WSOP.com’s tournaments will never be mistaken for those at PokerStars, but then again, until the United States decides to get its metaphorical head out of the sand and actually join much of the international community in poker frivolity, they don’t have to. No matter, though, as WSOP.com has added a monthly capstone tourney, introducing the BIG Deal on the final Sunday of each month.
We are just a few days away from 2016, and with the new year comes resolutions. In recent years, Poker Hall of Famer Daniel Negreanu has posted his poker goals for the coming year. On his blog at Full Contact Poker on Monday, Negreanu listed what he wants to do in 2016 and offered a recap of how he did on his 2015 goals.
Betfair gave its Canadian customers a lump of coal in their Christmas stockings last week when it informed them that they will no longer be able to use the site. Betfair’s customers were sent the following brief e-mail:
Shareholders of both bwin.party and GVC Holdings have overwhelmingly approved the latter’s purchase of the former, that according to eGaming Review on Tuesday. bwin.party shareholders held a pair of meetings, a court meeting, and a general meeting. The court meeting vote was slightly less favorable to the acquisition, with 94.5% voting in favor compared to 99.9% in the general meeting. GVC shareholders also voted 99.9% in the affirmative.
On Wednesday at 1:00pm ET, there will be a hearing on internet gambling in front of the United States House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. The hearing, which will be held in the Rayburn House Office Building, is entitled “A Casino in Every Smartphone – Law Enforcement Implications.”
As the clock ticked down on Monday night to the start of the three-day PokerStars boycott, poker podcaster extraordinaire Joe “ChicagoJoey” Ingram hosted a Poker Hall of Famer and the public face of PokerStars, Daniel Negreanu (pictured), for a chat about the issues surrounding the poker room’s recently announced changes to its VIP program. Watch it.
In a recent article, HighStakesDB presented the five biggest online cash game pots of 2015. Let’s take a look, starting with number five.
Former poker pro Alex Jacob (pictured), now a currency trader in Chicago, still thrives in competition, as he became one of this year’s most successful Jeopardyplayers. Jacob is appearing on the show’sTournament of Champions this week, reserved only for the best of 2015.
In March 2015, Team Italy beat out seven other national teams to claim the inaugural Global Poker Masters, created by the Global Poker Index (GPI). On Tuesday, GPI announced details for the second edition of the event, to be held in the fourth quarter of 2016 in a yet-to-be revealed location.