We are only ten days away from the start of the 53rd Annual World Series of Poker, so players are pretty much in their bunkers getting ready for action. Those players are examining the schedule, looking for what tournaments are their strong suit, and running over potential game scenarios and optimal play strategies that might… Read more »

Bluffing his way to victory Oh look, something new. Phil Hellmuth won a High Stakes Duel match. On Tuesday night, for the ninth time in ten tries, Hellmuth defeated his opponent in the heads-up poker battle and for the largest prize in the made-for-streaming show’s brief history. Hellmuth took down Scott Seiver in High Stakes… Read more »

Ever since the internet brought the game of poker into people’s homes, the issue of underage people – kids – playing online has been an issue. The “normal” online poker industry has taken strong steps to try to thwart underage players, but a new threat looms on the horizon. A recent article at Bloomberg.com illustrates… Read more »

Premier influencer Félix “xQc” Lengyel is not just a popular Twitch streamer. He is one of the most popular streamers of all time. He was the most-watched streamer on the platform in both 2020 and 2021 and currently ranks fifth in followers with 10.6 million. As such, he has a lot of influence, particularly on… Read more »

Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale is throwing money around again, this time banking on his hometown baseball team, the Houston Astros, to win the World Series this season. It is much of the same as he has done before, but there is a twist this time. McIngvale, owner of Gallery Furniture in Houston, placed two bets… Read more »

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It is something that many consider, especially when things are going well on the poker tables. “Hey, I could quit my job tomorrow and start playing poker for a living!” It might seem like a great idea – give up all the responsibilities of a 9-to-5, 40-hour week, the drudgery of going to an office… Read more »

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PokerStars Announces 2022 SCOOP Schedule

PokerStars has released the schedule for the 2022 Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP), which will run May 8 through June 1. There are 318 total events and $75 million in guaranteed prize pools, both numbers down from last year’s 372 events and $100 million in guarantees. There are over 300 events because, as usual,… Read more »

Dance Partners Lining Up for Ontario Online Gaming Operations

The saying is usually “better late than never.” The citizens of Ontario have to say this after the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) made it seem that several of the top online gaming operators were going to have to depart the province after new regulations took effect Monday. Now, the dance partners are… Read more »

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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 »

Connecticut Open for Online Poker – And Business is…Slow

There are now seven players in the state-by-state online poker industry in the States of America. Connecticut became the seventh state to open the doors for online poker inside its borders earlier this month. However, there has also been molasses-slow response to this new development as there have been no operators stepping up to offer… 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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