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PokerFest Preview from PartyPoker

PartyPoker previewed its Pokerfest series, which will kick off March 29th and go through April 12th. There will be 77 online tournament events with more than $2.4 million in guaranteed prize pools up for grabs. There will be three buy-in levels, starting as low as $5, to $10 and $50 and higher levels from $100 and over. Some events will have juicier prizes...

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NYX Introduces Real Time Poker Rewards to Italian Market via Ongame

After acquiring the Ongame Poker Network (Ongame), NYX Gaming Group introduced real time poker rewards for the Italian market across desktop and mobile platforms. The scheme, known as Instant Rewards, is an achievements system where players earn rewards based on action at the tables. "We have taken the excitement of poker one lever further and added pers...

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Sky Poker UK Poker Championship a Success with 813 Entries

This week’s Sky Poker UK Poker Championship at the Dusk Til Dawn facility in Nottingham has been declared a success after a generous million pound guarantee boost to the prize pool made by the DTD owner Rob Yong. The GBP 1,100 buy-in championship has seen 813 entrants with Brit pro Fraser Bellamy from Sheffield besting the large entry field, making it to the fina...

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Pokerstars to Boost Twitch’s Poker Streaming

Pokerstars continues to look for new ways to expand its options as well as offer for its customers, lately they’ve launched a Live Casino, partnering up with Evolution Gaming and the latest news is that they are interested in using the Twitch, live streaming broadcast technology, to broadcast some o...

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Pokerstars Launches a Live Casino through Evolution Gaming

Evolution Gaming, the world leader in video-streamed Live Dealer gaming, has launched a dedicated Live Casino environment for the online poker giant Pokerstars, streamed from its Riga studios. This partnership will help Pokerstars expand its influence, launching live str...

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Bitcoin Casino Closes Up Shop - Update

Seal With Clubs.com announced it was shutting down with a promise that Bryan Micon would be launching a new site from Antigua. The new bitcoin focused poker site, SwCPoker.eu, went live this weekend and some have already indicated that its an improvement compared to its predecessor with a larger selection of poker games including Dealer's Choice, Badacey and...

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Poker Players Alliance Launches “All In For Liberty” Petition

American online poker fans have been given the opportunity to speak their mind against Sheldon Adelson and the campaigns to federally ban online gambling. The Poker Players Alliance has introduced a petition where US players can express their disapproval for a ban. The petition is avai...

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Raphael Wimmer Victorious in Eureka Rozvadov Main Event

Austrian poker pro Raphael Wimmer won the Euro 1,100 buy-in Eureka Rozvadov Main Event over the weekend taking first prize of Euro 99,685 after a five-way chop at the final table. There were a total of 664 entrants in the event, which generated a Euro 644,080 prize pool. The final table was comprised of Dutch pro Ruben Pleijster, Marek Blasko and Branislav...

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NetEnt Games Go Live on Full Tilt

Net Entertainment made a deal with Rational Group, owner of Full Tilt and PokerStars in April 2014 to provide online casino games and services to Full Tilt. After the deal was made Rational Group was acquir...

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Nevada and Delaware Shared Players Pools Imminent

Nevada and Delaware contracted to share player pools last year but this has not yet went into effect. According to the Las Vegas Review Journal, we may see them make a move soon. During an interview with Nevada governor Brian Sandoval, he revealed that player pools could become shared within the next four to six weeks. Technical issues have delayed plans b...

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New Yorker Doing Well in the Poker Tournament Circuit

29-year-old poker pro, Jose Montes of New York, won $352,669 in the World Series of Poker Circuit Main Event at Choctaw Durant in January where he took down a field of 1,363 and celebrates yet another big win this week. The win came after he bested a field of 761 entrants in the $1,650 buy-in Heartland Poker Tour Golden Gates tournament to take the top spot an...

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Fifth Annual British Poker Awards Hosted at Hippodrome Casino

On the evening of February 23, 2015, the poker industry will honor the best of the best during the Fifth Annual British Poker Awards to be held in London at Hippodrome Casino. The event was organized by Bluff Europe and sponsor...

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Grand Prix Million Scheduled for May

Party Poker has partnered with Nottingham-based poker room Dusk Til Dawn to introduce a new million dollar poker event with a $120 buy-in. The Grand Prix Million will take place from May 15-25, 2015 in Nottingham, England. With such a low buy-in there will likely be many entrants and to handle this, there will be 9 entry flights allowing players to enter o...

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Another Online Poker Bill Introduced in California

A third online poker bill has been introduced in California by two influential state politicians, State Sen. Isadore Hall and Assemblyman Adam Gray. This bill joins the other bills introduced by House by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (AB9) and Reggie Jones Sawyer (AB167). The Pokerstars, Morongo, San Manuel and Californian Card Rooms coalition issued a public st...

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2015 Paf Poker Challenge to Take Place in May

One of Europe’s best tournaments is right around the corner. It has just been announced that the 11th Paf Poker Challenge (PPC) will take place in May, from the 14th to the 17th. Having been taking place annually for the last ten years, the PPC has established quite a reputation among the gaming community. A number of players return to the event each year to enjo...

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Darryll Fish Wins WSOP Palm Beach Kennel Club Main Event

Darryll Fish of Florida defeated a field of 537 in the 2015 World Series of Poker Circuit Palm Beach Kennel Club $1,675 buy-in no-limit hold’em main event. This is Fish’s first WSOP curcuit win and he walked away with a share of $173,189 of the $805,500 prize pool. Final Table Payouts: 1 Darryll Fish $173,189 2 Diosdado Icawat $107,075 3 Nancy...

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Manchester United FC and KamaGames Launch Social Poker

As a result of the partnership between Manchester United FC and KamaGames last month, the two have introduced a new social poker product. Manchester United Social Poker will be followed by a series of social casino games such as...

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Brian Altman Wins WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open

The World Poker Tour Lucky Hearts Poker Open finale drew in 1,027 participants and a huge prize pool exceeding $3.2 million, which went mainly to winner 26-year-old Brian Altman of Massachusetts. The field dwindled down to a final table comprised of Altman, Mark Dube, Kelly Minkin, Greg Rosen, Sanjay Gehi and Jon Graham. Each member of the final table receive...

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EPT Deauville Winners

Bulgarian poker player, Ognyan Dimov won the EPT11 Deauville, €5,000 NL Hold 'em Main Event after a heads-up against Dany Parlafes. "I hoped and hoped it would happen," Dimov said. "I can't explain. I'm super happy. I can't believe it's really happened. I'm really excited." Dimov won a total of Euro 543,700 and his first European EPT title. Payouts:...

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Erick Lindgren Sued by Rational Group

Last week, Nevada District Court received a lawsuit from Rational FT Enterprises Limited (Rational), represented by Craig Denney of Snell & Wilmer law firm opposed formerly sponsored Full Tilt poker pro Erick Lindgren. Allegedly Lindgren owes the company an amazing amount of $2 million which were falsely deposited to his account in 2011 also with a loan consi...

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