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Largest Buy in Online Poker History Just Happened (WCOOP)

Written By: Maya Michaels | September 23, 2015 | Posted In Poker News

The debate about online poker and the regulations continue to dominate the news. States are looking to pass legislation to allow for legalization of online poker rooms. The industry has projections of over a billion dollars in revenue and will make regulating player control somewhat difficult to secure. The poker community will benefit from the online gaming due to its sure attractiveness many of the best poker players can’t make it to big name events in big cities without spending a lot of money to do so. The online gaming industry will knock down those doors. Although there are still hiccups in the legislation in certain places around the world online poker rooms are seeing valuable results.

Just this past weekend online poker received another win with its largest buy in room to date. The 2015 PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker was in full effect and it easily placed itself among the history books of online gaming. A $51,000 high roller event garnered much attention from the gaming community. Bringing back the final 8 contestants to finish the tournament with a chance to net over $800k in winnings. The online poker industry will look to expand with numbers like these and success with some of the top online players in the world.

The winner Ben Tollerene took home over $600,000 in winnings in a 2 day event. Even the 5th place contestant took home an astounding $172k. The tournament turned out to be a major success and if online poker can continue to generate these type of numbers don’t be surprise how fast it becomes a household endeavor. The event in all attracted 46 competitors and netted a $2.3 million prize pool. These numbers are so amazing that poker enthusiast expect the support of online poker to climb and add pressure on local and state governments to bring up the issue on the November ballads. Places like California still have regulation over online gambling.

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