After almost a month’s layoff, the battle will resume between Phil Hellmuth and Daniel Negreanu. High Stakes Duel II will resume its festivities this Wednesday, broadcast over the streaming outlet PokerGO. It will be an opportunity for Negreanu to draw even in the event after what was an exciting opening salvo from the competition. The… Read more »

Keep on SCOOPing The PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) may have just ended, but apparently that does not mean that the festivities are actually over. On Tuesday, PokerStars kicked off the SCOOP Afterparty, another, shorter tournament series for players who are jonesing for more SCOOP. The SCOOP Afterparty will run through Sunday, May… Read more »

Paying employees to get vaccinated The slow march toward the beforetimes continues in Las Vegas, as The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is set to increase its gaming floor capacity to 100%. The Nevada Gaming Control Board permitted the casino to go up to full capacity from 80% because The Cosmopolitan reported that 80% of its… Read more »

Palms was for the cool kids The wheeling and dealing in the casino industry continues as Red Rock Resorts announced that its subsidiary, Station Casinos LLC, has sold the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas to the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians for $650 million. The sale is an all-cash deal. If the deal… Read more »

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PokerStars finally has competition PokerStars’ online poker monopoly in Pennsylvania is about to be broken up. On Tuesday, BetMGM Poker and Borgata Poker initiated their soft launches in the Keystone State and should be up and running in full later this week. BetMGM Poker and Borgata Poker are skins of the partypoker US Network (at… Read more »

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BetMGM Online Series Kicks Off in Michigan This Weekend

BetMGM is set to host its first online poker tournament series in Michigan, less than a month after the site launched. Simply called the BetMGM Online Series, it will run Sunday, April 18 through Sunday, April 25 and consist of ten events. The $75,000 guaranteed Main Event is the final tournament on the schedule and… Read more »

Poker Legislation

State of Florida, Seminole Tribe Sign New Gaming Compact

After five years of debate over the subject, the state of Florida and the Seminole Tribe of Florida have come to an agreement over gambling rights in the Sunshine State. It will allow for the Seminoles to build three more casinos, but perhaps more important is that it will open the state for sports betting.… Read more »

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PokerGO Introduces New PokerGO Tour and Player Ranking System

Some old, some new As the live poker tournament world begins to inch toward normality, PokerGO has announced the launch of a new live poker tour called the PokerGO Tour. Along with the Tour comes a new player ranking system, with $100,000 on the line for the season’s points leader. PokerGO has revealed five live… Read more »

Ready for Hellmuth/Negreanu Round 2? You’re Going to Have to Wait…

When the brouhaha first sprang up between poker champions Phil Hellmuth and Daniel Negreanu, it was thought that it would be a rapid event. It turns out, however, that you’re going to have to wait for the next installment. As announced recently, Round 2 of the battle will not occur until May, giving the Hellmuth/Negreanu… 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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