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No Good News For Grinders After PokerStars Meeting
January 25th, 2016 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Poker Pro's News, Poker Rooms News

The legion of disgruntled online grinders and high-stakes players at PokerStars had a slight glimmer of hope that their concerns would be addressed recently, after three players representing their interests were invited to the Amaya headquarter in Montreal to speak... 

2016 Aussie Millions: The Story After 10 Events
January 25th, 2016 by S. Taylor
Filed Under Poker Tournaments News

The 2016 Aussie Millions kicked off at the Crown Casino in Melbourne on January 13th, with its 24 event schedule due to draw to a close on February 1st. With twelve days already completed, ten players have been awarded titles, of which half have been home grown... 

Illinois Gamblers Cannot Recover Losses From PokerStars
January 22nd, 2016 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Gambling Legislation, Poker Rooms News

A multi-million dollar lawsuit which sought to recover gambling losses from PokerStars for thousands of Illinois gamblers who lost money on the site while it flaunted the UIGEA of 2006 has now been dismissed by a federal court in Illinois. The class action lawsuit... 

Salomon Ponte Triumphs At 2016 Seminole Lucky Hearts WPT DeepStacks
January 22nd, 2016 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Poker Tournaments News

The Seminole Lucky Hearts WPT DeepStacks main event was held in Florida, and attracted a huge field of 1,684 players to create a prize pool worth $1,633,480. Three days of action later, and it was Canadian player Salomon Ponte who triumphed over his competitors... 

PokerStars Boycott Reps Invited To Amaya HQ
January 22nd, 2016 by A. Mitchell
Filed Under Poker Sites News

PokerStars is the biggest poker site in the world, and in the past was considered the number one destination for professional players who would flock there to take advantage of its huge traffic, as well as generous reward programs. Players exhibiting great talent... 

Delaware iGambling Revenues Shrink 14% in 2015
January 21st, 2016 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Poker Stocks / Financials

Delaware’s online gambling industry may have struggled throughout 2015, but at least its numbers improved slightly in the last month of the year with revenues rising by 7.4% to $180,109, compared to the $169,606 generated in December 2014. The latest results... 

PokerStars Introduces Video Monitoring to Prevent Cheating
January 21st, 2016 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Poker Sites News

In recent times, the news concerning PokerStars has been dominated by a dispute which has broken out with its high-stakes players who believe they have been unfairly treated by changes made to the site’s VIP program. The move is part of a larger strategy... 

Husband Replaces Wife At Aussie Millions After Premature Labor
January 21st, 2016 by M. Rhodes
Filed Under Poker Tournaments News

The Aussie Millions is Katrina Sheary’s favorite poker tournament, with six out the local lady’s eight tournament cashes having taken place at the Melbourne based competition. Despite being heavily pregnant, there was therefore no way she was going... 

Top Poker Tweets: VIP Changes Meeting, News From Down Under
January 20th, 2016 by B. Solomon
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: VIP Changes Meeting Dani Stern “Tomorrow, @DDvoress @ikepoker and myself are headed to Amaya HQ to meet and discuss VIP changes with @PokerStars. Will... 

Dr. Andy Philachack Wins 2016 WSOPC Choctaw for $393k
January 20th, 2016 by S. Taylor
Filed Under Poker Tournaments News

Dr. Andy Philachack has just won the 2016 World Series of Poker Circuit (WSOPC) Choctaw main event, after overcoming a field of 1,565 players over three days to claim the tournament’s title, as well as its $393,188 first place prize. Back in 2007, Philachack... 

2016 Women in Poker Hall of Fame Nominations Underway
January 20th, 2016 by M. Rhodes
Filed Under Poker Pro's News

The ‘Women in Poker Hall’ (WIPHOF) of Fame has started its nomination process early this year in order to ensure plenty of time is available for people to name their favorite choices ahead of a decision being taken on July 5th. Unlike the ‘Poker... 

Alvan Zheng Triumphs At 2016 Macau Millions Main Event
January 19th, 2016 by S. Taylor
Filed Under Poker Tournaments News

The 2016 Macau Millions main event was held at PokerStars LIVE Macau, and attracted 2,343 entries, making it the largest poker field in the history of the island resort. Commenting on the remarkable turnout for the main event, APPT President Danny McDonagh stated: “I’m... 

Greece Says Moving Forward With iGambling Legislation
January 19th, 2016 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Gambling Legislation

Greece is struggling with a huge debt of around €323 billion ($356bn), and has been receiving financing from the eurozone, as well as other lenders, in order to reduce its economic crisis. The money comes with a number of stipulations, though, including finding... 

Sam Trickett Now Promoting Poker In India
January 19th, 2016 by M. Rhodes
Filed Under Poker Pro's News

Poker has been growing exponentially across Asia, with the game’s popularity having taken off in a big way in India, a huge country with a population of 1.252 billion people. While online poker on the sub-continent is a grey market, the government still can’t... 

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