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 […]

Partypoker suspends operations in Czech Republic

February 17, 2017

Pending the issue of a licence, PartyPoker has ceased real-money operations in the Czech Republic, blocking deposits but allowing its local players to withdraw funds if they wish. The company is reportedly working with the local regulator to achieve licensing and get back to work, but local laws require it to suspend activity until a […]

New operator for Indian poker network

February 17, 2017

Canadian software developer Mojo Games is powering a new online poker website – Mercury Poker – for Mercury Gaming Solutions, a subsidiary of Essel Group. Mercury Poker is the second site rolled out by Mercury Gaming Solutions and is to join the Indian Poker Network; it is the product of a 50-50 joint venture involving […]

Online poker legalisation bill makes progress in New York

February 16, 2017

New York state Sen. John Bonacic’s bill S 3898, introduced at the end of last month in the Senate Racing, Gaming and Wagering Committee (see previous InfoPowa report) was approved on an 11-0 vote Wednesday and now moves to the Finance Committee for a vote. InfoPowa readers will recall that a similar bill by the […]

Ema Zajmovic makes WPT history

February 16, 2017

Ema Zajmovic made World Poker Tour (WPT) history as the first woman ever to win an open buy-in event this week. Zajmovic won the Season XV partypoker.net WPT Playground Championship earlier this week. Besting a field of 380, in the C$3,500 buy-in event, Zajmovic beat Jean-Francois Bouchard in heads up play, pocketed the C$261,000 first […]

888poker extends WSOP partnership

February 16, 2017

888Poker has extended its partnership with the World Series of Poker for a further two years as exclusive online provider of WSOP qualifier satellites and promotions. “WSOP is delighted to have renewed our agreement with 888poker for the third year running,” Ty Stewart, WSOP Executive Director, commented. “We’ve seen 888poker really up the stakes in […]

Aido victorious in MPC Single Day High Roller

February 16, 2017

Spaniard Sergio Aido has emerged victorious in the Macau Poker Cup HK$100,000 Single Day High Roller event after thirteen and a half hours and twenty-five 30-minute levels. Besting China’s Yuan Li heads-up, Aido claimed the HK$2,074,000 first prize and title, his second largest career score.

Pokerstars introduces some entertaining super powers

February 15, 2017

Online poker provider Pokerstars has set up a select US player group to put its latest new product through its paces in an Alpha test. The new product, branded Power Up, is based on the NLHE game and gives players special powers, creating a game that offers a combination of traditional poker injected with special […]