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30 September 2016, 7:42 am - One of the old guard of online poker has finally bitten the dust. The Ongame Network, once one of the leading networks in the online poker world, will close in October, this according to reports from Russian poker site Pokeroff, Poker Industry PRO, and OnlinePokerReport. It appears that October 15th has been marked as the network’s final day. The Ongame Network dates back to 1999, well before most of us had ever heard of online poker. It was not actually the Ongame Network at the time, but rather a single online poker room with a wonderful domain name: PokerRoom.com. PokerRoom was origin… read more...
30 September 2016, 6:00 am - The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement and the Kahnawake Gaming Commission recently revealed that the two regulatory bodies reached an agreement aimed at curbing access of illegal offshore online gambling sites to the United States. The agreement was set in motion after the DGE discovered one of its hosting licensees, Continent 8, LLC, was also hosting unlicensed sites through a data center on the Mohawk Territory of Kahnawake, Canada. According to independent press releases issued by the DGE and the KGC, online gaming sites accepting bets from any state in the US where it doesn&rs… read more...
30 September 2016, 7:30 am - There was a significant overlay at the Coco Poker Open $2,500 Main Event and Ian O'Hara and Kunal Patel were the main beneficiaries, each banking over $200K after a heads-up deal. Share: Facebook Twitter Google+ Linkedin … read more...
30 September 2016, 4:12 am - Highlights from Day 1 of the London Cash Game Festival 2016, taking place at Asper's Casino from 28th September - 2nd October.For more info visit http://bit.ly/CashGameFestivalLondon… read more...
30 September 2016, 7:31 am - Live and Online: The two companies are now on a “quest to bring poker to new audiences.” It was announced early today (30 September) that PokerStars has signed up as lead sponsor and exclusive online poker sponsor of the Global Poker League. “The Global Poker League brings an innovative team-based twist to poker and we are happy to support [parent company] Mediarex in their quest to bring poker to new audiences,” said Eric Hollreiser, PokerStars’ Director of Corporate Communications. Read the full article on pokerfuse →… read more...
30 September 2016, 6:54 am - Weekly Columns: Nick Schulman on his High Roller Bowl commentary, Kassouf WSOP controversy and the divide between regulators and industry. The Art of Reaching a Mainstream Audience High stakes poker player Nick Schulman is being hailed as one of the rising stars in poker commentary. His command of the game and his ability to present complex concepts in a way that invites rather than alienates casual poker fans are perhaps his biggest assets when it comes to describing poker action on camera. Read the full article on pokerfuse →… read more...
Poker Industry PRO: "Crucial" Step Forward for the Global Poker League as PokerStars Signs on as Lead Sponsor
30 September 2016, 5:37 am - Poker Room News: “Multitude of opportunities” as online poker giant signs on as an exclusive sponsor. PokerStars has signed up as lead sponsor, and exclusive online poker sponsor of the Global Poker League, in what is the possibly the biggest step forward for the GPL in its bid for relevance and legitimacy in the online poker industry. “The Global Poker League brings an innovative team-based twist to poker and we are happy to support [parent company] Mediarex in their quest to bring poker to new audiences,” said Eric Hollreiser, PokerStars’ Director of Corporate… read more...
30 September 2016, 5:26 am - Live and Online: Cash game promotion will reward up to $5250 in cash prizes to every player who can hit volume targets in October. Partypoker has announced the return of The Gladiator, a new month-long promotion that rewards high volume play at the cash game tables with over $5000 up for grabs for every player that completes the toughest challenge. Starting on October 3 and lasting all month, players are tasked with earning a target number of points per day at the cash and FastForward tables, party’s fast fold games. The more points earned per day and the more days the target is reache… read more...
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