Dapo Ajayi had come painfully close to winning multiple big tourneys in his poker career, but always fell short. That all changed on Tuesday when he won the World Poker Tour Choctaw Main Event for his first WPT title, collecting $558,610 for his efforts. “It’s difficult to articulate. It’s been a really interesting week. I… Read more »

After the debacle that was the 2020 “World Series of Poker” (first held online then having a “Main Event” in a half-assed live manner), EVERYONE has to be happy that the 2021 event is making its comeback. Earlier this year Caesars Entertainment, WSOP officials and the poker world breathed a sigh of relief that the… Read more »

Because of the ease and speed of deposits, some jurisdictions place legal limits on how much one can deposit on an online gambling site in a day, week, or month. Belgium is one such place, which currently has a €500 weekly cap on igaming deposits per person. It looks like that may soon change, however,… Read more »

Cheating and casinos go hand-in-hand (pun?). It’s not hard to figure out why. Not only is the possibility of winning fast money tempting, but often people have the attitude that it is ok to cheat because the casino takes our money routinely and always has a mathematical edge. And for some weird reason, I really… Read more »

The case of “poker player” Mike Postle has taken another unique turn in the past week. Faced with having to pay off two people he had falsely accused of slandering him, Postle has allegedly gone on the run to avoid paying the two people. The problem with that is they can seize his property to… Read more »

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A brilliant player from the jump The poker world received devastating news Monday night: poker pro Layne Flack has passed away at the age of 52. Little is known at this time about the circumstances surrounding his death except that he was found in his home. Living the first two decades of his life in… Read more »

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Online Poker

GGPoker Announces International 2021 WSOP Online Schedule

In late April, we found out that the international portion of the 2021 WSOP Online was going to start on August 1, but the schedule had yet to be determined. Nothing like waiting until the last minute. On Tuesday, GGPoker announced the 33-bracelet schedule for its portion of the WSOP Online, slated for August 1… Read more »

Pennsylvania WSOP.com Players Have Their Own Gold Bracelet Events

Eight events just for Pennsylvania players In writing about last week’s launch of WSOP.com in Philadelphia, I said that players on the site would not be able to compete for World Series of Poker bracelets. Well, it turns out I was wrong. Not completely wrong…let’s just say a bit off (something, coincidentally, my wife would… Read more »

PokerStars Announces 2021 World Championship of Online Poker Dates

Building on 2020 The complete schedule is still to come, but poker players around the world can start moving things around on their work and social calendars, as PokerStars has announced the dates for the 2021 World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP). Running August 22 through September 15, this year’s WCOOP comes with $100 million… Read more »

Poker Legislation

Connecticut Becomes Seventh State to Regulate Online Poker

The ability of states to pass regulations regarding online gaming, especially online poker, have been in existence since 2011. In 2013, three states rapidly passed online poker into law. But it has taken almost eight years for that number to double, with the state of Connecticut becoming the seventh state to pass legislation authorizing online… Read more »

Connecticut House Passes Online Casino, Sports Betting Bill

State and tribes amended their compacts It appears that online casino and sports betting are closer to becoming a reality in Connecticut. On Thursday, the state House of Representatives passed HB06451 easily by a 34-6 vote, sending the bill over to the Senate. On Thursday, Governor Ned Lamont tweeted his thanks to the House for… Read more »

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Chad Eveslage Wins 2021 WPT Venetian Main Event

It looked like it was going to be a two man race for the title at the World Poker Tour (WPT) Venetian final table on Wednesday, and sure enough, that is what it turned out to be. In the end, Chad Eveslage emerged victorious over Mike Liang heads-up to win his first WPT championship and… Read more »

2021 WPT Venetian Final Table Features Three Women, Three Men

History in the making? The World Poker Tour (WPT) Venetian Main Event is down to its six-handed final table, with Mike Liang entering Wednesday’s action as the chip leader. Holding 18.225 million chips Liang is in a two-man race with Chad Eveslage, who has 17.725 chips. But perhaps “man” is not the correct word to… 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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