It was time to make a change In early 2005, my job was making me absolutely miserable. So I quit. Meanwhile, I dabbled in micro-stakes online poker, one of the many people who jumped in at the beginning of the poker boom. I had found Poker Source Online (PSO), the original online poker affiliate that… Read more »

I deliberated whether I would write about the closure of our little alcove of the poker world here, Poker News Daily. I debated since we (and by “we” I mean my friend and colleague Dan Katz) were informed last week that the ownership of the site was “pausing” posting on the site and whether a… Read more »

More than a year after the largest casino theft in the history of Colorado, prosecutors have decided to drop all charges against the employee who actually took $500,000 out of the casino vault. After an extensive investigation, the First Judicial District Attorney’s Office determined that Sabrina Eddy had fallen victim to a scam when she… Read more »

Pays more than chips to knock someone out In the few years that it has existed, the $1,000 Mystery Millions No-Limit Hold’em event at the World Series of Poker has been a huge hit. It not only sports a $1 million guaranteed prize for the winner, but is also a bounty tournament, which always makes… Read more »


There are about a million World Series of Poker tournaments running simultaneously right now, even after two finished up Sunday night. Both of those events saw players win their second bracelets, but neither Bryce Yockey nor Nick Guagenti is satisfied to stop there. Bryce Yockey can sure play Omaha Bryce Yockey won his first WSOP… Read more »

Poker Strategy

Online Poker

White Whale Caught: Lex Veldhuis Wins His First PokerStars COOP Title

After years of trying, Lex Veldhuis finally came through. On Monday, the Team PokerStars Pro and prolific streamer won his very first Championship of Online Poker on Stars, taking the crown in the $5,200 No-Limit Hold’em Titans event in the Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP). The high stakes tournament attracted the world’s best online… Read more » Players in Michigan Might Soon Join Nevada, New Jersey Brethren

All signs point to yes? No official announcement has been made, but it sounds like might soon be linking players Michigan with those already playing on its shared liquidity platform in Nevada and New Jersey. Though all three states, along with West Virginia and Delaware, are in the Multi-State Internet Gaming Agreement (MSIGA) and… Read more »

“CrossBreed17” Wins PokerStars 18th Anniversary Sunday Million for $1 Million

Cool million The PokerStars 18th Anniversary Sunday Million concluded Tuesday evening and it was Brazil’s “CrossBreed17” who was the last player standing to win the $1 million first prize. He defeated “Sunday Melon” in a 90-minute heads-up match, livestreamed on PokerStars’ Twitch channel. The tournament had an $8 million guaranteed prize pool, which is where… Read more »

Poker Legislation

Does Online Poker Have a Shot in New York in 2024?

It has become almost as agonizing to watch the state of New York dance with online poker as it is watching California. For years both states have dallied with the notion of passing online poker legislation, only to turn away from the industry that potentially could net them billions in tax revenues. Could that be… Read more »

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Poker tournaments

Adrian Mateos, Jesse Lonis Top Major POY Races Ahead of WSOP

Later this week, the 55th Annual World Series of Poker will begin its play. The Horseshoe and Paris Las Vegas will be abuzz as both professional and the greenest amateur players look to claim poker’s biggest prize. There is also another prize on the line for these players – ranking points on the two major… Read more »

WPT Montreal Main Event Final Table Set

The televised final table has been set at the World Poker Tour (WPT) Montreal Main Event as just six players remain at the Playground Club de Poker. Right now, it looks like a two-man race, with Dongwoo Ko entering Wednesday’s action as the chip leader, holding 15.100 million chips, and Tommy Nguyen in second with… Read more »

Site News

PokerStars Announces Schedule for 2023 World Championship of Online Poker

As if there isn’t enough live poker going on to keep players happy, PokerStars is offering the latest version of their World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP). Beginning on September 10, PokerStars will be offering a massive 110-event schedule that covers virtually every discipline that is available in the world of poker. Not only does… Read more »

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 »

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