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Traditionally the busiest month for online poker tournaments, 2019 is no exception, with several operators lining up their flagship online tournament series to run over the next few weeks.
Spring Tournament Series, Wave Two: Breaking Down Every Major MTT Series Running This Month

How over $115 million in prize money is being paid out this May across some of the world’s largest online poker rooms.


The world’s leading online poker giant, PokerStars has announced in a press statement that  6+ Hold’em (the company’s Short Deck Poker game)...
6+ Hold’em MTTs to Debut on PokerStars as SCOOP Side Events

Starting May 17, Short Deck tournaments will become available at PokerStars in both tournaments and Sit & Go formats.


PokerStars launched 6+ in India, following its deployment in the dot-com market and Italy earlier this year.
Short Deck Proliferates Online: Aconcagua, Chico and PokerStars India Roll Out Stripped Version of Hold’em

Variant continues to gain popularity as Connective Games customers add the format and PokerStars brings it to another segregated market.


XL Inferno is set to return in May for eleven days, with a guaranteed prize pool of $1.4 million over 34 tournaments.
888 Schedules Half-Sized XL Inferno for May

Coming on the heels of the recently concluded XL Blizzard, the next XL Championship Series guarantees $1.4 million—less than half the 2018 edition.


Called simply “Spring Series,” it gets underway at the end of the month and will spread 50 events over a ten-day period.
iPoker Enters the Fray with €400,000 Spring Series

Set to run concurrently with Unibet’s UOSV, Spring Series spreads 50 mostly low-stakes events and a €100,000 Main Event.


In an exclusive interview with PRO, David talks about his new position and what can be expected from Playtech under his guidance as they face the challenges of the ever competitive online poker market.
Playtech’s New Head of Poker Product David Pomroy on the Future of the Online Poker Network

“I would like us to come through 2019/2020 with an ecosystem we can be proud of and a product which is showing healthy growth.”


The Portuguese gambling regulator has hinted that more operators could join the market in the coming weeks or months.
Portuguese Regulator Says More Operators to Join the Market in the Coming Weeks

After recently granting just the second license for online poker in years, the regulator says more are on the cards in the near future.


Under rules set out by the Gambling Commission of Great Britain (UKGC), all internet gambling businesses must hold player deposits in a separate bank account,...
Player Funds Protection in the UK: How Online Poker Operators Protect Your Money

We list 26 UK gambling operators and how they protect your player funds.


At the London ICE conference, the gambling regulatory authorities of France, Spain and Portugal came together to present market data on the performance of their first year under shared liquidity.
Regulators Look to Expand Southern European Liquidity to Other European Markets

Representatives from France, Spain and Portugal say they are open to expansion to other countries in the EEA.


The Hot Shot Series will run in early February guaranteeing €200,000 over the course of 64 events, across 10 days.
iPoker Reveals New Online Tournament Brand, Hot Shot Series

€200,000 will be guaranteed over 64 events.


The trio stated that it has resulted in a growing online poker market across all three markets. They “express their willingness to cooperate” with other EU member states who wish to join the pact.
One Year In, Regulators Praise European Shared Liquidity and Urge Others to Join

The “evolution of this new online shared ecosystem” has been a big win for all parties, the French, Spanish and Portuguese regulators confirm.


Run it Once Poker still expected to launch this year. New online poker rooms should go live in Portugal.
Five Poker Developments that Didn’t Happen in 2018—But Will This Year

While 2018 was a banner year for online poker, a few things did not quite happen on schedule. Here’s five belated moves we expect to happen in 2019.


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