Lam the victor in WPT Gardens Main Event

July 28, 2018

New York poker pro Simon Lam has claimed his first major tournament title and a first prize worth $565,055 after taking down the $5,000 buy-in main event at World Poker Tour Gardens in Los Angeles after a three-handed tussle with two formidable opponents – Jake Schindler and Men “The Master” Nguyen. Nguyen held the lead […]

Microgaming launches all-new poker software

July 26, 2018

Microgaming has announced the launch of Prima on the MPN, a new online poker client designed to deliver a premium experience to players worldwide. Built with players in mind, the new client features a streamlined interface to provide easy navigation to cash, tournament and casino games, which includes a blind cash game lobby and a […]

2018 WSOP by the numbers

July 23, 2018

The organisers of the World Series of Poker have released final statistics on this year’s successful edition of the world’s most prestigious poker tournament, revealing: * The 50-day poker extravaganza in Las Vegas drew 123,865 players this summer – up 2.4 percent y-o-y; * The prize pool of the 78-event series at the Rio All-Suite […]

World Poker Tour heading to Asian destinations

July 23, 2018

The World Poker Tour has confirmed that it is embarking on an expansion drive in Asia, principally targeting Vietnam and India with new tournaments. The company plans a three-week swing through the region, starting with a Japanese tournament mid-September, another in Korea in the third week of September, and WPT Vietnam, which will be hosted […]

Evenbet powers innovative NoLimitCoin poker

July 20, 2018

Online gaming software developer EvenBet Gaming claimed Friday it has broken new barriers with the launch of NoLimitCoin, a pioneering no-rake online poker platform. The NoLimitCoin platform features fully web-based functionality with no reliance on install files required, and operates no rake, so players can keep all their winnings commission-free. The site caters for players […]

MPN hints at improvements for poker product

July 19, 2018

Microgaming’s poker expert Alex Scott gave fans a taste of MPN’s new poker client in his blog this week, revealing that the company has moved away from C++. “The first release of our new client is a Minimal Viable Product (MVP). We’ve made some educated guesses about what was important and what adds value,” Scott […]

Justin Bonomo wins 2018 Big One for One Drop

July 18, 2018

32-year-old US poker pro Justin Bonomo’s recent run of seriously big wins has approached legendary proportions with his latest victory – $10 million in first prize cash and his third bracelet in the $1,000,000 buy-in Big One for One Drop charity competition at the World Series of Poker. The huge cash brings Bonomo’s lifetime earnings […]

Former WSOP champ achieves fourth bracelet

July 17, 2018

2009 Main Event champion Joe Cada reaped a harvest of cash at this year’s World Series of Poker, taking home $2.15 million for his fifth place finish in the Main Event; his third career bracelet and $226,218 in the $3,000 buy-in Shootout; $ 27,582 in the  $10,000 buy-in Super Turbo Bounty and a series of […]

Veteran online poker operator to close end July

July 17, 2018

After 13 years of operations on five different networks, online poker operator Poker Host has announced that it is to close its virtual doors at the end of July. The operator’s message to players did not offer any explanation for the closure, merely assuring them that they will be paid and advising: “We regret to […]

Baadshah gaming to offer asian poker tour satellites

July 16, 2018

Indian company Baadshah Gaming has signed a partnership agreement with the Philippines-based Asian Poker Tour that will enable it to offer online satellites to major Asia-facing tournaments. The Asian Poker Tour claims to be the biggest poker tour in Asia. Since its inception in 2008, APT has added multiple destinations in its yearly tournament roster, […]