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David Baazov Avoids Insider Trading Charges After Judge Tosses Case
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David Baazov Avoids Insider Trading Charges After Judge Tosses Case

June 8th, 2018 | by Jason Reynolds
Former Amaya CEO David Baazov will avoid charges of insider trading linked to the $4.9 billion sale of PokerStars thanks to a major error by the Autorite des marches financiers (AMF). Following a May 21 call for a stay of...
Online Poker in Spain Buoyed by Shared Liquidity Innovations
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Online Poker in Spain Buoyed by Shared Liquidity Innovations

June 1st, 2018 | by Jason Reynolds
Online poker in Spain enjoyed a major upswing during the first three months of 2018 thanks to the first stages of its long-awaited liquidity sharing pact with France, Italy and Portugal. Outlining the industry’s first quarter...
WSOP Will Go Live to Millions on Twitch with New Summer Schedule
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WSOP Will Go Live to Millions on Twitch with New Summer Schedule

May 28th, 2018 | by Kaycee James
The World Series of Poker (WSOP) will be streamed for free to the masses this summer thanks to a collaboration between Poker Central and Twitch. Following the May 22 announcement that Poker Central’s PokerGo will be streaming...
PokerStars Portugal Joins Forces with Its Peers in France and Spain
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PokerStars Portugal Joins Forces with Its Peers in France and Spain

May 25th, 2018 | by Kaycee James
PokerStars Portugal has joined Europe’s new shared liquidity platform, meaning its players can now compete with those in France and Spain. The announcement was made on May 23 and is the first of its kind to happen since...
Ourgame Stops Rumor Mill Spinning by Confirming China Arrests
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Ourgame Stops Rumor Mill Spinning by Confirming China Arrests

May 14th, 2018 | by Jason Reynolds
Ourgame has told the Hong Kong Stock Exchange that six employees were arrested in April around the same time China’s poker app ban was announced. Inside Asian Gaming first reported the news on May 14 following weeks of...
WSOP Changes the Game with UMG Esports Collaboration
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WSOP Changes the Game with UMG Esports Collaboration

May 11th, 2018 | by Kaycee James
The World Series of Poker (WSOP) has unveiled one of its most unique innovations of the last few years by announcing a partnership with esports brand, UMG Media Corp. Moving with the times has been something WSOP bosses have...
Chinese Poker Ban Doesn’t Worry PokerStars
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Chinese Poker Ban Doesn’t Worry PokerStars

May 2nd, 2018 | by Kaycee James
The recent Chinese poker ban might not hit some operators as hard as others according to comments from two industry insiders. A week after news broke that China would be implementing a ban on all poker app from June 1, 2018,...
Sharing is Caring as WSOP.com Marks Tristate Poker with $15 Million Party
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Sharing is Caring as WSOP.com Marks Tristate Poker with $15 Million Party

April 25th, 2018 | by Jason Reynolds
WSOP.com is set to celebrating the merging of players from three US states with an enhanced tournament schedule boasting $15 million in added value. Dubbed the “$15 Million Summer”, the latest selection of promotions and...
The Stars Group Seals $4.7 Billion Deal for Sky Betting and Gaming
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The Stars Group Seals $4.7 Billion Deal for Sky Betting and Gaming

April 23rd, 2018 | by Kaycee James
Sky Poker is set to become a stablemate of PokerStars after The Stars Group agreed a $4.7 billion deal with CVC Capital Partners. Following an April 21 article from Reuters, mainstream media outlets in the UK have with run with...
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...