Poker News

ISPT Gaining Players and Sponsors

ISPT Gaining Players and Sponsors

The International Stadiums Poker Tour (ISPT) is picking up steam as more players sign on to participate in the Wembley Stadium debut.

Ultimate Poker Hurried Launch May Prove Fatal

Ultimate Poker Hurried Launch May Prove Fatal

The startup problems experienced by Ultimate Poker following its launch have been remedied, but hurrying to be first online may eventually hurt the site.

Chino Reem Takes Massive Lead in WPT World Championship

Chino Reem Takes Massive Lead in WPT World Championship

With only eight players remaining in the WPT World Championships, Chino Reem bagged up almost a third of the chips in play at the close of Day 4.

Babakhani Leads WPT Championship Towards the Money

Babakhani Leads WPT Championship Towards the Money

Amir Babakhani – winner of the WPT Canadian Spring Championship less than three weeks ago – leads the remaining 24 players in the WPT World Championship.

PokerStars Loses Atlantic Club Deal

PokerStars Loses Atlantic Club Deal

In a severe blow to its desire to enter the U.S. online poker marketplace, a judge ruled against PokerStars in its bid to buy the Atlantic Club casino.

Linster Leads WPT World Championship after Day 2

Linster Leads WPT World Championship after Day 2

New York poker player Mike Linster leads the $25,500 buy-in WPT World Championship as sixty-six players remain in contention for the $1,150,000 first prize.

Illinois Proposes New Online Gambling Bill

Illinois Proposes New Online Gambling Bill

Despite Illinois Governor Pat Quinn’s repeated reluctance to approve online gambling, a new proposal allowing poker and casino games has emerged.

Patrick Pulls the Plug on Partouche.fr

Patrick Pulls the Plug on Partouche.fr

Patrick Partouche has announced that the online poker site Partouche.fr will close on Monday 17th June and existing players will be transferred to MyPok.fr.

PokerStars Brings in King of the Hill Policy

PokerStars Brings in King of the Hill Policy

PokerStars have introduced a King of the Hill policy to prevent weaker players being preyed upon by more experienced ones in a practice known as ‘bum-hunting’.

California Tribes Release Draft of Online Poker Bill

California Tribes Release Draft of Online Poker Bill

A group of California’s major Indian tribes have joined forces to propose an online poker bill that expressly prohibits interstate compact agreements.

Novice Altergott Wins EPT Monte Carlo Super High Roller

Novice Altergott Wins EPT Monte Carlo Super High Roller

German high stakes poker player Max Altergott won the $100,000 buy-in EPT Super High Roller tournament for his first ever recorded live poker tournament cash.

Nevada GCB Investigating Iovation and Amaya

Nevada GCB Investigating Iovation and Amaya

With legalized online poker in Nevada barely two weeks old, gaming officials are already investigating possible shady relationships involving licensees.