We are two weeks away from the start of a historic moment (OK, technically 13 days, but you get what I mean). The 50th Annual World Series of Poker will begin on May 29 at 11AM with its traditional first event, the $500 Casino Employees Event. From there, the prestige only gets bigger as some… Read more »

In January, the Wall Street Journal reported that Sheldon Adelson was the main influence behind the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Counsel’s (OLC) new opinion on the Wire Act. The new opinion said that the Wire Act makes all interstate online gambling illegal, reversing a 2011 opinion that said only online sports betting… Read more »

Over the last 50 years, the World Series of Poker has not only become the preeminent tournament poker series in the world but also built up a lengthy and storied history. As this year marks their Golden Anniversary, the WSOP will be commemorating the event with a special evening of honors, called the “First Fifty,”… Read more »

For almost two decades, the World Poker Tour has brought the magic, the drama and the skill of poker to the television viewers. As they prepare for their eighteenth season of action, the WPT has announced which venue and tournament will earn the honor of holding the Season XVIII season opener. The Gardens Casino to… Read more »

The World Series of Poker draws the world together around the card table but, by the end of June, players are a bit spent (both physically and cash-wise). The “powers that be” with partypoker and their extremely successful LIVE series aren’t daunted by this, however, as they have teamed up with ARIA Resort and Casino… Read more »


The 50th World Series of Poker arrives at the end of his month, but for many poker enthusiasts, participating in the festival is just not a possibility. Whether it is the buy-in (though there are some “inexpensive” ones now), travel, time off of work, or whatever, it just doesn’t work out for everybody. That is… Read more »

Poker Strategy

If you are any type of tournament poker player, then you’ve been in this position. You’ve taken your starting stack and built it up nicely, maybe doubled it or more. You’ve been in the position normally where you’ve been the chip leader at your table and have been dictating the play. But now your table… Read more »

Online Poker

6+ Hold’em Tournaments Part of PokerStars SCOOP This Week

Earlier this month, we reported that PokerStars was getting ready to launch “novelty game” tournaments based on new filters that were added to the PokerStars poker client. There was no indication as to when any of these tournaments would appear in the lobby, but now we have answers. On Friday, PokerStars announced that 6+ Hold’em… Read more »

New Jersey DGE Fines Gaming Provider for Geolocation Slip-Up

The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement has fined Malta-based Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) $25,000 for failing to prevent someone from outside the state to gamble on HardRockCasino.com, a site for which GiG provides its online gambling services. The incident actually occurred at some point before July 4, 2018, though it is not specified when… Read more »

Report: partypoker to Prohibit HUDs

According to a report from PokerFuse, partypoker is on the verge of prohibiting the use of heads-up displays (HUDs), a move that it hopes will make the poker experience more enjoyable for recreational players. HUDs are overlays on the poker table produced by third-party poker tracking software. Historically, online poker rooms have made personal hand… Read more »

Poker Legislation

Iowa Legalizes Sports Betting

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds signed Senate File 617 into law on Monday, legalizing sports betting in the state. Though the law is effective immediately, no sports betting is available yet, as the regulations still need to be hammered out. “Gov. Reynolds believes that legalizing sports betting will bring this practice out of an unregulated black… Read more »

Florida Seminole Indians Introduce New Wrinkle to Gaming Negotiations

Long at the forefront of casino gaming, especially when it comes to the Native American population, the Seminole Indians of Florida have traditionally been hard core negotiators. With both the federal and Florida governments, the Seminoles have more often than not come out on the winning side when it comes to negotiations over their sovereign… Read more »

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Poker tournaments

Maurice Hawkins Wins Record 13th WSOP Circuit Ring

Nobody would even argue that the World Series of Poker Circuit carries with it the same cachet as the traditional World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, but it is still a well-respected poker tour and if you are able to have repeated success on it, you are doing something right. But there is success… Read more »

EPT Monte Carlo Day 1: Sylvain Mazza Leads Both Starting Flights

Both starting flights have been completed at the Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort as the 2019 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo Casino European Poker Tour (EPT) Main Event heads into Wednesday’s Day 2. Sylvain Mazza is the chip leader, bagging 288,700 chips at the end of the night. Turnout for the EPT Monte Carlo Main Event has… 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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