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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 lacing. 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 […]

Bwin.party Director Says AGA Has Betrayed Online Poker

Bwin.party Director Says AGA Has Betrayed Online Poker

Philip Conneller - October 16th, 2014

The American Gaming Association (AGA), the premier lobbying group for gambling in the US, is usually recognized as a powerful proponent of poker in general, but the director of one prominent online poker site thinks that reputation is unmerited when it comes to the online side of the industry. Jeffrey Haas, Group Director of Poker […]

PokerStars Picks Malta to Host 2015 EPT Event, GPI Awards

PokerStars Picks Malta to Host 2015 EPT Event, GPI Awards

Sean Gibson - October 16th, 2014

Malta will be the lovely locale for a PokerStars upcoming event. The company announced that the Portomaso Casino at the St. Julian resort in Malta will, for the first time ever, host a European Poker Tour (EPT) tour stop from March 18-28 next year. The date coincides with the 14th annual Global Poker Index (GPI) […]

WSOP APAC 2014 Winds Down in Melbourne

WSOP APAC 2014 Winds Down in Melbourne

Elbert Pruitt - October 15th, 2014

The 2014 World Series of Poker Asia-Pacific tournament series (WSOP APAC) is drawing to a close at Melbourne Australia’s Crown Casino, the home of Aussie Millions, with ten events making for an action-packed double up over the number of tournaments in last year’s inaugural series. This season’s WSOP APAC schedule saw the additions of a […]

PKR Poker Teases Version 3.0 Client Update

PKR Poker Teases Version 3.0 Client Update

Sean Gibson - October 14th, 2014

PKR Poker is set to bring some new changes to its popular poker client quite soon. To maintain a faithful and entertained fan base, PKR Poker, like any other website, has to offer up something exciting for its players. Online poker players often scour the Internet for the perfect site that recreates their ideal version […]

PPA Views Cause Confusion over Federal Online Ban Policy

PPA Views Cause Confusion over Federal Online Ban Policy

Philip Conneller - October 13th, 2014

John Pappas, executive director of the Poker Players Alliance (PPA), has caused confusion by stating that his organization would oppose a federal bill that sought to ban online gambling, even if it made a dispensation for online poker. Pappas was responding to rumors, rife at the recent G2E gambling expo in Las Vegas, that lawmakers […]

PokerStars Auto Rebuys OK with New UK Client

PokerStars Auto Rebuys OK with New UK Client

Sean Gibson - October 10th, 2014

PokerStars auto-rebuys will be available in the company’s new UK-only software client, after regulators clarified a stance regarding the popular feature. For players who don’t understand the ins and outs of how gaming regulations and laws change, it’s important for sites and operators to provide an easy means to answer any questions that may be […]

Daniel Colman Wins WPT Alpha8 for $22M in 2014 Cashes

Daniel Colman Wins WPT Alpha8 for $22M in 2014 Cashes

Ed Scimia - October 9th, 2014

Daniel Colman, the man who’s not sure he likes poker but can’t stop making money at it, has won yet another high-roller tournament, this time taking down the World Poker Tour (WPT) Alpha8 event in London to secure a £600,000 ($967,000) score. The win makes the sixth time this year that Colman has won more […]

Ongame Network Follows Amaya Out of Online Gray Markets

Ongame Network Follows Amaya Out of Online Gray Markets

Philip Conneller - October 9th, 2014

The Ongame Network appears to have exited the same gray markets as PokerStars did last week. Both operations, which are owned by Amaya Gaming through acquisitions, have pulled out of around 30 international markets, mainly composed of countries in Africa and the Middle East. Players based in various countries around the world began reporting on […]