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Update: Big One for One Drop Soon to Commence

The one million buy-in tournament attracts many interested parties July 1st is booked for the start of the $1 million buy-in Big One for One Drop tournament in Las Vegas attracting a lot of players, businessmen and industry experts interested either in huge prizes or the humanitarian character of the event, as one part of the tournament funds will be allocated...

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Politicians Answer Players' Questions at 'Town Hall' Gathering

The event organized at the Rio in Las Vegas is free and open to all comers This weekend, the Las Vegas' Rio is hosting the 'town hall" style poker and political feedback meeting organized by Poker Players Alliance. The venue and time for the gathering are rather conveniently chosen as many of the industry decision-makers and thousands of pokerheads are curre...

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Update: US Internet Pro Hobson Comfortably Wins WSOP Event 49

Remote gambling champions welcome the new 'ante-only' format Internet Poker Pro Greg 'DuckU' Hobson triumphed in a new format introduced in this year's World Series of Poker Event 49 - $1,500 buy-in No-Limit Hold'em Ante Only which apparently fits remote gambling players. This is the first WSOP piece of jewelry for the US player who also earned the main...

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Update: Poker Pro from Cincinatti Triumphs at the WSOP Event 48

Kenny Hsiung wins his first bracelet besting a number of experienced players 30-year-old Kenny Hsiung won the main prize of $165,205 and his first bracelet besting among others Justin Bonomo, WSOP main event champ Josh Duhamel, Vladimir Shchmelev, Chad Brown and Dwyte Pilgrim in the Event 48 $3,000 buy-in Limit Hold'em contest of this year's World Series of Po...

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Malta Regulator Suspends 5050Poker's Licence

Unfortunate two weeks for the poker room Lotteries and Gaming Authority, the Malta regulator, announced suspension of operating licence for 5050Poker on Thursday as a sequel of the Microgaming's decision to pull the poker company's software licence for violation of contracts involving financial liabilities. LGA also stated that a complaints procedure for o...

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Steven Loube Wins WSOP Event 47

$267,345 main prize and first bracelet for the Atlanta attorney Completion of the World Series of Poker event 47 - $1,500 buy-in Pot Limit Omaha Hi-Lo Thursday saw the Atlanta attorney Steven Loube seize his first WSOP bracelet and first prize amount of $267,345. The 34-year-old personal injury attorney had for the first time entered any WSOP Event to make...

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Update: Third WSOP Bracelet for US Poker Pro Mizrachi

This is his second Players Championship victory This year Michael Mizrachi (31) won for the second time the Event 45 - $50,000 buy-in The Poker Players Championship of World Series of Poker, last time dominating the event back in 2010 when he bested 115 other players to win $1.55 million and claim his first WSOP bracelet. In this year's competition closed o...

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Final Weekend to Qualify for Las Vegas WSOP Main Event

This weekend marks the final qualifying period to jet off to Las Vegas as a participant in the WSOP Main Event. Several online poker sites in association with the Cake Network will be running satellites throughout the day. The big $10,000 Prize final tournament will be taking place Sunday at 5 p.m. EST/2 p.m. PST. Buy-ins begin as low as $0.30. A $100,000 Guar...

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Update: Tough Battle Brings Weissman First WSOP Bracelet

24-year-old Florida pro wins Event 46 Joey Weissman of Florida won this year's World Seris of Poker Event 46 - $2,500 buy-in No-Limit Hold'em entered by 1,607 players after the exhausting nine-hour final table and a tough heads-up game against Jeremy Quehen of Nice, France. This is the first WSOP bracelet for the young 24-year-old poker pro who also took h...

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Former Bank Chairman Sentenced for Processing Illegal Online Poker Transactions

Sentencing for the former vice chairman of SunFirst Bank in St. George, Utah took place on Wednesday. John Campos was sentenced to 3 months in jail and was stripped of the right to work in the banking industry as a result of the illegal processing of $200 million in online poker transactions. In March, Campos, 58, entered a guilty plea in response to charges b...

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Update: Senator Does Not Give Up on California Online Poker Initiative

Interested parties debate a compromise Though online poker legalisation measure SB1463 had to be withdrawn from political committee sessions two weeks ago, California Senator Rod Wright claims the initiative is far from dead. To prove that they have not yet given up on the project, Senator and his colleague Sen. Darrell Steinberg, are attending various deb...

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Update: Three-Month Imprisonment for Former Utah Banker

Black Friday indictee, John Campos, received 'extremely lenient' sentence US District Judge Lewis Kaplan sentenced on Wednesday John Campos, the former Utah banker named in the Black Friday indictments against US online poker sites, to a 3-month imprisonment, adding that the sentence was "extremely lenient". The former banker entered a guilty plea on a...

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Pam Anderson Involved in a Social Game Launch on Facebook

Former online poker site owner returns to the industry According to a press release Wednesday, Hollywood star Pam Anderson is involved in the launch of the new BamPoker app on Facebook, confirming her return to the gaming business. Towards the end of 2006, Anderson's PamelaPoker.com online poker site was launched to last but four months before being taken o...

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Update: Shuffle Master Speaks About the Withdrawal Reasons

Surprising Cancellation of the Ongame Acquisition Deal The shocking news about Shuffle Master's withdrawal from the acquisition deal of Bwin.party Digital Entertainment's Ongame Network Ltd. received a lot of attention on Wednesday. The Euro 19.5 million deal announced in March was annulled following a brief statement published on bwin.party's investor webs...

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Update: Palumbo Wins First WSOP Bracelet for Italy After Four Years

Event 44 completed after three exciting days This year's $2,654,100 prize pool in World Series of Poker event 44 - $1,000 buy-in No-Limit Hold'em attracted notably high number of players (2,949) three days ago to see Rocco Palumbo emerge as the winner and the first Italian to win the bracelet in four years. Apart from the Italian player, the event final tab...

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Update: Shuffle Master Suddenly Cancels the Ongame Acquisition Deal

No explanation for unexpected withdrawal so far Cancellation of the Shuffle Master's intention to purchase Ongame Network, Ltd was announced on Wednesday by Bwin.Party digital entertainment in a stock exchange press release. Earlier this year, the US casino equipment supplier Shuffle Master revealed its intention to acquire Ongame Network, Ltd., a 25-brand...

Update: Surprise in the World Series of Poker Event 43

Veteran Brit defeated by 22-year-old Brooklyn player The victory of 22-year-old Brooklyn poker player Henry Lu in World Series of Poker event 43 - $1,500 buy-in No-Limit Hold'em surprised industry specialists as he managed to send home Brit poker pro and respected expert player Neil Channing in an exciting heads up. This is the first WSOP winner's bracelet...

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Microgaming Terminates Contract with 5050Poker

Deal brought to an end following financial difficulties Microgaming Poker Network has announced that its contract with 5050 Poker Limited was ended. This announcement emerged more than ten days after the issuance of the original press release related to the suspension of activity on the company's licensee 5050Poker. 5050Poker has been a member of the Microg...

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Pokerstars MicroMillions Tournament Series from July 12

Second edition of the 24/7 online competition From July 12 through 22, 2012, the Pokerstars MicroMillions tournament series will run live as a 24/7 online competition. The $22 MicroMillions main event carrying a $1 million prize pool is scheduled for Sunday, July 22, the symbolically chosen end-day. This is the second edition of the popular Pokerstars Micro...

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Confusing Spanish Tax Regulations Put Off Professional Players

Spain's recently-opened poker market lacking pros Unclear definition of the Spanish tax liabilities could be a reason why professional players keep steering away from the freshly opened internet poker tables in this European country, website Pokerfuse claims in its recently published article. According to the president of Spanish gaming trade association Jd...

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