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Tag: Russia

Russia Plans to Introduce New Financial Restrictions on Gaming Operators

The Russian government plans to institute a new law mandating that all licensed gaming operators use a single financial transaction portal, and banks block transactions from unlicensed gaming operators.

Viktor "Isildur1" Blom Loses Over $600,000 in a Few Days

Viktor "Isildur1" Blom had a tough time on the felts in the past few days, losing $614,578 in 6,804 hands.

Russian Player "sss66666" Wins the First PokerStars $1 Million Spin & Go

Russian player "sss66666" won the first-ever $1 million Spin & Go on PokerStars.

Ladbrokes Exits Finland, Portugal, Romania and Russia

It is believed that Ladbrokes has exited four countries due to licensing concerns and that it will soon be back in Romania and Portugal.

Phil Ivey Already Down $290,925 On the Year

Phil Ivey is the early leader as 2015's biggest loser in the online poker realm.

Viktor "Isildur1" Blom Heads Back to Full Tilt and Wins $204,000

Viktor "Isildur1" Blom wins $204,000 on Full Tilt during a marathon comeback session.

PokerStars EPT Prague Main Event Day 1a: Dmitry Ponomarev Leads as 201 Advance

Dmitry Ponomarev leads the surviving 201 players after Day 1a of the 2014 PokerStars European Poker Tour Prague Main Event.

Mikal Blomlie Wins Open-Face Chinese Poker World Championship

Mikal Blomlie wins TonyBet Open-Face Chinese Poker World Championship in Prague.

New Russian Casinos Try to Capitalize on Georgia's Gambling Revenues

Casino operators plan to build new casinos in Georgia and Russia.

Will the TonyBet OFC World Championship Be the Biggest OFC Tournament in History?

Learn about the history of open-face Chinese poker and more about the first-ever TonyBet Poker-sponsored OFC World Championship in December.

Movie To Be Written Based On Molly Bloom's Celebrity High-Stakes Games

Molly Bloom's legendary high-stakes games will soon land on the big screen.

Three Protests at PokerStars Met With Mixed Results

Poker players in three different online poker communities recently protested the rake increases at PokerStars with mixed results.

Brett Angell Wins UKIPT London Main Event for $185,058

Brett Angell wins the UKIPT4 Grand Final and £115,083 ($185,058), and Anatoly Filatov is the EPT Main Event Day 1a chip leader.

Record-Breaking Estrellas Poker Tour Heats Up in Barcelona

The 2014 Estrellas Poker Tour Main Event has already broken records and there's still an entire third starting day left to play out.

2014 Cyprus Live Events International Main Event Day 1b: Guarantee Shattered

Day 1b of the 2014 Live Events International Main Event from North Cyprus was a smash hit as the $200,000 guarantee has been nearly doubled.

2014 Cyprus Live Events International Main Event Day 1a: Russia Comes Out In Force

On Day 1a of the 2014 Live Events International Main Event from North Cyprus, 172 entries were generated with the bulk of them being Russian players. Eighty-one played advanced.

Alex "Alexomoon" Luneau Wins $450,000 in Two Days; Viktor Blom Down $750,000 in August

The week started with some very solid action at the nosebleed tables on Full Tilt, with France's Alex "Alexonmoon" Luneau winning $458,365.

Crimea Gambling Congress To Offer Insight On Russia's Upcoming Gambling Industry

The event, which will gather together operators and international investors, will be held in Yalta on August 22, and aims to highlight the benefits that the opening to the gambling industry can bring to the region

BlogNews Weekly: Is Poker Easier Than Life?

Each week, PokerNews brings you insight into the happenings at major poker sites including Full Tilt Poker, PokerStars, and 888poker.

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