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WPN Pays $160m in Bitcoin Monthly or 95-Percent of Winnings

WPN Pays $160m in Bitcoin Monthly or 95-Percent of Winnings

Winning Poker Network begins paying out $160 million or up to 95% of monthly poker winnings in Bitcoin This is a 155% growth from what the company was paying before when the money paid was roughly $100 million a month The majority of WPN players are from the United States and they use Bitcoin avoid […]

Online Poker May Be about to Benefit Big from New Lockdown

Online Poker May Be about to Benefit Big from New Lockdown

GameIntel data shared exclusively with Pokerfuse suggests that online poker may be edging closer to its early-pandemic numbers if traffic keeps increasing Europe has already seen an increase of over 15,000 simultaneous cash seats as the biggest poker countries on the continent roll out lockdowns Meanwhile, poker in the United States is also benefiting heavily […]

Many Big Poker Rooms in Las Vegas Remain Shuttered

Many Big Poker Rooms in Las Vegas Remain Shuttered

With poker slowly returning to Las Vegas, the question that concerned parties bring up is not if the game would return, but rather what would happen to poker rooms that don’t restart their operations soon. Earlier in October, the Press of Atlantic did outline a possible scenario for the restart of the game in New […]

Woman Charged with Stealing Esfandiari’s $1m of Belongings

Woman Charged with Stealing Esfandiari’s $1m of Belongings

Poker professional Antonio Esfandiari reported $1 million in cash and valuables missing back in July. The police finally have apprehended a suspected, 46-year-old Svitlana Silva, Esfandiari’s father’s former paramour. Svitlana Silva Arrested in Esfandiari’s Theft Case Authorities have apprehended Svitlana Silva, a 4-year-old-woman, who is the primary suspect in the robbing of high-stakes poker professional […]

PokerStars WCOOP 2020 Ready to Get Going on August 30

PokerStars WCOOP 2020 Ready to Get Going on August 30

One of the world’s largest online poker events by PokerStars is about to kick off on August 30. The WCOOP gets underway with close to $82 million in guaranteed prize money. PokerStars’ Largest WCOOP to Date Kicks Off Poker tournament continue to gather steam in 2020 despite the pandemic and the PokerStars WCOOP 2020 is […]

VerStandig Close to Settlement with Mike Postle in Cheating Case

VerStandig Close to Settlement with Mike Postle in Cheating Case

Mike Postle and VerStandig may have reached a settlement in the cheating scandal Postle is embroiled in. VerStandig has requested an extension to communicate the terms to all 88 plaintiffs he represents. Mike Postle and Plaintiffs May Have Reached a Settlement The saga between Mike Postle and 88 plaintiffs accusing him of cheating in low-stake […]

Poker Central to Introduce a New High Stakes Duel Show

Poker Central to Introduce a New High Stakes Duel Show

Poker Central is debuting the High Stakes Duel format and show which will pit poker pros in a head-to-head battle in 12-round competition. The event starts on July 30 and will be broadcast live from the PokerGO Studio at Aria Resort & Casino. What’s Poker Central’s High Stakes Duel? Poker Central has announced a new […]

Borgata and Phil Ivey Reportedly Reach a Settlement

Borgata and Phil Ivey Reportedly Reach a Settlement

A six-year-long court battle between poker legend Phil Ivey and the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa may have been settled. Phil Ivey and Borgata Reportedly Settle Professional poker player Phil Ivey and the Borgata have reportedly settled a six-year lawsuit which alleged that Ivey, one of the richest poker players in the world, had teamed […]

Delaware and New Jersey April Poker Numbers Go up in Lockdown

Delaware and New Jersey April Poker Numbers Go up in Lockdown

Poker numbers in the United States have been steady with New Jersey and Delaware reporting solid growth and decent increase in overall registrations, traffic, and rake. Online Poker Marks Growth in Delaware In March and April Delaware is one of the smallest online gaming markets in the United States, but it has seen a two-fold […]

Global Online Poker Traffic Doubles in March, 2020

Global Online Poker Traffic Doubles in March, 2020

Online poker traffic has increased globally, hitting a new milestone of 45,000 concurrent players as of the end of March. Global Poker Traffic Doubles during COVID-19 Pandemic Lockdown GameIntel has released a study pointing to an increase in global online poker activity, with the figures reaching a five-year high, the company reported. According to the […]