The year 2020 got a bit worse on Saturday evening. After a surgical procedure, former World Series of Poker final tablist Darvin Moon passed away due to complications from that surgery. He was only 56 years old. Brightest Light Shines Twice As Bright The New Orleans Saints-capped Moon is known as the lumberjack from the… Read more »

Next week the founder of the largest online poker site in the industry, former PokerStars owner Isai Scheinberg, will face the music. On September 23, Scheinberg will appear in federal court in New York City to learn what his fate will be from the charges that he has faced for almost a decade. But don’t… Read more »

It’s awful, but it’s clever We’ve all had those thoughts, those random brainstorms in the shower where we think about how we could get away with committing a crime. We don’t really want to do it, nor do we ever plan on doing it, but it’s this dark intellectual exercise where we just want to… Read more »

Throwing caution to the wind We are firmly in “OPEN FOR BUSINESS” mode in the United States because screw it, right? Gotta keep feeding that DOW JONES while we wish the COVID away. As part of the feeding of the capitalism machine, almost all of the nearly 1,000 casinos in the United States are open,… Read more »

The second annual PokerStars Pennsylvania Championship of Online Poker (PACOOP) begins this coming Saturday, yet another big online poker tournament series during this unfortunate COVID-19 pandemic half-year. Running through Sunday, October 4, PACOOP will feature 50 events and $1.5 million in guaranteed prize pools, the most ever for an online tournament series in the state.… Read more »

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Jonathan Little Banned by America’s Cardroom

Jonathan Little, one of the most respected online and live poker professionals in the world today, has apparently been banned from playing on the popular online poker site America’s Cardroom. Depending on who you believe, the ban is either because Little exercised his “freedom of speech” rights to discuss playing on America’s Cardroom or, if… Read more »

GGPoker Offers to Reinstate Banned Players

Started with a pro’s ban In the wake of GGPoker’s closure of high stakes poker pro Tobias Duthweiler’s account a couple weeks ago, the online poker room has announced that it is giving previously banned players a limited-time opportunity to get out of jail free. That offer, as generous as it may sound, however, is… 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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