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Tag: Russia

Unibet To "Temporarily Close Registrations From Russia"

Yet another operator chooses to end its operations in the country. What's next for Russia's online poker market?

Betclic-Everest Group To End Operations in Russia

The group announced its decision to pull out from Russia a week after it ended its operations in Belgium where it risks a fine of over 1 million Dollars

Meet Chess Master Nikolai Vlassov, World's First 25-Game Poker Champion

Poker's first ever 25-Game champion Nikolai "Bazar-wokzal" Vlassov talks to PokerNews after winning FTOPS XXV Event #6.

Five Thoughts: California and New York Discuss Bad Actors, Hansen's Break, and More

Five Thoughts looks at proposed poker-only legislation in California and New York, Gus Hansen's break, and more.

Russia to Launch a New Gambling Zone in Crimea

Crimea could soon become one of Russia’s key spots for tourism and gambling, as the Kremlin evaluates the possibility of establishing one of Russia's 'gambling zone' in the recently annexed territory, formerly part of the republic of Ukraine.

Is Russia Declaring War Against Online Poker?

Russian authorities blocked access to, partypoker and many other sites in what could be the first step of a real crackdown on online gambling.

From Russia with Love: Yakovenko Overcomes Brain Trauma and Aspires to Conquer Poker

Nikolai Yakovenko, creator of the ABC Open-Face Chinese Poker app, immigrated to the US and suffered a traumatic brain injury on his way to conquering the poker world.

Riots in Kiev, Ukraine Force Poker Players To Remain Indoors at Russian Poker Tour

Players at the Russian Poker Tour Main Event trapped inside Khreschatyk Club due to pro-European Union riots outside in Ukraine's capital city of Kiev.

Inside Gaming: Russia Casino Construction, Vietnam Examining New Laws, and More

This week’s Inside Gaming takes a look at a potential Russian casino venture, raising the stakes in Vietnam, and a delay in casino legislation in Florida. Russian Casino Plans to Start Construction in 2015 The 2014 Winter Olympics are...

Poker Player Edwin Ting Sentenced to Five Months in Prison; Ordered to Forfeit $2M

Edwin Ting was sentenced to five months in prison and ordered to forfeit $2 million in connection with an illegal Russian gambling ring in New York.

Rapoport Receives Six Months in Prison for Hiring MMA Fighters to Collect Poker Debts

Kirill Rapoport, man who used mixed martial arts fighters to collect poker debts in New York City, was sentenced to six months in jail on Thursday.

Report: MMA Fighters Used as Poker Debt Collectors in NYC Gambling Ring

According to prosecutors, two men involved in a $100 million gambling ring used MMA fighters to help collect poker debts.

One Lucky Winner to Face Gus Hansen for $100k at the Full Tilt Poker Pro Battle

Twelve Full Tilt Poker players are heading to Kiev to take on some CIS and Baltic poker stars to earn the shot at a $100k heads-up match with Gus Hansen.

Five Thoughts: EPT Barcelona, Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Wraps Up, and More

This week's Five Thoughts looks at the massive field at EPT Barcelona, the conclusion of the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open, and more.

Justin Smith and Edwin Ting to Plead Guilty in Illegal NYC Gambling Case

Justin "Boosted J" Smith and Edwin Ting will reportedly plead guilty on September 4 for their involvement in an illegal gambling ring.

Global Poker Index: Kurganov Enters Top 10 of GPI 300; POY Race Remains Unchanged

Igor Kurganov enters the top 10 of the Global Poker Index, while the Player of the Year race remains unchanged.

Online Chat: Alexander “PostFlopAction” Kostritsyn

In our latest edition of Online Chat, high-stakes regular Alexander “PostFlopAction” Kostritsyn discussed family, the WSOP and limit mixed games.

GPI Player of the Year: Small Shake Up in the Top 10; Mercier Jumps to No. 15

Jason Mercier moved up 54 spots in the Global Poker Index Player of the Year Race, and now sits at No. 15.

Season 9 EPT Grand Final Super High Roller Day 2: Mercier Leads the Final Table

Team PokerStars Pro Jason Mercier leads the final seven players in the PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino European Poker Tour Grand Final €100,000 Super High Roller.

Five Thoughts: O'Dwyer Rules, Silverman Tries the Gauntlet and Ivey Suing Crockfords

Steve O'Dwyer leads this week's Five Thoughts after outlasting one of the toughest final tables ever.