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Black Friday Whistleblower Daniel Tzvetkoff Living the High Life


Black Friday and the ramifications from that time still have repercussions today. Several major players in the online poker industry have served jail time and/or paid massive fines for their involvement and the industry in the United States has never recovered. But what happened to the man who “blew the whistle” and essentially brought down online poker as we knew it in the United States?

King Linc Wins Second Super Tuesday in Three Months


For the second time in the last three months, PocketFiver King Lincfrom Germany emerged as the champion of the $1,000 Super Tuesday on PokerStars, taking down almost $78,000 in the process.

Alex Dreyfus on the Global Poker League: “I Know It Sounds Impossible”


In what was a wide-ranging three-hour discussion, the Chief Executive Officer of Mediarex Sports & Entertainment and the man behind the Global Poker Index, Alex Dreyfus (pictured), offered his vision to a few hundred video conference attendees on Twitch. That vision? “Sportifying” poker through what Dreyfus is calling the Global Poker League. Check out Part 1and Part 2 of the discussion.

World Series of Poker Europe Kicks Off Thursday


For the first time in its history, World Series of Poker Europe will be played at the Spielbank Berlin Casino in Germany from October 8 to 24, meaning the series starts Thursday. Over the span of 16 days, 10 bracelet events will be contested that count toward official WSOP records. The fun begins on Thursday with a €2,200 Six-Handed No Limit Hold’em event.

Coenaldinho7 Wins 2015 WCOOP Main Event


PokerStars’ mainstay tournament series, the World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP), wrapped up its three-week run with the $5,200 buy-in $10 Million Guaranteed Main Event on Tuesday evening.

Vanessa Rousso Finishes Third on Big Brother


After three months where she demonstrated some of the best gameplay ever seen on the show – and was recognized by her fellow competitors for it – poker pro Vanessa Rousso (pictured) finished in third place on the CBS reality series “Big Brother.” The finale aired on Wednesday night.

Reports of $258 Million Junket Heist in Macau


Continuing what has been a nearly two-year downswing, the Chinese gambling mecca of Macau cannot seem to pull out of its problems and despite some of poker’s biggest high rollers constantly flooding the island. It also doesn’t help when there is a multi-million heist from one of its major casinos.

Martin Jacobson 10 for 10 Documentary Released


Having been teased for several months, the documentary following reigning World Series of Poker Main Event champion Martin Jacobson(pictured) has been released. Entitled “10 For 10,” the documentary is a nice look back at the Swede’s run to poker’s World Championship, but a bit disappointing in that it is light on actual content.

Florida Poker Tournament Marred By Alleged Chip Controversy


A tournament meant to celebrate the second year of existence of a Florida poker room has instead become the target of rumors about the staff’s conduct after a huge chip controversy and other incidents that allegedly occurred.

Paddy Power, Betfair Announcing Billion-Dollar Merger


According to reports, the online bookmakers Paddy Power PLC and Betfair have entered into a merger, creating a formidable billion-dollar company in what is becoming an even more competitive industry.

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