WSOP Main event runner-up scores in Borgata poker event

September 24, 2016

Four years ago the poker world watched as Jesse Sylvia and Greg Merson fought it out in the heads up of the World Series of Poker main event (see previous  report), with Sylvia narrowly defeated but taking home a second placing pay check for $5,292,889. Since then the poker pro has enjoyed a few more […]

Trailer for new movie on poker released

September 22, 2016

The trailer for a new online poker-based movie titled LuckBoxes has been released, showcasing a 2009 tale around two brothers, struggling to find their way in the Great Recession, who turn to online poker to save their childhood home from foreclosure. The movie is produced by Ryan Firpo, who is perhaps better known for his […]

Lucrative WCOOP High Roller poker event ends in three-way chop

September 21, 2016

The World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) delivered more excitement and records this week when the NLHE 8-Max High Roller was decided after a tough head up battle featuring Phillip “Grindation” McAllister and Doug “WCG|Rider” Polk after the duo survived a starting field of 356 (278 entries, 78 re-entries) that created a massive prize pool […]

Poker pro breaks record with fifth WCOOP win

September 20, 2016

Dan ‘djk123’ Kelly has set a new online poker record by winning his fifth Pokerstars World Championships of Online Poker title this week for $88,102. His fifth and record making victory came in the inaugural $700 buy-in Mix Max competition, in which he bested 700 entrants and claimed the honours after a tough heads up […]

Pokerstars to repeat Lads Night in for charity

September 19, 2016

Pokerstars has announced that it is to repeat its charity for cancer Lads Night In again to support the men’s health charity, Prostate Cancer U.K. The annual one-night poker event bringing friends together at home to help fight prostate cancer, is scheduled for Friday, 21 October. Lads Night In is calling on men and women […]

Partypoker and borgata invest a million dollars in the next garden state super series poker tournament

September 17, 2016

Next month will see the kick-off of the fifth annual Garden State Super Series of Poker, and this year the PartyPoker-Borgata online partnership has invested a million dollars in guarantees across its 75 events starting October 9. Satellite qualifiers for the series are already running on PartyPoker.nj, with a games roster that includes Texas Hold’em, […]

WPT in two new deals

September 15, 2016

World Poker Tour tournaments in Cambodia and France are likely to flow from two recent agreements signed by the poker provider with Education Investment and Barrière Group respectively. The Education Investment deal involves two new WPT National Series tournaments to be held at the Holiday Palace Casino & Resort in Poipet, Cambodia and at the […]

Poker pro issues heads up challenge to land casino mogul

September 15, 2016

Land casino tycoon Sheldon Adelson predictably ruffled a few feathers in the poker community last week when he claimed in a Yahoo interview that poker was not a game decided by skill and is therefore clearly gambling and exploitive (but not including his own land casino activities, apparently). US poker pro Brian Rast was among […]

Wild Poker out of beta testing

September 13, 2016

Tel Aviv-based social gaming start-up developer Playtrex is hoping to breathe new life into the social poker market with “Wild Poker”, a new freemium poker game with an exclusive strategic twist, first released on 25th August this year as an open-beta. The product is based on the Texas Hold’em variant of poker but has an […]

Poker Hall of Fame short list drawn up

September 13, 2016

Amid the usual for-and-against exchanges on who should or should not be on it, the international Poker Hall of Fame short list was published this week following a period of intense public voting and a stringent vetting on nominations by the Poker Hall of Fame Governing Council. Two thirds of the 2016 list is made […]