French online poker operator faces class action

October 7, 2018

The lack of transparency with which French online poker operator Winamax is alleged to have treated players in the aftermath of bot accusations has resulted in a class action being filed in the French courts by 16 players. The players’ filing claims that the operator “failed to protect the integrity and transparency of its gaming […]

Bad weekend for Winamax

September 27, 2018

Reports are surfacing that last weekend the French online poker provider Winamax saw its tournament activities severely disrupted by a DDoS attack from presently undisclosed hackers. The attack follows similar experiences in recent months that have seen leading online poker providers targeted (see previous InfoPowa reports). In an apology to players, Winamax management assured that […]

Winamax almost ready to join French-Spanish shared poker player pool

February 27, 2018

Top French online poker operator Winamax has been extolling the virtues of its operational promotions and offers as it nears approval by the Spanish regulator that will enable it to enter the French-Spanish shared poker player pool. Winamax has launched new website Winamax.ES in the Spanish language to show off its brand and promotions in […]

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).

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 […]

Larachiche takes down Winamax SISMIX Main Event

May 23, 2017

Frenchman Hugo Larachiche has taken down the 2017 Winamax SISMIX Main Event, despatching four players in just 90 minutes and defeating Japan’s Kazuma Fujiyama in under ten hands of heads up play. Outlasting a field of 1078, 18 players went into the final day in a bid to win the MAD 1 million (Euro 88,000) […]

French online poker operator launches Dealer’s Choice

December 5, 2016

The Dealer’s Choice in poker format is not a new concept, but Winamax enlivened the French online poker scene by introducing it last week, taking advantage of looser game restrictions by the French regulator ARJEL. The regulator recently allowed operators to expand their selection of games more broadly than the historical Hold’em and four-card Omaha, […]

Online poker providers invest $72 million in tournament guarantees

September 9, 2016

September is set to be a bumper month for poker fans, with over $72 million invested by online poker providers in upcoming tournaments, according to the publication Pokerfuse. Collating the investments of several providers, Pokerfuse reports that PokerStars, , 888poker, Winamax and MPN all have bigger and better tournament series this month, with $72 […]

Expensive screw-up at French online poker site

February 18, 2016

The French online poker media is rather gleefully reporting what appears to be a monumental screw-up by French operator Winamax which resulted this week in a Euro 1,546,522 payment to the account of one confused but delighted player. The fact that it took a week for the operator to uncover and act on such an […]

Winamax cuts off Italian players

March 20, 2015

The popular French online poker provider Winamax, which is not licensed in Italy but is nevertheless widely used by Italian players who have found workarounds, has advised that it will in future block action emanating from Italy. In a communication to Italian players this week, the online poker provider advised: “Because of the Italian legislation […]