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Poker Nations Planning A Social Networking Venture

Experienced Internet poker industry names involved Poker Nations.com president Anthony Martino has revealed that his company is working on a new social networking website with a view to a late summer 2009 launch. "Our team is comprised of a number of respected industry members, including Jeremy Enke (poker affiliate extraoirdinaire) and Eric "Rizen" Lynch...

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Durr Challenge Update

Dwan ahead in fourth session...but there are still 46 048 hands to go! Tom 'durrr' Dwan's epic online poker match against Patrik Antonius, ultimately for million dollar stakes, saw the end of the fourth session yesterday with 3 952 hands played of the 50 000 required to decide a firm winner. In the latest clash Durrr controlled much of the $200/$400 actio...

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Poker Host Change Confirmed

Online poker site switches to Cake Network to retain US business The speculation over a week back that online poker site Poker Host.com was switching from the Microgaming Poker Network to Cake Poker Network has been confirmed. The website landing page th...

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Almost 9,000 Players Enter For Weekend Online Poker Tourney

Internet poker player takes home first prize of $213 136 PokerStars enjoyed another major turnout for one of its tournaments last weekend, signing up 8 799 entrants who generated a $1.7 million prize pool and first prize of $213 136 for winner "cmyworth" in the Pokerstars Sunday Million r...

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Poker Wedding - To Have And To Hold

Poker wedding for two Kiwi lovebirds The entertaining New Zealand edition of the international magazine Stuff reported last week on an all-in poker wedding sponsored by the Christchurch Casino in a "To Have and To Hold" innovative promotion for poker couples. The promo saw nine engaged couples playing for two-and-a-half hours over the weekend with the mai...

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Antonius Vs. Durrr In Dwan Million Dollar Poker Challenge

Two great cash game players duke it out in instalments Remember the million dollar challenge issued by online poker pro Tom "Durrr" Dwan? The first challenger, Patrik Antonius, has stepped forward and the two have been going at it over the weekend, playing in instalments between their other commitments. For those readers unfamiliar with the challenge, hig...

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Monte Carlo Poker Spectacular Schedule Released

14 tournaments in one of the world's most exciting gambling locations Pokerstars has released the final schedule for one of the world's most glamourous poker events, the Pokerstars European Poker Tour Grand Final, whi...

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Young Gun Takes EPT Copenhagen

462 vie for Euro 878 110 winner's prize 19-year-old Finn Jens Kyllonen is the latest Pokerstars European Poker Tour champion, having defeated a field of 462 entrants - many of them top Scandinavian players - in Copenhagen, Denmark to accept the main prize of Euro 878 110 (About DKK 6 541...

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Spring Champs Will Be One Of PokerStars' Biggest

66 tourneys in 22 events planned Online poker website PokerStars.com is about to roll out one of its largest and most ambitions promotions yet - the $30 million Spring Championship of Online Poker, which has been designed to accommodate players at all levels and pockets and will take place April 2-12. In some cases, the guaranteed prize-pools are set to creat...

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Unimpressive Q4 And 2008 Finals From WPT

Poker enterprise continues to battle in a worsening economic climate The news from World Poker Tour Enterprises was not good this week as the troubled company released its Q4 and 2008 finals. The announcement followed the more positive news that WPT and Fox Sports had extended their broadcast agreement but that did little to sw...

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Is Poker Host On The Move?

Reports that online poker room is unhappy with exclusion of US players Players at the Poker Host.com online poker venue, currently operating on the Microgaming Poker Network, have started speculating on Internet message boards that the site may soon be seeking a new home. The current conjecture is that the owners are unhappy with excluding US players and...

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Fox Sports Extends Tv Deal With Wpt

Deal will include soon-to-be-filmed episodes from Season VIII Steve Lipscomb's World Poker Tour will continue to fill television screens for the forseeable future following an extension of the broadcast agreement between Fox Sports Network and the poker company signed this week. The new deal will include episodes from Season VIII which begins filming in t...

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Massive Badbeat Jackpots Paid Out

Bad Beat jackpots on two online poker networks total over $2 million The weekend saw over $2 million paid out in online poker badbeat jackpots at just two networks, Merge and Cereus. On Saturday the Merge network reported that its $1.2 million bad beat jackpot had been won the night before, distributing $417 396 to player Ruggio and $208 698 to a Chicago...

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Possibilities Good For Another Poker "Skill" Ruling

A South Carolina judge could be about to hand down another positive decision for poker Online poker industry observers and legal experts are currently watching a key case play out in a South Carolina court, where Municipal Judge Larry Duffy has been hearing expert argument on the skill vs. chance poker issue, critical in establishing whether the defendants in...

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Major Online Poker Changes Ahead?

London analyst's advisory raises some intriguing possibilities A recommendation this week from a London analyst firm, Daniel Stewart & Company, that investors switch their holdings from PartyGaming to 888 has industry observers trying to second guess what may soon be in the corporate works. The recommendation is based on the possibility that 888 is "likel...

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Ftops Xi Millionaire Events Continue To Provide Big Money

FTOPS XI MILLIONAIRE EVENTS CONTINUE TO PROVIDE BIG MONEY Event 17 winner collects $245 696.40 The latest of several million dollar prize pool events in the Full Tilt Online Poker Series XI has been concluded, earning the winner $245 696 and change. Event 17 was a $322 buy-in NLH...

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Zutgat Wins Big Money At Ftops Xi

Event 12 - a thousand dollar buy-in NLHE tourney - in the currently running Full Tilt Online Poker Series XI produced a great return on investment for player "Zugwat" this week, earning him a $350 450 payday. The event was just one of several $1.5 million guaranteed events in the current series, which has had ambitious Internet poker fans flocking to the worl...

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Online Poker Clause Removed From Mass. Bill

As the new England state girds itself for another battle over land casinos, a controversial clause is axed The so far unsuccessful attempt by Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick to introduce tax-raising land casinos to the New England state has entered its third year with a new bill introduced by Representatives Brian Wallace and Martin Walsh. The attemp...

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Gross Profits In Million Dollar Ftops Event

Six figures payouts for top three players in NLHE event The eleventh edition of the Full Tilt Online Poker Series continued to attract large crowds of players this week, with Event 10, a $300+22 no-limit hold 'em tournament guaranteeing $1,5 million in prizes, pulling 'em in. The e...

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Ladbrokes Poker Merges With Microgaming Poker Network

Higher player liquidity and prize pools flow from new powerhouse in poker Ladbrokes Poker has announced the completion of its merge and migration to the Microgaming Poker Network this week, offering its players more action from higher player liquidity and prize pools. The major online gambling company's previously stand-alone Internet poker site is now pa...

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