A law has been passed in Sweden that will allow international online poker operators to obtain a license in the country. This ends the state-run monopoly.
The Poker Hall of Fame (PHOF) has announced its two-person Class of 2018: player John Hennigan and television producer Mori Eskandani.
The cash-strapped Poker Players Alliance, the largest lobbying group for pro-poker interests in the United States, will be taken over by Poker Central.
The World Series of Poker adjusts its plans for this fall’s WSOP Europe series, to be held October 9 – November 2, 2018 at King’s Casino Rozvadov in the Czech Republic.
The Poker Hall of Fame (PHOF) opens up the public nomination process for possible enshrinement in the PHOF later this fall. The public’s nominations help build a list of 10 finalists for the PHOF’s Election Committee to consider later this summer.
The World Poker Tour (WPT) receives extensive blowback from players in the wake of its announcing plans to move all of its US final tables to the new Esports Arena Las Vegas at the Luxor Hotel & Casino.
Chinese online gaming giant Ourgame confirms that six of its Beijing Lianzhong Company subsidiary’s executive and employees were among 39 people arrested in April in a sweep by China’s authorities targeting illicit real-money poker games.
Chinese authorities arrested 39 people, including esports industry execs, as part of a crackdown on underground real-money poker games.
The prominent American professional poker player Gordon Vayo is suing PokerStars parent Rational Entertainment Enterprises Limited over $692,460 in frozen winnings earned by Vayo during PokerStars’ 2017 Spring Championship of Online Poker series.
China’s AliSports cancels the International Poker Tour’s mid-may tournament in Macau, and the partnership between PokerStars and Macau’s City of Dreams Casino ends. Both events followed China’s announcement of a ban on “Texas Hold’em” poker apps.