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POKERSTARS GUARANTEES $7 MILLION PRIZE POOL FOR SEVENTH ANNIVERSARY SUNDAY MILLION

 PokerStars is celebrating the seventh anniversary of the Sunday Million – poker’s richest weekly tournament – with a special event featuring a $7 million guaranteed prize pool on March 3 at 14.30 ET. With $1 million guaranteed for first place it is set to be one of the richest online poker tournaments of all time.

Submitted by Payton on, Feb/15/2013

Juicy Stakes Launches Dice and Begins Cee-lo Dice Slay the Dragon Promotion

Popular online gaming site, Juicy Stakes (JuicyStakes.eu) is now rolling two dice games new to the real money scene, Cee-lo and 1-4-24. Hit the alley to catch Strungflowers and avoid the Dancing Dragon in three dice Cee-lo or try your hand at 1-4-24. Play and real money, multi-player games are now rolling under the all new Dice tab within the Juicy software.

Submitted by Payton on, Feb/15/2013

Poker Maximus IV – Day 7 Recap

Carbon Poker’s Poker Maximus IV tournament series continued on through Wednesday as three more very good poker players finished the day with a tournament title in hands and big pay days in their pockets. Two of the three tournaments were of the No Limit Hold’em variety well the third was the more traditional fixed limit Hold’em. Here’s how the three winners capped off their success:

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Event #21: $45,000 Guaranteed NLH – ($100+9 buy-in)

Submitted by Matt Skinner on, Feb/14/2013

Poker Maximus IV – Day 6 Recap

Day 6 at Carbon Poker saw three more PM IV tournaments completed and three new winners were crowned. Remember, players earn PM IV points for how well they do over the course of all the events and prizes are given out to the top finishers at the end. Here’s how Day 6’s tournaments wrapped up.

Submitted by Matt Skinner on, Feb/13/2013

Poker Maximus IV – Day 5 Recap

Poker Maximus IV at Carbon Poker rolled into its fifth day on Monday and had nearly $50K in guaranteed money up for grabs. Three very good poker players were crowned as champions and here’s how it all went down:

Submitted by Matt Skinner on, Feb/12/2013

216 Poker Players in the Money: Americas Cardroom Tournaments Exceed Prize Pool

Sunday February 10 saw a flurry of activity at Americas Cardroom as the growing US facing poker site held two $50k Guaranteed tournaments simultaneously bringing more player traffic and higher tournament prize pools than usual.

Submitted by Press Release on, Feb/11/2013

Poker Maximus IV – Day 4 Recap

Sunday’s are always big days during any Poker Maximus series at Carbon Poker and the first Sunday of PM IV was no different. There was $230K in guaranteed money up for grabs as we crowned four new winners in these events.

Event #11: $100,000 Guaranteed NLH – ($100+9 buy-in)

Submitted by Matt Skinner on, Feb/11/2013

Anonymous Poker Series 2013 to Feature Simultaneous Macau, London Events

The first live qualifiers for the Bodog Poker Network’s Anonymous Poker Series will take place simultaneously in both London and Macau on March 12th. The B2B live event will be held during the iGaming Asia Conference, Macau, and is open to online gaming operators at the conference.

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Submitted by Press Release on, Feb/11/2013

PokerStars Appoints Lee Jones as 
head of Poker Communications

ONCHAN, ISLE OF MAN –PokerStars today appointed Lee Jones as Head of Poker Communications for PokerStars.

In this newly-created role, Jones will serve as a key PokerStars spokesperson on poker issues for internal and external audiences.  He will bring his deep knowledge, experience and love of poker to ensure that PokerStars is able to continue communicating about poker in an authentic and people-focused manner. 

Submitted by Press Release on, Feb/11/2013

Poker Maximus IV – Day 3 Recap

PM IV’s first Saturday of action at Carbon Poker was chalk-filled with action as there were four new winners crowned and they toke home over $17K in 1st place prize money. With events ranging from no limit hold’em to the limit variety and even PLO, there was plenty of poker action available to everyone.  Get in on the action here.

Submitted by Matt Skinner on, Feb/10/2013

Poker Maximus IV – Day 2 Recap

Poker Maximus IV continued with some great Day 2 action on Friday as three new winners were crowned and prize pools exceeded their guaranteed number in each event. The tournaments are only going to get bigger and better from here on out, so don’t miss out on any of these great PM IV tournies.  Take part in Poker Maximus IV here.

Submitted by Matt Skinner on, Feb/09/2013

Remi Castaignon Leads at Final of 2013 EPT Deauville

French player Remi Castaignon, 29, has a massive chip lead going into the final of EPT Deauville with 9,900,000, more than 40% of the chips in play. Three Lebanese players have also made the final and now account for 37.5% of the field, from the 1.92% who started the event. Lebanon is the current EPT Country of the Year.

Submitted by Press Release on, Feb/08/2013

Cyril Andre Leads Final 23 at EPT Deauville 2013

French pro Cyril Andre is chip leader going into Day 5 of the €5,300 EPT Deauville Main Event with 2,108,000.

The 25-year-old from Toulouse - known as "Don Limit" online - has been playing poker for around five years and is considered one of the best online cash game players in France. His best live result to date was seventh in the Partouche Main Event in 2010 for €187,500.

Among those who will also be returning for Day 5 tomorrow are James Mitchell, Gordon Huntly, Aurelien Guiglini, Jeffrey Hakim, Glen Cymbaluk and serial PokerStars qualifier Yury Gulyy.

Submitted by Press Release on, Feb/07/2013

Shahaf Hadaya Leads EPT Deauville 2013 After Day 4

Israeli player Shahaf Hadaya is leading EPT Deauville with 1,237,000. There are 51 players still in contention for the €770,000 first prize.

Among those who will be returning for Day 4 tomorrow are former Deauville champion Lucien Cohen and EPT Prague winner Salvatore Bonavena as well as Sam Grafton, James Mitchell, Gordon Huntly, Aurelien Guiglini, Mathew Frankland, Jason Koon, Kristijonas Andrulis, Alexander Dovzhenko, Michel Abecassis and PCA finalist Ionel Anton.

Submitted by Press Release on, Feb/06/2013

Poker Maximus IV Schedule Released by Carbon

It is time once again for the next installment of Poker Maximus. CarbonPoker is excited to announce their fourth tournament series this year with the launch of Poker Maximus IV. Poker Maximus I, II & III were so successful that players have been excited for the next rendition of this highly regarded tournament series.

Submitted by Press Release on, Feb/06/2013

Andrei Stoenescu Leads for Day 3 of EPT9 Deauville

Romanian PokerStars qualifier Andrei Stoenescu is chip leader going into Day 3 of EPT Deauville. The 24-year-old high stakes cash game pro from Bucharest, who came third at EPT Madrid last March, has 485,600.

There are 154 players left in contention for the €770,000 first prize, with 120 getting paid. They include Team PokerStars Pros Vanessa Rousso, celebrating her 30th birthday today, Matthias De Meulder and EPT Dortmund champion Sandra Naujoks. The €5,300 event attracted 782 players, creating a €3,753,600 prize pool.

Submitted by Press Release on, Feb/05/2013

Ladbrokes Online Poker Goes Social

UK based Ladbrokes Poker just wants to be liked. In what has been dubbed the Ladbrokes Poker Social Series, the online poker giant is asking for players to 'Like us' on their Official Facebook page or Follow the Official Ladbrokes Twitter Poker account. Social followers will be rewarded with a tournament ticket to the Ladbrokes Sunday Buzz €75,000 GTD 

Submitted by Payton on, Feb/05/2013

€770k for 1st Place at EPT9 Deauville: David Ostrom Leads

David Ostrom is chip leader going into Day 2 of EPT Deauville, with 419 players left. The 33-year-old Swedish PokerStars qualifier from Hultsfred has 212,600 chips, just ahead of EPT veteran Casey Kastle who has 204,500.

The eventual winner of this season's Deauville Main Event will be taking home a whopping €770,000 first prize - with 119 others also getting a share of the €3,753,600 prize pool. 782 players entered the €5,300 event which started on Sunday.

Submitted by Press Release on, Feb/04/2013

Jesper Feddersen Leads EPT9 Deauville at End of Day 1A

German PokerStars qualifier Jesper Feddersen is leading the EPT Deauville Main Event at the end of Day 1a with 188,900 chips. Day 1a of the €5,300 tourney attracted 307 players - with 165 of them going through to Day 2 on Wednesday..

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Submitted by Press Release on, Feb/03/2013

EPT9 Deuville Day 1A Attracts 307 Players

The €5,300 EPT Deauville Main Event has kicked off at Casino Barriere attracted 307 players for Day 1a today.

This season, for the first time, the EPT has joined forces with the national France Poker Series to create a mega ten-day, 48-event festival in Deauville, making it one of the biggest events ever held in France.

In addition to the title and cash prize, the winner of EPT Deauville will receive a stunning watch worth more than €5,000 from luxury Swiss brand Slyde, the Official Watch Sponsor for EPT9 Main Events.

Submitted by Press Release on, Feb/03/2013

Phil Ivey Wins Big: Sam Trickett Wins Aussie Millions $250k Challenge

Two big name poker pros have won big in recent days.  Phil Ivey netted $569k playing online at PokerStars while England’s Sam Trickett won AUS$2 million at the Aussie Millions $250k Challenge.  He currently ranks second on the all time winning money list just under Antonio Esfandiari.

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Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Feb/01/2013

PokerStars Turbo Championship of Online Poker 2013 Sets Records

LONDON, UK –PokerStars player ‘frma1103’ from Sweden became the latest Turbo Championship of Online Poker Main Event champion on Sunday night winning $326,880. He topped a record field of 5,060 players in the $700 buy-in event to scoop the life-changing amount, while six other players at the final table also earned six-figure sums as part of a seven-way deal.

Submitted by Press Release on, Jan/28/2013

Mike Matusow Beats Phil Hellmuth in NBC Heads-Up Poker Championship

Mike Matusow beat Phil Hellmuth in the highly anticipated NBC Heads-Up Poker Championship, taking in $750k.

The National Heads Up Championship returned to the Caesars Palace Las Vegas for the period January 24-26, 2013 following a year-long hiatus.  This event will be broadcast on NBC.

In a tweet sent out by Matusow, the self-proclaimed “mouth’ pondered his big win.

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Submitted by Ace King on, Jan/27/2013

Dylan Honeyman Wins 2013 Aussie Millions No Limit Holdem Bounty

The transition from online poker to live poker is an interesting one. It may be the same game, but it’s an entirely different beast. Many people in the online poker community would be familiar with the name Dylan Honeyman, or better yet, by his screen name “WhiteRabbito”. In the live poker world however, Honeyman is virtually unknown. That changed today.

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Submitted by Press Release on, Jan/27/2013

Adrián Mateos Díaz Wins 2013 Estrellas Poker Tour Madrid

After five intense poker action days, the Estrellas Madrid finished with Spanish player Adrián Mateos Díaz as the winner of the event. Andrián Mateos Díaz won the ESPT Madrid event for € 103.000 after making a three-way deal with runner-up Jose Alvarez Alvarez and third-placed Scotland player Richard Milne.

Submitted by Press Release on, Jan/27/2013

Rafa Nadal Wins First Poker Tournament

There are some people who simply have winning in their blood. Tennis legend Rafa Nadal is one of those people, and he proved it again Wednesday as he won his very first PokerStars tournament.

Nadal beat out 47 other players in a €10 freeze-out tourney on PokerStars.es. It took him just a little more than two hours to beat the field for a €152.40 first prize.

Submitted by Press Release on, Jan/24/2013

Americas Cardroom Sets $200k Guaranteed OSS II Main Event

San Jose, Costa Rica – The Main Event to the biggest Online Super Series Americas Cardroom (ACR) has ever hosted gets underway this Sunday January 27th at 7:00pm ET. The $200,000 GTD Prize Pool caps off the largest online poker tournament series that the US facing network has ever put on. OSS II is guaranteeing $1 million in tournament prize pools this year and it is currently on track to surpass the $1 million mark.

Submitted by Press Release on, Jan/24/2013

PokerStars Announces Latin American Poker Tour Season 6

LONDON, UK – PokerStars.net today announced the schedule for Season 6 of the Latin American Poker Tour (LAPT). The biggest and richest poker tour in Latin America will get under way at the Enjoy Casino & Resort in Viña del Mar, Chile, from March 13-17. The sixth season of the LAPT will make six stops, with tournament festivals in Chile, Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Panama, and Uruguay, where the Grand Final will be held.

Submitted by Press Release on, Jan/24/2013

Black Diamond Poker Open is Back at Bodog

The popularity of the 2012 Black Diamond Poker Open (BDPO) meant it was an easy decision for Bodog Poker Network to bring it back and make it even more accessible to recreational players. Traditionally, online tournaments are seen as the domain of the seasoned pro but the BDPO is different. The BDPO is designed specifically with new players in mind but also includes a Series for the more advanced as well.

Submitted by Press Release on, Jan/24/2013

EPT Barcelona Wins Tournament of the Year at European Poker Awards

EPT Barcelona Wins Tournament of the Year at European Poker Awards

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EPT Barcelona, the first event of European Poker Tour Season 9, won Tournament of the Year at last night’s prestigious GPI European Poker Awards ceremony in Paris.

Submitted by Press Release on, Jan/23/2013

Breaking News

Liz Cheney to be Reelected in Wyoming Odds at -3000..... Not to Be

Liz Cheney to be Reelected in Wyoming Odds at -3000..... Not to Be

For those who believe she can win, the payout is $900 on a $100 bet.

Fernando Tatis Jr. Suspension a Blow to Padres World Series Odds

Fernando Tatis Jr. Suspension a Blow to Padres World Series Odds

Tatis Jr. has been suspended 80 games (and the rest of the 2022 season) after testing positive for Clostebol, a performance-enhancing substance in violation of Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

DeSantis References 1930s Gambling Case in Suspending State Attorney Andrew Warren

DeSantis References 1930s Gambling Case in Suspending State Attorney Andrew Warren

Last week, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis made waves when he removed twice-elected Hillsborough County State Attorney Andrew Warren, citing Warren’s disregard for his duty to enforce state laws.  We also look at DeSantis' latest 2024 Presidential odds following a Justice Department search for former President Donald Trump's home earlier in the week.