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Stephen Graner Wins Euro 5,300 buy-in EPT Prague Main Event

Stephen Graner, 26-year-old Las Vegas poker pro, won the Euro 5,300 buy-in European Poker Tour Prague main event taking the largest win of his career, Euro 969 000. The Euro 5,368,950 prize pool set an EPT record. Among those at the final table were Anton Bertilsson and Simon Mattson of Sweden; Jonathan Wong from Britain; Germany’s Bjorn Wiesler and Fabio...

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Chinese Company Secures Exclusive Rights to WPT Trademark

bwin.party Digital Entertainment subsidiary WPT Enterprises has struck a deal Chinese gaming company, Ourgame International Holdings Limited, for exclusive rights to the WPT brand across several Asian countries. As a result of the agreement, Ourgame has exclusive rights to use the World Poker Tour (WPT) logo and trademark in Bhutan, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong,...

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New Study Allows Americans to Speak on Government Regulation of Poker

American online poker players have the opportunity to express their thoughts on government regulation via a University of Las Vegas study run by Professor Bradley S. Wimmer of the university's Lee Business School. In order to participate, US citizens must be at least 21 years old and complete an online questionnaire. The university invites you to take par...

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Equity Poker Reports DDoS Attacks

The most recent poker network to report Distributed Denial of Service attacks is Equity Poker joining Merge and Winning Poker networks. The network released a statement saying, "DDOS attacks at EPN have occurred intermittently across the past six weeks, causing some short-term disru...

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Intertops and Juicy Stakes Poker Clean up Nice and Players Benefit

Juicy Stakes and Intertops Poker have set out to give their players a brand new, more convenient experience. In honor of this exciting occasion, players will reap all the benefits. Each site will be granting gamers with a 50% reload bonus up to $100. Site improvements include a revamped lobby, which players can’t miss upon login. This means larger fonts and wi...

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Zynga Poker Launches Windows 8 Version

After a regional soft launch, Zynga Poker for Windows 8 is now available to a wider market excluding certain countries including the United States. Supported languages include Turkish, Italian, French, German, Simplified & Traditional Chinese, Portuguese, Japanese, Korean and Indonesian for game including Texas Hold’Em, Shootouts, SNG’s and Lucky Bonus Slots.

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Server Attack on Americas Cardroom Results in Postponing of Tournament

After several reports of Distributed Denial of Service attacks directed toward online gambling sites, Americas Cardroom postponed the Winning Millions Tournament due to an attack on its servers. The tournament was taken down Sunday after several interruptions and will now take place on February 22, 2015. Americas Cardroom made a statement regarding the canc...

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Poker Cheating Scandal Revolves Around Danish Poker Pro?

There was quite a bit of speculation over the weekend regarding who may have been involved in allegations of professional high stakes cheating with the use of Trojans placed on computers of opponents. Danish media reported that the Danish police economic crime unit was involved in the investigation of charges brought about by several online nosebleed players w...

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British Player Wins Eureka Prague High Roller Event

UK poker pro Louis Salter won the Euro 2,200 buy-in Eureka Prague High Roller event last weekend taking home Euro 124,560 following a seven-way chop. A total of 620 hopefuls dwindled down to a final table comprised of Dan Shak, Eugene Katchalov, Ben Pollak, Ari Engel, Owain Carey, Dmitry Ivanov and Michael Aron. Salter faced Dan Shak in the heads up....

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Three Winners Emerge from Prague Festival of Poker

Three champions of Eureka, EPT Super High Roller and Open Face Chinese events have emerged from the festival of poker in Prague. Hungarian pro Balazs Botond took down the Eureka Prague event which resulted in a three way chop between Ayman Zbib and Athanasios Xenodochidis. Those that made it to the final table included Botond from Hungary; Lebanese player A...

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Polito Wins Third WPTN Title

After four days, Laurent Polito of France, won the PMU .fr World Poker Tour National (WPTN) Paris title and Euro 140,000. Polito defeated a total of 682 players and knocked out Carlo Savinelli in the heads up becoming the first player to win three WPTN titles. Final table payouts: 1 Laurent Polito € 140,000 2 Carlo Sav...

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Jake Bazeley Wins WSOP Harrah’s Cherokee Main Event

Poker pro from Cincinnati, Jake Bazeley, won the WSOP Harrah’s Cherokee Main Event this week for his first WSOP win. Bazeley, 31, won $239,096, a Circuit gold ring and a place in the National Championship. He managed to dwindle down a field of 797 participants to face Chad DeBerry in the heads up for his slice of the $1,195,500 prize pool. Final table...

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PokerStars Publishes New Responsible Gambling Code

After deciding to offer players sports betting facilities and/or casino games, PokerStars has released its new responsible gambling code. Responsible gaming manager, Jeanne David, published the new code in a blog. "PokerStars has a long and proud history of integrating responsible gaming features into its software. The casino and sports betting offerings...

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Poker Pro Mercier Scores another Victory

Jason Mercier, a double WSOP bracelet winner, is the winner of the $100,000 buy-in World Poker Tour Alpha8 competition in St.Kitts. The latest win added $727,000 to his career earnings. The international poker pro bit 14 other entrants, who generated a prize pool of almost $1.5 million. The event in St.Kitts saw Mercier, Kathy Lehne and Tony Giglietti cash aft...

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Costa Rican Minister Outraged with a Ben Affleck Movie

A Ben Affleck movie called Runner Runner has deeply offended the Costa Rican government minister, who only recently became aware of its storyline. A Hollywood adventure based on the internet gambling industry, the storyline of the movie fallows a student poker player who travels to Costa Rica to confront an online gambling tycoon who he believes has swindled him....

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Aussie Poker Player Polias Awarded $340,000 over Facebook Posts

A poker player won $340,000 but not on a poker tournament. The money was in damages, awarded after suing four of his former friends for defamation following comments post...

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Mizrachi Starts a Bitcoin Online Poker Room

Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi, winner of multiple WSOP bracelets and a respected name in global poker circles, has revealed its recent plans to open a Bitcoin only poker site GetLuckyPoker.com. His new venture is due to launch early in 2015 and will offer a wide range of poker games. Mizrachi says that the site will have a few pros involved including his brothe...

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Prague to Host Three Major Live Tournament Poker Tours in December

Throughout December the beautiful Czech capital, Prague will be the scene of three separate major live tournament poker tours-the World Poker Tour, the European Poker Tour and Ongame's Grand Series of Poker. Around 70 competitions will host poker fans providing almost three weeks of action. The World Poker Tour kicks the festival off at the Corinthian on Decem...

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Local Scores an Impressive Win at BSOP

The Brazilian Series of Poker has seen a massive turnout during its main event, resulting in an impressive prize pool. With an entry field of 2,749 that is second only to the Grosvenor United Kingdom Poker Tour Goliath event, which pulled in 3,394, this is the second-largest poker event ever away from Las Vegas. Wilson Calixto is the winner of the seven day fi...

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Betfair’s New Jersey Online Poker Site Shuts Down

After the exit of Ultimate Gaming from the New Jersey online poker market, it seems that Betfair followed in their footsteps as the site was shut down as of December 1, 2014. Reportedly, the closure of Betfair’s online poker room was the result of poor performance with figures such as $0 in poker rake during October 2014, $1 in September 2014, and $50 over th...

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