Tag: Russia

Five Thoughts: RAWA Hearing, Global Poker Masters, Urbanovich, and More

The RAWA hearing, the first inaugural Global Poker Masters, Urbanovich's dominance in Malta, and more.

Michael Mizrachi's Blast Longer Has a Brand New Feature

Find out more about Blast Longer's new feature. Blast Longer is a platform backed by Michael Mizrachi as part of his new poker venture.

Team Italy Wins First-Ever Global Poker Masters World Cup

Team Italy wins first-ever Global Poker Masters World Cup.

2015 Global Poker Masters Day 1: Team USA Wins Playoff Round; Team UK Eliminated

Team USA wins playoff round of inaugural Global Poker Masters, as seven teams advance and Team UK is eliminated.

2015 Global Poker Masters Team Profiles: Ukraine and U.S.

PokerNews Editor-in-Chief Donnie Peters takes a look at Team Ukraine and Team U.S. for the upcoming Global Poker Masters event.

Europe in Pills: Greece Unveils Ambitious Plan for Gambling and Winamax Leaves Italy

While Greece's Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis explained how a new gambling legislation is critical for the country's economic recovery, France's Winamax decided to pull out from the declining Italian market.

2015 Global Poker Masters Team Profiles: Russia and U.K.

PokerNews Editor-in-Chief Donnie Peters takes a look at Team Russia and Team U.K. for the upcoming Global Poker Masters event.

PokerStars is Sending Seven Players to Moscow to Dine with Ronaldo

PokerStars is sending seven players to Moscow to wine and dine with Ronaldo and Ivan Demidov.

2015 Global Poker Masters Team Profiles: Canada and Germany

PokerNews Editor-in-Chief Donnie Peters takes a look at Team Canada and Team Germany for the upcoming Global Poker Masters event.

Liliya "Liay5" Novikova Joins Team PokerStars Pro Online, Says "A Dream Has Come True"

Meet professional videogamer and six-max hyper-turbo sit-and-go regular Liliya "Liay5" Novikova, the latest addition to Team PokerStars Pro Online.

Russia's Attack Against America's "Invisible Internet" Could Switch Online Poker Off

The end of online gaming, including online poker, could be coming in Russia.

Adrian Mateos Wins Two EPT Side Events in One Day

Adrian Mateos Diaz wins two European Poker Tour side events in a single day!

Team PokerStars Pro Eugene Katchalov: "Propaganda Is What Makes People Angry"

Team PokerStars Pro Eugene Katchalov discusses the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, the similarities between business and poker, and the pleasure to play at super high roller events.

French Players Dominate the Field at the EPT Deauville Main Event

French players flock to Deauville for the Main Event of the European Poker Tour.

Russia to Shut Down Three Casinos to Help Develop Gambling in Sochi

The Russian government plans to close down three casinos in the Azov-City gambling zone in the Krasnodar Krai region by April 1, 2015.

Russia's "Nikki_Hefner" Wins PokerStars TCOOP Main Event for $396,516

Russia's "Nikki_Hefner" won the TCOOP Main Event on PokerStars for $396,516.

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.