Money hopefully coming soon The dream that is Dream Las Vegas has become a bit of a nightmare. Construction on the luxury hotel-casino has been “fully stopped” because of funding issues. According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, developer Bill Shopoff said he owes $25-$35 million for work that has already been done, but does plan… Read more »

Dusting off the highlights You ever think you spotted something special, only to find out you were the last one to the party? That just happened to poker pro Allen “Chainsaw” Kessler this week. On Monday, Kessler posted a poll, asking the poker community who they thought was a better No-Limit Hold’em player: Phil Ivey… Read more »

Never say never It looks like poker pro Garrett Adelstein will not appear on Hustler Casino Live any time in the near future, or maybe ever. Adelstein, who famously lost a $269,000 to Robbi Jade Lew on the show six months ago and subsequently accused her of cheating because she made an insane call, has… Read more »


Bookmakers love Houston and Alabama The NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament begins today and with it will come tons and tons of betting. The American Gaming Association projects that 68 million Americans will wager $15.5 billion during March Madness. With that in mind, let’s take a look at who the sportsbooks are tabbing as the favorites,… 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 »

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GGPoker’s GGMasters Overlay Edition Ends With $1.08 Million in Overlay

That’s some added value Daniel Negreanu can exhale. On Monday, the GGPoker GGMasters Overlay Edition concluded and while there was a gigantic overlay, Negreanu will not have to foot any of the bill. The $150 buy-in tournament drew 64,622 entries, which is fantastic. The problem – and GGPoker fully anticipated this, hence the name of… Read more »

Poker Legislation

No Online Poker or Casino Gaming in New York in 2023

At the start of the year, there were hopes that the state of New York would be joining those states who have passed online casino and poker legislation. After the introductory period for the current year’s budgets in the New York State Legislature concluded, however, that did not come to pass. That means that, for… Read more »

Bill to Legalize Online Poker Introduced in New York

Skill game, not luck If nothing else, you’ve got to commend New York State Assemblyman J. Gary Pretlow for his persistence. On Tuesday, Pretlow introduced a bill that would legalize online poker something, he has tried nearly every year for about a decade. Pretlow’s tactic is to classify poker as a game of skill, therefore… Read more »

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The Literary Giants – The Best Writers in the Poker Genre

The game of poker has been around for a few hundred years, and writing about the game has been active for just about as long. R. F. Foster first penned the rules of the game in his 1837 treatise Foster’s Complete Hoyle, noting that the game had similarities to the Persian game as nas. From… 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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