The Week That Was: Top Poker Stories of Week 14, 2016

The week that ended on 10th April saw many developments in the global as well as Indian poker space. From Nagaland bill getting approval from the governor to the management changes at Deltin Royale Poker Lounge and starting of the first season of Global Poker League to the announcement of DeepStack Extravaganza III Schedule by Venetian, the poker world saw good advancement in several verticals.the week that was - poker

Online Railbird Report

In its continuous efforts to boost the new talents in online poker, Adda52 organized 5 Lac Depositor’s freeroll on Sunday, 10th April. sharath2312 won Rs 1,20,000 in the top place by outplaying 701 players. On PokerBaazi, CairyHunt won the Baazi HighRoller 3 Lac GTD tournament. BigggTymeR won $5,409.33 for 2nd place in the PokerStars $8.80+R NL Hold’em, $35K Gtd – Sunday Edition. yamnat placed runner-up in the PokerStars The Hotter $27 [Turbo], $50K Gtd for $5,425.21. keenyle shipped the PokerStars $13.50 NL Hold’em [Knockout], $10K Gtd for $1,729.15 while raveoholic007 won the PokerStars $55 NL Hold’em [Hyper-Turbo], $4K Gtd bagging $1,650.06 in top prize.

Top Poker Stories of the Week

Global Poker League

Global Poker League kicked off on 5th April and 10 matches have been played. New York Rounders tops the Americas Conference with 16 points and Hong Kong Stars tops the EurAsia Conference with 18 points. Here are the latest standings:

Americas Conference     

Place              Team                  Points  Wins

1          New York Rounders    16        3

2          Las Vegas Moneymakers 13   1

3          Montreal Nationals     12        2

4          Los Angeles Sunset      9          2

5          Sao Paulo Metropolitans 7      1

6          San Francisco Rush     6          2

EurAsia Conference  

Place   Team   Points  Wins

1          Hong Kong Stars         18        4

2          Paris Aviators              16        3

3          London Royals            12        2

4          Rome Emperors          9          1

5          Moscow Wolverines   5          0

6          Berlin Bears                 3          1

Nagaland Bill

PB Acharya, the Governor of Nagaland approved the Nagaland Prohibition of Gambling and Promotion and Regulation of Online Games of Skill Bill, 2015 under Article 200 of the Constitution. After the Governor’s approval, the Skill Games Bill has become an Act duly passed by the legislative assembly. The Online Skill Games Bill was passed by the Nagaland Legislative Assembly on 18th March, 2016.

What After Amin Rozani, Rajeev Kanjani and Sameer Rattonsey Exit From Deltin Royale?

In the latest development in the poker business in Goa, Amin Rozani, Rajeev Kanjani and Sameer Rattonsey resigned from the management team of Deltin Royale Poker Lounge followed by an unsuccessful round of negotiation with the casino management. This news comes at a time when the Indian poker community is awaiting the announcement of 3rd series this year after Deltin Poker Tournament in Jan’16 and India Poker Championship in Feb’16. Read here in detail.

Indian Poker League Begins at Adda52; Rs 9.8 Lacs Up for Grab Across 4 Teams, India’s largest poker site has launched Indian Poker League where in you can join a team of your choice and take a shot at winning from the cumulative prize sum of Rs 9.8 Lacs. The registration in 4 different teams – Super Kings, Bombay Indies, Dare Devils and Night Riders started on 1st April while the action kicked off on 9th April. Read here in detail.

Venetian Announces DeepStack Extravaganza III Schedule

In its previous editions, DeepStack Extravaganza has interested thousands of poker players present in Las Vegas during the World Series of Poker due to its low buy-in events. This year, the Venetian Las Vegas Poker Room will kick off DeepStack Extravaganza III in May at The Venetian Las Vegas, with $16 million in guaranteed prize pools. The 60-day, 90-event poker series will run May 26 to July 24, 2016, with “warm-up” events beginning on May 16. Read here in detail.

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