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PokerStars Ups Rake, Adds Currency Exchange Fees, Drops Promo

PokerStars Ups Rake, Adds Currency Exchange Fees, Drops Promo

Ed Scimia - October 30th, 2014

PokerStars, once considered the most-beloved poker site in the world, isn’t doing much to make friends and influence people these days. A flurry of changes at the poker site this week have drawn sharp criticisms from players. Most recently, PokerStars announced the end of the Battle of the Planets promotion, while simultaneously raising the rake […]

PokerStars Cancels France Poker Series in Paris Amid Scandal

PokerStars Cancels France Poker Series in Paris Amid Scandal

Philip Conneller - October 30th, 2014

PokerStars shut down the Paris leg of the France Poker Series, due to the closure by French police of the prominent Cercle Cadet poker club. The club was stormed by police two weeks ago, following a 14-month investigation into alleged extortion, embezzlement, money laundering and criminal conspiracy. Fourteen people were arrested, including a former police […]

Full Tilt Remissions Could Go Unclaimed Before November Deadline

Full Tilt Remissions Could Go Unclaimed Before November Deadline

Philip Conneller - October 28th, 2014

The final phases of the Full Tilt remissions process due US players who have applied for remuneration could see hundreds of thousands of dollars potentially ending up unclaimed. That’s because some players who are still owed money may have supplied incorrect banking or personal information, and with the deadline looming less than a month away […]

Full Tilt Pushes Out New Everyman Marketing Campaign

Full Tilt Pushes Out New Everyman Marketing Campaign

Sean Gibson - October 28th, 2014

Full Tilt is on the path to making dramatic changes to its brand imaging and how it will market itself to players in the future. Rebranding isn’t always the easiest thing for a poker site, of course. Ultimately, players might not think that simply stripping the “poker” away from what used to be known as […]

Real Gaming Completes Soft Launch to Become Third Nevada Online Poker Site

Real Gaming Completes Soft Launch to Become Third Nevada Online Poker Site

Sean Gibson - October 27th, 2014

Real Gaming is set to launch the real version of its poker site, as the company run under the auspices of Las Vegas’ South Point Casino is finally ready to take the training wheels off and move full steam ahead into the Nevada online poker market. For online gaming sites getting a start in the […]

Full Tilt Founder Ray Bitar Near Death and Broke, Says Allen Cunningham

Full Tilt Founder Ray Bitar Near Death and Broke, Says Allen Cunningham

Philip Conneller - October 27th, 2014

Ray Bitar, the disgraced former CEO of Full Tilt, is dying and almost broke, according to Allen Cunningham, a former Red Pro player under the old Full Tilt regime. Posting on the TwoPlusTwo forums this week, Cunningham said that Bitar’s heart condition has worsened, meaning that he is “unlikely” to live more than two years. […]

Amaya Financials Show Strong Cash Position Since PokerStars Buyout

Amaya Financials Show Strong Cash Position Since PokerStars Buyout

Sean Gibson - October 25th, 2014

An unaudited analysis of Amaya’s financials demonstrates a strong cash and overall fiscal position. Back in 2012, it was noted by many industry sources that when Amaya purchased Ongame (from bwin.party), that the financial outlook of Ongame’s cash position was only 31 percent of player deposit liabilities. Now, with Amaya having successfully acquired Rational Group […]

Winamax Dominating PokerStars France in Cash Games

Winamax Dominating PokerStars France in Cash Games

Elbert Pruitt - October 24th, 2014

Winamax dominating PokerStars France is the headline from this week’s new online data report. It was only three short months ago that PokerStars France was challenging Winamax for the title of leading cash games provider. However, according to PokerScout, Winamax has opened up a 35 percent margin over its rival, its largest lead since the […]

Full Tilt Drops Gus Hansen and Viktor Blom

Full Tilt Drops Gus Hansen and Viktor Blom

Philip Conneller - October 22nd, 2014

Gus Hansen and Viktor Blom have been dropped by Full Tilt, as the online poker room completes the dismantling of “The Professionals” team of sponsored players. Full Tilt announced that the players’ sponsorship deals have now expired and that the site wants to move in a different marketing direction. The decision follows a “yearlong review […]

Breakout Gaming Cryptocurrency Site Draws Top Poker Talent

Breakout Gaming Cryptocurrency Site Draws Top Poker Talent

Sean Gibson - October 21st, 2014

Breakout Gaming is gearing up for the launch of its cryptocurrency and online gaming platforms in a big way. The initial announcement of the company’s plans, social media campaign, and promises of innovation has generated a lot of attention. Breakout Gaming is spreading its influence into many markets with the Breakout Coin, specifically targeted at […]

Darren Woods on Trial in UK as Alleged Online Poker Cheat

Darren Woods on Trial in UK as Alleged Online Poker Cheat

Philip Conneller - October 21st, 2014

UK poker player Darren Woods, the former 888.com sponsored pro and 2011 WSOP bracelet winner, is currently on trial in Sheffield Crown Court, facing 12 charges of fraud. The charges relate to his online poker activity on multiple accounts between 2007 and 2012. His father, Morteza Gharoon, was also charged with participation on four counts […]