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 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 Apr 05, 2012 Posted in Online Poker News, Poker Room News | No Comments »
party poker software update

After the success of Full Tilt Poker’s innovative poker game Rush Poker it was a little surprising that more online poker rooms didn’t “Rush” to copy the new poker format that was taking the game by storm. One possible motivation for the other online poker sites sitting onRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Dec 31, 2011 Posted in UK Poker News, World Poker News | No Comments »

On January 25th, 2012 the European Poker community will descend on the Aviation Club in Paris, France to hand out 10 European Poker Awards (EPA’s) to the biggest stars on the European poker scene. This will mark the 11th consecutive year that the European Poker Awards have beenRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Nov 06, 2011 Posted in Online Poker News, Poker Industry News | No Comments »

After the old guard took their lumps on Black Friday, the road was basically paved in gold for the mega-casinos who have recently thrown their weight behind online poker legislation in the United States. Even before Black Friday we saw a number of Brick & Mortar casino giantsRead Full Article

Posted by Adam Grunwerg on May 05, 2011 Posted in Poker Industry News | No Comments »
european poker stocks

Share prices in UK gaming companies including 888 Holdings, Playtech and Bwin.Party have soared after the recent “Black Friday” illegal crackdown on US poker sites. Bwin.Party shares have shot up 30%, 888 Holdings (owned of 888 Poker) up 19% and Playtech 8%. The reasons for the share priceRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Aug 05, 2010 Posted in Online Poker News | No Comments »

The recent merger of PartyPoker and bWin (the OnGame Poker Network) has created the combination of the #3 and #5 online poker rooms/networks, but the combined traffic of the two sites is still well behind both PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker according to pokerscout.com’s numbers. PokerScout lists PartyRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Jul 29, 2010 Posted in Poker Site News | No Comments »

Overshadowed by online poker legislation passing a House Financial Services Committee vote yesterday was the news of a mega-merger in online gaming: Party Gaming and bWin –OnGame– announced they will be joining forces, forming the largest online gaming business in the world. Party Poker is the best knownRead Full Article

Posted by PokerFelts on Feb 09, 2010 Posted in Poker Industry News | No Comments »

Its been a long process that has been leaked into the gambling community via a number of sources but Bwin and PartyGaming have finally moved to confirm that they are holding talks regarding a possible merger deal that will see Bwin operate within the PartyGaming Network. The confirmationRead Full Article