Amaya announces largest Sunday Million tournament since 2011 and Asian poker initiatives

MONTREAL, March 17, 2015 /CNW/ – Amaya Inc. (TSX: AYA) (“Amaya” or the “Corporation”) today provided an update on multiple recent initiatives undertaken by its B2C business Rational Group to grow the game of poker across the globe, including in the emerging poker market of Asia.

US$10 MILLION PRIZE POOL IN SUNDAY MILLION ANNIVERSARY More than… [Read more…]

No-Limit Hold’em Poker Skill

Poker skill gameKnowing how much to bet is an important skill for those who specialize in no-limit hold’em. In this form of poker a player can bet from nothing to everything and all points in between during all four betting intervals.
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Seven-figure score by Poker Pro in Serious Jeopardy

Earlier this year poker star and professional Blair Hinkle won over $1.2 million in a Full Tilt Online Poker Series (FTOPS) main event. Hinkle’s prize was one of the largest the site had ever awarded, and it coincided with the company’s alleged insolvency. However, he had no way of knowing that his seven-figure cash award was in serious danger, or that his winnings existed partly as what authorities have called “phantom funds” within the Full Tilt poker site.

According to Hinkle, the company took about a month to respond to his emails asking to raise his $8,000 per-day limit on cashing out. The site then asked him to re-verify his account. By the time the process was over, it was April and Black Friday had hit the poker community. Furthermore, none of his requests to withdraw just $48,000 of his winnings had been successful.

Memo to Hinkle and the thousands of online poker players in the United States: online poker is illegal! It doesn’t matter whether or not you think it should be legal. It isn’t.

Hinkle is under the delusion he will see his money some day. Read his thoughts at Card Player