Latest Poker News to Close in June 2015 players were notified by the Party Poker Network on Friday that the site will close on June 3, 2015 after 6 years. The email revealed that the decision was d...

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PokerStars Hosting Online Poker Demo in California

PokerStars will follow the California Assembly-Senate legislative hearing regarding online poker on May 20th with live internet poker demonstrations in Sacramento. Poker pros Daniel Negreanu and Jason Somerville will participate in the demonstration scheduled on May 21st at the She...

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Bill to Ban Shared Player Pools in Nevada Fails

A bill to ban Nevada interstate player pooling for online poker was presented to Nevada legislature earlier in the year but was unable to make it past the committee stage. The bill, AB414, was said to be another of Sheldon Adelson’s attacks on online gambling although this was not confirmed. It was designed to change current legislation, which allows the g...

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Manila APPT Schedule Released

The schedule for the Manila, Philippines leg of the Asia Pacific Poker Tour Season 9 (APPT) has been released and will be hosted by 'PokerStars LIVE at City of Dreams Manila' July 30th to August 9th. "We look forward to providing players the best live poker experience across this action-packed 11-day festival,”...

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Jason Mercier Scores 3rd SCOOP Win

Jason Mercier has won his 3rd Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) event on Sunday with the $2,100 buy-in No-Limit Hold'em 4-Maxcompetition having defeated Canadian pro Ryan Franklin in the heads up. The event drew in 398 participants generating a $796,000 prize pool. Mercier took his largest win so far with $178,457.73 after agreeing to a two-way chop...

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Poker’s Biggest Weekly Winners and Losers

According to High Stakes Data Base, Phil Ivey upped his game from being the biggest loser on the virtual nosebleed tables at PokerStars and Full Tilt to becoming this week’s biggest winner. He profited a total of $279,782 at Full Tilt and $201,624 at PokerStars. On the other hand, Viktor Blom finished out the week as one of the biggest losers for the second t...

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Shakeeb Kazemipur Successful in L.A.P.T. Panama

Canadian poker pro Shakeeb Kazemipur took home $180,112 as the winner of the $2,500 buy-in main event of the Latin American Poker Tour Panama. A total of 442 players entered the event held at the Sortis Hotel in Panama City, which created a prize pool of $930,932. Players that made it to the final tale included Kazemipur, Olga Iermolcheva of the Ukraine (ch...

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PokerStars Goes Live with NetEnt Games

NetEnt recently began providing Full Tilt with casino games but the contract with Amaya Gaming has been extended to include PokerStars. Games went live on PokerStars this week and a NetEnt spokesman said that the providers continues to increase its customer base with the most recent agreement with the Rational Group’s well-known poker sites reaching an entire...

Casino Games Casino Software Signs on With the Microgaming Poker Network has launched its new poker offering powered by Microgaming and now live on the MPN. The brand has seen success with its online casino and sportsbook targeting Asian players across Europe. The operator holds gaming licenses in the UK, Philippines, and Isle of Man. The brand is the official club sponsor of Watford FC i...

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New Blackjack Tables Plus New Promo at Juicy Stakes Casino

Juicy Stakes Casino, your stop for a variety of online casino games such as Roulette, Baccarat, slots...

Big SCOOP Winners After Day 4

PokerStars’ Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) is four days in and Jason Mercier and Sorel Mizzi are playing well having won several prizes. Mizzi won the largest prize so far with $354,960 in event 3, a $2,100 buy-in NL Hold'em contest with a $1 million guaranteed prize pool. Mercier won the $2,100 buy-in FL Badugi competition for $39,200 and th...

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Full Tilt Granted Danish Gaming License

Full Tilt has been awarded a Danish gaming license for online poker and casino games like Amaya Gaming’s other brand, PokerStars. "We are excited that Danish players are now able to play both casino and poker games on Full Tilt," said Full Tilt's Managing Director Dominic Mansour. "Danish players are able to create their stories on Full Tilt and compete agains...

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Damjan Radanov Wins WSOP New Orleans Main Event

Damjan Radanov, 33, was the last man standing in the World Series of Poker Circuit Main Event at Harrah’s in New Orleans taking the first prize of $174,514. The Memphis resident managed to come out on top against a field of 554 hopefuls including four-time ring winner David Nicholson. Radanov faced Nicholson in the heads up but ultimately sent him home in...

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Charlie "Epiphany77" Carrel Wins E.P.T. High Roller

The European Poker Tour High Roller Event attracted 215 participants with a steep buy-in of Euro 25,000 each. Online pro, 21-year-old Charlie "Epiphany77" Carrel, won the event taking home the first place prize of Euro 1,114,00 of the Euro 5,267,500 prize pool. Other well-known players entered the event including Daniel Negreanu, Philipp Gruissem, Isaac Ha...

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20-Year-Old Spanish Poker Pro wins EPT Grand Final Main Event

Spanish poker pro, 20-year-old Adrian Mateos, won the Euro 10,600 buy-in European Poker Tour Grand Final main event banking Euro 1,082,000. Of 564 hopefuls, those that made it to the final table included Mateos Muyedine Fares from Sen...

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2015 S.C.O.O.P. Kicks Off on Sunday

The PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) kicks off this Sunday and will run for two week with $40 million in guaranteed prizes to be won over 138 events. The 2015 SCOOP will feature three buy-in levels ranging from $7.50 up through $21,000. Game variations will include NLHE, Pot...

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WSOP Launches New Forum

The World Series of Poker has addressed service issues by introducing the new forum. Players now have a place to publish questions and receive direct responses, particularly those in the New Jersey and Nevada regulated markets. The forum is the place to discuss anything related to the World Series of Poker policies, services and upcoming events....

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Humans Defeat Poker Playing Program

The poker competition against Claudico ended on Friday and four humans, Dong Kim, Jason Les, Bjorn Li and Doug Polk, proved to be more skilled than the program. The competition involved 80,000 hands of No Limit Hold’em and saw the four players win $100,000. Jason Les was the only player who was unable to beat the program but overall chip stacks were highe...

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$5,000 Face Card Freeroll Tournament Rolling in at Intertops Poker and Juicy Stakes

Powerhouses of the Revolution Poker Network, globally recognized Intertops Poker and Juicy Stakes Poker, are teaming up this weekend to provide an all-new tournament. The $5,000 Face Card Freeroll will kick off on May 9th, the first and hopefully not last time this tournament is happening. Players must essentially conduct personal scavenger hunts to construct...

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European Poker Tour Schedule Released

PokerStars has released the schedule of stops for the 12th season of its European Poker Tour starting with the EPT’s poker festival in Barcelona in August. There are six confirmed locations including: EPT Barcelona: August 19-30, 2015 EPT Malta: October 21-31, 2015 EPT Prague: December 6-16, 2015 Pokerstars Caribbean Adventure: January 6-14, 201...

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