Baazov to buy Amaya (PokerStars) - Make It Private

Amaya Gaming, owner of PokerStars and Full Tilt, has not had the greatest stock run ever since CEO David Baazov and powerful hedge funds bought the company for US$4.9b in 2014. And now, Baazov is offering shareholders a way out since he wants to purchase Amaya for C$21 a share and take it private. Baazov […]

Stern, Haxton’s PokerStars Meeting goes Nowhere

A trio of poker pros in Dani Stern, Isaac Haxton and Daniel Dvoress recently met with PokerStars’ parent company, Amaya Gaming. And their goal was to convince Amaya that it was in their best interests to reverse some of the sweeping VIP changes that they made. However, the meeting has came and passed with no […]

Poker Central airing 2016 Super High Roller Bowl and GPL

Poker Central, the only network that covers poker 24/7, has announced that they’ll be airing both the 2016 Super High Roller Bowl and Global Poker league (GPL) this year. Taking place from May 29 to June 1 at the ARIA Resort and Casino, the second-annual Super High Roller Bowl will feature a $5 million top […]

Beth Shak coaching Husband Seekers for $1k an Hour

We’ve heard some pretty outrageous poker coaching fees before. But what about the $1,000-an-hour fee that Beth Shak is charging to coach women to meet their Mr. Right? The celebrity gossip column at New York Daily News broke this story while adding that Shak is also working on a luxury poker-chip set line. Here’s the […]

Antigua, US resolving Online Poker Dispute - Scott Tom in Trouble?

The United States and Antigua and Barbuda have reportedly made a financial agreement that would end their online poker feud. While the financial details haven’t been made public yet, the deal looks to end a dispute that’s been going on for over a decade. Antigua once derived a large portion of its income from online […]

PokerStars to cut down on Data Mining

Much has been made about keeping recreational online poker players happy. After all, global internet poker traffic has been falling in recent years and high-volume grinders don’t really add money to the game. So PokerStars is more committed than ever to the recreational player experience, including cutting down on third-party data mining. Heads-Up Displays (HUDs), […]

Poker Player sold £1m worth of Steroids

A British poker player has been arrested after running a steroid operation that netted him more than £1 million. David Michael Jenkins, a former roofer and poker player, recently went through court proceedings and heard his fate in a Liverpool-area courtroom. After overseeing the case, Judge Niclas Parry determined that Jenkins made £1,012,767 from selling […]

Alex Millar quits Team PokerStars after VIP Changes

Lots of online poker pros are unhappy with the VIP program changes at PokerStars, which include eliminating many rewards for high-volume players. But nobody has quite taken the stance that high stakes phenom Alex ‘Kanu7′ Millar recently did. A member of Team PokerStars Online, Millar quit the team in protest of the VIP alterations. And […]

Strike won’t stop PokerStars VIP Changes

At the beginning of December, a large group of high-volume online poker players joined in a strike against PokerStars. The goal was to show PokerStars’ parent company, Amaya Gaming, that pros have a voice and a large influence on traffic. Unfortunately for these pros, the traffic at Stars didn’t take much of a hit and […]

PokerStars Strike now upon us

It’s now December 1st, meaning some PokerStars players have officially begun their strike against the world’s largest poker site. The strike was proposed not long ago on a Russian forum called Gipsyteam. Then Dani ‘Ansky’ Stern further popularized the strike by presenting it to the TwoPlusTwo forums. In addition to bringing other players’ attention to […]