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Chris Leong Wins $816K in WPT Borgata Open

American pro player Chris Leong won the WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open final table on Friday banking a cool $816,246 plus a spot in the WPT Tournament of Champions. He was victorious among a field of 1,171. Leong joined Joe McKeenhen, rei...

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Amaya Acquisition Ahead?

The owner of PokerStars and Full Tilt, Amaya Inc., has announced that its chairman and CEO, David Baazov, has plans to make a cash offer to acquire the company. Amaya has been valued at C$21.00 per common share and Baazov is prepared to make a cash bid but no formal offer has been made as described in Amaya’s press release on February 1, 2016. “Amaya Inc. (...

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WPN Tables Attracting More Poker Players than Full Tilt

PokerScout, the company monitoring online poker traffic since 2006, has revealed its latest reports, which reveal that US friendly Winning Poker Network tables have surpassed those available at Full Tilt Poker. According to the site, which monitors traffic on 70 different poker networks, the Winning Poker Network comes in 2nd in terms of traffic across US friendl...

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bet365’s Mission Month

It’s Mission Month at bet365 and they are offering players the opportunity to win every days through 28th February by competing in missions. Receive daily rewards by completing missions including freerolls with €100,000 in total prizes. Daily freerolls will offer a minimum of €1,000 plus weekly freerolls will feature €15,000 in prize money. The promotions a...

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Virtual Reality Enters Poker Market

We saw the first Virtual Casino launch last year at SlotsMillion and it was a true innovation in the world of iGaming. The Slots are brought to life in a new way but what about poker players? There’s no need to worry because you will not be left behind in the new wave of virtual reality to hit the online gambling market. A company known as CasinoVR has released a...

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Intertops and Juicy Stakes Run 3rd Satellite for Seats to CAPT Seefeld

Interops Poker and Juicy Stakes is running its third series of online satellites starting on Wednesday, which will send the winners to CAPT Seefeld. The third winner will join the previous two online satellite winners that already scored a spot in the €800K Aus...

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Chance Kornuth Victorious in Aussie Millions High Roller

American poker pro, 29-year-old Chance Kornuth increased his total career live tournament winnings to more than $2.7 million when he won A$790,560 in the A$25,000 buy-in Aussie Millions High Roller event. The event attracted a field of 122 entries, of which 22 were re-ups, and generated an impressive prize pool of A$2.92 million. Kornuth's wins surpassed tw...

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Online Poker Legalization for Russia?

News publication Business Insider wrote a piece this week that suggests that the Russian government may be prepared to legalize online poker. The author, Robert Carmona-Borjas, wrote about the possibility of online poker being legalized as a game of skill in Russia so the government can increase tax revenue. Legal expert Alexander Zakondyrin revealed that a...

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Amaya Meets with PokerStars Players but Change is Not Likely

Amaya’s changes to the PokerStars VIP program have left a bad taste in the mouths of players including the pros. The hot topic this week in poker was the meeting between Amaya and a high stakes player delegation but the lack of public communication from either side has left us all wondering what happened. Both sides said that they are unable to comment due to...

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Andy Philachack Takes 1st Place in 2016 WSOP Circuit Choctaw Main Event

Andy Philachack of Texas was the last man standing among a field of 1,565 in the 2016 World Series of Poker Circuit Choctaw $1,675 no-limit hold’em main event. His prize included $393,188 and his second WSOP Circuit gold ring. He started the final day in twelfth place out of twenty players and soared to the top having bested Jeffrey Landherr in the heads up ro...

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Alvan Zheng Wins Macau Millions Main Event

A huge prize pool of HK$6.1 million was the result of a record 2,343 participants in the HK$3,000 buy-in Macau Millions Main Event held at the PokerStars Live poker room in Macau. This week, 27-year-old Chinese player Alvan Zheng is flying high after his victory and HK$911,000 prize. He defeated fellow Chinese player Quan Zhou in the heads up. Zhou took second...

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Global Poker League Teams and Managers Announced

The team titles and managers for poker entrepreneur Alexandre Dreyfus' Global Poker League were announced by Mediarex Sports & Entertainment on Wednesday. Dreyfus previously publicized Chris Moneymaker’s participation as a franchise holder in Las Vegas; however the remaining 11 teams’ information was withheld. In total, there are 12 team managers and 5 of...

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$1500 Prizes and Points Up for Grabs for Intertops and Juicy Stakes Poker Members

There will be opportunities to make big bucks while playing Blackjack in the upcoming days, at both Intertops Poker, and Juicy Stakes Poker. Players from across the globe are accepted and can look forward to a variety of Poker variants, along with satellite tournaments, offering chances to be sent to the Caribbean to compete live. While each of these sites are...

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Oscar Winning Screenwriter to Direct a Film Based on Life of Molly Bloom

Oscar-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin will be directing his first film, ‘Molly’s Game’, based on the life of American poker princess Molly Bloom and her organization of high stakes poker games for celebs and Wall Street millionaires. The movie script is based on her memoir, which features the same title, and covers her status as world-class skier to becomin...

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Chris Moneymaker Announced as 1st Franchise Holder in New Global Poker League

Alexandre Dreyfus, CEO at Mediarex Sports & Entertainment – GlobalPokerIndex, is making headway with his Global Poker League project having just announced that American poker pro Chris Moneymaker will be the first franchise holder and the debut of HoldemX, which ‘connects the world of video games, social/casual poker and eSports’. The Global Poker League launc...

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Another Boycott Against PokerStars

Following the news that Isaac “Ike” Haxton opted not to renew his PokerStars Team Pro Online contract, the effects of changes to the operator’s loyalty program are still evident as another round of player boycotting kicked off on January 1st and is expected to continue until this Friday, January 8th. The boycott, organized by WeArePokerPlayers.com, Tiltbook, G...

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German Poker Pro Scores 2nd Live Tournament Win in Two Weeks

22-year-old Fedor Holz, a German poker pro, won his second major High Roller tournament within a two week period. This time he was victorious in the $200,000 buy-in World Poker Tour Triton Super High Roller Series Cali Cup in Manila, Philippines where he banked a massive $3,463,500. This win tops his victory in the Alpha 8 tournament around Christmas where he bag...

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WPT Philippines $200,000 Super High Roller in Full Swing

Some of the biggest names in the poker circuit were ready to take their seats in the January 3rd World Poker Tour National Philippines Festival of Poker Super High Roller competition, which featured a $200,000 buy-in. High profile online and live tournament players that registered for the event included Brian Rast, Keith Gipson, Thomas McDo...

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Isaac Haxton Declines Renewal of his PokerStars Team Pro Online Contract

Isaac “Ike” Haxton announced that his PokerStars Team Pro Online contract has expired and he will not be renewing it as he cannot support changes to the VIP program having boldly stated, “I believe PokerStars is behaving unethically”. On Friday Ike tweeted, “I have resigned from PokerStars in protest of the changes to the Supernova and Supernova Elite programs...

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Daniel Negreanu Victim of Operation Choke Point

No Merry Christmas or Happy New Year from Bank of America for pro poker player Daniel Negreanu as the financial institution recently closed out his account. The 41-year-old Canadian residing in Las Vegas is a high profile player who has accumulated over $32 million in winnings through the years. On December 23, Negreanu tweeted: "Apparently Bank of Americ...

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