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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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Brett Angell Wins UKIPT Final

The United Kingdom and Ireland Poker Tour (UKIPT) Season 4 final began five days ago with 1,089 entrants but only one could win and that man was British IT worker and amateur poker player Brett Angell. Angell has been a fixture at UKIPT tournaments for a few years but this was his year to take home the first prize of GBP 115,083. Angell faced Swiss player...

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MGM Resorts Pushes Online Poker in New York

MGM Resorts International has taken to social media in its campaign for legalized online poker in New York according to the New York Times. "MGM, which reported nearly $10 billion in sales and revenue last year, has no casino in New York and is not among the companies vying for one of the four casino licenses the state is preparing to grant. But MGM has made...

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PokerStars Launches Advert to Promote Spin and Go Tournaments

PokerStars has launched a standalone ad themed after Grand Theft Auto. PokerStars marketer are making the most of the Grand Theft Auto game using it to promote its new Spin and Go tournaments. The ad shows reckless driving while all are fixed on the tournaments on their mobiles. PokerStars ad available here: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x27ko3s_gt...

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WSOP APAC Events 6, 7 and 8 Come to a Close

This week saw the close of Events 6, 7 and 8 of the World Series of Poker Asia Pacific at the Crown Melborne in Australia. In Event 6: $1,650 buy-in 8-Game Dealer’s Choice, Rory Young, of Australia, defeated Sam Khouiss taking the first place prize of $42,720 and his first WSOP gold bracelet. “I’m feeling pretty happy right now!” Young said. “I mean, I’m...

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Ivey Faces British High Court in Crockfords Club Case (Update)

Poker pro Phil Ivey lost the case against Genting UK’s Crockfords Club on Wednesday. Crockfords withheld GBP 7.7 million in winnings from Ivey won...

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Ongame Pulls Out of Grey Markets

Amaya Gaming Group’s Ongame Poker Network has followed in the footsteps of PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker by withdrawing from 30 grey market regions this week. Ongame skins Betsson, Poker Heaven, PAF, RedKings

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Brabin Wins First WSOP Bracelet

The Aussies dominated at the 2014 World Series of Poker Asia Pacific Event 1: $1,100 No Limit Hold’em Accumulator with all final table players being from Australia but it was Luke Brabin, 34, who won his first WSOP bracelet and $131,365. “Winning a bracelet was absolutely an ultimate goal of mine in poker,” Brabin said. “The World Series of Poker is just the p...

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Ivey Faces British High Court in Crockfords Club Case

Phil Ivey defends his career as he faces a British High Court to recover GBP 7 million from UK casino Crockfords Club. Ivey admits to using an edge-sorting technique while playing Punto Banco but maintains that the strategy is legal. "I am highly successful in my job as a poker player and professional gambler and I would never do anything to risk my reputat...

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Caribbean Poker Tour Satellite Winners St Maartens-Bound for Main Event

The winners have officially been announced for the Caribbean Poker Tour satellites and the next step is paradise. The tour, hosted by Juicy Stakes Poker and Intertops Poker, produced two winners: Chris P aka ‘Grandma Mary’ and ‘Sim79’. Now, the two lucky winners are eagerly awaiting the next tournament which will take place in November in St Maartens. A $2700...

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New Things for Bluff Europe as they Partner with RankingHero

Bluff European rankings will now be powered by RankingHero as a result of a recent partnership, according to Bluff Europe Magazine. This change was made in order to improve what they have to offer and provide better service to players worldwide as well as bring increased exposure. Using a new algorithm, the number of players and also buy-ins will be taken into...

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Cast Your Votes for the 5th Annual British Poker Awards

Gamers, cast your votes for the event of the season, the Fifth Annual British Poker Awards (www.thebritishpokerawards.com). There are more than a dozen categories, including the newly added ‘Hand of the Year’ which will name the most enthralling live Poker hand of 2014. The best in Poker as well as those who have contributed much to the game will be honored in a...

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PokerStars Spain Launches Casino Games

PokerStars.es has gone live with Blackjack and Roulette games as of Wednesday, a first for any game other than Poker on the PokerStars platform. A statement from the company said that the addition of casino games will help maintain its position in Spain. “We know that many of our customers are enjoying online casino games on competing platforms and our of...

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PokerStars Releases Spin & Go

PokerStars has launched its Spin & Go product, a 3-Max Hyper-Turbo Sit & Go tournament, with 500 in starting stacks. Players may buy-in for anywhere from $1 to $30. Each tournament features a random prize pool draw awarding players from 2 to 1,000 times the buy-in amount. Players will select a buy-in, number of games and wait for two additional players re...

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Austrian Player, Fedor Holz, Wins PokerStars WCOOP Main Event

Fedor Holz, 21-year-old player known as CrownUpGuy, defeated "theNERDguy" during the heads up of the PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP). Holz, of Austria, bested a field of 2,142 players in the $5,200 Main Event to take the first place prize of $1.3 million. Victor "Isildur1" Blom also patriated and took 9th for $107,100. “I always...

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Roger Sippl Wins Aria High Roller Tournament

Besting 33 entrants in the $50,000 Aria High Roller III, Roger Sippl won first place prize of $776,160 after a heads up against Martin de Knijff. Additional Aria High Roller III final table payouts: 1. Roger Sippl $776,160 2. Martin De Knijff $404,250 3. Aaron Been $242,550 4. Brian Rast $129,360

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Marco Trucco to Become PokerStars Italy Country Manager

Marco Trucco will take the place of Barbara Beltrami as country manager for PokerStars Italy as of mid-October 2014. Beltrami will move into the role of senior project manager for PokerStars Southern Europe. Trucco works as the gaming direct...

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