Tag Archives: poker

Relaunch for PokerVIP education site

UK based poker media and entertainment giant 180Vita has relaunched its flagship PokerVIP site with multi-language support and content. PokerVIP, which launched as an English-language only product in 2008, is now the first poker educational site available in Russian and Serbian, while the complete version will also be available in Spanish, Portuguese, Thai and Chinese. The poker school will feature …

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Bwin sportsbook picks up the slack

Bwin.party has reported a mixed quarter, with sportsbook performance filling in for a drop in poker and casino business. The company revealed that, since the end of June, volumes and gross win margins from the FIFA World Cup have been strong and overall the tournament performance has been in-line with management’s expectations Bwin’s sports betting operation in Italy became the …

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888 cancels Suarez sponsorship

Luis Suarez‘s sponsorship deal with poker brand 888 was cancelled this  morning as the fall-out from his World Cup biting scandal continues to intensify. Only a month after becoming one of the poker’s firm’s ambassadors on the back of a wondrous season in the Premier League, the operator has seen fit to give the Liverpool footballer his cards after FIFA …

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Bodog in the Zone for multi-player live blackjack

Until now, the problem with online Live Dealer blackjack has been how to offer the game to an unlimited amount of players. Bodog says its new blackjack game, Zone21, is ready to rip up the online casino rule book in the same way it did with online poker via its anonymous tables concept. In April, Bodog launched a new high-speed …

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Amaya to snap up $4.9bn PokerStars

Amaya Gaming Group has agreed a sensational US$4.9bn (£2.9bn)  deal to acquire The Rational Group, operator of the world’s biggest online poker brands PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker. The deal is backed by Blackstone Group LP’s credit division, GSO Capital Partners, which will buy more than $600 million in convertible preferred shares and other securities. Deutsche Bank, Barclays and Macquarie …

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Bodog launches Zone Poker on mobile & tablet

While fast-fold versions of poker are not new, after internal and poker player research the Bodog Poker team has seen a clear split in the type of player that use a Mac or PC compared to those that prefer a tablet or mobile device. Unsurprisingly, PCs and Macs tend to be the domain of the tournament player and those planning …

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States’ poker focus too blinkered

SBC affiliate correspondent Marc Pedersen reports from the iGaming North America show at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. I’ve only been out at the iGaming North America conference for one day, but already I’m getting a good feel for how the market is setting itself with regards to the opening up on online gaming. While there is lots of media …

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Poker takes centre stage at iGaming North America

Several real-money online poker networks have gone live in Nevada, Delaware and New Jersey, and as a result the exclusive forum dedicated to online poker player issues will return to iGaming North America 2014. This year, the poker track at iGNA has an enlarged poker player panel along with the addition of a timely poker-specific session: Regulated Online Poker – …

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Microgaming launch MPN Poker Tour

Microgaming’s MPN have announced the launch of the MPN Poker Tour (MPNPT), which will debut in London this spring. During the inaugural year, the MPNPT will visit several locations across Europe, including London, Malta and Tallinn. Each venue will deliver a fun and friendly poker festival with an emphasis on building a community among MPN players and operators. Every festival …

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