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Reduced Rewards For PokerStars SuperNova Elites In 2015
October 23rd, 2014 by A. Mitchell
Filed Under Poker Rooms News

The bad news for Supernova Elite (SNE) players at PokerStars is that starting next year they will receive roughly $5,200 less rewards than they have been used to in the past. The good news, however, is that the program will still be worth six-figures ($100,000+)... 

CJEU Rules Poker Money Won Outside Country Not Taxable
October 23rd, 2014 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Poker Law / Industry News

According to a latest ruling by the European Union Court of Justice (CJEU), poker players are not required to pay income tax on the winnings they have earned whilst playing poker tournaments in other EU countries outside their own state. The case came to the attention... 

Gus Hansen and Viktor Blom Depart Full Tilt
October 22nd, 2014 by M. Rhodes
Filed Under Poker Pro's News

Gus Hansen and Viktor ‘Isuldur1′ Blom’s tenure as Full Tilt sponsored pros has now drawn to a close after the site announced the players’ contract had expired and would not be renewed. Following the announcement, a Full Tilt spokesperson,... 

Top Poker Tweets From The Pros: Ebola, Mike Matusow/JohnnyBax Mishap
October 22nd, 2014 by M. Rhodes
Filed Under Poker Pro's News

Here are a selection of some of the best poker tweets coming from your favorite pros over the past week: Cliff “JohnnyBax” Josephy “Just learned 2 things the hard way. 1) respect the 3bs of @AntZinno as he had KK to bust me. 2) tie your laces... 

Dykhouse Wins Michigan State Poker Championship
October 22nd, 2014 by S. Taylor
Filed Under Poker Tournaments News

Ryan Dykhouse has won the 2014 Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) at FireKeepers, Battle Creek, after besting a field of 517 players over two days on his way to capturing the title, and collecting the $124,500 first place prize. The $1,100 buy-in $200,000 guaranteed... 

Is GSN Considering Bringing Back ‘High Stakes Poker’ Show?
October 21st, 2014 by M. Rhodes
Filed Under Poker TV / Books

‘High Stakes Poker’ was once the most popular cash game show on the air, but following Black-Friday the program was cancelled by the cable television network GSN, bringing a run which lasted since January 2006 to an abrupt end. Last week, however, the... 

Oscar Alache Wins LAPT Grand Final For $135,488
October 21st, 2014 by S. Taylor
Filed Under Poker Tournaments News

Over the weekend in Peru, season seven of the PokerStars.net sponsored Latin American Poker Tour drew to a close with the $1,700 Main Event. The tournament attracted 692 players to create a prize pool worth $1,040,420 and after five days of action, it was Chile’s... 

Lock Poker Players Owed More Than $3 Million
October 21st, 2014 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Poker Rooms News

Until recently it was believed beleaguered internet poker room Lock Poker owed its players around $1 million in unprocessed cashout payments, but according to the latest findings by TwoPlusTwo forum poster ‘IHasTehNutz’ the actual amount the site owes... 

Sebastian Pauli Wins EPT London Main Event For £500k
October 20th, 2014 by S. Taylor
Filed Under Poker Tournaments News

After 10 hours of action on the final day of the 2014 EPT London Main Event, Germany’s Sebastian Pauli overcame a talented final table which included the likes of Kevin MacPhee and Jake Cody, to capture the title, and pocket the £499,700 ($803,182) first... 

NJ Considers Legalizing Real Money Social Gaming
October 20th, 2014 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Online Casino News

Between 2006 and 2013, New Jersey’s casino market halved in size to just $2.86 billion, and after online gambling introduced in 2013 failed to stem the decline, the NJ Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) is currently exploring more ways in which to rescue... 

Scott Davies Triumphs At 2014 WSOP APAC Main Event
October 20th, 2014 by S. Taylor
Filed Under Poker Tournaments News

Last weekend, the 2014 World Series of Poker Asia-Pacific (WSOP APAC) reached its thrilling conclusion and after five days of action it was US player Scott Davies who emerged atop the 329 player field to capture his first WSOP gold bracelet, and walk away richer... 

Bwin.party’s Haas Says AGA Betrayed US iPoker Industry
October 17th, 2014 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Online Poker News

Although the American Gaming Association (AGA) is set up to promote and educate people as to the beneficial role commercial gambling plays in communities across the USA, when it comes to online gambling the premier lobbying group is accused of betraying the interests... 

WSOP Winner Darren Woods Charged With Online Poker Fraud
October 17th, 2014 by M. Rhodes
Filed Under Poker Pro's News

UK WSOP winner Darren Woods, 29, has appeared in Sheffield Crown Court this week, accused of committing 12 charges of online poker fraud between January 2007 and January 2012. His father, Morteza Gharoon, 56, also appears to have aided in four of the alleged frauds... 

Detroit Casino Revenue Down 3% To $103m In September
October 17th, 2014 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Casino News

The Michigan Gaming Control Board has released its casino figures for September, revealing a 3% decline in gaming revenue to $103.1 million compared to $106.3 million generated in the same month last year. In addition, September’s revenues were 8.5% lower... 

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