Fans of Mike ‘The Mouth’ Matusow have been waiting for a treatment of his life for quite some time. A ghost-written autobiography in 2012 told the story from Matusow’s perspective, but it seemed that the four-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner was still hiding some things. Fast forward a decade later and a documentary… Read more »

If you can figure out how to start your own legal, regulated gambling company, I suggest you do it because boy, is it ever easy to make money (unless you’re Donald Trump, apparently). As they say, the glitzy casinos in Las Vegas weren’t built because people win. Case in point: according to sports gambling reporter… Read more »

Australian casino company Star Entertainment has seen its stock price go on a roller coaster ride the last couple days, as rumors of a takeover have swirled. And the latest is not good. On Monday, Star said that it was involved in “non-substantive discussions” with a consortium led by Hard Rock Hotels & Resorts (Pacific)… Read more »

Payout scale smoothed With the World Series of Poker just a week away, the WSOP has announced that payout structures have been changed, with a minimum cash for most events now equaling two times the buy-in. This flattens the payouts a bit, reducing the awards for the top finishers, but benefiting many more players at… Read more »

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The televised final table has been set at the World Poker Tour (WPT) Montreal Main Event as just six players remain at the Playground Club de Poker. Right now, it looks like a two-man race, with Dongwoo Ko entering Wednesday’s action as the chip leader, holding 15.100 million chips, and Tommy Nguyen in second with… Read more »

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White Whale Caught: Lex Veldhuis Wins His First PokerStars COOP Title

After years of trying, Lex Veldhuis finally came through. On Monday, the Team PokerStars Pro and prolific streamer won his very first Championship of Online Poker on Stars, taking the crown in the $5,200 No-Limit Hold’em Titans event in the Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP). The high stakes tournament attracted the world’s best online… Read more »

WSOP.com Players in Michigan Might Soon Join Nevada, New Jersey Brethren

All signs point to yes? No official announcement has been made, but it sounds like WSOP.com might soon be linking players Michigan with those already playing on its shared liquidity platform in Nevada and New Jersey. Though all three states, along with West Virginia and Delaware, are in the Multi-State Internet Gaming Agreement (MSIGA) and… Read more »

“CrossBreed17” Wins PokerStars 18th Anniversary Sunday Million for $1 Million

Cool million The PokerStars 18th Anniversary Sunday Million concluded Tuesday evening and it was Brazil’s “CrossBreed17” who was the last player standing to win the $1 million first prize. He defeated “Sunday Melon” in a 90-minute heads-up match, livestreamed on PokerStars’ Twitch channel. The tournament had an $8 million guaranteed prize pool, which is where… Read more »

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 »

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Does Online Poker Have a Shot in New York in 2024?

It has become almost as agonizing to watch the state of New York dance with online poker as it is watching California. For years both states have dallied with the notion of passing online poker legislation, only to turn away from the industry that potentially could net them billions in tax revenues. Could that be… Read more »

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Heavy-Hitting WPT Choctaw Main Event Final Table Set

Well, the World Poker Tour (WPT) Choctaw Main Event final table is certainly something. On Monday, the field was whittled from 35 down to the six players who will vie for the $361,600 first prize. Everyone remaining is guaranteed at least $75,000. And what a final table it will be. Half of the players have… Read more »

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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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