Aussie online poker fans urged to have their say

July 15, 2017

Australian online poker fans are being urged by the Australian Online Poker Alliance action group to make submissions in support of legalised online poker to a Senate panel tasked with making recommendations to the federal government on the issue of whether online poker should be included in blanket online gambling bans. The possibility of such […]

French online poker operator signs sponsorship deal with

July 14, 2017

French online poker operator Winamax has strengthened its sponsorship position in French Ligue 1 football by signing a two-year sponsorship deal with Angers Sporting Club de l’Ouest. The club is one of French football’s most historic and will carry Winamax branding on its kit. In return Winamax is appointed official betting partner to the club […]

Money bubble race-off flip at WSOP

July 14, 2017

Day 3 of the World Series of Poker main event ended in the early hours of Thursday Vegas time when officials called a halt for the day after an extra level was added to reach the money bubble. And what an exciting stage that was as players Roger Campbell and Quan Zhou tied as the […]

World Series of Poker Main Event nears the money bubble

July 14, 2017

2,572 players started Day 3 action at the World Series of Poker Main Event mid-morning Thursday local time in Las Vegas, and by late last night just 1,138 of them were still in the competition as it neared the money bubble. Cashes of a minimum of $15,000 start at the 1,085th elimination, and the player […]

Around 2,623 survivors in the WSOP Main Event set for day three

July 13, 2017

Unofficial figures from the World Series of Poker Main Event Day1 and 2 starting flights that have just completed suggest that 2,623 players still standing from a starting field of 7,221 will gather for Day 3 – the first time all the surviving players will be in action at once. Day 2C completed in the […]

How to turn a $1 satellite into a $12,000 WSOP Vegas package

July 13, 2017

One of the World Series of Poker Main Event players eliminated during the first days of the competition budgeted just $50 for his bid to play halfway across the world in the $10,000 buy-in tournament. Starting with a $1 buy-in online satellite, Londoner Phil Brockwell (30) used his budget to grind his way up through […]

Former champions bust out in WSOP main event

July 13, 2017

The Day 1 and 2 entry fields of this year’s World Series of Poker Main Event have almost run their course, and excitement is now building for Day 3, when the survivors of the original 7,221 entrants gather for the first time to play down to the eventual winner. Many former main event winners registered […]

2017 WSOP main event entries among the highest yet

July 12, 2017

The World Series of Poker organisers have released official figures for the total number of entries for this year’s $10,000 buy-in Main Event, noting that at 7,221 players it is the third largest achieved in the 48-year history of poker’s most prestigious competition. Every big name in poker, and thousands of enthusiastic amateur players, appear […]

REG charity auctions donated 2017 WSOP bracelet

July 12, 2017

The World Series of Poker (WSOP) has donated one of two “unawarded” WSOP bracelets from the inaugural $10,000 Tag Team Championship event to Raising for Effective Giving (REG), a non-profit charity co-founded by poker pro’s Igor Kurganov and Liv Boeree. Kurganov and Boeree won WSOP 2017 Event #2, but having only two tag-team members left […]

Dechant defeats 10,000-strong field

July 11, 2017

A Las Vegas poker shift manager has outplayed a field of 10,015 to claim the 2017 WSOP Event 19, The Giant – $365 No-Limit Hold’em for a $291,240 payday and his first WSOP bracelet. 56-year-old Dieter Dechant ticked winning a WSOP bracelet off his bucket list after defeating Hrair Yapoudjian in heads-up play where he […]