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Live Poker News - December 18th, 2014 6:12 pm EST
EPT11 Prague Wrap-Up: Graner Wins Main Event, Zaichenko Wins High Roller


The King is Wrapping up the EPT - Vienna 2014 - Sitting on the Studio Sofa The EPT Prague Festival finally came to an end late last night after Andrey Zaichenko, known online as "Kroko-dill", took down the 10k High Roller event.

The final table of the High Roller event, as you can imagine, was filled with talented and skilled players, including the likes of Zaichenko, Ole Schemion and Viacheslav Goryachev. In the end, however, it was Zaichenko who triumphed over the fiel...Full Story



European Poker Tour - Logo - EPT - Large Size Live Poker News - Posted December 16th, 2014 10:09 pm EST
EPT11 Prague Update: Main Event Final Table Set, Oleksii Khoroshenin Leads High Roller After Day 2


Seven of the original 1,107 entrants in the EPT11 Prague main event are still alive after five full days of play in the tournament.

Stephen Graner will enter the final table as the tournament chip leader as he managed to fin...Full Story
European Poker Tour - Vienna - EPT - Logo Live Poker News - Posted December 16th, 2014 1:25 am EST
Vanessa Selbst Deep In EPT11 Prague Main Event


Vanessa Selbst, with her $10,554,413 in lifetime tournament cashes and multiple World Series of Poker bracelets, has accomplished much over her career as a professional poker player.

One title that has eluded her so far, how...Full Story



The Amaya Gaming Group - Company Logo - Simplified Version Online Poker News - Posted December 12th, 2014 5:04 pm EST
Shares of Amaya, Inc. Down 18% After Securities Investigation Revealed


Shares of Amaya, Inc., which have basically gone straight up since the company announced their acquisition of Pokerstars and Full Tilt Poker earlier in the year, fell over 18% today after the company revealed that Quebec's securities regula...Full Story
King Capitol Hill Report - Latest on the Omnibus Bill from Washington DC Online Poker News - Posted December 9th, 2014 9:41 pm EST
Crisis Averted: Omnibus Spending Bill Does Not Include Restore America's Wire Act


The online poker community in the United States breathed a sigh of relief earlier today after it was revealed that the nation's omnibus spending bill would not include RAWA (Restore America's Wire Act). The last-minute wrangling between the...Full Story



Capitol Hill - Washington United States - Sunny Day - Photo from angle Online Poker News - Posted December 8th, 2014 5:34 pm EST
All Eyes on the Omnibus Bill


US-based online poker players and industry observers have their eyes glued to the ongoing negotiations over the omnibus spending bill in Washington right now.

According to Wikipedia, an omnibus spending bill is "a type of bi...Full Story
World Poker Tour - Alpha 8 St. Kitts - WPT - Logo - Black Background Live Poker News - Posted December 6th, 2014 10:47 pm EST
Jason Mercier Takes Down WPT Alpha8 St. Kitts For $727,500


Jason Mercier continued to add to his already impressive resume with a win at the WPT Alpha8 event in St. Kitts earlier today for $727,500.

The event, which had a buy-in of $100,000, attracted a total of 15 players, includin...Full Story
Sky Bet - Company Logo Online Poker News - Posted December 5th, 2014 6:02 pm EST
CVC Capital Partners Purchase Controlling Stake in Sky Bet


More merger and acquisition news involving the online gambling industry surfaced earlier this week after CVC Capital Partners, the biggest private equity firm in Europe, announced that they were purchasing a controlling stake in Sky Bet for...Full Story
The POkerstars December Festival - Promotion Graphic - Year 2014 Online Poker News - Posted December 2nd, 2014 11:34 pm EST
Pokerstars Launches The "December Festival"


Pokerstars, which is still the world's largest online poker site by far (despite some of the unpopular moves that have been made by the company over the past couple of months), recently launched their "December Festival" which will run for ...Full Story




State of Nevada outline next to the dollar sign - Revenues - Illustration Online Poker News - Posted November 29th, 2014 11:10 pm EST
Nevada Online Poker Revenues Fall To $665,000 In October


Nevada's State Gaming Control Board released their "Gaming Revenue Report" for the month of October earlier in the week.

For the state's struggling online poker market, the report contained more bad news, as online poker rev...Full Story
Victoria Coren Mitchell Twitter Photo - Closeup Online Poker News - Posted November 27th, 2014 4:08 am EST
Victoria Coren Mitchell Cuts Ties With Pokerstars


Since Amaya Gaming Group, Inc. took over the Pokerstars and Full Tilt Poker operations this past summer, many former sponsored professional players of the two sites have been given the ax. Gus Hansen, Viktor Blom and Joe Cada are just a few...Full Story
WSOP.com logo on the Map of United States - Nevada Highlighted Live Poker News - Posted November 25th, 2014 9:03 pm EST
Traffic on WSOP Nevada Up Substantially Following Ultimate Poker Closure


Ultimate Poker, which was the first company to deal a hand of regulated real money online poker in the United States, decided to throw in the towel on their Nevada operations earlier this month.

Prior to Ultimate Poker throw...Full Story
Pokerstars Logo next to Sports Betting icons for football, soccer and basketball Online Poker News - Posted November 21st, 2014 7:02 pm EST
Pokerstars Makes It Official: Sports Betting and Casino Games Coming To Pokerstars.com


When Amaya Gaming Group completed their purchase of Pokerstars and Full Tilt Poker this past summer, they made it perfectly clear that they were looking to transform the sites from online poker offerings to full-fledged gaming sites.
...Full Story
Phil Ivey - Cabo San Lucas - Playing Poker on Mac Laptop Online Poker News - Posted November 19th, 2014 9:20 pm EST
Phil "Polarizing" Ivey Leads Online Cash Game Results So Far This Month


A familiar name is on top of the online high stakes cash game results so far this month.

Phil "Polarizing" Ivey, who is currently involved in a couple of high stakes court battles, is leading the way in high stakes online ca...Full Story
Amaya Gaming Group - Pokerstars and Full Tilt Poker - Logos Online Poker News - Posted November 17th, 2014 10:29 pm EST
Shares of Amaya Gaming Group Hit All-Time High Following Release of Q3 Earnings Report


Shares of Amaya Gaming Group, the owner of Pokerstars and Full Tilt Poker, hit a new all-time high of $38.74 today before pulling back and closing at $36.95. Shares of the company closed up $1.45 (+4.08%) on the Toronto Stock Exchange.
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The Ultimate Poker logo Online Poker News - Posted November 15th, 2014 6:31 pm EST
Ultimate Poker Pulls Out of Nevada


Roughly 19 months after dealing its first hand, Ultimate Poker announced earlier this week that it was shutting down its online poker room in Nevada.

According to a notice that has been posted on their site, Ultimate Poker w...Full Story
The World Series of Poker 2014 main bracelet goes to Sweden Live Poker News - Posted November 12th, 2014 10:42 pm EST
Martin Jacobson: The $10 Million Man


Swedish poker professional Martin Jacobson outlasted 6,682 other entrants to win the 2014 World Series of Poker main event last evening. In addition to the guaranteed first place prize of $10 million, Jacobson also walked away with the cove...Full Story



The World Series of Poker - WSOP - logo - Large Size Live Poker News - Posted November 11th, 2014 4:35 pm EST
Down To Three in World Series of Poker Main Event


Following the completion of an excruciatingly long Day 8 that tortured many of the people who were in attendance, three players now remain in the World Series of Poker main event - Jorryt van Hoof, Martin Jacobson and Felix Stephensen.
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The King is presenting the 2014 Poker Hall of Fame from his studio Live Poker News - Posted November 10th, 2014 5:10 pm EST
Daniel Negreanu, Jack McClelland Inducted Into Poker Hall of Fame


Binion's Horseshoe in Las Vegas played host to the 2014 Poker Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Sunday evening.

Two men, Daniel Negreanu and Jack McClelland, were the inductees into the 2014 class of the Poker Hall of Fame....Full Story
The King reports on the WSOP 2014 finals -  Poker Studio Live Poker News - Posted November 9th, 2014 3:06 am EST
Jorryt van Hoof 57/20 To Win World Series of Poker Main Event


After months of waiting, the 2014 World Series of Poker main event is finally set to be completed on Tuesday.

On Monday afternoon, the nine remaining players in the tournament will return to the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casin...Full Story
Phil Ivey - All Smiles - Instagram Photo Live Poker News - Posted November 5th, 2014 3:56 pm EST
Phil Ivey Appealing Crockfords Court Ruling


In early October, Phil Ivey and his legal team suffered a blow when they lost their court case against Genting Casinos UK, owner of Crockfords.

In the summer of 2012, Ivey won approximately 7.7 million pounds (over $12 milli...Full Story
Daniel Negreanu - Staged Old School Pokerstars Photo Online Poker News - Posted November 2nd, 2014 8:11 pm EST
Daniel Negreanu Posts Statement Regarding Rake Increases at Pokerstars


A number of recent changes at Pokerstars, including new foreign exchange fees, have raised the ire of many of the site's most loyal customers.

Planned rake increases, however, the majority of which are set to be implemented ...Full Story
Pokerstars Logo - Red Spade with Star - Symbol Online Poker News - Posted October 30th, 2014 8:36 pm EST
Amaya Gaming Group Angers Pokerstars' Regulars Once Again


Yesterday evening, "Pokerstars Steve" published a post on TwoPlusTwo.com (link below) titled "Announcement: Pokerstars Changes to Rake, Spin + Go Prizes, and Battle of the Planets".

In the post, "Pokerstars Steve" revealed t...Full Story
Garden City Group and Full Tilt Poker logos - Payment icon / concept Online Poker News - Posted October 28th, 2014 8:18 pm EST
Garden City Group: 2,200 Full Tilt Poker Claimants Have Submitted Incomplete or Incorrect Information


The Garden City Group, Inc. ("GCG"), which is the company that was retained by the US government to handle the claims process for Full Tilt Poker's forfeited funds, published another update earlier this week.

According to GC...Full Story
King is discussing the new Full Tilt Poker advertising campaign Online Poker News - Posted October 26th, 2014 9:03 pm EST
Full Tilt Rolls Out New Advertising Campaign


Full Tilt's new marketing campaign started to take form earlier this week as new two advertisements were released by the poker room via their official Youtube channel.

The two 30 second ad spots, titled "The Bluff" and "The ...Full Story



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