O’Dwyer claims another High Roller victory

October 4, 2018

Top Irish (now US) poker pro Steve O’Dwyer has claimed another six-figure pay-day in his latest victory, taking down the PartyPoker Millions GBP 25,500 buy-in Super High Roller for GBP 450,000. – reportedly his forty-fourth cash at these levels. The event took place at the Dusk Till Dawn Poker Club in Nottingham, United Kingdom and […]

Pokerstars releases news on Brazilian Series of Poker

October 3, 2018

The Brazilian Series of Poker (BSOP), sponsored by PokerStars, has announced details on the Brazilian Series of Poker (BSOP) Millions, which will take place from November 27 to December 6 at the World Trade Centre (WTC) in Sao Paulo, and close the 2018 Brazilian poker calendar. PokerStars claims that the BSOP Millions is the largest […]

Indian online poker platform secures second round of funding

October 1, 2018

The Indian publication Economic Times reports that early-stage venture capital firm, WaterBridge Ventures, has led a Rs 28 crore (US$3.84 million) Series A funding round in SparSkills Technologies, which owns and operates online poker platform 9stacks, in a transaction that signals the growing interest of investors in the country’s nascent real money gaming segment. Proceeds […]

New U.S. poker product from Connective Games

October 1, 2018

Online poker network platform provider Connective Games has launched a new, free to play game format aimed at the US market. Connective Games’ Social Gaming is fully customisable to suit the individual needs of its operator partners, and offers a range of game formats including free to play, subscription, and sweepstakes. Players can also access […]

Partypoker posts remarkable results from Pokerfest tournament

September 29, 2018

PokerStars rival PartyPoker has published numbers from its recently concluded Powerfest series, which it claims has been the most successful and largest it has held to date. Across the course of the 22-day series, more than $69 million in prize money was awarded over 669 events, with 20 Championship Event winners crowned and 21 players […]

Cafrino in poker player merge

September 28, 2018

Social gaming company Cafrino has announced the merger of its two poker platforms, “Cafrino” and “National League of Poker.” The integrated platform will continue under the “National League of Poker” (NLOP) banner, online, the company said in a press release Thursday.. The merger will result in an NLOP player database of more than 1.5 million […]

Bad weekend for Winamax

September 27, 2018

Reports are surfacing that last weekend the French online poker provider Winamax saw its tournament activities severely disrupted by a DDoS attack from presently undisclosed hackers. The attack follows similar experiences in recent months that have seen leading online poker providers targeted (see previous InfoPowa reports). In an apology to players, Winamax management assured that […]

Troubled online poker operator acquired by poker portal

September 27, 2018

PokerMet, a reportedly struggling Indian online poker operator owned by XLN Media Solutions, has been acquired for an undisclosed consideration by Xeta Networks, a group which includes PokerDangal among its assets. The acquisition gives Xeta access to a player base of more than 10,000 users and 2,000 active depositing players, a company statement revealed this […]

‘Boston’ Tony wins World Poker Tour Champions Cup for the second time

September 26, 2018

Tony “Boston” Ruberto has done it again; at the WPT Maryland this week he won his second World Poker Tour Champions Cup, along with prize money of $344,755 after besting a competitive field of 554. His previous WPT Cup victory was in 2011 at WPT Jacksonville, where he cashed for $325,928. It’s been a good […]

Pokerstars awards Euro 17 million in Galactic Series

September 24, 2018

The PokerStars Galactic Series has concluded with the company claiming it as the Southern European shared liquidity market’s biggest ever online poker tournament series with a total prize pool of Euro 16,973,768, surpassing its Euro 15 million guarantee. A total of 50,612 players hit the virtual felt during the 186-event schedule. The series, which ran […]