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Finlands' RAY To Open Online Poker Site?

Minister reveals Slot Machine Association's plans Raha-automaattiyhdistys (RAY - the Finland Slot Machine Association) will be branching out into online poker soon, according to the Finnish minister for Sport and Culture, Stefan Wallin. Speaking to the daily newspaper Helsingin Sanomat over the weekend, Wallin said he was confident that RAY, which is a st...

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Massive Bad Beat Poker Jackpot Cracked On Cereus

Absolute Poker veteran hits the latest six-figure 'loser' bonanza It's been a few weeks since a really significant Cereus Network poker bad beat jackpot was hit, but it was back with a vengeance mid-week when an Absolute Poker veteran from Florida using the handle EMILIE14 triggered a massive $807 543.95 windfall. EMILIE14 and his opponent, PEACE2UALL wer...

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PPA Welcomes New Poker Study

Another affirmation that skill a bigger factor than luck in Texas Hold'Em The US based poker legalisation pressure group Poker Players Alliance has endorsed a new study titled "Statistical Analysis of Texas Hold 'Em" released this week, which provides raw data showing the outcomes of games are predominantly determined by the players' decisions, and not just c...

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Another Online Poker Training Site

Familiar faces in instructor line-up World Series of Poker champions of the calibre of Annie Duke, Greg Raymer and Erik Seidel are the well known faces behind a new online poker training website branded ProPlayLive which launched this week with the tagline "The Poker School that Never Closes." The site works on a subscription basis with students coughing...

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Round 10 Of Dwan Vs Antonius

Now Antonius takes the lead Tom 'durrr' Dwan and Patrik Antonius got it together for another 460 hands in their 50 000 hand million dollar Intenret poker competition last night, bringing the total number of sessions played to date to 7 093, with Antonius taking a late lead to finish the game $92 000 ahead. With 42 907 hands still to go, there's plenty of...

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Initial Rewards Chosen As Loyalty Provider For Everest

"This is by far the most impressive project we have undertaken," says Initial Rewards director Gigamedia subsidiary and major online gambling brand Everest Gaming has selected Initial Rewards Limited to run its loyalty program, launching this week following months of preparation. 'This is by far the most impressive project we have undertaken, for one of...

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UltimateBet Celebrates Tenth Anniversary

10 months of promos to suit 10 year milestone Casting aside the trials and tribulations of its past involvement in online poker's biggest fraud scandal , Tokwiro Enterprises's major Internet poker site UltimateBet.com has launched a schedule of promotions designed to mark its tenth anniversary. The celebrations include a sig...

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FTOPS 12 Schedule Announced

$18 million in prize money and 25 pro-hosted events in the latest edition of Full Tilt's popular series. One of Internet poker's premiere tournament series returns for its twelfth running on May 6th, with the Full Tilt Online Poker Series (FTOPS) guaranteeing more than $18 million in prize money over 25 professional player-hosted events. FTOPS XII feature...

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Pokerroom Players Being Transferred To Bwin

Weak performance prompts an essentially rebranding exercise Bwin is currently moving online poker players from its PokerRoom.com subsidiary across to Bwin.com in a move announced earlier this month . The move is being interpreted as an essentially rebranding initiative by industry observers, who have previously noted the lacklust...

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Ninth Session In Dwan's Million Dollar Poker Challenge Held

Dwan stays in the lead in another two hours of intense online poker with a million dollars at stake Patrik Antonius and Tom Dwan have increased the tempo of the latter's 50 000 hand, multi-table, million dollar online poker challenge, having at each other in another intense two hour session Tuesday that saw a further 704 hands played, bringing the total thus...

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Bugsy's Club Poker Closes

PokerStars will take on players The economic climate and banking problems have resulted in the closure of online poker site Bugsy's Club, the gaming wing of Poker School Online, this week. Players were emailed with the bad news, which was softened by the assurance that players would be welcomed at the giant PokerStars.com online poker operation. The messa...

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Washington State Ban On Internet Poker Stays

Rousso appeal fails Seattle lawyer and Poker Players Alliance supporter Lee Rousso may have reached the end of the line in his litigative attempts to overturn the state of Washington's draconian ban on Internet poker. The feisty lawyer has been battling the state, which allows almost every form of land gambling but imposes draconian penalties on anyone caught...

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Dwan Ahead Again In Latest Challenge Session

A fatigued Dwan nevertheless takes the lead Pleading fatigue after only 411 hands in his latest million dollar online poker challenge session with Patrik Antonius, Tom 'Durrr' Dwan called it a night after an hour and a half of play in the eighth clash of the two aces Monday. It was a successful evening for Dwan, who finished up just over $15 200 ahead ove...

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12 Magic Days Of Asian Poker In August

A festival of poker is in store for Macau Officials on the Chinese offshore gambling island of Macau have given the Asian Poker Tour permission to expand its popular Macau event. The new arrangement will involve the transformation of the format used in last year's six day event into a record breaking 12 day extravaganza, creating Asia's first festival of poke...

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New Poker Championship From Microgaming

European Championships of Single Table Tournaments will culminate in an Estonian live grand finale Online poker rooms on the Microgaming Poker Network have started running qualification tourneys in its newly launched Europe's first European Championships of Single Table Tournaments (ECOSTT). The satellites will culminate in a grand finale at the Reval Park Ca...

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Steve Brecher Wins Shooting Star Tournament

VETERAN PLAYER THE STAR IN WPT TOURNEY Million dollar payday for Steve Brecher Veteran Full Tilt Poker pro Steve Brecher is $1 025 000 wealthier this weekend after beating respected poker ace Kathy Liebert in the heads up to claim the top spot in World Poker Tour's Bay 101 Shooting Star tournament. The entry field of 391 players was up on last year's...

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Karl Hevroy Wins LAPT Uruguay

One hand of heads up action seals the victory Norwegian player Karl Hevroy is the new PokerStars Latin American Poker Tour Punta del Este champ, taking a first prize of $283 500 to his northern home after defeating Alejandro De Arruabarrena of Uruguay in a fast, one-hand heads up that left the second placed De Arruabarrena with a $155 420 payday. The qui...

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Lock Poker Launches Mac Offering

More choice for Mac players Lock Poker.com, an online poker site on the Cake network claimed this week that is the first on the network to offer players new Mac poker software. The Mac-based poker client offers the same features and gameplay as the PC version with Play and Real money games, including ring games, Satellites, MTT's and Sit 'n Go's. Players...

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Cryptologic Move In Progress

Boss Media's IPN gets a significant player boost Cryptologic's decision to merge its online poker interests with those of Boss Media became practical reality Wednesday as the phased transfer of several online poker sites began. The merge, announced late last year by Cryptologic, is motivated by a need to substantially reduce costs while improving liquidit...

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Mexican Poker Tour Event Concludes - Finally!

Bungling bureaucracy disrupted the main event, but three months on it's all good Online poker company PokerStar's live poker tourney in Mexico, the PokerStars Latin American Poker Tour Mexico, was disrupted and the main event halted following a ban by local Nuevo Vallarta bureaucrats late last year , requiring the company to reor...

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