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World Series of Poker 2015 Kicks Off with Record Event Pre-Registration

World Series of Poker 2015 Kicks Off with Record Event Pre-Registration

Ed Scimia - May 27th, 2015

World Series of Poker 2015 is officially underway, and it promises to hold plenty of excitement and drama already. Two events began on Wednesday to mark the start of the world’s biggest poker festival, including the Casino Employees tournament that has traditionally led off the tournament schedule. Calm Before the Storm If you walked into […]

Mustapha Kanit Wins SCOOP Main Event

Mustapha Kanit Wins SCOOP Main Event

Ed Scimia - May 27th, 2015

Winning the Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) Main Event is enough to make a poker player’s dreams come true, no matter what those dreams might be. And while we don’t know exactly what Mustapha Kanit plans to do with his prize money, we are sure that $1.3 million can pay for a lot of lasagna. […]

Cristiano Ronaldo Joins PokerStars as Latest Sports Superstar

Cristiano Ronaldo Joins PokerStars as Latest Sports Superstar

Philip Conneller - May 27th, 2015

Cristiano Ronaldo is the latest global sports megastar to sign on with PokerStars, which now counts Neymar Jr., Rafael Nadal and (the other) Ronaldo among its “Team Sports Stars” group of brand ambassadors. Rumors were swirling at the beginning of the month that the Real Madrid star was ripe for the picking, but when Neymar […]

Social Poker Revenues Declining, WSOP Could Overtake Zynga On Mobile 

Social Poker Revenues Declining, WSOP Could Overtake Zynga On Mobile 

Ed Scimia - May 26th, 2015

Online poker is a very big market worldwide, but it only brings in a fraction of the money that is claimed by Internet casino sites. The same appears to be true in the social gaming scene, where casino apps are taking in more money than their poker counterparts, a fact that Zynga may have to […]

WSOP.com Traffic Expected To Balloon 50 Percent During WSOP

WSOP.com Traffic Expected To Balloon 50 Percent During WSOP

Philip Conneller - May 26th, 2015

The 2015 World Series of Poker is upon us and WSOP.com will be bracing itself for a huge surge in traffic in Nevada, as thousands of poker players descend on Vegas from the four corners of the earth. Last year traffic rose 24 percent in the first week of the Series alone, according to industry […]

Players Call For Ban On Controversial HUSNG-Exposed Software

Players Call For Ban On Controversial HUSNG-Exposed Software

Philip Conneller - May 25th, 2015

Players within the high-stakes heads up “community” are demanding that PokerStars ban controversial player assistance software that they say can turn good players into world-beaters. The Two Plus Two forums have been buzzing with indignation this week, after the controversial software was exposed by HUSNG.com. It’s understood that the program has been built by London-based […]

Phil Ivey Helps Launch New Poker Room In Macau

Phil Ivey Helps Launch New Poker Room In Macau

Daniel Smyth - May 25th, 2015

The man regarded as the leading poker player in the world, Phil Ivey, recently lent his famous face to a new poker room inside the Venetian Macau. Anteing up alongside the likes of Johnny Chan and Stanley Choi, Ivey was on hand to help push the latest poker project by Suncity’s Poker King Brand. Traditionally […]

Sheldon Adelson to Battle Macau Wrongful Termination Suit in Nevada Court, Triad Connections Alleged

Sheldon Adelson to Battle Macau Wrongful Termination Suit in Nevada Court, Triad Connections Alleged

Ed Scimia - May 25th, 2015

Sheldon Adelson may want to spend his time spreading his influence in the Republican presidential primaries or stopping online poker in the United States, but more pressing legal issues may be at hand for the Las Vegas Sands CEO and chairman. A judge has ruled that a wrongful dismissal lawsuit against Adelson will be heard […]

Mississippi Online Poker Not Likely Anytime Soon

Mississippi Online Poker Not Likely Anytime Soon

Ed Scimia - May 24th, 2015

Mississippi has seen online poker bills come and go in three of the last four years, none of which have come anywhere close to being passed into law. Now, one prominent lawmaker in the state says that fans of the game shouldn’t expect to fire up their computers to play on the virtual felt any […]

888poker Offering $1 Million Prize In “Money Grab” Promotion

888poker Offering $1 Million Prize In “Money Grab” Promotion

Ed Scimia - May 23rd, 2015

Online poker sites love letting their players know how they can make life changing amounts of money by playing in their games. PokerStars, for instance, has their “PokerStars Makes Millionaires” program, which points out the various ways in which players can land a prize of $1 million or more on their site. Now, it’s 888poker’s […]

US Online Poker Regulation Helped By PokerStars & Greg Raymer

US Online Poker Regulation Helped By PokerStars & Greg Raymer

Daniel Smyth - May 22nd, 2015

PokerStars made a fair amount of noise about its recent visit to California before the event; however, a few days on and there has been relatively little reaction to the visit. In an effort to help progress regulatory talks within the Golden State, PokerStars flew two of its leading pros, Daniel Negreanu and Jason Somerville, […]


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