Poker in the News — Weekly Round-up for February 9, 2018

By Brian Cullingworth, Last updated Feb 9, 2018

Ruby Seven Studios Debut Multi-Strike Poker

IGT fave hits the social scene

Social casino developer Ruby Seven Studios has partnered LED Gaming for the development of a new mobile video poker app, ‘Multi-Strike Poker’.

Multi-Strike Poker, an IGT video poker fav in the casino world for over a decade, offers escalating wins up to 8x the original payouts.

Multi-Strike Poker™ offers multiple variations, including Double Double Bonus Poker, Jacks or Better and Deuces Wild. Multi-play poker also allows play of up to 25 hands simultaneously and a Double or Nothing feature.

“This partnership is a win-win for everyone involved,” said Michael Carpenter, CEO of Ruby Seven Studios, “Video poker enthusiasts now have a way to play their favorite game anytime they want, and Multi-Strike Poker™ creators now have a new way to reach their audience.”

Check out the demo:

Srij Confirms Shared Poker Liquidity (Update)

Technical requirements published in Governement Gazette

Portuguese gambling authority Serviço de Regulação e Inspeção de Jogos – Turismo de Portugal (SRIJ) has confirmed its participation in shared poker liquidity pools between the Portuguese, French, Spanish and Italian markets.

The SRIJ said the technical requirements for those who operate online betting and gambling on a shared market liquidity have been approved enabling operators to offer the control and reporting guarantees required for a secure and responsible gambling experience.

The Regulation approving the technical requirements was submitted for publication in the Official Journal, Diàrio de Republica, and will enter into force the day after being published.

Afriat Wins Second WPT Title

Takes down Season XVI WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open

Montreal native Eric Afriat earned his second World Poker Tour title winning the Season XVI WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open.

Afriat outplayed a field of 1,244 entries for a pay check of $651,928 after defeating Justin Zaki in heads-up play.

“The excitement of a second title, I think it brings me to another level,” Afriat said. “You win one WPT, but when you win the second WPT, I think you are considered a great poker player. I knew I was a good poker player and maybe even a great poker player, but to come in and have two of them, I think I put my stamp on what I do.”

Final Table Results were:

1 Eric Afriat – $651,928
2 Justin Zaki – $434,614
3 Zachary Gruneberg – $321,533
4 Joe McKeehen – $240,251
5 Michael Marder – $181,329
6 Stephen Song – $138,254

Brian Cullingworth

Infopowa news was a staple of Casinomeister’s news from 2000 until 2019. Brian Cullingworth was the main writer, contributor, and was one of the most knowledgeable persons I have ever known involved in the online casino industry.

We first met in January 2001 at the ICE in London where I observed him going booth to booth interviewing online casino, software, and licensing jurisdiction representatives. Brian was also heavily involved with our forum as “Jetset“, he was involved as an informal consultant to eCOGRA, the OPA, and was a player advocate who assisted countless aggrieved players with his connections to industry folks. He also published “Casino Cautions” via Infopowa news for quite a number of years. These can be found in our news archives.

His passing in February 2019 was a dark day for us. He will be forever missed.

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