Veteran poker pro Sam Grizzle passed away Tuesday after suffering a massive stroke. According to reports from friends close to the situation, the stroke was so bad that Grizzle fell into a coma with no hopes of recovering. His family made the decision to end life support. My introduction to Sam Grizzle was the same… Read more »

After a few years where he didn’t release any new material (or at least any material that was respected by the audience), rapper LL Cool J blasted back on the scene in 1991 with an album and song of the same name, Mama Said Knock You Out. The first line of the song set the… Read more »

In August, the Sahara Las Vegas filed a defamation lawsuit against a popular local blogger. On Tuesday, Judge Trevor Atkin dismissed suit, granting Scott Roeben’s special motion to dismiss, citing Nevada’s anti-SLAPP laws. Roeben, founder of VitalVegas.com, a resource I myself have used several times for articles on this site, tweeted that he was “elated,… Read more »

Swedish gambling company Betsson announced on Wednesday that it is consolidating its brands in the United Kingdom. Despite online gambling surging this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Betsson has decided to cull eight of its nine UK brands, focusing now on just one: Rizk. The company believes the move will improve efficiency, which makes… Read more »

I am not the greatest poker player this world has ever produced. I’m ok. I haven’t played in a long time – the landscape here in Georgia is barren and I don’t particularly feel like finding underground games – but when I did play, I was a decent low stakes player. I’m ok, if I… Read more »

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Doug Polk, Daniel Negreanu Confirm Heads-Up Battle

Finally, the drama and the sniping are over between Doug Polk and Daniel Negreanu. Ok, I will admit that’s wishful thinking, but the retired poker player and the Poker Hall of Famer have finally nailed down the rules for the heads-up online poker match they have been discussing on Twitter for a few months. As… Read more »

GGNetwork Announces 40 Account Bans for Using RTA Software

The GGNetwork put out a statement on Wednesday addressing how it is stepping up the fight against players who use Real Time Assistance (RTA) software. In its announcement, it referred to a “high-profile” RTA case that the poker community has been talking about over the last couple weeks. Though he was not named by GGNetwork,… Read more »

$2.2 Million Customer Dispute With Betfred Going to Summary Judgment

Betfred claims the software glitched A customer dispute with Betfred dating back to early 2018 will now go before a High Court judge in the UK for a summary judgement. The court appearance is expected to occur in October. The case involves a player named Andy Green, who was playing “Frankie Dettori’s Magic Seven Blackjack”… Read more »

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California Looks to License Sports Betting – But Old Grudges Die Hard

For more than a decade, the state of California has looked at regulating online poker. The three major players in the gaming industry in the state – the powerful Indian casinos, the equally strong poker rooms and the major horse racing facilities – have long had animosities against each other. Those old grudges have raised… Read more »

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Tony Dunst Wins 2020 WSOP Online Event #21 for Second Career Bracelet

Tony Dunst won the 2020 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Online Event #21: $777 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Handed on Tuesday night, nabbing $168,342.09 for the victory. Using the screen name “Panoramic,” Dunst outlasted 848 opponents; the 849 total entries and 512 re-buys grew the prize pool to $952,700. This is Dunst’s second career bracelet – he… 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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