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Nick Petrangelo Wins $3,000 buy-in NL Shootout and 1st Bracelet

Nick Petrangelo of Massachusetts has won the $3,000 buy-in NL Shootout, which is his 4th event at this year's WSOP. Petrangelo defeated a field of 307 and made it through 8 hours at the final table to win top prize of $201,812 and his first bracelet. David Peters placed third taking $91,575 leaving Petrangelo and Jason Les to face off in the heads up. Mos...

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Michael Wang Wins First WSOP Gold Winner's Bracelet

Michael Wang, 26 of New Jersey, has snagged his first World Series of Poker gold winner's bracelet and $466,120 in the $5,000 buy-in NLHE competition at the Rio in Las Vegas. The event attracted 422 entrants with pro players such as Brian Hastings, Kevin McPhee, Jeremy Ausmus and Andrew Frankenberger, who also made it to the final table with Wang, Bryn Kenney...

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Colossus May Break Record for Participation

The $565 buy-in Colossus competition is definitely the main attraction of the World Series of Poker, which began its 46th edition on Wednesday in Las Vegas, Nevada. The first four entry flights started on Friday morning and the Rio was jammed with participants. Officials project that the entries will be record breaking at over 20k but the official numbers will...

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Latest Juicy Stakes Satellite Tournament Winner Announced

Yet another lucky individual, an online satellite tournament champion, is being sent to the CPT Punta Cana Main Event by Juicy Stakes Poker. Winners of the online satellite tournament are luxuriously accommodated at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, which is also the location in which the main event is hosted across a span of three days. The stay, along with a $900...

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Cristiano Ronaldo Becomes Latest PokerStars Ambassador

According to the PokerStars blog, soccer pro Cristiano Ronaldo has become its latest poker playing ambassador. Ronaldo is a 3-time FIFA Balon d'Or winner and 2-time Champions League champion from Funchal, Portugal who signed the sponsorship agreement for an undisclosed amount. Ronaldo was among the highest paid athletes in 2014 between his salary and bra...

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British Player Wins PartyPoker Grand Prix Million

Rob Yong's Dusk Til Dawn was down $275,000 after buy-ins for the one million dollar guarantee on the PartyPoker Grand Prix Million prize pool failed to meet the target. Amateur British player Antonius Samuel took first prize of $100,000 after taking down 7,248 players at Dusk Til Dawn. The last day saw Samuel take on another British player, Stacy Coore, f...

Live Poker Tournaments to Close in June 2015 players were notified by the Party Poker Network on Friday that the site will close on June 3, 2015 after 6 years. The email revealed that the decision was due to Bwin.Party's strategy to "...focus our online poker efforts entirely on our lead brands: PartyPoker and bwin Poker." All players are being given 3 months settle their accounts. As...

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PokerStars Hosting Online Poker Demo in California

PokerStars will follow the California Assembly-Senate legislative hearing regarding online poker on May 20th with live internet poker demonstrations in Sacramento. Poker pros Daniel Negreanu and Jason Somerville will participate in the demonstration scheduled on May 21st at the Sheraton Grand Hotel from 10am to 12pm. The demo will coincide with the Capitol...

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Bill to Ban Shared Player Pools in Nevada Fails

A bill to ban Nevada interstate player pooling for online poker was presented to Nevada legislature earlier in the year but was unable to make it past the committee stage. The bill, AB414, was said to be another of Sheldon Adelson's attacks on online gambling although this was not confirmed. It was designed to change current legislation, which allows the g...

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Manila APPT Schedule Released

The schedule for the Manila, Philippines leg of the Asia Pacific Poker Tour Season 9 (APPT) has been released and will be hosted by 'PokerStars LIVE at City of Dreams Manila' July 30th to August 9th. "We look forward to providing players the best live poker experience across this action-packed 11-day festival,' said poker room manager Gerardo "Hill" Alim....

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Jason Mercier Scores 3rd SCOOP Win

Jason Mercier has won his 3rd Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) event on Sunday with the $2,100 buy-in No-Limit Hold'em 4-Maxcompetition having defeated Canadian pro Ryan Franklin in the heads up. The event drew in 398 participants generating a $796,000 prize pool. Mercier took his largest win so far with $178,457.73 after agreeing to a two-way chop...

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Poker's Biggest Weekly Winners and Losers

According to High Stakes Data Base, Phil Ivey upped his game from being the biggest loser on the virtual nosebleed tables at PokerStars and Full Tilt to becoming this week's biggest winner. He profited a total of $279,782 at Full Tilt and $201,624 at PokerStars. On the other hand, Viktor Blom finished out the week as one of the biggest losers for the second t...

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Shakeeb Kazemipur Successful in L.A.P.T. Panama

Canadian poker pro Shakeeb Kazemipur took home $180,112 as the winner of the $2,500 buy-in main event of the Latin American Poker Tour Panama. A total of 442 players entered the event held at the Sortis Hotel in Panama City, which created a prize pool of $930,932. Players that made it to the final tale included Kazemipur, Olga Iermolcheva of the Ukraine (ch...

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PokerStars Goes Live with NetEnt Games

NetEnt recently began providing Full Tilt with casino games but the contract with Amaya Gaming has been extended to include PokerStars. Games went live on PokerStars this week and a NetEnt spokesman said that the providers continues to increase its customer base with the most recent agreement with the Rational Group's well-known poker sites reaching an entire...

Poker Software Signs on With the Microgaming Poker Network has launched its new poker offering powered by Microgaming and now live on the MPN. The brand has seen success with its online casino and sportsbook targeting Asian players across Europe. The operator holds gaming licenses in the UK, Philippines, and Isle of Man. The brand is the official club sponsor of Watford FC in the Football League Championsh...

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New Blackjack Tables Plus New Promo at Juicy Stakes Casino

Juicy Stakes Casino, your stop for a variety of online casino games such as Roulette, Baccarat, slots, and Blackjack, has got a new and improved set of Blackjack tables and they can't wait for members to check them out. As if the great new look wasn't enough to get players flocking to the tables, the site will be offering members 20 Free Blackjack hands to get st...

Big SCOOP Winners After Day 4

PokerStars' Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) is four days in and Jason Mercier and Sorel Mizzi are playing well having won several prizes. Mizzi won the largest prize so far with $354,960 in event 3, a $2,100 buy-in NL Hold'em contest with a $1 million guaranteed prize pool. Mercier won the $2,100 buy-in FL Badugi competition for $39,200 and th...

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Full Tilt Granted Danish Gaming License

Full Tilt has been awarded a Danish gaming license for online poker and casino games like Amaya Gaming's other brand, PokerStars. "We are excited that Danish players are now able to play both casino and poker games on Full Tilt," said Full Tilt's Managing Director Dominic Mansour. "Danish players are able to create their stories on Full Tilt and compete agains...

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Damjan Radanov Wins WSOP New Orleans Main Event

Damjan Radanov, 33, was the last man standing in the World Series of Poker Circuit Main Event at Harrah's in New Orleans taking the first prize of $174,514. The Memphis resident managed to come out on top against a field of 554 hopefuls including four-time ring winner David Nicholson. Radanov faced Nicholson in the heads up but ultimately sent him home in...

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Charlie "Epiphany77" Carrel Wins E.P.T. High Roller

The European Poker Tour High Roller Event attracted 215 participants with a steep buy-in of Euro 25,000 each. Online pro, 21-year-old Charlie "Epiphany77" Carrel, won the event taking home the first place prize of Euro 1,114,00 of the Euro 5,267,500 prize pool. Other well-known players entered the event including Daniel Negreanu, Philipp Gruissem, Isaac Ha...

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