It is another moment in poker history provided by PokerStars. With only two runnings of the tournament in its history, the PokerStars Players’ Championship has quickly etched its name in the annals of poker history. In only the second running of the tournament since its creation in 2019, the 1014 entry field for the 2023… Read more »

PokerGo has hired professional poker player Nick Schulman as the new commentator for High Stakes Poker, replacing the legendary Gabe Kaplan, who retired from the show last week. “To join the show that started it all and replace the best to ever do it is a tremendous honor,” said Schulman in Tuesday’s press release. “Thank… Read more »

Releasing the full schedule five months before the cards hit the air, the World Series of Poker is certainly vacuuming up the air in the poker community. On Thursday, WSOP and Caesars officials released the day-by-day schedule for this year’s festivities, which will run from May 30 to July 18. There is also going to… Read more »

Sounds like a lot overlay ahead GGPoker has revealed the details of the 2023 GGMasters Overlay Edition tournament, the second time the event will run. Scheduled to begin February 19, the tournament has a $10 million guarantee, but only a $150 price point. That guaranteed prize pool is double that of last year’s inaugural Overlay… Read more »

Retail sports betting first, then online Massachusetts has finally joined most of its neighbors, as its legal sports betting market has gone live. As of 10:00am Tuesday, people located within the borders of the Commonwealth can place bets at one of three brick-and-mortar casinos: Encore Boston Harbor, MGM Springfield, and Plainridge Park Casino. All just… Read more »

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In a quick four-hour final table, Portugal’s Michel Dattani emerged from the 889-entry field to capture the championship of the 2023 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure. In winning the first PCA since 2019, Dattani also captures his largest-ever payday after making a deal with countryman Pedro Neves, who earned second-place honors. In a rather strange occurrence, however,… Read more »

Poker Strategy

One of the best things about poker, especially in the 21st century, is the ways that you can discuss the game. It used to be that you would only have one or two people who might grasp what you were talking about with the game of poker. In the 21st century (and with the advent… Read more »

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partypoker Reworks Tournament Schedule, Adds 600 Events Per Week

$3 million in guarantees each week Partypoker has announced a new tournament schedule, featuring more than $3 million in guaranteed prize pools. That money is spread out over tons of events – the online poker room has added around 600 new tournaments to the weekly schedule. And good news for us low-rollers: the “super micro”… Read more »

PokerStars Opens Zoom Poker Cash Games in Michigan and New Jersey

“Limited time,” so get in quickly PokerStars player pools in Michigan and New Jersey have been combined for about three weeks now, but as is common upon new online poker launches – in this case the launch of an interstate poker network – not all game types have been available from the jump. This could… Read more »

Sports Betting Open for Business in Ohio

Although it came after one of the more crushing defeats for some of the fans in the state, something new for Ohio residents came to life just after midnight on New Year’s Day. Ohio sports betting went live on January 1, with a slate of online and live sites opening for business as soon as… Read more »

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Bill to Legalize Online Poker Introduced in New York

Skill game, not luck If nothing else, you’ve got to commend New York State Assemblyman J. Gary Pretlow for his persistence. On Tuesday, Pretlow introduced a bill that would legalize online poker something, he has tried nearly every year for about a decade. Pretlow’s tactic is to classify poker as a game of skill, therefore… Read more »

Courts to Hear Arguments on Florida Sports Betting on Wednesday

It’s only taken a little longer than a year but, come Wednesday, Floridians might get some idea if they can bet on sports in the state or not. After final briefs were filed by both the federal government and Florida officials, the D. C. Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments as to whether the… Read more »

Virginia General Assembly Clouds the Waters on Charitable Gaming

For some states that do NOT have casinos and gambling, the way around the gambling laws has been through charitable gaming. Charitable gaming in some cases can mean a “Casino Night” fundraiser, but in other areas, it can mean a poker room. The Commonwealth of Virginia is one such state that has charitable poker rooms… Read more »

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Responses Pour In On Full Tilt Poker License Revocation

The shockwaves of yesterday’s decision by the Alderney Gambling Control Commission (AGCC) to revoke the e-gaming license of Full Tilt Poker continue to be felt across the poker world. Following the announcement of the decision by the AGCC – where the executive director of the organization, Andre Wilsenach, said that Full Tilt Poker “fundamentally misled… Read more »

PokerStars WCOOP 2011 Schedule Announced

As the saying goes, “The more things change, the more they stay the same.”  While the online poker industry has been attempting to weather a serious storm over the last few months, one constant still remains: the PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP).  The world’s largest online poker room (smaller, but still the largest)… Read more »

Tom Dwan Addresses $1 Million Promise

On April 19, four days after the U.S. Department of Justice seized the three major online poker rooms, Tom “durrrr” Dwan and Phil Galfond turned to Twitter to try and calm the storm. The two poker superstars each guaranteed $1 million from their own pockets if PokerStars and Full Tilt didn’t pay back players, and… Read more »

Phil Gordon Dismissed from Full Tilt Poker Class-Action Lawsuit

After being included in a class-action lawsuit filed against Full Tilt Poker last month, Phil Gordon immediately went to work to clear his name from any illegal activity involving the embattled company. He hired Maurice Suh of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher of Los Angeles to press a civil suit filed by a group of poker… Read more »

Class-Action Lawsuit Filed Against Full Tilt Poker

A class action lawsuit was filed against Full Tilt Poker in the Southern District of New York on Thursday, a move that could potentially delay the return of player funds following the tentative sale of the company to European investors. Plaintiffs Steve Segal, Nick Hammer, Robin Hougdahl, and Todd Terry filed the lawsuit against the… Read more »

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