Brandon Adams wins fourth Poker Masters event

September 18, 2017

The fourth event in the inaugural Poker Masters series concluded over the weekend, with US pro Brandon Adams emerging the winner of the $819,000 main prize after a tough heads up against Doug Polk, whose second placing was worth $468,000. InfoPowa readers will recall that the Poker Masters format is based on four $50,000 buy-in […]

Who will win poker’s Purple Blazer?

September 17, 2017

Since the middle of last week the inaugural Poker Masters high roller poker series has been generating big-money prizes and plenty of excitement at the Aria in Las Vegas. The competition consists of four $50,000 buy-in tournaments, culminating in a $100,000 buy-in NLHE freeze-out finale scheduled for September 18-20, 2017 which will see the ultimate […]

Chilean government looking at online poker clarification

September 17, 2017

A legal insider within the Chilean government structure, Joaquin Morales, told a regional television show host last week that the government is considering how best to deal with the current “grey area” status of the game within national laws. Morales said that the investigative project was still in its early stages, with a task force […]

Bovada again active in U.S. online poker market

September 14, 2017

Our readers may recall that late last year the Bovada online poker provider appeared to exit the unregulated US market, handing off its business to the Ignition online casino (where the client bore an uncanny resemblance to the Bovada product) at the end of September 2016. Fast forward almost a year, and it appears that […]

Could online poker be back on the cards in Australia?

September 14, 2017

Sen. David Leyonhjelm, one of the few Australian politicians to have consistently defended online gambling in general and online poker in particular, announced a new development in the federal government’s approach Wednesday, claiming that Communications Minister Mitch Fifield is considering making it possible to licence online poker operators, thus exempting them from the current bans […]

Partypoker continues to push promotional projects

September 11, 2017

PartyPoker is making its presence felt with big money tournaments, a new sponsorship in Ireland and a partnership with Chicago player/podcaster/author/streamer/TV presenter Joey Ingram. Working through its PartyPoker LIVE subsidiary, the company has agreed to become a primary sponsor for the 2018 edition of Ireland’s longest running poker tournament, the Irish Open. The tournament will […]

Global Poker League is India-bound

September 7, 2017

Following the completion of the inaugural international Global Poker League Season last December, and the launch of the League’s first regional tour in China, GPL is now planning a second regional initiative in India. In a statement Tuesday, the League revealed that the Indian GPL will involve six teams from India’s “largest and most poker-friendly” […]

Poker Players Alliance needs funds

September 7, 2017

Few will deny that the privately-funded Poker Players Alliance has been an energetic defender and supporter of online poker for the past decade or more, building contacts in Washington and individual state capitals, organising campaigns and communicating continually with the player community. Unfortunately, it appears that some contributors do not have the stamina to stay […]

Winning Poker Network exec details DDoS attack

September 6, 2017

Last week’s Distributed Denial of Service attacks on internet poker provider America’s Card Room (see previous report) may have been at the behest of an as yet unidentified business rival, according to a player report on his contact with the anonymous hacker behind the attacks. Pressed on why he didn’t get a real job, the […]

Winning Poker Network hit by DdoS attack

September 5, 2017

A determined series of Distributed Denial of Service attacks took place late last week on America’s Cardroom and its Winning Poker Network, stretching from Thursday into the Saturday of the Labor Day weekend holiday and disrupting player services and tournaments. It is not known whether there were attempts to extort money from the company, but […]