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WSOP Main Event Video Winner

Daniel “jungleman” Cates recently held a contest asking for fans to make their best “good deed” video. Daniel Sauva, from the United Kingdom, captured the most votes from the staff over at Party Poker and will now be going to the World Series of Poker with a... Read more

Breaking News: Ray Bitar Surrenders To U.S. Authorities

Earlier this afternoon, a thread was posted on the 2+2 poker forums that declared Ray Bitar, the CEO of Full Tilt Poker, has surrendered to the U.S. Department of Justice and included an alleged e-mail sent to all staff: To all Dublin Staff, By now you probably... Read more

2012 WSOP: The Big One For ONEDROP Starts Today

The richest live tournament in poker history is set to begin today starting at 1:10pm PST and will run through until July 3rd. Players have been asked to appear for a group photo at 12:30pm and Guy Laliberte will have the honours of announcing the traditional “Shuffle... Read more

2012 WSOP: Michael Mizrachi Wins $50k PPC

Michael Mizrachi has won the World Series of Poker’s $50k Poker Player Championship – a feat he also accomplished back in 2010. The $1,451,527 payday will also propel his lifetime earnings to $14,069,765, placing him fourth on the All Time Money list and surpassing Phil Hellmuth. Mizrachi had... Read more

Black Friday: John Campos Sentenced Three Months

John Campos, the Utah banker that helped process poker payouts in the U.S., was sentenced to three months in prison on Wednesday. Campos had previously pleaded guilty to processing $200 million in gambling proceeds back in March of this year. He was the vice chairman for the... Read more

Dan Shak Sues Ex Over Shoe Collection

According to a recent article in the New York Post, notable poker player and hedge-fund manager Dan Shak is suing is ex-wife, Beth Shak – also a one time FTP sponsored poker pro – for 1,200 pairs of designer shoes he claims she kept hidden from him... Read more

Win An EPT Package With Your Poker Tip

Rafa Nadal, the world-renown tennis player, has recently joined up with PokerStars as a member of their Team Sportstars. With 21 ATP Masters Titles and 11 Grand Slam victories, Nadal has crushed the tennis world. Now, he wants to do the same to poker but he has... Read more

WPT Adds New Stops For Season XI

Expanding on its mission to introduce world-class tournament poker to new players and markets around the globe, World Poker Tour announced the addition of WPT Emperors Palace Poker Classic in Johannesburg, Africa and WPT Montreal (Canada) to its Season XI schedule. “We are thrilled to be adding two... Read more

$25k Fantasy League Updates

It is about the halfway point through this year’s World Series of Poker and Robert Mizrachi’s team currently holds a 95 point lead with 429 points. Jason Mercier’s picks currently are in second with Todd & Doyle Brunson’s and Frank Kassela’s team are narrowly behind in third.... Read more

Competition Heats Up For .poker Domain

Starting in 2013, there will be an immense expansion of available domain names – the largest yet – and as of now, four companies are bidding to have control over the top level domain name of “.poker”. The winner of the auction will have direct control of the domain... Read more

Pinnacle Entertainment Wins Auction For Epic Poker League, Heartland Poker Tour

On Wednesday, a bankruptcy auction was held for the assets of Federated Sports & Gaming, which include the failed Epic Poker League and the Heartland Poker Tour. Five parties took part in placing a bid, including All In Production, William Hill PLC, Pinnacle Entertainment Inc, as well... Read more

WSOP Rumour Mill: Lederer To Play Main Event?

With the action in full swing at the 2012 World Series of Poker, the talk of the town in Vegas is that Howard Lederer is expected to make an appearance for the Main Event. Lederer, who has been vilified on poker forums for his role in the... Read more

2012 WSOP: Hellmuth Lands 12th Bracelet, Ivey Narrowly Misses 9th

After a frustrating all-be-it successful run at the 2011 WSOP, where he had three second place finishes, Phil Hellmuth has finally won his 12th bracelet after winning the $2,500 Razz event. He defeated a tough final table that included the likes of Barry Greenstein, Brandon Cantu, Scoot... Read more

New Documentary Series: Project Poker

A new reality TV show will be making it’s debut through SFN on July 5th called Project Poker. The series will follow Gary Tobin as experiences the highs and lows of being a professional poker player with a goal to make $10,000 before the start of the... Read more

MicroMillions Returns To PokerStars

Back by popular demand, PokerStars’ is pleased to announce the return of it’s MicroMillions Series. These events will a great way to boost your bankroll with a minimal investment. Tournament buy-ins will range from just 11 cents to $22 for the 2-day main event that will guarantee... Read more

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Details Of PokerStars 2012 Rake System Changes

Change from ‘Dealt’ to ‘Weighted Contributed’ VPP earnings at ring games will be calculated using the ‘weighted contributed’ method, changing from the ‘dealt’ method. The... Read more

TCOOP 2012

Do you have the need for speed… and big tournaments? Well then, PokerStars has got the series for you! Coming this January 19-29th, PokerStars will... Read more