PokerStars Unveils New DoJo Training App

Ben Hamill - May 28, 2020

Trust to save the boring day. The leading Poker room operator has now launched a rather superb new (and free!) training app intended to help players master specifically the basics of the game. Poker DoJo is available to all U.K. and U.S....Read More

Poker’s Darkest Friday Nearly 10 Years Old

Ben Hamill - May 10, 2020

former CEO and founder Isai Scheinberg’s March plea and guilty verdict was likely the beginning of the end of what will forever be known as Poker’s own Black Friday saga. The once-respected online Poker boss earlier this year...Read More

The Stars Group Rebrands BetStars

Ben Hamill - April 28, 2020

The Stars Group is slowly but surely building its brand into a name to be reckoned with. And since knowability is the name of the Fortune-500 game, the group’s recent rebrand applied to its online sports book BetStars – which...Read More

A Sneak-Peek At PokerStars’ Anti-Cheat Team

Ben Hamill - April 13, 2020

It may be argued that the majority of Poker players can reasonably be expected to be aware of the anti-cheat safeguards implemented by online operators like . And yet, thousands of transgressions are reported each year, ranging from playe...Read More

PokerStars Founder Isai Scheinberg Faces 5 Years In Jail

Ben Hamill - March 31, 2020

The drama surrounding founder Isai Scheinberg finally drew to a close last week when Scheinberg pled guilty to various charges stemming from a 2011 slew of indictments imposed by the U.S. Department of Justice. Each of the charges brough...Read More

PokerStars Ramps It Up With 6-Card Omaha

Ben Hamill - February 21, 2020

Thanks to a genius initiative dreamt up by leading operator , a brand-new product is headed in the direction of card playing enthusiasts. Pot Limit 6 Card Omaha will instead of following the usual 4-card model, make provision for 6-card h...Read More

PokerStars To Give Away 21 Platinum Passes

Ben Hamill - February 12, 2020

is all about creating core value by expanding on rewards. The latest news is that the operator has officially launched its Platinum Madness Promotion, which aims to dish out 21 Platinum Passes in as many days. Not that’s Platinum v...Read More

Jason Somerville Announces PokerStars Split

Ben Hamill - January 08, 2020

The man famously regarded as the founding father of Poker streaming, Jason Somerville, has announced having split with PokerStars. Sort of. Somerville announced on New Years Day via a video message announcement on soci...Read More

PokerStars To Give Away Passes To Twitchers

Ben Hamill - November 28, 2019

Exciting news for those following the world of Poker is that PokerStars has made available not one, but two platinum passes to Twitch users. In order to qualify for a free platinum pass, hopefuls are required to link t...Read More

PokerStars Release Two New Cash Games

Ben Hamill - November 24, 2019

PokerStars has just launched two brand-new novelty cash games. Deep Water Hold’em and PokerStars Tempest Hold’em both follow typical PokerStars style in that they tie in perfectly with other limited cash games laun...Read More

Liv Boeree & Igor Kurganov Leave PokerStars

Ben Hamill - November 18, 2019

PokerStars appears to be experiencing nothing short of a mass exodus of player-expertise and brand personalities. The latest players to have announced what they have referred to in true tongue-in-cheek style as a “sp...Read More

Kevin Martin Retires From Streaming Poker

Ben Hamill - September 17, 2019

Kevin Martin has come a long way since his days of living it up in the Big Brother Canada house back in 2015. This was after all the same year he became one of the pioneers of Poker streaming on Twitch. But the streame...Read More

PokerStars Raises $56k In Aid Of Children

Ben Hamill - September 17, 2019

Big-time Poker brand PokerStars is making a difference to the plight of children in need thanks to its long-time support of the flagship charity initiative known as Right to Play. PokerStars, which is owned by operator...Read More

Van Blarcum Reigns Victorious In EPT Event

Ben Hamill - September 12, 2019

Aaron Van Blarcum is no ordinary Poker player. He recently beat a field of 520 entrants and made his way all the way to the $474,390 first-place prize money in the WPT Legends Of Poker main event played at the Bicycle ...Read More

PokerStars Mixes It Up On The Big Blind

Ben Hamill - September 11, 2019

Frustrated with having to guestimate your next move on PokerStars because you simply do not possess the faculty of super-human abacus skills? The operator has heeded the cries for change and has implemented a brand-new...Read More

PokerStars Slashes Cash Games From 24 To 4

Ben Hamill - August 26, 2019

PokerStars has slashed the number of cash tables that any player is able to play simultaneously at any given time from 24 down to 4. In spite of the fact that this is bound to prove highly unpopular as far as changes g...Read More

PokerStars Trials All-In Cash Out Feature

Ben Hamill - August 03, 2019

Insurance protection may be considered to be just another way in which the house ultimately wins when it comes to playing Blackjack, but when it comes to equity protection when talking Poker, and especially when cash players come to the p...Read More

Poker’s Kevin “Racks” Roster Has Died

Ben Hamill - July 31, 2019

Poker lover and all-round good guy Kevin “Racks” Roster has passed away. Roster was in 2017 diagnosed as suffering from sarcoma, a particularly unforgiving form of cancer. But instead of lying down and waiting for the inevitab...Read More

Negreanu Has No Problem With VPNs

Ben Hamill - July 30, 2019

With online Poker now outlawed in the United States, more and more US players are making use of VPNs in order to cast a cloak of anonymity over their real identities, and more importantly, their geo-locations, in order to gain access to i...Read More

PokerStars Debuts Novelty Game Tournaments

Ben Hamill - July 13, 2019

Iconic Canadian brand PokerStars’ classic novelty cash games have received a makeover. Three of the site’s original novelty titles that were launched last year are now available in an innovative multi-table tournament format. ...Read More

PokerStars Eyeing Out Swiss Market

Ben Hamill - July 04, 2019

Switzerland has officially closed its iGaming space off to the outside world. New Year’s Day saw the country’s new Money Gaming Act officially come into effect, despite the various motions filed in opposition of such a move si...Read More

Tankaza Secures Back-To-Back Main Events

Ben Hamill - June 06, 2019

In Poker, whether online or when talking in-person tournaments, winning back-to-back main events is a thing that is almost unheard of. Unless your name is Gianluca “Tankaza” Speranza of course. The Austrian online Poker player...Read More

Daniel Negreanu To Split From PokerStars

Ben Hamill - June 04, 2019

Anyone who has been following the more subtle goings-on on the world-wide Poker circuit will agree that although slightly sad because of it being the end of an era, Daniel Negreanu’s announcement that he will no longer be part and p...Read More

The Stars Group Launches Stars Affiliate Club

Ben Hamill - May 31, 2019

Affiliate clubs have enjoyed a lot of success in many industries all over the world, but it’s an element of business that has been strangely absent from the worldwide gambling and betting industry. Until now that is, because The Sta...Read More

The Stars Group Owns Up To Chinese Affair

Ben Hamill - May 25, 2019

Now may not have been the best time for The Stars Group to have been caught with its pants down and entangled with unregulated Chinese site Red Dragon Poker. All was revealed when a group of Chinese nationals were stripped of their coins ...Read More

Three PokerStars UFC Ambassadors Introduced

Ben Hamill - May 21, 2019

Can PokerStars possibly get any better at what they have been doing up until now? Room for improvement seems to be a many-splendid thing that reveals itself in fresh new ways to the relentlessly committed. When PokerStars’ partnersh...Read More

PokerStars To Celebrate Rags To Riches

Ben Hamill - May 10, 2019

Most of us just love a good old story of rags to riches. We are inherently benevolent by nature and learning of how other managed to rise above their own circumstances gives us a sense of hope and creates in us the notion that if it&rsquo...Read More

PokerStars Makes Major Tech & VR Changes | Gaming Post CA

Ben Hamill - April 30, 2019

PokerStars first announced its own giant leap for Poker-playing mankind when in 2018 it adopted Virtual Reality technology into its forte for the very first time. Not much more came of it all at the time, save for the grand and elaborate ...Read More

Maurice Hawkins Wins 12th WSOP Gold Ring

Ben Hamill - April 30, 2019

Pro-poker champ Maurice Hawkins is a man with a plan. Hawkins recently walked away $44,297 the richer after he out-played, outwitted and outlasted 319 of his contemporaries at the 2019 World Series of Poker Circuit Harra’s Cherokee ...Read More

PokerStars In Trouble Over College Bets

Ben Hamill - April 30, 2019

New Jersey may have fought in the front lines of the war that eventually saw the ban on sports betting abolished in the United States, but that certainly doesn’t mean that anything goes. The state doesn’t permit any form of sp...Read More

Pennsylvania To Offer Online Poker

Ben Hamill - April 27, 2019

Pennsylvania To Offer Online Poker If any one day on this year’s calendar promises to be happy day then it’s without a doubt July 15. The 15th of July will see residents of the state of Pennsylvan...Read More

Poker’s Big 3 Under The Looking Glass

Ben Hamill - March 27, 2019

The Big 3 online Poker brands have been in constant competition with one another, and PokerStars, partypoker and 888poker each had its own story to tell when the revenue figures for the latest close of year were recently released. One can...Read More

PokerStars Celebrates 13 Years Of Sunday Million

Ben Hamill - March 25, 2019

On the 14th of April 2019 PokerStars will celebrate the 13th anniversary of its legendary Sunday Million Tournament. The tournament has enjoyed a lot of support and success since a Canadian online...Read More

Poker’s GPI Combines EPA And APA Awards

Ben Hamill - March 23, 2019

There’s a new development in the Poker Awards business and a very exciting one at that. The Global Poker Index has officially merged the American and European Poker Awards in order to form the bigger and better Global Poker Awards. ...Read More

Jake Cody Leaves The PokerStars Family

Ben Hamill - March 18, 2019

Despite the fact that nobody has made any move to confirm or challenge the rumour, it certainly appears as if the youngest ever winner of the Triple Crown is no longer affiliated with PokerStars. Jake Cody certainly was regarded as one of...Read More

Koon Kicks Ivey Off The Top 10 List

Ben Hamill - March 15, 2019

As if being forced, admittedly all of one’s one doing, to resort to playing low-budget Poker and having your name stripped from one of the most esteemed Poker rooms in Vegas isn’t bad enough, Poker’s disgraced golden boy...Read More

Split Omaha May Be Coming To PokerStars

Ben Hamill - March 05, 2019

If a recent report is to be believed, player may soon have the opportunity to kick their four-card playing sessions up a notch thanks to a brand-new novelty game in the PokerStars pipeline. PokerStars appears to be going all out with a su...Read More

Get Ready For The Lex Live Spring Festival

Ben Hamill - February 27, 2019

Twitch Pro-Poker celebrity Lex Veldhuis is about to offer his fans the opportunity of taking him on in person in the live Poker arena. The Dutchman is throwing his very own party, dubbed the Lex Live Spring Festival, and the Team PokerSta...Read More

No More Staples And Gross For PokerStars

Ben Hamill - February 26, 2019

Streaming personalities Jamie Staples and Jeff Gross have made their exits out from under the PokerStars umbrella. Staples and Gross gained fame and momentum when they grew their own personality-brands on the popular streaming website, Tw...Read More

Uproar Over PokerStars Incentive Re-Shuffle

Ben Hamill - February 22, 2019

PokerStars has made quite a number of changes aimed at stimulating recreational play. The flip side is that the funds has to come from somewhere, and it’s now very much a matter of taking away from the rich and re-routing the resour...Read More

PokerStars Signs A New Brand Ambassador

Ben Hamill - February 18, 2019

The world’s leading Poker operator, PokerStars has just signed a new brand-ambassador to represent their brand. Winner of the PokerStars Player’s No-Limit Hold’em Championship (PSPC) Ramón Colillas, officially rep...Read More

February 3rd A Big Day for Online Poker

Ben Hamill - February 07, 2019

Dozens of enthusiastic online grinders won huge on Sunday, February 3 thanks to 888poker’s innovative RakeLESS promo. Also on the table for players on the day was partypoker’s KO series, PokerStars’ Turbo Series, and a c...Read More

PokerStars Slash Online Games’ Time Banks

Ben Hamill - February 04, 2019

In a bid to speed up the pace of its cash gaming action, PokerStars will be slashing its time banks by significant amounts. The world’s top online poker platform will reportedly be doing this for both its zoom games and its standard...Read More

PokerStars Bans Seating Scripts in Policy

Ben Hamill - February 03, 2019

Cash poker players at PokerStars, the world’s largest card gaming room operated by Canadian giant The Stars Group, will soon no longer be able to use automated seating scripts. The changes will be enacted from March 1 onward followi...Read More

‘AU555’ of Ukraine Wins the Sunday Million

Ben Hamill - January 30, 2019

On January 27, PokerStars ran its for the first time after the iconic poker website permanently reduced the event’s buy-ins from $215 to $109. Any concerns about the tourney’s $1 million guarantee not being reached were soon ...Read More

Endless Action in PokerStars Winter Series

Ben Hamill - January 26, 2019

It was another action packed weekend at US-licensed online poker rooms with the recent Winter Series coming to an end at PokerStars New Jersey. To add even more fun to the mix, the New Year Kick Off Series also started at WSOP.com, giving...Read More

PokerStars Embrace Short-Deck in 6+ Holdem

Ben Hamill - January 18, 2019

Canadian iPoker brand PokerStars has officially joined the short-deck movement with the launch of its latest online game, 6+ Hold’em. According to industry media channels, players can expect the new title to officially appear on iGa...Read More

Ramon Colillas Takes Home $25k PSPC Win

Ben Hamill - January 16, 2019

With every level that passed in the $25,000 PokerStars Players Championship (PSPC), the stakes grew even higher for those still in the running for the grand prize. A group of 38 participants reached the second last day of action on Januar...Read More

Dutch PokerStars Players Escape Win Taxes

Ben Hamill - January 14, 2019

Canadian company The Stars Group operates some of the world’s most successful iGaming brands. Among them is the number-one online poker platform on the planet, PokerStars, which operates in every corner of the globe from North Ameri...Read More

JPJ Group Enters Regulated Swedish Market

Ben Hamill - January 12, 2019

It seems like online gambling companies from all over the world are jostling to grab a piece of the newly regulated Swedish market. Just a few days ago, Canadian giant The Stars Group revealed the news that two of its cornerstone brands, ...Read More

The Stars Group Goes Live In Sweden

Ben Hamill - January 11, 2019

After being granted a license from Swedish regulator Lotteriinspektionen late in 2018, Canadian gaming giant The Stars Group (TSG) has officially entered the country’s regulated iGaming sphere. TSG’s flagship online poker bra...Read More

NY Senators Reviewing New iPoker Proposal

Ben Hamill - January 11, 2019

The new year has already brought around favourable changes for the online poker scene in the US state of New York. State lawmakers have again contemplated iPoker legislation, thanks to a bill that was recently forwarded to the Senate for ...Read More

12 Canadians Score PSPC Platinum Passes

Ben Hamill - January 09, 2019

The hype all began late in 2017 in Prague when Team Pro Daniel Negreanu officially announced the PokerStars Players Championship (PSPC). The $25k tournament was slated to run at the start of the yearly PokerStars Caribbean Adventure this ...Read More

Bicknell Named Female Player of the Year

Ben Hamill - January 06, 2019

As the new year kicks off, the Global Poker Index (GPI) rankings for the 2018 year have been revealed. Canada’s Kristen Bicknell once again secured a couple of great victories for her country, edging out Mike Leah for the top Canadi...Read More

Paul Michaelis Takes Home EPT Main Event Win

Ben Hamill - January 03, 2019

The 2018 European Poker Tour Prague $3,500 main event has just crowned its newest member of Poker royalty. German player Paul Michaelis is the latest player, and one of the youngest, to boot, to have had the opportunity of raising the tro...Read More

Aleeyah Jadavji Gets Her Platinum Pass

Ben Hamill - January 01, 2019

She’s not just instrumental in making things run smoothly from behind the scenes at PokerStars, but she’s also an enthusiastic and capable Poker player herself. And now, she’s won a coveted a Platinum Pass, an opportunit...Read More

The Stars Group Awarded Swedish Online Licence

Ben Hamill - December 28, 2018

It’s official: PokerStars parent company, The Stars Group (TSG), has just been welcomed into Sweden’s newly regulated online gambling fold. The Stars Group, together with four other operators, have become the latest operators ...Read More

NBA Names The Stars Group As Gaming Partner

Ben Hamill - December 22, 2018

Canadian-based The Stars Group, owners of the world-famous PokerStars brand, have managed to secure its very first partnership with a US pro-sports league. The group was recently named the official gaming partner of the National Basketbal...Read More

PokerStars and Player Agrees to Drop All Charges

Ben Hamill - December 11, 2018

If you’re going to try and have your cake and eat it too, you best make sure that on your end of the net, the court is squeaky clean. Just ask world-renowned professional Poker player, Gordon Vayo. Vayo had previously tried to take ...Read More

PGCB Grants PokerStars an iGaming License

Ben Hamill - December 04, 2018

PokerStars, the highly popular online gaming brand run by Canada’s own The Stars Group, is reportedly taking its first steps back into the US’s online poker market thanks to a ground-breaking new deal. The successful company&...Read More

November 18 A Memorable Day for Canadian Poker

Ben Hamill - November 21, 2018

November 18 was a huge day for online poker tourney grinders. Some immense scores were achieved by players from all around the world, and as per usual, it was PokerStars’ Sunday Million that generated the biggest prize pool and thre...Read More

‘Talonchick’ Rowsome Talks Family Business

Ben Hamill - November 20, 2018

Since taking her leave from team online, Canadian poker icon Adrienne ‘Talonchick’ Rowsome has expanded her family and started a brand new business. For more than 5 years, Rowsome represented as a Team Online member, and a...Read More

Vayo Drops Fraudulent Lawsuit Against REEL

Ben Hamill - November 20, 2018

Gordon Vayo, the iconic 2016 WSOP runner-up and popular online poker player, has reportedly dropped his former lawsuit against the parent company of PokerStars, Rational Entertainment Enterprises Limited (or REEL) after it was revealed th...Read More

Evolution Gaming Air TV Series for Ardent Group

Ben Hamill - November 16, 2018

Live dealer casino giant Evolution Gaming has reportedly joined forces with Ardent Group, a prominent Belgian gambling operator, to launch a nightly live gambling television series. Last week, Evolution’s upper management announced...Read More

The Stars Group Profits’ Soar Post-Acquisitions

Ben Hamill - November 13, 2018

Canadian iGaming operator operates, among other things, two of the world’s most successful online poker brands: PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker. It should come as no surprise, then, that fans of the company’s poker offerings w...Read More

Kevin Martin Scores Over $180k in 2018

Ben Hamill - November 08, 2018

has done it again. This time, the Albertan Team PokerStars Pro Online star has scooped yet another life-changing cash, which comes as his largest to date and has added to some exceptional results for the year in review. Last week, Marti...Read More

Poker Pro Liv Boeree Gives TED Talk

Ben Hamill - October 10, 2018

The professional Poker world is dominated by men, but Britain’s Olivia ‘Liv’ Boeree is one of the few women who are in the process of changing that. The pro player has already won more than $3.7 million in prize money, a...Read More

Big Expansion Plans for The Stars Group

Ben Hamill - October 01, 2018

A few years back, The Stars Group was struggling with debt after being shaken by an insider trading scandal involving its founder and CEO David Baazov. After paying off its debts from the acquisition of PokerStars...Read More

PokerStars Galactic Series a Clear Success

Ben Hamill - September 27, 2018

The latest has demonstrated the overwhelming success of shared liquidity in Europe. It was in August when PokerStars launched the largest online poker series in the world for players in the newly merged European shared ...Read More

MuchBetter Payments Coming to Stars Group

Ben Hamill - September 24, 2018

Online and mobile payment service firm MuchBetter revealed this week that it has signed an exclusive new partnership with Canadian iGaming giant, . Under the terms of the fresh new deal, the payment service provider will supply their sec...Read More

DDoS Attacks Hit 888Poker Before XL Series

Ben Hamill - September 18, 2018

The notorious group of women and men donning ‘fsociety’ masks struck again this week, this time hitting 888Poker with a series of catastrophic DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks. The saga has rocked the online gambli...Read More

Sports Stars Sponsored By Casinos

Ben Hamill - September 18, 2018

The world of sports is an every changing one. It was not so long ago that it was all but expected that alcoholic beverage brands or electronics companies would sponsor sports teams. It was an accepted situation, almost as if the two had alw...Read More

Short-Deck on the Cards for PokerStars

Ben Hamill - September 12, 2018

Canadian poker giant PokerStars has recently been innovating new ways to enhance users’ experiences on their website. Some have been interesting indeed, while others, like the Unfold feature, have been met with criticism after being...Read More

PokerStars Removes iDEAL for Dutch Players

Ben Hamill - September 09, 2018

News has now emerged that Canada-based PokerStars operator The Stars Group informed its Dutch players last month that the popular iDEAL payment method would soon be removed from the local version of the poker site. In a message sent to i...Read More

EPT Season Off to a Great Start

Ben Hamill - September 07, 2018

The European Poker Tour (EPT) started 15 years ago in the Spanish capital of Barcelona. Every year since then, the sizzling Spanish destination has been the site of the first event in each new Tour season, as well as being one of the la...Read More

Kevin Martin Keeps Raking In the Wins

Ben Hamill - September 03, 2018

Not long after his first big win of last month, local legend and Team PokerStars Online Pro Kevin Martin managed to bank his , and then go on to win a 3rd. The player, who is also a well-known poker streamer and winner of Big Brother Can...Read More

Poker Players Hit Hard by Spanish Taxman

Ben Hamill - August 28, 2018

Just as local poker players began to trek into Spain’s second-largest city for the , a brand new breaking news headline has hit the web that could make players from certain jurisdictions stop and think twice about attending. Hossei...Read More

PokerStars Offers Apology Free Rolls After DDoS Attack

Ben Hamill - August 27, 2018

Over the past few weeks, the online poker industry has been heavily affected by a slew of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks that caused numerous tournament cancellations and site crashes at several popular sites. PokerStars, t...Read More

Online Poker Sites Suffer DDoS Attacks

Ben Hamill - August 22, 2018

The online poker industry has recently been plagued by a spate of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, with three highly popular gaming websites being impacted by the onslaught. Initial reports of the attacks emerged on US-facin...Read More

Strong Results for Stars Group in Q2 2018

Ben Hamill - August 15, 2018

Canadian analysts have praised The Stars Group’s ‘impressive momentum’ in Q2 this year, which was driven by a busy period of mergers and acquisitions. The news of the Group’s second quarter success has come after t...Read More