The Stars Group announced the launch of PokerStars Power Up, an innovative new variant of online poker that combines the competitiveness and strategy of traditional poker with the thrills and excitement of modern video games.
Poker player Sameer Bhalla won the Party Poker $50,000 Guaranteed tournament, which was held on Feb 23, Sunday. He beat a field of 300 players to win a prize of $5,760.
Chan Pelton, who has been banned from taking part in the World Series of Poker (WSOP) tournaments, has announced his decision to sue the WSOP.
Belgian gambling regulators have seized €600,000 from Betclic Everest, a skin on the iPoker Network, which was operating in Belgium without a license. If proved to have been operating illegally in the country, the online poker room will have to pay heavy fines to the Belgian government.
Several celebrities make some time to play poker games in spite of their hectic schedules, and some of them are really talented at the game. Here is a list of some of the most talented celebrity poker players.
The Florida State Senate Gaming Committee held a meeting on Feb 10 to discuss a draft gambling reform bill that could be introduced at the legislative session of this year.
Commercial Intelligence (CI), a research company, has conducted a survey of 505 online poker players, which has revealed that New Jersey players prefer playing at licensed online poker rooms. CI presented its findings at the ICE Totally Gaming Exhibition, which was recently held in London.
Speaking at an interview, professional poker player Joe Hachem has said that “poker is dying” and has blamed the younger generation of poker players for it.
The roster of the Ivey League now has three more professional poker players. While two of them are widely acclaimed for the mathematical strategies they teach, the other had appeared on a TV show.
The Global Poker Index (GPI) selects the top 300 poker tournament players on the basis of their achievements over the past three years. It also uses the USA Today GPI Point System to rank the top poker achievers of the year. Both these lists are available at the official website of the GPI.