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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 […]

Daniel Negreanu and Jack McClelland Inducted into Poker Hall of Fame

Daniel Negreanu and Jack McClelland Inducted into Poker Hall of Fame

Ed Scimia - October 23rd, 2014

Daniel Negreanu and Jack McClelland have been announced as the Poker Hall of Fame Class of 2014 winners. The two inductees will officially be inducted on Sunday, November 9 at Binion’s Gambling Hall in Las Vegas, the original home of the World Series of Poker in downtown Sin City, as part of the celebrations surrounding […]

Scott Davies and Mike Leah Win Big at WSOP APAC

Scott Davies and Mike Leah Win Big at WSOP APAC

Elbert Pruitt - October 23rd, 2014

The World Series of Poker Asia-Pacific (WSOP APAC) tournament series in Melbourne, Australia saw North American players Scott Davies and Mike Leah capture their first gold WSOP bracelets at Crown Melbourne Casino last weekend, along with enviable cash prizes to boost their bankrolls. While this year’s ten-event APAC series was largely dominated by Aussie poker […]

Philadelphia Sugar House Casino Gets City’s First Legal Poker Room

Philadelphia Sugar House Casino Gets City’s First Legal Poker Room

Sean Gibson - October 22nd, 2014

The Philadelphia SugarHouse Casino is about to become the premium destination for poker players in the City of Brotherly Love. While many states in the US are focused on bringing poker and other casino games online, brick-and-mortar locations scattered throughout the country are expanding their business in the hunt to draw in players. Pennsylvania is […]

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 […]

PokerStars to Cut SuperNova Elite Status Value in 2015

PokerStars to Cut SuperNova Elite Status Value in 2015

Sean Gibson - October 20th, 2014

The PokerStars SuperNova Elite VIP program will lose approximately $5,200 of its overall value next year. The details were given to players by the most popular poker site in the world via email recently, reducing what is easily the most lucrative VIP loyalty reward program in the business. While the amount is about 5 percent […]

Poker Players Healthier Than Most Gamblers in Online Survey

Poker Players Healthier Than Most Gamblers in Online Survey

Ed Scimia - October 18th, 2014

Poker players fared better than most gamblers in an online health survey, which found that the overall health of the average online gambler was somewhat lacking. The study, which was conducted by Jackpot.co.uk, asked online gamblers to respond to a survey and received over 2,100 useable responses, from which a host of information on the […]

Phil Hellmuth Offered Role on ABC TV Show Wife Swap

Phil Hellmuth Offered Role on ABC TV Show Wife Swap

Sean Gibson - October 17th, 2014

Phil Hellmuth has rejected an offer to be on the ABC television show Wife Swap. In recent years, many pros have broken free from the virtual bonds of online poker and moved into the actual spotlight. Live tournaments set the stage for the exposure that only camera crews and roaring crowds provide and, as all […]

George Danzer Beats Shack-Harris for WSOP Player of the Year

George Danzer Beats Shack-Harris for WSOP Player of the Year

Ed Scimia - October 17th, 2014

George Danzer scooped the 2014 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Player of the Year (POY) award, ending a dramatically close season that came right down to the final World Series tournament. But in the end, it was three-time bracelet winner George Danzer who walked away with the prestigious honor. Danzer survived a late charge by […]