Fall in popularity sees U.S. land operators reducing poker facilities

March 26, 2017

The Associated Press news agency carried an interesting report over the weekend claiming that US land casinos are reducing their poker table facilities in line with the waning popularity of the game, especially following the 2011 enforcement actions against online poker operators The report notes that on the Las Vegas Strip alone there has been […]

“We fight on,” says Aussie poker action group

March 25, 2017

The Australian Senate’s rejection this week of Sen. David Leyonhjelm’s bill seeking to exempt online poker from the more restrictive Interactive Gambling Amendment Bill 2016 (see previous reports) has not dimmed the determination of the Australian Online Poker Alliance to carry on fighting for online poker Downunder. The Alliance says it managed to motivate hundreds […]

Pokerstars pleased with Panama festival results

March 24, 2017

Pokerstars has released the numbers for its just-completed inaugural PokerStars Championship Panama, claiming that the poker festival broke the record for the largest poker event held in Latin America. Hosted at the Sortis Hotel and Spa, the event attracted over 6,000 entries across 46 events and paid out more than $9.3 million in prizes. The […]

New york online poker legalisation on hold until june

March 22, 2017

Last week the inclusion of possible online poker revenues in the New York state budget (see previous ┬áreports) raised hopes that legalisation was just a step away, but that optimism has been dampened by the news that the provision has been removed in the final budget debate. Instead, the state Assembly has delayed discussion on […]

20,000 Twitch viewers watch poker feud play out

March 21, 2017

An ongoing and much publicised Twitter feud between US professional poker players Cate Hall and Mike Dentale culminated in a live poker battle this week watched by around 20,000 poker fans using the Twitch livestream feed. The feud started when Mike Dentale was critical of Cate Hall’s poker tactics in a major live tournament and […]

U.S. poker pro wins PCP Main event

March 21, 2017

US poker pro Kenneth Smaron is $293,860 wealthier today after taking down the $5,300 buy-in PokerStars Championship Panama Main Event to record the second biggest prize of his career after besting a field of 363. The six survivors at the final table made sure it was a close-run contest, with the chip lead moving several […]

O’Dwyer the high roller king in Panama

March 21, 2017

High Roller ace Steve O’Dwyer has notched up another notable victory in the $10,300 buy-in PokerStars Championship Panama High Roller, taking home $240,451 after a two-way chop in the heads up with Sam Greenwood. The event attracted a field of 110, generating a prize pool of $1,067,000. O’Dwyer claimed the lion’s share for yet another […]

Indian province issues fifth online poker licence

March 21, 2017

Baazi Networks Pvt. Ltd., has announced that it has secured a Nagaland online poker licence for its operation PokerBaazi.com – the fifth such skill game licence to be awarded by the Indian province. The licensing is authorised by the Nagaland Prohibition of Gambling and Promotion and Regulation of Games of Skill Rules, 2016 and the […]

Global Poker League parent group signs Chinese deal

March 17, 2017

Global Poker League parent group Mediarex Sports & Entertainment, has sealed its previously reported collaborative five-year agreement with JuzhongJoy in Beijing, which will see the Chinese firm managing GPL China’s operations, distribution and sponsorships. GPL China, was launched last December (see previous InfoPowa report) and initially comprises eight teams. Peng Zhang, chief executive officer of […]

UK poker ace wins pressurised high roller competition in Panama

March 16, 2017

Uk online and live tournament poker pro Stephen Chidwick has won the $25,500 buy-in PokerStars Championship Panama Single-Day High Roller competition, besting a a field of 33 talented players who, with re-entries, boosted the total registration list to 44 and generated a prize pool of $1,078.000. The field included respected names like Adrian Mateos, Sergio […]