Winamax to leverage shared poker liquidity

February 9, 2018

Online gambling operator Winamax has been approved by the French gambling regulator ARJEL to participate in online poker shared liquidity pools, currently with Portugal and Spain. Winamax became the second licensee to receive the approval following closely in PokerStars’ footsteps (see previous InfoPowa report).

Face of Poker Player’s Alliance steps down

February 7, 2018

The Poker Player’s Alliance has announced changes to its leadership – the most notable being John Pappas who will step down at the end of February following a decade-long tenure as executive director. Pappas will remain on the board of directors operating in a strategic advisory capacity while vice president, Rich Muny, will take on the day-to-day responsibilities in his […]

Afriat wins second WPT title 

February 4, 2018

Montreal native Eric Afriat earned his second World Poker Tour title winning the Season XVI WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open. Afriat outplayed a field of 1,244 entries for a pay check of $651,928 after defeating Justin Zaki in heads-up play. “The excitement of a second title, I think it brings me to another level,” Afriat […]

Digitain signs up for EvenBet poker

February 3, 2018

Sports betting and casino platform provider Digitain has selected EvenBet for the integration of its flagship poker product. Dmitry Starostenkov, EvenBet Gaming CEO, said: “Digitain has hugely impressed us this past year with its progressive omnichannel solution, and we’re excited to be adding a key cog to facilitate that rise.”  

Ruby Seven Studios debut Multi-Strike Poker

February 3, 2018

Social casino developer Ruby Seven Studios has partnered LED Gaming for the development of a new mobile video poker app, ‘Multi-Strike Poker’. Multi-Strike Poker, an IGT video poker fav in the casino world for over a decade, offers escalating wins up to 8x the original payouts. Multi-Strike Poker™  offers multiple variations, including Double Double Bonus […]

Coolbet joins Microgaming’s MPN Poker network

February 1, 2018

Microgaming’s MPN online poker network has been joined by Estonian online casino and sportsbetting operator Coolbet, owned by StayCool OÜ. Coolbet says it was impressed by Microgaming’s experience and longevity in poker, along with the strong MPN presence in the Nordic region. The network provides a comprehensive tournament schedule, a host of unique promotions and […]

Kalidou Sow victorious in London Poker Festival Main Event

January 31, 2018

French poker pro Kalidou Sow has emerged the winner of the GBP 990 buy-in PokerStars Festival London Main Event, besting a field of 852 that included respected names like Chris “Moorman1” Moorman, Jake Cody, Dragos Trofimov, Michael Kane and Adrien Allain. When David Mander headed for the exit and a third place score of GBP […]

Pokerstars launch ‘fresh’ series

January 30, 2018

In celebration of the shared player pool with France and Spain, PokerStars has launch a new series dubbed FRESH (France Espania Hold’em). FRESH will become the richest ever PokerStars online series in France and Spain with Euro 5 million guaranteed across 50 scheduled events, including a Euro 1 million guaranteed Main Event prize pool and […]

Ben Lamb tops in Aussie Millions $25,000 challenge

January 29, 2018

Top US professional poker player Ben Lamb has claimed the main A$647,114 prize and an Anton Jewellery ring in the $25,000 buy-in Aussie Millions Challenge after agreeing a heads up chop with German rival Jan-Eric Schwippert, who took home A$597,765. A field of 114 entered for the event, generating a A$2,736,000 prize pool. Kitty Kuo […]

Aussie Millions announces 2019 dates

January 29, 2018

The current season of the prestigious Aussie Millions live poker festival is currently in full swing, but the organisers are clearly looking well ahead, this week publishing details on the 2019 iteration of the event. Next year’s Aussie Millions will kick off on Tuesday 15 January 2019 and will again be hosted in the Crown […]