Conan Drinan claims EPT High Roller

August 29, 2016

In a tough competition against top players in the Euro 10,300 buy-in European Poker Tour High Roller event in Barcelona, US poker pro Conan Drinan bested a field of 571 to claim the Euro 849,200 top prize over the weekend. When US pro Kyle Keranen bowed out at third for Euro 496,440, Drinan and Latvian […]

Records fall at European Poker Tour Barcelona

August 29, 2016

This year’s European Poker Tour Barcelona continued to set new benchmarks in entry fields and prizes as the High Roller and Main events concluded over the weekend. Taking the honours and the Euro 1.2 million first prize in the hotly contested Euro 5,300 buy-in Main Event was Sebastian Malec (21), a young Polish player who […]

New online poker start-up scheme launched

August 27, 2016

The Malta-based online poker brand PokerGrant and EvenBet Gaming, a subsidiary of Russian software development group Enterra have partnered up to launch a new start-up focused enterprise providing prospective operators with real-money poker skins on its new network. The network is designed for poker start-ups with a low initial budget, with what the partnership claims […]

Pokerstars festival will boost New Jersey online poker

August 26, 2016

Pokerstars has big plans for its New Jersey operations this October, announcing that it will host the inaugural PokerStars Festival at Resorts Casino Hotel from October 29 to November 6. The festival will comprise more than 50 tournaments with buy-ins ranging from $100 to $5,000. Announcing the move in a statement Thursday, Pokerstars communications chief […]

California assemblyman says legalised poker will protect consumers

August 26, 2016

Earlier this week the Sacramento Bee newspaper published a largely negative op-ed piece on internet poker legalisation titled “Gray’s internet poker bill is a losing hand,” prompting a clearly irritable riposte from California Assemblyman Adam Gray, who has – so far unsuccessfully – invested a significant amount of time in trying to create a consensus […]

Improved online poker at GVC

August 25, 2016

Multi-tabling is an attractive proposition for many online poker players and GVC has catered for this preference in a major overhaul of its mobile poker apps, the company announced this week. Other improvements include new mini table views with quick fold functionality and a new customisable bet slider. The upgrade will reach all GVC subsidiaries […]

Pokerstars consolidates live tours into two global tournaments

August 24, 2016

Amaya Inc’s PokerStars has announced sweeping changes to its live event sponsorship roster with the consolidation of all existing live tours in to two new PokerStars global live tours, the PokerStars Championship event and the PokerStars Festival event. PokerStars-sponsored live events such as the European Poker Tour and the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure will fall away […]

888Poker reportedly in talks with California tribes

August 24, 2016

Amidst continued discord regarding online poker legalisation in California, the usually reliable internet publication Online Poker Report (OPR) carried a story Wednesday reporting that the Pechanga Band of Luiseño and the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians have been holding talks with 888 Poker. InfoPowa readers will recall that the Pechanga and the Agua Caliente […]

Poker ace Jedlicka in Estrellas High Roller victory

August 24, 2016

Barcelona continued to be the epicentre of international poker action this week with the conclusion of more competitions. In the Estrellas Barcelona High Roller event Austrian online and live poker pro Stefan “mindgamer” Jedlicka bested a record field of 1,182 to claim the honours and a diluted main prize (following a two-way chop) of Euro […]

Buddiga triumphs in euro 25,000 EPT Barcelona High Roller

August 24, 2016

The European Poker Tour Barcelona Euro 25,500 buy-in Single-Day High Roller concluded Tuesday with US poker pro Pratyush Buddiga claiming victory after a tough heads up against New Zealander David Yan. The event attracted a total of 165 entries comprising 131 unique players and 34 re-entries, creating a prize pool of over Euro 4 million […]