Poker pro loses Borgata case

October 22, 2016

Phil Ivey has lost in his four-year legal tussle with the Borgata over baccarat winnings; on Friday a US federal judge ruled that he and a companion violated New Jersey state gambling regulations in the manner in which they won nearly $10 million playing at the Atlantic City casino. U.S. District Court Judge Noel Hillman […]

More delays on Pokertribe project

October 21, 2016

Having gone to considerable trouble and legal expense to get state acceptance of its intention to operate an international real-money poker site branded Pokertribe from tribal lands (see previous ┬áreports), the Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma and its commercial partner Universal Entertainment Group appear to be experiencing practical difficulty in getting the project off the ground. […]

Asian-facing online poker operator signs three professionals

October 21, 2016

The Philippines licensed and GGNetwork-powered online poker operator Natural8 has announced the appointment to its “Team Hot” professional player line-up of Asian poker aces Kitty Kuo, Xuan Liu and Dong Kim. The Asian-facing operator has also signed the influential Chinese poker pro and poker commentator Xiao Chung as a “Friend of Natural8”. He will be […]

Malta proves rewarding for German poker pro

October 21, 2016

The European Poker Tour is off to a good start in Malta, with German pro Dietrich Fast claiming a well-earned Euro 174,000 main prize in the Euro 10,000 buy-in Single-Entry Rebuy event. The mainly professional field comprised 60 entries in total from 48 players. Fast’s performance was impressive; the German pro bulldozed through the field […]

Partypoker further boosts guarantee on its Millions tournament

October 21, 2016

Online poker operator PartyPoker announced Thursday that it is to boost its PartyPoker Millions tournament guarantee by a million sterling to GBP 6 million, claiming it is now the biggest prize pool guarantee in European poker history. The long-running competition (it only concludes in April 2017) will have a Day 1 buy-in of GBP 500, […]

Evenbet Gaming’s Open Face Chinese Poker gaining traction

October 21, 2016

Open Face Chinese Poker online games provider EvenBet has reported that its Open Face Chinese Poker product is gaining traction with games recently integrated for desktop action at the Malta-licensed operational site Poker Grant. The operator has launched the real money OFC tables with $0.02-$0.10 point limits available in the downloadable desktop application for Windows […]

Florida pro triumphs in WPT Bounty Scramble

October 20, 2016

Florida poker pro Sam Panzica showcased remarkable skill and resilience in coming back from a weak position to take the honours in the World Poker Tour-bestbet Bounty Scramble this week, besting a talented field of 379 to claim the impressive main prize of $354,335, taking his live tournament career earnings north of $1.8 million. The […]

Paul Phua in follow-on Monte Carlo poker contest

October 18, 2016

Asian businessman and respected poker player Paul Phua may have busted without cashing in the million dollar buy-in Big One for One Drop competition in Monte Carlo Sunday (see previous ┬áreport) but he will not leave the principality empty-handed – on Monday he emerged victorious in a follow on contest with 12 other wealthy players, […]

Global Poker Index strengthens Chinese presence

October 18, 2016

Global Poker Index founder Alex Dreyfus has scored another important Chinese market ally, enhancing his partnership deal with digital sports media firm Sina Sports earlier this year (see previous InfoPowa report) with a new deal with Ten Cent Poker, a major online poker subsidiary of internet commerce giant Ten Cent with correspondingly major marketing clout. […]

Top U.S. movie star to feature in poker film?

October 18, 2016

The producers of Molly’s Game, a biographical movie about celebrity poker organiser and ‘poker princess’ Molly Bloom, are reportedly in talks with top US movie star Kevin Costner, who may join the cast as Molly’s father. The entertainment industry publication Empire Online says shooting will soon start under the direction of Aaron Sorkin, who has […]