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PokerStars Bought by Amaya Gaming for $4.9 BILLION

Date: Fri, Jun 13, 2014 Professional Internet

Amaya has become the world’s largest publicly trading online gambling company after agreeing on the purchase of PokerStars online poker site for the unprecedented sum of $4.9 billion. In recent weeks, speculation was high that the Canadian trading Amaya Gaming was close to clinching a deal with an industry icon, and share prices shot up […]

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Alex Dreyfus Announces the American Poker Awards

Date: Fri, Jun 6, 2014 Professional Internet

Alex Dreyfus, the French businessman, recently appeared on the cover of the Global Index Paper Magazine, with his newest creation, the American Poker Awards. The American Poker Awards is scheduled to be held at the SLS Hotel, Beverly Hills in Los Angeles California on 27th February, 2015 in an attempt to bring all the […]

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Online Poker Informant Likely to Avoid Further Jail Time

Date: Fri, May 30, 2014 Professional Internet

According to the latest media reports, the 30 year old Australian, Danial Tzvetkoff, who became a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) informant and was instrumental in helping to bring down several of the biggest US facing, multi million dollar online poker rooms, is not likely to be brought back from Brisbane, where he currently resides, […]

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American Gaming Association Zigzags over Online Poker Legislation

Date: Sat, May 24, 2014 Professional Internet

Although Geoff Freeman, the Chief Executive Officer of the American Gaming Association (AGA) had only a couple of months ago publicly tried to convince federal lawmakers to regulate online poker, the group has said that it cannot support the issue any longer.  According to Freeman there is currently too much of a divide between members […]

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Football Star Luis Suarez Joins 888 Team Pro

Date: Fri, May 16, 2014 Professional Internet

Shortly after Sweden’s Sofia Lovgren and Canada’s Xuan Liu were welcomed by 888poker to its’ already admirable team of ambassadors, 888poker has announced that it has signed up Liverpool striker Luis Suarez as a brand ambassador for the online poker site. The new deal will see the Uruguayan Premium League’s top scorer becoming an […]

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MPN Poker Tour to Debut in London

Date: Fri, May 9, 2014 Professional Internet

The MPN Poker Tour scheduled to make its debut in London on 29th May has been created by the MPN, formerly called the Microgaming Poker Network and will take place at Aspers Casino in Stratford. The seven exciting events in the MPN Poker Tour will be played over the course of four days and […]

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Judge Rules Professional Poker Not Gainful Employment

Date: Fri, May 2, 2014 Professional Internet

Professional poker player Tony Hakki”, was recently taken to court by his former partner, Devrise Blaire, who has accused him of refusing to financially support the children born to them during their relationship.  Blaire requested that the Child Support Agency order the father of her children to pay maintenance. According to Blaire, Hakki’s professional […]

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Sam Holden to Semi Retire from Poker

Date: Fri, Apr 25, 2014 Professional Internet

Sam Holden, the British poker star, and member of the World Series of Poker 2011 November Nine team, has announced that he intends taking a break from professional poker in order to pursue a philosophy degree.  He will, however, continue to play poker online.   Holden rose to fame after making his way to the […]

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Sky Poker 6-Max UK Poker Championships Unveiled

Date: Fri, Apr 18, 2014 Professional Internet

Sky Poker and Dusk Till Dawn casino have once again joined forces in order to create a festival that will consider its players.  The Sky Poker 6-Max UK Poker Championships is scheduled to take place in Nottingham in August, 2014 and will offer an amount of £1 million in prizes which will be guaranteed across […]

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Poker Pro Phil Ivey Sued for Card Cheating Again

Date: Sun, Apr 13, 2014 Professional Internet

Professional poker player Phil Ivey, who is already embroiled in a lawsuit with Crockfords Casino in London regarding charges of card cheating, has been slapped with new charges by the Atlantic City based Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa. The US casino is suing Ivey for using the technique called edge sorting to work baccarat sessions […]

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Six Brits Nominated for a GPI European Poker Award

Date: Fri, Jan 24, 2014 Professional Internet

The 13th annual European Poker Awards is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, 29th January, 2014, at the Casino Lucien Barriere in conjunction with the European Poker Tour stop in Deauville.  This year’s awards are to be sponsored and presented by the Global Poker Index. Roberto Romanello and Dermot Blain picked up their respective […]

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Leon Louis becomes UKIPT Edinburgh Day 1a Chip Leader

Date: Fri, Jan 17, 2014 Professional Internet

The first PokerStars UKIPT of the year kicked off on Thursday, 16th January, 2014, at the luxurious Assembly Rooms in the Scottish capital of Edinburgh. The £1,100 buy-in Main Event saw 116 players taking their seats with eight hour-long levels reducing the 116 starters to 55 players.  Leon Louis became Day 1a’s chip […]

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NordicBet to Close to Players outside Nordic Countries

Date: Fri, Dec 27, 2013 Professional Internet

NordicBet, one of the leading internet gambling groups, has made a shattering announcement stating that it is in the process of making an important change in its operating policies.  However, no explanation has been given by the online gambling company as to why it is taking this speculation triggering step. Many of NordicBet’s players […]

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New Look High-Stakes Cash Games at PokerStars

Date: Fri, Dec 20, 2013 Professional Internet

PokerStars, currently the most popular and largest poker room in the world recently announced that it will be removing all $50/$100 no-limit hold’em and pot-limit Omaha Ring Game tables and Table Starters and replacing it with Zoom Pools as from January 1st, 2014. The poker room will be making these changes during off-peak hours […]

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