Vanessa Selbst Hosts High Stakes Poker for Justice

Vanessa Selbst Hosts High Stakes Poker for Justice

PokerStars Team Pro, Vanessa Selbst, is doing her part to help justice prevail by hosting a charity fundraiser where participants can play in a “a high-stakes poker tournament” against her and fellow Team Pro Daniel Negreanu.

Industry Insight

The competition to buy bwin.party is again a two-horse race as GVC re-enters the bidding. More financial results are out this week, as investor interest in the gaming sector reaches new heights.

The competition to buy bwin.party is again a two-horse race as GVC re-enters the bidding.

The Zeitgeist

The price of (party) poker just went up. 888 poker customers on their dot-com site experienced another round of disconnections from the company servers during one of the busiest times of the week on Sunday.

GVC reenters the bidding for bwin.party, 888 connectivity issues continue and fallout from Italian online gaming’s connection to organized crime.

Poker Room Insight

The massive police action by Italy’s Guardia di Finanza has resulted in a number of sites on the nationally regulated {People’s Network} being taken offline.

888poker continues to suffer widespread disconnection problems that have caused the cancellation of some tournaments.

Reads of the Week

Understanding why players play games is a valuable way to leverage their popularity and grow revenues.

Lottery-style Sit and Go poker tournaments, the 888 bwin.party deal and age is no barrier to success in poker.

Traffic Insight

A 3.7% fall in cash game traffic this week took the global market to a new seasonal low even though it is at about this time that the industry is hoping that the slowdown will reverse and bring growth back to online poker.

Cash game traffic cannot quite realize that it is supposed to be increasing after the seasonal low.

Two Queens of Clubs Flop at High Roller Cash Game

Two Queens of Clubs Flop at High Roller Cash Game

During play on Tuesday at the High Roller Cash Game being filmed at the Aria and to air later this summer on the new poker network Poker Central, two Queens of Clubs appeared on the flop, and not a single player at the table noticed it.