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Oleksii Khoroshenin Wins EPT Vienna Main Event

A total of 910 entrants from 59 countries registered for this year's European Poker Tour Vienna Euro 5,300 buy-in main event which created a massive prize pool of Euro 4,413,500. The prize pool awarded a potential top prize of Euro 816,000, plus a trophy and a Euro 5,000 watch. Ukrainian player Oleksii Khoroshenin (27) managed to cut the prize down to Euro 578...

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US Internet Service Provider Blocks Bovada?

Players have been complaining over the last few days about restrictions from Bovada from US internet service provider Comcast. Bovada is working to rectify the issue; however there hasn't been a statement released from Comcast regarding the restricted access.

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New York Intrastate Poker Bill Introduced

In the midst of the Graham-Chaffetz online gambling banning bills currently in Congress, a New York lawmaker has introduced an intrastate online poker legalization bill in the state Senate. Republican Party state Senator John Bonacic is responsible for bill SB 6913. The bill, currently in the committee stage, outlines rules for cash and tournament action....

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PokerStars Responds to California Tribes

PokerStars is firing back with regard to tribal objections to it enter the California market. Eric Hollreiser, the corporate communications chief at The Rational Group has issued a public response to the California Tribal Business Alliance and several Californian tribes. Hollreiser said: "We have consistently met those standards in jurisdictions around the wo...

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New Full Tilt Managing Director Confirmed

Full Tilt Poker and PokerStars parent company, Rational Group has confirmed that Dominic Mansour is to become the managing director of Full Tilt Poker as of April 22 2014. Mansour will work directly alongside Rational Group chief operating officer Rafi Ashkenazi. Ashkenazi said, 'Dominic's experience aligns very well with our plans for Full Tilt. He has...

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More Tribes Opposed to PokerStars in California

Additional tribes have come forward sharing the disapproval of the California Tribal Business Alliance in terms of PokerStars making a deal with Californian tribal and poker interests. In total there are twelve additional tribes expressing concerns. Two tribes, the San Manuel and Pechanga Bands, currently have two bills before the state legislature. Tribes...

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Poker Alliance Against Federal Online Poker Ban

The Poker Players Alliance has expressed its dissatisfaction of the Chaffetz and Graham campaign to federally ban online poker with the use of the Wire Act. 'These bills trample on the rights of states, but of greater concern is the fact that they will deny consumers any meaningful protections that can only be achieved through responsible state or federal re...

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Katchalov Wins Eureka Vienna High Roller

Lie tournament and online player, Eugene Katchalov of the Ukraine, won the Eureka Vienna High Roller tourney beating 454 opponents and winning the top prize. The final table included Katchalov, Nikolaus Jedlicka of Austria; Swede Lars Tungel; Russian players Mikhail Korotkikh and Viktor Chiginev; Clement Thumy from France; Germany's Daniel Melten and Dominik P...

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Pokerhost Moving to EPN

Reportedly Pokerhost is set to leave the Merge Gaming Network to join the Equity Poker Network (EPN) within the next two weeks. According to reports: * Segregated player funds will remain in Pokerhost's control. * Deposit and withdrawal methods will not change. * All VIP points earned will be converted to a new VIP program.

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Online Gambling for California?

California Assemblyman Isadore Hall is putting together a bit of information pointing out the pros and cons of online gambling in the state. On Monday, online poker blogger Marco Valerio tweeted: "California Assembly GO Committee, chaired by @IsadoreHall, will reportedly have an informational hearing on online poker on April 23, 1pm." Little information is...

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Mario Lopez Wins LAPT Main Event

Mario Lopez, of Argentina, beat 609 participants in the Seventh Latin American Poker Tour (LAPT) main event at the Enjoy Viña del Mar Casino in Chile. The heads up lasted 90 minutes with Chilean Rodrigo Perez. Lopez won $117,991 after a four way split with Perez $120,000, Resk $95,000, Lopez $95,000, and Melo $90,000. Final Table Payouts:...

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Josh Redhouse Wins ANZPT Sydney Main Event

Josh Redhouse, a 27-year-old of Sydney, won AU $133,360 in the Australian New Zealand Poker Tour (ANZPT) event at The Star. This was his first major poker tournament. The final table consisted of: 1 Josh Redhouse $133,360 2 Peco Stojanovski $155,000 3 Steven Zhou $120,000 4 Jazz Mathers $105,000 5 R...

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Caesars Interactive Entertainment and its online poker brand have partnered up with the New York Rangers, a US National Hockey League team. The deal has already seen its first round of promotional offers providing players with the chance to score prizes including a home visit from a NY Rangers star player, cash, game tickets and Rangers autog...

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Andreas Freund Wins PokerStars Eureka Vienna Main Event

Zoltan Gal, Hungarian poker player 27, took the top spot and Euro 208,655 in the PokerStars Eureka Vienna main event along with Andreas Freund of Austria. There were a total of 1,432 participants over two entry days that generated a Euro 1,389,040 prize pool. Additional final table payouts: Andreas Freund Euro 174,655 Blazej Przygorzewski Euro 98,210...

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California Tribal Business Alliance Opposed to PokerStars

The California Tribal Business Alliance is displeased with the announcement that PokerStars has been working toward a partnership with Morongo Band of Mission Indians and three large Southern California card clubs in an attempt to launch online poker in California. The chair of the trade association and treasurer of the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians, Leslie...

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French Online Poker Site to be Back Online

A deal with iPoker France's skin JOA-online will result in the resurrection of after players have been unable to access their accounts since November 2013. The site will operate under the new name My Joa Pok. Previously, MyPok suffered financial difficulties and eventually merged with PokerXtrem in 2012. Players were hopeful when MyPok revealed a s...

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BIG ONE for ONE DROP Already has 23 Confirmed Participants

The event is still three months away but the second BIG ONE for ONE DROP $1 million buy-in No-Limit Hold'em charity poker event already has 23 poker players registered. 'I can't wait to defend my title,' said defending champion, Antonio Esfandiari 'The event was life-changing, but so was my trip to El Salvador after it with the ONE DROP organization to...

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PokerStars Turns its Attention to California?

The publication iGaming Player wrote regarding rumors that PokerStars has teamed up with the Morongo Band of Mission Indians in California as the issue of legalized online poker is on the table for the state. At the moment, there are two online poker bills pending with "bad actor" clauses being considered. PokerStars continues to become licensed in New Jers...

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Chen Wins Macau Millions

On Sunday, China's Hao Chen beat 1,804 participants to win the 2014 Macau Millions at the City of Dreams Casino in Macau. The tourney broke records becoming the largest of any starting flight in the history of PokerStars LIVE. Chen took HKD $ 550 000 and his first major win in his 5 year poker career. Final table stats: 1. Hao Chen (China)...

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Dover Downs Social Poker Launches on Facebook

Playsino has launched Dover Downs Hotel & Casino's social poker on Facebook. 'This unique social poker experience gives us an opportunity to reach new adult players for our online and land based property and provide a fun and rewarding time,' said Ed Sutor, president and chief executive officer of Dover Downs Hotel & Casino. 'We are leveraging Playsino'...

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