Now the Team Online has already grown to 10 members with the latest signing of American Twitch poker streamer Jeff Gross, who earlier this month departed from PokerStars along with Jaime Staples and Kevin Martin.
Party has been announcing its new team online members almost every day since it got launched. First to join was Matt Staples (brother of ex PokerStars Team Online Pro Jaime Staples). Staples was soon followed by the signing of Hristivoje “ALLinPav” Pavlovic (PokerStars’ Platinum Pass Winner).
This was followed by addition of another three members Travis Darroch, Patrick Tardif and Alan Widmann, announced on three consecutive days. The room added another three members: Ryan Schoonbaert, Steven Kok, and Courtney Gee.
The creation of Team Online is part of a “wider streaming strategy” from partypoker. The room also launched its new Twitch channel “partypoker247” which will be streaming poker content 24×7 hours.
Multi-millionaire Malaysian businessman and high-stakes poker player, Paul Phua along with 14 others have been acquitted by the Court of First Instance in Macau.
Phua was arrested on charges of running an illegal betting operation at Wynn Macau during the 2014 FIFA World Cup. According to Macau authorities, Phua along with 24 people were charged with handling $147.7 million in wagers during the first week of the event.
After two weeks of trial, the court ruled in favor of Phua after the prosecutors were unable to prove Phua and the other defendants had placed bets on football matches.
The Malaysian businessman was also acquitted on similar charges in the US in 2014 after he was accused of running an illegal betting operation in a Caesars Palace villa by FBI agents.
Paul Phua is a well-known high-stakes poker player and has over $5 million in total live earnings. His biggest win came in 2012 after he finished first at Aspers 100K High Roller for $1.6 million.
He was also involved in a hand versus Tom Dwan at Triton High Roller Series in Jeju last year which happened to be one of the biggest televised poker pots. He won the hand and took down over $2.3 million pot.
Poker Central’s Remko Rinkema chats with newly crowned US Poker Open winner, David Peters about his amazing run—winning back-to-back High Roller Triple Crown $100K Main Events.
Peters won three US Poker Open events in less than a week.
Peters finished first place twice, taking down the $100,000 NLH Main Event for over $1.3 million and the $10,000 NLH Short Deck Poker for $100,800. Peters also finished 5th in the $50,000 NLH for $164,000.
“I’m very proud and excited to be one of the initial members to join Team Online, and can’t wait to continue moving up the stakes while streaming the entire journey on Twitch,” Schoonbaert said about his signing.
More Team Online announcements are expected over the coming days.
Last week on the special edition of the Pokerfuse Podcast, our host Michael Gentile sat down with former Head of Corporate Communications and Global Poker Marketing for PokerStars, Eric Hollreiser, to discuss various topics covering everything from Black Friday to Supernova Elite, PSPC and what’s the future of online poker may look like, and much more!
PokerStars gave away 320 free entries to the $25,000 buy-in PokerStars Players No Limit Hold’em Championship (PSPC) over the course of the previous year via Platinum Passes that after accomodations and spending money were valued at $30,000.