Isaac Haxton is new Team PokerStars Online Pro

Isaac Haxton pokerstars poker pro team onlinePokerStars ha just revelad that Isaac Haxton is the newest menber of Team PokerStars Online and takes his place among remarkable members of  international poker, including Randy “nanonoko” Lew, Mickey “mement_mori” Peterson and Shane “shaniac” Schleger.

Commenting on his latest sponsorship deal, Haxton said: Honestly, I’ve been “pursuing” a sponsorship for years. I’ve entertained a lot of offers from a lot of Read More

London Poker Festival ready to go! From Tuesday 18th – Friday 21st of September

London Poker FestivalTwo of the main events at the London Poker Festival are expecting large field and many poker personalities. Live Poker is about to kick off at the hart of the West End, Soho!

Confirmed the participation of World Series of Poker Bracelet holders Praz Bansi and James Dempsey, as well as Irish Open Champion James Mitchell alongside WSOP November Niner James Akenhead and legend of UK poker Surinder Sunar.

Fabian Quoss will also return to the British soil to Read More

Partouche Poker Tour: end of its story following tournament prize pool guarantee reduction

Patrick Partouche has hPPT ends its story over the prize pool reductioneld a press conference at the Casino Palm Beach in Cannes to personally face and response to the uprising from the players taking part at the PPT Main Event over the prize pool reduction.

PPT Organisers have reduced the price pool from the 5 million euros to €4.3m while the 580 players who entered Read More

Partouche Poker Tour reduce Main Event price pook from €5 to 4.3 million euros

partouche poker tour main even price pool 4.3 million instead of 5 million Organisers of The Partouche Poker Tour (PPT), one of biggest and best known poker tournament in Europe, have informed players that they won’t be able to guarantee the €5 million for the Main Event and that the prize pool would “only” be 4.3m.

The PPT is at its fifth poker series and organisers had originally advertised the many satellites and super satellites played across France as having 5 million guaranteed price pool, regardless the number of Read More

Merge Gaming CEO Antony Tailor leaves his job

Antony Tailor, CEO of Merge GaMerge Gaming CEO Antony Tailor Resignsming, one of the largest e-gaming network in USA, has announced his resignation after 5 year.

Merge have yet to realise an announcement explaining the reason behind the departure even though people close to the company have reassured business partners highlighting that his departure will not affect their relation with the network.

Before joining Merge Gaming as CEO in April 2007 Taylor worked in other gambling companies including Racing Post, The Sportsman, Read More

Playtech looking for new licences to face falling poker revenue

PlaytechPlaytech has released its financial result for the first 6 months of the year with an impressive performance that has been slightly overshadow by the poor performance of its poker network iPoker.

The online poker sector had been declining for the past few months and the company is looking at a real-money mobile platform and welcoming new skins wiling to join the network to boost revenue.

Early this week Everst Poker has announced is willing to join iPoker network. Everest Poker is shutting down its independent poker room and joining Read More

Everest Poker to join iPoker Network

Everest Poker, the independent poker room, is about to join iPoker Network, the second largest poker rooms in online poker.

Everest Poker consists of two poker rooms, one licensed in Malta e the other one operating in France, and was one of the very few independent online poker rooms remaining in the industry. Apparently they will scrap its own software platform to move onto the iPoker Network.

In the last year both poker rooms have performed poorly, losing about 40% of their poker cash game traffic, mainly because they had to separate their French players from their rest of the world players, which resulted in two sparsely populated rooms instead of one with decent traffic.

Even though site had held its position as the third-largest in France, the sister has performed Read More

Is Zynga ready for real poker money?

Everybody hZynga real moneyas surely had the opportunity to read about Zynga’s interest to enter the real money poker sector to become the next PokerStars and maybe challenge its monopolistic power within the online poker sector.
Early this week Zynga announced they won’t be competing for the purchase of network Ongame, decision that make people thought Zynga is not actually ready to take the huge step into real money.
In fact Zynga has failed so far to hire a single executive with experience in the real money gaming, figure capable of leading the way that would be mandatory for them to enter on to the Read More

COPA, Recommended Amendments to California Online Poker Bill

Ryacopan Hightower who is the spokesman for COPA, the California Online Poker Association, formed by 60 California Tribal Governments and Card Clubs, has released a statement regarding the SB 1463.

COPA has presented to Senator Rod Wright a set of amendments to the bill aiming to ensure California receive its fair share of revenues and jobs from online poker rather than allowing them to be shipped out of the State.

The spokesman said California cannot afford to give up more than a thousand jobs and 1.4 billion dollars in new revenues over the next ten years by further Read More

PokerStars European Poker Tour ninth season. Barcelona 13 – 25 August

EPT 9 seasonThe ninth edition of the PokerStars European Poker Tour (EPT) is stating off on August 13 until Saturday 25 and will take place at the beautiful Casino De Barcelona that is set in one of the finest spots in the city, the Port Olímpic in Barcelona, beneath the luxury of the Hotel Arts and the golden lights of the Fish, designed by architect Frank Owen Gehry.

Casino de Barcelona offers a wide variety of fine restaurants, ranging from top quality international food at Le Gourmand to the very latest in subtle Japanese cuisine, or from the Italian specialities of La Terrazza to the Read More