Prague was one of the most popular locations where the PokerStars Championships used to be held. This was a sure shot European Poker Tour location earlier.
There is good news for all poker enthusiasts in Prague. The PokerStars Championship is set to make a comeback in Europe and that too to Prague.
The PokerStars Championship will be taking place in Prague from December 8 to 19, 2017. The main event will be taking place from December 13 to December 19 and the buy-in for this main event is €5,300. The festival was earlier held always during the Christmas season in Prague.
The main reason for this is that the city offers a very good and the picturesque winter background that attracts many poker players from all over the world to take part in the event and also enjoy a winter holiday. (more…)
Michael Binger made news when he finished third place in 2006 Main Event of World Series of Poker.
When he participated in the Main Event of WSOP in 2014 it was felt that he was probably trying to make up for the attempt that had nearly gotten him the title the first time. Indeed, to become part of the final table it is an achievement and his second opportunity was definitely not only luck but dedication on his part as well. In the 2014 championship, he was holding average stacks. There were about 6600 people who had entered the Main Event. Hailing from Las Vegas, this resident is considered one of the best players in the mixed game categories. He is known to attempt the Rio Convention Center poker event every summer with the hopes of winning a bracelet. He has been able to obtain considerable amount of cash at several events in WSOP about 29 times. (more…)
The Commerce Casino in Los Angeles is all set to host The L.A. Poker Classic.
The 60-tournament series is all the way to start soon. The event will open with an ambitious $100,000 guarantee. It will have just a $175 buy-in. The turnout of the event is big and it has crushed the expectation of many with the number of players participating in are 1,079 players. It will create the prize pool of $161,850.
The tournament series will begin on the 13 of January and will continue till 1 of March 2017. In the entire series, it is expected that the action will stay hot.
The highlights of the tournament include the exclusive tournament of Commerce $175 all-in or tournament ‘fold bounty’. The clock heads-up tournament $570 and no-limit hold’em tournament $1,100. The no-limit hold’em tournament $1,100 will have $1 million guarantee and four starting days.
In addition to these, the tournaments will also have an effect on games that involves cash. There will be Big O is running 24*7 and including a regular $12-$24 Big O. (more…)
The Thanksgiving weekend has been a quiet one as the MCOP came to a close and the other events like Pokerfest Romania about to begin from 1st of December.
PokerStars has been busy, increasing its online operations by setting up a country based operations in Bulgaria and Portugal. For those who are looking forward to knowing what they can expect in the upcoming year, the PokerStars live tournament schedule has been released, allowing the poker fans and players to play their games accordingly.
PokerStars have unveiled a festival schedule as well as a championship event schedule for the upcoming year. These are events that would be held in the first half of the year. Popular tours were announced by PokerStars in the month of August. These include the European Poker Tour that would be part of the Festivals and Championships. Hence, for those who have found the news of Brian Hastings retiring from pro poker, they can now look forward to seeing new players arising from the upcoming events in 2017. (more…)
888 Holdings, the parent company of 888casino, 888sports and 888poker, declared that they have appointed Itai Frieberger as the new Chief Executive Officer of the company.
Before becoming the chief executive officer of the company, Freiberger worked as the Chief Operating Officer since 1st April, 2011, and became a part of the Board on 13th May, 2015.
In a note given to the press on 2nd March, the 888 Holdings also stated that Brian Mattingley, the Executive Chairman of 888 since 13th May, 2015, has been appointed as a Non-Executive Chairman of 888 with immediate effect.
Itai Frieberger, the new CEO, told that this is really an honor for him to be appointed as the new CEO of 888 Holdings. They have magnificent brands, world class gaming platforms, as well as unrivalled analytics and marketing talents. All of this is underpinned by a dynamic, expert and talented team, and together they are looking ahead to building on 888’s success for their customers, shareholders and colleagues.
The online poker market in New Jersey responded in a grand way after a disastrous September. As per figures, posted Friday by New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement, the two poker operators of the state – WSOP/888 and Party/Borgata – generated US$ 1913403 in gross gaming profit, which is significantly above all-time low registered in September.
In another uplifting data, year-on-year profit was down less than in any other month in the year 2015, and not by an unimportant margin. Compared to 2014s October, profit went down only 2.8 percent, while prior to previous month, the smallest decline of 2015 came back in May, when yearly profit was down 10.4 percent. (more…)