Second bracelet for Israeli poker pro

October 23, 2018

Israeli poker pro Timur Margolin has claimed his second WSOP gold bracelet and the main prize of Euro 134,407 after besting a field of 666 (not for the superstitious!) in the Euro 1,100 buy-in Monster Stack NLHE event at the World Series of Poker Europe currently taking place at Kings Casino in Rozvadov, Czech Republic. […]

BetConstruct awarded MGA online poker license

October 22, 2018

BetConstruct has been awarded approval from the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) for the addition of poker to its set of licensed B2C and B2B products. “This is a perfect addition to BetConstruct’s MGA licenses which were already covering sports betting and the provision of fantasy sports,” the company said. Readers will recall earlier this year, that the company […]

Second Israeli WSOPE win

October 17, 2018

Israeli poker pro Asia Moshe has taken down the WSOPE’s Event #2: Euro 1,650 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Handed Deepstack, his 25th WSOP cash and his fifth main event final table appearance. Moshe outplayed a field of 22, ultimately defeating Robert Schultz heads up to win Euro 82,280 and his second WSOP gold bracelet. Final table results: […]

Pokerstars’ debut new Southern Europe championship

October 17, 2018

PokerStars has announced the debut of a new Championship of Online Poker tournament that brings together poker players from France, Spain, and Portugal. The tournament offers a guaranteed prize pool of Euro 10 million along with three Platinum Passes to the PokerStars Players No-Limit Hold’em Championship (PSPC), each worth $30,000. The Southern Europe Championship of Online Poker (SECOOP) will take […]

First WSOP Europe gold goes to Israel

October 16, 2018

It took just four hours of final table play to decide the Euro 550 buy-in Colossus NLHE event at this year’s World Series of Poker Europe, currently taking place at Kings Casino in Rozvadov, Czech Republic. Israeli player Tamir Segal emerged the winner after besting a field of 2,991 and a final table of nine […]

Pokerstars moves to raise funds for victims of the Indonesian earthquake

October 11, 2018

On Friday September 28, a series of powerful earthquakes hit the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia triggering a tsunami with devastating effects. The earthquake alone destroyed buildings and moved entire neighbourhoods and as the water from the ensuing tsunami retreated into the ocean, the full scale of the destruction wrought became clear. To give much-needed […]

Indian police shutter 500 poker rooms

October 9, 2018

The police in Bengaluru in the Indian province of Karnataka have reported the shutdown of 500 poker rooms since the beginning of October in a series of raids prompted by a necessity to clampdown on public disorder rather than moving against poker, which the state courts have ruled is a game of skill (see previous […]

Another high roller win for O’Dwyer

October 9, 2018

Steve O’Dwyer continued to wreak havoc in the High Roller sector this week with his second big victory in the GBP 10,000 buy-in High Roller competition at the PartyPoker Live Millions in the UK. His victory follows an earlier GBP 25,500 buy-in HR win at the same festival for GBP 450,000, bringing his haul from […]

French online poker operator faces class action

October 7, 2018

The lack of transparency with which French online poker operator Winamax is alleged to have treated players in the aftermath of bot accusations has resulted in a class action being filed in the French courts by 16 players. The players’ filing claims that the operator “failed to protect the integrity and transparency of its gaming […]

Online WSOP Circuit hailed a success

October 6, 2018

The inaugural online World Series of Poker Circuit this week exceeded the organisers’ expectations, with many of the events easily outpacing the guarantees, say the organisers. Bill Rini, head of online poker at, said the 13 events were successful from player appeal, technology and business perspectives, with many of the events doubling or tripling […]