Although they have had the go ahead since last fall’s passage of the state budget to begin, lawmakers and gaming officials in Pennsylvania to this point haven’t done much of anything regarding opening the state for online gaming and poker. That changed earlier this week as the head of the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board announced… Read more »

Atlantic City is in the midst of a renaissance of sorts, as its gambling economy is recovering from a horrific years-long collapse that saw five casinos close in the span of two years. But the revenue graph isn’t always pointing upward, illustrated by February’s numbers released last week by the New Jersey Division of Gaming… Read more »

One of the things that the world of poker does well is show its charitable side. From poker tournaments that have raised millions for many causes to individual efforts that have demonstrated the true heart of the poker community, the game literally puts its money where its mouth is. One of the top philanthropists in… Read more »

From one story about a person in disguise to another. Card Player reported Wednesday that a female poker player who goes by the pen name Sia Layta plans to play in the World Series of Poker Main Event this summer dressed as a man. Now, we have seen men dress as women at the WSOP… Read more »


The Pennsylvania gambling industry is getting shaken up, as the Las Vegas Sands Corp. (headed by online poker enemy, Sheldon Adelson) announced last week that it has agreed to sell its Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem to Wind Creek Hospitality, an affiliate of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians of Alabama, for $1.3 billion. About a… Read more »

Poker Strategy

The confetti have been cleaned up, the noisemakers have been put away and some are nursing off the remainder of the hangover they acquired from their New Year’s Eve celebrating. Now it is time to start thinking about the New Year and what it has to offer. How do you make it better than the… Read more »

Online Poker

PokerStars to Host Charity Tourney with Play Money Buy-in

Charitable initiatives have been a part of online poker for essentially as long as online poker has existed. Every so often – whether it is in response to a major tragedy or just because – online poker rooms host poker tournaments to raise money for charitable initiatives. PokerStars has been one of the leaders in… Read more »

UKGC Fines William Hill £6.2 million for Money Laundering Prevention Failures

William Hill continues to put itself on the bad side of the UK’s regulatory agencies. Less than a month after coming to an agreement with the United Kingdom’s Competition and Markets Authority to remedy unfair promotional marketing practices, the gambling operator has been fined £6.2 million by the United Kingdom Gambling Commission (UKGC) for failing… Read more »

Poker Players Alliance Calls for Financial Donations

For the first time in the organization’s history, the Poker Players Alliance has sent out a desperation call for donations to aid in their work. After taking the helm of the PPA last week from the departing John Pappas (who will depart the organization at the end of February), new PPA president Rich Muny issued… Read more »

Poker Legislation

Nevada AG Hates Online Poker and is Running for Governor

Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt announced Tuesday via Twitter that he had officially filed the paperwork to run for Governor this fall. That he has thrown his hat into the ring is significant because he is extremely anti-online poker. His stance on internet poker became known in late 2015, when he confirmed that he would… Read more »

Parx Casino to PA Gaming Control Board: One Skin Per Licensee

First reported by GamblingCompliance (paywall alert), the Parx Casino has written a letter to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB), requesting that online gaming license holders only be allowed to have a single skin. The letter sums up the request as so: The Board should establish a limitation on the number of interactive gaming skins… Read more »

Online Poker Bill Passes New York Senate Gaming Committee

If at first you don’t succeed…you know how it goes. Such is the case in the New York state legislature, where for the third consecutive year, a bill which would legalize and regulate online poker has made it through the Senate Racing, Gaming, and Wagering Committee. S3898 passed easily by a 10-1 vote and now… Read more »

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Poker tournaments

2018 WPT L.A. Poker Classic Main Event Final Table Set

The six-handed final table of the World Poker Tour (WPT) L.A. Poker Classic was determined Wednesday evening, with Toby Lewis finishing the day as the chip leader. It is really a two man show going into Thursday’s action, as Lewis has 5.390 million chips and Dennis Blieden has 4.125 million. None of the other four… 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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