Look at any tournament schedule nowadays and you will see a predominance of Texas Hold’em tournaments on the roster. But what is arguably the true test of a poker player is their skills in non-Hold’em games – Stud, Razz, even Omaha. Over the past couple of days, two of the veterans of the game with… Read more »

One of the things that is fun about watching poker, reading about poker, or writing about poker is that it is one of the few sports (or games, if that’s how you think of it) in which it is really easy to live vicariously through the competitors. So many of them – even the ones… Read more »

There was another minor hand controversy at the 2019 World Series of Poker this week. I call it “minor,” but I still love it. When I heard about it, especially since it involved a notable poker player, I thought to myself, in my best Montgomery Burns voice, “Excellent.” Mainly because of the result, what happened… Read more »

Almost no details have been made public yet, but reports out of Atlantic City are that a man fell to his death from an upper floor at the Borgata Hotel, Casino and Spa early Tuesday evening. Right now, the death appears to be a suicide. Last night the Atlantic City Police Department put out the… Read more »

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The second of nine online bracelet events at this year’s World Series of Poker was contested this weekend, with Josh “loofa” Pollock winning $139,740 and his second career bracelet. For a while, it seemed like that might be it for all of the online hopefuls in New Jersey, as the Department of Justice’s reinterpretation of… 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

GVC Earns Nevada Online Poker License, partypoker On the Way

About a week ago, reports emerged that GVC Holdings, the parent company of partypoker, was gunning for an online gaming license in Nevada in order to launch partypoker in the Silver State. On Tuesday, this was confirmed, as GVC announced that it has received its licensing approval in Nevada as well as a “transactional waiver”… Read more »

PokerStars VR Available on Oculus Quest

Fans of virtual reality poker got a boost last week when PokerStars announced that its virtual reality product, the appropriately named PokerStars VR, has now been made available on the new Oculus Quest. Those unfamiliar with virtual reality headsets may have heard of the Oculus Rift, one of the major brands in virtual reality gaming.… Read more »

Daniel Negreanu & PokerStars End Partnership After 12 Years

It’s been quite the past week for Poker Hall of Famer Daniel Negreanu. The 44-year old poker professional married his fiancée Amanda Leatherman in an absolutely lovely oceanfront ceremony in California on Saturday, marking the second time that Negreanu has headed into wedded bliss. Yesterday, Negreanu took to Twitter to post a video which featured… Read more »

Partypoker May Be Eyeing Nevada: Report

According to OnlinePokerReport.com (OPR), partypoker might be looking to enter the Nevada online poker market. The possibility comes from a licensing application filed by partypoker’s parent company GVC Holdings, which has already made it through one regulatory hurdle. Live Poker Huge in Nevada, Online Not So Much Even though Nevada is the gambling hub of… Read more »

Poker Legislation

Iowa Legalizes Sports Betting

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds signed Senate File 617 into law on Monday, legalizing sports betting in the state. Though the law is effective immediately, no sports betting is available yet, as the regulations still need to be hammered out. “Gov. Reynolds believes that legalizing sports betting will bring this practice out of an unregulated black… Read more »

NJ Sues DOJ Over Delayed Wire Act FOIA Request

In January, the Wall Street Journal reported that Sheldon Adelson was the main influence behind the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Counsel’s (OLC) new opinion on the Wire Act. The new opinion said that the Wire Act makes all interstate online gambling illegal, reversing a 2011 opinion that said only online sports betting… Read more »

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Eli Elezra Wins $1,500 Seven-Card Stud, Fourth WSOP Bracelet

There are 47 players who have won at least four bracelets at the World Series of Poker. After winning Event #20: $1,500 Seven-Card Stud last night, long-time poker pro Eli Elezra is one of them. This was Elezra’s first WSOP win since 2015, when he won this exact same event. His first bracelet came in… Read more »

Frankie O’Dell Wins Third WSOP Bracelet

It is clearly not easy to win a World Series of Poker bracelet. If it was, I would have one (to be fair, I should start by actually playing in a WSOP event, but let’s not pick nits). To win more than one is something that I, frankly, feel is absurd. On Sunday, Frankie O’Dell… Read more »

Ole Schemion Wins WPT Season XVII Tournament of Champions

As the 2019 World Series of Poker was beginning, Season XVII of the World Poker Tour was ending and it all came to a head early this week when Ole Schemion won the Baccarat Crystal WPT Tournament of Champions at the Aria Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. Not that my opinion means anything, especially… 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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