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First Franco-Spanish SCOOP from PokerStars Draws Big Numbers
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First Franco-Spanish SCOOP from PokerStars Draws Big Numbers

April 20th, 2018 | by Kaycee James
The first French and Spanish Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) has proved to be a hit after the 100+ tournaments attracted buy-ins worth more than $12 million. Running between March 25 and April 9, the online festival...
Jaime Staples Accepts Weight Loss Bet 2.0 for $150,000
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Jaime Staples Accepts Weight Loss Bet 2.0 for $150,000

April 18th, 2018 | by Jason Reynolds
Poker pro Jaime Staples has agreed another big money weight loss bet less than a month after dropping 115.7 pounds and picking up $150,000. Announcing the news via Twitter, Staples confirmed that he would once again be working in...
Caesars to Launch First Cross-Border US Poker Sites
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Caesars to Launch First Cross-Border US Poker Sites

April 16th, 2018 | by Jason Reynolds
Caesars Interactive Entertainment is planning to launch its new cross-border poker platforms in the US on May 1. Reported by New Jersey gaming correspondent Wayne Parry on April 16, the news is the first confirmed action since...
Erik Seidel and Others Sue Alleged Super Bowl Ticket Scammer Ali Fazeli
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Erik Seidel and Others Sue Alleged Super Bowl Ticket Scammer Ali Fazeli

April 13th, 2018 | by Jason Reynolds
Poker pros Erik Seidel and John Juanda are suing a fellow player for more than $1 million after falling victims to an alleged Super Bowl ticket scam. Following the indictment of high stakes gambler Seyad Reza Ali Fazeli (aka Ali...
Partypoker Creates New Currency for Tournament Lovers   
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Partypoker Creates New Currency for Tournament Lovers  

April 11th, 2018 | by Kaycee James
Partypoker has announced the launch of a new tournament currency designed to give players more flexibility when it comes to spending their satellite prizes. At a time when alternative cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin are all the...
Ruling Against Big Fish Games Forces PokerStars Out of Washington State
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Ruling Against Big Fish Games Forces PokerStars Out of Washington State

April 9th, 2018 | by Jason Reynolds
A court ruling against Big Fish Games has forced PokerStars to close its free play platform in Washington State. Following the recent ruling that social casino games violate local gambling laws, the worlds largest poker operator...
PokerStars Celebrates SCOOP Anniversary with Bumper Prizepool
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PokerStars Celebrates SCOOP Anniversary with Bumper Prizepool

April 6th, 2018 | by Jason Reynolds
SCOOP 2018 is going to give away at least $65 million in prize money as well as five Platinum Passes worth $30,000 each. Since launching in 2009, the annual Spring Championship of Online Poker has continued to grow in size, but...
Jennifer Tilly Leads Women in Poker Hall of Fame Nominees
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Jennifer Tilly Leads Women in Poker Hall of Fame Nominees

April 4th, 2018 | by Kaycee James
Jennifer Tilly and 888Poker Ambassador Kara Scott are among the 11 famous and not so famous faces in the running for a place in the 2018 Women in Poker Hall of Fame. Announced at the start of April, the latest crop of candidates...
Poker Players Alliance Could Fold After Fundraiser Flop
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Poker Players Alliance Could Fold After Fundraiser Flop

April 2nd, 2018 | by Jason Reynolds
US online poker players could be about to lose one of their biggest advocates after the Poker Players Alliance (PPA) failed in its bid to raise $25,000 in public donations. When the PPA announced that it was experiencing...
PokerStars Divides Opinions with Split Hold’em Launch
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PokerStars Divides Opinions with Split Hold’em Launch

March 30th, 2018 | by Jason Reynolds
The PokerStars innovation team has been working overtime recently to put the finishing touches on its latest online poker creation Split Hold’em but not all players seem to be in love with the end result. Announced on March 28,...