Have you ever played Texas Hold’em and wished you had more than two hole cards? And then, when you realized Omaha Hold’em was a thing, did you play Omaha and wish you had more than four hole cards? Well, Pot-Limit Five-Card Omaha is also a thing, but that’s not important right now. What is important… Read more »

Poker players in Nevada and New Jersey who don’t have the time, money, energy, or desire to travel to Las Vegas for the 2020 World Series of Poker have more opportunities than ever this year to win a WSOP bracelet. The WSOP recently published the schedule for the 2020 online bracelet events, unveiling its most… Read more »

The World Poker Tour is at King’s Resort in Rozvadov, Czech Republic for WPT…Germany? Yes, the WPT Germany Main Event is underway, with the second of three starting flights coming to a close Wednesday. Laszlo Papai goes into Day 2 as the chip leader, coming out of Day 1A with 246,900 chips. Josef Gulas, the… Read more »

Starting next Monday, poker players in New Jersey and Nevada can take a swing at a World Series of Poker Circuit ring without leaving their bedrooms. From February 25th through March 8th, WSOP.com is hosting the WSOP.com Online Circuit. The site is awarding 13 official Circuit rings in 13 days, with total guaranteed prize pools… Read more »

The north end of the Las Vegas Strip, particularly once you get past the Wynn, isn’t the most exciting place for poker players. Things got a little more interesting on Valentine’s Day, though, when the Sahara Las Vegas unveiled its new poker room. It is the first time poker has been offered at the casino… Read more »


Poker Strategy

In sitting at the poker table, players will try to mix up their game lest their opposition gets locked in that they are taking an ABC approach to playing. One of the more popular ways to deviate from the norm but with still apparently strong holdings is to play paint cards. “Paint” cards – any… Read more »

Online Poker

partypoker Launches Flexible MILLIONS Passport Satellite Program

For the upcoming partypoker LIVE MILLIONS tour, the online poker room has introduced the “MILLIONS Passport,” giving poker players a more flexible option when qualifying for events. Phased satellites The MILLIONS Passport begins with online satellites. These satellites cost $109 to enter and use a “phased” format. A phased tournament is effectively a multiple starting… Read more »

PokerStars to Award 21 Platinum Passes Via Platinum Madness Promo

PokerStars launched the Platinum Madness promotion on Monday, aiming to award 21 Platinum Passes in 21 days. And while the players who grind the most and generate the most rake have the best chance to win one of the big prizes, everyone who plays somewhat regularly will be able to participate. As with most PokerStars… Read more »

partypoker Updates fastforward Games on Mobile App

Here in the “land of the free and the home of the brave,” I can’t play online poker because, well, reasons. I mean, I could if I REALLY wanted to, but whatever, I have Overwatch and Slay the Spire and what-not to keep me entertained. It must be pretty great, though, to be able to… Read more »

Poker Legislation

Virginia Senate, House Pass Bill to Legalize Online Lottery Sales

Both the Virginia House and Senate passed bills on Monday to repeal the Commonwealth’s prohibition against the online sale of lottery tickets. The bills also tackle sports betting. The votes weren’t unanimous, but they still passed easily. It was 70-27 in favor of HB 896 in the House and 27-12 for SB 384 in the… Read more »

PokerStars Founder Isai Scheinberg Voluntarily Surrenders to U.S. Authorities

PokerStars founder Isai Scheinberg is on United States soil for the first time in a couple decades after turning himself in to federal authorities to face charges stemming from the Black Friday indictments. Writing was on the wall According to Forbes.com, Scheinberg was visiting Switzerland a few months ago when federal prosecutors attempted to have… Read more »

Who’s Next for Sports Betting? Would You Believe Kentucky?

Since the surprise passage of online gaming and poker legislation in the state of Michigan to close 2019, there has been a great deal of talk regarding who might be next to broach the expansion of gaming. There are some usual suspects in the mix, including California (for the umpteenth year in a row) and… Read more »

Ukraine Cracks Down on Gambling in Massive Raids

The country of Ukraine is once again finding itself in the news and not for some of the other things that have been floating around over the past couple of years. In a massive raid ordered by the President of the country, Ukrainian law enforcement has cracked down on “illegal” gambling in the country, resulting… Read more »

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Poker tournaments

Dimitar Blazhev Wins WPTDeepStacks Philippines Main Event

Dimitar Blazhev was crowned the champion of the WPTDeepStacks Philippines Main Event early this morning, winning PHP 4,812,000 ($95,181). The tournament, part of the World Poker Tour (WPT) Asia Pacific, had a PHP 75,000 ($1,500) and generated a PHP 22,523,400 ($445,513) prize pool with 344 entries. This is just the fifth recorded live tournament cash… Read more »

Complete Disagreement Among Early Player of the Year Race Lists

It is early in the 2020 tournament poker season, but the conflicts between the two major Player of the Year races has wasted no time in raising their heads. With their different methods of compilation, the CardPlayer Magazine rankings and the Global Poker Index list normally feature some deviations. But, in the first six weeks… 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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