Hedge fund manager wins Pokerstars SCOOP Main Event

May 25, 2016

Talal Shakerchi (53), a hedge fund manager from Britain, is $1,468,001 wealthier today after taking down the 2016 PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker $410,000 buy-in NLHE main event, besting a field of 824 entries to do so. The $4 million guarantee on the prize pool was easily doubled by entries and re-entries, making it […]

SCOOP claims richest ever online poker series

May 25, 2016

PokerStars’ 2016 Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) claims a series of All Time Highs and the world record for richest ever online poker series. Held over the past 17 days, the total prize pool of $90,984,283.44 across 56 events crushed the previous record of $81,222,158.66, set during SCOOP 2014, by nearly $10 million. All […]

Explosive social media coverage for Pokerstar’s knockout poker

May 24, 2016

The marketing department at online poker giant Pokerstars has focused on social media leverage in its latest video campaign to promote its Knockout Poker product, and the outstanding results so far illustrate just how powerful social media opportunities can be. The video, which has gone viral across the internet and Facebook, is titled “Neymar JR’s […]

Souljaboy ‘jumped the gun’ on World Poker Fund Holdings deal

May 24, 2016

For the last three weeks would-be international online poker operator World Poker Fund Holdings has been riding the crest of a publicity wave that started when US rapper Soulja Boy claimed he had inked a $400 million social gaming deal with the company, potentially ranking him with the top entertainers in the business (see previous […]

Is World Poker Fund’s $400 million rap endorsement deal real?

May 21, 2016

World Poker Fund Holdings, a US publicly listed company describing itself as an online and event-based social gaming platform, has been drawing attention to its efforts with a steady stream of press releases for the past year or more, but last week scored wide coverage with a statement announcing a five-year $400 million endorsement deal […]

New poker television show ready for debut

May 21, 2016

Rush Street Productions’ new poker television show The Final Table is reportedly ready to screen after more than eight months of production and visits to major games at top US gambling venues. Scheduled to air this summer, the show features carefully selected footage from the most exciting final tables, with the last five players standing […]

‘The Professor’ apologises for Full Tilt shortcomings

May 20, 2016

Howard “The Professor” Lederer offered his general apologies this week to former Full Tilt Poker players…five years on from the debacle that saw the company fold and the news broke that player accounts had not been segregated and protected (see previous InfoPowa reports). Lederer, a former director of the company before it was rescued and […]

More cross-over from Pokerstars

May 19, 2016

Kevin Martin, from Calgary, Canada, is the latest poker player to join the online poker players at Team PokerStars Pro Online. The former radio host on stations Rock 106 & 107.7 The River and contestant on Season 3 of the “Canadian Big Brother” TV show, is reportedly a big fan of the game…and a competent […]

New subscription poker offering planned by Treasure Island

May 19, 2016

The major US land gambling group Treasure Island has announced that a new subscription-based online poker site is in its plans for the coming northern hemisphere summer, with tempting prizes and cash awards for winning players. The new platform will be provided by Strategic Entertainment, and the intention is to offer daily tournaments run every […]

Microgaming Poker Network set to launch lottery sit’n go

May 19, 2016

Microgaming Poker Network chief Alex Scott revealed some interesting information on his company’s forthcoming venture into lottery sit ‘n go action this week whilst being interviewed by player and podcast presenter Joe ‘ChicagoJoey’ Ingram. Scott revealed that MPN’s variable prize pool SNG due to launch around July 12 will have a virtually unlimited progressive jackpot […]