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Ultimate Gaming Debuts First Legal Real-Money Internet Poker Site in US

As of Tuesday, poker players located in Nevada can play their favorite poker games at the Ultimate Poker website, the first legal real-money online poker site in the United States launched by a Las Vegas-based Ultimate Gaming, a majority-owned subsidiary of Station Casinos LLC. "There was black Friday, and now we're going to have 'trusting Tuesday. Players wo...

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Terry Fan Wins $230,00 in Macau Poker Main Event

This weekend's Pokerstars Macau Red Draghon tournament main event was marked by the victory of Taiwanese poker pro Terry Fan (30) who took home a handsome prize of HK$1,771,000 (about $230,000) leaving behind a record 891-player field. Announced as the finale of poker festivities organized due to the opening of the new Pokerstars LIVE Macau at the City of Drea...

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Viktor 'Isildur1' Blom Wins $1.37 Mill over the Weekend and then Loses $452.000

Young poker ace Viktor 'Isildur1' Blom emerged victorious after another remarkable online Pot Limit Omaha nosebleed-stakes clash against Ben 'Bttech86' Tollerene to earn almost $1.37 million in two sessions. However, after this incredible success, the Swedish poker star saw a change of fortune and lost a big part of his profit in the subsequent third session....

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Cubeia's Latest HTML5 Poker Solution

Cubeia Social is a new social poker network coming from Cubeia Ltd, a Swedish software developer. The HTML5 product will enable operators to create and run their own social poker site using both mobile devices and computers. Compatible with all operational systems and major browsers, with a simple sign-up process and without time-consuming applications or lega...

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PokerStars Macau Main Event Won by Taiwanese Pro

The Pokerstars Macau Red Dragon tournament main event was played over the weekend, when Taiwanese poker pro Terry Fan (30) proved to be the best among a record 891entry field, deservingly earning the main prize of HK$1,771,000 (about $230,000.) The final table saw Fan face Gie Reyes (Philippines); Fei Xie and Wesley Zhu (China); Andy Asihwardji and Ryan Yu fro...

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New Rollercoaster Session for Blom

Online poker news have been full of headlines about online Pot Limit Omaha nosebleed-stakes clashes between Swedish poker star Viktor 'Isildur1' Blom and Ben 'Bttech86' Tollerene over the weekend, as the legendary Swede earned almost $1.37 million in two sessions, seeing almost a third of it in the third session. In the first session, Blom saw $490,000 in prof...

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Update: Online Poker Suggestions Made in Nevada

The thoughts and suggestions of 17 individuals and companies that responded to the call for comment on the practical implementation of Nevada's online poker legislation have been published by the state regulator over the weekend. Many of the comments refer to interstate compacts as a way to improve player liquidity, and several contributors called for harmoniz...

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Pokerstars EPT Berlin Successfully Ended

The Pokerstars European Poker Tour Berlin culminated in exciting High Roller and Main Event final table action over the weekend. Canadian live and internet poker ace Griffin Benger took the honours in the High Roller event, claiming the main prize of Euro 429,000. He was around the middle of the pack when the final table formed, facing Brit pro James Mitchell,...

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Lock Poker Experiencing Cash Flow Issues?

A number of player reports sprang over the week regarding Lock Poker's alleged issues with withdrawals of account balances, which is another minus added to the venue's services, in addition to over-long delays in payments to its players. Namely, it appears that this flagship site on the US-friendly Revolution network has started arbitrarily halting pay-outs to...

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Malta LGA on Everleaf Poker Situation

When the Everleaf Poker Network abruptly pulled out of the American market leaving US players unpaid, followed a "cease and desist" order from enforcement authorities. The investigation has been continued by Malta regulator, the Lotteries and Gaming Authority (LGA), which confirmed in a statement on Thursday that not all the complaints it has received were fro...

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Irish Pub Poker Gathering Begins in Dublin May 3rd

The Irish Pub Poker Gathering in Dublin is coming up at the White Sands Hotel Portmarnock on May 3rd -May 5th. If you're interested in taking part, the buy-in is just €120 with a starting stack of 30,000 and 25/50 blinds. The Pub Poker Gathering is meant to be played as a re-entry tournament with a guaranteed prize pool of €15,000. Day 1 brings 30 minutes...

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iPoker's Top Tier to Welcome Coral?

After just six months on the network, Coral's online poker division will move to iPoker 2 - the top tier, which is regarded as offering its operators and players a higher concentration of recreational players. In the top tier, Coral will join other prestigious operators such as Titan Poker, Bet365, William Hill, Winner and Poker770. According to a Coral spo...

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Philippines Leg of APPT Goes to Aussie Player!

The victory in the main event of the $2,700 buy-in Asia Pacific Poker Tour leg in the Philippines belongs to Aussie poker pro Khac Trung Tran who outplayed a field of 205 players and made his way to the $124,000 main prize. His road to glory was paved with hardships, though, as he faced an excellent final table that comprised Thang Truong, Sekiya Yosuke, Nam L...

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Two Time WSOP Circuit Council Bluffs Winner, Blair Hinkle

Blair Hinkle wins the title at WSOP Circuit Council Bluffs making it the second time he won this event. He knocked out 367 players and took the $121,177 first place prize. Hinkle, 27, won the same event in 2010 for $88,566 and is now considered the first man in WSOPC history to win the same event twice. 'Coming into the final table, my mom mentioned story...

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Extortion Attempt Against Poker Pros Punished in Court

Many eyebrows were raised over a case in the Los Angeles court involving a fall 2010 attempt to extort hundreds of thousands of dollars from several high profile poker players, including Joe Sebok. According to prosecutors, two California men were sentenced to federal prison for hacking into the email accounts of the professional poker players and using naked...

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EPT Berlin Main Event Sees Big Turnout for Day 1B

Day 1B in the Pokerstars European Poker Tour Berlin main event saw an impressive field of 565 players including numerous international aces such as Michael Mizrachi (who ended the day as a chip leader), Sorel Mizzi, Vanessa Selbst, JC Alvarado, Kitty Kuo, Tobias Reinkemeier, Theo Jorgensen, Jake Cody, Mickey Petersen, Benny Spindler, Bryn Kenney, Sam Grafton and...

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Dutch Player Wins EPT Berlin Cup!

Over the weekend, the European Poker Tour Berlin main event kicked off, and the Berlin Cup saw Dutch player Pieter De Korver triumph the event and take home a major share of the Euro 500,000 guaranteed Berlin Cup prize pool. With the buy-in being reasonably affordable at Euro 1,100, the entry field was rather big with 911 hopefuls who generated a prize pool of...

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New Smartphone App for Poker Players

The iGoogle store has launched the latest free Android platform app Poker Odds that enables poker players to get an immediate assessment of the odds and value of each hand as the action unfolds. The application, which comes from a French developer, recognizes a poker game via a smartphone camera and has easy interface for smartphones and tablets. Poker fans...

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Update: 'Rounders 2' Release Date Announced

End September is the time when the sequel to the poker movie Rounders will start showing in theatres under the title "Runner, Runner." According to the entertainment media in the United States which reported this news, the main roles in the movie belong to Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake, replacing Rounders stars Matt Damon and Edward Norton, while the direc...

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Another State to Legalize Online Poker?

New amendments to a bill that would grant licenses to online poker operators have been introduced in yet another state, Massachusetts. The bill is supported by 18 politicians. The amendment specifies that any online poker operator must receive a Category 3 license. There will be a maximum of three online poker licenses which would be good for ten years. Mas...

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