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Vanessa Selbst Wins Her Third WSOP Bracelet

International poker pro Vanessa Selbst defeated Jason Mo Friday in the $25,000 buy-in Mixed Max event at the World Series of Poker. There were a total of 131 entrants in the event at the Rio including Phil Ivey and John Juanda. Mo claimed her third World Series of Poker bracelet and the top prize of $871,147. Selbst said, "There's no feeling like having...

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Chicago Player Wins WSOP Bracelet

The World Series of Poker in Las Vegas awarded a bracelet to Brandon Shack-Harris, of Chicago, on Friday. He was the last man standing in a field of 1,127 hopefuls to win the $1,000 buy-in Pot-limit Omaha event his portion of the $1,015,200 prize pool. During the heads up, Shack Harris defeated Morgan Popham to win $205,634 and leaving $127,245 for the runner...

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French Market May Now Access New PartyPoker Platform

French players are now able to check out PartyPoker's new poker platform. The software launched to .com sites nine months ago and is now available on, and French players are now able to access the fast-fold facilities under the Fast Forward branding, additional software features and a new website design. Updates also inc...

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Bovada Poker No Longer Accepting New Jersey Registrations

It is not yet known why but Bovada is no longer accepting new players from New Jersey. Bodog released a short statement: 'Our partner brand has chosen to stop new account registrations for residents of the state of New Jersey. Existing account holders will not be affected. "This is a decision they have taken of their own volition and they...

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PokerStars EPT Schedule Available

Partnering with the national Estrellas Poker Tour, European Poker Tour (EPT) will be made up of 43 events from August 16th to 27th. 'Season 10 was such a huge success that we are very excited about the 100th EPT in Barcelona," said EPT President Edgar Stuchly. "It's going to be a historic event and we are looking forward to welcoming thousand...

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Another Federal Draft Bill to Ban US Online Gambling

Washington DC has yet another draft of a bill to federally ban online gambling making its way around to the hands of politicians, according to a report from journalist Jon Ralston on his Ralston Reports website. The draft is available here: The draft is being called the...

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45th WSOP in Full Swing in Las Vegas

The 45th World Series of Poker kicked off with Event 1: $500 Casino Employees No-Limit Hold'em Event began at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on Tuesday. There are an expected 80,000 poker players entering the tournament and WSOP organizers project over $200 million in prize money. The main event starts July 5, 2014 and offers an estimated $10...

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Integer Poker Acquired by Full Flush Poker

Full Flush Poker (FFP) has acquired European facing poker room Integer Poker. Integer Poker player accounts were transferred over to Full Flush Poker on Tuesday and players were prompted to download the Full Flush Poker client the first login. 'The obvious synergy between our two brands has made the decision to take Integer Poker's players on board a 'no-...

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Amaya Gaming Responds to Acquisition Rumors

Amaya Gaming Group has responded to "trading activity that may stem from market rumours that have come to the company's attention regarding a potential strategic acquisition"; however it did not mention the rumors specifically regarding its acquisition of PokerStars. Amaya said it often considers various acquisition opportunities and even enters into discussio...

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Bodog Poker's Zone Poker Goes Mobile

Bodog Poker has released its Zone Poker product on mobile and tablet devices providing users with additional options when playing the fast-fold game. Bodog Poker said that PC's and MAC's are ideal for tournament style play while mobile devices are more widely used with fast-fold poker game play.

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Nitsche Wins 2014 WSOP National Championship in Atlantic City

German pro Dominik Nitsche, 23, defeated 126 hopefuls taking the top spot and a $352,800 main prize in the buy-in 2014 WSOP National Championship in Atlantic City Saturday. There were six at the final table along with Nitsche including Athanasios Polychronopoulos, Matthew Ashton, Christopher Bibb, Tracy Doss and Andrew Robinson. The final table was set up...

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Full Flush Poker Withdraws from Regulated US Market

On Friday Full Flush Poker announced that it will no longer provide gaming services to players located in the regulated U.S. States of New Jersey, Nevada, and Delaware. Players will receive email notification of the company's decision and handling of account balances. 'We have taken this action in order to ensure that the vast majority of our customers, w...

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Strict Identification Procedures Implemented at WSOP 2014

Tighter money laundering regulations have required the World Series of Poker to notify participants that they will be required to prove their identity and residence when they arrive in Las Vegas for the event. WSOP communications chief Seth Palansky said that the requirements are to comply with federal regulations and said: "It's not the World Series of Pok...

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Players Experiencing Payment Problems with Win Cake

Win Cake, formerly known as Cake Poker, is racking up the complaints as players claim to have waited a year for payouts. Players are taking to the online poker forums with their complaints of nonpayment much like they have with Lock Poker issues. Win Cake does not accept US players using payment issues seen in the US cannot be used as an excuse. Win Cake...

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South African Amateur Player Wins Tiger Woods Poker Night

A number of celebrities showed up for the Tiger Woods Poker Night charity event at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas including actor Kunal Nayyar, Dallas Mavericks owner and star of ABC's Shark Tank Mark Cuban, The Bachelor host Chris Harrison, the WPT's Mike Sexton and Vince Van Patten plus poker pros Doyle Brunson, Daniel Negreanu and Antonio Esfandiari. Phil He...

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Bovada Launches Zone Poker on Mobile

Bovada launched its fast-fold Zone Poker for mobile devices this week. Zone Poker games include Texas Hold'em, Omaha, and Omaha Hi/Lo; however mobile users are limited to one table. Bovada's mobile product is available to iOS and Android users.

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Leander Slots Live on Full Tilt Poker Client

Full Tilt Poker has launched eight slot games after securing a supply deal earlier this year with Leander Games. The games are fully accessible to select markets via Full Tilt's poker client under the "Casino" tab. In addition to the new slots, roulette and blackjack games have been available for some time.

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PokerTracker Will Return for European Poker Tour Season 11

PokerTracker 4 will once again be part of the European Poker Tour. It will return for Season 11 as the official Poker tracking software partner. Representatives of PokerTracker will be making a number of stops in order to promote the Poker tracking software by showcasing the product. Prior to this recent announcement, PokerTracker 4 has been a part of the onli...

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Everest Poker Offers Free WSOP Seat to One Lucky Dreamer

Everest Poker, popular European online Poker site which launched in 2004, is offering a FREE seat to the World Series of Poker. It's no secret that it's any player's fantasy to play at the WSOP but doing so is not always feasible. That's why Everest Poker is giving players this once-in-a-lifetime chance. The deal will consist of an all-expenses paid trip to La...

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Poker Player Escapes Dangerous Scheme

Reports have surfaced regarding 2011 World Series of Poker runner-up Martin Staszko and the plan to kidnap and extort him. The criminals contacted Staszko via the Czech Poker Association offering to hire him for a private home game in France following his $5.43 million win as runner-up to Pius Heinz in the 2011 main event. Police have revealed that crime boss...

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