Zynga closes real money poker and casino services

The most popular play-money online poker site in the world used to be Zynga's Facebook application, and the company tried to convert the fans to real-money games with the launch of ZyngaPlusPoker and with the help of a bwin.party partnership. Their efforts didn't prove successful and ZyngaPlusPoker and ZyngaPlusCasino sites will be closing shortly.

Blast Longer - Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi launches last longer betting website

Three time WSOP bracelet winner Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi has launched blastlonger.eu, a website where poker players can make last longer bets with their friends or with members of the community. The site is currently in beta stage and can be viewed on mobile devices aswell.

Isildur1 biggest winner, Phil Ivey biggest loser in February at the online high stakes tables

Viktor "Isildur1" Blom ended up as the biggest winner at the high stakes cash game tables in February, he won $704.612 at Full Tilt and PokerStars. The biggest loser of the month was Phil "Polarizing" Ivey who dropped $1.120.354 last month at the 8-game and Draw tables.

PartyPoker Pokerfest between March 29 - April 12

PartyPoker has announced the date for their online tournament series, the Pokerfest 2015. The series will run between March 29 - April 12 with 3 buy-in levels (Low: $5 - $10, Medium: $10 - $50, High: $100+). There will be a total of 77 events with guarantees of $2.4 million.

Donger Kim wins heads-up challenge against TCfromUB

Dong "Donger Kim" Kim won $103.992 from Nick "TCfromUB" Frame in the15,000 hand heads-up challenge, which not only earned him the respect of the high stakes community, but also an additional $15,000 from the sidebets for the challenge.

International tournament news - EPT Malta to be the biggest EPT ever, WSOP Circuit expands to Italy and Morocco

From March 17 - 28, the European Poker Tour is organizing their biggest tournament stop ever at the Portomaso Casino in Malta, while the World Series of Poker has announced an international event in Morocco and the first ever European WSOP Circuit event in Italy.

PokerStars introduces n-Stack tournaments

The letter "n" actually means a number, currently there are 3-Stack, 5-Stack and 10-Stack tournaments available. The starting stack of the players will be divided into the number that is in the "n" bracket and players are free to choose how they want to use their stack.

Jason Somerville joins Team PokerStars Pro

This morning PokerStars officially announced that they have signed Jason Somerville as their Team Pro. Somerville is a WSOP champion who is probably most well-known for his Run It UP! video series and for streaming his online sessions on Twitch.tv.

From poker pro to the mainstream media - Ali Nejad debuts new show

Ali Nejad transferred from playing poker to being a poker media personality, and lately he can be seen more and more in the mainstream media aswell.

SNG specialist Bighusla wins $11,000 in 5,000 Spin & Gos

High stakes Sit n' Go crusher Bighusla has successfully completed a challenge in which he had to play 5,000 Spin & Gos in a month with an expected cEV of 8.5% or higher. He finished the challenge with a cEV of 8.8% after 5,054 games and won $11,000 before rakeback, even after running bad in the higher multiplier games.

Victoria Coren-Mitchell wins three British Poker Awards

Victoria Coren-Mitchell made the headlines several times last year, she became the first ever two-time EPT winner and she also left PokerStars when the company decided to add casino games to its offering. On Monday night, she won three awards at the British Poker Awards including one for "Personality of the Year."

Delaware and Nevada to merge online poker player pools in 4-6 weeks

According to Nevada governor Brian Sandoval, Nevada and Delaware online poker players only have to wait 4-6 more weeks before the two states merge their player pools.

REG charity raises $500,000 in 2014, Martin Jacobson donates $250,000

Raising for Effective Giving (REG) is a charity that was co-founded by poker pros Igor Kurganov, Philipp Gruissem and Liv Boeree and one that is very rapidly expanding. The charity reported donations of over $500,000 since its launch in July 2014 with a huge, $250,000 donation coming from 2014 WSOP Main Event champ Martin Jacobson.

$500,000 High Roller at the Aria Casino this summer

According to businessman and poker know-it-all Tom Hall, even though there will be no $1,000,000 Big One for One Drop this year, players who seek ultra-high stakes action won't be disappointed, as Aria Resort & Casino is planning a $500,000 buy-in event.

Donger Kim vs. TCfromUB Challenge - Donger Kim builds 10 buy-in lead

Dong "Donger Kim" Kim is currently in the lead after the 9th session against Nick "TCfromUB" Frame in their Heads-up challenge. The challenge is nearing its last third with 9,176 hands played from 15,000. Donger Kim currently has a $47,807 lead but there were several 10 buy-in swings in the last session, so the battle is far from over.

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