WPT Prime Gold Coast: Yang Lei bags Main Event victory; Steven Hoek and Gavin Best among side event winners; Romain Morvan crowned Player of the Series

Back in full swing, the recently concluded World Poker Tour Prime Gold Coast series saw its 11-event schedule fill up with hundreds of both local and international runners. The festival which ran from June 9-20, 2022 at The Star Gold Coast debuted its first Mystery Bounty event and featured a highlighting AU$1,500 Main Event. This […]

Alex Lynskey wins Star Gold Coast  Summer Series Monster Main Event; Mina Gerges and  Anthony Cierco with multiple cashes; other festival results included

The much awaited Star Gold Coast Summer Series in Queensland, Australia came and went with nine events attracting a substantial 1,637 entries and A$ 869,156 (~US$ 620,250) in combined prize pools. Emerging as the most envied was one of Australia’s top pro players, Alexander Lynskey, who championed the Monster Main Event. Other strong performers were […]

Aussie Briefs: Star Poker Gold Coast announces Summer Series, Star Sydney reopens without poker, Stacked Poker Championship set for a later date

In this column, we give you the latest and most interesting poker industry news from Australia’s recovering live scene. Star Poker Gold Coast announces Summer Series With postponed events here and there, Star Poker Gold Coast is getting ready to host the newest event to hit the felt this year. Its Summer Series due to […]

All eyes on Australia’s Star Casino following investigation 

Australia’s casino industry has been in the spotlight the past few years as the globally renowned Crown Resorts faced scrutiny and a series of consequences for being found guilty of improper practices. The surprising evidence and exposure of these violations resulted in a bigger crackdown on the country’s entire gaming industry. Four months ago, state […]

Covid-19 crisis puts Australian poker scene to a halt

After what was deemed to be a smooth recovery for live poker’s return in Australia, the arrival of the new Delta strain in the country has abruptly caused a number of issues in the scene’s awaited comeback. Just last week, the government declared its largest city Sydney, to be a Covid-19 hotspot, resulting in a […]