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888poker Inks a Two-Year Deal with the Swedish Poker Federation

888poker partners with the Swedish Poker Federation to host the online portion of the Swedish Poker Championships for the next two years.

5th Anniversary Sunday Storm on PokerStars To Boast a $1 Million Guarantee

PokerStars celebrates the fifth anniversary of the Sunday Storm this Sunday with a boosted guaranteed prize pool to $1 million.

Doug "WCG|Rider" Polk Among Winners in First-Ever PokerStars Mountain Series

Doug "WCG|Rider" Polk, Joao Paolo "IneedMassari" Simao, Jason "JayBokes" Bokor, Matthias "blueskyyM" Tikerpe, Matt "mjw006" Wakeman, and "majagua69" among the big winners in the first-ever PokerStars Mountain Series.

Niklas "lena900" Åstedt Climbs To Top Spot in the PocketFives Worldwide Rankings

Sweden's Niklas "lena900" Åstedt ranked No. 1 in the PocketFives Worldwide Rankings for two straight weeks.

PokerStars Announces the Mountain Series Featuring $4 Million in Guarantees

PokerStars announces the Mountain Series, taking place April 7-10 with 10 action-packed tournaments and $4.15 million in guaranteed prize pools.

Canada's "a.urli" Wins $10 Million Guaranteed PokerStars Sunday Million for $970,000

Canada's "a.urli" etched his name into Internet poker history after shipping the Sunday Million 10th Anniversary, $10M Gtd for $970,000.

Big Year for Unibet: Record Revenues in 2015 Despite a Decline in Poker

Unibet Group plc recorded record revenue according to its 2015 Annual Report published to its investors earlier this week. Becomes General Partner of Russian Poker Tour

888poker forms strategic partnership with the Russian Poker Tour (RPT), which hosts tournaments in different cities across Eastern Europe.

Taxation May Lead the Way To Online Poker Legislation in Russia

Due to the ongoing financial crisis in Russia, many industry analysts believe that online poker could become legalized and regulated in the country.

Sunday Briefing: "LilFishAtL" Wins the Sunday Million for $141K

LilFishAtL was the biggest online tournament winner this weekend after taking down the PokerStars Sunday Million for $141,000.

Artem "veeea" Vezhenkov is Latest Top Dog in the PocketFives Worldwide Rankings

Russia's Artem "veeea" Vezhenkov is the number one ranked player in the world in the PocketFives Worldwide Rankings.

Spain's Andres "Educa-p0ker" Artinano Wins $833,747 in January

Spain's Andres "Educa-p0ker" Artinano dominated the high-stakes poker action in January 2016 on PokerStars, recording $833,747 in profit.

PokerStars Addresses Concerns About Whether a Bot Was Heads-Up in a TCOOP Event

PokerStars assures players that a bot was not playing heads-up in a TCOOP event after a long delay took place when deal discussions were supposed to take place.

Russia Is Considering the Legalization of Online Poker

Russia is considering to allow its 144 million residents to legally play online poker.

Sweden's Christian "eisenhower1" Jeppsson Wins the 2015 Yearly PocketFives Leaderboard

Sweden's Christian "eisenhower1" Jeppsson wins the 2015 Yearly PocketFives Leaderboard and has been the #1 ranked player in world for 15 straight weeks.

Swedes Dominating the PocketFives Worldwide Online Rankings

For the 12th straight week, Sweden's Christian "eisenhower1" Jeppsson is the number one ranked online poker player in the world according to the PocketFives Worldwide Online Poker Rankings.

Sergey Bagirov Leads the TonyBet OFC World Championship Main Event After Day 1

Sergey Bagirov leads the field of the remaining 12 players entering day 2 of the TonyBet OFC Championship Main Event.

BlogNews Weekly: Another Millionaire on PokerStars, Inflatable Tube Man & Note Taking

Learn about a new Spin & Go millionaire on PokerStars, the Inflatable Tube Man, and note taking in this week's edition of the BlogNews weekly.

From Monte Carlo to the PokerNews Cup: Meet Russia's Anna Yamshchikova

Russia's Anna Yamshchikova joined the day1 a of the 2015 PokerNews Cup Main Event and sat down with PokerNews to talk about her successes in ladies events all around the globe.