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On May 30, Maria Ho will step onto the stage at HyperX Esports Arena in Las Vegas in second chip position of the remaining six players in the WPT Seminole Hard…
Maria Ho Prepares for WPT Final Table with Ambition and Gratitude

On May 30, Maria Ho will step onto the stage at HyperX Esports Arena in Las Vegas in second chip position of the…


Full Tilt’s recent decision to remove some of its high stakes tables highlights the difficult position that running high stakes games creates for online poker operators.
High Stakes Poker Games Pose Difficulties for Responsible Gaming

At the online nosebleed cash games, it can be difficult to determine what responsibilities operators have towards big losers.


Once famous for the nosebleed stakes of its online poker games, Full Tilt has made some sweeping changes including a reduction in the stakes at its highest…
Reduction in High Stakes Games Highlights Big Changes at Full Tilt

Online poker site continues to shift focus towards recreational players.


With online tournament series in full flow or about to start, marketing attention has shifted away from pure cash game promotions.
The Deal

Promotional highlights of the week, including PokerStars, Full Tilt, Unibet, Winamax and PokerStars France.


PokerStars is increasingly getting on TV to promote its brand, with shows announced in Canada and France. TonyBet is sponsoring the first Open Face Chinese world championship in Prague and Adjarabet is having its most successful ever cash game promotion—The Poker Masters.
The Deal

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Full Tilt has confirmed that Viktor "Isildur1" Blom and Gus Hansen are no longer representatives of company.
Confirmed: Viktor Blom and Gus Hansen Out as Full Tilt Seeks “New Approach” to Marketing

High stakes pros cut while Full Tilt refocuses on the “experiences and stories” of the average player.


Full Tilt recently unveiled a redesigned website which noticeably no longer mentions Viktor "Isildur1" Blom or Gus Hansen prominently anywhere on the site.
The “Faces” of Full Tilt, Isildur1 and Gus Hansen, Removed from Website

Update to site and client leads to speculation that the pair will soon be dropped from the “pro” roster.


In what seems to be fortuitous timing for PokerStars, information of their New Jersey launch begins leaking just as the incumbents suffer PR difficulties.
Checking Around

In our industry-focused picks from the discussion forums this week: New Jersey market primed for PokerStars following a week of failures at the incumbent poker rooms, two Rational pros short-listed for the hall of fame, and more.


Cort “thecortster” Kibler-Melby absolutely crushed the nosebleed stake online poker games this week netting over $1 million in profit.
High Stakes Online Cash Game Report: thecortster Scores Over $1 Million in a Week

Phil Ivey’s online losses exceed $2 million for the year.


Hansen was set to play his pro counterpart Viktor “Isildur1” Blom in a three-game high stakes match, with the winner receiving $50k from the loser.
Gus Hansen a No Show at HU Showdown

PokerStars pro Jake Cody steps in to play the heads up spectacle with Viktor “Isildur” Blom on Full Tilt Poker.



Team pros have been much in evidence this week as PokerStars, Full Tilt get them involved in promotions.
The Deal

Promotional highlights of the week, including Winamax, PokerStars, Full Tilt, PKR, partypoker NJ, Borgata Poker, partypoker.com and Full Flush Poker.


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