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Jackpot Digital Acquires PokerTek Assets

Jackpot Digital (formerly known as Las Vegas from Home Entertainment Inc.) announced the acquisition of Multimedia Games’ PokerTek assets for a $5.4 million cash consideration of which $2.25 million will be paid upon closing. The remainder will be payable through an earn-out formula, which could boost the consideration to $7.5 million. PokerTek games are d...

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WSOP Main Event Kicks Off

Following 67 events in nearly two months, the World Series of Poker Main Event started on Sunday July 5th in Las Vegas. A total of 10 days have been dedicated to Event 68 on the WSOP schedule, which will run through July 14th. Once the final nine are decided, the action will pause and reconvene in November to determine the winner. Last year’s main event att...

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Brian Rast Takes $7.52M at the Aria

American poker pro Brian Rast won the first $500,000 buy-in Super High Roller Bowl at the Aria. The 43 participants generated a $21.5 million prize pool, of which Rast took $7.52 million as the first place winner. Rast entered the heads up with fellow American poker...

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California’s Andrew Barber Successful in WSOP $10,000 buy-in H.O.R.S.E. Championship

The $10,000 buy-in H.O.R.S.E. Championship event at the World Series of Poker attracted 204 international poker players including Daniel Negreanu, Joe Hachem, Brandon Shack-Harris, Barry Greenstein, Scotty Nguyen, and Matt Glantz all playing for a piece of the $1.9 million prize poo...

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German Student Victorious in WSOP $1,111 buy-in Little One for Big Drop

24-year-old German student and part time poker player Paul Hofer took down a field of 4,554 participants in the $1,111 buy-in Little One for Big Drop event at the World Series of Poker on Friday. This was the first time Hofer attended WSOP and he had cashed on three previous event before winning $645,969 of the $4.09 million prize pool and his first bracelet....

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Lawyer Turned Poker Pro Wins WSOP Event 60

33-year-old poker pro Anthony Zinno, previously a Boston lawyer, has been successful at the World Series of Poker, most recently winning Event 60 - a $25,000 buy-in High Roller Pot...

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Japanese Amateur Wins WSOP $1,000 buy-in NHLE Event

Takahiro Nakai, a 36-year-old amateur poker player from Osaka, Japan, won his first World Series of Poker bracelet and $399,039 after making it to a WSOP final table for the first time in the $1,000 buy-in NHLE event. Nakai often plays poker online where he has developed his skills, which has left him as the last man standing in a field of 2,496 participants w...

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Aria Super High Roller Takes Attention of Off WSOP

Some of the world’s top poker players are taking part in the Aria Super High Roller Cash Game, a $250,000 buy-in, invitation only competition. The high roller event comes with blinds of $400/$800 and a $200 ante. Live streaming of the competition will run for two more days from 2pm and 2am P...

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Jonathan Duhamel Wins One Drop High Roller Event

Jonathan Duhamel, winner of the 2010 World Series of Poker Main Event, has won event 58, the $111,111 buy-in One Drop High Roller, this year. Some of the biggest names in poker also took part including Phil Hellmuth (who finished sixth), Dan Colman (3rd), internet high stakes ace Ben Sulsky (4th), Andrew Lichtenberger (9th...

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Danish Poker Pro Scores First WSOP Gold Bracelet

Alexander Petersen, a 31-year-old Danish online poker pro, took down a field of 387 to score his first World Series of Poker gold bracelet, top prize of $927,655 and the 2015 $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha World Championship Title. Petersen faced Jason Mercier in the heads-up and said, “Coming to Las Vegas was always a break for me, away from playing. This is first e...

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One Drop High Roller Charity Event in Progress

High profile players in the international poker circuit took their seats on Sunday in the second edition of the World Series of Poker High Roller for One Drop. The high roller event came with a huge buy-in of $111,111 and attracted the best of the best in the world. This year there were 135 participants, which is smaller than the last edition in 2013 that s...

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Complete Poker Achievements and Win Casino Rounds

Following its recent acquisition of Ongame Poker Network, NYX Gaming has introduced a new system that awards free casino rounds in the real time poker achievements technology Instant Rewards. Players now receive the prize of casino free rounds upon the completion of a poker challenge. The rewards scheme follows the integration of NYX OGS casino within the NYX...

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Accusations Hurled at Poker Pro Brian Hastings

A number of players claim that poker pro Brian Hastings has been using another player’s account and a virtual private network in violation of PokerStars rules. Hastings is accused of using high stakes Pokertar...

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Seals With Clubs Operator Enter Guilty Plea in Nevada Court

A Las Vegas court heard Seals With Clubs operator, Bryan Micon plead guilty to charges of running the illegal online gambling website on Thursday. Micon returned to the United States in an attempt to clear his name after he and his family moved to Antigua following a raid by Nevada Gaming Control Commission of his home in Las Vegas. The plea bargain will se...

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WSOP Event 42 Runs Into Overtime

WSOP event 42, the first $1,500 buy-in Extended Play NLHE event, came to a close on Wednesday following the extension of the competition an additional day. The event saw 1,914 entrants including top players including Barney Boatman, Antonio Esfandiari, Lisa Hamilton, Blaire Hinkle, Todd Witteles, Ryan Welch, Jonathan Little and Andre Akkari with only Boatman a...

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Oklahoma Amateur Player Wins WSOP Seniors NLHE Championship

World Series of Poker Event 40, a $1,000 buy-in Seniors NLHE Championship, saw 50-year-old amateur player Travis Baker take top prize of $613,466 and his first winner’s bracelet. Baker is a construction company manager from Oklahoma and took down a field of 4,193 entrants, which generated a prize pool of $3.77 million. The final table lasted 124 hands wit...

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Super High Roller Celebrity Shootout Kicks Off June 27th

Celebrities Hank Azaria, Don Cheadle, Brad Garrett, Norm Macdonald and Kevin Pollak will take part in the Super High Roller Celebrity Shootout, which will take place on June 27th and 28th at the Aria Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. The stars will face poker pros...

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The Italian Pirate Scores 4th WSOP Bracelet

Salute Max "The Italian Pirate" Pescatori, won his 4th World Series of Poker bracelet in the $10,000 buy-in Seven Card Stud High Low World Championship. Pescatori said, "I believed I could do it because Stud is my best game. Coming in to this series I thought that event 41 would be my best chance at winning another bracelet." Pescatori faced high profile pl...

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Brazilian Player Wins $546,843 in WSOP $3,000 buy-in NLHE Competition

On the final day of WSOP Event 38 a crowd formed to cheer on Brazilian poker pro Thiago Nishijima as he won the $3,000 buy-in NLHE competition for $546,843 and his first winner’s bracelet. Nishijima took on Greek pro Sotirios Koutoupas in the heads up leaving him in second place with $338,414. There were 989 players registered for this event, which generate...

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Bwin.Party to Sell World Poker Tour Franchise to Ourgame

The news broke over the weekend that Bwin.Party Digital Entertainment intends to sell its World Poker Tour franchise to former WPT licensee Ourgame International Holdings in a $35 million cash deal. Ourgame headquarters are in Hong Kong and has been a WPT licensee in China for three years. Ourgame CEO Frank Ng referred to the World Poker Tour as one of wor...

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