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Six Figure Payouts in Major Sunday Poker Tourneys

Sunday's big online poker tourneys were quite profitable for Mustpha "potta_x_potta" Kanit, "BgsaPnaples" and Nicolas "Legadzo" Cardyn who secured wins. The PokerStars Micro Millions main event saw "BgsaPnaples" take home a $110,000 paycheck. In terms of biggest first prize came fro...

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Sonnenberg Poker Case Comes to a Close

The Sonnenberg case has come to a close based on a decision from Illinois court Judge David Herndon involving PokerStars and Full Tilt going back to 2012. Kelly Sonnenberg and Judy Fahrner, of Illinois, filed the case based on the Illinois Loss Recovery Act, which allowed people to recover 'illegal gambling' losses within six months of the loss. The ca...

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New Exciting Promotion from PokerStars

PokerStars have created new promotions with the "PokerStars Makes Millionaires", which will see a minimum of five players millionaires over the next two months. More than 130 millionaires have been created from PokerStars' online tournaments and live events. Friday's $1 Million Spin & Go was designed for the millionaires in the current initiative and will run...

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GeoComply Testifies at RAWA Hearing

A prime supporter for American online poker players and geo-location services provider, GeoComply, recently testified at a presentation in Washington D.C. with CEO, Anna Sainsbury. The company is licensed by the Nevada Gaming Control Board and has also been approved by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement. Its primary function is to provide secure and ea...

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Nevada and Delaware Soft Launch Shared Poker Pools

The idea of shared player pools in Nevada and Delaware has finally been realized as of Tuesday. The implementation comes after months of interstate negotiations and discussions. Online poker has been legal in both states for over a year now and legislators hope that increased player pools will draw in more players. Bill Rini, the head of online poker at C...

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Polish Poker Pro Successful at EPT Malta

Polish poker player, Dzmitry Urbanovich has been doing quite well at the European Poker Tour Malta, where he has been successful in several events. The 19-year-old's biggest win was Euro 572,300 in the Euro 25,000 buy-in High Roller competition followed by taking the main prize of Euro 35,200 in the 158-player Euro 1,000 Deepstack event. He also came in 8th i...

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Juicy Stakes Begins Satellite Tournaments for CPT Punta Cana Main Event this Fall

Juicy Stakes has just begun its CPT Punta Cana online satellite tournaments, meaning that a very lucky champion will be sent to compete live in a tournament this fall, which is set to take place among the beautiful Caribbean coast in the Dominican Republic and is made up of both pro and amateur players. Included in this deal for the online satellite Juicy Stak...

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888Poker Teams Up With WSOP

888Poker is the lead sponsor of the 2015 WSOP in Las Vegas and the 2015 WSOP Europe as a result of a new sponsorship and content deal. 888Poker is now be authorized to run official satellite qualifiers and feature WSOP promotions in regions except for the United States, British Columbia and Quebec, Canada, Mexico, India, Italy and France. 888Poker's satell...

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Jim "The Doctor" Psaros Wins Australia New Zealand Poker Tour Main Event

Jim "The Doctor" Psaros, 56, was the last man standing in the Australia New Zealand Poker Tour main event on Monday among a field of 444 participants taking A$183,000. Psaros took a seat at the final table with other players such as Emanuel Seal, Denis Sekuloski, Murray Roach, Li-Tsa Hsu, Zhi Hong Ma, Tom Rafferty, Shaneel Chand and Chung Liew. Sekuloski w...

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Amaya Gaming Companies Receive UK Licensing

Amaya Gaming Inc. has been granted licensing by the UK Gambling Commission for PokerStars.com and Full Tilt to operate online poker and other games. "We continue to build upon PokerStars' leadership in poker in the UK and intend to leverage our scale and expertise to become market leaders in casino and sports betting,' said Eric Hollreiser, head of corporat...

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Ravee Mathi Sundar Wins WPT Rolling Thunder Tournament

Californian Ravee Mathi Sundar landed a seat at two major tournament final tables, coming in 6th place in one and 1st in the other. Sundar won $168,260 after placing sixth in the World Poker Tour Bay 101 Shooting Star competition and took first place and $266,857 in the World Poker Tour Rolling Thunder tournament in Lincoln, California. Sundar made it to...

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Italian Players Blocked from Winimax Poker

French online poker site, Winamax, allowed Italian punters without ever being licensed but now it has advised players that it will block them. Winamax sent players the following notification: "Because of the Italian legislation on gaming, we can not allow you to access our platform. The funds in your account have been paid into your bank account. "We...

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BetVIP Adds Poker Vertical

BetVIP, a start-up bitcoin-only sportsbook licensed in Curacao, has added a poker vertical for Mac and Windows. The brand went live in June 2014 and was established by South African entrepreneur Daniel Schwartzkopff, who has reported significant growth in the first year. Players can now deposit instantly, request withdrawals and sit at the tables after do...

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Konstantinos Nanos Wins WPT Vienna Main Event

It appeared that Vladimir Krastev was going to win the World Poker Tour Vienna main event this week until he faced Greek pro Konstantinos Nanos in the heads up. The two were survived a final table comprised of great players such as Thomas Bichon, Andreas Freund, Gaelle Baumann and Sotirios Koutoupas. Nanos took over and knocked out Krastev within 30 hands...

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WPT Partners with Holland Casino Group

The next four years of World Poker Tour annual national and main tour land events are moving to Amsterdam as a result of a recent partnership between WPT and the state-owned Holland Casino group. Regarding the partnership, WPT chief Adam Pliska said, "The Dutch have a rich history in poker, including various final table appearances on the World Poker Tour, and...

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Big Numbers Expected at WSOP Colossus

The 2015 World Series of Poker tournament in Las Vegas will probably be a $565 buy-in Colossus competition, which WSOP officials believe will turn out to be the largest poker tournament in history. Pre-registration has seen thousands of players approach organizers for a spot in the $5 million guaranteed tournament. The interest in the event has organizers wor...

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PokerStars Sunday Million 9th Anniversary Tournament Ends in 7-Way Chop

The PokerStars $215 buy-in Sunday Million 9th Anniversary tournament was won by 'BRAYDEN93', an American player who lives in Mexico. BRAYDEN93 was the final player among a field of 50,432 and took the top prize of $597,719.60 after a 7-way chop. Greek player kelly_koulis actually took home more cash having come in second place with $770,000. The nine...

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180Vita Reveals a Revamped Poker Hand Sharing Site

180Vita has re-launched WeakTight.com, a massive online poker hand sharing site and converter, after acquiring it nearly one year ago. The company has been working behind the scenes to rebuild the site to ensure it delivers the best in poker hand sharing. One of the new features includes an HTML5 hand replayer that allows users to review hands on both desk...

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Another Batch of FTP Payments Approved by DOJ

The US Department of Justice Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section has given approval for additional payments to be made to Petitioners who have disputed their Full Tilt Poker (FTP) balances. Administrators Garden City Group (GCG) said 'Petitioners who have confirmed their FTP Account Balances and recently cured deficiencies' will also be paid....

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Record Breaking Baccarat Tourney Win

A player from Hong Kong won a world record breaking one hundred million Hong Kong dollars (approximately US$ 12,890,500) over the weekend in World Series Baccarat Championship. Following confirmation of the record by Guinness, Lin Haisan will be entered into the Guinness World Record annual book in two categories including biggest individual prize ever won in...

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