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WPT Partners with PMU

The final World Poker Tour live tournament of the year will be at the Cercle Clichy Montmarte in partnership with French gambling giant PMU beginning November 29th and running through December 8th. The PMU.fr WPT National Paris will feature many competitions ending in a Euro 1,200 buy-in main event. Events to watch out for include the Euro 180 WPTN Warm U...

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American Wins World Poker Tour Montreal

Jonathan Jaffe, a 27-year-old online player from the US, took first place in the C$3,500 buy-in World Poker Tour Montreal tournament going home with C$463,432 after the heads up against Ratharam Sivagnanam. There were 732 entrants which dwindled down to a final table including Jaffe, Sivagnanam, Mukul Pahuja, Kevin MacPhee, Samuel Chartier and Guillaume Nolet...

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PokerStars Publishes New Video on Anti-Fraud

A new video interview about PokerStars' procedures for anti-fraud and anti-collusion has been made available with Steve Winter, director of Game Integrity, and Bryan Taylor, senior Game Integrity Product Manager, explaining how the procedures work with James Hartigan as presenter. Inside PokerStars 4: How does PokerStars protect the game?...

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Victoria Coren-Mitchell Splits from PokerStars

UK and PokerStars poker pro, Victoria Coren-Mitchell, announced that she has split with PokerStars amicably after the company announced the upcoming launch of casino games. After 7 years, Coren opted to sever ties with the company due to personal principle and her opinion on the distinction between poker and casino games....

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New Poker Site Struggles to Raise Funds

Even with the support of poker pro such as Johnny Chan, Huck Seed, Jennifer Harman, Ted Forrest, Todd Brunson and Vladimir Shchemelev, a new online poker site struggles to obtain funding and may need to look into other sources of capital. Breakout Gaming, a Bitcoin currency site which also offers its own crypto-currency known as Breakout Coin, launched in Sep...

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NYX Gaming Group Acquires Ongame Network

NYX Gaming Group Limited (NYX) has announced its acquisition of Ongame Network Limited, a B2B poker network based in Gibraltar, from Amaya Gaming Group Inc. NYX Gaming Group currently provides bingo, casino and lottery products for the European and US markets and Ongame will make a nice addition to its offering. CEO of NYX Gaming Group, Matt Davey, said, 'O...

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Coingaming.io Launches Coin Poker Network

Coingaming.io, a gaming platform provider, announced the launch of the Coin Poker Network with InstaDeal Poker's network solution. Partners reap the benefits of shared Bitcoin-only player liquidity due to the rise in the number of recreational poker players using Bitcoin. Stefan Olsson, chief executive officer of InstaDeal said, 'Coingaming is a signi...

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PokerStars to Expand Italian Offerings

PokerStars' new Italian chief, Marco Trucco revealed plans for the Italian market. Trucco said the company is working toward the release of online casino games for Italian players in addition to a new sports betting product is in the works. The new chief, who replaces Barbara Beltrami, has experience in the online gambling industry having held management r...

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PokerTube Gets in the Christmas Spirit with Santa's Sack Promo

Yes, it's that time of year again. Get ready to meet jolly old St. Nick himself. Be sure you're prepared with this year's Christmas list because he will be paying a generous visit to all online poker players who sign up to a poker room using PokerTube. Those who sign up will receive their Christmas gifts early this year thanks to the exciting Santa's Sack prom...

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Ultimate Gaming Closing its Nevada Online Operation

Nevada based Ultimate Gaming offered a free version of Windows 7 and VMFusion virtualization software when it launched 19 months ago but the company is going under. "As has been the case in other jurisdictions, online poker revenues in Nevada have fallen far short of original projections,' Tom Breitling, chairman of Ultimate Gaming, said. "Moreover, the stat...

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American Player Wins WPT Tournament in South Africa

American pro poker player Dylan Wilkerson won $147,000 in the World Poker Tour Emperors Palace Poker Classic in Johannesburg, South Africa. During the three day tournament, Wilkerson managed to out play 165 entrants making it to the final day among 16 other players. In the end it was down to Wilkerson and Richard Barnard. Wilkerson sent Barnard home in se...

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Poker Princess Movie in the Works

Screen writer Aaron Sorkin has announced that he will bring the story of poker princess Molly Bloom in her book "Molly's Game" to life on the big screen. Sorkin is also known for the script for The Social Network, a story of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. The Mark Gordon Company has rights to the book and Gordon himself will produce the film. Bloom...

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Martin Jacobson Wins 2014 WSOP Main Event

Within a couple of hours into day 2 of the World Series of Poker main event final table, Dutch player Jorryt Van Hoof's stack significantly shrunk. He started the day against Martin Jacobson of Sweden and Felix Stephensen of Norway but Stephensen knocked him into the third position very early on. Things took a turn as Jorryt Van Hoof was eventually knocke...

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Former Bodog Exec to Enter Californian Online Poker Market

Jonas Odman, former Bodog and Ongame online poker executive, intends to move forward with entry into the future legalized Californian online poker market with Brown Marlin Gaming Technologies. Brown Marlin reportedly will expand Odman's anonymous table idea meant to protect recreational players from predatory grinders. "The new Brown Marlin poker software p...

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Ivey Poker to Re-launch in 2015

Shortly after the announcement that Phil Ivey's branded website was to close, it is being reported that news that it will be back in 2015 with a new look launched by entrepreneur and former CEO of Victory Poker, Dan Fleyshman. Fleyshman made a Facebook comment regarding his involvement with the site which broke the news which wasn't to be released publicly un...

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PokerStars Version 7 Out of Beta Testing

PokerStars has released its version 7 in full after the completion of beta testing making it available for download and upgrade. Players on the .com and .eu platforms will be automatically upgraded but if you prefer PokerStars 6, players can go back to this version by making a change their 'Settings'. Players had the option to upgrade to PokerStars 7 since...

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Unibet Announced as Headline Sponsor of British Poker Awards

Unibet has been announced as the headline sponsor of the 2014 British Poker Awards. "We're genuinely delighted to have the chance to sponsor the British Poker Awards - the UK is our fastest growing market and being a London-based company, it's a great opportunity for Unibet to get more involved in UK poker," said Martin Stalros, Unibet Head of Poker. "The...

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2014 World Series of Poker Main Event Winner Determined November 10th

The November Nine will continue in Las Vegas next week to determine the winner of the $10,000 buy-in, multi-million dollar 2014 World Series of Poker main event. The final table will feature nine players from a group of 6,683 hopefuls in the Penn & Teller Theater at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino on November 10th. Jorryt van Hoof, of the Netherlands, is...

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