New social poker game promoted by boxing legend

November 22, 2017

Canny investor and global boxing legend Floyd Mayweather surfaced this week as the front man for a social poker product from the Israeli studios of Playtrex, marketed by Hero Digital titled Wild Poker. The game has actually been knocking around for a year, but the involvement of Mayweather will no doubt revitalise in-game sales on […]

Indian poker and rummy advocates lose court action

November 21, 2017

Samir Patel, a club owner in the Indian state of Gujarat who petitioned the local High Court for a ‘no objection certificate’ or a licence to operate a poker room on grounds that poker and rummy are games predominantly of skill and not chance, and aer therefore not gambling, has been rebuffed by the court. […]

Coinpoker pre-ICO sales better than expected

November 20, 2017

CoinPoker, the new cyber currency online poker enterprise in which a number of well-known poker names including Tony Guoga are invested, has reported significant interest in its ICO pre-sale of tokens. The pre-sale started November 16 and in just four days 80 percent of the 100,000,000 CHP tokens made available were sold, prompting the organisers […]

Local player wins the WPT Montreal tourney

November 18, 2017

Local player Maxine Heroux is Cdn$ 403,570 (including the $15,000 free seat at the uipcoming Tournament of Champions) wealthier this weekend after taking down the World Poker Tour Montreal competition at Playground Poker. The Cdn$ 2 million guaranteed,  Cdn$ 3,850 re-entry event attracted a field of 606, including notable names like David Peters, Eric Afriat, […]

Partypoker removes ‘inactivity’ fees

November 17, 2017

Online poker operator PartyPoker has announced the removal of its “inactivity” fee imposed a decade ago. The small admin fee was a monthly charge and was deducted from any accounts that were inactive for more than six months, and is refunded for any players who reactivate their accounts either by making a deposit, making a […]

Pokerstars launches a tourney series for high stakes players

November 16, 2017

Moving temporarily away from its usual recreational player focus, online poker provider PokerStars has announced a new high-stakes online tournament series designed to appeal to high rollers. The tournament will begin November 26 and run through December 4 with 22 high buy-in events covered by a total of $11.4 million in guaranteed prize pools. Buy-ins […]

Inaugural WPT Indian poker tourney concludes

November 15, 2017

The inaugural World Poker Tour Deep Stacks India main event has reached a successful conclusion at the Deltin Royale Casino in Goa, with Vikash Mantri claiming the victor’s spoils of $92,540 after besting a competitive field of 526 other players. After powering through the field Mantri started final table action holding the chip lead and […]

Lowery wins sixth WSOPC ring in Choctaw Main Event and title

November 14, 2017

Dan Lowery has won the World Series of Poker Circuit Choctaw Main Event which despite having won five Circuit rings previously, the main event title remained elusive, until now. Lowrey outlasted a 908 entry field in the $1,675 no-limit hold’em main event to win $258,784 at Choctaw Casino and Resort in Durant, Oklahoma after defeating […]

Spacey’s downfall a break for poker movie

November 14, 2017

The spectacular fall from grace of Hollywood acting legend Kevin Spacey following complaints about his off-camera conduct has created an unexpected bonus for the new poker film “Molly’s Game” (see previous reports.) The movie, which features Jessica Chastain in the lead role of high stakes poker game organiser Molly, has been moved to the coveted […]

APT extends Resorts World Manilla partnership

November 13, 2017

The Asian Poker Tour (APT) has extended its long-running exclusive Philippines partnership with Resorts World Manilla (RWM) for a further three years. The relationship, which dates back to 2010, has seen Resorts World Manilla host eighteen APT events including the Guinness World Book of Records’ APT-RWM Iron Man Poker Challenge in 2013.