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Mike Sexton Appointed Chairman of Partypoker

Poker Hall of Fame member Mike Sexton was there for the inception of both partypoker and the World Poker Tour. Now, after 15 years he leaves his position as a commentator for the latter, the WPT to fill the role of the chairman at partypoker.

Doug Polk Wins $271,000 Live on YouTube

Polk recently complained about how large streamers stifle his audience on Twitch and therefore he announced he's going to stream more on YouTube. The move worked out very well for him so far - he live streamed finishing first in a 5K buy-in tournament on partypoker and his YouTube numbers skyrocketed.

New Partypoker Loyalty System Goes Into Effect on Monday

Partypoker announced they are revamping their loyalty reward system back in March and their players have been awaiting the details ever since. They are finally here, including the date of the launch which is May 22nd - next Monday. It was worth the waiting because as it turns out, they're bringing back the rakeback rewards in a big way.

November Nine Era Ends - WSOP ME Champion to be Crowned in July

The WSOP is set to kick off within a month in Las Vegas and this year, there will be some significant changes made to the Main Event. The final table will not be played in November as it used to be.

PS SCOOP Events Cancelled Due to Technical Difficulties

Twelve SCOOP events had to be cancelled on Monday after many players experienced technical difficulties. PokerStars released a blog post yesterday blaming the problems on an outage.

 

 

Cash Game Festival Starts in Gibraltar Tomorrow

The poker event offering 24/7 cash games for their participants is coming to its 4th stop this year, this time in Gibraltar. 

GPI Puts Poker Into the ESport Category

Global Poker Index has changed their name to Gaming Player Index, and from now on they are tracking the eSport field too together with the poker players. 

Daniel Negreanu and Doug Polk Analyze the Same Hand

In a video he posted on his YouTube channel yesterday, Daniel Negreanu decided to break down a hand between Miss Finland, Sara Chafak and high stakes poker pro Ronnie Bardah that was played on the poker TV show Shark Cage back in 2014. Doug Polk also covered the same hand days after it happened more than two years before Negreanu. Polk and Negreanu have been having a spat online for a long time now, which makes the situation a little piquant.

Lotos Poker Joins GGNetwork

The Russian language poker room used to be one of the skins of 888. Now, they will operate under the GGNetwork: an up-and-coming poker network who have been focusing on Asia up until recently. 

PSC Monte Carlo Main Event Ends with Heads-up Deal

727 entered the race for a piece of the €3,525,950 prize pool at the world-famous Monte Carlo Casino in Monaco. Italian regular Raffaele Sorrentino ended up topping the field after making a deal with runner-up Andreas Klatt, and took home €466,714.

What's Wrong with PKR - Another MGN Room Down?

PKR has suspended their service at the evening of May 3rd and the poker room still isn't back up running, nor have they informed the public about the details behind the shutdown. What's going on?

Triobet Closes

Triobet, a poker room part of the Microgaming Network shut down on May 2nd.

Doug Polk "Can't Win Online No More" and "is a Scam" According to Luke Schwartz

Polk has taken many shots at Schwartz on his popular YouTube channel, now the British card player is returning the fire claiming WCGRider is down 600K on PokerStars in the last two years and that his poker coaching videos are just moneymaking scams.

Microgaming Releases New Mobile App

The previous MGN app only had cash game tables available on it but on the new and improved one you can play all kinds of tournaments, MTT's or SNG's as well as their lottery game the "Fish Party".

 

Fedor Holz on the Poker Life Podcast

One of the greatest players of his generation appeared on Joe Ingram's podcast Poker Life where they had a 3-hour conversation about a vast array of topics.

 

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