White Whale Caught: Lex Veldhuis Wins His First PokerStars COOP Title

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After years of trying, Lex Veldhuis finally came through. On Monday, the Team PokerStars Pro and prolific streamer won his very first Championship of Online Poker on Stars, taking the crown in the $5,200 No-Limit Hold’em Titans event in the Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP). The high stakes tournament attracted the world’s best online… Read more »

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“CrossBreed17” Wins PokerStars 18th Anniversary Sunday Million for $1 Million

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Cool million The PokerStars 18th Anniversary Sunday Million concluded Tuesday evening and it was Brazil’s “CrossBreed17” who was the last player standing to win the $1 million first prize. He defeated “Sunday Melon” in a 90-minute heads-up match, livestreamed on PokerStars’ Twitch channel. The tournament had an $8 million guaranteed prize pool, which is where… Read more »

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MGM Resorts, Z4Poker Given Extensions, But Also Warned

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In what became a very tense meeting, the Nevada Gaming Control Board approved the extension of licenses for two online poker operators. MGM Resorts and Z4Poker both appeared in front of the NGCB and stated their reasons for asking for the extensions, which were accepted by the Board. In extending them for another year, however,… Read more »

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888 Holdings Wants to Change Company Name to “evoke”

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What’s in a name? In an interesting move that reeks of “corporate speak,” gambling company 888 Holdings announced this week that it intends to change its name to “evoke.” That’s the word evoke, all lowercase. The announcement was quiet – 888 didn’t send out a big press release about it or anything – simply mentioned… Read more »

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2024 PokerStars SCOOP Will Run Most of May

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At least we know the dates While the schedule is not yet complete, PokerStars has announced that the Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) will run May 5-29, 2024. The 16th edition of one of the biggest online tournament events of the year will “cover all the bases of tournament poker, with multiple poker variants,… Read more »

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Report: Entain Considering the Sale of PartyPoker

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Internet gaming company Entain is reportedly looking to sell online poker room PartyPoker, this according Sky News. Entain has retained the services of Oakvale Capital to work on a possible sale. Other than that, any details are few and far between, as it sounds like Entain is just in the preliminary stages of a prospective… Read more »

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Changes Coming to Interstate Gaming Agreement?

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The Multi-State Internet Gaming Agreement (MSIGA) has been a boon to internet gaming, otherwise known as iGaming, in the States of America. It has allowed smaller states, such as Delaware, Nevada, and West Virginia, to join forces with some larger states to support larger prize pools and player fields. Now, one of the larger states… Read more »

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GGMasters Overlay Edition Returns to GGPoker February 18

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The GGMasters Overlay Edition returns to GGPoker this month, with two weekends of what has been a very lucrative tournament for players. As the name implies, GGPoker knows full well that there is a high probability that it will be stuck paying an overlay. It certainly was in both 2022 and 2023. Why would a… Read more »

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PokerStars Announces Changes to Rewards Program

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Something for everyone PokerStars has announced a revamp of its rewards program, calling it “fairer” and “more transparent.” Slated to switch over on January 22, the new system aims to reward high volume players more while not punishing casual players for not putting in the grind. The first big change that PokerStars discusses in its… Read more »

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BetMGM Interstate Online Poker Network “Imminent”

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US online poker cupboard still pretty bare It appears that the United States will soon have its third interstate online poker network. Now, that’s not nearly as exciting as adding states to the mere handful that have legalized online poker, but it’s still something. Competition is good. During an investor presentation on Monday, BetMGM, without… Read more »

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