Online Poker News

Filip Verboven Wins Unibet Open Prague

Filip Verboven Wins Unibet Open Prague

Filip Verboven has become the second Belgian within a week to lift a major poker title after he outlasted 253 opponents to win the first event of the Unibet Open series of tournaments in Prague for €100,000.

Ongame Network May Be Sold And Reshuffled

Ongame Network May Be Sold And Reshuffled

Although no formal announcement has been made, industry rumors heating up the online poker forums include talk of the Ongame Network being sold to slot machine manufacturer Shuffle Master for the sum of €16 million.

PokerStars to Hold Fund-Raisers for Thor Hansen this Sunday

PokerStars to Hold Fund-Raisers for Thor Hansen this Sunday

The poker world is uniting to show support for two-time WSOP winner Thor Hansen, who has been diagnosed with cancer, with PokerStars organising poker tournaments to raise cash for his fund.

Patrik Antonius Joins Party Poker Premier League V in Vienna

Patrik Antonius Joins Party Poker Premier League V in Vienna

Fabulous Finnish star Patrik Antonius has been added to an already-stellar PartyPoker.com Premier League Poker V line-up that will gather in Vienna in April.

Ylon Schwartz Latest Pro to Join Bubble Protection’s Spokesman Team

Ylon Schwartz Latest Pro to Join Bubble Protection’s Spokesman Team

Ylon Schwartz has been announced as the latest spokesman for online poker buy-in protection tool website Bubble Protection – where he will join fellow pros Will ‘The Thrill’ Failla and Chris Moorman.

Online Poker Not Riding On Federal Payroll Tax Bill

Online Poker Not Riding On Federal Payroll Tax Bill

The recently discussed adding online poker legislation as a rider to the tax relief measure was mucked when it was feared that such an amendment could jeopardize the entire payroll tax legislation.

Zynga Poker Reports $1.14 Billion Revenue In 2011

Zynga Poker Reports $1.14 Billion Revenue In 2011

Despite a fourth quarter loss of $435 million, Zynga, the online gaming behemoth featuring free-play games such as Zynga Poker, Zynga Casino and Farmville, reported revenue of $1.14 billion in 2011.

Daniel Negreanu Slams Full Tilt Poker’s ‘Flat-out Scumbag’ Founders

Daniel Negreanu Slams Full Tilt Poker’s ‘Flat-out Scumbag’ Founders

Daniel Negreanu has delivered a scathing attack on Full Tilt Poker creator Ray Bitar, shareholder Chris ‘Jesus’ Ferguson and another of the beleaguered poker room’s founders Howard ‘The Professor’ Lederer.

Online Poker Laws On State Level Could Hurt Tribal Interests

Online Poker Laws On State Level Could Hurt Tribal Interests

The recent oversight hearing before the Senate Committee made it clear that if states as Nevada continue to proceed online poker legislation on intrastate basis, tribal gaming interests could suffer.

PokerStars Mobile Poker App Launched in UK

PokerStars Mobile Poker App Launched in UK

PokerStars has announced the launch of a mobile app so poker players can still play poker for real money – as long as they have an Apple or Android device.

PokerStars.eu Launched after Acquiring Malta Licence

PokerStars.eu Launched after Acquiring Malta Licence

PokerStars continue to expand their empire as the world’s biggest poker room by launching a new website, pokerstars.eu, after previously acquiring a gaming licence from Malta.

Global Poker Index Player of the Year Award Up and Running

Global Poker Index Player of the Year Award Up and Running

Federated Sports + Gaming (FS+G) have launched the Global Poker Index (GPI) Player of the Year Award, which will be given every 12 months to the poker pro with the best live tournament performances over a calendar year.