The 2024 U. S. Poker Open has reached the halfway mark following the conclusion of Event #4 on Friday night. On Thursday, Dan Smith made rapid work of the final table as he stormed to the title. Friday brought another championship on the PokerGO Tour for David Coleman, who is looking to get back to… Read more »

The 2024 U. S. Poker Open is alive once again! The PokerGO Studios at ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas is the place for all the poker action over the next ten days, and the players are not wasting any time getting down to business. On Tuesday, Poker Hall of Famer Erik Seidel continued… Read more »

If an investigation concludes that the Toronto Raptors’ Jontay Porter intentionally influenced games in which he played for betting reasons, it could spell the end of his basketball career in the United States. On Wednesday, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said that a lifetime ban is on the table, depending on the findings of the investigation.… Read more »

Cool million The PokerStars 18th Anniversary Sunday Million concluded Tuesday evening and it was Brazil’s “CrossBreed17” who was the last player standing to win the $1 million first prize. He defeated “Sunday Melon” in a 90-minute heads-up match, livestreamed on PokerStars’ Twitch channel. The tournament had an $8 million guaranteed prize pool, which is where… Read more »

According to a gaming industry analyst, cash-strapped Bally’s Corporation could look to sell the land on which the Tropicana Las Vegas sits now that the casino is closed. CBRE Credit Research VP of Credit Research Colin Mansfield said in a Monday investor report that Bally’s could be willing to part with the land to fund… Read more »


It has become one of the marquee events on the tournament poker calendar. In a very short time, the U. S. Poker Open has become the pinnacle event of the “High Roller” circuit, where the crème of the poker world comes to vie for the “Golden Eagle” trophy signifying the Overall Champion of the series.… Read more »

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Online Poker

888 Holdings Wants to Change Company Name to “evoke”

What’s in a name? In an interesting move that reeks of “corporate speak,” gambling company 888 Holdings announced this week that it intends to change its name to “evoke.” That’s the word evoke, all lowercase. The announcement was quiet – 888 didn’t send out a big press release about it or anything – simply mentioned… Read more »

2024 PokerStars SCOOP Will Run Most of May

At least we know the dates While the schedule is not yet complete, PokerStars has announced that the Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) will run May 5-29, 2024. The 16th edition of one of the biggest online tournament events of the year will “cover all the bases of tournament poker, with multiple poker variants,… Read more »

Barny Boatman Becomes Latest Team PokerStars Pro Member

In an age where poker sponsorships are extremely hard to come by, getting one from one of the major online sites is a pretty rare achievement. When you perform well in the tournament arena – and have a history of excellence in the game – that makes the sponsorship somewhat easier to get. It seems… Read more »

Poker Legislation

Alabama Senate Committee Strips Sports Betting, Casinos From Gambling Bill

The Alabama Senate Tourism Committee has approved a bill to expand gambling in the state, but in the process, stripped most of the features out of a constitutional amendment and companion bill that the state House passed overwhelmingly in February. The constitutional amendment authorized a state lottery, up to seven new casinos, and sports betting.… Read more »

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King’s Resort to Host 2024 WSOP Europe September 18 to October 9

In an oddly quiet announcement, the World Series of Poker released the schedule for the 2024 WSOP Europe last week. Slated for September 18 to October 9, the Series will once again be played at its long-term home of King’s Resort in Rozvadov, Czech Republic. 2024 WSOP consists of 15 gold bracelet events, culminating with… Read more »

Casey Sandretto Wins 2024 WPT Rolling Thunder Main Event

Yesterday, I said I would be shocked if Yunkyu Song didn’t win the 2024 World Poker Tour (WPT) Rolling Thunder Main Event, so…consider me shocked. Song went into the six-handed final table with three-fifths of the chips in play, looking like he would roll to victory. But poker is a funny thing; it takes just… Read more »

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PokerStars Announces Schedule for 2023 World Championship of Online Poker

As if there isn’t enough live poker going on to keep players happy, PokerStars is offering the latest version of their World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP). Beginning on September 10, PokerStars will be offering a massive 110-event schedule that covers virtually every discipline that is available in the world of poker. Not only does… Read more »

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 »

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