The 2019 World Poker Tour (WPT) Seminole Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open Main Event final table is all set, with Milen Stefanov holding the chip lead going into six-handed action on Wednesday. Stefanov has 8.925 million chips to set the pace. It is one of the closest WPT final tables in recent memory, though, as… Read more »

Like most online poker rooms or networks, 888poker has its version of the jackpot Sit-and-Go called BLAST Poker. Recently, the poker room adjusted the structure of these quick Sit-and-Go’s to bring them a bit more in line with those of its competitors. A chair has been removed BLAST poker games are now three-handed, super-turbo contests.… Read more »

The National Football League announced on Friday that Arizona Cardinals cornerback Josh Shaw has been suspended indefinitely for betting on NFL games. The suspension will go through at least next season. On Monday, ESPN reported that not only had Shaw bet on NFL games, but he actually bet on his own team’s games, as well.… Read more »

A French court ruled against professional poker player Rick Salomon, who sued wealthy Saudi Arabian Raad al-Khereiji for $2.8 million in unpaid poker debt. The poker game in question took place at the Tiara Miramar Beach hotel in Théoule-sur-Mer, France in 2014. Gambling law goes back to start of Napoleon’s reign The court made its… Read more »

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In sitting at the poker table, players will try to mix up their game lest their opposition gets locked in that they are taking an ABC approach to playing. One of the more popular ways to deviate from the norm but with still apparently strong holdings is to play paint cards. “Paint” cards – any… Read more »

Online Poker

Coral Poker Leaving iPoker Network for partypoker

Coral Poker surprised the online poker world over the weekend, announcing a sudden jump from the iPoker Network to the partypoker Network. In fact, there was no formal announcement on its website, just an e-mail sent to customers. Coral Poker will shut down its iPoker operations tomorrow. The e-mail reads as follows: Hi …. We’re… Read more »

WSOP.com, partypoker Giving Away Trips to the Super Bowl

As a Green Bay Packers fan, I am still reeling a bit from the team’s egg-laying in San Francisco this past weekend. It is still great, though, to realize that the team is 8-3 and is probably heading to its first playoff appearance in a few years. Hopefully, they will be able to make it… Read more »

partypoker Rolls Out Mobile App Update

partypoker released an update to its mobile client this week, the first stage in a major makeover that will last into the early months of 2020. The update currently affects only SPINS games and features a new portrait orientation and social poker additions. One-handed multi-tabling We are all used to seeing online poker screens oriented… Read more »

PokerStars, Twitch Partnering to Award Two Platinum Passes to 2020 PSPC

PokerStars and Twitch are giving poker players the opportunity to win one of two Platinum Passes for the 2020 PokerStars Players No Limit Hold’em Championship (PSPC). It starts with one simple step: link one’s PokerStars account to their Twitch account. Connect the accounts Connecting other accounts to Twitch is commonplace today. Other services use it… Read more »

Poker Legislation

Is Michigan Again On Pace to Pass Online Gaming Regulations?

Over the past few years, there have been several states that have teased people with the potential to pass online gaming regulations. Pennsylvania did it for some time before pushing it through in 2017, now they’ve opened full online casino gaming and online poker with PokerStars. There isn’t another state on the horizon at this… Read more »

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 »

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Poker Central Announces New Super High Roller Bowl for Australia

The start of the calendar year is normally very jammed for the top tournament poker professionals in the game. With the ending of the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (R.I.P., old friend), however, there’s some room that opened up on the calendar. Just as quickly as it opened, that door has been slammed as Poker Central has… Read more »

Seven More Stops Announced for 2019-2020 WSOP International Circuit

The World Series of Poker has announced seven additional tour stops for the WSOP International Circuit. All seven announced stops will be held during the 2020 portion of the schedule. In total, there are 16 stops on the International Circuit schedule. “We continue to see great interest and feedback in our International Circuit series,” said… Read more »

Disparities Abound in Different Player of the Year Races

As the players reach the home stretch of the 2019 Player of the Year races, there is one thing that is plainly evident. Through their calculations, the two major POY races – the CardPlayer Magazine leaderboard and the Global Poker Index standing – try to offer their interpretations of who is doing the best in… 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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