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Shot Clock Proves Popular At Dusk Till Dawn

Shot Clock Proves Popular At Dusk Till Dawn

Ed Scimia - March 21st, 2015

Poker shot clocks have been a controversial topic over the last few years. While few think they should be in every single event, many in the poker community have argued that having a set time limit for players would both speed up the sometimes glacial pace of play that occurs as players start to spend […]

888poker To Inject Whale With $500,000 In Cash

888poker To Inject Whale With $500,000 In Cash

Daniel Smyth - March 15th, 2015

A change of pace will take place at 888poker this month thanks to a new commitment to providing more value for online tournament players. A recent announcement by the operator has signaled that the monthly “Whale” event, which commonly offers a prize pool of $200,000, will be increased to $500,000 on March 29. More Money, […]

RAWA Hearing Rescheduled For March 26

RAWA Hearing Rescheduled For March 26

Devin O'Connor - March 13th, 2015

RAWA, the Restoration of America’s Wire Act, is finally going to have its day in Washington, DC. After its original hearing was postponed earlier this month due to a significant snowstorm, the US House of Representatives Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security will take on RAWA Thursday, March 26th. The Poker Players Alliance (PPA) […]

PokerDom Continues To Attract Players And Grow Market Share 

PokerDom Continues To Attract Players And Grow Market Share 

Devin O'Connor - March 11th, 2015

PokerDom entered the online poker market in 2014 with little fanfare or press, but in less than 18 months it has acquired cash games traffic that rivals any regulated room in the US. PokerDom launched last summer under its license issued by Curacao and immediately targeted players in CIS countries, mainly that of Russia. Since […]

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 […]