Wrapping up the calendar year for their Season XVII schedule, the World Poker Tour has ventured to its December home, the Bellagio in Las Vegas, for the Five Diamond World Poker Classic. And, as usual, the players have responded. After two days of play and late registration going up until after the dinner break, a… Read more »

You know how PokerStars likes to run tournament series that have two or three different buy-in levels for the same event? Well, call PokerStars Gillette, because fuck everything, they’re doing FOUR buy-in levels! The online poker giant announced the Winter Series on Wednesday, a tournament series which will feature 60 events with four different buy-in… Read more »

As has been mentioned previously on this site, the World Poker Tour made an interesting strategic decision for 2019, delaying the final table of some of its events, not unlike the November Nine format that the World Series of Poker used for a decade. The selected final tables will all be held at the HyperX… Read more »

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It is over. The controversial prop bet between Rich Alati and Rory Young has ended ten days early. If you are thinking that it’s too bad for Alati that he made it two-thirds of the way through his 30-day term of pitch-black solitary confinement only to lose, you would be wrong. It was Young, the… Read more »

Poker Strategy

If you are any type of tournament poker player, then you’ve been in this position. You’ve taken your starting stack and built it up nicely, maybe doubled it or more. You’ve been in the position normally where you’ve been the chip leader at your table and have been dictating the play. But now your table… Read more »

Online Poker

Details of 888poker’s Pick’em8 Emerge

When I play video games, there are often times when I have to wait for more players to join before the game starts. Since I apparently have the patience of a four-year old, I always find myself grabbing my phone and just surfing around for no reason, rather than just waiting a minute for the… Read more »

Phil Galfond Talks About Run It Once Streaming in New Update

Poker pro Phil Galfond still has yet to launch his online poker site, Run It Once, but he did post another update on Monday, this time explaining one way in which Run It Once intends to reward players. This is not the main rewards program, but it certainly an interesting one. The program, called “streamR”… Read more »

Grey Snow Poker Launches With “FairPlay” Rake Alternative

Grey Snow Poker, the first real money online poker room owned by a Native American Tribe (Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma) is now open for business. Operated and licensed out of the Isle of Man, it is not open to residents of the United States. The site, called PokerTribe in a previous incarnation (the new name… Read more »

PokerStars Introduces Fusion

Back in the good old days, the days when I could play on the corrupt UltimateBet from the United States, I loved playing off the beaten path games. Crazy Pineapple was my favorite, a game in which you are dealt three hole cards and discard one after the flop. I was pretty darn good at… Read more »

Poker Legislation

Michigan State Rep Still Hoping for Online Poker This Year

We are a half-decade into legalized online poker in the United States and just three measly states have launched their internet gaming industries with a fourth – Pennsylvania – close to joining. That’s it. With all the hubbub about sports betting in the last several months, it feels like online poker is on the back… Read more »

Sports Betting Bill Introduced in Tennessee

It appears that the legalization of sports betting is something that may be up for discussion in the Tennessee legislature in 2019, as State Representative Rick Staples introduced HB 0001 in the House of Representatives last week, a bill which “authorizes sports betting in this state only in jurisdictions that approve sports betting by local… Read more »

Countries Taking Different Approaches to Legislating Poker

While the States of America recently went through elections – some of which had to do with gaming in the different states – many countries around the world have also taken a different tack with regards to poker. While those in the U. S. may believe that they have the market cornered on “misery” regarding… Read more »

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Charity Poker Tournaments on December Calendar in Las Vegas

As the holidays approach, the philanthropic nature of the poker community is coming out. Over the next couple of weeks in Las Vegas, there are two prominent charity poker events on the calendar, raising money for very worthy causes at a very critical time. South Point Casino Hosts Charity Event for Boys & Girls Club… Read more »

2018 WPT Seminole Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open Final Table Set

It was a short Day 4 at the World Poker Tour (WPT) Seminole Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open as the field needed to be reduced from just fourteen players to six to reach the final table. At reached it was, with Pavel Plesuv going into Wednesday’s action with 10.920 million chips and the lead. Unless… 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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