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PokerStars has ended the 5-max format trial at micro-stakes cash games in its European segregated market.
PokerStars Ends Five-Handed Trial in Europe Following Drop in Cash Game Traffic

Micro-stakes cash game tables return to 6-max after two-week test run.


Total online poker Gross Gaming Revenue (GGR) in France for Q2 2019 reached €63 million. On an annual basis, online poker GGR rose a dramatic 5% over the same period in 2018, bucking the trend exhibited over the previous two quarters when online poker GGR declined annually for the first time since 2016.
Market Monitor: France Q2 2019

Total online poker Gross Gaming Revenue (GGR) in France for Q2 2019 reached €63 million, according to figures released…


The switch from 6-max to 5-max tables came into effect on July 24 at NLHE and PLO 2NL and 5NL ring and Zoom games.
PokerStars Trials Five-Handed at Micro Stakes Cash Game Tables in European Segregated Market

Following a short-lived trial in Italy last year, PokerStars is once again testing out five-max cash game tables at 2NL and 5NL stakes.


The upcoming Winamax Series guarantees €14 million to make it the largest in its history. The 25th installment of Winamax Series runs from September 1 for the standard twelve days with a total of 169 events.
Winamax’s Next Online Tournament Series will be Its Largest Ever

€14 million has been guaranteed over the course of 12 days including three tournaments with seven-figure guarantees.


On July 18, PokerStars rolled out Showtime Hold’em for real money in the room’s French market. Games are available at nine different cash game stakes from 1c/5c (€2 buy-in) up to €5/€10 (€1000 buy-in).
PokerStars Spreads Showtime Hold’em in France

Available for a limited time only, Showtime becomes the second novelty game format to be spread in the ring-fenced market.


In an otherwise declining market, WSOP.com has been the lone bright spot for online poker in the state of New Jersey over the past year.
New Jersey Shared Liquidity Pays Big Dividends for WSOP.com During the World Series of Poker

Soaring revenues during the summer series serve as an incentive for Pennsylvania to join the MultiState Internet Gaming Agreement once online poker launches in the state.


The game has been a permanent fixture in the French market for many years. Eureka on Winamax.ES plays exactly the same as Bingo in France.
Winamax Launches Cash Game Bingo Mini-Game as “Eureka” in Spanish Market

Permanent promotion makes its debut in Spain.


PokerStars will change the name of KO Poker to UFC KO and give it a new look, with tables designed to resemble the famous octagon ring.
PokerStars Rebrands KO Poker, Announces $10 Million UFC KO Poker Series

To coincide with the launch of new look KO tables, PokerStars will be hosting UFC KO Poker Series across all its major markets.


PokerStars' TRIO Series in the European segregated market paid out €9.2 million. In Italy, PokerStars hosted Turbo Week that awarded €1.5 million.
Third Wave of Spring Tournament Series Concludes

Trio Series on PokerStars.EU, Turbo Series on PokerStars.IT, and Monster Series on both partypoker.com and dot-EU finish the spring season.


The following interview first appeared on Poker Industry PRO and is being republished here as a service to our readers.
Five Questions for Giorgi Tsutskiridze, Head of Poker and Skill Games at BetConstruct

“With a finger on the pulse of multiple tech trends and 15 years experience of delivering innovative and proven offerings, we push the limits in iGaming.”


After making the move from the Georgian online gaming operator Adjarabet, Giorgi Tsutskiridze now heads up the Head of Poker and Skill Games team at BetConstruct.
Five Questions for Giorgi Tsutskiridze, Head of Poker and Skill Games at BetConstruct

“With a finger on the pulse of multiple tech trends and 15 years experience of delivering innovative and proven offerings, we push the limits in iGaming.”


GGR from tournament poker continued its long-standing growth trend in Q1 with an annual increase of 1.3%.
Online Poker Growth in France Levels Off

Shared liquidity in the country produced higher revenue from online poker, but significant events are necessary for growth to continue.


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