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PokerStars esports hybrid online poker game Power Up is finally seeing a marketing push as the operator launches a new leaderboard promotion called Power Up…
Power Up Gets a Marketing Push with the Launch of Power Up Championship

The winner of the first-ever Power Up Championship will take home $3000 plus $1000 for 2nd place and 3rd place runner-ups.


PokerStars Power Up, the company’s ambitious new hybrid game that blends online poker with game design elements more common in esports titles like Hearthstone,...
Power Up: Thoughts and Analysis of PokerStars’ All New Real Money Online Poker Game

After a two-week alpha test, PokerStars is preparing to offer the world’s first ever esports game for real money gambling. Will it be a hit?


After a two-week alpha test, PokerStars is preparing to offer the world's first ever esports game for real money gambling.
Power Up: Thoughts and Analysis of PokerStars’ All New Real Money Online Poker Game

After a two-week alpha test, PokerStars is preparing to offer the world’s first ever esports game for real money gambling. Will it be a hit?


A Swedish commission set up in 2015 to look into the state of online gambling licensing in the country delivered a monstrous 1300-page report late last week.
Regulation Insight

The latest regulatory news from Australia, Sweden, Poland, Colombia and more.


PokerStars has unveiled a new poker variant dubbed Power Up that blends regular poker with a deck-building concept of "power" cards that can be used to influence the hand.
Power Up: PokerStars’ Big Push to Bridge the Worlds of Poker and eSports

Currently in Alpha testing, Power Up mixes traditional Hold’em with deck building strategy popularized in games like Hearthstone.


Boris Becker and Jan Jachtmann join the party. Sky Poker TV ends its run; Sky Poker launches mobile app.
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New ambassadors, new apps, the end of a TV show and the end of a tour.


The online poker industry's push to form ties with the rising dominance of esports continued this week with online poker operator 888 forming partnership with FlowEsports, a new German team of Hearthstone professionals.
888 Sponsors FlowEsports in Major Hearthstone Marketing Push

World’s second largest online poker room makes a play for the Hearthstone crowd.


European Regulators issued a joint statement this week reaffirming their priority of reaching an agreement to combine their online poker liquidity pools.
Poker Insight

Shared Euro liquidity, PokerStars’ launch in Portugal, Unibet’s new client and more.


PokerStars has puts its name behind Hearts & Spades, a new online event targeting the Italian market that blends online poker with Hearthstone.
Hearts and Spades: PokerStars’ Hybrid Poker & Hearthstone Event Livestreaming on Twitch

PokerStars ambassador and head of eSports pro team QLASH, Luca Pagano is the face of the new invitational hybrid event.


Gus Fritschie reviews the hot topics at G2E including Virtual Reality Gaming, eSports, Skill-based Games and Sports Betting.
A Look Back at 2016 G2E

Gus Fritschie reviews the popular topics at this year’s Global Gaming Expo.


Running for two days between October 25 to 26 at the SLS Hotel and Casino Las Vegas, the conference will help industry insiders understand how eSports will shape the casino floor of the future.
eSports: Is it a Fad or Phenomenon?

Find out at the Esports & Casino Resorts conference, October 25-26 at the SLS Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas.


Paf has closed its operations in the UK. The UKGCpublished a new discussion paper that seeks to "shine a light" on a variety of contemporary gambling topics, including betting on eSports, crytocurrencies, "social" casino games and trading of in-app game items.
Regulation Insight

Gaming regulators around the world weigh in on eSports, skin betting and more.


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