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Tag: Russia

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.

Russia Legalizes Gambling in Sochi and Crimea

A decision made by authorities in Russia will see the creation of two new special gambling zones -- one in Sochi and one in the former Ukrainian province of Crimea.

Russia Considers Plans for Online Poker Regulation

Three government ministries in Russia will evaluate the possibility of legalizing online poker in the country.

Russian Student Turns $10 into $15,000 on Full Tilt Poker Jackpot Sit-and-Go Table

A Russian student was the first player to claim $15,000 in Full Tilt Poker's Jackpot Sit-and-Go tournaments.

WSOP Champion Alex Bilokur: "I Am Not Mentally Ready for the Big One"

Russian poker player Alex Bilokur talks to PokerNews about his recent bracelet win and whether he plans to play the Big One for One Drop.

Five Thoughts: Crumpling Cards, the Seminole Hard Rock $10 Million Guarantee, and More

Five Thoughts examines the crumpling cards fiasco, looks at the new schedule for the $10 million guarantee, and more.

Russia’s Vitaly Lunkin Says He Has "Had Enough of Las Vegas"

"I have spent about €65,000 in buy ins between Sanremo and Montecarlo. Hadn't I won the €10,000 turbo event, my tour would have ended with a bad loss."

SCOOP-02-L Winner Marina "Bobrovaflya" Zemskova: "Do Something Good And Your Hot Streak Will Come!"

Meet the 21-year old girl from Moskow who took down the SCOOP-02-Low right after winning the MicroMillions' leader board.

Vladimir "shabalinvlad" Shabalin is Third Player to Ever Accumulate 10 Million VPPs

Meet Russia's Vladimir "shabalinvlad" Shabalin, an online high stakes sit-and-go's player with over 10 million VPPs on PokerStars!

Former World Poker Tour Champ Sentenced to Prison for Operating Illegal Gambling Ring

Former World Poker Tour champion Vadim Trincher as sentenced to five years in prison for his involvement in an illegal gambling ring with ties to the Russian Mob.

Russia's Vladimir Putin Plans to Turn Crimea into Gambling Haven

Russian President Vladimir Putin presented a draft bill to turn Crimea into a 'casino zone' and create over 10,000 new jobs.

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 PokerStars.com, 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.

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