Maurice Hawkins has done it again. On Monday, he won the $600 No-Limit Hold’em ring event at the World Series of Poker Circuit Harrah’s Cherokee stop, giving him a dozen WSOP Circuit ring wins in his career. This pulls him into a tie with Valentin Vornicu for the most rings in the history of the… Read more »

One of the laments in the poker world today is the lack of quality literature in the community. Everyone seems to have flocked to video training or Twitch to learn about the game, but there’s still a sizeable chunk that like to have something they can read and digest. D&B Publishing has done that with… Read more »

It is a two horse race in the World Poker Tour (WPT) Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Main Event as Day 4 has come to the close and the final table has been set. James Carroll is the chip leader with 18.525 million chips, followed closely by Maria Ho – fresh off of her “Broadcaster… Read more »

In light of a Twitch stream that showcased an obvious bot, the Winning Poker Network (WPN) and its premiere site, America’s Cardroom (ACR), have instituted a new reimbursement policy for those who have been cheated by bots. Also notable is the fact that this is a rare instance in which WPN and ACR have publicly… Read more »


Poker Strategy

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 »

Online Poker

Partypoker Culls 277 Bot Accounts

Back in the early days of online poker and especially during the poker boom of the mid-aughts, the biggest concern online poker players – and maybe more so prospective online poker players – had was whether or not the games were on the up-and-up. “Online Poker is Rigged” threads on message boards were simultaneously popular… Read more »

PokerStars Rolls Out Stars Rewards Changes Worldwide

In February, PokerStars announced that it was going to make adjustments to its Stars Rewards program, adjustments it believes will benefit players. In March, those changes were made in the Italian market and now they have propagated to the rest of PokerStars’ sites except for New Jersey. In the earlier announcement on the PokerStars blog,… Read more »

partypoker Launches SHORTDECK

PokerStars tends to get all the press for new poker variants (and deservedly so, as it is the largest online poker room in the world and has been releasing a new game every few months), but partypoker recently launched its own novelty cash game that it hopes will resonate with action junkies: SHORTDECK. SHORTDECK (yes,… Read more »

New Jersey DGE Fines Borgata, for Self-Exclusion Violations

The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement has fined the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City as well as entertainment (NJ) LLC, the Borgata’s online gaming software partner, for allowing self-excluded customers to continue to play – and lose money – on its internet gambling site. There were two penalties handed out.… Read more »

Poker Legislation

DoJ Continues Defense of Awful Wire Act Opinion

The U.S. Department of Justice is starting to show its cards in defense of the lawsuit brought by the New Hampshire Lottery Commission (NHLC) over the DoJ’s revised opinion on the Wire Act and to my non-lawyer eyes, the Department’s hand looks weak. That doesn’t mean that hand won’t win, though. To review, the DoJ’s… Read more »

West Virginia Becomes Fifth State to Authorize Online Gaming

The news for online gaming and poker continues to be on the rise. Coming out of nowhere, the state of West Virginia has become the fifth state to authorize online gaming and poker inside its borders. The bill pushing for such activities became law after Governor Jim Justice did not sign the legislation passed by… Read more »

US DoJ Files Motion to Dismiss New Hampshire Lottery Wire Act Lawsuit

The United States Department of Justice has filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit brought by the New Hampshire Lottery Commission (NHLC) over the DoJ’s revised opinion on the Wire Act. In what is probably the biggest gaming news of the year so far, the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) published a new… Read more »

Virginia Says Yeah, Kentucky Says Nay to Online Gaming and Poker

The molasses-like rate of passage of sports betting, DFS and online gaming and poker regulations in the States of America has been the norm in the industry rather than the exception. Since it was sparked to life in 2011, only four states have passed any type of regulations regarding online gaming and/or poker, with more… Read more »

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Poker tournaments

European Poker Tour Wraps Up Stop in Sochi, Crowns Two Champions

Perhaps because of the remoteness of the location, perhaps because of the time of year (winter), perhaps because of the plethora of tournament poker in the States of America right now, the European Poker Tour’s stop in Sochi, Russia, didn’t get that much attention. The EPT did crown two new champions, however, in a High… Read more »

Ben Palmer Wins WPT at Venetian Main Event

Ben Palmer emerged as the champion of the World Poker Tour (WPT) at Venetian Main event on Tuesday, earning himself a tidy $431,655, a sum which includes a $15,000 seat in the season-ending WPT Tournament of Champions. Palmer was the chip leader of the nine remaining players going into Tuesday’s action with 5.460 million chips.… 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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