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…

Poker Legend Mike Sexton Wins His First WPT Title

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Poker Hall of Famer, Mike Sexton, who is voice for the World Poker Tour (WPT) and often referred to as “the ambassador of poker” has finally claimed a WPT title…

MacroPoker Online Poker Awards Airs December 17

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Since its inception in 1979, the Poker Hall of Fame has recognized the achievements of live poker players, but there hasn’t been anything for online poker players, well up until…

Chad Brown Memorial Poker Tournament Raises $19,400

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The third annual Chad Brown Memorial Poker Tournament was held at PokerStars Festival in New Jersey, raising nearly $20K for the T.J. Martell Foundation. Team PokerStars Pro member Daniel Negreanu…

Qui Nguyen Wins WSOP Main Event for $8 Million Payday

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In the early hours on Wednesday, Qui Nguyen outlasted Gordon Vayo in an epic 8-hour heads-up battle, the longest in the tournament’s long and illustrious history, earning $8 million and…