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Minted Poker Disappears

It seems that Minted Poker has disappeared having ignored player communications and its .eu url redirects to a clothing company while its .com domain is up for sale. Minted Poker was a member of the Everleaf network, which began prohibiting American players in 2012 after numerous complaints of non-payment. It claimed to be instructed to do this by the US Depar...

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New Yorker Wins $3,500 Buy-In WPT Borgata Open Event

David Paredes, of New York, has won his largest live tournament prize of $723,227 in the World Poker Tour Borgata Open. The $3,500 buy-in event offered a $3 million guaranteed prize pool with a pro dominated field of 1,027 participants. Paredes has been in the professional poker circuit since 2011 with a prior career in law having graduated from Harvard in 200...

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PokerStars Celebrates 10 Years in Isle of Man with a 5 Day Local Tournament

PokerStars will be celebrating 10 years of its residence in the Isle of Man residence with a local poker tournament and a free-to-view 3D projection and lighting spectacular at 8pm on Wednesday. The 13 event tournament will take place at the Villa Marina in Douglas with the main event being a GBP 440 buy-in No-Limit Hold'em event starting on Thursday. The...

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PartyPoker Updates Create Technical Problems

PartyPoker director of games Golan Shaked expressed his apologies to players for the company's decision to delay its 80-event Pokerfest tournament due to technical issues. With $2.5 million in guaranteed prizes, Pokerfest was scheduled to begin on Sunday (September 27th) but on Friday the company announced a month delay as a result of complications from a rece...

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Free Withdrawal for Juicy Stakes Players

While deposits are typically straightforward, withdrawal limits can be a little tricky, and it can be difficult to find a banking method that doesn't involve the hassle of fees. As a result, Juicy Stakes Poker, part of the Revolution Poker Network, has decided to make things a little easier on its members by offering one free withdrawal per month, minus the pesky...

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Mario Lopez Scores Second LAPT Title

Argentina poker pro, Mario Lopez has played his way to a second Latin American Poker Tour title with his latest victory in the $3,300 buy-in LAPT Punta del Este main event and a $155,730 paycheck. His previous LAPT title came during last year's $1,700 buy-in main event in Chile where he won $117,991. This year, 267 participants entered the event in Punta d...

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Golden Nugget to Close New Jersey Free-Play Poker Site

In anticipation of launching a real money poker room, Golden Nugget launched its New Jersey free-play online poker site but has informed players that it will close at the end of September. Golden Nugget intended to enter a player-sharing partnership with Betfair Poker NJ but the unsuccessful performance from that operation has closed the door on a chance to i...

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PartyPoker's PokerFest Kicks Off September 27th

PartyPoker's PokerFest Online series, involving 80 events, will begin on September 27th featuring several poker variations and $2.5 million in guaranteed prize pools. Buy-ins are available to suit every budget ranging from $5 up to $2,100 for the NLHE Super High Roller Freezeout plus satellites will be running giving players a chance to win an entry into the e...

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Sit n Go is Underway at Intertops and Juicy Stakes with $1,000 in Weekly Prize Money

Sit n Go battle to begin yet again at Intertops Poker and Juicy Stakes Poker for the week of September 22nd through the 28th. The top players can look forward to splitting a cool $1,000 in prize money. The following week, September 29th through October 5th, will bring another round of Sit n Go with the same conditions. To start earning points, players can pla...

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PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker Players Beware of Malware Scam

American and European media are covering the story of an online poker malware scam targeted at PokerStars and Full Tilt. Eset, a San Diego security company, discovered the scam and its effects on players with accounts at one or both sites. The spyware, Win32/Spy.Odlanor, gives hackers the ability to see your cards and cheat players with infected computer...

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German Online Poker Player Bags $645K Win

Online tournament players are winning live tourney prizes as proven this week by a $645,000 win by German poker player "tobi123456". The win came from a $10,300 buy-in NLHE (8-Max, Optional Re-Entry, High-Roller) event, which saw the German player face Andrew "RunThisTable" Lichtenberger in the heads up. Lichtenberger won an impressive runner up prize of...

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Unknown Taiwanese Player Wins MPC High Roller

An unknown poker player from Taiwan, James Chen, won the HK$ 80,000 buy-in Macau Poker Cup High Roller competition taking down a field of 74 participants. As the first place winner, Chen took home HK$ 1,704,000 (approximately US$220,000). Chen took his seat at the final as chip leader. The 75 minute final table led to an even shorter heads up round resultin...

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Americas Cardroom Suffers DDoS Attacks

Americas Cardroom reported a "pretty large" series of Distributed Denial of Service attacks over the weekend Sunday. The unknown attackers demanded an undisclosed ransom to be paid in Bitcoins. The attacks wreaked havoc on the Million Dollar Sunday afternoon tournament resulting in a loss of $300,000 according to CEO Phil Nagy. The company did not pay the ran...

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Amaya Hosting PokerStars 2016 Norwegian Championships

Amaya Gaming, parent company of PokerStars and Full Tilt, is planning a PokerStars tournament in Norway. Amaya's Global Poker Tours Ltd brand announced the first legal live poker to take place in Norway will be called the 2016 Norwegian Championships and will include 5 regional championships across the country with the final Championship Main Event held in Osl...

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888Poker Boost Guaranteed Prize Pools

With summer coming to a close in the northern hemisphere, 888Poker prepares for the anticipated boost in online poker activity. The operator has hiked its guaranteed prize pools on 13 of its top tournaments in the last two weeks, which gives players the opportunity to win a piece of higher guarantees via Special Edition events. Activity is increasing and p...

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Yue Feng Pan Victorious in Macau Poker Cup

Chinese poker player Yue Feng Pan was victorious in the 3-day Macau Poker Cup event having won first prize of US$272,000 and the title of China's eighth Red Dragon. Total buy-ins increased the guaranteed prize pool to double the projected amount. When it came down to the final 9, Pan was third in chip stacks but quickly dominated the table. Taipei player...

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Calm Online Poker Hearing for New York

A hearing regarding online poker in New York was chaired by the New York state Senate's Standing Committee on Racing, Gaming and Wagering head Sen. John Bonacic, resulted in some positive feedback but the lack of interest was evident by the attendance of just two legislators from the committee of eleven, who ducked out early. Evidence was provided by seven wit...

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Intertops and Juicy Stakes Poker Give Away 20 Free Bets for Roulette

When you think of the Revolution Poker Network, two poker rooms come to mind: Juicy Stakes and Intertops. While you are probably used to frequent and fantastic promotions offered at both of these sites, they two have just joined forces to unleash yet another exclusive deal. Until September 23rd, members who love to play Roulette, can look forward to 20 free bets...

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Amaya Runs Separate Poker Tournaments for PokerStars and Full Tilt

September is a big month in online poker for Amaya Gaming and its PokerStars and Full Tilt brands as there will be online tournaments running at each. PokerStars will be the first to kick off the action with $45 million in prize pools guaranteed over 70 events with its PokerStars' 2015 World Championship of Online Poker running from September 6th - September...

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EPT High Roller Event Ends in 3-Way Chop

The Euro 10,000 buy-in Euro 25,000 buy-in European Poker Tour High Roller event in Barcelona ended in a 3-way chop with 24-year-old Italian pro Mustapha Kanit claiming first prize. Niklas Astedt of Sweden took 4th place and Euro 336,700 leaving the final three, which included Kanit, UK player Kully Sidhu, and Nick Petrangelo. The trio agreed to the chop a...

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