Grosvenor casino launch online poker offer

December 5, 2016

Grosvenor Casinos and Microgaming’s launch of a new online poker environment sees the traditional casino move into the digital age with a multi-channel proposition. Grosvenor Poker allows players to qualify for its renowned poker tours GUKPT, the 25/25 series, the U.K. Student Poker Championship and its Goliath Tournament. The launch is accompanied by supporting promotions […]

Unibet Poker Open Bucharest Main Event attracts 603 entries

December 5, 2016

Romanian poker ace Traian Bostan banked Euro 100,000 this weekend after winning the Euro 1,100 buy-in Unibet Poker Open Bucharest main event hosted by the JW Marriott Bucharest Grand Hotel. It was the biggest Unibet Open main event yet, with 603 entries and the winner staging a remarkable comeback after starting the final table as […]

French online poker operator launches Dealer’s Choice

December 5, 2016

The Dealer’s Choice in poker format is not a new concept, but Winamax enlivened the French online poker scene by introducing it last week, taking advantage of looser game restrictions by the French regulator ARJEL. The regulator recently allowed operators to expand their selection of games more broadly than the historical Hold’em and four-card Omaha, […]

Inaugural Global Poker League Championship concludes

December 3, 2016

The inaugural season of the Global Poker League Championship played out this week with the Montreal Nationals besting the Berlin Bears across 11 games to claim the $100,000 main prize. This series has seen a number of high profile poker players in the various GPL teams, including Faraz Jaka, Phil Galfond, Maria Ho, Olivier Busquet, […]

Mannequin craze hits Unibet Open Poker tourney

December 2, 2016

The mannequin fad (participants freeze when a challenge is triggered) has seen everything from airline passengers to politicians frozen in mid-gesture, and it reached the Unibet Open poker tournament in Bucharest, Romania Friday when 300 people took part. The Unibet camera crews caught the moment, which can be viewed here:

Major Chinese internet group plans new poker tour

December 1, 2016

Reports from Shanghai, China are that Alibaba Sports Group (AliSports) – a subsidiary of the Chinese internet commerce giant Alibaba – held a press conference this week to announce the formation of a new poker tour that will embrace Asia, Europe and North America. Titled International Poker Tour, the initial set up includes plans for […]

Online poker enforcer to remain in office following US changes.

December 1, 2016

The US federal enforcement official widely seen as the strategist behind the prosecution and shutdown of US online poker back in 2011, Preet Bharara, was in the news again this week following a meeting with US president-elect Donald Trump in which he was apparently told that he would be remaining in his post under the […]

Wright wins GUKPT Grand Final

November 30, 2016

Grosvenor Casinos 2016 UK Poker Tour (GUKPT) 10th Anniversary Grand Final wrapped up in London with the event attracting 276 entries and a prize pool of GBP 552,000. British poker professional Marc Wright took the first, bank account boosting, prize of GBP 132,380 on conclusion of heads-up play with Will Davies. “I’ve always liked GUKPTs, […]

Europe shared online poker liquidity by mid 2017?

November 30, 2016

Spain’s La Dirección General de Ordenación del Juego (DGOJ) met with its French, Portuguese, Italian and British counterparts this week to discuss, among other things, shared liquidity for online poker. The multilateral meeting met primarily to discuss technical standardization issues, particularly focused on data reporting, however, shared liquidity within the aforementioned markets was also on […]

Winning Poker Network claims breakthrough into top 5 online poker networks

November 30, 2016

The Winning Poker Network (flagships Americas Cardroom, Black Chip Poker and True Poker) did a little boasting in a press release Tuesday, claiming in a press release that it has outperformed well established and popular rivals like iPoker, PartyPoker and MPN to enter the Top 5 network leaderboard, with a dominant position in the tricky […]