Poker Industry News
In June 2021 on Twitch.tv, poker lovers consumed 4,350,567 hours of poker content, with a peak of 239 broadcasters streaming poker. The streamer with most peak viewers in June was TheRealKnossi (with 1,686,713 followers and 48,530 hours total streaming time) who streamed 6 hours of poker and garnered 10,990 peak viewers, just outdoing popular Canadian poker streamer Jaime Staples
After a one-year break caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic the World Series of Poker (WSOP) is back in ‘Vegas, and poker players can look forward to competing for life-changing sums and winning WSOP bracelets later this year.
Las Vegas is open for live-poker once again, and the Venetian cardroom has been hosting its DeepStack Championship Poker Series which runs until 1st August and offers more than $15M in guaranteed tournament prize-pools.
Judge Thomas Wingate of Kentucky’s Franklin Circuit has ruled that the state may collect $100 million in bonds which were posted through insurance companies prior to the December ruling by the Kentucky Supreme Court that PokerStars was “an illegal internet gambling criminal syndicate”
Despite having less streamers (-19.9%) in March, The Twitch.tv poker directory was up almost 17% in terms of hours viewed compared to last month.
The WSOP will be back at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino from Thursday September 30th until Tuesday, November 23rd 2021
The BetMGM Online Poker App is now available for download in Michigan on both iOS and Android and is also accessible via desktop. Following BetMGM’s launch of their legal sportsbetting and online casino products offerings in January, the company said on Monday said it has launched BetMGM Poker Online in Michigan. This follows hot on […]
The ARIA High Roller Series is ready to resume – shuffling up the cards for high-stakes live poker events between 31st of March and 3rd April 2021.
Vegas hospitality workers (which includes casino workers and poker dealers) in Las Vegas and Southern Nevada could be up for vaccination in the next fortnight – a critical move to help reignite the Las-Vegas economy
Las Vegas Sands announced the sale of the Venetian Resort Las Vegas - home of the "Venetian Deepstack Extravaganza" tournaments
Three World Poker Tour (WPT) tournaments which played down to the final table in 2020 but which had to be paused due to the COVID-19 pandemic have been scheduled to resume play in Las Vegas, at the PokerGO studios. Each player will be required to take a COVID-19 test, and any player who is unlucky […]
19-year old Russian Maxim Sekretarev stood victorious in the 2021 World Poker Tour (WPT) Russia Main Event Sekretarev battled through a field of 251 entrants to the #1 spot, and a win of $160,694 and will have his name etched on the Mike Sexton World Poker Tour Champions Cup, which pays tribute to the late […]
$300-buy-in Michigan Championship of Online Poker (MICOOP) Main Event now guarantees a $200,000 prize pool, making it the largest-ever guaranteed online poker tournament in the short history of PokerStars Michigan
Online poker company PokerStars announced today that the company will officially retire both the desktop and mobile apps for Full Tilt Poker on Feb 25th 2021, and that account information and balances will be merged to players’ corresponding PokerStars accounts. During the online poker boom, Full Tilt Poker was one of the big players in […]