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Online Poker Network MPN Is Looking for “Greatest Poker Player in the Universe” with New Tournament Series Online Poker Network MPN Is Looking for “Greatest Poker Player in the Universe” with New Tournament Series
Ed Scimia - September 2nd, 2015

MPN knows poker players, and now the online network is going to see how well poker players know the game they love. Let’s face it: every poker player thinks, deep down, that they might just be the best poker player in the universe. That’s usually a pretty difficult title to claim, but MPN is giving […]

PokerStars Sees Benefits from Dream Team Marketing Campaign

PokerStars Sees Benefits from Dream Team Marketing Campaign

Ed Scimia - September 2nd, 2015

PokerStars is less than a month into what has been called the largest advertising campaign in the history of the brand, one that is using two of soccer’s biggest stars to promote the online poker room worldwide. And while it’s certainly too early to say whether the big marketing layout has paid off for the […]

Patrik Antonius Critical of Poker Tracking Software, Says Online Poker Changed Because of It

Patrik Antonius Critical of Poker Tracking Software, Says Online Poker Changed Because of It

Philip Conneller - September 2nd, 2015

Finnish-born poker pro Patrik Antonius has hit out at the prevalence of tracking software in online poker, and says he blames the player-assistance technology for his withdrawal from the online nosebleed games. Speaking to PokerListings.com, Antonius, who pre-Black Friday was one of the most dominant forces in online poker, said that software has changed the […]

Who’s on First? Bwin Bidding War Ratchets Up as 888 and GVC Come Nose to Nose with Proposals

Who’s on First? Bwin Bidding War Ratchets Up as 888 and GVC Come Nose to Nose with Proposals

Philip Conneller - September 1st, 2015

In the latest twist to the ongoing bwin.party acquisition saga, the UK’s Independent newspaper reported this weekend that bwin is due to recommend GVC’s takeover bid of $1.5 billion to its shareholders. Bwin.party seems to be sitting pretty right now. The company today posted an after-tax profit of €2.9 million ($3.2 million), a stark improvement […]

Departing California Gambling Control Commissioner Richard Schuetz Leaves Big Void for State’s Online Poker Efforts

Departing California Gambling Control Commissioner Richard Schuetz Leaves Big Void for State’s Online Poker Efforts

Ed Scimia - September 1st, 2015

The California Gambling Control Commission (CGCC) has lost one of its members, one who’s been a vital player in the fight for online poker in the Golden State. Commissioner Richard Schuetz has taken off for the balmy island of Bermuda, leaving his allies to carry on the battle for legal Internet poker without him. Online […]

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Phil Ivey Acts Ingenuous Over Use of Busty Cocktail Servers and Ample Liquor Output at Borgata Baccarat Sessions Phil Ivey Acts Ingenuous Over Use of Busty Cocktail Servers and Ample Liquor Output at Borgata Baccarat Sessions
Ed Scimia August 29th, 2015
Phil Ivey has been accused by the Borgata casino in Atlantic City of using illegal tactics to cheat the property out of millions at the baccarat tables by ...
Sheldon Adelson Undercover Video Expose Shows Land Casinos May Have More Security Loopholes Than Online Ones Sheldon Adelson Undercover Video Expose Shows Land Casinos May Have More Security Loopholes Than Online Ones
Daniel Smyth August 21st, 2015
A Sheldon Adelson undercover video expose made by a US poker player in the Sands CEO’s Venetian and Palazzo casinos in Las Vegas shows that security ...
Celebrities Turn Out for Charity Series of Poker at Seminole Hard Rock Celebrities Turn Out for Charity Series of Poker at Seminole Hard Rock
Ed Scimia August 17th, 2015
The Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open (SHRPO) has become one of the biggest poker events of the year, offering millions in prize money in its Main Event and a ...
Borgata Stands By Phil Ivey Countersuit Card Destruction Decision Borgata Stands By Phil Ivey Countersuit Card Destruction Decision
Ed Scimia August 17th, 2015
The Borgata Casino in Atlantic City has issued a response to the Phil Ivey countersuit against the resort, marking the latest round in the back-and-forth...
Who’s on First? Bwin Bidding War Ratchets Up as 888 and GVC Come Nose to Nose with Proposals Who’s on First? Bwin Bidding War Ratchets Up as 888 and GVC Come Nose to Nose with Proposals
Philip Conneller September 1st, 2015
In the latest twist to the ongoing bwin.party acquisition saga, the UK’s Independent newspaper reported this weekend that bwin is due to recommend GVC’...
Playtech Celebrates Revenue Boosts in Everything But Online Poker, Says Global Regulatory Climate is Challenging Playtech Celebrates Revenue Boosts in Everything But Online Poker, Says Global Regulatory Climate is Challenging
Ed Scimia August 31st, 2015
Playtech, the world’s largest online gaming and sports betting software supplier (according to its own website) has reported a 33 percent gain in the...
PKR CEO Neil Alexander Splits, Leaving Questions About Company’s Internal Politics with Third Turnover in a Year PKR CEO Neil Alexander Splits, Leaving Questions About Company’s Internal Politics with Third Turnover in a Year
Daniel Smyth August 30th, 2015
PKR, a major 3D online poker site, is bringing its third head honcho of the year on board, leading to speculation about what’s happening internally i...
GVC Holdings Asked “What’s It Worth to You?” by Bwin.party in Last (Maybe) Stretch of Acquisition Battle GVC Holdings Asked “What’s It Worth to You?” by Bwin.party in Last (Maybe) Stretch of Acquisition Battle
Daniel Smyth August 27th, 2015
GVC Holdings is nothing if not determined when it comes to what’s become a tennis match of a business buyout. The back-and-forth battle for control o...
Departing California Gambling Control Commissioner Richard Schuetz Leaves Big Void for State’s Online Poker Efforts Departing California Gambling Control Commissioner Richard Schuetz Leaves Big Void for State’s Online Poker Efforts
Ed Scimia September 1st, 2015
The California Gambling Control Commission (CGCC) has lost one of its members, one who’s been a vital player in the fight for online poker in the Gol...
Phil Ivey Acts Ingenuous Over Use of Busty Cocktail Servers and Ample Liquor Output at Borgata Baccarat Sessions Phil Ivey Acts Ingenuous Over Use of Busty Cocktail Servers and Ample Liquor Output at Borgata Baccarat Sessions
Ed Scimia August 29th, 2015
Phil Ivey has been accused by the Borgata casino in Atlantic City of using illegal tactics to cheat the property out of millions at the baccarat tables by ...
Brazilian Online Poker Ban Story Causes Flap, Brazilians React Brazilian Online Poker Ban Story Causes Flap, Brazilians React
Ed Scimia August 27th, 2015
Brazilian online poker players can probably relax if they were worried about the possibility of facing punishment for playing Internet poker while out in p...
Neymar Jr Out of PokerStars UK Ad Campaign Due to Regulatory Underage Issues Neymar Jr Out of PokerStars UK Ad Campaign Due to Regulatory Underage Issues
Ed Scimia August 25th, 2015
Neymar Jr has a bright career in the world of soccer ahead of him, in large part because he’s accomplished so much already at the tender age of 23, meani...
Online Poker Network MPN Is Looking for “Greatest Poker Player in the Universe” with New Tournament Series Online Poker Network MPN Is Looking for “Greatest Poker Player in the Universe” with New Tournament Series
Ed Scimia September 2nd, 2015
MPN knows poker players, and now the online network is going to see how well poker players know the game they love. Let’s face it: every poker player...
PokerStars Sees Benefits from Dream Team Marketing Campaign PokerStars Sees Benefits from Dream Team Marketing Campaign
Ed Scimia September 2nd, 2015
PokerStars is less than a month into what has been called the largest advertising campaign in the history of the brand, one that is using two of soccer’s...
Patrik Antonius Critical of Poker Tracking Software, Says Online Poker Changed Because of It Patrik Antonius Critical of Poker Tracking Software, Says Online Poker Changed Because of It
Philip Conneller September 2nd, 2015
Finnish-born poker pro Patrik Antonius has hit out at the prevalence of tracking software in online poker, and says he blames the player-assistance technol...
Who’s on First? Bwin Bidding War Ratchets Up as 888 and GVC Come Nose to Nose with Proposals Who’s on First? Bwin Bidding War Ratchets Up as 888 and GVC Come Nose to Nose with Proposals
Philip Conneller September 1st, 2015
In the latest twist to the ongoing bwin.party acquisition saga, the UK’s Independent newspaper reported this weekend that bwin is due to recommend GVC’...
PokerStars Sees Benefits from Dream Team Marketing Campaign PokerStars Sees Benefits from Dream Team Marketing Campaign
Ed Scimia September 2nd, 2015
PokerStars is less than a month into what has been called the largest advertising campaign in the history of the brand, one that is using two of soccer’s...
Online Gambling Research Estimates 1 in 10 Adults Will Participate by 2019 Online Gambling Research Estimates 1 in 10 Adults Will Participate by 2019
Devin O'Connor August 26th, 2015
Online gambling research is currently a rather active field as it’s the fastest growing form of gambling in the world according to the National Cente...
PokerStars Spin & Go Tournaments Go Micro-Stakes in France and Spain PokerStars Spin & Go Tournaments Go Micro-Stakes in France and Spain
Devin O'Connor August 19th, 2015
PokerStars Spin & Gos are catering to the less-endowed financial crowd, though likely a much larger crop of players, announcing this week that it’...
Full Tilt Unveils New Players Club Program Full Tilt Unveils New Players Club Program
Ed Scimia August 13th, 2015
Full Tilt has undergone some pretty dramatic changes in recent weeks, as the site completely revamped its lobby offerings while eliminating both heads-up c...
PKR CEO Neil Alexander Splits, Leaving Questions About Company’s Internal Politics with Third Turnover in a Year PKR CEO Neil Alexander Splits, Leaving Questions About Company’s Internal Politics with Third Turnover in a Year
Daniel Smyth August 30th, 2015
PKR, a major 3D online poker site, is bringing its third head honcho of the year on board, leading to speculation about what’s happening internally i...
Omar Zazay Wins Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open After Tough HU Battle, Mercier Also a Winner Omar Zazay Wins Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open After Tough HU Battle, Mercier Also a Winner
Ed Scimia August 19th, 2015
The 2015 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open once again failed to hit its guarantee, coming up about 100 entries short of what was needed to build the prize pool...
Borgata Stands By Phil Ivey Countersuit Card Destruction Decision Borgata Stands By Phil Ivey Countersuit Card Destruction Decision
Ed Scimia August 17th, 2015
The Borgata Casino in Atlantic City has issued a response to the Phil Ivey countersuit against the resort, marking the latest round in the back-and-forth...
Daniel Negreanu at Final Table of WSOP National Championship in North Carolina Daniel Negreanu at Final Table of WSOP National Championship in North Carolina
Ed Scimia July 31st, 2015
Daniel Negreanu may have just missed the final table at this year’s World Series of Poker Main Event, but he’s proving his daunting chops once ...
Online Poker Network MPN Is Looking for “Greatest Poker Player in the Universe” with New Tournament Series Online Poker Network MPN Is Looking for “Greatest Poker Player in the Universe” with New Tournament Series
Ed Scimia September 2nd, 2015
MPN knows poker players, and now the online network is going to see how well poker players know the game they love. Let’s face it: every poker player...
John Juanda Returns to Poker, Wins Record EPT Barcelona John Juanda Returns to Poker, Wins Record EPT Barcelona
Philip Conneller August 31st, 2015
John Juanda celebrated his return to the international poker tournament circuit by winning the largest ever EPT Main Event in its history in Barcelona ove...
Martin Finger Cleans Up at EPT Barcelona High Roller, Beating Extensive Field Martin Finger Cleans Up at EPT Barcelona High Roller, Beating Extensive Field
Ed Scimia August 28th, 2015
Martin Finger is already known as one of the top players in European poker circles, having scored wins both on the European Poker Tour and in other events ...
Winamax Slashes Main Event Entry Fees in France After Record Low Day 1A Winamax Slashes Main Event Entry Fees in France After Record Low Day 1A
Devin O'Connor August 25th, 2015
Winamax made the drastic decision to cut fees for its showpiece weekly online Main Event after getting a poor turnout for its most recent Day 1A. Only 277 ...
Phil Ivey Acts Ingenuous Over Use of Busty Cocktail Servers and Ample Liquor Output at Borgata Baccarat Sessions Phil Ivey Acts Ingenuous Over Use of Busty Cocktail Servers and Ample Liquor Output at Borgata Baccarat Sessions
Ed Scimia August 29th, 2015
Phil Ivey has been accused by the Borgata casino in Atlantic City of using illegal tactics to cheat the property out of millions at the baccarat tables by ...
In Spain, Man Fakes His Own Kidnapping to Pay Off Poker Debts at Local Club In Spain, Man Fakes His Own Kidnapping to Pay Off Poker Debts at Local Club
Ed Scimia August 26th, 2015
Ever felt that sense of panic when you can’t make your payments? Why not fake your own kidnapping? That’s what one man in Spain thought would b...
Sheldon Adelson Undercover Video Expose Shows Land Casinos May Have More Security Loopholes Than Online Ones Sheldon Adelson Undercover Video Expose Shows Land Casinos May Have More Security Loopholes Than Online Ones
Daniel Smyth August 21st, 2015
A Sheldon Adelson undercover video expose made by a US poker player in the Sands CEO’s Venetian and Palazzo casinos in Las Vegas shows that security ...
Borgata Stands By Phil Ivey Countersuit Card Destruction Decision Borgata Stands By Phil Ivey Countersuit Card Destruction Decision
Ed Scimia August 17th, 2015
The Borgata Casino in Atlantic City has issued a response to the Phil Ivey countersuit against the resort, marking the latest round in the back-and-forth...