Partypoker teams up with top montreal poker club

July 1, 2016

The Montreal-based Playground Poker Club, an active venue in the live tournament sector, has agreed a partnership with online poker operator Party Poker that will see the club promote the Party Poker brand and host major live tourneys and satellites. In return, Party Poker will provide the club with a digital presence through its internationally […]

Shaun Deeb aces WSOP championship event

July 1, 2016

33-year-old New York professional player Shaun Deeb, one of the many notable names at this year’s World Series of Poker, has boosted his $1.5 million in live tourney career earnings with a $111,101 victory – and his second WSOP bracelet – in the $1,500 buy-in Seven Card Stud competition. Good cards and consummate skill and […]

Canadian pro the first woman this year to win a WSOP bracelet

July 1, 2016

This weekend’s celebration of Canada’s national day will be more memorable than usual for Canadian online and live tourney player Kristen Bicknell (29)…she became this series’ first woman event winner after taking on a star-studded field of 2,158 in the $1,500 buy-in Bounty event. In addition to the prestigious bracelet – her second – Bicknell […]

Worrying delays in California online poker legalisation

July 1, 2016

The euphoria over the passage out of committee stage of California’s online poker legalisation bill AB 2863 (see previous reports) started to fade as the week came to an end with no floor vote in the California Assembly and time running out. The Assembly adjourns today (Friday) and returns at the end of July for […]

Three more bracelets awarded at WSOP

June 30, 2016

The World Series of Poker is now well past the half way mark in Las Vegas, with three more winner bracelets awarded in big money events to Ankush Mandavia, Steven Wolansky and “Johnny World” Hennigan. 28-year-old Steven Wolansky, a professional player from Florida, secured his nineteenth WSOP cash, his third final table and his second […]

Arizona university professor wins WSOP Monster Stack event

June 29, 2016

A young and relatively inexperienced (in poker) finance professor from the University of Arizona, Dr. Mitchell Towner is $1.12 million wealthier after besting a mammoth field of 6,927 to win his first World Series of Poker bracelet and the main prize in the $1,500 buy-in Monster Stack NLHE event. The massive field, which included many […]

Fourth WSOP bracelet for German ace

June 28, 2016

German poker pro George Danzer (33) has reprised his previous WSOP season victory in the $10,000 buy-in Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo Split-8 or Better Championship event at the World Series of Poker, claiming his fourth winner’s bracelet and the main prize of $338,646. The event pulled in 136 entries, many of them notable names in […]

Another bracelet for the UK in latest World Series of Poker event

June 28, 2016

Another World Series of Poker bracelet has gone to the UK following 22-year-old Brit pro Phil “Grindation” McAllister’s victory in the $3,000 Shootout No-Limit Hold’em competition at the Rio in Las Vegas. The win adds another $267,720 to the $356,020 the young online and live tourney pro earned earlier this year with a third placing […]

World Series of Poker posts halfway stats for this year’s festival

June 28, 2016

With more than half the 69 scheduled events now completed in this year’s World Series of Poker, the organisers have posted statistics which indicate that the festival remains very popular with professional and amateur poker players, and is expected to deliver another record turnout by the time the main event concludes. However, entries to the […]

Pokerstars to halt Israeli service

June 27, 2016

Online poker giant Pokerstars shocked Israeli real-money players this week with a notification that, effective June 27 it is to withhold services from players in that country. No explanation was given, other than a note that the decision followed a review of operations. The company assured players that their account balances are safe and secure […]