It is with melancholy that we here at Poker News Daily report on the passing of one of the true “road gamblers” of poker lore, San Antonio, TX’s Crandell Addington. According to friends, Addington passed away on April 14 after complications from a fall he took late last year. A “Celebration of Life” will be… Read more »

The 2024 U. S. Poker Open is now in the books, and the finale presented a bit of drama on the way to crowning champions. In the $25,000 Championship Event, Stephen Chidwick outlasted a tough final table to capture the title. Chidwick’s efforts would land him in second place in the overall race, however, as… Read more »

Two starting flights and Day 2 are all in the books at the World Poker Tour (WPT) Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Championship in Hollywood, Florida and just 101 players remain out of the original 1,869 entries. Leading the way heading into Day 3 is Josh Reichard, who holds 3.1 million chips. Though Reichard is… Read more »

The NBA has announced that it has banned Toronto Raptors center Jontay Porter for violations of the league’s gambling policy, including tipping-off bettors as to his health status, removing himself from games to affect prop bets, and betting on NBA games. In a statement detailing some of the league’s findings, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said,… Read more »

We’re less than a month and a half away from the 2024 World Series of Poker in Las Vegas and as much as many of us would like to attend, that’s just not going to happen. But PokerGO is there to pick up the slack, announcing livestreaming coverage that will include over 300 hours of… Read more »


Poker Strategy

Online Poker

MGM Resorts, Z4Poker Given Extensions, But Also Warned

In what became a very tense meeting, the Nevada Gaming Control Board approved the extension of licenses for two online poker operators. MGM Resorts and Z4Poker both appeared in front of the NGCB and stated their reasons for asking for the extensions, which were accepted by the Board. In extending them for another year, however,… Read more »

888 Holdings Wants to Change Company Name to “evoke”

What’s in a name? In an interesting move that reeks of “corporate speak,” gambling company 888 Holdings announced this week that it intends to change its name to “evoke.” That’s the word evoke, all lowercase. The announcement was quiet – 888 didn’t send out a big press release about it or anything – simply mentioned… Read more »

2024 PokerStars SCOOP Will Run Most of May

At least we know the dates While the schedule is not yet complete, PokerStars has announced that the Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) will run May 5-29, 2024. The 16th edition of one of the biggest online tournament events of the year will “cover all the bases of tournament poker, with multiple poker variants,… Read more »

Poker Legislation

Alabama Senate Committee Strips Sports Betting, Casinos From Gambling Bill

The Alabama Senate Tourism Committee has approved a bill to expand gambling in the state, but in the process, stripped most of the features out of a constitutional amendment and companion bill that the state House passed overwhelmingly in February. The constitutional amendment authorized a state lottery, up to seven new casinos, and sports betting.… Read more »

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Poker tournaments

King’s Resort to Host 2024 WSOP Europe September 18 to October 9

In an oddly quiet announcement, the World Series of Poker released the schedule for the 2024 WSOP Europe last week. Slated for September 18 to October 9, the Series will once again be played at its long-term home of King’s Resort in Rozvadov, Czech Republic. 2024 WSOP consists of 15 gold bracelet events, culminating with… Read more »

2024 U. S. Poker Open Starts Monday

It has become one of the marquee events on the tournament poker calendar. In a very short time, the U. S. Poker Open has become the pinnacle event of the “High Roller” circuit, where the crème of the poker world comes to vie for the “Golden Eagle” trophy signifying the Overall Champion of the series.… Read more »

Seth Davies, Samuli Sipila Big Winners at 2024 PGT PLO Series

While the overall finish might have been anticlimactic, the Championship Event of the 2024 PGT PLO Series turned out to be an exciting one. Seth Davies was able to hold off the Event #8 champion, Eelis Parssinen, to take down the $25,000 Pot Limit Omaha Championship Event. The runner-up in the tournament, Samuli Sipila, may… 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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