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Update: PokerStars' Atlantic Club Acquisition Faces AGA's Opposition

This week saw the American Gaming Association, whose membership includes most of the major Las Vegas land casino operators, surprise everyone when it filed its opposition to the proposed acquisition of Atlantic City casino Atlantic Club by Rational Group, the parent company of online poker giant PokerStars. This is an unprecedented move, as the Association has...

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Great Turnout at Seventh Birthday Celebration fo PokerStarrs Sunday Million

The 7th birthday celebration of PokerStars Sunday Million attracted 49 287 players to the race for a lion's share of the $7 million guaranteed prize pool, which thanks to the high number of entrants grew to impressive $9 857 400. The final table saw three players, 'Kasra84', 'benislovas' and 'David "sexygee" Gent, playing for 15 hours until they agreed to a th...

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Revolution Poker Network Supports Separated Poker Tables

The trend started by the iPoker network of partitioning online poker tables in order to protect less successful players from more experienced ones is now adopted by the Revolution international online poker network through the launch of its Fair Play technology. Revolution has divided its players into three groups - recreational, average and advanced - and now...

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I.S.P.T. Project Boosted by Dusk Till Down Partnership

The French organizers of the International Stadiums Poker Tour (ISPT) have announced that the UK live and online poker company Dusk Till Dawn Poker Club has signed up to license, market and guarantee for ISPT inaugural tournament at Wembley, set to begin in June this year. DTD has guaranteed at least Euro1 million available for the winner of the main event, an...

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Big Clash between Pokerstars and FTP Pros

What started as Twitter confrontation has developed into an interesting clash between top international players on the teams of sister online poker sites, Pokerstars and Full Tilt Poker, over a tempting $300,000 prize pool as the pros face each other on three simultaneous freeze-out tables with the winning team taking the majority of the three games. Gus Hanse...

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February was a Bad Month for Phil Ivey

One poker pro reportedly lost more than $1 million playing online poker in February. Phil Ivey was down $1.1 million which contributes to his performance since Full Tilt Poker was shut down in April 2011. Ivey managed to pull off a decent win approximately one month ago. He won $750,000 over the course of a week in January but unfortunately he has lost that an...

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Poker Run Helps Family Rebuild After Fire

One family's home went up in flames a couple of weeks ago losing 20 years worth of memories. Who would've thought poker would come to the rescue? This wasn't poker in the usual sense. A poker run was put together to help the family. Summer Beesley lived in the house with her daughter and parents. "We lost everything and I didn't even know where to start," s...

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WPT LA Poker Classic Makes Canadian Amateur Player a Millionaire!

This weekend saw the end of the $10,000 buy-in World Poker Tour LA Poker Classic where British Columbia amateur player Paul Klann (41) dominated the action and became by $1,004,090 wealthier after defeting a host of more experienced players, including the likes of Phil Laak, triple WPT champ Calros Mortenson, 13 WSOP bracelet holder Phil Hellmuth and WSOP main...

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Spanish and Italian Poker Player Pools to Be Combined?

Hinting that the Spanish and Italian dedicated poker player pools may be combined before the end of 2013, a top executive at the Spanish regulator La Dirección General de Ordenación del Juego (DGOJ), Enrique Alejo, explained that such a move would present a benefit of both nations. Since the regulations in Spain and Italy include provisions for shared player...

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iPoker Network in France Welcomes Unibet's French Site

As of recent, Unibet's French online poker site has switched its former home in Ongame network for Playtech's dedicated French iPoker network. Therefore, Unibet joined other .fr sites on the network, including Betclic, Everest Poker, Titan Poker and TurboPoker. Also, with the move, Ongame's .fr network has been left with just one member - bwin's .fr site.

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Update: Nevada Gaming Control Board to Hold Another Hearing of Online Poker License Applicants

On March 6 and 7, the Nevada Gaming Control Board will hold a hearing where it will consider the applications for online gambling licenses submitted by reputable land and internet companies Treasure Island Casino and 888 Holdings. Treasure Island has applied for intrastate online poker on the 888 poker platform, and if it gets the approval of the NGCB, it hope...

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