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WPT and DeepStacks Partner

WPT Enterprises has entered into a partnership deal with the DeepStacks Poker Tour (DSPT) to launch WPTDeepStacks as a replacement for both the WPT-Regional and DeepStacks Poker Tour brands. 'This is one of those rare win-win-wins,' said WPT President Adam Pliska. 'Combining WPT's brand with DSPT's staff and cutting-edge approach is a victory for both br...

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Identities of High Stakes Online Poker Players Released

According to a popular online poker news publication, the names of three online poker "handles" that often take part in high stakes poker games have been identified. They are known as Asian high roller Chun Lei Zhou as "samrostan" formerly known as "patpatpanda". He recently admitted that he was the player behind both user names. MalACEsia has been identifi...

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Bitcoin Online Poker Network Prepares to Launch

A new online poker network is in the works with software provided by Enterra designed to accept Bitcoins for deposits and withdrawals. Coin Report quoted Enterra CEO, Dimitry Starostenkov saying: 'Starting your Internet business via our Bitcoin poker network, you get your own poker room with up to 12 poker game types, games with different limits, and tournam...

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InstaDeal Join The Hive Poker Network

The Connected Table Group has rolled out its InstaDeal Turnkey platform solution which has become part of a new poker network known as "The Hive". "We're thrilled to get this opportunity," said Stefan Olsson, chief executive officer of Connected Table AB. "It adds a new exciting service to our existing Turnkey platform which already is home to many of the indu...

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Poker Pro Forgets About Seat at WPT Championships Borgata

Poker pro David Rheem reveals the reason why he didn't claim his $15,000 free seat at last week's WPT Championships at the Borgata on Twitter. It seems that he simply forgot. Rheem said on Twitter that he would not be attending but those enrolled in the tournament good luck. Poker pro Mike Mizrachi said Rheem should have a freeroll since he had won last y...

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American Player Wins Monte Carlo Super High Roller

Daniel 'mrGR33N13' Colman, 23, took down 61 hopefuls to win the Euro 1,539,300 prize and the 2014 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo Casino European Poker Tour Grand Final Euro 100,000 Super High Roller. The American player was involved in three days of intense play up against some of the best players in the world and in the end agreed to a three-way chop includi...

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Poker Players Alliance Steps in to Assist Lock Poker Players

The Poker Players Alliance has become involved in assisting Lock Poker players in receiving delayed payouts. The first step was for PPA to reach out to Lock management seeking answers regarding the delayed payments to players. As it stands, the Alliance as well as players are watching and waiting for a response. Lock Poker pulled out of the Revolution Po...

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PokerStars Secures Alliance with California Tribe

PokerStars's discussion with Californian tribes and cardrooms was old new by the time confirmation was given by politicians on Wednesday. The Rational Group has joined forces with the Morongo Band of Mission Indians, who run three of the largest cardrooms, the Commerce Club, the Hawaiian Gardens Casino and the Bicycle Casino. The objective is to establish a...

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Clarke Successful at Paddy Power Poker Irish Open

Patrick Clarke managed to turn a Euro 4 online satellite entry into a fantastic main event win of Euro 250,000 last weekend in the Euro 2,250 buy-in 2014 Paddy Power Poker Irish Open. He took out 410 opponents and made it to the final table along with Dave Pollock, Liam Chevalier, Thomas O'Shea, Oliver Lynch, Michael Gilligan, Barry Donovan and Jonathan Lundy...

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888Poker Launches Snap Poker

After a vigorous testing phase 888Poker has officially launched Snap Poker. With the new product, fast-fold players have the option to throw out their hand and be dealt a new one without waiting for other players. 888 is featuring a $5,000 Snap Extreme branded tournaments two times a day in an effort to promote the new product. The weekly top 600 players...

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Poker Activist Pushing for Poker in Washington

Poker activist Curtis Woodard continues with his campaign to legalized online poker in Washington, which currently prosecutes its residents for playing. Woodard spoke to the publication Bluff saying: 'I've been pushing an idea for legislation based on the network model, separating the card rooms from the software providers, with emphasis on shared liquidi...

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World Poker Tour Championship Moves to Borgata

The World Poker Tour championship event is always held at the Bellagio in Las Vegas but this year it's travelling to New Jersey's Borgata. The $15,000 buy-in competition began on Monday and will run through April 26th with a top prize of over $1.35 million. Borgata president Tom Ballance told the Associated Press: "With online gaming and the popularity of t...

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Ole Schemion Wins EPT San Remo High Roller

German poker pro Ole Schemion won the Euro 10,300 buy-in EPT San Remo High Roller over the weekend defeating 104 players to win Euro 265,000. The final table included Schemion, Max Greenwood, Alex Bilokur, Philip Sternheimer, Mustapha Kunit, Griffin Benger, Tamer Kamel and Imed Ben Mahmoud Phillip Sternheimer and Alex Bilokur were knocked out making way for...

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British Poker Journalist Secures Historic Poker Win

Victoria Coren Mitchell, UK journalist and poker tournament player, secured a historic win over the weekend with her second and record European Poker Tour main event triumph. Her first win was in the third season of the EPT in London. She faced the final table in San Remo with Giacomo Fundaro, Jordan Westmorland, Andrea Benelli, Andreas Geller, Bruno Stef...

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Canadian Player Wins WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown

Canadian poker player Eric Afriat took down 1,795 players in the WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown to claim first place and $1.09 million. Afriat faced Mukul Pahuja in the heads up leaving him in second place with $691,965. Additional final table payouts: James Mackey - $441,128 Jacob Bazely - $371,931 Matt Stout - $308,501 Chance Kornuth -...

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PokerStars Announces SCOOP Schedule

PokerStars has announced its 2014 Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) which will begin on May 4 through May 18 and a guaranteed prize pool of $40 million. "For the first time ever, there will be three events every day of the championship, re-entry tournaments, and Progressive Super-Knockouts, which have proved very popular," said PokerStars in a statem...

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Court Rules on Swedish Online Poker Case

Sweden's Värmland District Court has sentenced 8 people associated with an online poker fraud case after two years of investigation by Swedish authorities and the Swedish gaming authority Lotteriinspektionen. The ring hacked into various large company databases, one of which was Svenska Spel, and obtained private login information from 2007 to 2011 to access...

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Unibet Launches iPad App

Unibet's iOS poker app is now available to iPad users in Finland, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the UK with additional market releases on the way. The company's Relax-powered poker client is available on the app as well as social networking features.

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Jason Sandling Wins WSOP Main Event at Harrah's Cherokee

Jason Sandling won a seat to the National Championship and the largest cash of his career after defeating 665 hopefuls in the World Series of Poker Circuit $1,675 Main Event held at Harrah's Cherokee in North Carolina. Final Table Payouts: 1. Jason Sandling $204 487 2. William O'Neal $126 533 3. Erik Gorman $92 807 4. Zack Caldwell...

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Weekend FTOPS Draws Plenty of Attention

This weekend's Full Tilt Online Poker Series (FTOPS) tournaments resulted in some major payouts with the $635 buy-in 25th FTOPS main event drawing in 2,557 players and a prize pool of $1,534,000. Niall "Firaldo87" Farrell, Charles "Chilax Chuck" Sylvestre, Mike "Timex" McDonald, YEWTHMELTHR, Sami "LarsLuzak" Kelopuro, PrettyFlacko, Rasta_3, NES_Pro and foster...

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