Global Poker tournament starts sunday in the United States

February 25, 2017

Laurence Excalente, CEO of Global Poker and its parent VGW Holdings in Australia, is confident that he has found a way around the restrictive US gambling laws on real-money online poker…and that could be put to the test Sunday, when Global’s Daytona $500×10 Freeroll Frenzy kicks off. “We’re proud to offer a widely accessible poker […]

Absolute Poker founder returns to the U.S. to face charges

February 24, 2017

Absolute Poker players left unpaid when the online poker operator crashed amid federal enforcement actions and allegations of cheating back in 2011 (see previous  reports) will long remember the name Scott Tom (37) and his elusive behaviour during the crisis which engulfed the company he founded. On Thursday the wounds inflicted by the Absolute Poker […]

Isildur1 bested in innovative poker pro vs. eSports pro contest

February 24, 2017

The formidable online high stakes poker pro Viktor ‘Isildur1’ Blom met his eSports pro nemesis in an innovative match against an eSports gaming pro this week at Unibet’s by-invitation-only eSports Battle Royale IV. Counter-Strike pro Craig “Onscreen” Shannon was the man who took Blom down in seventh place to collect a GBP 1,000 bounty on […]

NYX to launch games for Pokerstars’ Danish operations

February 23, 2017

NYX Gaming Group has expanded its relationship with PokerStars with the launch of NYX games on the internet poker giant’s Danish domain PokerStars.dk. A range of games from NYX is now available to Danish online punters using the website, including NextGen Gaming titles Foxin’ Wins, Merlin’s Millions Superbet and Irish Eyes 2. David Johnson, commercial […]

Pokerstars London Series with Hippodrome Casino

February 22, 2017

PokerStars London Series will debut at PokerStars Live at The Hippodrome Casino London in London’s West End, from 2-5 March 2017. The GBP 275 PokerStars London Series will feature a GBP 40,000 guarantee, 25,000 starting stack and four starting flights, including a new Saturday Night Turbo flight. “While being committed to growing the game globally, […]

Pokerstars takes over Latin America in March with double down on sponsored live events

February 22, 2017

PokerStars is giving poker fans another opportunity to experience Latin America’s thriving poker scene next (March) month with the PokerStars sponsored Brazil Series of Poker (BSOP) São Paulo that runs March 23-28. Players who have already qualified for PokerStars Championship Panama, which takes place from March 10-20 in Panama City, can use this as an […]

Garcia wins back-to-back HPT Golden Gate titles.

February 22, 2017

Texan poker pro Lance Cord Garcia has won his second Heartland Poker Tour (HPT) Golden Gates title for $248,732, besting a total field of 787 and defeating Dan O’Brien in heads up play. This win comes just five months after he defeated Drazen Ilich to claim the HPT Colorado Golden Gates Casino and Poker Parlour […]

Here we go again: new online poker legalisation bill filed in California Assembly

February 21, 2017

In what has become almost an annual event for the past decade, a proposal for the intrastate legalisation on online poker in California has again surfaced in the state Assembly. The indefatigable Assemblyman Reginald Jones-Sawyer, undeterred by his past failures to achieve success, is again the man behind the new bill AB 1677, the Internet […]

Poker pro Dan Colman makes another big score

February 20, 2017

The young US professional player Dan Colman, who already has over $27 million dollars in major live poker tournament earnings to his credit, added another $423,000 over the weekend in taking down the $30,000 buy-in 2017 Triton Super High Roller Series Manila 6-Max Event at the Solaire casino in the Philippines. The 43-player stellar field […]

Big poker pay day for Hong Kong professional player

February 18, 2017

Hong Kong poker pro Alan Lau has just scored his biggest pay day by far after winning the PokerStars Macau Poker Cup 26 Red Dragon main event, taking home the HK$3,265,000 (around US$420,000) first prize after besting an international field of 1,216. By the time the final tale was reached Lau was second only to […]