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Pokerstars Puts An End To Bum-Hunting
According to IsleofMan.com (link below), Pokerstars recently instituted a new policy that is meant to stop the practice of "bum-hunting".
What is "bum-hunting"?
"Bum-hunting" is when really goo...
Full Tilt Poker Steps Up Its Search For New CEO
According to PokerUpdate.com (link below), Full Tilt Poker has stepped up its search for a new CEO by hiring executive recruitment firm Odgers Berndtson.
Full Tilt Poker, which is currently the se...
Ronaldo Signs Sponsorship Deal with Pokerstars
Pokerstars announced this past week that they have signed Brazilian soccer legend Ronaldo to a sponsorship deal.
Ronaldo will join Rafa Nadal, Boris Becker, Fatima Moreira De Melo and Marcus Helln...
$7 Million in Guaranteed Prizes For Pokerstars' Sunday Million 7th Anniversary Tournament
Pokerstars will be hosting the 7th Anniversary Sunday Million tournament on Sunday, March 3rd.
Pokerstars will be guaranteeing $7 million in prize money for this event, with the eventual winner of...
Pokerstars Moves Closer To Purchase of Atlantic Club Casino Hotel
According to PressofAtlanticCity.com (link below), the Rational Group (owner of Pokerstars and Full Tilt Poker) has moved one step closer towards purchasing the Atlantic Club Casino Hotel in Atlantic ...
Report: Pokerstars Interested in Purchasing New Jersey Casino
According to the Wall Street Journal (link below), Pokerstars is currently in talks to purchase the Atlantic Club Casino Hotel from investment firm Colony Capital.
According to the article, the pu...
One More Day
For some, November 6th will be a glorious day. For others, November 6th will be just another frustrating day on a pile of other frustrating days.
On November 6th, real money games will be fired up...
New Full Tilt Poker Commercials Hit The Airwaves
If you were watching the first two games of the World Series (Major League Baseball) on Sportsnet in Canada over the past few days, you very likely saw some new Full Tilt Poker commercials.
2012 SCOOP Gets Underway This Weekend on Pokerstars
Just a friendly reminder that the 2012 SCOOP (Spring Championship of Online Poker) gets underway on Pokerstars this weekend.
This year's SCOOP will feature a total of 40 events and 120 tournaments...
Pokerstars.EU Expands to Polish, Slovenian and Romanian Players
If you are a Pokerstars player that lives in Poland, Slovenia or Romania, Pokerstars has now migrated your account over to Pokerstars.EU from Pokerstars.com.
Players from five countries have now b...
Pokerstars Mobile Comes To The United Kingdom
Following a successful launch in Italy, Pokerstars released their mobile app to players in the United Kingdom earlier today.
As of today, players in Italy, England, Scotland and Wales will be able...
Groupe Bernard Tapie Applies for Spanish License
According to EGR Magazine, Groupe Bernard Tapie applied for a Spanish license "at the last minute" earlier this week.
According to the site, GBT applied for a license "just hours" before the deadl...
Will 50,000 People Turn Out For the 10th Anniversary Sunday Million?
In case you didn't know, the 10th Anniversary Sunday Million on Pokerstars is taking place this Sunday (14:30 ET start time).
This is going to be a big, big tournament, as Pokerstars has guarantee...
108k+ Players Have Signed Up So Far for World Record Tournament on Pokerstars This Weekend
On Sunday, December 4th, Pokerstars will be looking to break their own record for largest ever online poker tournament.
The current record (149,196 players), which is held by Pokerstars, was set b...
Pokerstars Goes Mobile
According to EGRMagazine.com, Pokerstars has officially launched their first mobile poker client.
The app is apparently available to Italian players in the Itunes store. The app costs nothing to do...
Pokerstars Attempting To Break Their Own Record For Largest Ever Online Poker Tournament
Pokerstars announced earlier today that they are going to be attempting to break their own record for largest ever online poker tournament.
In December of 2009, Pokerstars broke their own Guinness...
$10 Million Sunday Million Coming to Pokerstars
Pokerstars announced earlier today that they will be holding a $10 million Sunday Million on December 18th to celebrate their 10th anniversary.
Pokerstars revealed that they are guaranteeing a pri...
Have You Been Called Yet?
According to multiple reports, French magazine LivePoker has been calling Euro-based Full Tilt Poker customers over the past few days and conducting short 10 minute interviews.
Some of the questio...
Pokerstars To Host Two Sunday Millions, Two Sunday Warm-ups This Weekend
Pokerstars announced earlier today that they will be hosting two Sunday Million and two Sunday Warm-up events this weekend as part of their "Double Vision Sunday" promotion.
Both Sunday Million ev...
Equity Stakes in Full Tilt Poker To Be Offered to Players Who Are Owed the Most Money?
Earlier today, the Wall Street Journal published an article titled "Full Tilt Rescue May Give Stake to Customers". (link below)
The article, which was penned by Alexandra Berzon and Max Colchester,...
2011 WCOOP Finishes With Total Prize Pool of Over $47 Million
There are still a couple of WCOOP tournaments that have yet to finish (including the main event), but the final prize pool numbers are now in.
This year's WCOOP (World Championship of Online Poker...
Pokerstars Working on "Rush Poker" Competitor?
Earlier today, "Pokerstars Stefan", who is a part of the Pokerstars management team, posted this on 2+2:
"Pokerstars is developing a fast moving ring games product. We expect it to be available for...
The Hendon Mob Ends Exclusive Relationship with Full Tilt Poker
The Hendon Mob (www.thehendonmob.com) made a statement earlier today in which they announced that they were ending the site's exclusive relationship with Full Tilt Poker.
In addition, "The Hendon ...
2011 WCOOP Continues To Draw Big Numbers
Week 1 of the 2011 WCOOP (World Championship of Online Poker) is now in the books.
The 2011 edition of the WCOOP continues to draw very well - of the 22 WCOOP events that are either done or close ...
Pokerstars Gets Some Money Back
According to Subject: Poker (link below), Pokerstars will be regaining access to some of the funds in one of their seized bank accounts.
According to an agreement between the United States Attorne...
A Few New Pieces of Information Surface Re: Full Tilt Poker
Earlier today, EGRMagazine.com (link below) published a couple of new FTP-related articles titled "Pocket Kings CMO resigns" and "Management overhaul likely to follow FTP takeover".
The articles c...
Report: Pocket Kings' CMO Leaves Company
According to Quadjacks.com (link below), Pocket Kings CMO (Chief Marketing Officer) Lothar Rentschler has reportedly left the company.
Quadjacks reports that Rentschler circulated an email the sam...
Deal or No Deal? Judgment Day Quickly Approaching for Full Tilt Poker
One month from today (at the latest), the world will almost certainly know the fate of Full Tilt Poker.
Will the world's second largest online poker site (at least as of June 28th) be resurrected ...
KGC Renews Full Tilt Poker's Secondary License
Late last week, the KGC (Kahnawake Gaming Commission) announced that they had "granted an application to renew the Secondary Client Provider Authorization held by Kolyma Corporation A.V.V., operating ...
Bodog To Leave US Market at End of 2011
According to Calvinayre.com, the Bodog brand will be leaving the US market at the end of 2011.
Bodog, which has been thumbing its nose at the US Department of Justice for the past number of years, ...
All Eyes Back on FTP
The last time that we heard anything new regarding Full Tilt Poker was 10 days ago when it was confirmed that the company had entered into exclusive negotiations with unnamed European investors.
Two Important Upcoming Dates in the Full Tilt Poker Saga
There are two dates that should be marked on your calendar when it comes to the ongoing Full Tilt Poker saga - July 21st and July 26th.
Why are these two dates important?
July 21st is important...
Another Day, More Full Tilt Poker Rumors
On Wednesday, Wicked Chops Poker wrote an article in which they said that "solid sources" had told them that a) Ray Bitar had been voted out as CEO of the company b) some Tilt employees were being tol...
Bitar Out at Full Tilt?
Earlier today, Wicked Chops Poker (link below) posted an article titled "Ray Bitar Out at Full Tilt + Alderney to Unsuspend License?"
In the article, Wicked Chops claimed that "solid sources" had p...
Looks Like Full Tilt Poker to the KGC is Not Happening
After the AGCC (Alderney Gambling Control Commission) pulled Full Tilt Poker's licenses, it seemed as though Full Tilt Poker was going to try to re-establish themselves using a license from the KGC (K...
Phil Ivey Set to Withdraw Lawsuit Against Full Tilt Poker
According to the LA Times, a deal has been struck for a group of European investors to purchase Full Tilt Poker. This is no word as of yet as to who the European investors are and what the terms of th...
More on FTP/AGCC: Bwin.Party Soars, Pokerstars Issues a Statement and More
Today was certainly a crazy day in the online poker world, as the AGCC (Alderney Gambling Control Commission) announced that they would be suspending their licenses for Full Tilt Poker's various compa...
Pokerscout: Full Tilt Poker Posts First Traffic Increase in Six Weeks
According to Pokerscout.com (link below), Full Tilt Poker just posted their first weekly increase in traffic in the last six weeks.
According to Pokerscout, Full Tilt Poker saw their traffic rise ...
Your Seized Money at Work
According to the article that I have linked to below, the Anne Arundel County Police Department recently received a total of $470,407.62 to help pay for undercover investigations, new vehicles and new...
Quick Thoughts Re: Phil Ivey's Lawsuit Against Tiltware
In case you haven't already heard, Phil Ivey has announced via his official Facebook account that he is:
1) boycotting the 2011 World Series of Poker
2) suing Tiltware (software development and ma...
Pokerscout: Cereus Network Traffic Down 96% Since Black Friday
Another week and another steep drop in traffic for the Cereus poker network.
According to Pokerscout.com, traffic on the Cereus network is down an eye-popping 96% since "Black Friday" (April 15th)...
More Than $40 Million to be Paid Out in 2011 SCOOP
Despite the fact that American players were unable to participate, this year's edition of the SCOOP (Spring Championship of Online Poker) on Pokerstars ended up with a total combined prize pool of wel...
Full Tilt Poker seems to be getting their accounting in order when it comes to their US players.
Earlier today, many US-based players on Full Tilt Poker reported that they had received their final...
UB/AP Blocks US Real Money Play
As of last night, UB and Absolute Poker were both reportedly blocking US players from accessing real money games.
If you are from the United States and try logging into either AP or UB now (if you...
Pokerscout: Cereus Traffic Down 83% Since "Black Friday"
Pokerscout released the latest edition of their "Weekly Online Poker Traffic Update" earlier today.
According to the site, the Cereus network (which includes Absolute Poker and UB) has "lost some ...
Full Tilt Poker's Latest Statement to US Players
Wish that there was better news to report.. or any news at all, for that matter.
Full Tilt Poker's latest statement is just more of the same, which means that US players will have to continue to w...
Full Tilt Poker US Cashout Rumors: Good News Coming?
Is there news coming regarding payouts to US players on Full Tilt Poker?
It seems as though something might be cooking, based on some recent Tweets from Tony G and Matthew Parvis.
Tony G is the...
US Authorities Confirm Absolute Poker Deal
US Attorney Preet Bharara confirmed on Wednesday that an agreement had been struck between the US government and Absolute Poker.
According to Bharara, "Absolute Poker of Costa Rica agreed to retur...
FTP: Don't Let Absolute Poker Beat You
Earlier today, UB/AP (now known just as "Absolute Poker") circulated a press release in which they announced that they had reached an agreement with the US government.
Under the agreement, "the US...
PartyPoker's New Player Sign-ups Increased 33% in Last Two Weeks of April
According to bwin.party digital entertainment plc CEO Jim Ryan, Party Poker experienced a 33% surge in new player sign-ups during the last two weeks of April.
After "Black Friday" took place on Ap...
Pokerstars is Winning Big in Post-"Black Friday" Environment
In the days after "Black Friday", non-US online poker rooms such as Party Poker went on the offensive, rightly sensing that Pokerstars, Full Tilt Poker and UB/AP were vulnerable. After years of watchi...
UB and Absolute Poker in the Midst of a Complete Collapse?
Earlier tonight, Mike Brunker of MSNBC.com posted an article titled "Indicted poker websites bound for bankruptcy".
Here are a few snippets from the article:
"Madeira Fjord of Norway, which rep...
Full Tilt Poker Gives an Update to Their US Players - Sort of
Two weeks have now passed since "Black Friday".
Earlier this week, Pokerstars announced that US players would be able to cash out their balances. True to their word, Pokerstars allowed US players ...
Non-US Players Being Aggressively Targeted Post-"Black Friday"
If you are an online poker player that resides in the United States, then you are probably wondering where the hell you are going to be playing over the coming months and years.
If you are an onli...
Scott "urnotindangr" Palmer Up Next in the "Superstar Showdown"
Shortly after the Daniel Negreanu / Viktor Blom "Superstar Showdown" match came to an end earlier today (Daniel Negreanu win by $26,500, by the way), Pokerstars announced that Scott "urnotindangr" Pal...
Dodgyfish72's Preparations For His "Superstar Showdown" Match Against "Isildur1" Are Not Going Well
The fifth "Superstar Showdown" match is scheduled to take place this Sunday on Pokerstars between Viktor "Isildur1" Blom and "Dodgyfish72".
"Dodgyfish72" is the first player who has won an...
Pokerstars Celebrating The Fifth Anniversary of the Sunday Million in Style
On Sunday, March 6th, Pokerstars will be celebrating the fifth anniversary of the Sunday Million by increasing the prize pool of the weekly event to $5 million. In addition, they will also be giving t...
The Largest Prize Pool In FTOPS History Now Belongs to FTOPS XIX Event #24
FTOPS XIX Event #24 ($300+$22 NLHE) finished with a total prize pool of $3,402,900, creating the largest prize pool in the history of the FTOPS.
The tournament, which is still in progress as we sp...
Bodog To Phase Out "Info Scraping Sites"
According to a press release that was circulated earlier today, Bodog will be "implementing a series of blocking systems to stop the likes of Poker Site Scout, PokerDB and Shark Scope from garnering i...
Massive Turnout For Multi-Entry $1k Monday Tournament on Full Tilt Poker
Say what you want about Full Tilt Poker, but one thing is for sure - they are not afraid to try out new things.
Some of their "inventions" turn out to be bombs (Matrix tournaments), while others p...
Free Agent Phil Hellmuth Meets with Full Tilt Poker
In case you have been asleep for the last two weeks and didn't hear the news, Phil Hellmuth is now a free agent and looking for a new home.
Ever since UB.com announced that Phil Hellmuth would no ...
Online Brouhaha Breaks Out Over Prahlad Friedman and UB
Late last week, the poker world was startled to hear that both Phil Hellmuth and Annie Duke were out at UB.
Joe Sebok, who is now seemingly UB's most recognizable pro, recently took to his blog to...
Where Might Phil Hellmuth End Up?
Earlier today, a big shake-up occurred in the online poker world as both Phil Hellmuth and Annie Duke have parted ways with UB.com.
Both players enjoyed long runs with UB, and both players stuck b...
Now That's An Overlay
Event #4 of the USA Championship of Online Poker ($320 NLHE) on Pokerstars ended up with an overlay of over $350,000. The event, which got underway earlier this evening, had a total guarantee of $750...
Party Poker for the Mac
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A number of the top sites offer fully compatible versions of their softwa...
50 Billionth Hand To Be Dealt Today on Pokerstars
If you have plans for today, you might want to break them, as the 50 billionth hand is approaching on Pokerstars.
As I write this, hand #49,992,000,000 is being dealt on the site, which means that...
NAPT Adds New Stop in Los Angeles
According to Pokerstarsblog.com (link below), the NAPT (North American Poker Tour) will make its next stop at the Bicycle Casino in Los Angeles.
The main event of the "NAPT Los Angeles" will run fr...
Pokerstars Hits Another Home Run With The 2010 SCOOP
The 2010 SCOOP (Spring Championship of Online Poker) on Pokerstars ended up exceeding even the most optimistic of expectations, as the series ended up finishing with a staggering total of nearly $64 m...
A Rough Week for PartyGaming Shares
It was a rough week for PartyGaming shareholders this past week as shares in the company fell over 15%, capped off by a 6% loss on Friday.
Shares in the company were slowly trending down throughou...
PartyGaming Continues To "Gear Up" Towards Possible Return To United States
According to PartyGaming CEO Jim Ryan, the company would "move quickly" towards re-establishing its presence in the United States if and when online poker is finally regulated and licensed in the coun...
40 Billionth Hand is Dealt on Pokerstars
The 40 billionth hand in the history of Pokerstars was dealt about an hour ago, with "Senecady" from Stockholm, Sweden walking away as the big winner of the "F40" promotion.
The big hand was dealt...
Pokerstars To Run $4 Million Guaranteed Sunday Million Against FTOPS XV Main Event
As you are likely already aware, FTOPS XV will be starting later tonight with the $200+$16 NLHE, $1 Million Guaranteed event.
FTOPS XV will wrap up on February 21st with the $500+$35 NLHE main eve...
Cake Poker Awards Pot to Wrong Player
Cake Poker committed an embarrassing (and worrying) error earlier today when they awarded a pot to the wrong player in a low-limit cash game.
The major malfunction occurred in a $0.02/$0.04 No Lim...
Players at Pokerstars and Full Tilt Poker Donate Over a Million Dollars Towards Haitian Relief Efforts
On January 12th, 2010, a massive 7.0 earthquake struck the country of Haiti.
The results were catastrophic, as many buildings were either completely destroyed or significantly damaged. There have ...
Hoyt Wins, T.J. Cloutier Will Get His Bracelet Back and More
1. Hoyt Corkins Wins 2010 Southern Poker Championship.
Hoyt Corkins must really, really like playing in World Poker Tour events.
Just a few minutes ago, Hoyt Corkins defeated Jonathan Kantor t...
Party Poker is Making Some Big Moves
It wasn't all that long ago when Party Poker was the 800 pound gorilla of the online poker industry.
It's hard to believe that there was a time in which Pokerstars wasn't the largest online poker ...
Full Tilt Poker Launches "Rush Poker"
Full Tilt Poker has had some pretty bad ideas in the past (such as Matrix SNGs), but "Rush Poker" is looking like it will be a big hit.
"Rush Poker" will appeal to anyone who doesn't like to sit a...
Pokerstars Shatters Record for "Largest Online Poker Tournament"
149,196 players turned out for Pokerstars' "World Record" $300k Guaranteed tournament today, furthering tightening their stranglehold on the record for "largest online poker tournament".
Brian Townsend Has His "Red Pro" Status Suspended on Full Tilt Poker - Again
In a recent blog post on Cardrunners.com titled "Allegations", Brian Townsend revealed that he has had his "red pro" status suspended by Full Tilt Poker for one month.
Townsend revealed that he wa...
$25k Heads-Up PLO Championship Returns To Full Tilt Poker Next Weekend
The $25,000 Heads-Up Pot Limit Omaha Championship will take place on Full Tilt Poker next weekend, with names such as Patrik Antonius and Gus Hansen expected to participate.
The tournament will be...
UFC Launches Its Own Poker Room, Dikshit Dumps His Shares
The UFC has tossed its hat into the online poker ring by launching the "UFC Poker Room" (link below).
According to the site, the "UFC Poker Room" will be awarding $100,000 in cash and prizes every...
WCOOP Total Prize Pool Ends Up Topping $50 Million Dollars
Just a few short years after the UIGEA threatened to ruin online poker (at least for American players), Pokerstars managed to put on an online poker tournament series that ended up with a total prize ...
The 2009 WCOOP Gets Underway In Less Than 24 Hours
The best online poker tournament series of the year, the WCOOP (World Championship of Online Poker), gets underway in less than 24 hours.
The $215 NLHE 6-Max event will kick off the 2009 WCOOP at 1...
Pokerstars Introduces WCOOP Extreme Satellites
Pokerstars is pulling out all the stops to make sure that the 2009 WCOOP (World Championship of Online Poker) is the biggest online poker tournament series ever.
The 2009 WCOOP is going to have a t...
Poker World Record Attempt: Pokerstars vs Full Tilt Poker
In December of 2008, Pokerstars set the record for "Largest Online Poker Tournament" ever.
35,000 players took part in the $11 buy-in tournament on December 28th, 2008.
The 35,000 player field e...
Full Tilt Poker Elects to Run MiniFTOPS XIII at Same Time as WCOOP
Full Tilt Poker recently released details regarding the 13th installment of their FTOPS (Full Tilt Online Poker Series) and MiniFTOPS events.
The company continues to tweak the format of the event,...
Bodog Finally Opening Its Doors to Canadian Players?
You may or may not already know this, but Canadians are unable to play on Bodog.
The official reason that Canadians can't currently play on Bodog? "Jurisdictional issues".
The unofficial reason?...
Don't Miss The Turbo Takedown on Pokerstars This Sunday
Normally I don't write posts like this, but I really don't want any of the readers of this site to miss out on the special edition of the "Turbo Takedown" on Pokerstars this Sunday.
To celebrate th...
Bodog.com is Back
According to multiple sources, the Morris Mohawk Gaming Group and 1st Technology, LLC have reached a resolution in regards to 1st Technology's long-standing lawsuit against one of Bodog's associated c...
SCOOP Final Notes and Statistics
The Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) series on Pokerstars was a resounding success.
I'm positive that the SCOOP will become a regular annual event, as I'm sure that the overall turnout e...
UFC Officially Inks Deal With Ultimatebet For UFC 97
The UFC and Ultimatebet announced earlier today that the two companies had officially inked a deal for UFC 97, which will take place later this month in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
There will be a nu...
Justin "Zeejustin" Bonomo No Longer Banned on Pokerstars
After a "serious consideration of the issues", Pokerstars have decided to lift their lifetime ban of Justin "Zeejustin" Bonomo.
If you remember, "Zeejustin" was banned from Pokerstars over three ye...
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Pokerstars Releases Schedule For Spring Tournament Series
The WCOOP (World Championship of Online Poker) is by far the most successful single online poker tournament series in the world.
Many players have been asking the management at Pokerstars to run th...
Busiest Weekend Ever for Pokerstars
If you thought that the biggest online poker room in the world would be stung by the recession - think again.
According to Pokerscout.com (link below), Pokerstars.com is set to turn in its busiest ...
Pokerstars Offering A 25% Reload Bonus Until February 18th
Normally we don't do these types of posts on this blog, but I would hate for anybody to miss out on any free money.
As part of their "25 Billion Bash", Pokerstars is offering their "biggest ever re...
Pokerstars Continues To Grow Despite Global Recession
When the global economic crisis started to set in last year, many people began to fret about the impact on the online poker industry. The industry had survived the UIGEA and multiple scandals, but cou...
A Big Weekend Coming Up on Pokerstars
If you are going to be anywhere near a computer this weekend, then I would suggest heading on over to Pokerstars and taking advantage of some of the tournaments / promotions that they have running thi...
Ultimatebet Publishes Statement Regarding Doubleballer / PhilHellmuth Hand
Ultimatebet published a statement yesterday regarding the DOUBLEBALLER / PHILHELLMUTH situation.
In case you haven't been following along, "DOUBLEBALLER" was playing $200/$400 Limit Hold'em against...
Papa Ninja, Hansen Hangout, Anurag Dikshit and More
1. Who is Papa Ninja? We've received dozens of emails over the past few days, asking us if we know who the mysterious "Papa Ninja" is on Full Tilt Poker.
Papa Ninja popped up a few...
What Recession? Pokerstars Continues to Grow
Despite the fact that there is currently a crippling global economic meltdown underway, Pokerstars continues to break records.
According to Pokerscout.com (link below), Pokerstars.com had over 30,0...
Clonie Gowen Is Suing Full Tilt Poker
Clonie Gowen (aka Cycalona Gowen) has launched a lawsuit against Full Tilt Poker and the various people/companies associated with FTP. The suit, "Gowen vs Tiltware LLC, et al.", was filed yesterday in...
Ultimatebet Launches New Tiffany Michelle Promo
Fresh off of her disastrous (to put it mildly) World Series of Poker Main Event appearance on ESPN, Tiffany Michelle has launched a new promo with her sponsor, Ultimatebet.
The promotion is called ...
Sharkscope and Pokerstars Don't Mix
Do you like to check up your opponents using Sharkscope while playing on Pokerstars?
If this is the case, consider yourself warned - Pokerstars will no longer be allowing their players to access Sh...
Johnny Lodden Signs with Pokerstars
Pokerstars announced earlier this week that they had inked Johnny Lodden to a sponsorship deal that runs to the end of the year. Lodden will play as a Pokerstars sponsored player at the EPT Budapest a...
Pokerstars Launches Pokerstars.it, Partygaming Continues to Plummet and More
A few interesting pieces of news as we close out this week:
1. Pokerstars announced earlier this week that they had been granted a license from the AAMS (Amministrazione Autonoma dei Monopoli di St...
Pokerstars Releases 2009 PCA (Pokerstars Caribbean Adventure) Details
The details for the 2009 edition of the PCA (Pokerstars Caribbean Adventure) have just been released by Pokerstars. Since the event is so popular with online poker players, we thought that we'd devote...
The Real Winner of the WCOOP .. Pokerstars
Right now there are currently just over 200 people battling it out for the 2008 WCOOP Main Event Championship. The winner will earn $1.775 million dollars, while the second place finisher will make ju...
Party Poker To Unveil "Ground-Breaking" New Software Next Week
Party Poker recently offered their customers an "exclusive first look" at their new software, which is due to be released next week.
According to the company, rumors have been "swirling around cybe...
Partygaming's Stock Hits All-Time Low
Many North American and European publicly traded stocks have been hammered over the past couple of months, and PartyGaming is no different. The stock of PartyGaming (PRTY) closed at 173.50 today, whic...
$25k Pot Limit Omaha Heads-Up Championship Coming to Full Tilt Poker in September
Railbirds might want to mark September 7th, 2008 down on their calendars.
Not only will you have the conclusion of the $25k Heads-Up Pot Limit Omaha championship on F...
Natalie "TheV0id" Teltscher Withdraws Lawsuit Against Pokerstars, Will Pay Some of Their Legal Fees
Natalie "TheV0id" Teltscher withdrew her lawsuit against Pokerstars after "admitting that she hadn't played" on the account, according to a Pokerstars press release. She has also "agreed to contribute...
Pokerstars Permanently Increasing Guarantees On a Number of Tournaments
Pokerstars will be permanently increasing the guarantees for a number of their tournaments starting next week.
If you pull up some of the tournaments that start in e...
Saturday Night News and Notes - FTP Heads-Up, Cash Games, Turbo Takedown, "The Grinder"
1. FTP Heads-Up Championship. The tournament is currently paused and will resume on Sunday afternoon. There are four players currently left in the tournament: Andy Bloch, Emil "whitelime" Patel, David...
Mitch Garber Has Made How Much As CEO of Partygaming??
What do Mitch Garber, Howard Lederer, Chris "Jesus" Ferguson and Isai Scheinberg all have in common?
They all prove the theory that the real money in poker is made a...
"Sunday Hundred Grand" On Pokerstars Continues to Grow in Size
The beast that is the "Sunday Hundred Grand" on Pokerstars continues to grow in size.
The tournament, which has a $10 + $1 buy-in, started out with a 10,000 player cap. It has regularly filled to c...
Full Tilt Poker Makes Policy Change After Inking Deal with Cardrunners
The Cardrunners - Full Tilt Poker deal that was announced a few days ago has generated a great deal of buzz within the online poker community.
The deal, which was apparently months in the making, w...
Ultimatebet Makes Public Statement Regarding "NioNio" Allegations
Ultimatebet released a public statement today regarding the allegations that UB player "NioNio", and possibly others on the site, may have had some sort of an unfair advantage while playing on Ultimat...
Pokerstars Launches Their WSOP 2008 Qualifiers
Sometime late last week, Pokerstars' arch-rival Full Tilt Poker kicked off their 2008 World Series of Poker promotion. At the time, I decided to fire off an email to Pokerstars, asking when they were ...
"Bodog Poker Open" to Take Place in Early March
Bodog has announced that the first installment of the "Bodog Poker Open" will begin on March 3rd and run until March 9th. According to their web site, this is the "biggest tournament in Bodog history"...
World Series of Poker Qualifiers Have Begun at Bodog Poker
Bodog Poker got a jump on their competition by launching their World Series of Poker qualifiers on February 4th.
According to Bodog, they will be sending over 100 players to the World Series of Pok...
Betfair to Those Who Profited From Software Glitch: Pay Us Back or Else
A few weeks ago, rumors started circulating that there was a glitch in the Betfair poker software package.
The glitch involved Betfair's "six-pack" Sit and Go's. Basically, if everyone at the table...
Oops! Betfair Temporarily Loses "Millions" Due to Software Glitch
I didn't witness any of this happen myself, but early Saturday morning my inbox was filled with reports of a software glitch on Betfair Poker.
Here is how the story was related to me:
So How Much Money Does Pokerstars Make Per Day?
One of the questions that I see posted online quite a bit is: how much money does Pokerstars make in a day? Or, how much money do they make over the course of an entire year?
Since Pokerstars is a ...
High Stakes Action Has Returned to Full Tilt Poker
For a month or two, the high stakes games on Full Tilt Poker were practically dead. You would have a number of top players simply sitting alone on a heads-up table, waiting for someone to move up and ...
Bodog Poker Announces New 110% Bonus for New Depositors
Bodog Poker has finally stepped up and offered a more alluring bonus for new players at their site.
Previously Bodog had offered their new players a 10% bonus up to $1000 for their first deposit on...
"TheCleaner11" Wins First Ever $5200 Freezeout on Pokerstars
"TheCleaner11" overcame some very tough competition to take down the first ever $5200, Winner-Take-All Freezeout on Pokerstars on Sunday.
This was the first week that the tournament ran on Pokersta...
Pokerstars Finally Releases Mac-compatible Software for Real Money Players
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Ultimatebet Online Championship 2 (UBOC 2) Gets Underway This Friday
Ultimatebet.com's answer to the WCOOP and the FTOPS gets underway this Friday, as the second edition of the Ultimatebet Online Championship gets underway.
Ultimatebet is guaranteeing $2 million dol...
Bodog Continues to Fight for Its Domains
You have to give Bodog credit.
When they had their domain names stolen away from them in June (yes, I used the word stolen) they could have easily capitulated to the demands of 1st Technology LLC a...
Boris Becker Joins Team Pokerstars
When it comes to signing people to be a part of "Team Pokerstars", Pokerstars clearly has a strategy of targeting certain countries in which they would like added exposure. They do this by signing nam...
First Event of FTOPS Paused After Site Crash
Not exactly the best way for Full Tilt Poker to kick off their newest installment of the FTOPS.
Their site went down last night, just as the 6-max No Limit Hold'em tournament was about to conclude....
This Has Been Pretty Much the Worst Year Ever for Online Poker
Let's look at all of the negative things that gone down in the world of online poker over the last year or so.
First off, the UIGEA (Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act) was snuck into the S...
Calvin Ayre to Scott Lewis: I Want To Hit You
Calvin Ayre, founder of "Bodog", has issued this statement to 1st Tech's Scott Lewis: I want to smash your face. Repeatedly.
Don't know what we are talking about? As you probably know, Calvin Ayre ...
Judge Makes Ruling in Bodog Domain Dispute
A few months after Bodog lost their most valuable domain names to 1st Technology LLC and effectively had their business temporarily shut down, a judge ruled that the default judgment against Bodog wou...
Pokerstars Making the Right Move by Changing Policy Regarding Ranking Sites
In case you haven't heard, Pokerstars announced recently that they were going to be making changes regarding the use of player information on ranking sites such as thepokerdb.com and sharkscope.com.
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Are Bodog and Calvin Ayre Totally Screwed?
In case you haven't heard already, Bodog has been dealt a crippling blow, as they have at least temporarily lost ownership of several of their domain names, including Bodog.com. If you are wondering w...
What Kind of Deal Do Pros Get At Full Tilt Poker?
Did you ever wonder what kind of deals the pros get at Full Tilt Poker? Here you go:
For starters, most of the pros get a monthly "salary", which is deposited into their Full Tilt Poker accounts. O...
Daniel Negreanu About to Sign with PokerStars?
Daniel Negreanu is currently a free agent right now, as his agent has stated that Negreanu's contract with Full Contact Poker is about to or has already expired, and he is looking to promote a differe...
The Affiliate Report: Party Poker Discontinues The "Free $50" Promotions
There was quite a change instituted recently by Party Poker regarding the way that it handles its affiliate business. In the past, Party Poker has been all about volume, and getting as many players as...
Kristian "Kris85" Kjondal Signs Sponsorship Deal with BetOnBet
Kristian "Kris85" Kjondal, quite possibly one of the best young online poker players in the world today, has just inked a sponsorship deal with BetonBet. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed to t...
Ultimatebet Adds $100 Rebuy with $20,000 Guarantee to Its Schedule
To say that people have been less than pleased lately with Ultimatebet would be an understatement. From major software snafus to poor customer service to completely re-organizing their tournament sche...
Pokerstars Checks Bouncing?
There is a lot of speculation making the rounds about people receiving checks from Pokerstars, only to have the banks reverse the transactions a number of days later, citing "insufficient funds" as th...
Ultimatebet / Absolute Poker Fires Mizrachi, Esfandiari and Others
Rumor has it that Ultimatebet has made the decision to distance themselves from professional poker players and no longer feature "endorsements" from such top-notch players as Antonio Esfandiari, Mi...
Greatest Single Day of Tournaments on Pokerstars Ever?
I was having a debate with someone the other day. What was the single greatest day of tournament play that one player has ever put up on Pokerstars? I have my thoughts, he has his thoughts; these w...
Full Tilt Poker Updates Its Software
Full Tilt Poker is definitely trying to do its best to catch up on Poker Stars in the race to be the biggest poker room on the Internet. They are constantly improving, and today released some new c...
Mansion Poker's $250,000 Added Tournament Series Starts Today
From December 4th 2006 until January 1st, 2007, Mansion Poker is offering a special promotion in order to drive traffic to its site. Every day, from now until the New Year, Mansion Poker is adding ...
Is Party Poker Planning a Move Back Into the US Market?
Back when the Republicans shadily introduced anti-gambling legislation into the Port Security bill, Party Poker was one of the first sites to announce their unconditional surrender. Because Party Poke...
Full Tilt Poker Becomes Number Two Poker Room
I often said that because of numerous factors, Full Tilt Poker was slated to overtake Party Poker eventually to become the number two online poker room in the world (no one will overtake PokerStars, I...
World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) Schedule
The biggest online poker championship in the world is slated to start September 16th. The event will last 2 1/2 weeks, and will be hosted at the world's largest online poker room, PokerStars.com. Ther...
Full Tilt Poker: Rookie of the Year
Everyone knows that the behemoths in the online poker industry are Party Poker and Poker Stars. These two companies have been around the longest, and are both multi-billion dollar operations with almo...
Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi Joins Absolute Poker
In a bit of surprising news, Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi, one of the best poker players in the world, announced that he has signed a deal to represent Absolute Poker. Absolute Poker, which has alwa...
Ultimatebet Down for Over 24 Hours
The question is: how much money has Ultimatebet lost over the last 24 hours? I believe Ultimatebet is doing some sort of a major software upgrade, and after their site being completely down last night...
Full Tilt Poker Announces Their World Series of Poker Promotions
Full Tilt Poker, the poker room which features such prominent names as Phil Ivey, Chris Ferguson and Erick Lindgren, just recently announced their World Series of Poker promotions. Here is a quick bre...
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