NYX Gaming will power the PokerStars online casino experience in Romania, and a 2015 World Championships of Online Poker bracelet turns up on eBay.
The Toronto-listed gambling tech supplier, NYX Gaming, has been unveiled as the drivers behind PokerStars new online casino experience in Romania. NYX has an agreement in place with fellow Canadians Amaya Gaming to deliver the latest gaming titles to PokerStars online casino via their Open Gaming System (OGS).
NYX Gaming were awarded a Class 2 license from Romania’s Oficiul National Pentru Jocuri de Noroc (ONJN) back in June, allowing them to sell their OGS platform to licensed online operators in the country.
The ONJN awarded PokerStars and BetStars’ parent company The Rational Group a license to operate in the country only last week, and their virtual doors opened up for business on Sep, 1. The Rational Group decided to cull Full Tilt from the Romanian audience.
WCOOP Bracelet Anyone?
The newly regulated Romanian online gambling market, coupled with PokerStars new license, means Romanian players can now compete in the 2016 World Championships of Online Poker (WCOOP).
The event promises to be the biggest ever (as they all do these days), and they have rolled out the changes including the decision to scrap the issuance of gold bracelets to the winners of events.
That decision means that one day they will be antiques, but Joel ‘jbrown8777′ Brown doesn’t have the patience to find out. Brown won a WCOOP bracelet after beating Fedor “CrownUpGuy” Holz in heads-up action in a $700 buy-in Six-Handed No-Limit Hold’em tournament, back in 2015. Brown defeated 2,199 entrants on his way to the highlight of his online career.
The nine carat gold bracelet, which has the words PokerStars WCOOP 2015 engraved into it, has currently received 43 bids with the highest sitting at C$262. If you fancy it, shipping will set you back C$85.
Brown has earned over $4.3m playing online tournaments, $3.5m of which has been made playing on PokerStars. He is currently ranked #30 worldwide on PocketFives, but was as high as #3 in the year he won his WCOOP title. Brown also has a Super Tuesday title on his resume as well as a partypoker Powerfest title.