Jason Mercier Wins Three SCOOP Titles in One Week

Jason Mercier Wins Three SCOOP Titles in One Week

Jason Mercier is having one heck of a run in the PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP). He has recorded his third victory of the series with all of his first place finishes coming in the same week.

Industry Insight

Optimal Payments raises money from its investors by swapping three shares for five. Bettson returns money to its investors by exchanging one share for four.

Bwin.party’s sale should be announced in the next few weeks—assuming it all goes through. CEO Norbert Teufelberger can expect a massive payday.

Poker Room Insight

Arguments over third party software erupt among HUSNG players. The first $1 million guaranteed live event resulting from the partnership between Dusk Till Dawn and bwin.party falls well short of its guarantee.

WPTPoker to close as bwin.party concentrates on its bwin and partypoker brands.

Reads of the Week

Lee Davy uses a recent interview with Bryn Kenney and Sorel Mizzi as an example of the challenges he faces to write about interesting aspects of poker without harming the image of the game.

Poker’s image, the health of the game and an attempt to propel it into the mainstream are all topics discussed in the articles recommended this week.

Traffic Insight

Global cash game traffic ended the week down 0.4%, essentially unchanged since last week, ending a three week run of steeper than average declines.

New Jersey and Nevada should see better cash game traffic figures after the WSOP live events begin in Las Vegas.

Marketing Insight

The PokerStars SCOOP is creating plenty of headlines as it moves towards the Main Event which will guarantee $1 million to the winner.

Viktor “Isildur1” Blom will live stream a ten hour Twitch session from Unibet.

MPN’s Latest Live Streaming Innovation

MPN’s Latest Live Streaming Innovation

MPN owners Microgaming yet again prove their dedication to exploring the outer limits of the social media envelope with the live streaming of the construction of their new headquarters on the Isle of Man.

Vanessa Selbst Passes the Bar Exam

Vanessa Selbst Passes the Bar Exam

Fans know that professional poker player Vanessa Selbst has been studying law, but she revealed on Twitter this morning that she has passed the bar exam!