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Lukas Zaskodny Wins 2nd Bracelet for Czech Republic at 2017 WSOPE
Written by S. Taylor | Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

The 2017 WSOP Europe currently taking place in the Czech Republic has produced a second home-grown winner, after Lukas Zaskodny joined Martin Kabrhel in capturing a prestigious gold bracelet. With five events completed, other winners at the King’s Casino include... 

Chris Ferguson Back On Top of WSOP POY Leaderboard
Written by M. Rhodes | Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

Chris Ferguson has regained his pole position atop of the 2017 WSOP Player of the Year Leaderboard, where he currently sit with 1,046.56 points, ahead of nearest rivals Ryan Hughes (961.23) and John Racener (956.72). These players now represent the only real challengers... 

Pennsylvania iGambling Bill Signed into Law
Written by B. Solomon | Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

Pennsylvania has officially become the fourth US state to authorize online gambling after Governor Tom Wolf (photo) put his signature to House Bill 271. The piece of legislation was given the green light by both the Pennsylvania House and Senate last week, before... 

Poker Tweets from the 2017 WSOP Europe (Week 3)
Written by M. Rhodes | Monday, October 30th, 2017

Since kicking off on October 19th, four WSOP Europe events have been completed, with another seven left to play before the series concludes on November 10th. In the meantime, some of the poker pros have been tweeting about their experiences so far while playing... 

Paul Petraglia Flies High at WPT Jacksonville
Written by S. Taylor | Monday, October 30th, 2017

In addition to flying airplanes for a living, Paul Petraglia has a passion for playing poker, and since 2011 has cashed in at 20 live tournaments, all in the state of Florida. During that time, he has earned a mere $21,781 in winnings, though, with his biggest... 

550 Iowan Gamblers Request Lifting of Self-exclusion Bans
Written by B. Solomon | Monday, October 30th, 2017

In 2004, Iowa introduced its “Statewide Voluntary Self Exclusion Program,” that allowed problem gamblers to request a lifetime ban from casinos, and nothing less. On July 1st of 2017, however, they were also given a further option to request just a five-year... 

Partypoker Awarded EGR Poker Operator of the Year Title
Written by B. Solomon | Monday, October 30th, 2017

Last Thursday, the EGR Operator Awards took place at Grosvenor House in London, with hundreds of gambling industry professionals turning out for the annual prestigious event which honors the best B2C operators in the business. While there are awards for 30 different... 

Theodore McQuilkin Wins WSOPE Event #4 for €88,043
Written by S. Taylor | Sunday, October 29th, 2017

The 2017 World Series of Poker Europe is currently taking place at the King’s Casino Rozvadov in the Czech Republic, with its fourth event, €1,650 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Handed, now in the bag. A total of 240 players entered the three-day tournament, at the... 

Pennsylvania Legislature Approves Online Gambling
Written by B. Solomon | Friday, October 27th, 2017

October 2017 will go down as a landmark month in the history of US online poker, after two pieces of positive news were released that are set to transform the industry in the country. Just under a fortnight after New Jersey inked its online poker deal With Nevada... 

Martin Kabrhel Wins WSOPE Event #3 for €53,557
Written by S. Taylor | Thursday, October 26th, 2017

The 2017 WSOP Europe got underway exactly one week ago at the King’s Casino in the Czech Republic, with the latest player to win a bracelet being home-grown talent Martin Kabrhel, who took down Event #3: €1,100 NLHE Super Turbo BOUNTY for €53,557 ($62,990). Kabrhel...