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Howard Lederer Apologizes to Poker Community

On May 17 Full Tilt Poker’s player pool was integrated into PokerStars. The platform of what was once one of the largest online poker sites was retired and was maybe a reason for the statement. Daniel Negreanu was the person who decided to publish Lederer’s statement on his site. He thinks that the poker community wants to see this apology. “If anything, I think writing this statement is good for him. It’s the right thing to do. Of course, I wish it happened five years ago, but it doesn’t seem like Howard was in a place where he was ready to take responsibility for his role back then. In this statement, he does, and at the very least, I would imagine that its a relief […]

PokerStars Becomes an Official Team Liquid Sponsor

PokerStars announced yesterday that it has partnered with eSports legend Team Liquid With Betrand “ElkY” Grospellier being part of the Team PokerStars Pro, he has also been in Team Liquid. Now some of his game colleagues are going to play at few of the EPT events, as part of the deal between PokerStars and Team Liquid. Team Liquid is not new to poker. Some of you may remember Team Liquid Poker, a site dedicated to poker. As part of the deal, some of the Team Liquid’s stars are going to stream their poker play on Twitch. One of them is Janne “Savjz” Mikkonen. He is no stranger to poker and knows a lot about the game, but in recent years, he has focused on Hearthstone. […]

30,000 Twitch Viewers Watch Jason Somerville At SCOOP Final Table

The king of Twitch, Jason Somerville, broke the 30,000-viewer mark last week, as he started the final table play during his live stream. Eventually, Somerville took the ninth place in the $700 buy-in No Limit Hold’em Progressive Super Knockout (PSKO) tournament from SCOOP. Just two months ago, on March 21, Somerville’s Twitch stream view ticker went over the 10 million mark. His Run It UP! Show has been so successful he is now selling merchandise all over the world and was hired to stream live from the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) and the Aussie Millions. He has now gathered 12,000,000 views and more than 180,000 followers on Twitch. He will be broadcasting his SCOOP exploits again over on Twitch until this Sunday. So don’t miss […]

New Jersey Sets New Online Gambling Record

State’s online casinos win $17 million in April Online casinos in New Jersey won $17 million from gamblers in April, according to the numbers released by New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (NJDGE). This is the all-time biggest amount in a single month. The $17 million is with 33,8 percent more than April 2015’s $12,7 million. In March was set the last record, when the online casinos broke the $15-milion mark. For the first four months of the year, Internet gambling increased its win with 29 percent year-over-year to $61,9 million. April also marked the first full month of PokerStars running games in the state. The site launched on March 21 and partnered with Resorts Casino. The biggest part of the revenues comes from casino […]

Rock Climber Plays Poker To Fund His Career

It all started in 2015 when the Canadian climber André DiFelice had to take time for recovery after an arm injury. Due to his lots of free time, he was able to rediscover his love for poker. One year later, he is doing it well, with six figures earnings. “Poker has been amazing this year,” DiFelice said in a recent interview. “You can become injured when you climb too much,” continued the 24-year-old Canadian. “Or when you play too much poker, maybe you start not playing so well, and that can go downhill very fast. Do now that I have two and I’m focused on both, they both seem to be going very well,” he commented. “Basically, I’m always motivated to do both. I don’t […]

Full Tilt Poker Money Denied to 1,500 Players

The US Department of Justice has denied 1,500 petitions of the old Full Tilt Poker players. The company processing the claims for Full Tilt Poker, Garden City Group, Inc., made an announcement few days ago. “GCG has been informed that the Department of Justice Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section has denied approximately 1,500 Petitions. Petitioners flagged for denial have been notified via email. Please be sure to check your email account’s spam or junk folder to ensure the message was not filtered. Denied petitioners have ten days to appeal the decision,” GCG writes. Most of the petitioners are people who were marked as affiliates. Since Black Friday, more than 94% of all petitions have been paid out. With the upcoming merger on May 17 […]

PokerStars And Full Tilt to Merge Liquidity

According to a press release, PokerStars and Full Tilt are going to merge their poker player pool on May 17. This was already confirmed in February. All Full Tilt customers should receive email on the future merger and its effects. This merger would hardly affect the overall liquidity of PokerStars. Since Black Friday, Full Tilt  has been losing players and has currently 600 ring-game players on a seven-day basis. But PokerStars has 13,000 ring-game players. “Full Tilt players will join the PokerStars platform and liquidity on May 17, as the two player pools will be combined to form one market leading poker experience. In many cases, Full Tilt players who already hold a PokerStars account will not need to update any information or transfer their […]

France Shares Online Poker Player Pool

The French government has agreed to an amendment to current law that will allow sharing of online poker liquidity. This amendment to the law will permit regulatory body ARJEL to make liquidity deals with other regulated markets in the European Union. ARJEL has been trying to make this change for years in hopes to share its market liquidity with other countries, such as Spain and Italy. In recent years, the French online poker market has been suffering from continual decline and excessive tax structure. These pushed away many big poker players. On today’s French market operate only nine brands and three of these companies hold 90% of the player pool. It is not sure when exactly ARJEL will be striking its first liquidity sharing arrangement, […]