Poker

888poker Joins eSports World with FlowEsports Partnership
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888poker Joins eSports World with FlowEsports Partnership

December 9th, 2016 | by Kaycee James
Poker and eSports moved another step closer to each other recently thanks to 888poker. With insiders from both industries noting the similarities between the two disciplines for at least a year now, it comes as little surprise...
Help the Poker Players Alliance Fight Back Against RAWA Loving AGs
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Help the Poker Players Alliance Fight Back Against RAWA Loving AGs

December 7th, 2016 | by Kaycee James
Don’t let ten Attorneys General make RAWA a reality, that’s the advice of the Poker Players Alliance (PPA) and its latest pre-filled letter. The push to have the Wire Act used as a device to block online poker at a...
Ten Attorneys General Ask Trump to Support Anti-Online Poker Push
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Ten Attorneys General Ask Trump to Support Anti-Online Poker Push

December 5th, 2016 | by Kaycee James
The anti-online poker movement has reared its ugly had once again, this time thanks to a group of ten Attorneys General. Although President-Elect Donald Trump and Vice President-Elect Mike Pence are yet to officially take office,...
China’s Alibaba Group Behind Major New Poker Tour
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China’s Alibaba Group Behind Major New Poker Tour

December 2nd, 2016 | by Kaycee James
China’s Alibaba Sports Group has announced the formation of a new poker tour with more than $7 million in prize money up for grabs. The sports group, which is part of China’s largest e-commerce business Alibaba, will...
Brian Hastings Leaves High Stakes Behind for Tea Business
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Brian Hastings Leaves High Stakes Behind for Tea Business

November 30th, 2016 | by Kaycee James
High stakes online pro Brian Hastings is hanging up his mouse and entering the world of paid employment according to a recent blog post. Hastings, who is better known to many as Stinger88, is one of the biggest winners in the...
David Baazov Adjusts His Bet for Amaya After Backers Back Out
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David Baazov Adjusts His Bet for Amaya After Backers Back Out

November 28th, 2016 | by Kaycee James
David Baazov has been forced to amend his bid for Amaya after it emerged that a proposed backer hasn’t actually put their chips on the table. Following reports that KBC Aldini Capital, a Dubai-based investment firm,...
Holiday Poker Events Becoming the New Normal as Traditions Change
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Holiday Poker Events Becoming the New Normal as Traditions Change

November 25th, 2016 | by Jason Reynolds
Not to sound clichéd, but the world is ever-changing. Spending 24 hours a day with family during major holidays was a given once upon a time. But today, with fewer traditional families than 20 years ago, many partake in...
Amaya Takes a Hit After Baazov Backer Cries Foul
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Amaya Takes a Hit After Baazov Backer Cries Foul

November 23rd, 2016 | by Brian Corlisse
Former Amaya chief executive David Baazov could be in hot water again after news emerged that a major investment bank isn’t involved in his takeover talks. Earlier in November, Baazov submitted an official proposal to...
New Rules Could Crush Australian Online Poker Economy
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New Rules Could Crush Australian Online Poker Economy

November 21st, 2016 | by Kaycee James
The Australian online poker industry might be about to change for the worse if an amendment to the country’s Interactive Gambling Act 2001 comes into effect. Despite being something of a grey area for online poker since the...
Mike Sexton Makes History with First WPT Win
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Mike Sexton Makes History with First WPT Win

November 18th, 2016 | by Brian Corlisse
WPT announcer Mike Sexton has finally stepped out from behind his commentary booth to win his first tour title. Despite being involved with the WPT since its inception in 2002, Sexton hasn’t managed to convert his...