Like most things during the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting shutdowns, poker has suffered tremendously over the past year. Nowhere is this more evident than in the California poker rooms, which have been shut down for over a year now. That has begun to change, however, and with it, a venerable institution – The Bicycle… Read more »

There are times where I would be anywhere from ok to thrilled with my likeness being used without my consent for something that will make someone else money. For instance, I have been a zombie on The Walking Dead and if I saw my zombie face on a shirt, I think I would be pretty… Read more »

Summer WSOP action after all The picture of the 2021 World Series of Poker has become a bit clearer, as tournament organizers have released the schedule for the “domestic” portion of the WSOP Online 2021. A total of 33 gold bracelets will be awarded over 32 days, spanning July 1 through August 1. The WSOP… Read more »

There are two things that I have learned about time: it is undefeated when it comes to a human’s lifespan and opinions and it continually marches forward. Ten years ago, the poker world was tossed into turmoil by what became known as “Black Friday,” or the shutdown of the most powerful poker rooms on the… Read more »

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As many areas around the world reopen after the COVID pandemic, there are some difficult decisions that still must be made. In hard hit Las Vegas, these decisions are magnified because of the economy being based on the tourism industry. Thus, the decision by Wynn Las Vegas regarding the numerous COVID vaccinations in use currently… Read more »

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Online Poker

BetMGM Online Series Kicks Off in Michigan This Weekend

BetMGM is set to host its first online poker tournament series in Michigan, less than a month after the site launched. Simply called the BetMGM Online Series, it will run Sunday, April 18 through Sunday, April 25 and consist of ten events. The $75,000 guaranteed Main Event is the final tournament on the schedule and… Read more »

PokerStars Inks Six New Ambassadors

We are in a distinctly new era of online poker than we were in just a decade ago. During the poker boom, online poker rooms – Full Tilt Poker, especially – raced to sign as many poker pros and poker celebrities as they could to represent their sites. Black Friday killed most of that (and… Read more »

GGPoker Announces GG Spring Festival With $150 Million in Guarantees

GGPoker is coming for PokerStars GGPoker has made a lot of moves in the last couple years to establish itself as one of the premier online poker networks and this latest is certainly one of them. Just days after top dog PokerStars released its schedule for the Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP), GGPoker has… Read more »

Poker Legislation

Online Poker Legalization Bill Introduced in Illinois

Bill constructed to launch sites quickly Illinois State Representatives Robert Rita and Jonathan Carroll introduced a bill on Friday that would legalize online gambling, including online poker, in the state. HB 3142 would create the Internet Gaming Act (IGA) and, dare we say, it is actually a pretty reasonable piece of legislation. The state already… Read more »

Moves to Open Gambling, Lottery in Hawaii Reach Roadblocks

Usually when someone asks if gambling will ever be legalized across the States of America, there has always been two holdouts that would prevent it. Utah, being the home of the Mormon Church, has banned any type of gambling inside the state’s borders, even lotteries. Hawaii used to be the other state in that answer,… Read more »

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Poker tournaments

2021 PokerStars Players No-Limit Hold’em Championship Canceled

COVID-19 continues to have a say Major live poker tournaments have started returning to casinos, particularly in the United States, but we now have the first significant, confirmed casualty of 2021. On Wednesday, PokerStars announced that the PokerStars Players No Limit Hold’em Championship (PSPC) has been canceled. Technically, it is “postponed,” but seeing as it… Read more »

ARIA High Roller Takes the Felt to Start April

The world of tournament poker has been in a slumber for the past year-plus. Slowly, however, tournaments are coming back to life. The World Poker Tour is running some live events in Florida and Nevada (next stop is the Seminole Hard Rock in Hollywood, FL, for the WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown in April),… Read more »

Qing Liu Wins 2021 WPT Venetian Main Event

This is already the week of Qing Liu’s poker life. It could get legendary today. Last night, Liu won his first World Poker Tour title, outdueling 2015 World Series of Poker Main Event champ Joe McKeehen heads-up in the WPT Venetian Main Event. Things could get even better for him on Wednesday, though. Early last… 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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