Pokerstars launch 6+ poker game

January 16, 2019

PokerStars rolled out its new 6+ poker game this week. The short deck hold’em format sees all numbered cards lower than a six removed from the deck and a new blind structure introduced, the “Button Blind”. Instead of small and big blinds, all players post an ante and only the player on the button posts a blind. “6+ […]

WSOP announces 20 x $10,000 and above events for 2019

January 16, 2019

The World Series of Poker’s (WSOP) 50th annual tournament, scheduled from May 28 to July 16, 2019, includes a  20-event schedule of buy-ins priced $10,000 and higher. The 2019 schedule will offer its first-ever “Short Deck” No-Limit Hold’em event, priced at a buy-in of $10,000 and a $50,000 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em tournament, both structured as four day […]

Greenwood wins Pokerstars PCA $100,000 No-Limit Hold’em

January 14, 2019

Canadian poker pro Sam Greenwood has won the first of two PokerStars Caribbean Adventure $100,000 No-Limit Hold’em Super High Roller events, banking $1,775,460 in the process. Greenwood outplayed a field of 61, eighteen of which were re-entries, ultimately finishing off Henrik Hecken heads-up after three intense days of play. Hecken boosted his bank balance with […]

MPN brings back Universal Championship Of Poker

January 13, 2019

The Microgaming Poker Network (MPN) has brought back the Universal Championship of Poker (UCOP) Passport and Mini from January 13 to February 10, 2019. UCOP offers two series comprising 112 events and over Euro 500,000 guaranteed. The UCOP Passport leaderboard will award  Euro 10,000 worth of prizes across all UCOP Passport events from 27 January to 10 February 2019 […]

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 […]