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Fabian Ortiz Makes History at LAPT Panama

Fabian Ortiz Makes History at LAPT Panama

Jennifer Newell - July 29th, 2014

Fabian Ortiz is a poker player from Argentina, and he now holds a place in PokerStars Latin American Poker Tour history as the second player to ever win two LAPT titles. His first LAPT Main Event win came in Chile when the tour hit Vina del Mar in 2009, which was just the second season […]

Phil Ivey Posts $1 Million Bail Bond for ICEd Phuas

Phil Ivey Posts $1 Million Bail Bond for ICEd Phuas

Philip Conneller - July 28th, 2014

UPDATE: July 29, 2014: Media reports are now telling us that the Phuas have been released from federal custody at the Henderson Detention Center in Las Vegas; the release took place late Monday night. The Phuas’ attorney, David Chesnoff, expressed gratitude for his clients’ release, and reiterated that they would have their day in court. […]

PPA Calls for Horse Racing to Join California Online Poker Bid

PPA Calls for Horse Racing to Join California Online Poker Bid

Sean Gibson - July 28th, 2014

Many experts believe that California is a sure bet to become the next place in the United States to officially pass legislation that would allow real-money online poker. Recently, thirteen Native American tribes banded together to accept online poker within in the state. Now, Poker Players Alliance (PPA) Director John Pappas is concerned that disallowing […]

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 […]

Charity Poker Suppliers Fall Foul of Michigan Gaming Law

Charity Poker Suppliers Fall Foul of Michigan Gaming Law

Philip Conneller - July 25th, 2014

The Michigan Gaming Control Board has been sniffing out fishy phenomena in the nefarious, twilight world of charity poker tournaments recently. For those of you who believe that such events do good things for good causes while promoting fun and sociable poker in a positive way, prepare to be shocked. Actually, we’re kidding: the vast […]

Card Player Offers Chance to Win Bike Seat

Card Player Offers Chance to Win Bike Seat

Sean Gibson - July 25th, 2014

Online poker is a great opportunity for players to get their fix. It’s a good thing too, because not everyone is able to travel the country and play in live tournaments for a shot at glory and major cash prizes. Players no doubt also hope to catch some of the ripples from the Moneymaker effect […]

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 […]

Not at WSOP 2014: Viktor Blom Among Big Winners

Not at WSOP 2014: Viktor Blom Among Big Winners

Jennifer Newell - July 23rd, 2014

When the World Series of Poker is in Las Vegas, poker players from around the world travel to Nevada to participate. Without access to global online poker sites from the US, companies like PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker see a decline in tournament registration numbers and cash game players during that time. This year, various […]

WPT Alpha8 Prepares for First Season 2 Stops

WPT Alpha8 Prepares for First Season 2 Stops

Jennifer Newell - July 23rd, 2014

Just as the World Poker Tour wrapped its very successful inaugural WPT500 tournament at the Aria in Las Vegas, it put forth an announcement about its Alpha8 series for the super high roller crowd. Executives called the first season of WPT Alpha8 a success. With buy-ins of $100,000 (and even £100,000 in London) for each […]

California Card Rooms Declare Online Poker Voice

California Card Rooms Declare Online Poker Voice

Jennifer Newell - July 22nd, 2014

Quite a few entities have been vocal in the fight to legalize online poker in California. Many of the larger tribes, especially, have had a hand in creating and wording the two online poker bills that are currently pending in the state legislature. The only card rooms that have been a part of the discussion […]