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PokerStars Announces Hot Turbos

March 07 2012

PokerStars has introduced a new schedule of turbo tournaments that will run seven days a week: "The Hot Turbos." The daily tournaments will feature guaranteed prize pools and boast a wide range of buy-ins from $0.55 to $109. Not only that, all guaranteed prize pools will be doubled on Sundays.

Team PokerStars SportStar Fatima Moreira de Melo on Becoming a Gold Medalist

March 07 2012

In the first part of this two-part series, Team PokerStars SportStar Fatima Moreira de Melo talks about her childhood and the road to becoming a gold medalist.

Qualifiers Announced for WSOP National Championship

March 06 2012

On Monday, the World Series of Poker announced the list of players eligible to buy into the second annual World Series of Poker Circuit National Championship.

Chiligaming Merges with Poker770

March 02 2012

Chiligaming recently announced that its iPoker-based platform was being moved over to Poker770, another skin on the iPoker Network. Chiligaming CEO Alexandre Dreyfus made the announcement on his blog on Thursday, and the migration is expected to be complete by Friday, March 2.

Sean Jazayeri Wins 2012 World Poker Tour L.A. Poker Classic

March 02 2012

The 2012 World Poker Tour L.A. Poker Classic closed the books for another year after an amazing final table completed on Wednesday night at the Commerce Casino in Los Angeles, California. Walking away with the title and the $1,370,240 first-place prize was start-of-the-day chip leader Sean Jazayeri.

Federated Sports+Gaming Files for Chapter 11; Duke and Pollack Discuss

March 01 2012

On Wednesday, Federated Sports + Gaming announced it had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, a reorganization filing the company hopes will allow them to keep assets like Epic Poker and the Global Poker Index.

In a letter posted on the Federated Sports + Gaming website, Executive Chairman Jeffrey Pollack explained:

Calvin Ayre Indicted by U.S. Federal Government; Also Seized

February 29 2012 founder Calvin Ayre and three other men have been indicted by the federal government on charges of operating an illegal gambling business and conspiring to commit money laundering.

PokerNews Podcast: Matt Glantz Talks Full Tilt Poker

February 29 2012

Matt Glantz has been very vocal about the downfall of Full Tilt Poker. Glantz joined the PokerNews Podcast this week to discuss his recent blog about the FTP shareholders, the pending deal between FTP and Groupe Bernard Tapie, and more.


VIDEO: Phil Collins Discusses How the 2011 WSOP Final Table Changed His Life

February 28 2012

In this video series, Phil Collins discusses the 2011 World Series of Poker Main Event Final Table and how it changed his life.


2012 EPT Copenhagen: Mickey "mement_mori" Petersen Wins

February 28 2012

A total of 299 players participated at the Copenhagen stop of the European Poker Tour and after six days of pulsating play, two members of Team PokerStars found themselves seated across the table playing heads-up for a first-place prize of DKK2,515,00 (€338,133).

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