Bovada Brings Back Online Poker

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Bovada emailed players today to notify them that the site once again offers online poker. These tables are the same as they were before. The network is PaiWangLuo. This was…

888 Introduces Flopomania Game

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888 has a new game for its online poker room. It is Flopomania. This game is played similar to Texas Hold’em. Players are dealt two cards. There are five community…

PokerStars Will Leave Australian Market in September

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PokerStars announced this week that the company will leave the Australian market. This includes its online poker and casino game segments. PokerStars made the statement in emails to players located…

Tough Week for 888

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The international poker site operated by 888 was in the news twice this week. The first story involved 888 erroneously adding a new game called “Flopomania” to the lobby of…

PokerGo Restricts Many Countries From WSOP Final Table

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Poker enthusiasts that became members of PokerGo to watch the World Series of Poker $10,000 Main Event received an unwanted surprise when the final table started. PokerGo blacked out the…

PokerStars Covers PKR Player Funds

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The PokerStars corporate blog announced today that the company will make all PKR balances good. PKR failed in May when the site suddenly went offline without any notice to players….

Absolute Poker Claims Deadline Extended

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Players that were victimized by the Absolute Poker and UltimateBet scams have another 90 days to file a claim. The Garden City Group quietly extended the deadline to file a…

World Series of Poker Eliminates ‘November Nine’

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The World Series of Poker announced today that it would end the “November Nine.”  This was the practice of the final table of the $10,000 Main Event returning in November…

Microgaming Skin PKR Folds

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PKR shuttered suddenly this week after more than 10 years of spreading online poker and casino games.  The site notified Microgaming on Wednesday that it was going to seek administrative…

Monte Carlo Poker Room Closes

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The poker room at Monte Carlo closed this week.  The poker room dealt its last hand on Monday.  The plan to close the poker room at Monte Carlo was announced…

Australian Online Poker Ban Close to Becoming Reality

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An online poker ban took another step towards becoming law in Australia this week.  The Australia Senate voted to make all online poker illegal through an amendment to the Interactive…

Phil Ivey Wins Right to Appeal UK Punto Banco Case

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The UK Supreme Court granted professional poker player Phil Ivey’s attempt to appeal a decision made by the Court of Appeals.  The case relates to £7.8 million Ivey won while…

Monte Carlo Poker Room Closing

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The poker room at Monte Carlo in Las Vegas notified players this week that it will close on April 24, 2017.  This move is related to the conversion of Monte…