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Legends Reaches Final Table

Six survivors pursue a main prize of $750 000 The excitement is mounting at the Bicycle in Los Angeles as the final table of the $5 000 buy-in World Poker Tour Legends of Poker starts Wednesday with a $750 000 main prize awaiting the winner. The original field of 462 has now been distilled to just six players, led by Andrew Frankenberger on 3 015 000:...

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Dutch Commission Recommends Legalisation Of Online Poker

Government should be prepared to give up gambling monopoly and licence a small number of private operators A Dutch Justice Ministry commission set up by Justice Minister Ernst Hirsch Ballin to look into the pros and cons of internet gambling has recommended that the government abandons its "barely enforced" monopoly on gambling and instead licenses a small nu...

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A Good Month's Poker For Perica Bukara

Bosnian player takes down Cyprus High Roller Freezeout Bosnian poker pro Perica Bukara, who is now based in Germany, is enjoying a profitable August, having just taken down the $373 207 main prize in the $25 000 buy-in Full Tilt Poker Cyprus Classic High Roller Freeze-Out event. It was Bukara's biggest win to date, but not his first this month; on August...

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Victory Poker On The Move?

The indications are that its new home will be Cake Poker Victory Poker.com, the online poker site owned by Dan Fleyshman's Who's Your Daddy energy drink company, is to move to the Cake Poker Network next (September) month, according to an unidentified Poker News Daily source this week. PND got the jump on other industry media with the news, which apparent...

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Pokerstars Achieves Estonian Licensing

Online poker flourishing in small Baltic nation The Estonian Tax and Customs Board has issued PokerStars, the world's largest poker site, an activity license in Estonia. Tomas Larsson, PokerStars' Baltics country manager, said, "Applying for a licence is always a complicated process and I am therefore very happy that PokerStars has successfully met all th...

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21 Californian Tribes Combining On Internet Poker Drive

But pigs could fly and hell freeze over before the California Tribal Business Alliance will support it. The Morongo Band of Mission Indians still appears intent on cornering the internet poker market in California, and has been joined by another 21 tribes in a consortium designed to claim exclusive rights to intrastate online poker. This is not the first...

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Fighting The Decline In Online Poker

Could operators and providers do more? The independent online poker monitor Pokerscout.com's report for mid-August showed that across the industry, online poker traffic dropped 1.1 percent, with nine of the top ten tracked sites all booking a loss for the week. Considered in the context of a growing number of corporate financial reports illustrating an a...

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PKR Celebrates Fourth Birthday

3D online poker site is not resting on its laurels PKR.com, the UK-based 3D online poker website, has come a long way since its historic launch on August 17, 2006 with advanced graphics and innovative proprietary software. In the past four years the online poker company has accumulated some impressive statistics that include more than 3,750,000 registere...

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Zynga Poker In Asian Moves

Expanding in the US, social games developer is building up a stake in Asia, too. The San Francisco-based internet social gaming developer Zynga has made its Zynga Texas Poker offering available in China as well as on Facebook in Hong Kong and Taiwan this week, with a localised version playable in traditional Chinese or English - part of a continuing drive int...

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More Online Poker Cash Seized In The United States

$13.3 million settlement reached with processor Federal prosecutors continue to go after financial processors in their attempts to stifle online poker, reports Forbes Business, revealing that the authorities reached a settlement worth $13.3 million Tuesday with Ahmad Khawaja, together with his firms, Allied Wallet and Allied Systems. The settlement brings...

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Kevin Stani Takes EPT Tallinn

Euro 400 000 winner's prize for Kevin Stani The Pokerstars European Poker Tournament's Estonia stop was concluded in Tallinn this week with the surprise defeat of respected French pro Arnaud Mattern, who had entered the final table with a substantial chip lead, but managed only a third placing. The first event of the EPT's seventh season, EPT Tallinn drew...

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FTOPS Ends On A High Note

An exciting finish with a heads up deal for edition XVII The seventeenth edition of the Full Tilt Online Poker Series came to an exciting close this week after 12 days, as an original field of 4 805 players was refined to a heads up between TyboVegas and DQnk that ended with a win for the former but a better finish for the second placed DQnk, thanks to a chop...

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Media Storm Brewing In Finland

Government support for a monopoly may have serious consequences for media and advertising companies Finland's government may need to batten down the hatches for an imminent media and advertising storm generated by its attempts to establish an online poker monopoly. The Finns started manoeuvring on the issue at the beginning of 2010, when the government re...

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PKR 2.0 Is A Major Upgrade For Online Poker Software

Complete top-to-bottom re-development of a 3D fave The UK and Alderney licensed 3D online poker site PKR.com has undergone a number of software upgrades since it launched in 2006, but the biggest re-development to date has just been completed with the launch of the company's v. 2.0. PKR was among the forerunners in interactive 3D graphics and fully custom...

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New iPhone App From Card Player

This one is a freebie....for now. The respected Card Player magazine has launched a well thought through and effective aid for iPhone poker players...and for the moment it's available free of charge. Users can calculate the winning odds of poker hands with the Card Player Poker Odds Calculator iPhone app, which is based on arguably the most authoritative...

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AGA Spent $360 000 On Us Lobbying In Q2

Internet poker among issues in which casino association is interested The American Gaming Association spent $360 000 - an increase over the $326 000 it spent last year in the same period - in Q2/2010 lobbying, mandatory disclosure filings have revealed. However, the Q2 spend is considerably lower than Q1/2010's expenditure on lobbying which amounted to...

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Online Poker Player Takes L.A.P.T. Brazil

19-year-old Austrian leads throughout A 19-year-old Klagenfurt, Austria internet poker player who qualified in an online satellite took home the $247 441 main prize in the Pokerstars Latin American Poker Tour Brazil this week, achieving the lead in the first day's action and managing to hold it through to the end of the tourney three days later. Held at the...

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Cake Poker: Security Restored

PTR confirms encryption issue has been addressed The encryption issue at the Cake Poker network which was picked up by independent poker information website Poker Table Ratings.com has been successfully addressed. PTR confirmed this week that the problems at Cake Poker had been solved by adding SSL encryption to the old XOR client and new beta software....

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Final WCOOP 2010 Schedule Released

$50 million in guaranteed prize pools for 62 events available from September 5th. Pokerstars has released the full and final schedule for its 2010 World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP), after seeking input from the online poker community. The 2010 championship - the ninth year in which the series has been presented - promises to be the best yet, wit...

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Free Play World Series Of Poker Launched By Dragonfish

888's business-to-business arm targets the United States Dragonfish, the b2b division of 888 Holdings plc, has announced the launch of a free play World Series of Poker (WSOP) offering for the United States. The offering is part of Dragonfish's agreement with Harrah's Interactive Entertainment (HIE), and follows the successful launch of a real money WSOP-...

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