There are many that believe online poker is perfect as it is today. Bringing the game from the poker table (or even dinner table) to the computer indeed was a significant step forward, but there’s always room for improvement with anything. But, with online poker, where are the things that you could improve? Some have… Read more »

Need that revenue to flow again Encore Boston Harbor and MGM Springfield have asked the Massachusetts Gaming Commission for the go-ahead to open up their craps and roulette tables. The Commission will consider the request, scheduled to have a virtual meeting to discuss the matter at 10:00am Thursday. “We appreciate the Gaming Commission’s consideration of… Read more »

The reward of a functioning society When people started realizing the COVID-19 pandemic might be serious in March, sports shut down. The NBA halted its season, NCAA March Madness was cancelled outright, the NHL paused its season, so on and so forth. The NBA and NHL are back, playing their “bubbles,” and Major League Baseball… Read more »

Last night, I wrote that Norman Chad is just about the last person in the poker world you would want to see get COVID-19 (I don’t want anyone to, but that’s not the point), but unfortunately, he did. Using a little parallel article structure for a moment, the last person in the poker world I… Read more »

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Norman Chad

Not that I would want anyone to contract the novel coronavirus, but of all the people in the poker world, one of the last people I would want to see get sick is the legendary Norman Chad. Well, sure enough, Mr. Chad has caught the virus and as one might expect, he is not feeling… Read more »

Poker Strategy

Online Poker

GGPoker Launches SnapCam Live Video Functionality

Web video is so hot right now 2020 is the year of the webcam. My family just Skyped with my parents over the weekend, my wife is taking video conference calls from our home office, and my kids are about to go back to school with classes via Zoom. So why not get video communications… Read more »

Partypoker Mistake Leads to Huge Overlay in US Online Network Series

A gambling world joke phrase, cliché, or whatever you want to call it is “free money.” It’s usually used in reference to sports betting, when a line seems so off that it’s a no-brainer to place a bet. The sportsbook is giving you “free money.” A similar dream scenario came up on Sunday on partypoker… Read more »

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 »

Poker Legislation

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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Poker tournaments

2015 WSOP Main Event Champ Joe McKeehen Wins Third Bracelet

2015 World Series of Poker Main Event champ Joe McKeehen won his third career bracelet on Tuesday, taking down Event #14: $3,200 No-Limit Hold’em High Roller at the 2020 WSOP Online. The tournament had a prize pool of more than $1.5 million after 368 players entered and 128 re-bought. It took him a grueling 14… 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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