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Tag: Online Poker

The End of "The Professionals": Gus Hansen and Viktor Blom No Longer Part of Full Tilt

We can confirm that Full Tilt’s sponsorship of Viktor Blom and Gus Hansen has expired," a spokesperson from Full Tilt told PokerNews. "We would like to wish Viktor and Gus all the best in their future endeavors."

Norway Legalizes Live Poker Tournaments, Opens to Home Games

Live poker events with no more than ten participants and a buy-in of NOK 1,000 ($153) or less will be permitted without the need of any specific authorization from the Lotteritilsynet or any other local institution.

2011 WSOP Champ Darren Woods On Trial for Collusion and Fraud

According to the accusations, Woods would have worked together with his father Morteza Gharoon to create a network of fake accounts and get an unfair advantage at the poker table through collusion.

The Online Railbird Report: Blom Continues to Drive Action; Kostritsyn Big Winner

Viktor "Isildur1" Blom drives the online high-stakes action while Alex “joiso” Kostritsyn finished as the week's biggest winner with $226,725 in profit.

UK & Ireland PokerNews Round Up: Live Tournaments Galore

The UK & Ireland PokerNews Round-up takes a look at the biggest and most popular stories from the past seven days.

Sweden Plans to Accelerate New Gaming Laws

The Swedish government announced plans to accelerate the implementation of a new gaming licensing system.

Ireland to Raise €25 Million a Year With a New Online Gambling Tax

The implementation of Ireland's Betting (Amendment) Bill will lead to a new 1 percent tax on all cash game pots similar to the one currently in use in France.

Amaya CEO Baazov "Very Pleased" with Performance of PokerStars and Full Tilt in 2014

Amaya Gaming CEO David Baazov says he's "very pleased with the performance of PokerStars and Full Tilt in 2014." Read the full report from the first half of the year.

Belgium Announces Plans to Open Two New Casinos

Belgium has announced plans to allow two new land-based casinos, increasing the number in the country from nine to 11.

Spain Plans to Save Online Gambling Industry With New Casino Licenses

Spain plans to save its online gambling industry with new casino licenses.

PKR Poker Officially Releases the New 3.0 PKR Client

PKR 3.0 was released this week with a new avatar shop and numerous updates aimed at making the life players a little easier.

Proposed Czech Gambling Bill Could Increase Restrictions on Players and Operators

Czech authorities have recently announced details of a new gaming bill seeking to offer gambling licenses to foreign companies, increase tax revenue, and tighten regulations.

London's Royal Courts of Justice Rule Against the GBGA's Legal Challenge

London’s Royal Courts of Justice has ruled against the Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Association (GBGA) legal challenge to the United Kingdom's newly passed Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Act.

PokerStars Targets Japanese Market, Launches Japan Autumn Festival

PokerStars launches the Japan Autumn Festival.

The Online Railbird Report: Blom Drives Action While Kostritsyn Wins On PokerStars

It was a fairly slow week on the virtual felt, but Viktor "Isildur1" Blom and Alexander “joiso” Kostritsyn gave us enough to keep things interesting.

European Poker Tour and UKIPT Combine Forces in London

The United Kingdom and Ireland Poker Tour (UKIPT) and the European Poker Tour (EPT) have combined forces in London, UK.

French Regulator Proposes Meeting With Poker Players to Discuss Industry's Future

French regulator ARJEL proposes a meeting with poker players to discuss the future of online poker in France.

PKR Poker Announces PKR 3.0: "The Beginning of an Exciting New Chapter"

PKR Poker will be releasing a new version of its award-winning 3D software by the end of the month.

Singapore Parliament Votes to Prohibit Online Gambling

Singapore's Parliament passed the Remote Gambling Bill on its second reading, potentially resulting in a complete prohibition of real-money online poker.

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