Becoming a World Poker Tour (WPT) champion is a wonderful accomplishment. Having the specific feat be a first in poker history is even cooler. On Tuesday, David Tang won the WPT Australia Main Event, the first main tour stop in Australia in the WPT’s illustrious history. The total field was 710 players, generating a prize… Read more »

Millions still there for the taking The 2022 WSOP Online on GGPoker is down to the end, with just the $5,000 Main Event as the last bracelet event still to be completed. The tournament will play out its final table on Tuesday, as just nine players remain, all vying for the $2.8 million first prize.… Read more »

The online crusher crushed yet again. On Tuesday, Simon Mattsson went into the final table of the 2022 WSOP Online Main Event on GGPoker as the chip leader and finished as the only one with chips, winning nearly $2.8 million and an official World Series of Poker gold bracelet. Mattsson, who is best known by… Read more »

Josh Reichard won the World Series of Poker (WSOP) Circuit Council Bluffs $1,700 Main Event on Monday, earning the 13th gold ring of his tournament career. The win elevates him to second place on the all-time ring list by himself, breaking a tie with Valentin Vornicu. Reichard now sits just one ring behind Maurice Hawkins.… Read more »

Frustrating day for everyone involved PokerStars was the victim of a Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attack on Sunday, forcing it to cancel a slew of tournaments, including all six Main Events of the 2022 World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP). Sunday is normally the hottest day of week for online poker tournaments and with the WCOOP… Read more »

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Despite sacrificing attention on their tournaments with an announcement that could have been made prior to the start of the event, the 2022 Poker Masters has rolled onward through this weekend. Three tournaments of the twelve on the schedule are now complete and the battle is on for the Purple Jacket. In the trio of… 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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BetMGM Poker State Championships Get Started This Week

Over $2 million in guarantees September is busy enough right now with online poker tournament series, so let’s get busier. On Thursday, the BetMGM Poker State Championships get underway, running through September 25th. For that week and a half, there will be 26 events running simultaneously in each state where BetMGM has a site: New… Read more »

2022 PokerStars WCOOP Underway, Simon Mattsson Finally Nabs a Title

Every day will be hectic The 2022 PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) got underway over the weekend, the beginning of about a month of tournaments and $85 million in guaranteed prize pools. The series has a three-tiered buy-in structure as always, with low, medium, and high buy-ins for each event, bringing the total… Read more »

Poker Legislation

Sports Betting Going in Different Directions in California, Missouri

Since 2018, sports betting has taken off across the States of America. The ability to bet on sports, either online or live, has energized fans of all sports and helped the coffers of different states. Two states, however, are heading in two completely different directions regarding the dicey subject. California Maybe… The state of California… Read more »

Stacey Abrams Has Gambling Expansion in Her Economic Plan in Georgia Should She Become Governor

Attempt to bolster scholarship programs Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams recently unveiled her economic plan, should she become the state’s chief executive. Included in that plan: substantial gambling expansion. Abrams said she is in favor of legislation that legalize both casino gambling and sports betting. Currently, the only legal gambling in Georgia is the… Read more »

New Ontario Online Gaming Laws Take Effect Monday

Beginning Monday, the online gaming world will be set to change in the Canadian province of Ontario. While the rest of the country will be able to partake of various offshore online gaming offerings, Ontarians will be reckoning with new laws intended to rein in the online gaming industry in the province. The initial result… Read more »

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Michael Wang Dominating as Stairway to Millions II Enters Final Events

The Stairway to Millions II has been in action for the past week at The Venetian in Las Vegas (although the players don’t seem to have noticed…more on this momentarily), but there has been a breakout star. Michael Wang won back-to-back tournaments on the Stairway to Millions II schedule, raking in some decent coin on… 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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