Calvin Ayre, the founder of Bodog, is listed among the United States Immigrations and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Ten Most Wanted people. His photo is listed among alleged drug and human traffickers, just to name a few. His last known location, according to ICE, was Antigua, which does not seem willing to comply with a U.S. extradition request
We are live from Playground Poker Club in Kahnawake, Quebec and playing Heat 5 of the partypoker.net Premier League VII during WPT Montreal week. Jeff Gross won Heat 1 and then we saw Jason Koon take Heat 2 after that it was Sorel Mizzi taking down Heat 3 and Dan Colman wins Heat 4 .
888poker has announced its Super XL tournament series, which will run from December 1 through to December 8. A total of 109 events will be packed into a one-week schedule for non-stop online poker action featuring a total of $2.5 million in guaranteed prize pools. The Super XL Main Event features a $500,000 guarantee for its $530 buy in.
The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) has issued its first permit to allow a casino to offer online gambling. The first internet gambling permit was issued to the Borgata, the first casino in New Jersey to submit a completed application
In case you missed it, along with the recent release of new PartyPoker software & a rebranding , their Sunday Major schedule has seen a revamp as well; players will now have 12 prize-pool guaranteed events to choose from for their end of the week grind. According to the folks over at both the WPT and PartyPoker blogs, “the key changes are the addition of an action-packed fun $10K Super Bounty and a wide range of new low buy-in tournaments featuring the best of the old but also new speed, rebuy, add-on and PLO tournaments.” Given an increased focus on giving beginner and recreational players a better experience, having a variety of new “micros” on the menu is sure to create some juicy Sunday fields that all levels of players are going to want to partake in
GTECH, the software provider behind the Canadian Poker Network made up of Espacejeux and PlayNow, is revealing its new Poker Platform, along with its Mobile Poker for iPad tablets, featuring ergonomic thumb-based game play, the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) in Las Vegas. This new playing experience is offered on GTECH’s newly launched Interactive Platform.
Wynn Interactive will launch its own branded online poker room in Nevada, sharing liquidity with other Nevada online poker rooms on the All American Poker Network (AAPN), which is powered by 888 poker software. Last month, Wynn announced their intent to pursue online gaming in New Jersey, though without a casino in the Garden State, they may very well be poised to make an acquisition in order to secure a license. The first poker room on AAPN is expected to be Treasure Island
Full Tilt Poker has announced their first ever Full Tilt Poker Montreal Festival, which features 13 days of non-stop poker action headlined by the C$1,000,000 guaranteed, C$1,000 + C$100 Main Event. Running from Saturday, September 21st through Thursday, October 3rd, 2013 at Playground Poker Club, the Full Tilt Poker Montreal Festival will feature 17 events across 13 days. As well as the chance to compete for huge prizes and major tournament titles, Full Tilt Poker players will benefit from a host of exclusive extras that aren’t available to other participants, such as the $25,000 Second Barrel Freeroll, taking place on Sunday, October 13th at 19:00 ET
It’s almost inconceivable that 100 Billion hands of cash game play have been dealt on PokerStars since the software first went live in 2001. It makes us think about McDonald’s old slogan that went something like over 1 Billion hamburgers served. By some estimates on the web, McDonalds is set to reach around 300 Billion hamburgers served this year since first opening their doors. The 100 Billionth hand saw a number of promotions and traffic spike on PokerStars to all-time record highs.
Mark Scheinberg, the chairman of PokerStars has agreed to pay $50 million to resolve forfeiture demands by the U.S. government connected to a money laundering lawsuit the online gambling company settled last year. According to an order filed late on Tuesday in U.S