Hit and Run: German Online Gaming Laws Illegal; Urbanovich Wins in Dublin; New Poker TV Show Coming

Steve Ruddock : February 21st, 2016


Dzimitry Urbanovich does it again, wins EPT Dublin Main Event. iGNA conference preview. Germany’s anti-online gambling laws are ruled illegal by EU court. And more.

Dzimitry Urbanovich wins EPT Dublin

It’s sometimes quite amazing at the hot streaks tournament poker players can go on, and Dzimitry Urbanovich’s current streak dating back to March of 2015 is quite amazing. Over the past year Urbanovich has tallied seven six-figure cashes, including a pair of seven-figure scores.

Urbanovich is already Poland’s all-time money leader, and pocketed over $4 million in 2015. And it appears he’s starting 2016 right where he left off in 2015.

Urbanovich’s latest victory came in the European Poker Tour (EPT) Dublin Main Event, where the Polish poker pro walked away with his first major tournament title and added another $632k to his career tournament earnings, which now top $4.8 million.

Quick Hitters

- PokerStars VIP changes appear to have some lasting power, as several months after they were initially announced they’re still being debated. Such was the case last night when I went on Joey Ingram’s podcast to talk the VIP changes and a whole lot more.

- PokerFuse.com has put up a preview of the iGaming North America Conference set to take place in late April in Las Vegas Nevada.

- Samuel Panzika takes down the EPT Dublin €10,300 High Roller tournament, earning him a very  €375,770 score.

- The European Union’s Court of Justice has ruled Germany’s anti-online gambling laws illegal, setting the stage for Germany, and a few other EU countries that have been resistant to online gaming to finally be opened up.

- Rush Street productions, which produces Poker Night in America is getting to work on a new show called The Final Table. The new show will act in unison with PNiA, as The Final Table will document the main events of the tournament series that take place at PNiA stops.

- eSport pro turned poker pro turned eSport pro, Bertrand Grospellier, AKA ElkY, came under fire recently when it was discovered he was violating a rule during Hearthstone tournaments. ElkY was unaware of the rule and explained his faux pas here.

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