Poker Room News (195 Articles)



Boris Becker Signs on To Become PartyPoker Ambassador

Earlier today, Partypoker announced that they have signed Boris Becker to an ambassadorship deal.

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Pokerstars Rolls Out Celebrity Heads-Up Matches

Pokerstars rolled out their heads-up Duel matches on Youtube earlier today which feature the likes of Ronaldo and Neymar Jr.

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Pokerstars To Host Highest Buy-in Online Poker Tournament of All Time

Pokerstars will host the largest ever online poker tournament in September - the $102,000 Super High Roller event.

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Amaya, Inc. Prepares To Release Its Q2 Earnings Report

Amaya, Inc., the parent company of Pokerstars and Full Tilt Poker, is preparing the release of their Q2 earnings.

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Betfair Inks Deal With FC Barcelona

Online gaming company Betfair inked a deal with FC Barcelona of La Liga earlier today.

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Online Gaming Firms Pummelled Following News of "Brexit"

Online gaming firms have been pummelled following Brexit, which will put strain of their shares going forward.

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2016 SCOOP Prize Pool Up 18.9% From Previous Year

The 2016 SCOOP prize pool was up nearly 20% from the year before following a year of turmoil for parent company Amaya, Inc.

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Shares of Amaya Inc. Trade Up 8% Following Release of Q1 Earnings

Shares of Amaya Inc. traded up 8% following the release of the company's Q1 earnings report.

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Full Tilt Poker Set To Retire Next Week

The Full Tilt Poker platform is set to retire next week as it will be merged with the Pokerstars player pool.

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Pokerstars Leading But Not Dominating in New Jersey Market

Pokerstars, as expected, is leading in the New Jersey online gambling market, though they don't have the monopoly that some people figured.

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Pokerstars NJ Launches, Over 400 Players Active on Site

Pokerstars NJ has satisfied the terms of their soft launch and is now available for residents of the state of New Jersey.

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Full Launch of Pokerstars NJ Set For Monday, March 21st

After years of waiting, a full launch of Pokerstars NJ is set to take place on Monday, March 21st in the state of New Jersey.

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888Poker Introducing New Rewards Plan

888Poker revealed their new rewards program earlier this week which will see the company move away from a rake-based rewards system.

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Pokerstars Set To Celebrate 10th Anniversary of Sunday Million With $10 Million Guaranteed Event

Pokerstars revealed earlier this year that they will be hosting a special $10 million guaranteed Sunday Million to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the event.

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Annette Obrestad Becomes Ambassador For Sands Poker Room

Annette Obrestad has ruffled feathers once again by signing a deal to represent the Sands Poker Room in Las Vegas.

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Pokerstars Player Meeting Doesn't Bear Any Fruit For High Stakes Players

A meeting between several high profile high stakes players and members of the Amaya, Inc. management team reportedly bore no fruit this past week.

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Exodus From Pokerstars Continues

Pokerstars has another headache on their heads, as a number of formerly sponsored players have elected to severe ties with the site.

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Shares of Amaya, Inc. Down 39% in 2015

Shares of Amaya, Inc. are down nearly 40% in 2015, thanks to a number of different issues that have dogged the company in recent months.

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Shares of Amaya, Inc. Drop Over 37% In Two Days

Shares of Amaya, Inc. have plummeted in recent days, much to the delight of the customers that the site has infuriated over the past couple of months.

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Pokerstars Reveals More Changes

Pokerstars revealed a number of changes today that will dramatically impact high volume players on the site going forward.

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Rafael Nadal and Pokerstars Part Ways

Pokerstars revealed earlier this week that they had decided to part ways with professional tennis player Rafael Nadal.

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GVC Holdings Launches New Bid For Bwin.Party

GVC Holdings announced earlier today that they have teamed up with Cerberus Capital Management to launch a new bid for Bwin.Party.

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New Round of Full Tilt Poker Payments Approved

A new round of Full Tilt Poker payments has been approved. This latest round includes 2,000 Petitions and represents $4.3 million worth of money.

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Pokerstars and Jonathan Duhamel Reportedly Part Ways

2010 World Series of Poker champion Jonathan Duhamel and Pokerstars have reportedly parted ways, according to media reports.

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Amaya Inc.: Expansion Into Daily Fantasy Sports Planned For Future

Amaya Inc. has said that they are planning on expanding into the world of daily fantasy sports sometime in the future.

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Pokerstars Continues To Focus on Japanese Poker Market With Signing of Yuiko Matsukawa

Pokerstars announced the signing of Yuiko Matsukawa to a celebrity endorsement deal earlier today, furthering the company's incursion into the Japanese market.

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Jason Somerville Signs Sponsorship Deal with Pokerstars

Jason Somerville of Twitch.tv fame and Pokerstars inked a sponsorship deal earlier this week.

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Pokerstars Guaranteeing $9 Million For 9th Anniversary of Sunday Million

Pokerstars will be hosting a special $9 million guaranteed version of their Sunday Million event on Sunday, March 8th, 2015.

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Shares of Bwin.Party Up 10% on Takeover Talk

Shares of Bwin.Party rose over 10% today after the company confirmed that it is entertaining various different business combinations.

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The Death of High Stakes Cash Games on Full Tilt Poker

The high stakes cash games on Full Tilt Poker are now essentially dead following the decision not to renew the sponsorship deals of Gus Hansen and Viktor Blom.

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William Reynolds Rips Ultimate Poker

William Reynolds, a former Ultimate Poker sponsored pro, ripped the company on Twitter earlier today.

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Shares of Bwin.Party Bounce 12.66% Following Company's Earnings Release

Shares of Bwin.Party bounced over 12% on Friday after the company released its H1 earnings release.

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Pokerstars Opens Its Doors To Bulgarian Players

Pokerstars opened up its doors to Bulgarian players earlier this week with the launch of Pokerstars.bg.

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New Jersey Online Gaming Revenues Down Slightly in April

New Jersey's online gaming numbers were down slightly from the month of March with online poker constituting a great portion of the drop.

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GCG Sends Out Second Round of Full Tilt Poker Payments

The Garden City Group sent out another 2,200 payments earlier this week totalling approximately $5 million.

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WSOP.com Officially Announces Deal with New York Rangers

Earlier today, the WSOP.com and New York Rangers officially unveiled details of their new partnership.

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First Batch of Full Tilt Poker Payments Expected To Be Made Before End of February

The Garden City Group announced today that the first batch of Full Tilt Poker payments should be heading out before the end of February.

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How Will Pokerstars React After New Jersey Setback?

How will Pokerstars react following a major setback in their attempt to gain access to the New Jersey online gaming market?

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Report: 37,000 Online Gaming Accounts Opened in New Jersey Through Thanksgiving

According to reports, over 37,000 people opened up online gambling accounts in New Jersey through Thanksgiving of this past week.

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Report: Full Tilt Poker Claims Launch Date May Come Next Week

The beginning of the Full Tilt Poker claims process for US players may soon be upon us, as a start date is expected to be announced next week.

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Daniel "KidPoker" Negreanu Continues His Hot Streak at SCOOP 2013

Daniel Negreanu is in the midst of a hot streak that included his first ever win in a major online poker tournament.

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Pokerstars Puts An End To Bum-Hunting

Pokerstars has put an end to bum-hunting by implementing a rule that inactive heads-up tables will be closed within 30 seconds.

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Full Tilt Poker Steps Up Its Search For New CEO

According to published reports, Full Tilt Poker is currently searching for a new CEO to run their company.

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Ronaldo Signs Sponsorship Deal with Pokerstars

Retired soccer professional Ronaldo has signed a sponsorship deal with Pokerstars.

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$7 Million in Guaranteed Prizes For Pokerstars' Sunday Million 7th Anniversary Tournament

Pokerstars is guaranteeing a minimum of $7 million in prizes for their upcoming 7th Anniversary tournament on Sunday, March 3rd.

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Pokerstars Moves Closer To Purchase of Atlantic Club Casino Hotel

Pokerstars has moved one step closer to their purchase of the Atlantic Club Casino Hotel in New Jersey.

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Report: Pokerstars Interested in Purchasing New Jersey Casino

According to the Wall Street Journal, Pokerstars is reportedly interested in purchasing a New Jersey casino.

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One More Day

November 6th (Full Tilt Poker's relaunch date) will be a great day for some, and a very frustrating day for others.

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New Full Tilt Poker Commercials Hit The Airwaves

A batch of Full Tilt Poker 2.0 commercials have hit the airwaves as the site gears up for its November relaunch.

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2012 SCOOP Gets Underway This Weekend on Pokerstars

Just a friendly reminder that the 2012 SCOOP gets underway on Pokerstars this weekend.

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Pokerstars.EU Expands to Polish, Slovenian and Romanian Players

The new Pokerstars.EU site has been recently expanded to include players from Poland, Slovenia and Romania.

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Pokerstars Mobile Comes To The United Kingdom

Pokerstars announced that their mobile poker client is now available to residents of the United Kingdom.

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Groupe Bernard Tapie Applies for Spanish License

According to multiple reports, Groupe Bernard Tapie has applied for a license to operate in the newly regulated Spanish market.

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Will 50,000 People Turn Out For the 10th Anniversary Sunday Million?

Will 50,000 people end up turning out for the 10th Anniversary Sunday Million on Pokerstars?

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108k+ Players Have Signed Up So Far for World Record Tournament on Pokerstars This Weekend

Over 108,000 people have already signed up to play in the Pokerstars World Record tournament this weekend.

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Pokerstars Goes Mobile

Pokerstars went mobile earlier today after it was announced that a mobile poker client was available to Italian players.

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Pokerstars Attempting To Break Their Own Record For Largest Ever Online Poker Tournament

Pokerstars is going to be attempting to enter themselves into the Guinness Book of World Records - again.

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$10 Million Sunday Million Coming to Pokerstars

Pokerstars announced earlier today that they will be hosting a 10 million dollar Sunday Million to celebrate their 10th anniversary.

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Have You Been Called Yet?

According to multiple reports, French magazine LivePoker has been calling Full Tilt players to see if they would play on the site again.

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Pokerstars To Host Two Sunday Millions, Two Sunday Warm-ups This Weekend

There will be two Sunday Millions and two Sunday Warm-ups this weekend on Pokerstars as part of the Double Vision promotion.

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Equity Stakes in Full Tilt Poker To Be Offered to Players Who Are Owed the Most Money?

According to the Wall Street Journal, equity stakes could be offered to players who are owed the most money by the site.

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2011 WCOOP Finishes With Total Prize Pool of Over $47 Million

The 2011 WCOOP finished with a prize pool of over 47 million, which is a testament to their post Black Friday strength.

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Pokerstars Working on "Rush Poker" Competitor?

Pokerstars is apparently working on a fast moving ring games product that may challenge Full Tilt Poker's Rush Poker.

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The Hendon Mob Ends Exclusive Relationship with Full Tilt Poker

According to a statement, Thehendonmob.com no longer has an exclusive deal with Full Tilt Poker.

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2011 WCOOP Continues To Draw Big Numbers

The 2011 WCOOP is off to a very strong start, with all 22 of the first 22 events having easily surpassed their guarantees.

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Pokerstars Gets Some Money Back

Pokerstars has gotten some of their seized money back thanks to an agreement with the US government.

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A Few New Pieces of Information Surface Re: Full Tilt Poker

A few new pieces of information have surfaced in the past few days re: Full Tilt Poker.

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Report: Pocket Kings' CMO Leaves Company

According to Quadjacks. Pocket Kings' CMO has left the company. What does this move mean?

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Deal or No Deal? Judgment Day Quickly Approaching for Full Tilt Poker

One month remains until the online poker world likely finds out the fate of Full Tilt Poker.

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KGC Renews Full Tilt Poker's Secondary License

The KGC announced last week that they had decided to renew Full Tilt Poker's secondary license. What is the significance of this move?

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Bodog To Leave US Market at End of 2011

According to Calvinayre.com, Bodog is planning on leaving the US market at the end of 2011.

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All Eyes Back on FTP

With the WSOP main event now on pause, all eyes in the online poker world are turning back to Full Tilt Poker.

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Two Important Upcoming Dates in the Full Tilt Poker Saga

There are two important upcoming dates in the Full Tilt Poker saga - July 21st and July 26th.

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Another Day, More Full Tilt Poker Rumors

Another day and more Full Tilt Poker rumors, this time from EGRMagazine.com.

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Bitar Out at Full Tilt?

According to Wicked Chops Poker, Ray Bitar is out at Full Tilt Poker.

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Looks Like Full Tilt Poker to the KGC is Not Happening

It now appears as though Full Tilt Poker won't be making the move to the KGC as was rumored in June.

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Phil Ivey Set to Withdraw Lawsuit Against Full Tilt Poker

According to the LA Times, Phil Ivey is reportedly set to pull his lawsuit against Full Tilt Poker.

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More on FTP/AGCC: Bwin.Party Soars, Pokerstars Issues a Statement and More

Pokerstars issues a statement, Bwin.party soars and other licensees possibly pressured the AGCC into acting.

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Pokerscout: Full Tilt Poker Posts First Traffic Increase in Six Weeks

Full Tilt Poker has just posted their first weekly increase in traffic in the past six weeks.

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Your Seized Money at Work

The Anne Arundel County Police Department received nearly $500k thanks to their work in the Maryland online gambling case.

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Quick Thoughts Re: Phil Ivey's Lawsuit Against Tiltware

Earlier today, Phil Ivey shocked the world by announcing that he was suing Tiltware and boycotting the World Series of Poker.

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Pokerscout: Cereus Network Traffic Down 96% Since Black Friday

According to Pokerscout, traffic on the Cereus network is now down an eye-popping 96% since Black Friday.

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More Than $40 Million to be Paid Out in 2011 SCOOP

Pokerstars' SCOOP tournament ended up with a total prize pool of over 40 million, far surpassing the guarantee of 25 million.

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Progress?

Earlier today, Full Tilt Poker paid out rake to a number of their US customers and converting tournament tickets into cash. Progress?

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UB/AP Blocks US Real Money Play

According to multiple reports, Cereus has now blocked real money play from players in the United States.

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Pokerscout: Cereus Traffic Down 83% Since "Black Friday"

According to Pokerscout.com, traffic on the Cereus network is reportedly down over 80% since Black Friday.

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Full Tilt Poker's Latest Statement to US Players

Full Tilt Poker's latest statement to their US players has left much to be desired - more waiting lies ahead.

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Full Tilt Poker US Cashout Rumors: Good News Coming?

Is there good news coming regarding Full Tilt Poker and cashouts for their US players? Let's hope so.

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US Authorities Confirm Absolute Poker Deal

On Wednesday, US authorities confirmed that they had reached a deal with Absolute Poker that would see US players receive their money back.

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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...

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PartyPoker's New Player Sign-ups Increased 33% in Last Two Weeks of April

According to bwin.party, the company experienced a 33% uptick in new player signups in the two weeks after Black Friday.

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Pokerstars is Winning Big in Post-"Black Friday" Environment

Thanks to their swift handling and payout of US players, Pokerstars will continue to grow quickly after Black Friday.

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UB and Absolute Poker in the Midst of a Complete Collapse?

Rumors are swirling that UB and Absolute Poker are on the brink of total collapse. Is this true?

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Full Tilt Poker Gives an Update to Their US Players - Sort of

Earlier today, Full Tilt Poker updated their US players (kind of) on the state of cashouts in the USA.

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Non-US Players Being Aggressively Targeted Post-"Black Friday"

Non-US players are being aggressively targeted in the post Black Friday environment by the likes of Titan Poker and Party Poker.

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Scott "urnotindangr" Palmer Up Next in the "Superstar Showdown"

Pokerstars announced earlier today that Scott Palmer, aka urnotindanger, will be up next in the Superstar Showdown on Pokerstars.

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Dodgyfish72's Preparations For His "Superstar Showdown" Match Against "Isildur1" Are Not Going Well

Can Dodgyfish72 pull off a major upset against Isildur1 this Sunday? His odds of winning are not looking very good..

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Pokerstars Celebrating The Fifth Anniversary of the Sunday Million in Style

Pokerstars will be celebrating the fifth anniversary of the Pokerstars Million by having a Sunday Million that will have a total guaranteed prize pool of 5 million dollars.

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The Largest Prize Pool In FTOPS History Now Belongs to FTOPS XIX Event #24

Event number 24 of FTOPS XIX ended up with the largest FTOPS prize pool of all time, thanks in large part to the new multi-entry format.

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Bodog To Phase Out "Info Scraping Sites"

Bodog announced earlier today via press release that they are taking steps to block info scraping sites such as PokerDB and Shark Scope.

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Massive Turnout For Multi-Entry $1k Monday Tournament on Full Tilt Poker

The 1k Monday tournament on Full Tilt Poker had a massive turnout (and prize pool) this week due to the fact that the event switched to the Multi-Entry format for the week.

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Free Agent Phil Hellmuth Meets with Full Tilt Poker

Phil Hellmuth recently revealed via his Twitter feed that he was meeting with Full Tilt Poker. Who will the Poker Brat end up signing with?

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Online Brouhaha Breaks Out Over Prahlad Friedman and UB

Since rumors of Prahlad Friedman and his deal with UB started to surface, a number of squabbles have broken out online involving notable poker pros.

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Where Might Phil Hellmuth End Up?

Now that Phil Hellmuth and UB.com have parted ways, where might the Poker Brat end up? Full Tilt Poker? Pokerstars? Or somewhere else?

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Now That's An Overlay

Event number 4 of the USA COOP, a 320 dollar NLHE tournament with a 750k guarantee, ending up missing the guarantee by a whopping 350k.

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Party Poker for the Mac

Party Poker for the Mac - Does Party Poker have a version of their software that is available to Mac users? If so, where does a person download it?

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50 Billionth Hand To Be Dealt Today on Pokerstars

The 50 billionth hand will be dealt sometime today on Pokerstars - don't miss out on your opportunity to claim the prize of over fifty thousand dollars.

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NAPT Adds New Stop in Los Angeles

Pokerstars announced earlier today that the NAPT will be hitting the Bicycle Casino in mid November for the NAPT Los Angeles.

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Pokerstars Hits Another Home Run With The 2010 SCOOP

Pokerstars has hit another home run after the 2010 Spring Championship of Online Poker smashed a number of online poker tournament series records.

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A Rough Week for PartyGaming Shares

It was a rough week for PartyGaming shareholders this past week, as shares in their company fell around 15% after the company released their Q1 results.

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PartyGaming Continues To "Gear Up" Towards Possible Return To United States

PartyGaming continues to gear up towards an expected return to the United States once online gambling legislation is finally passed and approved in the country.

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40 Billionth Hand is Dealt on Pokerstars

The 40 billionth hand in the history of Pokerstars was just dealt, with a player from Sweden walking away as the winner of the biggest prize.

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Pokerstars To Run $4 Million Guaranteed Sunday Million Against FTOPS XV Main Event

February 21st will be a very big weekend on both Pokerstars and Full Tilt Poker, as there will be a total of 7.5 million dollars in guaranteed prize money in just three tournaments on the two sites that Sunday.

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Cake Poker Awards Pot to Wrong Player

Cake Poker committed a very embarrassing error earlier today when they awarded a cash game pot to the wrong player.

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Players at Pokerstars and Full Tilt Poker Donate Over a Million Dollars Towards Haitian Relief Efforts

Pokerstars and Full Tilt Poker helped lead an effort to raise funds for victims of the Haiti earthquake. The result? Over two million dollars raised.

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Hoyt Wins, T.J. Cloutier Will Get His Bracelet Back and More

Hoyt Corkins wins his second WPT title, T.J. Cloutier to get his WSOP bracelet back and Anurag Dikshit sells the last of his Partygaming stake.

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Party Poker is Making Some Big Moves

Party Poker is back on the upswing after implementing a number of changes over the past year or so. Can they ever catch Pokerstars again though?

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Full Tilt Poker Launches "Rush Poker"

Rush Poker has invaded Full Tilt Poker, and thousands have flocked to the ultra-quick games. Will Rush Poker take off?

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Pokerstars Shatters Record for "Largest Online Poker Tournament"

Nearly 150,000 players turned out to the World Record on Pokerstars earlier today, easily allowing Pokerstars to smash their old record for largest ever online poker tournament.

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Brian Townsend Has His "Red Pro" Status Suspended on Full Tilt Poker - Again

Brian Townsend has had his red pro status on Full Tilt Poker suspended for the second time after admitting to purchasing 30k hands of someone else's sessions against Isildur1.

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$25k Heads-Up PLO Championship Returns To Full Tilt Poker Next Weekend

The $25,000 Heads-Up Pot Limit Omaha Championship returns to Full Tilt Poker next weekend, with names such as Gus Hansen and Patrik Antonius expected to participate.

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UFC Launches Its Own Poker Room, Dikshit Dumps His Shares

The UFC has launched its own online poker room, and Anurag Dikshit has unloaded a sizable portion of his shares in PartyGaming.

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WCOOP Total Prize Pool Ends Up Topping $50 Million Dollars

The 2009 WCOOP on Pokerstars ended up with a total prize pool of over 50 million dollars, which ended up trumping even the most optimistic of expectations prior to the event.

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The 2009 WCOOP Gets Underway In Less Than 24 Hours

The 2009 WCOOP on Pokerstars kicks off on Thursday afternoon with the $215 NLHE 6-Max Event that features a $1.25 Million dollar guarantee.

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Pokerstars Introduces WCOOP Extreme Satellites

In an effort to make the 2009 WCOOP the largest online poker tournament series ever, Pokerstars will be giving away more than a million dollars worth of seats to WCOOP events in their extreme WCOOP satellite events.

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Poker World Record Attempt: Pokerstars vs Full Tilt Poker

Both Full Tilt Poker and Pokerstars will be attempting to set the record for World's Largest Online Poker Tournament this Sunday. Who will win?

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Full Tilt Poker Elects to Run MiniFTOPS XIII at Same Time as WCOOP

Full Tilt Poker recently announced that MiniFTOPS XIII will take place from September 9 - 20, which is the same time as the 2009 WCOOP.

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Bodog Finally Opening Its Doors to Canadian Players?

Bodog appears to be on the verge of changing its long-standing policy that blocked Canadian players from accessing their site.

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Don't Miss The Turbo Takedown on Pokerstars This Sunday

Pokerstars is giving away a Porsche Cayman S to celebrate the one year anniversary of their Turbo Takedown tournament this Sunday.

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Bodog.com is Back

The Morris Mohawk Gaming Group and 1st Technology, LLC have settled the long-standing dispute over some of the most valuable Bodog domain names.

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SCOOP Final Notes and Statistics

The 2009 SCOOP, or Spring Championship of Online Poker, has now wrapped up. Just how popular was the event? What are the chances that Pokerstars will throw the event next year?

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UFC Officially Inks Deal With Ultimatebet For UFC 97

The UFC and Ultimatebet have inked a sponsorship deal for UFC 97 that will see Ultimatebet sponsor a number of fighters for the event, including Chuck Liddell and Thales Leites.

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Justin "Zeejustin" Bonomo No Longer Banned on Pokerstars

Pokerstars surprised many in the poker world earlier today when they publicly announced that they were lifting their lifetime ban on Justin Bonomo, aka Zeejustin. Good move or unfair?

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Pokerstars Review

Pokerstars, which is the largest online poker room in the world, is the first poker room to ever earn a perfect review from the King. Find out why in this article.

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Pokerstars Releases Schedule For Spring Tournament Series

Pokerstars has released their schedule for their brand-new spring tournament series, tentatively titled the SCOOP (Spring Championship of Online Poker). There is truly something for everyone in this tournament line-up.

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Busiest Weekend Ever for Pokerstars

Pokerstars is gearing up for the biggest weekend in its history, as hundreds of thousands of players are expected to try and win the 25 Billionth Hand promotion that is taking place this weekend.

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Pokerstars Offering A 25% Reload Bonus Until February 18th

Pokerstars is currently offering their players a 25% reload bonus of up to $250 as part of their 25 Billion Bash. Find out how to qualify for your 25% reload bonus here.

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Pokerstars Continues To Grow Despite Global Recession

Some people were worried about the online poker industry when the global economy started to slow down. Pokerstars has proved these people wrong by continuing to grow in a challenging climate.

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A Big Weekend Coming Up on Pokerstars

Pokerstars will be celebrating their inclusion into the Guinness Book of World Records by running World Record Week this week.

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Ultimatebet Publishes Statement Regarding Doubleballer / PhilHellmuth Hand

Ultimatebet has released another statement regarding the DoubleBaller / Phil Hellmuth hand situation, blaming the problem on an unforeseen software glitch.

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Papa Ninja, Hansen Hangout, Anurag Dikshit and More

Who is Papa Ninja, more on Anurag Dikshit and another high-stakes table opens on Full Tilt Poker.

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What Recession? Pokerstars Continues to Grow

Despite a crippling global economic meltdown, Pokerstars (and most of the online poker industry) continues to grow and thrive.

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Clonie Gowen Is Suing Full Tilt Poker

Clonie Gowen, a member of Team Full Tilt, has filed suit against Full Tilt Poker and the various companies/people associated with FTP.

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Ultimatebet Launches New Tiffany Michelle Promo

Tiffany Michelle and Ultimatebet have teamed up to launch the "Femme Fatale" promotion on Ultimatebet.com.

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Sharkscope and Pokerstars Don't Mix

Pokerstars recently added Sharkscope to their prohibited software list, and will possibly ban players for continuing to use the service.

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Johnny Lodden Signs with Pokerstars

Johnny Lodden, a well-known Norwegian poker player, has signed a short-term sponsorship deal with Pokerstars.

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Pokerstars Launches Pokerstars.it, Partygaming Continues to Plummet and More

Pokerstars Launches Pokerstars.it, Partygaming Continues to Tumble and the World Poker Tour severs their relationship with Cryptologic.

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Pokerstars Releases 2009 PCA (Pokerstars Caribbean Adventure) Details

Pokerstars.com has released the details for the 2009 Pokerstars Caribbean Adventure, which is set to start on January 5th, 2009

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The Real Winner of the WCOOP .. Pokerstars

Pokerstars made themselves nearly two million dollars in rake over the course of the 33-event WCOOP in 2008.

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Party Poker To Unveil "Ground-Breaking" New Software Next Week

Party Poker will be releasing their brand-new software next week, and have given their users a sneak preview.

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Partygaming's Stock Hits All-Time Low

PartyGaming, once a multi-billion pound company, now finds itself with a valuation of just over 700 million pounds.

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$25k Pot Limit Omaha Heads-Up Championship Coming to Full Tilt Poker in September

Full Tilt Poker will be hosting the $25,000 Heads-Up Pot Limit Omaha championship at the beginning of September

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Natalie "TheV0id" Teltscher Withdraws Lawsuit Against Pokerstars, Will Pay Some of Their Legal Fees

Natalie Teltscher, otherwise known as TheV0id, withdrew her 1.2 million dollar lawsuit against Pokerstars and agreed to pay some of their legal fees.

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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...

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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...

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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...

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"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...

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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...

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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...

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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 ...

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"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"...

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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...

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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...

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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: 1. Betfair...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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"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...

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Pokerstars Finally Releases Mac-compatible Software for Real Money Players

Click Here To Download The Pokerstars Mac Software Pokerstars has delivered an early Christmas present to all of the...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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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 ...

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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...

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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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NoiQPoker - One of Europe's Largest Poker Rooms

Paid Editorial NoiQPoker (http://www.noiqpoker.com/) - On...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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 ...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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