The last week has been pretty quiet in the Heads-Up Duel between online specialist Doug Polk and Poker Hall of Famer Daniel Negreanu. Bill Perkins didn’t raise any ruckus and there were two days where poker was the only thing on the agenda. What has occurred is that Polk is beginning to assert himself on… Read more »

It’s missing something For decades, the very best high rollers in the world of live poker have played in the famed “Bobby’s Room” at the Bellagio. It’s the type of place where a single big blind would destroy me, where the gravity of the star power is enough to pull moons into its orbit. But… Read more »

GNOG close to moving out of its parents’ house The New Jersey Casino Control Commission gave Golden Nugget Online Gaming (GNOG) a double-win on Wednesday, granting it an internet gaming license and approving its merger with Landcadia Holdings II, paving most of its way to becoming a publicly traded company. Though Golden Nugget has an… Read more »

Small but eager crowd The brand new Live! Casino Pittsburgh enjoyed its public grand opening Tuesday morning after celebrating a limited opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony last week. The casino is located in the Westmoreland Mall in Hempfield Township, a suburb east of Pittsburgh. Yes, you read that right, the casino is in a… Read more »


It’s right there in black and white Late last week, the World Series of Poker made the surprise announcement of a new $10,000 hybrid online/live WSOP Main Event. It has drawn mixed reviews, as do most things in the poker world, but the poker community really started rumbling when Stoyan Madanzhiev, champion of this summer’s… Read more »

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BetMGM to Roll Out PlayPause Responsible Gambling System

Cross-border cooperation While we poker players like to complain that online poker rooms only care about their profits and not the players, in reality, most responsible online gambling outfits understand that the better they are when it comes to responsible gambling and player protection, the more comfortable players will be patronizing their sites, thus boosting… Read more »

Negreanu v. Polk: Handicapping the Heads-Up Showdown For the Ages

While the most recent heads up match between Phil Hellmuth and Antonio Esfandiari was entertaining, it is arguable that the battle between Poker Hall of Famer Daniel Negreanu and online high stakes heads up poker master Doug Polk has been more anticipated. Perhaps not since Johnny Moss and Nick “The Greek” Dandolos sat down in… Read more »

European Poker Tour Unveils EPT Online

The year 2020 has seen all of our favorite live poker tournaments disappear. It is certainly not the most important consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic – far from it – but it still stinks, right? Fortunately, there is such a thing as online poker and many of the poker tours and tournament series have been… Read more »

Betsson Consolidates to One Brand in the UK

Swedish gambling company Betsson announced on Wednesday that it is consolidating its brands in the United Kingdom. Despite online gambling surging this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Betsson has decided to cull eight of its nine UK brands, focusing now on just one: Rizk. The company believes the move will improve efficiency, which makes… Read more »

Poker Legislation

Tennessee Sports Betting Goes Live, Four Operations In Action

It used to be that, to bet on sports, the only option available was to head to Nevada and the casinos there (and, in particular, Las Vegas). Since 2018, however, that has begun to change. In fact, the sports betting industry in the States of America are welcoming the newest addition to the fraternity, the… Read more »

State Governments to Decide on Gambling Legislation

While there seems to be no movement on regulatory or legalization actions across the States of America, many states have been staking their claims on the industry. Since the 2011 ruling by the U. S. government (more on this in a moment), many states have expanded their gaming options for their citizens, through either expansion… Read more »

California Looks to License Sports Betting – But Old Grudges Die Hard

For more than a decade, the state of California has looked at regulating online poker. The three major players in the gaming industry in the state – the powerful Indian casinos, the equally strong poker rooms and the major horse racing facilities – have long had animosities against each other. Those old grudges have raised… Read more »

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2021 Aussie Millions Postponed Indefinitely

It has been the case for much of 2020 and it seems that it is going to carry over to 2021 also. Officials at the Crown Casino in Melbourne, Australia, have decided that they will postpone one of the venerable stops on the international tournament poker circuit, the Aussie Millions. This postponement is an indefinite… Read more »

Mirage, Excalibur, Mandalay Bay Poker Rooms to Close Permanently

Forever dark According to a report from CardsChat, three MGM properties on the Strip – the Mirage, Excalibur, and Mandalay Bay – are closing their poker rooms for good. All of the card rooms have been closed since mid-March, when casinos in Nevada were ordered to shut down because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Casinos were… 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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