Last week, one of the more anticipated books of 2020 about the world of poker hit the bookshelves (both virtual and physical) around the world. Psychologist Maria Konnikova’s The Biggest Bluff, her tale of her journey through the world of tournament poker as the protegee of Poker Hall of Famer Erik Seidel, has been greatly… Read more »

At 3PM Wednesday afternoon Eastern Daylight Savings Time, the “online World Series of Poker” took off on its inaugural flight. For the next 68 days, the eyes of the poker world…well, let’s be honest, it is something that nobody has any clue about whether people will watch or even care. What we do know is… Read more »

Casinos allegedly skirting pandemic regulations As COVID-19 cases rise dramatically across the United States, taking proper care to be clean and safe is of the utmost importance. The Culinary Local 226 union in Las Vegas does not believe some casino properties are being responsible in the face of the health crisis and have sued several… Read more »

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WSOP online graphic

It’s still the WSOP, I guess? Over the last decade and a half, I have often started these types of articles with something like, “It’s that time of year again,” but this year is not exactly like years past. So while the World Series of Poker starts today, a day that would normally be the… Read more »

Poker Strategy

With the number of people that have been flooding back to the online world due to the shutdown of live poker, there are some old arguments that have come to the fore once again. There’s plenty of people talking about how “online poker is rigged” or that there is a “doom switch” for those who… Read more »

Online Poker

PokerStars Introduces Stadium Series

When I saw the e-mail from PokerStars on Monday about a new tournament series called the Stadium Series, I raised an eyebrow (let’s pretend I can), intrigued that the poker room was launching a new live tournament event. After all, it’s called the Stadium Series. Thankfully, since we are in the midst of a pandemic,… Read more »

PokerStars Adds Mobile Option to Home Games

During the coronavirus pandemic, we have done almost everything from home. For many, one of those activities has been poker. Live poker rooms have only just started to reopen in the last few weeks, so even now there is not much opportunity to go play poker with other people in person. And hell, I wouldn’t… Read more »

partypoker Changes Cash Game Leaderboards Once Again

Now featuring daily leaderboards In March, I wrote the following: “I would suspect that partypoker is eventually going to settle on a structure for its Cash Game Leaderboards and stick with it for a while….” I guess “a while” means about three months, as partypoker has reworked its cash game leaderboards once again (I’ve made… Read more »

Poker Legislation

California Looks to License Sports Betting – But Old Grudges Die Hard

For more than a decade, the state of California has looked at regulating online poker. The three major players in the gaming industry in the state – the powerful Indian casinos, the equally strong poker rooms and the major horse racing facilities – have long had animosities against each other. Those old grudges have raised… Read more »

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85 Bracelets to Be Had in World Series of Poker Online Events

Same bracelets, different venue In an alternate timeline, likely created if George McFly knocked Biff Tannen on ass, since we are clearly now in the timeline in which Biff won, the 2020 World Series of Poker would be in full swing right now. But alas, In Loving Memory George Douglas McFly. The massive convention halls… Read more »

Viktor “Isildur1” Blom Wins Third SHRB Title on partypoker

As I have probably written before, while this coronavirus pandemic is awful, it does come with its silver linings. For us in the poker world, one such silver lining has been the increase in online poker traffic and, in turn, the explosion of online tournament series. Much of the talk has surrounded the sheer size… Read more »

Site News

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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