarian Market

After being approved for Bulgarian licensing in February, PokerStars has finally launched in the market with PokerStars 7 software available in the beta testing phase. Rational Group communications chief Eric Hollreiser, said, “PokerStars strives to be first-in-market when online poker licenses are made available and we’re proud to be the first locally license...

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PokerStars’ WCOOP Schedule Announced

The schedule for the 2014 World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) has been announced and will include 66 events with a guaranteed prize pool exceeding $40 million. The event kicks off on September 7, 2014 and will run through September 28, 2014 with a $109 buy-in NLHE event and two $215 buy-in no-limit hold’em events including a Sunday Million special tourn...

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Everleaf Poker Payouts to be the Focus at ICE 2015

The Malta regulator Lotteries and Gaming Authority has failed to maintain segregation between player funds and operational costs and player activists will ensure that the issue is at the top of the list at the International Casino Expo next year. Players have taken the issues with the LGA’s lack of action regarding the Everleaf Poker situation and its effects...

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Not Enough Time to Vote on California Online Poker Bill

Sen. Lou Correa pulled his online poker bill due to a lack of time to work out the details involving cardrooms and tribal interests postponing the issue of legalized online poker in California for the fifth year. According to the LA Times, Correa said that there was not enough time to implement changes with the legislative season ending August 31st. “Inter...

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Expansive Quarter for InstaDeal

Stefan Olsson, chief executive officer of InstaDeal, says that last quarter was "most expansive" for the company with five new turnkey sites and the launch of bespoke development projects. The InstaDeal Turnkey platform has been expanded to now support a new poker network and direct banking payment pro...

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Paul Telford to Resign from Rational Group

Rational Group's general counsel and executive Paul Telford is to make an exit once Amaya Gaming Group completes the acquisition deal. Telford noted the difficulties...

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Good Week for German Player at Full Tilt Nose Bleed Tables

German player high stakes player, "Trueteller", has performed well at the 2-7 Triple Draw ($1k/$2k and $1.5k/$3k) nosebleed tables on Full Tilt, launching him into the top spot for the week on $970,000. His profit of nearly $2 million comes from Julius "Kagome, Kagome" Fleischer, Viktor "Isildur1" Blom and Phil "OMGClayAiken" Galfond. The High Stakes Data...

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Full Tilt Online Poker Series in Progress

The 26th edition of the Full Tilt Online Poker Series kicked off on Sunday and will run through August 17, 2014 with a total of 31 events generating $4.5 million in guaranteed prizes. Participants will be playing for a chance to win a gold FTOPS jersey and avatar representing their success. The winner will be awarded a four-month Black Card Pro sponsorship con...

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180Vita Re-Launches PokerVIP

180Vita has added support in multiple languages plus new content and re-launched its PokerVIP site. The initial launch of PokerVIP in 2008 was in English only and is now known as the first poker instructional site available in both Russian and Serbian. The entire version will also support Spanish, Portuguese, Thai and Chinese. Educate yourself on poker with t...

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Bright Future for Amaya

Amaya Gaming received shareholder approval for the acquisition of the Oldford-Rational group and its online poker subsidiaries PokerStars and Full Tilt but this is just the beginning of the company’s international future. The takeover makes Amaya the largest online gambling group especially after such acquisitions as Chartwell Technology, Cryptologic, Cadilla...

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