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Big One for One Drop to Return in 2014

After the great success it saw at this year's World Series of Poker, the million dollar buy-in charity tournament Big One for One Drop will be returning in 2014, announced the brain behind the event, a billionaire and avid poker player Guy Laliberte. He stated this week that this year's inaugural event raised $10 million for charity, of which over a half went...

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Update: New Eliminations at WSOP Main Event Final Table

The latest casualties at the 2012 World Series of Poker main event final table are 33-year-old Las Vegas player Jeremy Ausmus, and Russel Thomas, who busted out on fifth and fourth position respectively. Ausmus was busted out by Jesse Sylvia and had to settle with the fifth placing prize of $2,155,313 fifth prize, which will hopefully manage to heal his obviou...

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WSOP Final Table Reconvenes, First Bust-Outs Already Take Place

The 43rd World Series of Poker Main Event final table has finally started at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, and the final nine have sat to determine the winner of this year's competition that featured a massive prize pool of $27 258 025. In the fight for the main prize of $ 8 531 853 and a WSOP gold bracelet valued at $150 000 were eight Americans and one H...

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Online Poker for Florida?

An online poker player, Lisa Metzler, shares her poker experience in hopes of prevented Florida from moving forward with the legalization on online poker. She became a problem gambler spending over $20k per month. She spoke to Fox Tampa regarding her story and future efforts to influence lawmakers. "I would sleep for an hour," she explained. "Yes, that's how a...

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Phil Ivey to Teach Poker to the Masses

When considering the world's best poker pros, Phil Ivey definitely comes to mind with his success in winning eight World Series of Poker bracelets and earnings in excess of $17 million playing poker. We saw him make the final table yet again at this year's WSOP placing him at five final tables during his career. Ivey gave ESPN Playbook an exclusive interview a...

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Muchos Poker - Multi Platform Cashier for Online Poker Venues Presents Its Offering

A relatively young online poker multi-platform cashier enterprise Muchos Poker has already seen a lot of success. Namely, according to the LGA Malta-licensed company, its major advantage is that it can be used across as many as ten different online poker network software platforms, and that its simple integration into the systems enables financial transactions...

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Reid-Kyl Online Poker Bill Encounters Opposition from Antigua and Barbuda

A report arrived over the weekend that Antigua and Barbuda, the Caribbean island that has been fighting the United States position on internet gambling through the World Trade Organization which ruled in its favor, once again expressed opposition to the federal online poker legalization bill proposed by Senators Harry Reid and Jon Kyl. This time, the island's...

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WSOP Main Event Final Table Reunites This Week!

Rio Las Vegas has been all buzz this weekend, making final preparations for this year's World Series of Poker main event final table, which will take off on Oct. 29 at 4.30 p.m. Vegas time. The 43rd edition of the series' main event saw 6,598 players from 83 nations, whose average age was 37. The final nine look to a minimum pay-out of over $750,000 each, w...

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Merge Network Introduces Unpopular New Rule

A confirmation of wide rumors arrived this week from the US-friendly Merge poker network that it is banning player-to-player financial transactions from November 1 2012. Of course, this move is very likely to be unpopular among US players who use the option to get money from non-US players. But unexpectedly, some Merge operators also seem to hold grudge agains...

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Millions of Dollars Changing Hands on the Pokerstars Virtual Tables

Top earners this week on the Pokerstars high stakes virtual tables have been Finnish ace Ilari Sahamies, who profited by over $803 000; Ben Sulsky, who despite losing big to Sahamies still ended the week up $576,000; and the UK young gun Sam Trickett, who added almost $434,000 to the millions he earned recently in the Big One for One Drop. Sulsky has been the...

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WPT South Africa Goes to German Player

This has been a lucrative week for German poker pro Dominik Nitsche who took down the inaugural World Poker Tour South Africa main event at the Emperors Palace in Johannesburg, South Africa. As a prize, he boosted his bankroll with a $206,153 paycheck and received an additional prize - a $25,000 seat in the WPT Championships. The young German encountered so...

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FTP Launches TV Ads in the Eve of Its Re-launch

In anticipation of the re-launch of Full Tilt Poker on Nov. 6, players can catch a glimpse of what will be offered to them in the new promotion TV ad that has been launched by the company's new owners Pokerstars in Europe. The commercials take a look back at the successful style previously used by FTP, and involve big time online players and professional prese...

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Federal Online Poker Legalization Bugs National Governor's Association

A note was sent this week to House and Senate leaders by the US National Governor's Association, in which the influential organization expressed its concerns regarding the proposed Reid-Kyl bill which seeks to legalize online poker but ban other forms of online gambling in the United States. Therefore, in its note, the Association urged lawmakers to include st...

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November 2 - Long Awaited For French Full Tilt Players

French regulatory authority ARJEL has informed interested parties that ARJEL will commence and oversee the Full Tilt reimbursement process for French players on November 2, 2012. All players involved will receive an email prior to this date from PokerStars with a description of the procedure.

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Federal Online Poker Legalization Receives Support from Nevada Governor

Nevada's Republican governor, Brian Sandoval, sent a note to Congressional leaders this week, in which he supports Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's initiative to legalize online poker at federal level. In his note, Sandoval says: 'As Congress considers legislation to address the uncertainty surrounding Internet gaming, I offer my full support to the effor...

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Update: About COPA Dissolving in More Detail

According to a spokesman for the California Online Poker Association, Ryan Hightower, the decision to dissolve the body, which shocked the industry on Oct. 25, was made due to insufficient progress of an online poker bill in the California legislature. In his statement, Hightower said: "When the California Online Poker Association (COPA) was formed two years a...

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Sahamies Sees Great Week, Worth a Million!

Even though he hasn't seen much luck most of the year, Finnish online poker ace Ilari Sahamies has showcased a remarkable return this week when he scooped a profit of over a million dollars. Thanks to this success, Sahamies has managed to reduce the $1.4 million gap he has made so far. He achieved this at the $200/$400 virtual tables at Pokerstars in the fi...

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Is COPA Dissolving?

The California Online Poker Association, a trade group comprising California Indian tribes and commercial card rooms in the state may be breaking apart, according to the latest reports. Namely, it appears that the most prominent among the 30 or so Indian members of COPA, the Morongo Band of Mission Indians and the San Manuel Band of Serrano Mission Indians, ha...

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Software Glitch at PartyPoker Explained

After a software glitch at PartyPoker at the end of last month have and apparently enabled some players to see a set of hole cards while wagering, revealed a completely different set once the cards were turned over, and switched player names mid-hand, the company issued a statement, explaining what happened. Namely, it stated that the problem was caused by int...

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Daniel Negreanu Weighs in on Howard Lederer's Return to the Tables

Tuesday marked the first poker tournament to include Howard Lederer since Black Friday. Lederer bought into the $10,000 buy-in Festa al Lago event at the Bellagio. Lederer tweeted on October 23rd: 'Decided to play the Festa. It is really really cold in here.' 'Glad to see poker community is welcoming me back. Everyone is so friendly, most are telli...

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