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Louis Cartaruis Wins Malta Poker Tourney

German player Louis Cartarius won the Euro 550 buy-in 2013 Pokerlistings Battle of Malta tournament this weekend over 887 other opponents. The event was three times as large as it was last year and is the biggest live tourney win of Cartaruis' career. Cartarius approached the final table with the second lowest stack against Konrad Abela, Ambjorn Haga, Arthur P...

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Advertising from Nevada Online Poker Sites

Caesars' WSOP.com for the Nevada online poker market is developing competitive marketing strategies to compete with Ultimate Poker.com. The advertising campaign includes TV, radio, print, digital and partnerships with Caesars' land casinos. The AdAge piece contains preview vid clips here: http://adage.com/abstract?article_id=244447. The presentation has...

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Pros Recover at Full Tilt Poker This Week

Phil Ivey has had a profitable week on the Full Tilt Poker nosebleed tables taking $900,000 in profits. Logging is as 'Polarizing', Ivey has lost upwards of seven figures this year. His week of success will come in handy as he proceeds with his multi-million pound lawsuit against London's Crockfords. Viktor 'Isildur1' Blom also recovered from a bad r...

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Poker Pro's Profits Deemed Proceeds of a Crime

Paul Carr, a 33-year-old Irish poker pro, was fighting a case involving the seizure of Euro 36,000 discovered by police during a May 2011 search of the home of the girlfriend one of Carr's friends. It is believed that the cash was the profits of a crime and should go to the State but Carr says that the girlfriend was holding some of his tournament winnings for...

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New Online Poker Documentary for October

Online poker documentary, 'Drawing Dead - The Highs And Lows Of Online Poker', will be released in October on the DirecTV in the United States. The documentary is said to explore the ups and down of the game including problem gambling and features two players. Poker pro Dusty 'Leatherass' Schmidt talks about his successes and athlete and musician Michael K...

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PokerStars Announces $10M Prize Pool for Caribbean Poker Tourney

PokerStars has announced that its 2014 Caribbean Poker Adventure tourney's $10,300 buy-in main event will feature a $10 million guaranteed prize pool. The tournament is scheduled for January 7th at the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas and the poker site is hopeful that the last total of 987 players will be exceeded. Players will have the opportunity to take p...

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Party Poker Announces Premier League VII Dates

Party Poker released the dates and the first two registrations for the Premier League VII $125,000 WPT special event at the Playground Poker Club in Montreal from the 20th - 26th November 2013. The event is scheduled before the $3,500 + $350 partypoker.net WPT Montreal tournament scheduled for 29th November - 5th December 2013. Player feedback has resul...

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Infiniti Poker in Beta Testing Phase

Infiniti Poker.com is a year behind schedule of its original launch date but this week it's allowing players to take part in the beta testing phase of the software. It seems that the site is focusing on the social aspect based on comments made by CEO Michael Hajduk. He said that his priorities are working with charities and providing a place for friends can in...

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Phil Ivey Launches Mobile Poker App

Poker pro Phil Ivey launched his mobile poker application Ivey Poker on Monday available via Facebook, iStore and GooglePlay. The app has been in its beta phase on Facebook since July 2013 and now starts off with a bang with 10,000 downloads. Ivey announced the launch on his website: "Bringing Ivey Poker to mobile was the next logical step. Just like wit...

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888 Launches Mac Poker Client

888Poker launched its Mac client on Monday after beta-testing came to a close. The Mac OS X client offers Hold'Em, Stud and Omaha games with multi-tabling facilities, full hand history, preferred seating and 'favourites' facility from the desktop version. Players will have access to cash games and tournaments. Multi-tabling is possible for up to six tabl...

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New Online Poker Start-Up Seeks Funding

Alex Kim is the founder and chief exec of Sponge Poker.com and he is seeking $30,000 to market his start-up company. Kim boasts better online offerings and patent protection. He says that Sponge allows players to see their opponents' moves in real-time making it a more realistic experience. Kim currently has the app available on Facebook with free games...

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New Poker and Mobile Platforms from GTECH

GTECH will display its new poker platform and Mobile Poker product at this week's Global Gaming Expo. The new platform includes several features which the company is confident meet the needs of poker players. 'GTECH's new thumb-based tablet features and rebuilt Poker Platform provide tangible proof of the Company's commitment to making all of our games av...

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Wynn Interactive Partners With 888's AAPN

The All American Poker Network (AAPN) has sealed a deal with Wynn Interactive which will see 888 Holdings plc and investment company Avenue Capital Group aid in Wynn's online launch in the US. Poker, casino, a back-office platform and other 888 services form the arrangement between AAPN and Wynn Interactive. "The platform and ancillary services AAPN will of...

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Anthony Zinno Wins WPT Borgata Main Event

The 2013 World Poker Tour Borgata Poker Open saw 1,189 entries in the $3,500 no-limit hold'em main event resulting in a $3,805,989 prize pool. 31-year-old Anthony Zinno, from Cranston, Rhode Island, was the last man standing after six days. He won his first WPT title, $825,099 in cash and 1,440 Card Player Player of the Year points. Zinno made his 5th final...

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Snap Poker from 888

888 is set to introduce a new product called Snap Poker in addition to its many other products including Blaze, Zoom, Speed, FastForward, Strobe, and FTP's Rush Poker. Various poker forums and related message boards were flooded with comments on the topic all week long which claimed that the product was in real-money alpha testing and fast-fold action on cash...

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AGA Exec Risks Popularity

Geoff Freeman, the new chief exec at the American Gaming Association, is getting reactions from an article with online poker movie 'Runner, Runner' starring Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake as the subject. Freeman spoke last month about his intention to leverage the movie to influence public and political opinions on online poker toward federal legalization a...

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Rigorous Testing for 888 Holdings

Brian Mattingley, the CEO of 888 Holdings spoke to Poker News this week regarding the experience with American Regulators. Mattingley referred to the software as "...very complex and very sophisticated. There's 20 years of development embedded within that software. And therefore it's not just a matter of taking a deposit and making sure the poker hands are sho...

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Spanish Regulator Supports International Player Pools

Carlos Hernandes, director of Spanish online gambling regulator DGOJ, has publicly shown support for shared international player pools and hopes for an arrangement in the coming year. Hernandes spoke with Spanish poker information site PokerRed regarding the subject of international player pools having been held with French, Italian and Danish regulators. As t...

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Bwin.Party Ready to Enter New Jersey Online Gambling Market

Bwin.Party Digital Entertainment's director of communications, John Shepherd, spoke to the Atlantic City press dishing on the company's deal with Borgata Casino co-owners MGM Resorts and Boyd Gaming and how quickly games will be made available to New Jersey residents once regulations are finalized. November 23, 2013 is the expected date for online gambling to go...

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Online Poker Positive for Nevada Land Based Casinos

Dave Schwartz, the director of the University of Las Vegas's Gaming Research Center, spoke to a news publication regarding the positive effects of legalized online poker on Nevada land based casino operators. 'In the 2000's when online poker first became really big, there's a funny thing that happened, in Nevada the revenue in poker rooms tripled so more peo...

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