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Mercury Poker and Bangalore Royals have joined hands to promote the Sport of Poker (SOP) in the Match Indian Poker League of Raj Kundra.

For poker fans, it is the time to rejoice across the country as Match IPL Raj Kundra’s is just few days away from storming the world of poker. According to the news prevailing in the market, Gaurav Kapur, who owns the franchise of Bangalore Royals has on boarded Mercury Poker in-order to give a strategic boost to their team. The Mercury Poker is the firm led by entrepreneur Pranav Bathija and Mercury Poker is famous for online poker.

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Every online poker player looks for something new and lucrative to participate in; the need of the hour is also games that have more speed in outcomes and cash outs.

As a result, when 888poker introduced certain new games like BLAST sit and go tournament jackpot or Flopomania, there has been an increase in the participation levels in these games.

Indeed, this month saw 888poker introduce several new variants of existing poker games. BLAST jackpot sit and go tournament has been launched and then the Flopomania. Those who tried BLAST and then Flopomania found the latter variant more interesting. There was record participation in this game last weekend and the increase in participation in Flopomania was fifty percent more than what was recorded when BLAST was introduced online for the first time. Since Flopomania has been launched, there has been eleven percent increase in participation levels at 888poker during the last weekend of August; usually Sunday is a good barometer to judge from as it sees the maximum amount of traffic which is typical for most sites of online poker. (more…)

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The 2017 Mid States Poker Tour (MSPT) held in Michigan had attracted the largest field in the history.

There is no doubt about the massive success of the event as it had 1,066 entries registered for the FireKeepers Casino event in Battle Creek in MI State. The MSPT $1,100 no-limit hold’em main event had a $300,000 guaranteed prize pool and this had tripled three times due to the huge turnout for the event.

Mike Shanahan, an attorney from Indiana State, was lucky to have taken part in this prestigious event as he walked away victorious from the event and took home a whopping $216,829. This tournament is recorded to be the largest poker tournament in the history of poker events in the Michigan state. It is a great honor for Shanahan to beat the strong 1,066 entries at FireKeeperes event and to win such huge prize money.

Mike said that he felt that this was the best he has played poker for a long time and was looking good at the table for the past couple of years. He really enjoyed his time at FireKeepers and was happy to dig deep and to finish the tournament on a high. (more…)

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Paul Wasicka won the championship WSOP Circuit $5,000 no-limit Hold’em in Tunica, Mississippi.

In the event Wasicka competed with 96 players and topped the field beating all of them. As a prize money he got the amount of $139,422. With this win, the total career earning of the player is now $7,768,115.

When the tournament began with 96 players, Wasicka was hopeful and wanted to win the tournament. After a few rounds of the game, Wasicka reaches to the final with 9 players in the competition. When the final day of the tournament began, Wasicka defeated everyone and entered in the final battle. (more…)

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Adam Schwartz the a professional poker player has joined the broadcast management team of Poker Vision Network (“PVN”).

He will be working as Director of Poker Programming. PokerVision Network (“PVN”) is the subsidiary company of ePlay Digital Inc and the news about joining of Adam Schwartz has been confirmed by PVN.

Mr. Schwartz has vast experience in the field of TV programming and has hosted many big events. He has competed on the world stage successfully as a professional player of poker. He has also hosted the event Twoplustwo Poker Podcast. Twoplustwo Poker Podcast is one of the top and trusted source for getting news related to poker and hearing the commentary of various events. Not only this, but also Mr. Schwartz has served the Score Television Network and Rogers SportsNet for Canadian Poker Tour as color commentator for TV broadcasting. (more…)

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If you thought that football and poker are different ball games entirely, that might not be so.

That is definitely something that Phil Hellmuth and Jim Harbaugh will beg to differ on. Both are friends while the share different professions. Jim is a football coach at Michigan while Phil Hellmuth is poker legend who is well known for his exploits on the poker table. Both have a close friendship between them. Harbaugh picked up poker at the time when the online poker industry was in a boom. It was at a time when he started to coach at Stanford. At such a time he became friends with Hellmuth. They met at a basketball game at Stanford. Both men have common roots from Palo Alto in California.

Hellmuth is a bracelet winner fourteen times at WSOP, is nothing short of a legend in the game. He has become a popular and frequent visitor at Harbaugh’s coaching areas, whether he is in San Francisco or at Palo Alto. The friendship is quite close and it has culminated to Harbaugh imparting advice to Hellmuth even. (more…)

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