Colillas takes pspc crown (update)

January 12, 2019

Spanish former fitness trainer and professional poker player Ramon Colillas (30) emerged victorious and $5.1 million richer in the PokerStars Players No-Limit Hold’em Championship (PSPC), $25,000 buy-in poker tournament. Colillas won free entry into the tournament as part of a PokerStars global promotion that awarded 320 people a $30,000 Platinum Pass package, which in addition to free entry, covered […]

Dutch tax office loses appeal on taxing online poker players

January 9, 2019

According to, scores of online poker players have won an appeal in a class action against the Dutch Tax Office Belastingdienst who claimed online poker players winnings on were taxable at 29 percent as the company was established on the Isle of Man. The class action rebutted that was established in Malta, a European Union member […]

Pokerstars PSPC makes history

January 8, 2019

Described as ground-breaking, PokerStars’ Players No Limit Hold’em Championship (PSPC) has blasted live poker records as 1,039 players registered to take part, generating the largest-ever prize pool for a $25,000 buy-in poker tournament of $26,455,500 with a $5.1 million top prize 181 players will cash-in and the final table alone will produce a total of six millionaires. […]

Speciale invest backs Indian tech gaming poker startup

December 27, 2018

Bangalore-based tech gaming online poker startup Pocket 52 has raised an undisclosed seed fund led by investor group Speciale Invest. The online poker platform said it had taken a major step in evolving Random Number Generator (RNG) technology with iTech certifying Pocket52 as a cryptographically secure RNG platform. “Pocket52 is the first company to develop a cryptographically secure RNG, powered by Lava […]

Pokerstars and UFC partner for UFC® 232: Jones vs. Gustafsson 2 

December 22, 2018

Mixed martial arts organisation UFC and Pokerstars have entered into a new marketing partnership, marking UFC’s first-ever ‘Official Poker Partner’ and creating a new sponsorship category. Under the terms, PokerStars will enjoy a branded presence inside the Octagon® at UFC’s final Pay-Per-View event of 2018, UFC® 232: JONES vs. GUSTAFSSON 2. Additional branding opportunities include the integration of PokerStars branding […]

Worldpoker tour and Allied Esports merger

December 21, 2018

World Poker Tour Enterprises and Allied Esports are to be acquired from Ourgame International Holdings by Black Ridge Acquisition and merged in a $213.8 million deal. The combined company will operate as Allied Esports Entertainment (AESE) and focus on providing in-person experiences, multi-platform content and interactive services across poker and video gaming, catering to an […]

Super High Roller poker win for poker pro

December 21, 2018

Respected US poker pro Isaac Haxton has pushed his career live tourney earnings north of $23 million after winning the $3,672,000 main prize in the $300,000 buy-in Super High Roller playing in a field of 36 world renowned rivals. Haxton held the chip lead going into the third and last day of the competition, chased […]

Top online poker player wins euro 503,700 in EPT High Roller

December 20, 2018

Top Danish online high stakes poker player Henrik “hhecklen” Hecklen recorded the largest live tourney pay-day of his earning career this week by taking down the Euro 10,300 buy-in High Roller event at the European Poker Tour Prague for Euro 503,700. It was tough competition against some of Europe’s most respected players in the field […]

European Poker Tour Prague Main Event goes to German pro

December 19, 2018

Young German poker pro Paul Michaelis as emerged as the winner in the 2018 Euro 5.300 buy-in EPT Prague main event after the final three survivors from a field of 1,174 agreed a three-way chop prioor to the heads up stage. Michaelis played strongly throughout the multi-day competition, flagging on the fourth day, where he […]

Knesset member proposes bill to legalise poker

December 18, 2018

The Israeli Poker Community has welcomed the news of a submission in late November by Knesset member Sharren Haskel in which poker is redefined as a sport and not gambling following an Israeli Supreme Court ruling that defined the card game as a skill rather than a chance game. According to a report in The Jerusalem Post, Haskel’s proposal would […]