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Amaya Gaming Content Live on Full Tilt

As of Monday Amaya Gaming Group Inc. launched many of its online casino games on Full Tilt Casino. Amaya and Full Tilt parent The Rational Group have entered into a content deal that will see Amaya’s Casino Gaming System platform integrated into Full Tilt's platform. Rational Group will continue to add content from Amaya's Casino Gaming System and utilize A...

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PartyPoker Launches Special Edition Mobile Fastforward

PartyPoker’s "Fastforward" poker variant is now available to mobile users in Austria, Ireland, Sweden and the UK. PartyPoker mobile users will now have more options with the new product featuring a convenient swipe interface. A PartyPoker spokesman revealed that the new "special edition" offers a better player experience, with more single-hand interactivity...

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ARJEL Approves PokerStars.fr Licensing

Not long after Amaya Gaming announced its acquisition of PokerStars in June 2014, it also announced that it was in discussions with the French regulator ARJEL regarding the possibility of obtaining licensing for Pokerstars.fr. The change in ownership must have impacted the ARJEL decision as it has approved continued licensing for both Pokerstars.fr and holding...

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WPT Alpha8 to be Hosted in London and Las Vegas

World Poker Tour organizers have revealed the first two stops on Season 2 of the WPT Alpha8 series as London and Las Vegas. The Palm Beach Casino in London will host the event once again before it moves to the Las Vegas Bellagio. This week, WPT president Adam Pliska said, “We are truly honoured to announce WPT Alpha8 London and WPT Alpha8 Las Vegas as our f...

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Drugs Found in Johannes Strassmann's Body

German news reported that poker pro Johannes Strassmann (29), who was found dead in a Slovenian river, may have been taking hallucinogenic drugs. This week Slovenian officials revealed that the autopsy indicated the presence of "prohibited drugs” in Strassmann’s body. It was discovered that the evening of Strassmann’s disappearance, he was spotted at a loca...

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Full Tilt Drops the Poker

The Rational Group, owners of PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker, have begun to rebrand Full Tilt by losing the 'poker' element to make players aware of the general online gambling services available. Full Tilt.eu as well as other domai...

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PokerStars Appoints Head of Pro and Celebrity Marketing

PokerStars has appointed Kirsty Thompson as its head of Pro and Celebrity Marketing. Thompson joined the team in 2009 and has moved through various areas of the company, most recently serving as president of the U.K. & Ireland Poker Tour and live rooms. “Kirsty is well known in the poker community as a passionate, smart and dedicated manager,” said Vadim...

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November Niners Revealed After Day 7 of WSOP Main Event

Although Luis Velador was among the chip leaders throughout the World Series of Poker main event, he has knocked out in 10th place just short of making the final table. The final table made room for nine poker players from six different countries who will play for the ultimate winner in November. All nine player will each receive $730,000 prior to Novembe...

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El Cortez Casino to Launch Online Poker in Nevada

El Cortez Casino is set to enter the Nevada online poker market with Ultimate Gaming management. “By combining the online accessibility of Ultimate Poker with the classic Vegas feel of the El Cortez, we’re giving new and existing players a different way to experience the game of poker,” El Cortez executive vice president Alexandra Epstein said. Ultimate G...

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New Poker Room to Launch from California Tribe?

Online poker blogger Marco Valerio reported that a former San Diego tribal land casino operator intends to launch a new online poker site called PrivateTable.com. The Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel has received licensing from the Santa Ysabel Gaming Commission. The word is tha...

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27 Remain After Day 6 of WSOP Main Event

The number of players remaining in the World Series of Poker main event is dwindling after Day 6 with just 27 players hanging in. Sunday started out with November Niner Mark Newhouse in the lead with 79 hopefuls down from a starting number of 6,68...

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WSOP Main Event Rages On

The fourth day of the $10,000 buy-in World Series of Poker main event came to a close on Friday afternoon but the action rages on into Day 5 on Saturday. There were 291 players still in the game with Matthew Haugen in the lead with 2.80 million...

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Phil Ivey Loses Lead in Day 3 of WSOP Main Event

Phil Ivey lost his chip lead in Day 3 of the World Series of Poker main event. Previous WSOP winners Ryan Reiss, Johnny Chan, Robert Varkonyi and Chris Moneymaker also had a bad day and were knocked out. NBA athlete Paul Pierce was eliminated at the final level when Christopher Smith topped his two-pair. Day 3 saw an average of 300 eliminations per l...

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Phil Ivey Leads Day 2c of WSOP Main Event

Phil Ivey is in the lead as of Day 2c of the $10,000 buy-in World Series of Poker main event. Wednesday was a good day for Ivey as he plays for a piece of the $62,820,200 prize pool. Ivey is no stranger to the WSOP main event; in 2009 he made seventh on the final table and won almost Others that have made it through Day 2c are Isaac B...

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888 Holdings to Develop New Nevada Poker Network?

The Nevada Gaming Control Board has approved an interactive gaming system for online poker websites operated by several casinos in Nevada. A final approval is expected by the end of the month. According to The Las Vegas Review Jou...

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Two Poker Offerings Launch in Italian Market

Paddy Power and Novus Poker have launched online poker services in the Italian market. Paddy Power has expanded upon its online offerings after two years in the market with poker on the iPoker Network. NovusPoker.com is also available to Italian punters on the Top Alliance poker network. The site is a strong competitor with 5 percent rake on all games....

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2014 WSOP Main Event Fails to Break Records

The 2014 World Series of Poker main event has not broken any records in terms of participants as expected. The final total after registration for Day 1c came to a close and confirmed that the expectations may have been too high. Day 1c finalized 3,768 entries boosting the total to 6,683 for the $10,000 buy-in event. This year’s main event will see a range o...

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Ukrainian Player Wins WSOP Little One for One Drop

World Series of Poker event 62, the $1,111 buy-in Little One for One Drop, resulted in a win for the Ukrainian poker pro Igor Dubinskyy. There were 4,496 hopefuls registered generating a $4,046,400 prize pool. Big names registered for the event included Dan Heimiller, Carlos Morte...

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Martin Jacobson Takes Lead as Day 1A of the WSOP Main Event Closes

The first of three entry flights for the $10,000 buy-in 2014 World Series of Poker main event came to a close over the weekend with Swedish pro Martin Jacobson taking a 200,100 chip lead for day 1a. Former WSOP champions in Ryan Riess, Greg Merson, Chris Moneymaker, Tom McEvoy and Johnny Chan took part in the event in addition to Mukul Pahuja, Layne Flack, A...

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Pat Walsh Takes Down Event 64 for First WSOP Winner’s Bracelet

Missouri poker pro Pat Walsh won his first winner's bracelet and $923,379 this weekend in WSOP Event 64, a $10,000 buy-in for the Pot Limit Omaha competition. The event carried on for 29 levels over the course of three days and drew in 418 participants and a $3,929,200 prize pool. The final table included Javed Abrahams, Miltiadis Kyriakides, Isaac Baron, M...

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