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PokerStars' December Festival Begins Dec 1st

PokerStars has a big month in store with its December Festival filled with $27 million in guaranteed prize pools. The Festival will begin December 1st and run over the course of 22 days. The highlights will be the final three days. On December 20th, there will be a $10 million World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) Challenge Series for the first time ev...

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PokerStars MicroMillions 6 Comes to a Close

PokerStars MicroMillions 6 came to a close this week after a successful series. More than 100 events created a massive prize pool of $8,823,501.19 and 1,420,306 participants coming in second to MicroMillions 4. The final event was a $22 buy-in NLHE where 'TheManM' of Brazil took first place and $126,000. The MicroMillions 6 overall winner was 'quixote123...

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Pokerfest: Micro Turbo Edition Begins December 1st

Party Poker's Pokerfest: Micro Turbo Edition will be packed with 67 events over the course of 15 days running from December 1st - 15th. Party Poker director Jeffrey Haas said: 'This is poker for people with any kind of bankroll. We kick off on Sunday 1st December with seven no limit hold'em events in various Turbo formats. "On Monday 2nd December PLO en...

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Sky Poker Modifies Software

Sky Poker has modified its proprietary download and flash casino software to include twenty significant changes before launching it after a rigorous testing phase. The tables have been redesigned, new graphics improving the definition and both full screen and automatic tiling options have been added. Additional improvements include auto top-up, automatic fo...

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Changes to WSOP International Schedule

The World Series of Poker has altered its International event schedule resulting in the combination of WSOP Asia-Pacific and WSOP Europe. The events will be held on a bi-annual basis rather than the annual schedule as announced on Tuesday. Other modifications to the schedule include the addition of 10 open bracelet events in the second WSOP Asia-Pacific (WSOP...

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Tony "Bond18" Dunst Wins World Poker Tour Caribbean

Tony "Bond18" Dunst, pro poker player and commentator, had success this weekend in the $3,500 buy-in NLHE main event at the World Poker Tour Caribbean at the Casino Royale on St. Maarten Island. He beat out a group of 190 hopefuls making it to the final table with German pro Marvin Rettenmaier and defeated former WPT champ Giacomo Fundaro. It took 120 hands...

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Texas Representative to Push Forward with Federal Regulation of Online Poker

Texas Republican Congressman Joe Barton has reaffirmed his commitment to pursuing federal regulation and licensing of US online poker. Barton's Internet Poker Freedom Act has not made much progress since its introduction earlier this year but he maintains that it's the best route to take. 'New Jersey's is the latest in a growing list of states to enter th...

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Charles Sylvestre Wins WSOP Circuit Main Event

Charles Sylvestre of Quebec, won the WSOP Circuit main event at the Casino du Lac-Leamy in Gatineau. He faced off against a pool of 371 players in the $1,675 buy-in event which generated $556,500 in prizes. Sylvestre made it to the final table along with John Nelson, Dinara Khaziyeva, Sol Bergren, Mike Leah Toronto,Justin Dean, Bryan Moon, Adam Podstawka an...

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FTOPS Begins

The 24th Full Tilt Poker Online Poker Series (FTOPS) begins Began on Sunday with $8 million in guaranteed prizes up for grabs across 39 events. The tournament will run through December 8th. For the first time, the series will include a new inducement for players to climb to the top of the leaderboard in a six month Black Card Pro sponsorship. Marketing...

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Full Tilt Poker Expands Rush Availability

It's been six months since the initial UK launch of Rush and Full Tilt Poker has now expanded the availability of its fast-fold iOS application. According to the company's notification on Twitter, players from Canada, Germany and Ireland may now download Rush. This version of the Rush app features Pot Limit Omaha and no-limit Texas Hold'Em games with tour...

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Aussie Millions to Join PokerStars Asia-Pacific Tour in 2014

The Aussie Millions poker tournament main event will join the PokerStars Asia-Pacific Poker Tour in 2014. The 16th Aussie Millions tournament kicks off on January 23rd with a A$10,600 buy-in main event on February 2nd plus A$25,000 buy-in Challenge; A$100,000 buy-in Challenge and A$250,000 buy-in Challenge events. "The Aussie Millions is regarded as one of...

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PokerStars Declined for NJ Online Gambling License

It is being reported that the parent company of PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker, Rational Group, partnered with Atlantic City Casino and Hotel Resorts have not been approved for a New Jersey online gambling license. Talk of the lack of licensing peaked interest last week and a poker news site wrote: "The source indicated that the DGE [New Jersey Division for...

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PartyPoker Premier League 7 Participants Announced

The list of players taking part in PartyPoker's Premier League 7 at the Playground Poker Club in Montreal has been released. The event will run over the course of one week from November 29th - December 5th with a $125,000 buy-in. The final list includes the following players: 1) Antonio Esfandiari 2) Dan Shak 3) Phil Laak 4)...

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American Gaming Association Reaffirms its Support of Legalized Online Poker

The American Gaming Association put out a statement on Monday reassuring the public of its support of a legalized, licensed and regulated online poker marker in the US. AGA CEO and president, Geoff Freeman, wrote: "Time and again, government efforts to prohibit use of everyday products have failed. In 2012, Americans spent nearly $3 billion gambling with ro...

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Philipp Gruissem Wins Another Alpha8 High Roller Event

German poker pro Philipp Gruissem has won his third major live tournament this year in the $100,000 buy-in World Poker Tour Alpha8 High Roller in St. Kitts. The follows his £100,000 WPT Alpha8 win in London just weeks ago. Gruissem beat out 23 players at the Royal Beach Casino winning his second Alpha8 high roller event of the year. In the St. Kitts eve...

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Garden City Group to Pay FTP Players in 2014

Full Tilt players have been patiently awaiting payouts since April 2011 Black Friday and it may be just another four months before the Garden City Group makes good on these payments. The US Department of Justice put the Garden City Group in charge of the repayment task. Players will be paid out with the $150 million paid to the government by PokerStars after i...

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PokerStars Contributes to Philippine Rescue Efforts Via Helping Hands Program

PokerStars has created the Helping Hands program to support the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines which raised $100,000 within 48 hours. PokerStars intends to match the money raised by players equally. Owner of PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker, Rational Group, added options within its poker clients making it simple for players to donate. On Friday...

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PokerStars Not Listed On Recent NJ Approvals

New Jersey is preparing for the soft launch of online gambling in less than one week and it seems that the Pokerstars-Resorts partnership is not on the New Jersey Casino Control Commission's approval list. Could this indicate a problem with the partnership application? The most recent approval list from November 15th reflects mainly service companies and the l...

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Heads Up Zoom Poker to Launch in December

December will see the launch of a PokerStars fast-fold online poker product according to a post made on a well-known online poker forum. PokerStars is planning to launch its Zoom fast-fold product in a heads up format instead of the standard heads-up cash games. This format will also help combat "bum hunting", the practice of taking seats at tables and waiting...

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Father and Son Duo Plead Guilty in New York Online Poker Ring Case

Two additional confessions have been made in relation to the New York "art gallery" illegal gambling ring. Vadim Trincher and his son Eugene pled guilty for their roles in the illegal gambling and racketeering case that saw millions of dollars in bets processed via banks located in Russia, Cyprus and the United States. The two stood before Judge Jesse M. Fu...

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