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Anthony Gregg Takes Top Spot in 'One Drop High Rollers' Event

Bill Perkins, the founder of Skylar Capital Management LP, knocked out hedge-fund manager David Einhorn from a $111,111 buy-in charity tournament at the World Series of Poker with a pair of aces. Perkins ranked 7th after day two of playing the 'One Drop High Roller' at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The prize pool stood at more than $4.8...

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World Series of Poker Bracelets for Volpe and Shchmelev

Ben Volpe and Vladimir Shchmelev won the Event 45 and Event 46 of the World Series of Poker competition currently held in Las Vegas following tough battles in the large and talented entry fields. Among the 678 competitors who entered Event 45: $1,500 buy-in Ante-Only No-Limit Hold'em, Volpe had to face some serious top poker pros including Blair Hinkle and Chr...

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Online Poker Room PKR Launches Android App

The release of an Android version of PKR 3D Poker app by the online poker room PKR has been presented as the next step in company's strategic positioning on the mobile market after the successful launch of the app for iPad and iPhone users in the UK earlier this year. 'We've always appreciated the importance of offering our unique software across a wide rang...

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WSOP Charity Competition Stages Battle of Financial Titans

The 166 participants in the WSOP Event 47 - the $111,111 buy-in One Drop High Roller charity tournament include renowned professional poker players as well as wealthy businessmen, and this week brought an interesting clash between Bill Perkins (44), the founder of Skylar Capital Management LP and hedge-fund manager David Einhorn. Perkins outplayed Einhorn and...

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33 Cents for Lock Poker Dollars

At least two professional players have offered to sell off Lock Poker dollars for only US 33 cents, in this way confirming that the online poker operator Lock Poker has not yet resolved its problems related to timely payouts. This is not the news for the online gaming community as the Lock Poker players previously tried to sell off Lock dollars for 38 cents....

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888Poker Bans SharkScope Activities

The datamining activity of SharkScope has been banned by 888Poker, the online poker operator announced. Apparently the company '...does not give permission for any data mining sites to access our poker room, and we actively enforce this policy. Data mining is a violation of our EULA (End User License Agreement) and copyright law,' an 888Poker representativ...

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The Hollywood Poker Open Kicks Off this Weekend

The Hollywood Poker Open at the M Resort kicks off this weekend with a guaranteed prize pool of $500,000. Penn National Gaming, Inc. is sponsoring the Hollywood tournament which runs Friday through Sunday and is named after their casino brand, Hollywood. Qualifying satellites took place at the Hollywood Casino locations and at the M Resort for the 2,500 buy-in...

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Pulusani Wins WSOP Event 44

The poker pro from Alabama Sandeep Pulusani won the Event 44, a $3,000 buy-in no-limit hold'em of the World Series of Poker currently held in Las Vegas. Pulusani bested a large field of over a thousand entrants to claim the main prize of $592,684 and his first WSOP bracelet. After three days of tough play, Alabama pro reached the final table as a low stack,...

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One Drop High Roller Sets New Record with $17.8 million Prize Pool

By generating a prize pool of over $17.8 million from 166 entries, this year's World Series of Poker $111,111 buy-in Big One for One Drop High Roller charity event set a new international live tournament record. The elite event entry field includes some of the global poker celebrities such as Vanessa Selbst, Daniel Negreanu, Matt Glantz, Phil Ivey, Jason Merci...

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Utah Zion Bank Involved in Illegal Online Poker Payments?

Zion Bank in Utah is reported to be under federal investigation on allegations of processing "tens of millions" of dollars in illegal online poker payments in the mid-2000s. According to the court documents filed by the federal authorities, a local businessman John Scott Clark was allegedly involved in the illegal operations and he used the bank's services to...

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888Poker Climbs to Fourth Position on Largest E-Poker Network List

According to the independent online poker monitor Pokerscout, 888Poker has for the first time left behind the rival network PartyPoker in the Bwin.Digital group to become the fourth largest online poker network globally. The competitive positioning by Pokerscout is based on a 7-day moving average of active players in cash game tables. Currently, 888Poker stand...

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WSOP Gets New Winners after Events 42 and 43

Norbert Szecsi took gold in the event 42 and Jesse Martin joined the WSOP winners' club after event 43. Event 42, a $1,000 buy-in no-limit hold'em was marked by the victory of 22-year-old Szecsi who outplayed more than 2,000 players before reaching final table where he managed to endure the early pace set by chip leader Rory Mathews and get the chip lead in or...

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Ödman Leaves Bodog Poker Network

An expert on online poker, Jonas Ödman resigned from the position of the president of Bodog Poker Network (BPN) and announced a possibility of bringing the Recreational Poker Model (RPM) to the still unregulated California market. California authorities are currently involved in yet another attempt to legalise online poker in the state. Being one of the more...

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Update: Barton Offers New Solution for Federal Online Poker Legalisation in Texas

Texas Republican Congressman Joe Barton is about to launch a new initiative in spite of the prior introduction of a more comprehensive online gambling legalisation bill in Congress by Rep. Peter King earlier this year. This is Barton's second attempt to push an online poker only legalisation bill through Congress, as he claims that federal legalisation - at le...

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World Series of Poker Events 40 and 41 Get Winners

Event 40: a $1 500 buy-in No-Limit Hold'em at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas ended with an impressive triumph of Jared "The Waco Kidd" Hamby who entered the final table with the short stack but managed to recover and finally outplay his opponents. In addition to the title and a piece of WSOP jewellery, Hamby took a main prize of $525 272 after besting...

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Owner of Wine Collection at World Series of Poker?

A wine lover and the owner of a small business in Las Vegas Geno Foschi made the headlines after announcing that he plans to leverage part of his rare wine collection into entry fees for this year's World Series of Poker, The Drinks Business magazine reports. Foschi started collecting wines in his early twenties, and is now putting for sale 38 bottles from his...

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Further Actions by Malaysian Authorities Aimed at Eradicating Online Gambling

The well-known police Operation Dadu targeting illegal online poker operations run in small shops and residences throughout the country is going to be continued, the Malaysian authorities confirmed this week. The police spokesman Asst Comm Abdul Aziz Salleh emphasized that the police remain committed to Op Dadu, inviting the public to report any suspected onli...

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'Big One for One Drop' Again on World Series Of Poker

The first Big One for One Drop fund-raiser event at this year's World Series of Poker is scheduled to take place June 26 at noon Vegas time. This is not the first time that WSOP supports One Drop charity, the organization that assists struggling third world communities to get access to clean water. The winners of fund-raising WSOP events also get bracelets, an...

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MMA Portugal and 888Poker in Sponsorship Deal

The new title sponsor of MMA Portugal (mixed martial arts) and the TV broadcasts of MMA fights, for the second half of 2013, will be 888poker, the company announces. According to a statement issued by 888Poker, the MMA is showing a strong growth in popularity in Portugal and its website MMA Portugal is ranked as the top Portuguese news and social portal and me...

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Another Two WSOP Bracelets for Canadians

Justin Oliver of Toronto and David Idema from Vancouver won another two bracelets at this year's World Series of Poker contributing to Canada's bracelet count which now totals nine. WSOP Event 38 - $2,500 buy-in No-Limit Hold'em Four-Handed was very successful for 37-year-old Oliver who claimed his first piece of WSOP jewelry and took home the amount of $309,0...

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