Poker Players Alliance in plea for donations

February 18, 2018

One of the first problems faced by the Poker Players Alliance action group’s new president, Rich Muny, is a pressing need for more financial donations to keep this lobbying and poker legalisation advocate operating. Muny has wasted no time in putting out a plea for donations this week, attributing the financial problem to a decline […]

New Australian study claims poker players have  highest rates of problem gambling

February 16, 2018

Researchers at the Australian Gambling Research Centre (AGRC) have completed a problem gambling study in which they claim that poker players are most vulnerable to problem gambling issues. The study, based on data collected through the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics (HILDA) Survey overseen by the Melbourne Institute on behalf of the Department of Social […]

Stan James online poker brand set to disappear

February 15, 2018

Stan James online poker players face the prospect of change this month as brand owner Unibet in the Kindred Group moves to take the site from the MPN network to its own 12 brand-strong pool. InfoPowa readers wll recall that Unibet acquired the Stan James online poker operation two years back and has continued to […]

Major win in Partypoker Live Millions Germany super high roller

February 14, 2018

UK poker pro and mainly cash games player Chi Zhang (22) scored the biggest reward in his career so far this week when he collected the Euro 800,000 main prize in the Euro 50,000 buy-in PartyPoker Live Millions Germany competition after besting a field of 47 entries that generated a prize pool of Euro 2,232,500. […]

Partypoker gearing up for European poker player sharing

February 14, 2018

A forum representative for PartyPoker has revealed that the online poker provider plans to compete with PokerStars in the rapidly developing European shared player pool project and is gearing up with that goal in mind. InfoPowa readers will recall that France, Italy, Spain and Portugal regulators have committed to the project, although thus far only […]

Partypoker’s Barcelona poker festival could be a European record

February 14, 2018

PartyPoker has continued to present a serious challenge to the top poker operators, this week announcing that it is to invest Euro 23 million in prize pool guarantees for its Millions Grand Finale event scheduled for Casino Barcelona in Spain between Aprl 7 and 15. The company claims that the live competition, supported by online […]

Badziakouski takes down MPC28 hk$80,000 high roller 

February 13, 2018

Belarusian poker pro Mikita Badziakouski emerged victorious in the HK$80,000 High Roller event of the 28th PokerStars Macau Poker Cup (MPC28) tournament for a pay day of HK$2,324,000 and a US$30k Platinum Pass. Badziakouski outplayed 123 other entrants in it for a shot at the HK$9,235,520 prize pool ultimately defeating Spaniard Raul Martinez in heads-up […]

Chidwick dominates U.S. Poker Open

February 13, 2018

British high roller Stephen Chidwick has dominated the inaugural U.S. Poker Open making five final tables of the eight events and being crowned US Poker Open Champion as the player with the highest cashes in the series despite the $50,000 Main Event still left to play out. Chidwick cashed $1,256,600 million having won two events and cashing on five.

WPT500 coming to London with 888poker and Aspers

February 12, 2018

World Poker Tour’s (WPT) WPT500 event will play out in London on March 23 to April 2, 2018 following a partnership agreement with 888poker and Aspers Westfield Stratford City. Adam Pliska, CEO of the World Poker Tour, said: “Home to an extremely dedicated community of enthusiasts and some of the world’s greatest poker players, the incredible city of London is a […]

Antonius wins Partypoker Millions Germany Super High Roller

February 12, 2018

Poker pro Patrik Antonius took down the partypoker MILLIONS Germany €25,000 Super High Roller at King’s Casino in Rozvadov, outlasting 50 other entries – of which 14 were reentries. Antonius defeated party poker ambassador Joao Simao in heads-up play to win the first trophy of the partypoker Millions festival and a first prize of Euro […]