It is one of the largest poker tournaments in the history of the game. The $1 million buy-in Big One for One Drop not only revolutionized the “High Roller” poker world but also upped the game for charitable works. Now the same game is coming back, albeit in a different venue, but it still should… Read more »

Alabama coach fired Time will tell if it will grow into a full-blown scandal, but regardless of whether or not it does, it looks like Bert Eugene Neff, Jr. will be at the center. According to Sports Illustrated, Neff is the direct connection between NCAA investigations of the baseball teams at the University of Alabama… Read more »

When he was a 22-year-old internet poker sensation, Tom Dwan won the largest pot in televised poker history. In Season 5 of High Stakes Poker (filmed in late 2008, aired in 2009), he turned trip Queens to beat Barry Greenstein’s pocket Aces and win a $919,600 pot. Last night, Queens were his friend again as… Read more »


Yes, I 100% went for the cliché in the headline. I’m not a tournament director, so I need to take the one really good opportunity I have per year to use it. Maybe two, if I go for the gold on Day 1 of the Main Event. But yes, the 2023 World Series of Poker… Read more »

Poker Strategy

One of the best things about poker, especially in the 21st century, is the ways that you can discuss the game. It used to be that you would only have one or two people who might grasp what you were talking about with the game of poker. In the 21st century (and with the advent… Read more »

Online Poker

PokerGO, Gala Games Preparing to Launch PokerGO Play Social Poker App

PokerGO has announced a new social poker app developed in conjunction with Gala Games. PokerGO Play will begin its beta testing period in June, with plans to be released to the general public later in the year. The companies hype PokerGO Play as offering a “state-of-the-art” poker platform and a “revolutionary social gaming experience.” Users… Read more »

GGPoker Unveils $200 Million Guaranteed GGPoker World Festival

PokerStars has always been known for the biggest and best online poker tournament series, but now GGPoker wants to take its turn. On Wednesday, the world’s largest online poker room announced the inaugural GGPoker World Festival, billing it as the biggest series of all time, as it comes with $200 million in guaranteed prize pools.… Read more »

Poker Legislation

Texas Lieutenant Governor Kills Sports Betting Bill

When the Texas House of Representatives passed a bill to legalize sports betting in the state last week, there was a sense of excitement that finally, finally, residents of one of the largest states in the country would be able to place wagers on games. Not so fast. On Saturday, Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick… Read more »

State Regulators Plead for Federal Help with Offshore Gaming

In the sports betting industry, having an exclusive market is critical to success. When outside entities such as offshore gaming enter the picture, it can cut into the bottom line of regulated sites. With that in mind, seven states have signed on to a letter to the U. S. Department of Justice and Attorney General… 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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