Partypoker Capitalizes on PokerStars Discontent with Alternative KO Event
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Partypoker Capitalizes on PokerStars Discontent with Alternative KO Event

February 18th, 2019 | by Greg Shaun
Partypoker has seized an opportunity to win over the high stakes community with a last-minute counter to PokerStars’ $5,200 Turbo Series event. With discontent spreading across the industry following changes to PokerStars’...
New Gaming Show Could Give WPT Unexpected Boost
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New Gaming Show Could Give WPT Unexpected Boost

February 11th, 2019 | by Greg Shaun
A new eSports show featuring KittyPlays could help the World Poker Tour (WPT) tap into a new community of gaming fans. Announced on February 10, PlayTime™ with KittyPlays will be streamed in front of a live audience at the...
PokerStars Keeps Pace with Modern Players by Reducing Decision-Making Times
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PokerStars Keeps Pace with Modern Players by Reducing Decision-Making Times

February 4th, 2019 | by Greg Shaun
PokerStars is bidding to speed up online poker by cutting thinking times across its range of real money cash games, including Zoom.   After analyzing the average hand time during 2018, PokerStars concluded that reducing its...
Ali Fazeli One of Two Poker Pros Hit with Drugs and Fraud Charges
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Ali Fazeli One of Two Poker Pros Hit with Drugs and Fraud Charges

January 28th, 2019 | by Greg Shaun
Two poker players have been busted for fraud and drugs, proving that those with skills at felt aren’t always able to bluff the law. Feeling the wrath of the US legal system in recent days is former high stakes cash game...
European Online Poker Thriving Thanks to Liquidity Sharing
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European Online Poker Thriving Thanks to Liquidity Sharing

January 23rd, 2019 | by Greg Shaun
European liquidity sharing has proved successful, safe and popular with online poker players in France, Spain and Portugal according to a joint regulatory statement. Written in unison by all three regulators, the January 21 press...
6+ Hold’em Brings More Action to PokerStars
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6+ Hold’em Brings More Action to PokerStars

January 16th, 2019 | by Greg Shaun
PokerStars has officially announced the launch of 6+ Hold’em following sneak previews and beta testing in the final months of 2018. Going live on January 15, the new variant will give players the chance to broaden their...
Another Record Falls as PokerStars Players Championship Hots Up
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Another Record Falls as PokerStars Players Championship Hots Up

January 7th, 2019 | by Greg Shaun
PokerStars Players No Limit Hold’em Championship (PSPC) has become a record-breaker with time left to spare after more than 1,000 players sat down for Day 1 of the $25,000 event. Even though the registration desks remained...
PokerStars Strikes First as UFC Star Joins Players NL Hold’em Championship
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PokerStars Strikes First as UFC Star Joins Players NL Hold’em Championship

January 2nd, 2019 | by Greg Shaun
PokerStars is taking full advantage of its celebrity ties ahead of the Player’s NL Hold’em Championship in a bid to start 2019 on a high. Following news that PokerStars was to become a global partner of the UFC and sponsor...
Newest Poker Trends in 2018: Short-Deck and Virtual Reality Take Hold
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Newest Poker Trends in 2018: Short-Deck and Virtual Reality Take Hold

December 27th, 2018 | by Greg Shaun
Poker operators and broadcasters alike thought outside of the box in 2018, embracing the latest tech trends to entice new players. As poker’s demographics change and industry insiders move to attract more casual fans,...
PokerStars Winter Series Heats Up Holiday Season with $40 Million Prizepool
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PokerStars Winter Series Heats Up Holiday Season with $40 Million Prizepool

December 14th, 2018 | by Greg Shaun
Hot on the heels of Partypoker hosting the richest online MTT in history, PokerStars is looking to up the ante with a new $40 million tournament series. Announced on December 12, the Winter Series will feature 60 events over a...