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Ultimate Gaming Closing its Nevada Online Operation

Nevada based Ultimate Gaming offered a free version of Windows 7 and VMFusion virtualization software when it launched 19 months ago but the company is going under. "As has been the case in other jurisdictions, online poker revenues in Nevada have fallen far short of original projections,” Tom Breitling, chairman of Ultimate Gaming, said. "Moreover, the state-...

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American Player Wins WPT Tournament in South Africa

American pro poker player Dylan Wilkerson won $147,000 in the World Poker Tour Emperors Palace Poker Classic in Johannesburg, South Africa. During the three day tournament, Wilkerson managed to out play 165 entrants making it to the final day among 16 other players. In the end it was down to Wilkerson and Richard Barnard. Wilkerson sent Barnard home in se...

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Poker Princess Movie in the Works

Screen writer Aaron Sorkin has announced that he will bring the story of poker princess Molly Bloom in her book "Molly's Game" to life on the big screen. Sorkin is also known for the script for The Social Network, a story of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. The Mark Gordon Company has rights to the book and Gordon himself will produce the film. Bloom...

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Martin Jacobson Wins 2014 WSOP Main Event

Within a couple of hours into day 2 of the World Series of Poker main event final table, Dutch player Jorryt Van Hoof’s stack significantly shrunk. He started the day against Martin Jacobson of Sweden and Felix Stephensen of Norway but Stephensen knocked him into the third position very early on. Things took a turn as Jorryt Van Hoof was eventually knocke...

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Former Bodog Exec to Enter Californian Online Poker Market

Jonas Odman, former Bodog and Ongame online poker executive, intends to move forward with entry into the future legalized Californian online poker market with Brown Marlin Gaming Technologies. Brown Marlin reportedly will expand Odman's anonymous table idea meant to protect recreational players from predatory grinders. "The new Brown Marlin poker software p...

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Ivey Poker to Re-launch in 2015

Shortly after the announcement that Phil Ivey's branded website was to close, it is being reported that news that it will be back in 2015 with a new look launched by entrepreneur and former CEO of Victory Poker, Dan Fleyshman. Fleyshman made a Facebook comment regarding his involvement with the site which broke the news which wasn’t to be released publicly un...

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PokerStars Version 7 Out of Beta Testing

PokerStars has released its version 7 in full after the completion of beta testing making it available for download and upgrade. Players on the .com and .eu platforms will be automatically upgraded but if you prefer PokerStars 6, players can go back to this version by making a change their ‘Settings’. Players had the option to upgrade to PokerStars 7 since...

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Unibet Announced as Headline Sponsor of British Poker Awards

Unibet has been announced as the headline sponsor of the 2014 British Poker Awards. "We're genuinely delighted to have the chance to sponsor the British Poker Awards - the UK is our fastest growing market and being a London-based company, it's a great opportunity for Unibet to get more involved in UK poker," said Martin Stalros, Unibet Head of Poker. "The...

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2014 World Series of Poker Main Event Winner Determined November 10th

The November Nine will continue in Las Vegas next week to determine the winner of the $10,000 buy-in, multi-million dollar 2014 World Series of Poker main event. The final table will feature nine players from a group of 6,683 hopefuls in the Penn & Teller Theater at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino on November 10th. Jorryt van Hoof, of the Netherlands, is...

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Full Tilt Finds Success with Rush Poker

Full Tilt entered the online poker scene in 2004 and after recently dropping the “Poker” from its name, it has brought forth a wickedly fast poker app with exciting graphics, new innovations and good overall functionality. The Rush Poker app is available for a varie...

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Phil Ivey Closes His Coaching and Social Website

After losing his case against a major UK land casino due to his edge-sorting ways, Phil Ivey now has to close his Phil Ivey Poker.com coaching and social website after just one year. The closure is believed to be the result of a lack of business support from the players. Ivey is now interested in a marketing deal with the Californian Palatribe which also...

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Winamax Debuts Incognito Tables

French online poker brand Winamax, finally rolled out anonymous tables since receiving positive feedback from players since its introduction approximately three years ago. Winamax has titled its version Incognito Tables, popular among recreational players. The identity of players at the table is hidden and the chat function is also disabled for additional pri...

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Changes in the EU Online Gambling Regulations Strongly Affect Poker Market

European poker market is getting tougher- is what we can conclude from an interview conducted by Pokerfuse. This poker information site’s last week’s interview with 888 chief executive officer Brian Mattingley was worrisome yet optimistic. Mr. Mattingley shared his thoughts on the industry in light of recent changes on the regulatory scene and the impact of the e...

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Pokerstars to Introduce a Margin on Foreign Currency

This week poker forums were on fire, the uproar was provoked by Pokerstars announcement. This well-known online casino intends to introduce a small margin on foreign currency deposits and withdrawals. Many of the player’s opinions were negative to say the least. The introduced margin refers to deposits and withdrawals where a financial transaction is conduct...

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Pokerstars Announces its Ninth MicroMillions Tourney

Pokerstars releases details on the ninth edition of its popular MicroMillions online tourney! Players can join for a buy-in ranging from $0.11 up to the $22 No Limit Hold’em Main Event, which has a $1 million guarantee and takes place on 16th of November. This time MicroMillions features 100 events and $5 million guaranteed prize pool! In addition to tournamen...

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The Alleged Poker Fraudster Dramatically Changes His Plea

In a dramatic turn of events, Daren Woods changes his plea. This alleged poker fraudster is facing trial in Sheffield, England on charges of 13 fraud offences, which allegedly took place between January 2007 and January 2012. Twenty-nine-year-old Woods initially pleaded not guilty but, part way through the trial, he changed his pleas to guilty on nine of the thir...

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Europoker Finally Communicates with Players

Europoker, a former French Ongame skin, ceased operations in September but failed to provide any information to players regarding the decision and leaving them unable to access their accounts. The operator, EP Media, has finally reached out to players notifying them that court proceedings - likely bankruptcy – are in process but have been pushed back until Oc...

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Big Weekend in Poker Tournaments

This weekend has seen a few poker tournament competitions come to a close leaving some big winners. The European Poker Tour main event wrapped up at the Grand Connaught Rooms with German player Sebastian Pauli dominating the last two days. The final table included Kevin MacPhee (USA), Kevin Killeen (Ireland), Artur Koren (Germ...

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Intertops Poker and Juicy Stakes Poker offer Players Chance to Participate in Borgata’s $1 million Guaranteed Poker Tournament

Intertops Poker and Juicy Stakes Poker have come together to give their players an opportunity to travel to Atlantic City, New Jersey just in time to play in Borgata’s $1 million Guaranteed Poker Tournament, which officially begins on November 16th. Players at each casino, if lucky enough, can snag a package worth $4,200 to cover the trip, which includes a fi...

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Paddy Power to Host its First English Poker Tournament

Paddy Power plc will be hosting its first poker tournament in England with an Alice in Wonderland themed festival held at the Manchester235 land casino. The Madchester Poker Open will be a three day event scheduled for 21st – 23rd November and comes with a GBP 550 buy-in and a GBP 100,000 prize pool. Beer company Carlsberg will sponsor the festival includ...

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