The inaugural “Stairway to Millions” tournament schedule at ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas has certainly lived up to its potential. Meant to give players the opportunity to get into host PokerGO’s “High Roller” tournaments, the “Stairway to Millions” has actually had some decent player numbers as the value of the event went up.… Read more »

Workers shocked at accusations of fraud The first half of 2020 was a massive struggle for casino employees around the United States and the world, as casinos shutdown as the COVID-19 pandemic grew to critical levels. And now, just as many are finally getting back on their financial feet, casino workers in Mississippi are hearing… Read more »

Peer into the future When we fantasize about having poker superpowers, one that is usually at the top of people’s lists is the ability to see what cards are coming next. This power could be extremely useful in other forms of casino gambling, as well, and guess what? It exists in some cases. There are… Read more »

The latest effort from PokerGO to create a tournament poker schedule is its “Stairway to Millions,” honestly not an original idea (more on this in a moment). The “Stairway to Millions” kicked off on Wednesday with its first tournament at ARIA Resort & Casino and, to PokerGO’s credit, it actually turned out to be a… Read more »


Poker Strategy

Normally when people find out that I work in the poker industry, they will have a host of questions about it. Sometimes it is the casinos, sometimes it is the players, and sometimes it is about the game itself. One of the questions I get the most is “What is better: online or live poker?”… Read more »

Online Poker Dodges Punishment from British Regulators for Gaming Sponsorship

There may be many who complain about the States of America and its “overbearing regulations” but, when it comes to regulators in the area of gaming and poker, the United Kingdom might just take the cake as one of the harshest arbiters in the industry. Recently, however, the organization responsible to ensure compliance with advertising… Read more »

PokerStars Testing Short Stack Cash Game Tables

Six high stakes tables Well, it looks like this is PokerStars week here at PND. It’s unintentional, but hey, poker news tends to be slow around the holidays, so we’ll take what we can get. In today’s edition, we’re not going to talk about Stars tournaments, but rather the site’s cash games. Specifically, high stakes… Read more »

Poker Legislation

Florida Seminoles Shut Down Sports Betting Operation After Court Decisions

When the gaming compact between the Seminole Indians of Florida and the state of Florida was signed in April many, including the governor of Florida Ron DeSantis, expected challenges to the compact. DeSantis and others felt, however, that gaming would be allowed to continue unabated. That ended last week as the Seminoles decided to shut… Read more »

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Poker tournaments

Shuffle Up and Deal: Live Poker Tournaments Getting Started in 2022

WSOP Circuit We have emerged from our holiday season cocoons into the light of the year 2022 and as such, live poker tournaments are getting ready to kickoff once again. With the omicron variant of COVID-19 causing new virus cases, hospitalizations, and deaths to skyrocket in the United States and around the world, things could… Read more »

Ali Imsirovic Captures Both Major Player of the Year Titles

As we enter a New Year – hey, at least it was not like poker’s “lost year” – there are some situations to tidy up. The Player of the Year awards for the two major outlets, CardPlayer Magazine and the Global Poker Index, could save some money this year by just combining into one award,… Read more »

Ali Imsirovic Wins 2021 PokerGO Tour Player of the Year

Total domination It wasn’t even close. Ali Imsirovic was named the 2021 PokerGO Tour Player of the Year this week, something that looked like an inevitability for months. For his accomplishment, Imsirovic wins $200,000 on behalf of Guaranteed Rate, the PokerGO Tour’s sponsor. Now, I’m not going to get into how Player of the Year… Read more »

Rok Gostisa Wins 2021 PokerGO Tour Championship

The poker calendar is not always bound to the regular calendar. There is usually a pause around the holidays, but December is often no different in the poker world than January. The World Poker Tour, for instance, crossed calendar years. The new PokerGO Tour, however, goes January to December and as such, just concluded its… 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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