On Wednesday, PokerStars announced that Portugal has merged its online poker player pool with those of Spain and France. PokerStars is currently the only site on which players from all three countries can compete against each other. The three countries were formerly ring-fenced from the rest of the world, meaning that poker players could only… Read more »

After facing the slings and arrows of the poker community – especially over the past year as he captured the 2017 World Series of Poker’s Player of the Year award – poker professional Chris Ferguson has issues what he believes was an apology for his actions with Full Tilt Poker and “Black Friday.” In a… Read more »

Last week, we talked about PokerStars getting rid of the goofy Split Hold’em, a game in which two different sets of community cards were dealt and how Poker Industry PRO discovered table graphics which indicated some new games were coming. And sure enough, PokerStars announced on Wednesday that one of those games has arrived: Showtime… Read more »

Big-time poker is coming at us fast and furious right now. The final table of the 2018 World Poker Tour (WPT) Bobby Baldwin Classic is here, then it will be the WPT Tournament of Champions, followed by the World Series of Poker. But before we get too far ahead of ourselves (then again, we’re talking… Read more »

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There are several things that make poker enjoyable. Sitting down with friends for a home game or even heading to your local casino to take on other players you know emphasizes the camaraderie of the game. The strategies and mindsets employed in playing the game help to keep your mental wits about you. Finally, there’s… Read more »

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PokerStars Dumps Split Hold’em, More New Games Teased

PokerStars removed the new cash game Split Hold’em from its lobby this week, but according to Poker Industry PRO (pay wall), it will soon be replaced with another new game type. Split Hold’em was well received by players, but it must not have generated the rake that PokerStars wanted, or else it would still be… Read more »

PokerStars Responds to Gordon Vayo Lawsuit

Last week’s big news in poker circles was the lawsuit filed by professional poker player Gordon Vayo against PokerStars in U.S. District Court. We covered it, every poker media outlet covered it (mainstream news site, Forbes, covered it before everyone), and the poker internet message forums are talking about it. On Monday morning, The Stars… Read more »

Run It Once Will Not Permit HUDs

In April, Phil Galfond – after a lengthy silence about his upcoming online poker room – finally provided the poker public with updates as to the progress of Run It Once, promising to be more forthcoming with further updates as the launch date drew nearer. Last week, he provided another, lengthy post detailing a major… Read more »

New Jersey, Nevada, Delaware Shared Player Pools Begins Via WSOP.com, 888

Though it is disappointing that it has taken this long, New Jersey has finally begun sharing its online poker player liquidity with Nevada and Delaware. On May 1st (technically April 30th, as things got started a few hours earlier than expected), WSOP.com became an interstate poker site, no longer limiting Nevadans and New Jerseyites to… Read more »

Poker Legislation

Senator Orrin Hatch Wants Federal Regulation of Sports Betting

So this week has been an exciting one in the gambling world, hasn’t it? The United States Supreme Court deemed the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 (PASPA) unconstitutional, making it permissible for states to legalize and regulate sports betting. A handful of states, including the state we have to thank for this… Read more »

Michigan Lawmaker Has Goal of Summer Passage for Online Gaming Bill

After failing to gather enough votes for passage earlier this week, a Michigan lawmaker has reset his sights regarding his bill for online gaming. That reset goal? Right before the Michigan legislative body takes its summer break from Ann Arbor in June. Michigan Representative Brandt Iden introduced his bill, called House Bill 4926, late in… Read more »

Rep. Charlie Dent Retiring from Congress Earlier Than Expected

You know that feeling when you are around a person and you think to yourself, “Why won’t they just go away already?” Well, I’ve never been around him, but I’ve had that feeling about Rep. Charlie Dent (R – Penn.) for a while now. And guess what? He’s actually about to go away! Last fall,… Read more »

Poker Players Alliance Fails in Fundraising Drive, Future in Doubt

After making a plea to its membership base for donations to continue their efforts, the future of the Poker Players Alliance is in doubt as those pleas apparently went unheard. In what has been a tumultuous few months for the Poker Players Alliance, the organization issued the call for donations as its leadership changed. In… Read more »

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Poker Central Brings an “Insiders” Look at Players Preparation for SHRB

With the 2018 Super High Roller Bowl only a couple of weeks away, Poker Central – through their streaming outlet PokerGO – is airing a new documentary filmed in partnership with CakeWorks. The seven-part series is called “INSIDERS: Super High Roller Bowl 2018” and focuses on three participants in this year’s festivities at ARIA in… Read more »

Stephen Chidwick Seizes Control of POY Races Ahead of WSOP

Only two months ago, the two major Player of the Year races in the poker tournament world were a free for all with 17 players manning the 20 slots available. Heading into the 2018 World Series of Poker, Stephen Chidwick has brought some stability to the standings as he seized control of both of those… Read more »

Nicolas Dumont Takes Championship of EPT Monte Carlo

Battling through one of the most difficult final tables in recent memory, Nicolas Dumont was able to vanquish several top professionals on his way to winning the championship of the European Poker Tour Monte Carlo in Monaco on Friday. Dumont was at the helm of the ship at the start of action on Friday, sitting… Read more »

Taylor Black Defeats Daryll Fish to win partypoker MILLIONS North America

Battling through the largest ever tournament in the history of Canadian poker, California’s Taylor Black was able to vanquish veteran poker professional Daryll Fish to capture the championship of the partypoker MILLIONS North America last night. Before the final table of the tournament started on Wednesday, the partypoker MILLIONS North America was already one for… 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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