Posted by Steve Ruddock on Dec 01, 2012 Posted in Poker Industry News, Poker Room News | No Comments »

When the Poker Maximus III tournament series got underway Thursday there were several notable absences of Merge Gaming Network skins, Black Chip Poker, Hero Poker, and RPM Poker. The three rooms had decided to withdraw from the network-wide tournament series at the last minute, a move that cameRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Oct 02, 2012 Posted in Online Poker News, Poker Industry News | No Comments »

On Monday we saw the official announcement of the deal between bwin.party LTD and Amaya Gaming INC. that will see the latter take control of the OnGame Poker Network. The deal was first rumored to be in the works few weeks ago, after a deal between bwin.party andRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Sep 29, 2012 Posted in Online Poker News, Poker Industry News | No Comments »
PokerStars versus Full Tilt

The pieces are starting to fall into place for the relaunch of Full Tilt Poker, as PokerStars has been busy getting all of their ducks in a row for an impending November 6th relaunch date. Last week PokerStars announced they are shooting for a relaunch during the firstRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Sep 15, 2012 Posted in Poker Gossip, Poker Industry News | No Comments »

According to PokerFuse.com (one of the most reputable sources in the online poker industry) Amaya Gaming is working on a deal to purchase the OnGame Poker Network from bwin.party. The deal could be announced as soon as next month according to PokerFuse’s source (who elected to stay anonymous)Read Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Sep 10, 2012 Posted in Poker Industry News, Poker Player News | No Comments »

On August 31st two very deserving women were inducted into the Women in Poker Hall of Fame (WIPHOF) as Kathy Raymond and JJ Liu joined a number of their peers as members of the WIPHOF. Liu is best known as a tournament player, who has been one ofRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Sep 06, 2012 Posted in Poker Industry News, Tournament News | No Comments »

With a €1,000,000 first-place prize and some of the biggest names in poker in attendance it was supposed to be a magical week in Cannes, France with the Partouche Poker Tour making headlines around the poker world. The tournament is definitely making headlines, but for all the wrongRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Aug 27, 2012 Posted in Online Poker News, Poker Industry News | No Comments »

On September 1, 2012 the iPoker Network will begin a new chapter when they put in place a bold new policy that will segregate their poker rooms into two separate tiers. The upper tier, which will consist of about five or so iPoker sites, will have full accessRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Aug 20, 2012 Posted in Poker Gossip, Poker Industry News | No Comments »

There is quite a bit of news on the Absolute Poker and Ultimate Bet Poker front, and I’m not even referring to the liquidation of the sites in order to repay their players a small percentage of what they are owed by the sites after Black Friday. No,Read Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Aug 11, 2012 Posted in Legal Poker News, Poker Industry News | No Comments »

In the wake of the announcement of the Full Tilt Poker/PokerStars/DOJ deal being finalized, and with numerous details about the repayment of player funds and the future of Full Tilt poker and PokerStars, yet another twist has been added to the year-and-a-half-long saga that has been Black Friday.Read Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Aug 08, 2012 Posted in Online Poker News, Poker Industry News | No Comments »

One of the few assets held by the failed Federated Sports + Gaming that people assigned any value to was the Global Poker Index, a patent-pending formula for ranking the best tournament poker players in the world. The Global poker Index (GPI), along with the Heartland Poker TourRead Full Article