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Carbon Poker Brings Back Poker Maximus

Carbon Poker, currently running on the Merge Network, has announced that they are bringing back the ever popular poker series, Poker Maximus! This will be the 6th time the tournament has come around and this time is will run for a total of 15 days. The event kicks off on September 8th and will extend to September 22nd. There are 85 scheduled events boasting a...

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PartyPoker Gives Away a Weekend of Poker and Football

Manchester Evening News and PartyPoker have partnered up to give one player the opportunity to win a weekend of poker and football at Old Trafford and you can even bring a friend. Starting August 9th-10th, the home of Manchester United will host the 'Road to Old Trafford' poker tournament and some of the most popular poker players will be there as well as...

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Full Tilt Announces Ambassadors for ANZPT

Three new Full Tilt Poker ambassadors for the ANZPT were announced by tournament director Danny McDonagh during Day 1a of the Australia New Zealand Poker Tour (ANZPT) Queenstown Snowfest Main Event. McDonagh released the names Jonathan Karamalikis, Liam O'Rourke and Tom Grigg and the gentlemen will play on behalf of Full Tilt Poker and the ANZPT. Their respons...

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Blom is Back in the Game!

Swedish online poker ace Viktor 'Isildur1' Blom has suffered a tough July before it all came right this week when he took on the biggest and best names online and emerged with a $1,4 million profit. Blom started the month in fine style, pushing his profits up to $2 million when suddenly he lost almost all of it. He kept plugging away until this weekend, whe...

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Intertops Audits Cash Game and Sit 'n Go Wins

These days Intertops is taking stern measures regarding wins on the Revolution Poker Network after identifying a "dramatic increase" in chip-dumping and is subjecting all SNG and cash game wins to a tough scrutiny before payments are made to player accounts. The company announcement said the stringent policy has been implemented to protect bona fide Intertops...

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LGA Malta Suspends Everleaf Poker Network

An announcement came this week from the Lotteries and Gaming Authority of Malta that it has suspended Everleaf Poker Network's license. After finally losing its cool with the long-suffering network, the LGA specified that the suspension also carries a requirement that the operator desists from offering any games licensed by Malta and may not register new playe...

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Microgaming's Blaze Poker Boosted with Mini Game

An innovation has been introduced by Microgaming to its Blaze fast-fold poker product in chape of a Blazing Cannon Feature, now available to players on the MPN as a permanent fixture to the Blaze Poker game which will add any money won in the feature to players' chip stacks. Namely, each time they win 20 raked hands for a bonus of up to Euro 100 in cash, playe...

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Microgaming's Blaze Poker Selected by 24hPoker

From the end of July, there will be a change in the speed poker variant at online poker operator 24hPoker. Namely, the company announced that the Fast Poker product will be replaced with a Microgaming's fast-fold Blaze Poker equivalent - a logical move considering that 24hPoker is a member of Microgaming's MPN network. Affiliates were informed the past we...

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Win a Seat to PokerFest 2013 from Titan Poker

Titan Poker is giving away seats at the upcoming PokerFest 2013 poker tournament in Mamaia, Romania. Poker players can show their stuff in an attempt to win a seat at the September 4th event. PokerFest Mamaia will feature a EUR540+EUR60 Main Event with one re-entry. In order to get your chance to win a seat, play at Titan Poker and participate in the weekly Su...

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Affiliates Outraged by Changes in PKR's Affiliate Program

The number of marketing affiliate sites intent on blacklisting UK 3D online poker site PKR seems to be getting bigger. All of them seem to agree on one thing - that the changes introduced to the company's affiliate terms and conditions are prejudicial to affiliates. Some of the changes include: * A dormant account is any account which for a period of 1...

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Malware Charges Raised Against Poker Ace

According to recent reports, Japanese poker ace and well-known live tournament player Masaaki Kagawa (50) has been charged with running an illegal operation that combines spam, Android malware, and a fake dating website, and scamming victims out of $3.9 million. Earlier this week, investigators from the Chiba Prefectural Police in Japan arrested nine persons f...

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New Caribbean Poker Tour to Take Off in November

What promises to be the joy for numerous live poker fans out there is a new Caribbean Poker Tour, a well-funded tournament supported by iPoker Network and William Hill Poker. The tournament will run from November 8 to 14 this year on the St. Maarten and Punta Cana Caribbean islands, and players will be able to qualify for it through satellites and qualifiers r...

Charity Poker Between Top Businessmen and Poker Pros

This week saw the 4th Annual "Take 'Em To School" charity poker tournament gather a pool of major Wall Street players, sports and other celebs and poker pros. The competition recorded 250 entries, all of whom were fighting to raise funds for education charity Education Reform Now. Some of the big poker names in the $1,000 buy-in event held in New York inclu...

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Online Gambling Banned from Lebanon

In order to support the gambling monopoly awarded to Lebanese land Casino du Liban in 1995, the country's authorities this week introduced an ISP block of access to online gambling operators. Reportedly, the block has been quietly authorized by the country's Justice Minister, and Telecommunications Minister Nicolas Sehnaoui apparently claimed that the ban had...

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WPT Launches Another Live Poker Tourney

A new high roller tourney has been announced by the World Poker Tour, which apparently has big plans for its new member dubbed "Alpha8". Namely, the tourney will feature several $100,000 buy-in events and it will be televised internationally on Fox Sports. The first outing of Alpha8 will happen in Florida on August 26 at the Seminole Hard Rock Open, with fo...

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No News about FTP Payments to US Players, But Poker Administrator Seeks Positive Votes

There's still nothing new regarding the refunds that should be paid to US players from their Full Tilt Poker outstanding balances. But amazingly, the third party administrator appointed by the US federal government to handle the payouts, Garden City Group, seems to have other things on their mind - they are currently trying to garner votes for a top claims admi...

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Recreational Poker Players Targeted by PAF

Recreational players will find the offering that resulted from the cooperation between Finnish gambling monopoly Alands Penningautomatforening (PAF) and Microgaming's MPN online poker network very appealing, as one of its aims was to make the access to the game easier for novice players. According to PAF, a new online poker offering will be premiered, featurin...

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Winning Poker Network Introduces Software Update

After a positive response, the Winning Poker Network (formerly Yatahay) has introduced a major poker client update, which includes: a totally re-designed lobby; new cash game filters; new card decks allowing users to easily identify holdings at a glance; a new re-player engine; re-designed tables, layout and new animations. According to Michael Harris, public...

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Growing Anticipation of Third Nevada Licensee Launch Date

As Nevada online poker site Ultimate Gaming has been attracting a growing number of players, and with CIE's offering WSOP most likely to be launched in October, there are now indications that South Point Hotel Casino & Spa, the third Nevada online poker licensee, is closing in on a launch date. The Las Vegas-based company was granted a license back in August 2...

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Update: US Attorney's Office and Absolute Poker Deal Revealed

What appeared in media reports US-wide are reports of new court documentation according to which the United States Attorney's Office, represented by Preet Bharara and The Absolute Poker Group represented by legal counsel Jerry D. Bernstein have reached an agreement with immediate effect. In addition, it has been specified that the deal was approved and ordered...

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