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 […]

Natural8 Donates $40,000 to Support COVID-19 Response in India

Article sponsored by Natural8 June 3, 2021 – Natural8 today announced that they will be donating more than $40,000 to support COVID-19 relief efforts in India. Last month, Natural8 launched the Unite to Fight COVID-19 in India campaign. The fundraiser saw the online poker site raising funds to provide aid in the form of medicine, […]

Natural8 Will Double All Donations Made In COVID-19 Fundraiser for India

Article sponsored by Natural8 May 17, 2021 – Natural8 is launching a fundraiser to support COVID-19 relief efforts in India. From now until May 29, this Unite to Fight COVID-19 in India campaign will see Natural8 matching every donation dollar for dollar. India is one of the countries most affected by the ongoing pandemic, and […]

Las Vegas’ return to normal faster than expected

The past twelve months has been considerably challenging for the Entertainment Capital of the World as its tourism-reliant economy saw a temporary shutdown just a little over a year ago. While Las Vegas was not immune to the drastic impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic, the city appears to be focused on getting back on its […]

Metro Manila poker rooms close again as community goes into a second lockdown

Live poker for the once budding poker hub in Asia has reached a complete downfall since the global health crisis broke out earlier in 2020. Prior to the pandemic, Metro Manila, Philippines was a popular pitstop for major poker brands having hosted several successful festivals year after year. Non-essential businesses which included the gaming sector […]

Live edition of the 2021 WSOP likely to take place this fall

The past year has been unlike any other with the whole global health situation having greatly affected the sport and gaming industry. 2020 has seen its fair share of disrupted live poker tournament schedules with the new year now relying on the hopeful side of things. Last year’s action, however, remained eventful with major brand […]

WPT Asia-Pacific Championship at NagaWorld set to a later date

2021 seemed like a new year for live poker as clubs began to reopen here and there amidst the continuing global health crisis. Successful yet much smaller live festivals in a number of countries were also welcomed by local players considering the situation. With about the whole of 2020’s events canceled or postponed for a […]

Online Poker News: COVID-19 vaccine scares investors; Run It Once celebrates SNG launch; Unibet first to announce Christmas promos

In this column, we deliver you the latest and most interesting online poker industry news from across the world and all platforms. COVID-19 vaccine announcement scares Online Poker investors Even though a potential upcoming poker boom is not impossible, the announcement by pharmaceutical giant Pfizer of a COVID-19 vaccine might allow potential players to leave […]

People News: Deeb in hospital with Covid-19; Sexton celebration of life; Isai Scheinberg walks free; Mike Postle Update; Man gets bluffed, complains

In this column, we deliver you the latest and most interesting news and gossip from our favourite poker people. Deeb in hospital with Covid-19 The American poker pro Shaun Deeb had travelled to Mexico to successfully grind the WCOOP from there. Last week he revealed that he had been infected with Covid-19 and has since […]