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Julian Sacks Triumphs at 2016 WSOPC Foxwoods
Written by S. Taylor | Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

Julian Sacks has won the 2016 WSOPC Foxwoods Main Event, after overcoming a field of 460 players over four days on his way to capturing a gold ring, and a first place prize worth $148,350. Following a victory which now pushes his career earnings to $274,596, the... 

California iPoker Efforts Over For 2016
Written by B. Solomon | Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

California’s legislative session comes to a close on August 31st, and so does its chances of passing any online poker legislation this year. Despite all the ongoing discussions held on the issue, 2016 now marks the ninth year in which California‘s disparate... 

Doug Polk Challenge Now On Break During 2016 WCOOP
Written by M. Rhodes | Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

Doug Polk is considered to be one of the best poker players in the world, with the US pro having won 2 WSOP bracelets, and amassed $5,068,368 in tournament winnings since his first live cash back in 2011. The 28 year-old has also carved out a successful online... 

Connor Drinan Triumphs at 2016 EPT Barcelona €10,300 High Roller
Written by S. Taylor | Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

The final event of the 2016 European Poker Tour Barcelona, the €10,300 NLHE High Roller event, attracted a record field of 591 players to create a prize pool worth €5,732,300. Three days of intense action later, and it was Connor Drinan who would eventually... 

Pa. and NJ Casinos Generate $5M Poker Revenues in July
Written by B. Solomon | Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

Both Pennsylvania and New Jersey’s poker industries generated around $5 million each during the month of July, with both state’s reporting flat revenues compared to the same month last year. While Pennsylvania’s figure was derived solely from... 

Gus Hansen Returns To High-Stakes Poker Scene
Written by M. Rhodes | Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

According to HighstakesDB, the last time Gus Hansen played online poker was in January 2015, at which time he had racked up -$20,737,007 in losses at Full Tilt, and a further -$1,392,000 in losses playing high stakes cash games at PokerStars. Soon after, the Great... 

Ignition Casino Offering iPoker Exclusively To US Players
Written by A. Mitchell | Monday, August 29th, 2016

Bovada sold its online poker operation to Ignition Casino at the beginning of August, with the site now offering its recreational-friendly poker platform exclusively for players located in the United States. Amongst the range of enticements currently available... 

Poland’s Sebastian Malec Wins 2016 EPT Barcelona Main Event
Written by S. Taylor | Monday, August 29th, 2016

This year’s EPT Barcelona €5,300 buy-in tournament drew the biggest main event field in the European Poker Tour’s history. The 1,785 players who subsequently entered the event helped create a prize pool worth €8,657,250, and seven days of action... 

Delaware Needs To Address Critical iGaming Issues
Written by B. Solomon | Monday, August 29th, 2016

Being such a small state, Delaware’s online gambling industry does not receive anywhere near the same level of attention that the USA’s other two regulated markets attract. After all, while New Jersey’s iGaming market generated revenues of $122.9m... 

Poker Tweets: Holz’s Winning Ways, EPT Barcelona Success,
Written by M. Rhodes | Friday, August 26th, 2016

Here is a selection of some of the top tweets coming from your favorite pros over the past few days: Vanessa Selbst (photo) “Happy anniversary to my best friend and partner in a small, yet important handful of my crimes. Love you @mm_selbst!” Allen...