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Online News: Run It Once Poker ceases international operations; PokerStars’ Winter Series upcoming Main Events; $10M GTD Venom on WPN; Winamax hosts €24M GTD Road to Series; Skrill and Neteller lift balance restrictions 

Online News: Run It Once Poker ceases international operations; PokerStars’ Winter Series upcoming Main Events; $10M GTD Venom on WPN; Winamax hosts €24M GTD Road to Series; Skrill and Neteller lift balance restrictions 

In this column, we deliver you the latest and most interesting online poker industry news from across the world and all platforms. Run It Once Poker ceases international operations In a surprising announcement from founder Phil Galfond, it has been decided that Run It...

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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 Japan

With the future opening of casinos in Japan, experts predict that the country could become the world’s third largest land-based gambling market behind Las Vegas and Macau.

Poker in Taiwan

According to a British gambling consultancy, Singaporeans are the second biggest gamblers in the whole world and this is despite very strict laws against gambling in the country.

Poker in Thailand

Over the past few years, Thailand has become the top spot in Asia for professional online poker players to spend their time, especially during the European/US winter.

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Asian Poker Tour shifts focus to booming South Korean market

Asian Poker Tour shifts focus to booming South Korean market

The past few years have been witness to a massive poker boom in South Korea with Hold’em poker pubs spreading like wildfire. Today, hundreds of pubs have sprouted, some of which are used as staging grounds to feed players into larger poker festivals held in the...

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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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