If you have been playing on PokerStars the last few years and have enjoyed revving up some Spin & Go tournaments but thought to yourself, “Man, these three-handed, hyper-turbo Sit-and-Go’s are just too damn slow for my on-the-move lifestyle,” then you will be thrilled with the new addition PokerStars introduced on Friday. Now live is… Read more »

In 2019, the World Series of Poker has provided us with some great moments. From record-setting events like the Millionaire Maker and the “Big 50” to the stirring moment that Hossein Ensan captured poker’s World Championship, the WSOP has made history. That history, at least for 2019, will come to a close over the next… Read more »

A smaller than expected field came out for the second of two-Day Ones on Saturday at the WPT bestbet Bounty Scramble at bestbet Jacksonville. Perhaps because of the start of the World Series of Poker Europe (which begins on Sunday), the 195 entries that came out on Saturday barely outpaced the 154 that rolled out… Read more »

The World Poker Tour has moved to the sunny climes of Jacksonville, FL, and the bestbet Jacksonville card room for their WPT bestbet Bounty Scramble. Now the only bounty tournament on the WPT schedule – the Bay 101 Shooting Star used to be the other until it was dropped from the WPT schedule in 2017… Read more »

I’ve been reluctant to discuss the situation going on regarding poker “player” Mike Postle, even though his name has seemingly been in the news for the last two weeks. Quite honestly, the snafu has gotten more attention than it should have been and, as more time goes on, it just gets worse the more you… Read more »

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The original jackpot Sit-and-Go The age-old board game Monopoly is based on the streets of Atlantic City, so seeing it used for a French poker promotion is a little odd.* But there it is, currently co-branded with French poker site Winamax in a special “Expresso x Monopoly” promo. The contest started about a week ago… 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

partypoker Shut Down 16 More Bot Accounts in September

Partypoker provided its monthly security update on Wednesday, disclosing that it banished just sixteen bot accounts from its tables in September 2019. Thirteen of them were on the global “dot com” site, while the other three were on the ring-fenced “dot eu” version of the online poker room. On the dot com end, $9,338 was… Read more »

PokerStars Hammered by Massive Fine from Dutch Gaming Regulators KSA

Earlier this week, gaming regulators from the Netherlands handed down one of the largest fines in gaming history against one of the biggest operations in the game. The Stars Group, the owners of the monolithic PokerStars juggernaut, were hammered with a massive €400,000 fine for “operating without a license” in the country. The Dutch government… Read more »

GGNetwork Postpones Multi-Tabling Limitations to Late October

The Asia-centric GGNetwork has moved back the implementation of new cash game table limitations, according to its Trello public roadmap. The new table cap was originally scheduled for October 1st but was moved earlier this week to October 28th. In continuing with both the trend in the industry and its own focus on catering to… Read more »

Partypoker Shuts Down 48 More Bot Accounts in August

Online poker room partypoker recently provided another monthly update on its efforts to fight bots. In August 2019, the poker room shut down another 48 known bot accounts. That brings the total since December 2018 to 649. Few bots, much dough The 48 bot accounts is a fairly small number, the second smallest since partypoker… Read more »

Poker Legislation

Future of Kentucky Gaming Hinges on 2019 Gubernatorial Election

There are many things that hinge on the future in the 2020 elections, both nationally and for each state. In Kentucky, a state that has embraced thoroughbred racing and betting on those races, there are thoughts about expanding the state’s offering beyond betting the ponies. Those future plans, however, will hinge on the 2019 vote… Read more »

DOJ to Appeal Wire Act Lawsuit Defeat

We all hoped they would just go away. Just stop. But we knew they would be back. On Friday, the Department of Justice filed a Notice of Appeal of the US District Court for the District of New Hampshire’s Wire Act ruling from June. In that ruling, US District Judge Paul J. Barbadoro said that… Read more »

Standoff Continues Over Future of Michigan Online Gaming and Poker

After once getting to the point where all it needed was one person’s signature, the state of online gaming and poker in Michigan has plummeted precipitously. Now, there is a definitive standoff between the representatives pushing for the Wolverine State to adopt regulations for the industry and the state’s new Governor over whether or not… Read more »

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WPT Maryland at Live! Casino Main Event Final Table Set

The World Poker Tour (WPT) Maryland at Live! Casino Main Event final table has been set and for the first time all tournament, Brian Altman is not the chip leader at the end of a day. That’s not to say he’s in bad shape, though, as Altman is still in a solid second position going… 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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