Pokerstars hails success of latest WCOOP

September 21, 2018

PokerStars has hailed the success of its recently concluded World Championship of Online Poker, reporting that over 1.1 million entries were received from 148,000 unique players in 140 countries,  who played in 185 events… a new online poker record. Almost $100 million in prize money was handed out over the two week festival of online […]

Two weeks to WSOP Europe

September 21, 2018

The poker pros should by now have finalised their travel and accommodation arrangements for the 2018 World Series of Poker Europe, which kicks off at King’s Casino in Rozvadov, Czech Republic on October 9 and will run through to November 2 this year. The organisers advise that there will be ten bracelet events this year […]

Pokerstars previews virtual reality poker for players

September 20, 2018

Online poker provider PokerStars has begun previewing a virtual reality version of its online poker software in expectation of a commercial release in the future. In a press statement Thursday, the company said its goal was to create an exciting and innovative experience for new and existing players. “PokerStars VR  is a free-to-play, authentic and […]

David Peters wins over a million in Poker Masters Main Event

September 16, 2018

Saturday saw the conclusion of the 2018  $100,000 buy-in Poker Masters NLHE Main Event at the Aria Resort and Casino, with US poker pro Don Peters besting a field of 25 top professional players to carry off the main prize of $1,150,000 after a gruelling 5 hour battle at the three-handed stage and a tough […]

The Stars Group reports back on EPT Barcelona poker tournament

September 15, 2018

The Stars Group has hailed the recently completed its 2018  European Poker Tour Barcelona, describing the tournament as one of the most successful yet, and reporting: * The largest main event entry list yet at 1,900; * Main event prize pool topped Euro 9.4 million; * Main event first prize of Euro 1.6 million; * […]

Vayo case against Pokerstars postponed

September 15, 2018

Poker player Gordon Vayo’s court action against PokerStars for unfair non-payment of winnings of almost $700,000 has been postponed to November 6 whilst the question of judicial jurisdiction is sorted out. Originally set down for September 25 before US District Court Central District of California Western Division Judge Frederick Mumm, the case centres on whether […]

Imsirovic does it again – another big Poker Masters win

September 14, 2018

US poker pro Ali Imsirovic has scored a back-to-back big win at the Poker Masters, following his $462,000 victory in the $25,000 buy-in Poker Masters NLHE High Roller event earlier this week with the top prize of $799,000 in the $50,000 buy-in NLHE High Roller. It was his biggest pay day yet, and boosted his […]

U.S. poker pro Imsirovic takes down the Poker Masters NLHE event

September 13, 2018

The $25,000 buy-in Poker Masters NLHE High Roller event completed Wednesday with US poker pro Ali Imsirovic besting a field heavy with professional players in a three hour final table. After eliminating Brian Rast at third for $214,500, Imsirovic took a significant chip lead into the heads up with three-WSOP-bracelet holder Ben Yu, sending him […]

Pokerstars to discontinue unfold poker variant

September 12, 2018

PokerStars’ continuing initiatives to provide players with new and interesting poker variants will continue despite the occasional setback where a new product does not work out, according to the company’s director of poker innovation and operations Severin Rasset. Rasset made the comment in his announcement this week that following a review the company has decided […]

888Poker confirms recent DDoS attacks

September 12, 2018

Online poker provider 888Poker has confirmed that since September 5 it has been the target of DDoS attacks similar to those experienced late last month by Winning Poker Network, PokerStars and PartyPoker (see previous reports). The attacks disrupted operations last weekend, prompting the company to issue a statement which advised: “As many of you may […]