The beat goes on There will be a High Stakes Duel III Round 5, after all. Days after Scott Seiver changed his mind about squaring off against 16-time World Series of Poker winner Phil Hellmuth for a $1.6 million prize pool, Koon has stepped in to challenge Hellmuth’s dominance in the series. Less than two… Read more »

PokerStars has unveiled the schedule for the 2022 World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP), arguably the most prestigious online poker series on the calendar. Running September 4-28, WCOOP consists of 322 tournaments and $85 million in guaranteed prize pools. This is the 21st edition of the series, but this year, there is a little bit… Read more »

Live poker continues to thrive Amidst the World Series of Poker and the World Poker Tour, the European Poker Tour (EPT) sometimes gets ignored. Some of that is because it doesn’t have as many events and some of that is because, by definition, it doesn’t have the exposure in the United States that the other… Read more »

It was only about a month ago that the 2022 World Series of Poker concluded, but the fun is on once again, as the WSOP Online 2022 is underway at GGPoker. Running August 14 through September 27, WSOP Online will feature 33 official gold bracelet events with buy-ins ranging from $100 to $100,000. The first… Read more »

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Perhaps it was too good to believe. Mere days after the announcement that the battle would continue between Phil Hellmuth and Scott Seiver, Seiver has backed out of the rematch. The High Stakes Duel III showdown, slated to take place on August 22, was only announced on Monday, but apparently that was enough time for… Read more »

Poker Strategy

It is something that many consider, especially when things are going well on the poker tables. “Hey, I could quit my job tomorrow and start playing poker for a living!” It might seem like a great idea – give up all the responsibilities of a 9-to-5, 40-hour week, the drudgery of going to an office… Read more »

Online Poker

PokerStars Launches in Ontario

Online poker players in Ontario, Canada have a nice, new option. On Tuesday, PokerStars announced that it has launched in the province after having its license approved by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO). And it’s not just poker either; PokerStars is offering casino games and sports betting, as well. “In many respects… Read more »

Poker Legislation

Stacey Abrams Has Gambling Expansion in Her Economic Plan in Georgia Should She Become Governor

Attempt to bolster scholarship programs Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams recently unveiled her economic plan, should she become the state’s chief executive. Included in that plan: substantial gambling expansion. Abrams said she is in favor of legislation that legalize both casino gambling and sports betting. Currently, the only legal gambling in Georgia is the… Read more »

New Ontario Online Gaming Laws Take Effect Monday

Beginning Monday, the online gaming world will be set to change in the Canadian province of Ontario. While the rest of the country will be able to partake of various offshore online gaming offerings, Ontarians will be reckoning with new laws intended to rein in the online gaming industry in the province. The initial result… Read more »

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Poker tournaments

Hustler Casino Hustles Its Patrons, Cuts Tournament Short to Avoid Overlay

Players left in the lurch Los Angeles poker players are fuming, as L.A.’s Hustler Casino recently canceled a guaranteed prize pool tournament mid-stream. Citing “unexpected circumstances,” the casino announced on Tuesday that it was eliminating the remaining dates of the $350 buy-in, $250,000 guaranteed event of the Larry Flynt’s Grand Slam of Poker Memorial Tournament.… Read more »

PokerGO Offers September of High Roller Poker Action

It may not seem like it in some areas of the country, but we’re moving closer to the autumnal season and cooler weather. As such, people start to move indoors for their entertainment activities, and the streaming channel PokerGO is looking to provide a month of poker entertainment for its fans and subscribers. Beginning on… 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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