Justin Bonomo wins WSOP Big One for One Drop $1 million charity poker tournament

The fourth iteration of the Big One for One Drop, featured 27 players each ponying up the $1 million buy-in and after three days of play,...

sabato 9 dicembre 2017

Over $2 million on offer during PokerStars Christmas Calendar Bonanza

Every day between now and Christmas Day, PokerStars.com, the world's largest online poker site, is offering players new and exciting promotions as part of their Christmas Calendar promotion.

2018 Irish Poker Open schedule released

After months of planning, the full schedule of events and structures for the 2018 Irish Poker Open is finally available. The Main Event will see a massive €1,000,000 guarantee for the same low buy-in of €1,150.

sabato 2 dicembre 2017

Poker pro Daniel Negreanu goes viral with #GameOn challenge

The latest PokerStars.com #GameOn video shared by Team PokerStars Pro Daniel Negreanu has really captured hearts and minds racking up 14 million views on Daniel's Facebook page as of 1 December. The latest instalment, which follows on from the hilarious ice bath challenge, sees Kevin Hart and Usain Bolt come face to face again to call each other's bluff, with Negreanu acting as referee once more.

Breakout Gaming Group launches Breakout Poker

The Breakout Gaming Group has announced the launch of their new online poker site, Breakout Gaming Poker.

sabato 25 novembre 2017

Inaugural US Poker Open to be held at Aria Casino

Poker Central will debut the U.S. Poker Open, a high-stakes tournament series comprised of $10k, $25k and $50k tournaments, from 31 January to 11 February at Aria Resort & Casino. The high-stakes series will stream live exclusively on PokerGO.

Mid-States Poker Tour heads to Ohio for first time

From 20-28 January, the MSPT will be at the beautiful downtown Cleveland casino for the first $1,100 Main Event of the season. A series of satellites will feed into the MSPT JACK Cleveland Casino Main Event, which will feature a $200,000 guarantee and will be reported live on the MSPT Blog, offering three starting flights from 25-28 January. The stop's full schedule, along with several hotel options, will be released in the near future.

sabato 18 novembre 2017

Sports Betting Usa publishes five-point Clarion Accord

Delegates attending Sports Betting USA (SBUSA), the two day conference held in New York from 14-15 November, have recommended a plan of initiatives to expedite the introduction of regulated and responsible sports betting across the country.

PokerStars ignites feuds with #GameOn campaign

The Stars Group Inc. launched the next phase of its PokerStars.com marketing campaign #GameOn this week, reigniting the poker-based feud between international funny man Kevin Hart and sporting legend Usain Bolt.

sabato 11 novembre 2017

U.S. player wins WSOPE Super High Roller event

It was a small field filled with big names in the 2017 World Series of Poker Europe €25,000 Super High Roller event and although there was no bracelet up for grabs, the pride and plenty of money up top were motivation enough. A field of 21 entries, including five re-entries, emerged, and it was Dan Shak who defeated Mikita Badziakouski heads-up to claim the victory and a payday of €210,112.

ICE London 2018 set to be biggest on record

The 2018 edition of ICE London will be the biggest on record. Event organizers Clarion Gaming have confirmed the addition of a further 2,000 square meters of space, which will raise the total size of the world's favorite gaming technology event to 43,500 square meters, a 5% increase on the 2017 figure and approaching twice the size of ICE 2012 (22,500 square meters). The development, which has been driven by demand for stand space by both existing and new exhibitors, represents the sixth consecutive year of growth for the London event.

sabato 4 novembre 2017

PokerStars Championship heads to Prague

Poker players from around the world will enjoy 12 days of poker action for the last PokerStars Championship event of the year at the Casino Atrium Hilton in Prague, running 7-18 December. Online satellites for the €1,100 National Championship and €5,300 Main Event are running daily at PokerStars from as little as $5.50.

Scottish poker pro continues hot streak at WSOPE

The first high roller event at the 2017 World Series of Poker Europe was a star-studded affair, featuring some of the world's most recognizable poker faces. There were former world champs, November Niners, bracelet winners galore, and someone in the field (usually more than one someone) held virtually every major tournament poker accomplishment. After a long, hard-fought final table that lasted about five hours, it was Niall Farrell holding all the chips when the dust settled. He bested a field of 113 entries to earn his first WSOP bracelet and €745,287.

sabato 28 ottobre 2017

Playtech acquires BetBuddy

Playtech has acquired BetBuddy, the responsible gambling analytics solution provider, for an undisclosed fee.

PokerStars NJ players can win a PokerStars Caribbean Adventure package

PokerStars New Jersey players will have the chance to win a PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) package worth $15,855 via a host of daily freerolls that start from 27 October.

sabato 21 ottobre 2017

PokerStars Championship to return to Sochi in 2018

Russia's luxury holiday resort, Sochi, will once again play host to the PokerStars Championship as the 10-day poker spectacular returns from 20-29 March 2018.

Ice Totally Gaming sees increased international registration

ICE 2018 is already on course to be gaming's most international showcase of the year just weeks after the Passport to Paradice website went live.

sabato 14 ottobre 2017

PokerStars Pros see successful autumn series

Earlier this week, PokerStars.com Team Pro Chris Moneymaker, who's been at the tables in the PokerStars New Jersey Championship of Online Poker won Event 28, $500 PL Omaha High Roller for $9,000. He'll be playing again in the Main Event on Sunday, 16 October. Will he be able to repeat his winning moment and claim the top prize?

PokerStars debuts latest poker innovation

PokerStars once again seeks to refresh the classic game with its latest release, Power Up Poker.

sabato 30 settembre 2017

Unibet Poker to launch new online MTT schedule

Unibet has announced that they are overhauling their online MTT schedule, three years after launching their standalone Poker platform with Relax Gaming.

PokerStars regular wins WCOOP Main Event

PokerStars.com regular Steven "SvZff" van Zadelhoff last night topped a field of 2,183 entries in the World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) Main Event to win $1.6 million, rounding off a record-breaking series. WCOOP smashed its $60 million guarantee by paying out $90,648,301 — the biggest ever WCOOP prize pool, with 107,226 players taking part.

sabato 23 settembre 2017

Seminole Hard Rock Casino hosts charity poker tournament

On Tuesday, 3 October 2017, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood will host a Charity Poker Tournament benefiting Feeding South Florida and its hurricane relief efforts. In partnership with PokerStars, the tournament will raise much needed funds following the recent devastation, and help those affected by Hurricane Irma and other recent storms.

PokerStars hands out huge WCOOP wins

The World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) is well underway at PokerStars.com, the flagship brand of The Stars Group, with more than half of the $60 million guarantee paid out in prize money already. This year, the Low stakes series offers players plenty of value with a guarantee of $11 million alone and buy-ins ranging from $11 to $530, but there are even more ways to play and win big for low outlay, including special edition WCOOP Spin & Gos and Stars Rewards WCOOP tickets.

sabato 16 settembre 2017

NJCOOP returns with $1.2 million guarantee

The New Jersey Championship of Online Poker (NJCOOP) is returning this October to PokerStars New Jersey, announced PokerStars, the flagship brand of The Stars Group.

PokerStars to donate WCOOP tournament fees to charity

PokerStars.com, the flagship brand of The Stars Group, has committed to continuing its support for the charity Raising for Effective Giving (REG) by once again donating all of the tournament fees from one of its most high-profile online tournaments, World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) 66-H: $25,000 NLHE High Roller.

sabato 9 settembre 2017

MPN to crown Greatest Poker Player in the Universe

The MPN announces the third annual Universal Championship of Poker (UCOP III), boasting €750,000 guaranteed across 59 tournament events this September, with a trophy and €5,000 cash prize awaiting the player crowned The Greatest Poker Player in the Universe.

PokerStars rolls out qualifiers for Sunday Special Live

Online qualifiers for PokerStars.com's popular live poker tournament series, MEGASTACK, are now running for the three-day Sunday Special Live tournament taking place at the Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City from 6-8 October 2017, sponsored by PokerStars NJ, a brand of The Stars Group Inc.

sabato 19 agosto 2017

PokerStars rolls out social app

New social poker game PokerStars Play by PokerStars, the market-leading brand of The Stars Group, has begun phased rollout offering a fun and authentic game for social poker players.

sabato 29 luglio 2017

Hard Rock Sioux City voted one of the top 10 best casinos in the U.S.

USA Today announced the winners of the 10Best Readers' Choice travel awards today, and Hard Rock Hotel & Casino - Sioux City was voted as one of the top 10 Best U.S. Casinos.

PokerStars NJ guarantees $300,000 in Summer Series

The hot online poker ticket for New Jersey this month is the Summer Series by PokerStars New Jersey, an Amaya Inc. brand, which runs until 30 July. With $300,000 guaranteed across the series and $75,000 allocated for the Main Event, the Summer Series is a not-to-be missed eight days of poker action.

sabato 22 luglio 2017

Ivey and 'Devilfish' Ulliott named to Poker Hall of Fame

The 2017 Poker Hall of Fame (PHOF) Class has its newest members as first-time eligible Phil Ivey and British poker legend David “Devilfish” Ulliott enter poker’s most exclusive club. Ivey and Ulliott become the 53rd and 54th individuals to be inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame.

Final table set at 2017 World Series of Poker Main Event

The 48th annual World Series of Poker (WSOP) $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Championship — commonly referred to as the Main Event — is down to its final nine players, including two who have been here previously in the past decade, who are each guaranteed at least $1,000,000 in prize money.

sabato 15 luglio 2017

Phil Hellmuth aiming to 'change humanity'

LAS VEGAS -- Whether it's sitting at the ESPN featured table under the hot lights, or bumping into a reporter in the hallways of the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino and taking part in an impromptu interview, Hellmuth's bravado gauge is always on full.

PokerStars becomes Italian market leader

PokerStars Casino.com, an Amaya Inc. brand, has become the market leader among online casinos in Italy after just two years in the market. PokerStars Casino, which launched in April 2015 and is the sister brand of PokerStars, the world's largest online poker site, topped the June casino GGR charts with 8.85% of the Italian online casino market share to take the top spot from longstanding leader Lottomatica, as reported by Amministrazione Autonoma dei Monopoli di Stato (AAMS).

sabato 8 luglio 2017

Betway becomes sponsor of ESL One Cologne 2017

Leading eSports sportsbook operator Betway Sportsbook has been announced as a key sponsor for ESL One Cologne 2017, the world's biggest CS:GO tournament, from 7-9 July.

British pro wins over $1 million in WSOP $50K

Elior Sion doesn't play many live tournaments, but there's one he looks forward to every year: the $50,000 Poker Players Championship at the World Series of Poker. This year he made it count, topping a field of 100 of the toughest poker players on the planet to win $1,395,767, a gold WSOP bracelet and a place in poker lore forever on the Chip Reese Memorial Trophy.

sabato 1 luglio 2017

Poker Central, WSOP to host freeroll tournament for subscribers

Poker Central and the World Series of Poker will host a $10,000 freeroll tournament exclusively for PokerGO subscribers on Thursday, 6 July at 12 p.m. PST at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Only days away from the most famous tournament in the history of the game – the World Series of Poker Main Event – PokerGO subscribers will get their chance to "Get in the Game," with cash prizes for the top five players and the eventual winner receiving $5,000.

Las Vegas to host huge Fourth of July weekend

Las Vegas will celebrate the Land of the Free with live music, pool parties and star spangled glamour all holiday weekend. An estimated 323,000 visitors will travel to Las Vegas to enjoy the holiday weekend, which is up slightly from 2016.

sabato 24 giugno 2017

UK Competition and Markets Authority cracking down on gambling firms

CMA has today announced it is launching enforcement action against a number of online gambling operators suspected of breaking consumer law.

As it steps up its investigation of the £4.5 billion sector, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is acting because it believes people aren't getting the deal they expect from sign-up promotions, and operators are unfairly holding on to people's money.

Daniel Negreanu nominated MSOP ambassador

Major Series of Putting (MSOP) today announced that world-renowned poker player Daniel Negreanu will act as an ambassador for MSOP. Negreanu will also be playing in championship events during the MSOP finals taking place 27 October to 5 November in Las Vegas.

World Series of Poker 2017 reaches halfway point

Another year, another impressive showing at the World Series of Poker (WSOP) at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. With 37 of 74 events accounted for, a record 61,616 entries have been tabulated, up slightly from 60,677 entries in a record-breaking 2016.

sabato 17 giugno 2017

PokerStars announces half-price Sunday Million

PokerStars.com, an Amaya Inc. brand, is halving the buy-in for this week's Sunday Million from $215 to $107.50 while retaining the $1 Million guarantee, so the world's biggest weekly online poker tournament will represent extraordinary bang for your buck this Sunday, 18 June.

Comedian Kevin Hart to challenge Fedor Holtz at PokerStars Championship Barcelona

Hollywood star and global comedy sensation Kevin Hart today announced in an exclusive interview with the Poker in the Ears podcast that he will attend Spain's biggest poker event of the year, PokerStars Championship Barcelona, an Amaya Inc., brand, where he's looking to swipe the crown of reigning Super High Roller champ Fedor Holz.

sabato 10 giugno 2017

Usain Bolt partners up with PokerStars

Usain Bolt, record-breaking sprinter and undisputed fastest man on the planet, will promote the game of poker as part of a new partnership with PokerStars, an Amaya Inc. brand. Bolt, an eight-time Olympic gold medallist, announced his new partnership via a social media exchange with his friend and Hollywood superstar Kevin Hart, who is currently the most successful comedian in the world and earlier this year signed on with PokerStars, declaring he was going to "Make Poker Fun."

World Series of Poker launches e-commerce platform

World Series of Poker, the world's most prestigious professional poker league, and MMAG Group Inc., a leader in product development and branding, have today announced the launch of SHOP.WSOP.com. This new e-commerce platform is your source for the exclusive licensed merchandise and apparel of The World Series of Poker.

sabato 3 giugno 2017

ICE 2017 confirms record-setting attendance

ICE 2017 has been confirmed as the most successful edition on record, with attendance independently audited at 30,213, up 6% year-on-year and the sixth consecutive year of growth experienced by gaming's leading business-to-business event.

German poker pro wins 2017 Super High Roller Bowl

The fifth and final day of the 2017 Super High Roller Bowl at the ARIA Resort & Casino saw the final three players out of the starting 56 world-class entrants — Jake Schindler, Christoph Vogelsang and Stefan Schillhabel — play for the title. After five hours of tense action, Christoph Vogelsang defeated Schindler heads-up for his first title, Super High Roller Bowl championship ring and $6 million.

sabato 27 maggio 2017

PokerStars delivers over $12.5 million in eight weeks

PokerStars.com has awarded a grand total of $12.5 million to eleven PokerStars players, over the span of just eight weeks as part of PokerStars Makes Millionaires. The promotion brings the total number of poker millionaires created at PokerStars, an Amaya, Inc. brand, up to 208.

Snooker legend signs as ambassador for PokerStars, BetStars

Seven-time snooker World Champion Stephen Hendry has teamed up with PokerStars.com and BetStars, Amaya Inc. brands, to rule both the snooker and poker tables.

sabato 20 maggio 2017

Key changes in store for 2017 World Series of Poker

The 48th annual World Series of Poker begins in Las Vegas at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in less than two weeks, and when it does, a number of major changes will be implemented.

PokerStars to host biggest day in online poker history

PokerStars.com, an Amaya, Inc. brand, is hosting what is expected to be the biggest day in online tournament poker history, with 1,275 tournaments and a total guaranteed prize pool of more than $28 million, making it a must-play day for poker fans across the globe.