Poker News

  • 06 December 2015

    PokerStars Could See Three-Day Boycott in December

    When the Amaya Gaming Group took over PokerStars in mid-2014, players knew that there would be some big changes coming because the acquisition was a part of a nine-figure deal. Changes came very swiftly for PokerStars players, as expected, and they added casino games and eventually brought on the StarsDraft daily fantasy league. They also announced a number of major changes for the rewards program in 2016, and many players have banded together saying that these changes are dishonest.

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  • 13 November 2015

    More Eliminations From the WSOP Main Event

    A few years ago, the World Series of Poker and ESPN came together to form the idea that later became known as the November Nine. The concept was that they would have the final table for the Main Event play out live on television several months after the rest of the tournament had already happened.

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  • 05 November 2015

    Bryan Micon, Seals With Clubs Bitcoin Site Owner, Sentenced

    When bitcoin started becoming pretty popular a couple of years ago, a lot of people pointed out that it had the potential to work out well as a funding method for online gambling. The idea is that it has a built-in level of privacy since transactions are largely anonymous, and since it's decentralized, it would be hard for any one government or entity to bring it down. Bryan Micon thought the same thing, and he was sentenced earlier this week for acting on those ideas.

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  • 05 November 2015

    Sunday Will See the WSOP Main Event Final Table Played

    The Main Event of the World Series of Poker is playing out this coming Sunday as a part of the "November Nine" concept that was created to help get more interest in poker. The idea behind this concept is that coverage of the tournament series normally happens over a course of a few months, normally after the winner of the Main Event had already been decided. By having the actual final table play live months later, it provides a climatic finish to fans of the series.

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  • 03 November 2015

    Trick or Treat Bounty Tournament Running Sunday for $500

    Halloween is only days away, and both Intertop and Juicy Stakes are offering a players to get in on the action with a great tournament event. The event in question is a $500 guarantee bounty tournament that's going to run on November 1 at 4 pm Eastern. The entry fee is just $3.30, and the bounty style of the tournament means that things could turn into a trick or a treat every single time you or your opponent go all-in.

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  • 03 November 2015

    New Jersey Could See PokerStars Sooner Rather Than Later

    Black Friday was an event on April 15, 2011 that put players in a position with a lot fewer options for enjoying online poker. PokerStars was one of the sites that were forced to pull out of the US in that event, and now they could be making their return to the United States by entering the regulated New Jersey jurisdiction. Nothing's for certain, but there are signs for a potential return.

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  • 03 November 2015

    PokerStars VIP Structure Changes Hurt High Stakes Players

    Since the Amaya Gaming Group acquired PokerStars back in the middle of 2014, changes like the ones they recently announced have gotten them in a lot of hot water with players. It started off with players reacting negatively towards announcements that PokerStars would offer casino games and other forms of gambling in 2015, and they rallied against this thinking that it would pull recreational players away from the tables.

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  • 03 November 2015

    EPT Malta High Roller Event Won by Byron Kaverman

    An American professional online poker player by the name of Byron Kaverman has taken top honors in the EPT Malta High Roller Event. This event had a buy-in of €10,300, and there were a total of 210 players for a prize pool of over €2 million. Kaverman was able to take down €430,800 for first place in this event. Multiple High Roller Places Kaverman is no stranger to these top-tier places.

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  • 24 October 2015

    Seating Policy for Cash Games Changed at Party Poker

    Online poker is really atypical game in terms of how gambling the Internet gambling works as a whole because the maintenance of the player pool is so important. It's natural that the better players are going to win money from those of a lesser skill, but if this happens at too fast of a rate, then it can cause the size of the overall player pool to decline over time. Party Poker is putting in measures to help keep this from happening with a new seating system for cash games.

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  • 17 October 2015

    Steam Gaming Platform Target for Full Tilt

    Full Tilt Poker has recently applied to become a part of the Steam online gaming platform. This platform helps to put out games for online and computer-based play (as well as play through smart televisions), and it could lead to some pretty interesting situations if they're able to get included. We haven't really heard of any online gambling site trying to get in on a gaming network like this before, so it's really a new development in every sense of the word.

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