Major high roller poker tourney to be sponsored again by 888Poker

April 21, 2017

888Poker clearly found its sponsorship last year of the Poker Central Super High Roller Bowl valuable, because it has signed up again as the presenting sponsor for the third edition of the competition, scheduled to run between May 28-31 at the Aria Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. The timing places the tournament just ahead […]

Evenbet to supply poker software for Gamblingtec platform

April 20, 2017

Online gambling software developer Evenbet has announced that it has agreed to provide poker software for inclusion on the GamblingTec platform. Operating as a platform-as-a-service provider, GamblingTec supports online gaming start-ups by providing its own platform and games integration, along with direct investment into selected new ventures. The company’s platform includes other gaming services such […]

Pokerstars expands Megastack across Europe

April 20, 2017

PokerStars’ popular new live poker series Megastack is to be made available in Ireland, Belgium and France after a successful debut in the UK, the company announced Thursday. The new live tournament series, which launched in the UK in The Hippodrome Casino London in April, attracting over 520 entries (see previous InfoPowa report), will now […]

World Series of Poker November niner wins UK high roller event

April 20, 2017

One of the World Series of Poker main event final tablers last year, Czech pro Vojtech Ruzicka has claimed the honours and a GBP 284,210 first prize in the GBP 10,300 buy-in Dusk Til Dawn High Roller in Nottingham, England. 110 entries were recorded for the contest, which culminated in an epic heads up in […]

Pokerstars launches Spin & Go Omaha tournaments

April 20, 2017

The popular Pokerstars Spin & Go format now accommodates Omaha games with the launch of Spin & Go Omaha, the company announced Wednesday. “Omaha is a highly enjoyable poker variant and was quite high up on our players’ request list to deliver it as a Spin & Go,” said Severin Rasset, Director of Poker Operations […]

Chen takes inaugural WPT Beijing main event title

April 19, 2017

Pete Yanhan Chen has won the first WPT Season XVI main event title in Beijing where the tournament played out for the first time. Despite an aggressive, experienced style of play, Chen attributes his win to luck. Heads up play with Chen Ke was described as a David vs. Goliath battle of the Chen’s with […]

AI continues to rule on poker contests

April 17, 2017

A successor to the Carnegie Mellon University’s Libratus artificial intelligence poker-playing program, dubbed Lengpudashi has continued to prove the ascendency of AI in a fresh competition in China. Lengpudashi, which translates from Chinese as “cold Poker Master”, took on a six man team titled Team Dragon led by experienced Chinese player and venture capitalist Alan […]

World Poker Tour and Pokerstars partner up in new super-tourneys

April 15, 2017

In a first of its kind agreement for Europe, World Poker Tour and Pokerstars are partnering up to present super-tournaments with a total investment in guaranteed prize pools of Euro 32.5 million. Announcing the deal, WPT chief executive Adam Pliska revealed that the schedule starts with the PokerStars Championship presented by Monte-Carlo Casino between April […]

Ivey League poker training on the way out?

April 14, 2017

After three years in operation international poker ace Phil Ivey’s poker training site Ivey League appears to be winding down. Several online publications were quick to note this week that an advisory post titled ‘Ivey League, the end of the road’ from the Wizard on the site’s forum informed users that effective May 1 no […]

Big expectations for sunday’s Pokerstars free roll

April 14, 2017

It is anticipated that the second Pokerstars Freeroll tournament scheduled for this Sunday (April 16) will again attract thousands of players. Hosted this time around by Bertrand ‘ElkY’ Grospellier on PokerStars.fr, the competition prizes include a PokerStars Championship Monte Carlo Main Event package; a PokerStars Championship Monte Carlo National package; and Euro 100 satellite tickets. […]