Less than two weeks after PokerStars, in conjunction with Mount Airy Casino, became the first online poker room to go live in Pennsylvania, the site has already announced a major internet poker series. On Friday, Fox Bet and PokerStars released the schedule for the inaugural Pennsylvania Championship of Online Poker (PACOOP), another poker series in… Read more »

Red Star Poker announced on Monday that it will soon be joining Playtech’s iPoker Network, leaving the Microgaming Poker Network (MPN). MPN will soon have zero skins The move is necessary because Microgaming is shutting down its poker operations sometime next year, in either the second or third quarter. Microgaming announced the surprising decision two… Read more »

The World Series of Poker has announced seven additional tour stops for the WSOP International Circuit. All seven announced stops will be held during the 2020 portion of the schedule. In total, there are 16 stops on the International Circuit schedule. “We continue to see great interest and feedback in our International Circuit series,” said… Read more »

It was a case that seemed rather stunning, considering that it was a supposedly successful businessman and poker player that was charged. But, in a Michigan courtroom last week, poker player Michael Borovetz pled guilty to a singular charge of theft by false pretenses. In reaching the plea deal, Borovetz probably will avoid lengthy jail… Read more »

As the players reach the home stretch of the 2019 Player of the Year races, there is one thing that is plainly evident. Through their calculations, the two major POY races – the CardPlayer Magazine leaderboard and the Global Poker Index standing – try to offer their interpretations of who is doing the best in… Read more »

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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 »

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PokerStars to Power Down Power Up

Those of you who are fans of PokerStars’ two-year old novelty game Power Up had better get your fill now, because the game’s days are numbered. According to PokerFuse, PokerStars is preparing to pull the plug on the poker/deck-building love child. No end date has been provided. “PokerStars has made the decision to remove [Power… Read more »

Technical Issues Force Cancellation of partypoker MILLION on Sunday

In the midst of the poker boom last decade, the partypoker MILLION was the most popular weekly poker tournament in the online poker industry. The tournament has been gone for 13 years, coinciding with the UIGEA and partypoker’s exit from the United States market. For the last few weeks, though, partypoker has been hyping up… Read more »

PokerStars to Launch in Pennsylvania on Monday

Online poker was legalized in Pennsylvania exactly two years ago, but there are still no online poker rooms up and running in the state. Online casinos exist, as do sportsbooks, but no internet poker. Until Monday. According to PlayPennsylvania, PokerStars will be the first online poker room to launch in the Keystone State on Monday.… Read more »

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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 »

Future of Kentucky Gaming Hinges on 2019 Gubernatorial Election

There are many things that hinge on the future in the 2020 elections, both nationally and for each state. In Kentucky, a state that has embraced thoroughbred racing and betting on those races, there are thoughts about expanding the state’s offering beyond betting the ponies. Those future plans, however, will hinge on the 2019 vote… Read more »

DOJ to Appeal Wire Act Lawsuit Defeat

We all hoped they would just go away. Just stop. But we knew they would be back. On Friday, the Department of Justice filed a Notice of Appeal of the US District Court for the District of New Hampshire’s Wire Act ruling from June. In that ruling, US District Judge Paul J. Barbadoro said that… Read more »

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Geoffrey Hum Wins WPT Montreal Main Event

Geoffrey Hum won the World Poker Tour (WPT) Montreal Main Event this week, the first WPT title of his career. For his victory, hum won $380,648 or CAD $500,000. Winners of major poker tournaments are usually pretty humble as they bask in the glow of their success, but Hum has got to be one of… Read more »

2019 WSOP Europe Main Event Final Table Set

The final table of the 2019 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Europe Main Event has been determined and it is Anthony Zinno sitting in the top spot with 16.845 million chips. Just six players remain from the original 541 entries to compete for the €1,133,678 first prize. Just one person is within realistic striking distance… Read more »

Julien Martini Takes Hefty Lead into WSOP Europe Main Event Day 4

The second-largest World Series of Poker Europe (WSOP Europe) Main Event of all time moves into Day 4 as just 42 of the original 541 entries remain in the field. Julien Martini is the chip leader after three days with nearly 6 million chips. Martini is well ahead of the pack; Dario Sammartino is more… 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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