Four-time World Poker Tour champ Darren Elias was the target of a burglary on Thursday, but the scary part of the incident was not that someone broke into his Medford, New Jersey home. It was that he held a 19-year old babysitter, who was taking care of Elias’s two-year old daughter, at gunpoint. Fortunately, all… Read more »

The inaugural Global Poker Awards will be handed out in the PokerGO studios in Las Vegas on April 5, but they are already generating a great deal of buzz. Some of that buzz is not something that the Global Poker Index (the organization behind the Global Poker Awards) desires, however. Complaints have arisen regarding the… Read more »

The field of the World Poker Tour (WPT) at Venetian Main Event has been whittled to just nine players as the tournament heads into its final day. Everyone will be seated at one table, but as is custom on the World Poker Tour, the official final table does not begin until six players remain. Leading… Read more »

The World Poker Tour (WPT) at Venetian Main Event (yes, it’s actually called “WPT at Venetian,” not just “WPT Venetian”) is in full swing and after a pair of Day 1 flights and Day 2, it is a close race at the top of the leader board. Ami Alibay is the chip leader going into… Read more »

The molasses-like rate of passage of sports betting, DFS and online gaming and poker regulations in the States of America has been the norm in the industry rather than the exception. Since it was sparked to life in 2011, only four states have passed any type of regulations regarding online gaming and/or poker, with more… Read more »


Many may think that the States of America is the only country that is having issues with the question of online gaming and poker. But nothing would be further from the truth. Australia continues to ban out-of-country gaming companies from their citizens and China, Russia and other countries continue to crack down on the activity.… 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

PokerStars Implements Stars Rewards Changes in Italy

A month ago, PokerStars announced that it was making changes to the Stars Rewards program. On adjustment was a bad one for tournament players, reducing the rewards points for multi-table tournaments by 55 percent. The poker site said the rewards would be distributed elsewhere, such as guarantees in various tournament series, but that is going… Read more »

PokerStars Announces Seating Script Ban

The poker world found out about a month ago, but PokerStars officially announced on Wednesday that it is restricting the use of third party software tools starting Monday, March 4th. In a blog post, Severin Rasset started out by explaining the high-level reasoning for the policy changes: We all sit down at the table as… Read more »

Split Omaha Coming to PokerStars

Do you like novelty cash games from PokerStars? Because you are going to get another novelty cash game from PokerStars. The online poker room has made no mention of it and there is no set date that it will launch, but evidence in the latest PokerStars software update points to a new game called “Split… Read more »

PokerStars Making Changes to Stars Rewards Program

One of the things that tends to be important to hardcore online poker grinders and recreational players alike is a poker site’s rewards program. For the high volume players, rewards can add up to significant chunk of extra income, while rewards can make the poker experience more fun for recreational players, who have a goal… Read more »

Poker Legislation

Here Comes Michigan

Last year, Michigan lawmakers passed a trio of bills that would have legalized online gambling in the state, but Governor Rick Snyder vetoed them on his way out the door. Early on in the new legislative year, another bill has been introduced and is already starting to roll. 2018 Bill Couldn’t Get Past the Governor… Read more »

Wire Act Compliance Window Extended by DoJ

The United States Department of Justice has decided to extend the grace period during which online gaming operators will not be prosecuted for violations of the Wire Act under the Office of Legal Counsel’s (OLC) recent re-interpretation. The directive was set forth by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein via a memo to the director of… Read more »

Georgia House Committee Passes Casino Gambling Resolution

There have been small pushes in the state of Georgia over the last several years to legalize casino gambling, but not until last week has there been any sort of progress in the state capitol. It is a very small step, but on Friday, March 1st, the House Economic Development and Tourism Committee unanimously passed… Read more »

Georgia Senate Committee Passes Horse Racing Bills

In what might be a first for me in my nearly decade and a half here at Poker News Daily, I am writing about horse racing. I know nothing about horse racing beyond the “Let’s Go to the Races” VCR game that I played when I was a kid. But when I read that a… Read more »

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Poker tournaments

Vitalijs Zavorotnijs Wins WPT Barcelona Main Event

With all the focus on the World Poker Tour delayed final tables that were held at the HyperX Esports Arena at the Luxor in Las Vegas last week, other events tended to be ignored. But lest we forget, the WPT had another tour stop happening halfway around the world in Spain. And it was there… Read more »

Frank Stepuchin Wins WPT Gardens Poker Championship Main Event

It was World Poker Tour final table Tuesday as not only did Erkut Yilmaz win the WPT Rolling Thunder Main Event in the Sacramento, California area, but down in Las Vegas, Frank Stepuchin won the WPT Gardens Poker Championship Main Event. The Gardens Casino, the host venue for the tournament, is actually in California, but… Read more »

David ODB Baker Wins WPT L.A. Poker Classic Main Event

With the World Series of Poker coming up, talk at some point will inevitably turn to the meaning of a gold bracelet. There are dozens upon dozens of events now, leading some people to consider the value of a bracelet to be watered down. Many of the younger generation of players are more concerned with… Read more »

WPT Rolling Thunder Final Table Set, Jim Collopy Destroying

If you are going to make a final table on the World Poker Tour (WPT), you might as well get there with more chips than all of the other players combined. That is exactly what is happening at the WPT Rolling Thunder Main Event final table, as Jim Collopy heads into Tuesday’s six-handed final table… 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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