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PartyPoker Releases FastForward Special Edition App for iOS

PartyPoker Releases FastForward Special Edition App for iOS

Sean Gibson - July 28th, 2014

Ever since smartphones with touchscreen capabilities have been in the hands of poker players, they’ve wanted to see if it would be possible to play real money poker from the palms of their hands. For the last few years, many online casinos and poker rooms have developed software for iOS and Android devices with varying […]

Rational Group Finalizes Typhoon Donations for Philippines

Rational Group Finalizes Typhoon Donations for Philippines

Jennifer Newell - July 27th, 2014

The poker community is known for its generosity, and PokerStars has been one of the leaders in the industry when it comes to raising funds for various charities and disaster relief. The latest effort from Rational Group kicked off in November 2013 after Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines and affected more than 16 million people […]

Global Online Poker Market Plunges by 13 Percent

Global Online Poker Market Plunges by 13 Percent

Philip Conneller - July 26th, 2014

The global online poker market is down 13 percent from this time last year, according to the latest traffic report from industry observers PokerScout.com. In an assessment that will make for uneasy reading for the industry, PokerScout noted that online poker’s expected bounce back following the World Cup has failed to materialize, and actually fell […]

PokerStars Grapples with FPP Satellite Dilemma

PokerStars Grapples with FPP Satellite Dilemma

Jennifer Newell - July 24th, 2014

Poker players are known for being averse to change unless it benefits them directly. So when PokerStars decided to change its Frequent Player Points (FPPs) policy regarding tournament satellites, players were not shy about expressing their dismay. In addition, the implementation of the new system that kept players from unregistering from an event entered with FPPs […]

PokerStars Pros To Mentor Players in WCOOP 2014

PokerStars Pros To Mentor Players in WCOOP 2014

Sean Gibson - July 22nd, 2014

The World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) held at PokerStars is the most anticipated online tournament series in the industry. Every year, thousands come out in droves to play in mid and high stakes tournaments for ridiculous paydays and overnight fortunes. This time around, however, there is a lucrative wrinkle to the series that is […]

Latin American Poker Tour Kicks Off This Week in Panama

Latin American Poker Tour Kicks Off This Week in Panama

Sean Gibson - July 21st, 2014

The Latin American Poker Tour (LAPT) is extremely popular with players that like to follow various poker tours; after all, the locales offer not just the chance to win some poker, but also the opportunity to visit some beautiful countries. On July 23, the region will once again see the LAPT visit, with the fourth […]

Full Tilt Poker Announces FTOPS XXVI Schedule

Full Tilt Poker Announces FTOPS XXVI Schedule

Sean Gibson - July 17th, 2014

One of the most popular online tournament series returns at Full Tilt Poker in the form of the Full Tilt Online Poker Series, commonly referred to as the FTOPS. This sixteenth incarnation of the series will begin on August 3 and end on August 17, consisting of 31 events and a combined prize pool of […]

PokerStars MicroMillions Kicking Off with $5M Guarantee

PokerStars MicroMillions Kicking Off with $5M Guarantee

Sean Gibson - July 15th, 2014

While many poker players have dreams of playing in massive championship events at the World Series of Poker (WSOP) or online at the PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP), the buy-ins are often too prohibitive to make that a reality. That makes the MicroMillions tournament series held at PokerStars one of the most popular […]

PokerStars Parent Amaya Gaming Considers Stocking Up

PokerStars Parent Amaya Gaming Considers Stocking Up

Philip Conneller - July 9th, 2014

Following his company’s $4.9 billion takeover of PokerStars last month, Amaya Gaming CEO David Baazov now finds himself at the helm of the world’s largest online gambling company. With that in mind, Baazov has announced a possible second listing for Amaya on either the London or New York stock exchanges. The Canadian-based company is already […]

Delaware iPoker Revenues Continue to Spiral Downward

Delaware iPoker Revenues Continue to Spiral Downward

Sean Gibson - July 3rd, 2014

The gaming industry has been looking with an interested eye to the American states that have legalized Internet gaming and poker to see how well received those games would be. Early indicators were positive, as plenty of players in New Jersey, Nevada, and Delaware signed up and jumped into games. Since then, however, reality has […]

Microgaming Poker Network Revokes English Only Rule

Microgaming Poker Network Revokes English Only Rule

Philip Conneller - June 27th, 2014

“English only at the tables, please!” It’s been a central tenet of poker rules at live games in English-speaking countries for years, but is it still relevant in the global, polyglot online market? The Microgaming Poker Network thinks not, and has become the first online poker network to dispense with the rule, which thinks it […]