Category: International

Major PokerStars Software Update in the Works

While details are still scarce, it appears that PokerStars is in the advanced stages of a software overhaul that will aim to completely change the way that players interact with the world’s largest poker site.Details of the impending upgrade emerged from players who attended the recent PokerStars VIP party in London; part of the party

Zynga & Bwin.Party to Offer Real Money Online Gambling in the UK

Just minutes ahead of its Q3 earnings call, Zynga dropped a bit of a bombshell: The company has signed a deal with bwin.party that will see the companies partner on real-money gambling in the UK via poker and casino games.Here’s how the partnership will apparently work: Zynga will operate real-money gaming in the UK under

Facebook’s Foray Into Real Money Gambling: What Does it Mean?

In five years or so, gambling analysts may well look back at August 7th, 2012 as a watershed moment for the industry. That is, of course, the date that the first real money gambling app for Facebook – Bingo & Slots Friendzy by Gamesys – began trialing for users in the UK.Some will argue, of

Celeb Poker Merging With Titan Poker

The title pretty much says it all.According to an email sent to Celeb Poker affiliates, Celeb will be subsumed by Titan Poker on (or about) August 27th, 2012.From the email:Haven’t heard about the coming iPoker split? Info from PokerFuse:

The Three Biggest Problems Facing Online Poker

This is a guest commentary from Bill Rini. Follow Bill on Twitter or subscribe to his blog for more.Online poker is at a sort of crossroads today. After several years of flying under the radar and often operating in grey areas of local laws, today online poker is in the spotlight of lawmakers in many

Why the Recent Zynga Departures Aren’t That Big of a Deal

If you read the reports coming out of the highly insular, echo chamber-esque world of online tech & financial media, you’d think there wasn’t anyone left at Zynga besides Mark Pincus and maybe a couple of janitors. No less than three dozen news (and “news”) sources termed the recent spate of employee exits an “exodus.”

Full Tilt Poker Head Ray Bitar Surrenders to US Authorities

Full Tilt Poker head Ray Bitar, one of the individuals named in the Black Friday indictments, has surrendered himself to US authorities.Update: 10:30 AM EST July 3rd PokerFuse cites an AP report claiming Bitar’s surrender may not have been entirely voluntary, writing that:Update: 7:30 PM EST There is apparently no deal between the DOJ and

Twitter Says Stars / Full Tilt Deal is Dead. Maybe.

Absolute anarchy (or at least a couple of dozen tweets) regarding the alleged demise of PokerStars’ bid to purchase to corpse of Full Tilt Poker. The latest semi-official word from PokerStars is that the deal is still alive and kicking, but at least one credible source appears to be standing by their assessment of the

PPA Calls for Player Action Prior to Senate Hearing

Poker advocates in the US, mark your calendars for Thursday, July 26th at 2:15 pm. That’s when the US Senate is scheduled to take up the issue of “the regulation of tribal gaming, focusing on brick and mortar to the Internet.”In the days leading up to the hearing, the Poker Player’s Alliance is asking players

What Does Zynga Poker Want to Be When it Grows Up?

Another week, another breaking story about Zynga moving into the real-money poker sphere.This time, the company is making headlines for seeking a platform partner for real-money poker. According to EGR, Zynga has already received bids from Playtech (iPoker) and GTECH G2 (IPN) to provide Zynga with a poker engine.That likely seems a curious development to