The poker world is mourning the loss of Gavin Smith today, who passed away unexpectedly in his sleep last night at the age of 50. Smith, a native of Guelph, Ontario, was one of the most formidable poker pros during the poker boom and was by far one of most loved, most popular players among… Read more »

It was a poorly-kept secret for months, but on Tuesday PokerStars finally launched “6+,” a game also known in poker circles (and on the PokerStars blog) as 6+Hold’em. 6+ Hold’em follows several novelty cash games from 2018, though PokerStars has not said if it will temporary like its predecessors. 6+ Hold’em gets its name from… Read more »

What started with 865 is now down to just six as the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) Main Event has reached the final table stage. Chino Rheem is the chip leader going into Wednesday’s action, holding 7.550 million chips. After Rheem is Scott Wellenbach with 6.015 million chips; the Canadian qualified for the $10,300 Main Event… Read more »

Following a criminal scheme that seemed like something straight out of a movie, a Virginia Naval officer was sentenced to more than four years in prison for scamming the U.S. Navy out of nearly $3 million. One of the primary reasons 45-year old Lt. Randolph Prince concocted and carried out the plan was to pay… Read more »


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If you are any type of tournament poker player, then you’ve been in this position. You’ve taken your starting stack and built it up nicely, maybe doubled it or more. You’ve been in the position normally where you’ve been the chip leader at your table and have been dictating the play. But now your table… Read more »

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Curaçao to Start Caring More About Its Online Gaming Licensing?

If you have ever scrolled all the way to the bottom of an online gambling site, poker or otherwise, you may have noticed one of several small countries listed, like Malta, Isle of Man, or Curaçao. PokerStars, for instance, is licensed in the Isle of Man. and Phil Galfond’s Run It Once are licensed… Read more »

888 Holdings Acquires Remaining Shares of All American Poker Network

Nearly six years after creating the All American Poker Network in a joint venture with Avenue Capital Group, 888 Holdings has acquired Avenue Capital’s 53 percent share of the network for $28 million. The transaction gives 888 Holdings complete ownership of the online poker network. In press release last week, 888’s Chief Executive Officer Itai… Read more »

PokerStars Announces Winter Series

You know how PokerStars likes to run tournament series that have two or three different buy-in levels for the same event? Well, call PokerStars Gillette, because fuck everything, they’re doing FOUR buy-in levels! The online poker giant announced the Winter Series on Wednesday, a tournament series which will feature 60 events with four different buy-in… Read more »

Details of 888poker’s Pick’em8 Emerge

When I play video games, there are often times when I have to wait for more players to join before the game starts. Since I apparently have the patience of a four-year old, I always find myself grabbing my phone and just surfing around for no reason, rather than just waiting a minute for the… Read more »

Poker Legislation

Online Poker Bill Introduced in New York Senate

Online poker is once again on the table in the New York state legislature, as a bill has been introduced that would legalize and regulate the pastime. Senate Bill 18, sponsored by Senator Joseph Addabbo (D – 15th District), would only legalize online poker, not online casino games, which have been more profitable in other… Read more »

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder Vetoes Online Gaming and Poker Bill

Waiting until the very last minute possible before he left office, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder dashed the hopes of the Michigan legislature and thousands of online gaming fans in the Wolverine State by vetoing recently passed online gaming and poker legislation. Late Night Decision to Pass… On December 21st, in a last-minute session, the Michigan… Read more »

Washington, D.C. Passes Sports Betting Bill

The Washington, D.C. Council passed a bill to legalize sports betting on Tuesday which, if it becomes law, will make the District of Columbia the ninth U.S. jurisdiction to permit the pastime. Nevada, of course, has had sports betting for years, but it wasn’t until this May – when the Supreme Court overturned PASPA –… Read more »

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WSOP Announces Dates for Another Bakers Dozen Events

The focus of the poker world is on the Bahamas right now and the $25,000 PokerStars Players Championship, but the World Series of Poker doesn’t want us to forget the granddaddy of them all. On Wednesday, the WSOP released the dates of thirteen more events for the 50th anniversary of the annual poker festival. Several… Read more »

PokerStars Caribbean Adventure to Begin Saturday

As most of the States of America and Europe shiver their way through another winter, there are hundreds of players (and perhaps their loved ones) heading to more pleasant climes. If it is the start of January, it is time for the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, which begins on Saturday. Kicking it Off with a Bang… 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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