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Latin America Poker Tour to Kick Off in Chile

The upcoming 7th season of the PokerStars Latin America Poker Tour is scheduled to kick off on March 19, 2014 in Chile. Spokesman David Carrions commented on the tour's success last season and hopes that the 7th season will top it with players from over 60 countries and prize pools worth more than $9.7 million. 'We are committed to maintaining our re-entr...

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Las Vegas Cab Driver Rewarded for Returning Cash

We recently reported on the story of a poker pro who left behind a paper bag filled with $300,000 in a Las Vegas cab. The driver went above and beyond to locate the owner of the cash. It was unknown as to who the poker player was and whether or not he rewarded his driver for his honesty. An update reveals that the pro gave the cabbie a $10,000 "thank you" tip....

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One Year of Waiting for Lock Poker Payments

Players still await payouts from Lock Poker and online poker information sites and message boards have been buzzing this week. Specifically, there are two player that have been waiting for payments less than $2k since 2012 and they are getting restless and leading the crusade to get paid. "Other U.S. online poker sites process these types of withdrawals in...

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UKIPT Tournament Scheduled Released

PokerStars has released the schedule of the fourth edition of the UK and Ireland Poker Tour. The first event will take place in Edinburgh on 16 January and continue to Dublin, Nottingham, Marbella, and the Isle of Man and a final stop in London. UKIPT Schedule is as follows: * Edinburgh 16 - 20 January. Assembly Rooms. Buy-in at GBP 1000 + 100 guarante...

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Poker Pro Leaves $300K in Las Vegas Cab

An unnamed poker professional hopped into a Las Vegas cab and left behind $300,000. The cab driver, identified as Gerardo Gamboa, spotted the cash left in a paper bag, found the poker pro and returned the money. At first glance, Gamboa thought that the bag was filled with candy before realizing it was a bag containing $300k. He then contacted his cab compan...

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PokerStar's Poker Rooms in New York?

Reports of the expansion of New York state land gambling facilities have made news over the last few months and it's once again the focal point as reports of poker rooms from PokerStars being included in future land based casinos surfaces. According to such reports, Rational Group lobbyist, Stuart Shorenstein, attended a meeting with New York governor Andrew C...

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Everest Poker Debuts iPoker Mobile App

Everest Poker has made Playtech's new iPoker iOS and Android mobile applications available in its French online poker room. Mobile apps include fast-fold and cash games with the ability to host tournaments to launch in April 2014.

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Julian Thomas Takes Top Spot in WPT Prague Main Event

German player Julian Thomas beat out 305 hopefuls winning the main event of the World Poker Tour Prague and top prize of $283,827. Thomas didn't start off in the led at the final table with Vasili Firsau from Belarus; Russian player Andrey Shatilov; Gintaras Simaitis from Lithuania; Serbia's Ognjen Sekularac and Valeri Savov from Bulgaria. Thomas faced off...

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WagerLogic Withdraws InterPoker from Canadian Market

The industry is searching for answers as to why InterPoker owners WagerLogic have withdrawn from the Canadian market. Affiliates were notified via email this week that it would allow no further new registrations nor deposits from existing Canadian players but no explanation was given for this decision. EuroPartners, was the first to pull its Playtech-powere...

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LiveAce Poker Closes

It's been four months since LiveAce Poker debuted online and it is already shutting its virtual doors due to a lack of profit to cover operational expenses. LiveAce promoted itself as unique in that it offered rake-free cash games and gave players the ability to sell chips for cash during daily auctions. The operator and CEO, Adam D. Stein-Sapir, did his re...

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William Hill HeadHunter Poker Tournament Qualifiers Running Now

The highly anticipated HeadHunter Poker debut event is set for January 15th with satellite qualifiers in progress. The tournament venue is the Aspers Super Casino in London and is the brainchild of pros Dale 'DezRaiseNFold' Williams and Daniel 'rivered9999' Gray. The event will feature a £5,000 buy-in with a unique twist of £1,000 held as a 'scalp' on...

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Good Week for FTP Player

One player known as 'samrostan' had a successful week at the Full Tilt Poker nosebleed tables winning $912,134 in 7,543 hands and 27 sessions. Samrostan's competitors were up but not even close to his level of profit. 'taktloss47': up $116,942 and Alex 'Alexonmoon' Luneau up $102,619 on FTP Full Tilt Poker, and Vladimir 'Gvozdika55' Shche...

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WSOP 2014 Dates Announced

The 45th series of the World Series of Poker will begin at the Rio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas from May 27 through July 14, 2014. The event brings back the $1,500 buy-in Millionaire Maker and the charitable $1 million buy-in Big One for One Drop event. 'In our 45th year, and tenth at the Rio, we are hard at work to make the 2014 World Series of Poker th...

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No Player Pools for French Online Poker Market

French, Italian and Spanish regulators had the topic of shared poker player pools on the table but this concept was thrown out on Wednesday by French regulator ARJEL. Instead of allowing French licensed operators to extend further with EU licensed operators, they've opted to restrict them. Regarding a player pool amendment, committee member Damien Abat, Ham...

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Russian Poker Player Takes the European Poker Tour High Roller

A young pro poker player from Russia Ian Soshnikov claims victory over 176 players. Entry to the live tournament was $10,000 for a seat. The Russian was considered low stack man at the final table with opponents that included: Olivier Busquet; Dmitry Yurasov; Thomas Muhlocker; Mike 'Timex' McDonald; Andy Seth; Vanessa Selbst; Max Heinzelmann; Jeff Rossiter...

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German Player Wins the European Poker Tour

The European Poker Tour Prague had a playing field of 1,007 entries in the main event. Julian Track from Germany took first place winning €725,000 and is a much wealthier man. It was a long 6 days of contenders and took a solid full day at the final table with Julian Track and Ole Schemion from Germany; Georgios Sotiropoulos from Greece; the UK's Stephen Chi...

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Final Chance to Vote for British Poker Awards

As we close in on 2013, it is also the final opportunity to vote for the 2013 British Poker Awards. The event is scheduled for March 2014 and includes 17 magnificent categories across the entire poker industry such as the best individual player, the best tournament league, or the best training website. A panel of industry experts have selected the nominatio...

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Rounders 2 on the Way

Poker fans that loved the original 'Rounders' poker film from 1998 will be pleased to hear that "Rounders 2" is on the way. The original film was directed by John Dahl and featured Matt Damon and Edward Norton who entered high risk cash games to win enough cash to pay off a major debt. Weinstein brothers, Harvey and Max, made a production and distributi...

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Switch Poker Launches New Network

Switch Poker launched a new online poker network focusing on mobile players. The will give operators the power to create custom products featuring international real money NLHE cash games. Network members include Part Time Poker and Kings&Queens Poker. Network owners have been in the industry as operators since 2010 and are moving into the mobile market...

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Texas Block'Empoker On the Way

Math whiz and software developer Arthur Pfeiffer, 79, is planning the launch of a new real money online poker product in 2014 called Texas Block'Empoker product which he developed with the US market in mind. 'I have invented a new form of poker called Texas Block 'Em that removes the element of luck from the game,' Pfeiffer said. 'Since my version of pok...

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