Since the surprise passage of online gaming and poker legislation in the state of Michigan to close 2019, there has been a great deal of talk regarding who might be next to broach the expansion of gaming. There are some usual suspects in the mix, including California (for the umpteenth year in a row) and… Read more »

Two more iconic properties sold MGM Resorts International announced on Tuesday that it has agreed to sell both the MGM Grand Las Vegas casino and the Mandalay Bay. The total value of the deal is approximately $4.6 billion. The sale of MGM Grand is the most heavily-covered part of the deal in MGM’s press release.… Read more »

Things just keep getting better for poker players in the state of Pennsylvania. It was announced today that FOX Bet and PokerStars will  open the doors to the inaugural Pennsylvania Winter Series. The event will tie in with the promotion of the upcoming NFL Super Bowl alongside poker tournaments exclusively for residents of the state… Read more »

On Wednesday, the World Series of Poker (WSOP) continued its piecemeal release of the 2020 WSOP schedule. This time, it has published what it calls the “Value Menu” for this summer’s poker festival. These are the 25 tournaments with buy-ins of $1,000 or lower. Though this is still a ton of money for most people,… Read more »

$50 million deal Caesars Entertainment and VICI Properties announced on Wednesday that they have agreed to sell Harrah’s Reno Hotel and Casino an unnamed affiliate of CAI Investments. The sale price is $50 million, with 75 percent going to VICI Properties and 25 percent going to Caesars. Once the transaction is complete, Harrah’s Reno will… Read more »

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Chance Kornuth was the chip leader going into Day 4 of the World Poker Tour (WPT) Gardens Poker Championship and he remains in that position coming out of it with just six players remaining. Though the final table has been set, the six men must now wait until March 31st to play it out at… Read more »

Poker Strategy

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 »

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PokerStars Awarding Platinum Pass, Cash Prizes in Spin & Go 10 Promo

PokerStars loves its Spin & Go promotions. It also loves its Platinum Passes. So here they are combining the two. It’s like chocolate and peanut butter, though I’m not sure which would be more ruinous for my life. Everything in moderation. On Monday, the poker room has launched the “Spin & Go 10” promo to… Read more »

Signs Point to partypoker Nevada Launch in Near Future

Eyebrows were raised throughout the poker community over the weekend when BetMGM sent out an interesting e-mail to its customers. The e-mail, hyping a promotion that began Sunday, strongly implies that partypoker might be launching soon in Nevada. Though many people received the e-mail, poker media maven Kevin Mathers posted it on Twitter for those… Read more »

partypoker Rings in 2020 With New Year Rush Promo

Holidays, changes of season, and major sporting events are all good excuses for online poker rooms to run promotions. The turn of the decade is no different. It’s a special milestone and the perfect time for a poker room to do something. Enter partypoker. Beginning this Monday, the online poker room is running the “New… Read more »

partypoker Implements Run It Twice Feature

Players on partypoker were greeted with a new software update on Thursday. Much of the update added new cosmetic features such as table themes and fixed bugs, but it did add a few new things that player should enjoy. Headlining the update is the option to Run It Twice. Running it twice should be familiar… Read more »

Poker Legislation

Ukraine Cracks Down on Gambling in Massive Raids

The country of Ukraine is once again finding itself in the news and not for some of the other things that have been floating around over the past couple of years. In a massive raid ordered by the President of the country, Ukrainian law enforcement has cracked down on “illegal” gambling in the country, resulting… Read more »

Michigan Legalizes Online Poker

We are approaching seven years since online poker first went live in Nevada. Since then, just three other states – New Jersey, Delaware, and Pennsylvania – have sprouted online poker rooms.* It’s sad, really. At least a fifth state will soon be added to that list, as Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed legislation on Friday… Read more »

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 »

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MGM Introduces East Coast Poker Tour

MGM Resorts International has announced the creation of a new live poker series, the MGM Resorts East Coast Poker Tour (ECPT). As the name implies, the tour will be hosted by MGM’s large casinos in the eastern United States. The ECPT will kickoff in February 2020. Like some regional or “minor league” poker tours, the… 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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