The 2021 Poker Masters is heading into its homestretch, with the dollar value associated with the tournaments ramping up. Wednesday and Thursday final table action saw two $25,000 tournaments determine champions, with one event crowning a newcomer. It is all going down ahead of the $100,000 Main Event, which will take place over the weekend.… Read more »

The entertainment and poker worlds received the shocking news today that Norm Macdonald has passed away at the age of 61. The legendary comedian, actor, and avid poker player had suffered with cancer for nine years, a diagnosis he did not share with the public. Now, if this were someone else, we might say that… Read more »

Rok Gostisa won the 2021 WPT World Online Championships Main Event on Tuesday, using a huge bluff and getting some blessings from the poker gods heads-up to beat out 1,178 players and cash for $959,493. The Main Event was spread over more than two weeks using a structure we have seen more and more of… Read more »

Stephen Chidwick won his first live tournament of 2021 on Tuesday, taking the crown in the Poker Masters Event #7: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em. For outlasting 67 opponents, Chidwick added $183,600 to his more than $36 million in lifetime earnings. Chidwick entered the second day of the tournament in the chip lead with just five players… Read more »

With the 2021 World Series of Poker in Las Vegas just around the corner, there was still the little matter of the WSOP Online to finish up this weekend. Highlighting the closing festivities was Aleksei “Ha KoJleHu” Vandyshev, who won the $5,000 Main Event Online Championship on GGPoker and the $2,543,073 first prize. GGPoker guaranteed… Read more »

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Might as well clinch it with Aces Daniel Negreanu kept his hot summer going over the weekend, winning Event #5: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em at the 2021 Poker Masters, pocketing $178,200. With the victory, Negreanu has vaulted into the top spot on the Poker Masters leaderboard. As is the case with these high buy-in PokerGO tournaments,… Read more »

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Normally when people find out that I work in the poker industry, they will have a host of questions about it. Sometimes it is the casinos, sometimes it is the players, and sometimes it is about the game itself. One of the questions I get the most is “What is better: online or live poker?”… Read more »

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Pennsylvania Online Gaming Pulls in Over $100 Million in July

It may have taken some time to get off the ground, but the online gaming industry in Pennsylvania is finally beginning to hit its stride. In July 2021, the burgeoning online casinos in the Keystone State cracked the $100 million mark in revenues. Leading the way were online slots and table games, with online poker… Read more »

World Poker Tour, BetMGM Go Online for 2021 Borgata Poker Open

The situation in the tournament poker world is one that is currently in a great deal of flux. After postponing their stop at bestbet Jacksonville in August, the World Poker Tour will move one of their flagship stops, the Borgata Poker Open in Atlantic City, to a fully online affair. As a part of the… Read more »

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Phil Hellmuth Wants a High Stakes Duel III Rematch Against Tom Dwan

Looking for redemption Phil Hellmuth and Tom Dwan are almost set for another heads-up battle. Over the weekend, Hellmuth tweeted that he has formally challenged Dwan to a High Stakes Duel III rematch: The gauntlet throw-down comes about a week and a half after Dwan dispatched Hellmuth in Round 2 of PokerGO’s High Stakes Duel… Read more »

2021 Poker Masters to Return to Live Format on Monday

After going with an online format in 2020 due to the COVID pandemic, the “powers that be” at PokerGO have announced that the 2021 Poker Masters will return to a live format for this year’s tournament. The 2021 Poker Masters is scheduled to start this Monday, September 7, and run through September 18. The 12-event… Read more »

Wiktor Malinowski Wins 2021 Super High Roller Bowl Europe

When you defeat 40 players in a poker tournament, you don’t normally expect to win $3,690,000, but not every tournament is the Super High Roller Bowl (SHRB) Europe. On Wednesday, Wiktor “Limitless” Malinowski, a high stakes cash game specialist, finished off the six-handed final table for by far the most lucrative live tournament win of… 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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