Poker Gossip

  • William Kassouf Subject of Reddit AMA

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    Riding the wave of attention – whether it is a star turn or the latest villain to be crowned at the World Series of Poker is up to individual tastes – that he has received, poker professional William Kassouf was the subject of an “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) session on the popular site Reddit. Du [...]


  • In Florida, Poker Isn’t the “Add On” That Was Originally Thought

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    Poker in the state of Florida has had a tricky history. Since laws regulating poker were passed in the state, the idea was that the poker rooms offered by the different dog and horse racing tracks and jai alai frontons was supposed to supplement the incomes of those businesses. However, the biggest [...]


  • More Actors Join Cast of “Molly’s Game”

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    As it slowly works its way towards filming, more actors have been named to participate in screenwriter Aaron Sorkin’s first soiree into filmmaking with Molly’s Game. The actors are all character actors that have had a great deal of success in television and films and they will be taking up perip [...]


  • Todd Brunson, Carlos Mortensen Inducted Into Poker Hall of Fame

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    In a lavish ceremony at the birthplace of the World Series of Poker, poker professionals Todd Brunson and Carlos Mortensen were enshrined as the 2016 inductees into the Poker Hall of Fame. The ceremony brought out many of the living Hall of Famers to welcome their new mates to poker’s Valhalla. In [...]


  • Oscar Winner Costner, Broadway’s d’Arcy James Linked to “Molly’s Game”

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    While it looked like a longshot at the beginning of the year, the proposed movie version of Molly’s Game – the memoir penned by “The Poker Princess” Molly Bloom back in 2014 – is gaining speed towards fruition. The movie, to be the directorial debut of screenwriter extraordinaire Aaron Sor [...]


  • Split Decision on Phil Ivey/Borgata Lawsuits

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    After hearing evidence from both parties in the complicated case, a judge in U. S. District Court has issued a split decision on the case involving poker professional Phil Ivey and the Borgata in Atlantic City. That split decision has left any final financial decisions completely up in the air as to [...]


  • Poker Professional Dave Colclough Passes Away

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    Wednesday morning many in the poker world woke up to the news that British poker professional Dave ‘El Blondie’ Colclough had passed away from cancer. The longtime poker player was only 52 years old. Colclough wasn’t a household name in the United States, but in the remainder of the world he h [...]


  • Daniel Negreanu Would Like to Change Poker Hall of Fame Voting Process

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    Daniel Negreanu has never been one to keep his feelings about poker matters to himself. Now that Todd Brunson and Carlos Mortensen have been elected to the Poker Hall of Fame, he has something to say about the Hall’s election process. To be sure, Negreanu has no problem with the men who were elect [...]


  • Brunson, Mortensen Earn Induction into Poker Hall of Fame

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    In what will certainly be a hotly discussed situation, poker professionals Todd Brunson and Carlos Mortensen have been chosen as the 2016 inductees into the Poker Hall of Fame. On Wednesday, October 26, the induction ceremony will take place at Binion’s Gambling Hall (the original home of the Worl [...]


  • PokerStars Announced as Global Poker League Sponsor

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    On Friday morning, Mediarex Sports and Entertainment announced that they had entered into a sponsorship deal with PokerStars, with the online poker industry’s largest site becoming the lead sponsor for Mediarex’s Global Poker League. During the announcement of the new deal, the GPL’s Chief Exe [...]


  • Eli Elezra: “Never Knew That Poker Would Become My Life’s Passion”

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    When the 2016 nominees for the Poker Hall of Fame were announced, only three of the nominees were on the ballot for the first time. Of those three men (former World Champion Chris Moneymaker and Todd Brunson were the other two), there was quite a cacophony of voices supporting the nomination of Eli [...]


  • 2016 Presidential Contest Divides Poker’s Superstars

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    The 2016 U. S. Presidential Campaign has been in full swing since March 2015, when Texas Senator Ted Cruz became the first person to announce his candidacy. Since that time, the primaries of the Republican and Democratic parties have divided many in the country. Not left out of this turmoil are some [...]


  • Global Poker League’s “Cube” Draws Mixed Reaction from Poker Fandom

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    The inaugural season of the Global Poker League resumes on Tuesday as the 12 teams in the league get back together for online play in the Six-Max format. But a recent release from the GPL regarding the “Summer Series” during the 2016 World Series of Poker – and the usage of “The Cube” in t [...]


  • Chris Moneymaker: “I’ve Worked Hard” Promoting Poker Over the Years

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    If you don’t remember that day back in May 2003 (yes, you young ones, the World Series of Poker was once played in the springtime instead of the summer), it was something that anyone who considers themselves a fan of the game will ever forget. In the Championship Event, a young accountant in his f [...]


  • Matt Savage: “I Am Honored” To Be Nominated for Poker Hall of Fame

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    When the nominees for the 2016 Poker Hall of Fame were named last week, there were some usual suspects on the list. In fact, seven of the 10 men that were nominated had been tapped the year before or had previously been nominated for induction. One of those seven men wasn’t a player but a [&hellip [...]


  • Brian Rast to Sheldon Adelson: HU4ROLLZ?

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    In an interview with Yahoo! Finance, Sheldon Adelson let the cat out of the bag: poker is not a skill game. I mean, I guess that’s true if said bag is located within the psychotic and drug-riddled brain of a similarly-named fictional character, Elliot Alderson, but even then, as nutso as Mr. Robot [...]


  • AMF Documents Evidence of Alleged Insider Trading Kickback Scheme Involving David Baazov and Friends

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    Hearings have begun in Quebec to discuss the insider trading case involving former Amaya CEO David Baazov and thirteen of his associates, which include family, friends, and business colleagues. According to CTV News Montreal, two days of hearings in front of a financial sector independent tribunal b [...]


  • “Devilfish,” Moneymaker Head 2016 Poker Hall of Fame Nominees

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    After a two-month period, the public nomination period has closed and the final ballots have been tabulated. In an announcement from the Poker Hall of Fame Governing Council on Friday afternoon, the final nominees for the Class of 2016 has been determined and, from a look at the overall list, it is [...]


  • Players Air Issues with European Poker Tour Following Barcelona Event

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    For 13 seasons, the European Poker Tour has arguably provided one of the best tournament experiences in the industry. Lavish parties, well-run tournaments and other entertainment has been the hallmark of the EPT since its creation back in 2003. According to several players, that has all gone away si [...]


  • Arrest Warrant Issued for Ted Forrest for Bad Checks, Theft

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    We have seen plenty of examples over the last several years how the many of the stars of the poker boom of the mid-to-late “aughts” have had trouble dealing with the collapse of online and televised poker in the United States and, in turn, their stardom. Add to that list one Ted Forrest, who, ac [...]


  • Alex Dreyfus Continues to Have Issues, Borrows Money from Players

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    In what has seemingly become a normal occurrence for him and the organization he represents, the Global Poker League’s top honcho, Alexandre Dreyfus, continues to have financial issues surrounding the league. The latest issues involve a player that is playing with one of the GPL franchises and mon [...]


  • Forbes Examines Similarities Between Esports and Poker

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    In the world of business, there is always that quest in finding the “next big thing.” With this point in mind, the business and finance magazine Forbes is looking into what many are saying will be the “next big thing” – Esports – and comparing it with what now appears to be “old news [...]


  • World Poker Tour, FOX Sports Agree to Five-Year Extension of Contract

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    In what was an unprecedented length for renegotiating a deal, the World Poker Tour and FOX Sports reached agreement on what is essentially a five-year extension of the contract between the two entities. After previously having deals for two or three years, the five-year commitment from FOX Sports ha [...]


  • Sorel Mizzi Cheats Online Again, Gets Banned from PokerStars

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    According to a report from PokerFuse.com, professional poker player Sorel “Imper1um” Mizzi has once again been banned from PokerStars, this time for playing on the site from the United States on other player’s account. The story of Mizzi’s rules violation dates back to February 2016, when a [...]


  • Global Poker League Moves Playoffs, World Championship To Las Vegas

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    When it was conceived, the Alexandre Dreyfus-driven Global Poker League looked as if it would be “The One” attempt at making poker more “sport-like” that survived when others failed. A recent announcement has cast some doubt on that, however, as the GPL looks to end its inaugural season on a [...]


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