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Poker in China

Although poker cash games are illegal in China, operators and organizers have been innovative in their offerings of poker tournaments to address the growing population of poker players in the country.

Poker in the Philippines

Poker has boomed in the Philippines especially with PokerStars & Poker King Club making Manila its new home. A greater influx of international poker players are coming in to attend tournaments like the APPT, the Asian Poker Tour (APT) and the World Poker Tour (WPT).

Poker in India

The recent creation of a Global Poker League in India with teams representing cities located all over the country is also a favorable indicator of Poker’s development in India, whilst local clubs attract more and more players.

Poker in Sri Lanka

Since 2009, numerous foreigners have been coming to the Pearl of the Indian Ocean for sightseeing and tourism. In 2010, gambling became officially legalized, aiming, in particular, at casino-starved Chinese and Indians.

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A Quick Guide to WPT Prime Cambodia: August 11 to 23

A Quick Guide to WPT Prime Cambodia: August 11 to 23

  In just a few days, the World Poker Tour returns to the Kingdom of Wonder with what promises to be the biggest event hosted by the brand in Asia this year. WPT Prime Cambodia takes place at the country’s capital, Phnom Penh, from August 11 to 23 at the...

Road to WPT Prime Cambodia – August 11 to 23; Main Event $500K GTD

Road to WPT Prime Cambodia – August 11 to 23; Main Event $500K GTD

  There’s plenty to get excited about this August as the World Poker Tour returns to Cambodia to stage its newest tournament series WPT Prime at the luxurious NagaWorld Phnom Penh. The highly anticipated event is certain to impress with huge guarantees and a...

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Germany’s Koray Aldemir wins the 2021 WSOP Main Event for US$ 8M

Germany’s Koray Aldemir wins the 2021 WSOP Main Event for US$ 8M

Amid a packed fan rail where one side sported black “KORAY” t-shirts and the other in white with “Show em the Lights – Bring it on Holmes” printed on, the exciting conclusion of the $10,000 No Limit Hold’em Main Event World Championship had just unfolded. And it...

Polk ends heads up challenge vs Negreanu with a $1.2M win

Polk ends heads up challenge vs Negreanu with a $1.2M win

After 36 sessions and over a hundred hours of battle, the heads up challenge between icons Doug Polk and Daniel Negreanu has finally come to a close. Polk, a master of the heads up game has proven his prowess time and time again, ending his most recent grudge match...

Argentina’s Damian Salas crowned the 2020 WSOP Main Event champion

Argentina’s Damian Salas crowned the 2020 WSOP Main Event champion

After two WSOP Main Event online legs, two live final table showdowns, and one ultimate heads up world championship, the 51st Annual World Series of Poker finally crowned its $10,000 No Limit Hold’em MAIN EVENT champion. Standing victorious and proud was Argentinian...

PokerStars Founder Isai Scheinberg surrenders to American authorities

PokerStars Founder Isai Scheinberg surrenders to American authorities

If PokerStars was once an empire of the online world, then Isai Scheinberg was its emperor. Over a relatively short space of time, Scheinberg’s online poker room had ridden the crest of the poker boom to become an all-conquering business behemoth, basking in the rays...

STRATEGY

Top 10 Beginners Tips for Six Plus Hold’em / Short Deck

It’s been over a year since PokerStars introduced Six Plus Hold’em and since then other major poker sites like GGPoker have followed suit. Six Plus might seem very similar to regular Texas Hold’em, except the ante structure and of course having the deck being stripped...

Everything you should know before making a deal in a tournament

Over the years, deal making has become an increasingly popular and important factor in tournaments. It allows players to flatten the payouts in the late stages which decreases the variance which can make tournament grinding difficult to manage as a profession. Most...

Are re-entries and late registrations hurting the poker economy?

There once a time when poker tournaments involved one buy-in, one stack and one shot. In the simpler days of a freezeout you’d only ever see a player bust once. But these days, professionals can fire bullet after bullet until they finally build a big stack they can go...

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