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Full Tilt Finds Success with Rush Poker

Full Tilt entered the online poker scene in 2004 and after recently dropping the 'Poker' from its name, it has brought forth a wickedly fast poker app with exciting graphics, new innovations and good overall functionality. The Rush Poker app is available for a variety of mobile devices including iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, iOS and Android. The design of t...

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Phil Ivey Closes His Coaching and Social Website

After losing his case against a major UK land casino due to his edge-sorting ways, Phil Ivey now has to close his Phil Ivey coaching and social website after just one year. The closure is believed to be the result of a lack of business support from the players. Ivey is now interested in a marketing deal with the Californian Palatribe which also...

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Winamax Debuts Incognito Tables

French online poker brand Winamax, finally rolled out anonymous tables since receiving positive feedback from players since its introduction approximately three years ago. Winamax has titled its version Incognito Tables, popular among recreational players. The identity of players at the table is hidden and the chat function is also disabled for additional pri...

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Changes in the EU Online Gambling Regulations Strongly Affect Poker Market

European poker market is getting tougher- is what we can conclude from an interview conducted by Pokerfuse. This poker information site's last week's interview with 888 chief executive officer Brian Mattingley was worrisome yet optimistic. Mr. Mattingley shared his thoughts on the industry in light of recent changes on the regulatory scene and the impact of the e...

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Pokerstars to Introduce a Margin on Foreign Currency

This week poker forums were on fire, the uproar was provoked by Pokerstars announcement. This well-known online casino intends to introduce a small margin on foreign currency deposits and withdrawals. Many of the player's opinions were negative to say the least. The introduced margin refers to deposits and withdrawals where a financial transaction is conduct...

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Pokerstars Announces its Ninth MicroMillions Tourney

Pokerstars releases details on the ninth edition of its popular MicroMillions online tourney! Players can join for a buy-in ranging from $0.11 up to the $22 No Limit Hold'em Main Event, which has a $1 million guarantee and takes place on 16th of November. This time MicroMillions features 100 events and $5 million guaranteed prize pool! In addition to tournamen...

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The Alleged Poker Fraudster Dramatically Changes His Plea

In a dramatic turn of events, Daren Woods changes his plea. This alleged poker fraudster is facing trial in Sheffield, England on charges of 13 fraud offences, which allegedly took place between January 2007 and January 2012. Twenty-nine-year-old Woods initially pleaded not guilty but, part way through the trial, he changed his pleas to guilty on nine of the thir...

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Europoker Finally Communicates with Players

Europoker, a former French Ongame skin, ceased operations in September but failed to provide any information to players regarding the decision and leaving them unable to access their accounts. The operator, EP Media, has finally reached out to players notifying them that court proceedings - likely bankruptcy - are in process but have been pushed back until...

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Big Weekend in Poker Tournaments

This weekend has seen a few poker tournament competitions come to a close leaving some big winners. The European Poker Tour main event wrapped up at the Grand Connaught Rooms with German player Sebastian Pauli dominating the last two days. The final table included Kevin MacPhee (USA), Kevin Killeen (Ireland), Artur Koren (Germany), Jake Cody (UK), Jakub Mrocze...

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Intertops Poker and Juicy Stakes Poker offer Players Chance to Participate in Borgata's $1 million Guaranteed Poker Tournament

Intertops Poker and Juicy Stakes Poker have come together to give their players an opportunity to travel to Atlantic City, New Jersey just in time to play in Borgata's $1 million Guaranteed Poker Tournament, which officially begins on November 16th. Players at each casino, if lucky enough, can snag a package worth $4,200 to cover the trip, which includes a fi...

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Paddy Power to Host its First English Poker Tournament

Paddy Power plc will be hosting its first poker tournament in England with an Alice in Wonderland themed festival held at the Manchester235 land casino. The Madchester Poker Open will be a three day event scheduled for 21st - 23rd November and comes with a GBP 550 buy-in and a GBP 100,000 prize pool. Beer company Carlsberg will sponsor the festival incl...

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Brett Angell Wins UKIPT Final

The United Kingdom and Ireland Poker Tour (UKIPT) Season 4 final began five days ago with 1,089 entrants but only one could win and that man was British IT worker and amateur poker player Brett Angell. Angell has been a fixture at UKIPT tournaments for a few years but this was his year to take home the first prize of GBP 115,083. Angell faced Swiss player...

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MGM Resorts Pushes Online Poker in New York

MGM Resorts International has taken to social media in its campaign for legalized online poker in New York according to the New York Times. "MGM, which reported nearly $10 billion in sales and revenue last year, has no casino in New York and is not among the companies vying for one of the four casino licenses the state is preparing to grant. But MGM has made...

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PokerStars Launches Advert to Promote Spin and Go Tournaments

PokerStars has launched a standalone ad themed after Grand Theft Auto. PokerStars marketer are making the most of the Grand Theft Auto game using it to promote its new Spin and Go tournaments. The ad shows reckless driving while all are fixed on the tournaments on their mobiles. PokerStars ad available here:

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WSOP APAC Events 6, 7 and 8 Come to a Close

This week saw the close of Events 6, 7 and 8 of the World Series of Poker Asia Pacific at the Crown Melborne in Australia. In Event 6: $1,650 buy-in 8-Game Dealer's Choice, Rory Young, of Australia, defeated Sam Khouiss taking the first place prize of $42,720 and his first WSOP gold bracelet. 'I'm feeling pretty happy right now!' Young said. 'I mean...

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Ivey Faces British High Court in Crockfords Club Case (Update)

Poker pro Phil Ivey lost the case against Genting UK's Crockfords Club on Wednesday. Crockfords withheld GBP 7.7 million in winnings from Ivey won from Punto Banco in August 2012. Justice Mitting said, 'Mr Ivey had gained himself an advantage and did so by using a croupier as his innocent agent or tool. 'It was not simply taking advantage of er...

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Ongame Pulls Out of Grey Markets

Amaya Gaming Group's Ongame Poker Network has followed in the footsteps of PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker by withdrawing from 30 grey market regions this week. Ongame skins Betsson, Poker Heaven, PAF, RedKings and Redbet are operators that are no longer offering real money gambling services to these markets as of October 1, 2014. A pop-up in the so...

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Brabin Wins First WSOP Bracelet

The Aussies dominated at the 2014 World Series of Poker Asia Pacific Event 1: $1,100 No Limit Hold'em Accumulator with all final table players being from Australia but it was Luke Brabin, 34, who won his first WSOP bracelet and $131,365. 'Winning a bracelet was absolutely an ultimate goal of mine in poker,' Brabin said. 'The World Series of Poker is just...

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Ivey Faces British High Court in Crockfords Club Case

Phil Ivey defends his career as he faces a British High Court to recover GBP 7 million from UK casino Crockfords Club. Ivey admits to using an edge-sorting technique while playing Punto Banco but maintains that the strategy is legal. "I am highly successful in my job as a poker player and professional gambler and I would never do anything to risk my reputat...

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Caribbean Poker Tour Satellite Winners St Maartens-Bound for Main Event

The winners have officially been announced for the Caribbean Poker Tour satellites and the next step is paradise. The tour, hosted by Juicy Stakes Poker and Intertops Poker, produced two winners: Chris P aka 'Grandma Mary' and 'Sim79'. Now, the two lucky winners are eagerly awaiting the next tournament which will take place in November in St Maartens. A $2700...

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