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PokerStars Reentry to New Jersey “An Insult,” Says Caputo

PokerStars Reentry to New Jersey “An Insult,” Says Caputo

Philip Conneller - August 26th, 2014

New Jersey Assemblyman Ralph R. Caputo has slammed PokerStars in an article for NJ.com, arguing that the ease with which the company may be allowed to reenter the market makes a mockery of the state’s stringent gaming regulations. PokerStars is a “disgraced” and “questionable” company, he says, and its attempt to brand itself with new […]

Poker Notables Tony Korfman and Liam Flood Pass Away

Poker Notables Tony Korfman and Liam Flood Pass Away

Sean Gibson - August 25th, 2014

Tony Korfman and Liam Flood, both well-respected poker personalities, passed away last week, both at the age of 71. Korfman did not have a tremendously distinguished career at the felt, but gained notoriety through his work in the gaming industry, once having served as the general manager of various casinos. Flood was one of the […]

November Niner Felix Stephensen Signed by Betsafe

November Niner Felix Stephensen Signed by Betsafe

Sean Gibson - August 25th, 2014

Felix Stephensen has signed an endorsement deal with Betsafe to be a sponsored poker pro. This might be the first of many opportunities for Stephensen, as he is sure to find that his standing as a November Niner will grant him a large degree of recognition. A majority, but not all, of the nine men […]

Olivier Busquet Wins 2014 EPT Barcelona Super High Roller Event

Olivier Busquet Wins 2014 EPT Barcelona Super High Roller Event

Sean Gibson - August 24th, 2014

Olivier Busquet has won the 2014 European Poker Tour (EPT) Barcelona Super High Roller event, beating out his own protégé, Daniel Colman, for a €896,434 ($1.18 million USD) first-place payout. The win breaks a dubious streak for the popular Busquet, who has won more than $4.5 million in live tournament earnings, but had never won […]

Ultimate Poker Cutbacks Include Pros, Customer Service

Ultimate Poker Cutbacks Include Pros, Customer Service

Jennifer Newell - August 23rd, 2014

Ultimate Poker released half of its sponsored pros from the team roster. None of the poker players discussed it publicly, but five of them were dropped from the online poker website’s team page. More problems continue to plague the company, from tales of reduced-quality customer service to the lack of cash game and tournament traffic, […]

PokerStars Kicks Off Summer Daily Challenge Promotion

PokerStars Kicks Off Summer Daily Challenge Promotion

Sean Gibson - August 22nd, 2014

PokerStars has started a new promotion called the Summer Daily Challenge that allows players to compete for more than a half-million dollars and also win entries into huge tournaments. Players interested in participating will need to look at their personal Summer Daily Challenge window inside the PokerStars software client. Every day at midnight ET, a […]

Poker Players Take ALS Challenge

Poker Players Take ALS Challenge

Jennifer Newell - August 21st, 2014

The ice bucket challenge is all the rage on social media these days, and poker players are taking the opportunity to get involved. The purpose of the challenge is to raise awareness about ALS and encourage donations to the ALS Association. ALS is amyotrophic lateral sclerosis but better known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. It is […]

888poker Adds November Niner, PokerStars Drops More Pros

888poker Adds November Niner, PokerStars Drops More Pros

Jennifer Newell - August 21st, 2014

Sponsorships for professional poker players are rarer in the poker industry since Black Friday and the collapse of Full Tilt Poker, but a few online poker companies have continued to sign poker pros to deals that involve the representation of their brands online and in live events. PokerStars has the most pros on its Team […]

California Real Money Online Poker To Launch This Month

California Real Money Online Poker To Launch This Month

Jennifer Newell - August 20th, 2014

PrivateTable will be launched for real-money online poker later this month, according to Chairman of the Santa Ysabel Gaming Commission Dave Vialpando. After a month of justifying its existence to the Internet gaming industry at large, the site is ready to go live for residents of California over the age of 18 by the last […]

Macau Poker Cup Sets Records in Successful Series

Macau Poker Cup Sets Records in Successful Series

Jennifer Newell - August 19th, 2014

The most recent Macau Poker Cup series was another successful one, held again at the PokerStars LIVE Macau poker room. Records were set, champions were crowned, and millions of Hong Kong dollars were distributed to the best of the players. Zhenru Xie Wins Red Dragon Main Event The main attraction of the Macau Poker Cup […]

Colman’s Stony-faced One Drop Reaction Goes Viral

Colman’s Stony-faced One Drop Reaction Goes Viral

Philip Conneller - August 19th, 2014

Footage of Daniel Colman’s victory in the One Drop, which aired on ESPN on August 31, has become an overnight social media sensation, mainly because no one can quite figure out why anyone could look quite so po-faced at the very moment they win $15.3 million. Colman sailed to victory in the second richest poker […]