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Aviation Club De France Goes Into Judicial Liquidation

Aviation Club De France Goes Into Judicial Liquidation

Daniel Smyth - February 23rd, 2015

The Aviation Club de France (AFC), one of Europe’s most iconic poker venues, has dealt its last hand after the local authorities decided not to renew the 107 year old club’s gambling license. Despite displaced workers holding out hope that the club would reopen following its closure in September 2014, the Grand Instance Court confirmed […]

Morongo and Rincon Bands Talk Compromise over California Online Poker Bill

Morongo and Rincon Bands Talk Compromise over California Online Poker Bill

Philip Conneller - February 16th, 2015

The Morongo Band of Mission Indians has spoken of its willingness to compromise in order to bring online poker to California. Speaking at an online poker panel at the Western Indian Gaming Conference in Southern California this week, Robert Martin, the tribal operator’s chairman, said that all the tribes needed to unite for the good […]

Ognyan Dimov Denies Romania Its First EPT Title

Ognyan Dimov Denies Romania Its First EPT Title

Devin O'Connor - February 10th, 2015

Although Ognyan Dimov is only the second Bulgarian to win a European Poker Tour main event title, his heads-up opponent, Dany Parlafes, would have been the first from Romania. Parlafes began the EPT €5,300 ($6,000) Deauville Main Event final table as the big stack and dwindled six down to two, but after 117 hands of […]

Delaware Online Poker Plunges 77 Percent Year-on-Year

Delaware Online Poker Plunges 77 Percent Year-on-Year

Philip Conneller - January 27th, 2015

Delaware has reported a 77 percent year-on-year decrease in its online poker revenues for December 2014, a yield of just $28,589. That makes last month the lowest in 13 underwhelming months since the state began its online poker operations. Interstate liquidity sharing cannot come soon enough, it seems. Operations began brightly enough in November 2013, […]

Todd Brunson Whips Texas Banker Andy Beal for $5M in Bellagio Cash Game

Todd Brunson Whips Texas Banker Andy Beal for $5M in Bellagio Cash Game

Philip Conneller - January 26th, 2015

Andy Beal is back. The billionaire Texas banker, who was last seen scuttling from the Wynn in 2006 vowing that he was “done” with poker having taken a $16.6 million bruising at the hands of Phil Ivey, has returned to Las Vegas. Beal was spotted at Bobby’s Room, the legendary high-stakes poker room at the […]

WSOP.com Blows Past Borgata With Massive Surge In New Jersey Traffic

WSOP.com Blows Past Borgata With Massive Surge In New Jersey Traffic

Philip Conneller - January 19th, 2015

WSOP.com has leapfrogged party/Borgata as the top poker room in New Jersey in terms of cash game traffic, barely a week after its decision to share liquidity with 888poker. Just days after the merging of player pools, WSOP.com’s traffic has shot up by 49 percent over the seven-day moving average, while 888poker’s has risen even […]

PokerStars $1 Million Spin & Go Won by Russian Player

PokerStars $1 Million Spin & Go Won by Russian Player

Devin O'Connor - January 16th, 2015

A Russian turned a $5 Spin & Go into $1 million dollars after the prize pool landed on the jackpot. Competing under the moniker “sss66666,” the player bested his two opponents in 13 minutes and 25 seconds. The PokerStars event was part of its “December Festival” promotion that it had extended through January, giving players […]

PCA Main Event Down to Six

PCA Main Event Down to Six

Devin O'Connor - January 14th, 2015

The 12th annual PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) Main Event is down to the final six after 18 players busted on Day 5. The nearly 12-hour session ended with Chance Kornuth compiling 7,860,000 chips, the big stack heading into today’s final table and chance at the $1,491,580 first-place prize. Kornuth has built-up a resume over the […]

WSOP.com and 888poker.com to Merge Massive Player Pools

WSOP.com and 888poker.com to Merge Massive Player Pools

Philip Conneller - January 12th, 2015

WSOP.com and 888poker.com have announced that they will share some player liquidity in the New Jersey market. It’s a move that will allow for more a wider variety of choice in ring games and bigger prize pools and guarantees for tournaments. It could even be enough to unseat Party Borgata from its perch as the […]

New Dot-Poker Web Domain Launching

New Dot-Poker Web Domain Launching

Sean Gibson - January 11th, 2015

A new dot-poker or “.Poker” generic top level domain name has just entered the first phase of a three phase release process. The .Poker internet domain name will be the first and only one that is dedicated to the game of poker. For players and operators looking for an effective web address, the domain name […]

New Jersey to Have Gambling Credit Card Code by Early Spring

New Jersey to Have Gambling Credit Card Code by Early Spring

Philip Conneller - January 6th, 2015

New Jersey will introduce a gambling credit card code by spring, according to the state’s Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE). Credit card acceptance rates have been one of the biggest stumbling blocks to the growth of the New Jersey online poker and casino gaming market since its inception in November 2013, with many credit card […]