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Online Poker Room Changes Confirmed

Doyle's goes to Cake Poker, and Playboy sends its players to Intercasino Recently rumoured changes in poker room networks for Doyle's Poker and Playboy Poker have now been confirmed by events this week. Players at Doyle's Room - and especially delighted US poker fans - report that the switch to Cake Poker is going smoot...

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Scott Takes Main Event In Aussie Millions

Australian player victorious over a field of 680 The spectacular main event in the 2009 Aussie Millions poker championships in Melbourne has ended after an epic few days of intense poker action in which a field of 680 hopefuls was narrowed down to just one man - Aussie Stewart Scott - over the weekend. Scott's prize was a well deserved bank-boosting A$2 mi...

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German Player Wins EPT Deauville In France

Euro 851 400 payday for Kranich The triumphal return of the Poker Stars European Poker Tour to Deauville, France this year after a three year absence has seen a German player, Moritz Kranich, take the trophy, the respect and the Euro 851 400 winner's check after a tough heads up with French player Arnaud Esquevin. France was well represented in the fi...

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More Cardspike Disclosures

Cake Poker proposal published - and a worrying hacking attempt The owner of the Gambling Portal Webmaster's Association, Michael Corfman, fired his latest meticulously annotated broadside this week against competitor Affiliate Media/ CAP/ PAP and the Effective Media Group, a company apparently owned separately by Affiliate Media top brass Lou Fabiano and W...

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New Poker TV Show

Emmy award winning talkshow host Montel Williams behind new venture Top US talkshow host and television producer Montel Williams has announced his latest venture, a new format television show titled "International Team Poker League" that will combine online qualifiers with bricks and mortar casinos. The show, starting with satellite tournaments in Mar...

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New Antipodean Poker Tour Announced

PokerStars has big plans for Australian and New Zealand poker action With this year's Aussie Millions still attracting the attention of players to the region, PokerStars.net has announced the launch of a major new poker tour which will be played across Australia and New Zealand - the PokerStars.net ANZPT. The first event is planned for Adelaide on February 4,...

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Pokerstars Pulls Players From Poker Tv Program

Marketing differences apparently at the root of dispute The NBC televised poker program "Poker After Dark" took a hit this week with the announcement that the world's largest online poker operation, PokerStars, hs withdrawn its team from the event. Online poker information portal WickedChopsPoker reports that PokerStars recently informed its players of th...

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Top Comedian Joins Poker Celebrity Team

Seinfeld star a competent player PokerStars has signed up poker playing actor Jason Alexander - perhaps best known for his comedy appearances in the long-running television hit show "Seinfeld" - to play as one of its celebrity team members, reports CardPlayer.com. As a member of the team Alexander will promote the PokerStars brand in online and live poker...

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Dynamic Internet Poker Scene

The last few weeks have seen a slew of network changes Noone can doubt the dynamic nature of the online gambling scene following network moves in recent weeks. Internet poker sites have chopped and changed, sometimes with bewildering speed among the main networks, changing the balance of player liquidity and the rankings of the networks in the process....

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Carter Wins WPT Southern Poker Championship

Million dollar win in tough company amateur player A poker player who had previously only cashed in two tournaments scored a dream win that paid out a million dollars in the WPT Southern Poker Championship in Biloxi's Beau Rivage Casino this week. Allen Carter triumphed in an epic 8 hour final table that featured highly experienced poker veterans with bra...

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European Poker's Best Honoured

Familiar names in roll of honour The eighth edition of the prestigious annual European Poker Awards took place at the Aviation Club in Paris last week, celebrating 2008's poker peaks in the region and featuring several well known names. Among the awards was the Player of the Year, which this year went to the respected French online and land player Bertran...

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Cardspike Management Apologises To Affiliates

"Integration issue" at the root of delayed payment, reports online poker room With the controversy over affiliate commercial relationships and no-slow payments to affiliates still swirling around both affiliate management consultants Affiliate Media Inc. and Effective Media Group, the online poker room at the centre of the controversy, CardSpike.com, issued a...

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U.S. Decision Favours 'Skill' Over 'Luck' In Poker

Texas Hold 'Em gains a legal advantage in Pennsylvania The Poker Players Alliance has reported an important positive U.S. decision in the "skill vs. luck" poker debate. Apparently last Friday Pennsylvania Judge Thomas A. James Jr. of Columbia County ruled that poker's most popular game, Texas Hold'em, is a contest where skill predominates, therefore remo...

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The Action This Weekend Is Downunder

Aussie Millions main event cards fly this Sunday The poker action centres on Australia this weekend as the A$10 500 buy-in NLHE main event of the Aussie Millions live poker championship gets started Sunday. Last year's entry field of 780 is expected to be surpassed in the 2009 edition of this popular event, attracting players from around the world and gen...

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3d Poker Site's Membership Hits 2.4 Million

40 000 registrations in 11 days....and a new concurrent players benchmark reached The UK based 3D online poker site PKR.com continued to set new company records going into the new year, according to the PKR Nation company forum. Between December 24 2008 and January 4 2009 the poker site recorded 40 000 new registrations, bringing the total player base to 2.4...

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Young Guns Launch Poker Training Site

The Jman heads list of instructors Some of the brightest 'young gun' Internet and land poker pros combined under Phil (Jman and OMGClayAiken) Galfond to launch a new poker training website branded Blue Fire Poker.com last month. Galfond is the lead pro in an all star poker educational team that includes Niman (Samoleus) Kenkre, Jason (PBJaxx) Senti, Marti...

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Bonus For Winning Affiliates

A chance to add some cream to the income PayNoRake.com has launched a competition designed to incentivise marketing affiliates to send it more players. The vehicle for the initiative is "The Race to $10 000" - a prize pool offered by PayNoRake to reward its most successful affiliate partners. To qualify for a share of the $10 000 prize pool, affiliates wi...

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Pureplay Online Poker Claims 1.7 Million Players

Times may be tough, but this poker site is thriving PurePlay, the largest legal U.S. play-for-cash online poker destination, announced this week that it has achieved record growth through 2008, doubling its player base to 1.7 million, which it claims is an order of magnitude larger than its nearest competitor. "Our membership base remains unmatched among...

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Players Network And Nlop To Partner On Internet Poker Site

Revenue sharing agreement inked for legal online poker operation in the United States The considerable digital media weight of Players Network will be deployed to further a new revenue sharing partnership between the company and the subscription based National League of Poker, through which a Players Network branded US-legal online poker site will be created....

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Full Tilt Tops 10 000 Player Liquidity Milestone

Last weekend an average of 10 186 players were on the cash games The world's second largest online poker website, Full Tilt Poker.com, achieved a new milestone in player liquidity over the weekend when it attracted an average of 10 186 poker players to its cash games on Sunday - a new traffic record for the site, according to independent information site Mark...

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