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Fantasy Poker Manager Launches on Facebook

On Thursday, Zokay Entertainment announced Fantasy Poker Manager which is a free-play fantasy game for Facebook. This game allows players to put together a team of up to ten players while remaining within their 'budget.' Points are earned as the teams take part in live poker tournaments. In August 2012 Zokay Entertainment purchased a player ranking syst...

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Scientific Games Purchases WMS Industries and Brightens the Future of Online Poker

An announcement was released on Thursday regarding the purchase of WMS Industries by Scientific Games for approximately $1.5 billion. The press release stated: 'Scientific Games is a leader in the supply of lottery instant tickets, lottery and video gaming systems and server-based gaming. WMS is a leader in the supply of gaming machines and interactive gamin...

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DoJ and Former FTP Director in Settlement Negotiations

A report came this week that former Full Tilt Poker director Chris Ferguson has been negotiating a settlement deal with the Department of Justice for several weeks now. According to the latest court filings, he sought and was granted a time extension until Feb. 19 to enable the negotiations to continue. Ferguson was among the FTP executives, along with Howa...

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Zen Entertainment Business Model Failed

As reported this week, the Nevada-based online poker subscription club network Zen Entertainment has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. In the filing Zen has admitted that its business model was unsuccessful, failing to deliver a profit despite a 750,000-strong player base. Over the past three-and-a-half years the company borrowed $16 million from stock broker...

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Credit Card Data Issue with Facebook ZyngaPoker App?

A report came this week that a Trojan horse virus affecting users of a Facebook poker app has been stealing credit card data by being infiltrated into a Facebook app from ZyngaPoker. The news was brought by the anti-virus specialist company ESET and it was further specified in Israeli media that some 16,000 Israelis had been impacted by the virus, and suggeste...

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New Jersey Governor Urged by PPA to Sign Online Gambling Bill into Law

Whether New Jersey governor Chris Christie will sign intrastate online gambling legislation into law is still not known despite the due date getting closer. With such uncertainty in place, many feel the need to urge the governor to make up his mind - preferably in favor of the legislation - and one such call arrived this week from the Poker Players Allianc...

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Great Interest in This Year's Pokerstars TCOOP!

Even though the initial guarantee was $15 million, the Pokerstars 2013 Turbo Championship of Online Poker saw a record-breaking $24 million generated for the 50 events. This is much higher than in 2012, when the TCOOP paid out a total of $19.7 million. In the main event, the player pool of 5,060 hopefuls boosted the prize pool for this event to $3.3 million...

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Golden Nugget Casino Launches New Online Poker App

In addition to its free-to-play poker site, the Golden Nugget recently released an iOS poker application to the Apple iTunes Store. This is an online poker app which does not require "depositing any funds", and offers rewards such as hotel packages, seats in poker tournaments, free show tickets and dinners.

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Another Try Pays Off At Aussie Poker Event

The Aussie Millions High Roller event with a buy-in of $100,000 paid off for poker pro Andrew Robl who dared to re-up and finished in the first place to claim the $1 million main prize and a good ROI. This year 21 players entered the competition, including successful pros like Vanessa Selbst, Dan Shak and Tobias Reinkemeier. By the time the final table was rea...

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Liquidator Appointed by Pocket Kings Limited

A report came this week that Dublin-based Pocket Kings Limited - formerly associated to Full Tilt Poker has filed a notice of the appointment of liquidator. Reportedly, the company has had a formal meeting of creditors earlier this month and filed an E2 Notice of Appointment of Liquidator effective January 10, 2013. More details are expected soon.

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NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship Trophy Goes to Matusow

The 2013 NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship saw a truly grand finale this weekend in shape of a clash between Mike Matusow and Phil Hellmuth. The final two emerged as the best out of a series of matches between 64 top international players, all specifically invited for their skills and appeal to audience. Matusow emerged in the finale after beating am...

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Irish Poker Pro in Drug-Related Offense Again

It was last year when Irish poker pro Paul Carr hit the headlines in a court fight over whether monies seized by police in a drug bust were only at the premises for safe-keeping, belonged to him and therefore should not be forfeited to the state. This week Carr (33) appeared before Judge Eugene O'Kelly in the Limerick District Court on charges of driving under...

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Online High Stakes poker Action Sees Kyle Ray's Domination

The latest big earner on the high stakes online poker tables at Full Tilt Poker this week is Kyle 'KPR16' Ray, who in just seven sessions and 1,283 hands profited by $929,088 The second best was SallyWoo, who took home just over $259,000 after 1,681 hands. As for the biggest weekly losers, 'Johnbest' suffered the biggest losses - over half-a-million dol...

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Students Compete in MBA Tournament to Land a Job at Caesars

Business students seeking employment at Caesars Entertainment Corp. were practicing their best poker faces. Almost 300 master of business administration students and alumni played in a three-day Texas Hold'em poker contest last in hopes of landing a job. Hiring managers and corporate executives mingled with the potential candidates during breaks. The annual...

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Program for Next PokerStars Latin American Poker Tour Published

Poker fans will be glad to hear that PokerStars has released its program for the sixth Pokerstars Latin American Poker Tour. Six stops are featured in the tour, all in magnificent locations in Chile, Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Panama and Uruguay. The beginning of the tour will be hosted at the Enjoy Casino & Resort in Viña del Mar, Chile, from March 13 - 17,...

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New Poker-Related Game for Konami's Dragon Collection

Followed by over 7 million people in Japan and US, Konami's popular Dragon Collection of social card games has gained a new member - a poker-related game Dracolle and Poker. The new game, which is available on both iOS and Android mobile platforms, involves both card battling elements typical of the Dragon Collection and the familiar structure of poker rules...

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Pokerstars Can Launch Zoom Poker, Says French Regulator

Thanks to an approval given by the French regulator ARJEL, Pokerstars is be able to go live with its fast-fold poker product Zoom in the French online poker market. It did not take long for Pokerstars to go forward with the launch, which has already taken place on its dedicated French website in shape of new virtual tables that offer only no-limit microstakes...

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Rettenmaier Wins Two European Poker Awards

The inaugural European Poker Awards held at the Aviation Club de Paris and sponsored by Global Poker Index were in the sign of German poker ace Marvin Rettenmaier who won two awards during the ceremony - German Player of the Year and European Player of the Year. Another great award was given to Gus "The Great Dane" Hansen - that for a Lifetime Achievement Aw...

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Cake Poker to Launch Cake Dice

Cake Poker operating on the .eu domain recently announced the imminent launch of a new product - Cake Dice, which will join other poker and casino games in the extensive portfolio. The first titles to be offered include Cee-lo and 1-4-24, played against a virtual backdrop of a back-alley. So far, the company has not specified who the developers of the new g...

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2013 Betfair Poker LIVE London Begins January 25th

The 2013 Betfair Poker LIVE London Begins January 25th at the Aspers Casino in Westfield Stratford City between. The event will feature four tournaments between 25th and 27th January. The major attraction will be the $650 Main Event where players will begin with 20,000 chips proceeding to play to a 45-minute clock. A $100,000 prize pool is guaranteed in the...

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