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Poker Pro Paul Carr Requesting his Money Back

Earlier this month, the professional poker player Paul Carr went to court in an attempt to regain the amount of Euro 36,000 which is allegedly a part of his 2010 runner-up prize worth Euro 313,000 won in the Irish live poker tournament. Carr left the disputable amount to his friend Jason Ahern for safekeeping purposes; however the Irish police seized the money...

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Poker Players to Enjoy two Major Events in Vienna

In February next year, the Austrian capital Vienna will host two popular events expected to attract many talented and skilled people including the experienced poker players. Namely, the forthcoming Vienna Mind Sports Festival will yet again add poker to the array of featured smart gaming pursuits such as chess, backgammon, risk, scrabble and similar, confirmin...

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Poker Pro 'The Great Dane' Hits Fresh Winning Streak

The Danish poker pro Gus "The Great Dane" Hansen earned himself over $900,000 playing at the re-launched Full Tilt Poker site over the past week, thus making an impressive comeback after a recent string of losses. The top poker pro's activities on the popular website, which is now the part of the Pokerstars Group, cost him $2.6 million on the nosebleed tables...

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Betfair titled Presenting Partner of 2013 Aussie Millions Poker

The forthcoming 2013 Aussie Millions poker tournament has already come under the spotlight following the announcement that Melbourne-based Crown Casino inked the deal with the UK and Australia online gambling group Betfair, giving the latter the prime coverage during the popular event. The deal earned Betfair the title of the Presenting Partner at the tourname...

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Iowa Racing & Gaming Commission Ready for Online Poker

Online poker regulations may soon be revisited by Iowa regulators. The head of Iowa Racing & Gaming Commission, Jeff Lamberti, discussed the issue an upcoming episode of 'Iowa Press' which will air December 28, 2012. It was reported that if Iowa moves in the direction of online poker legalization, the Iowa Racing & Gaming Commission is prepared. Lambert...

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BetVictor Poker's Second Highest Ever Bad Beat Jackpot Up for Grabs

Bad luck never paid so well. BetVictor Poker has a massive Bad Beat Jackpot up for grabs. The Bad Beat Jackpot has risen to over €480,000 and continues to climb. It's been more than 5 months since a player has won the jackpot and it currently stands at the second highest number ever seen at the site. Andy Horne, head of poker at BetVictor, said, "Everyone...

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Joe Sebok: From Poker Pro to Wine Industry

Former poker pro Joe Sebok co-founder of, is moving into the wine industry. After he stepped back from professional poker in 2011, the 35-year-old moved to the Bay Area from Los Angeles and worked the 2012 grape harvest for Vinify. He was involved in several processes of preparing the grapes for wine making. "I did typical cellar rat stuff,...

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Popular poker websites see victorious return of Phil Ivey

After a brief absence from the scene, online poker pro is back on a winning streak Phil Ivey, one of today's best online poker players, made an outstanding comeback to the internet tables in December, following the Black Friday events and his temporary withdrawal from the international poker scene. Judging by his most recent success at the popular websites Pok...

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Federal Online Poker Not to Make It Next Year Either?

Judging by the latest reports, federal online poker legalization has gloomy prospects for the passage in the 2013 session of Congress. Namely, a number of land casino execs recently stated that state-by-state legalisation a good alternative option, and even though the bill's author Sen. Harry Reid and Nevada Republican Senator Dean Heller are willing to try ag...

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Big Preparations @ Zynga for Real-Money Action in UK

The fruition of the US social gaming giant Zynga's partnership with Bwin.Party Digital Entertainment can be expected soon, and the companies are already promoting two online gambling websites in the UK. The sites in question are Zynga Plus Poker and Zynga Plus Casino operating on the domains. The current publicity moves indicate that real money action w...

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New TV Ad for PKR

The latest novelty at a UK-based 3D online poker room PKR is a TV ad which will be broadcast on Channel 4, ITV, Sky Movies and Sky Sports. The ad, which involves high quality PKR graphics is set at a poker table and includes a voice-over by Louis Mellis of Guinness 'Surfer' ad fame.

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California Re-Launches Intrastate Legalised Online Poker Proposal

California Senator Rod Wright is going to re-introduce his online poker legalisation bill for consideration in the Californian Legislature next year. So far no hearings have been scheduled for the bill, and the Legislature only meets in January first week, so it is unlikely for the bill to be considered before March 2013. Fully titled Internet Gambling Consume...

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Update: NGCC Approval for Caesars Entertainment

Becoming the seventeenth company to obtain the green light to offer its services when the Nevada intrastate online poker market opens, Caesars Entertainment, a division of Caesars Interactive, has received a not from the Nevada Gaming Control Commission. In partnership with 888, Caesars Entertainment already operates in real money gaming in the United Kingdom,...

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Merge Network Loses Hero Poker

According to the latest reports, a non-US online poker brand Hero Poker has departed from the Merge Poker Network, and its players have been moved to one of the flagship sites on the network. It has been revealed by Hero Poker CEO David Jung that he may start up another poker site in 2013, presumably on an alternative network. Addressing Hero Poker players,...

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Android Mobile App From PartyPoker

As part of its growth strategy the online poker enterprise PartyPoker, a Bwin.Party digital Entertainment subsidiary, has now launched an Android mobile application. The app includes a single table experience for Texas Hold'em cash games, in both real money and play money, with options for multiple languages, as well as fast-fold poker. As for the sit and...

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New Jersey Sent Legalisation Bill To The Governor

After passing successfully through the Assembly on a 48 to 25 vote earlier this week the latest Lesniak bill went to a full vote on the state Senate floor Thursday and passed in a resounding 33 to 3 vote. The ball is now back in Governor Chris Christie court, who vetoed the similar bill last year, and now there is the additional proviso in the act that he mus...

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2013 Anonymous Poker Series

In celebration of Bodog Poker Network's (BPN) first ever Asian poker room for Asia's players, Bodog has planned a new poker series in 2013. The Anonymous Poker Series will include online and live events and in addition, January 2013 will also mark the beginning of BPN's newest B2B in the network. This series will be a year long poker filled celebration with a...

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Spanish Tax Authorities Takes Over Idea from Swedish Colleagues

Spanish taxman seems to have liked the idea of its Swedish counterpart - to use poker information sites to track down high-earning players and tax them, so they have used a popular public database of live tournament results to monitor the earnings of at least three top players. Through the site, they were able to find out not only extensive information on to...

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Prize Pool of $15 Million in Pokerstars Turbo Championchip

Details and the schedule for the next edition of the Pokerstars Turbo Championship of Online Poker (TCOOP) has just been released announcing the event running from January 17 till 27, 2013. The guaranteed prize pool this time is $15 million with a $5 million boost. The games include Texas Hold'em, Omaha and HORSE variations plus hyper and 3x turbo events as w...

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Ongame Inks Its First Licensing Deal Under Amaya Ownership

A two-year licensing deal has been inked this week between operator Redbet Gaming Limited and Ongame Network, which nailed its first agreement under the Amaya ownership. Commenting on the deal, Redbet Gaming's head of poker, Adam Vella said: 'When leaving the IGT poker network we did a thorough investigation of all business-to-business poker providers. â€...

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