pokerfuse online poker news
888poker has announced that it will head to Sochi for the first time for its next stop on its tour. Scheduled for August, 888Poker Live Sochi will be held at the Sochi Poker Club room located in the Sochi Casino and Resort.
888 Live Tour to Debut in Sochi

After partypoker and PokerStars, 888 becomes the latest international poker operator to head onto Russian soil.


As part of an ongoing effort to become a global poker tournament brand, WPT is set to make its debut on Australian soil with the announcement of WPT Australia.
World Poker Tour is Heading to Australia for the First Time

Through its partnership with The Star Gold Coast Casino in Queensland, the World Poker Tour will be hosting its inaugural WPT event in Australia this year.


16% of revenue in the international segment came from five disrupted markets. Russia likely represents at least half that figure.
The Stars Group in 2019: Understanding the Russian Disruption

The past, present and future for PokerStars in the Russian market.


Sporting events went against the operator in its UK business, resulting in a 37% drop in revenue for that vertical.
TSG Q1 2019: A Series of Unfortunate Events

Adverse exchange rates, unfavorable win margins and continual problems in “disruptive” markets dampen the mood.


PokerStars has announced that Russian TV sports presenter Dmitry Guberniev has signed on as a PokerStarsSochi brand ambassador ahead of the next Sochi live stop.
PokerStars Signs Russian Brand Ambassador to Promote EPT Stop, Sochi Client

Dmitry Guberniev, a Russian sports commentator and TV presenter, joins PokerStars to promote October’s EPT Open Sochi.


partypoker LIVE, the land-based poker tour of online poker operator partypoker, has agreed to become a tour sponsor of the Triton Poker Series.
partypoker LIVE Partners with Triton Poker Series

The latest deal signifies the continued investment into poker by GVC-owned partypoker and furthers its collaboration with the Triton Poker Series.


On a constant currency basis, annual online poker growth was 0.4%. The company assured investors that its mitigation strategy was helping to right the ship in Russia.
“Sometimes it’s Been Overlooked”: TSG Ekes Out Poker Growth Despite Tough Q4

Regulatory headwinds dampen PokerStars growth, but its stability over the year and its success as a customer acquisition channel should be heralded, says company.


Years in the making, Run It Once Poker will officially be open to the public this week. The newest online poker site, a spinoff of the Run It Once poker…
Run It Once Poker Announces Public Launch Date

Starting Wednesday February 6, real money online poker will be offered at the site founded by popular poker pro Phil Galfond.


The new client is available to download on the domain PokerStarsInSochi.com, and PokerStars.RU reportedly redirects Russian visitors to this new domain.
PokerStars Launches Dedicated Client in Russia

The “PokerStars Sochi” client is being deployed to Russian online poker players: The player pools remains international, but the online casino is gone.


PokerStars has announced the first stop for one of its most iconic poker tour—European Poker Tour 2019 with EPT Sochi to be held next year in March.
PokerStars Announce Sochi as its First Stop for EPT 2019

The European Poker Tour sponsored by PokerStars will once again kick off in Sochi for its next season in 2019.


Earlier this month, PRO reported how Russia’s largest bank had started to block transactions to unlicensed gambling sites.
PokerStars in Russia: Impact From Blocking “Marginal” as Company Sees Bright Future

Effect of payment processing in third quarter “wasn’t meaningful” as the company plans to soon restart marketing efforts in the market.


Russia's largest bank Sberbank has confirmed to prohibit online transactions to blacklisted offshore gambling sites including online giant PokerStars.
Russia’s Largest Bank Implements Ban on Offshore Gambling Transactions

The bill signed by Putin last year is finally having an impact, with state-owned Sberbank now declining transactions to offshore sites and ewallets.


Bonus Code Poker
Media Going Hossein With WSOP Champion Pun Opportunities
Hossein Ensan and the pun potential of his name are celebrated after poker media writers across the globe go Hossein in the membrane for the limitless headline opportunities. — read more »
Bonus Code Poker

Keep Reading

New Jersey Shared Liquidity Pays Big Dividends for WSOP.com During the World Series of Poker

In an otherwise declining market, WSOP.com has been the lone bright spot for online poker in the state of New Jersey…

The Pokerfuse Podcast Episode 22: World Series of Poker Wrap Up, WSOP Online Bracelet Events Overview and Pennsylvania Online Casino Launch

Nick and Mike review some of the record breaking numbers and interesting facts from the 50th Anniversary World Series…

PGCB “Cannot Predict A Timeline” for Online Poker in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania became just the third state to offer online slots and casino table games for real money to people within…

This Week in Poker Podcasts

This Week on DAT Poker Pod: The Main Event final table is upon us! Lots to talk about surrounding the final days of the…

PokerStars Planning to Go Live in Pennsylvania “As Soon as Possible”

With just days before the official soft launch of the Pennsylvania online gaming market, the status of online poker in…

The Pokerfuse Podcast Episode 21: WSOP Main Event, Pennsylvania Online Poker Launch, New partypoker and PokerStars features and More!

The guys discuss the participation of the WSOP Main Event and look at some of the remaining 106 players. Nick and Mike…

PokerStars Expected to be Among the First Online Poker Rooms in Pennsylvania

The online gambling market in Pennsylvania is just days away from going live and after eight years, US players in…

This Week in Poker Podcasts

Lance and Donnie recap the latest from the 2019 World Series of Poker Main Event. Day 2ab saw 2016 champion Qui Nguyen…