When one screws up, the best thing do to is usually double down and screw up even harder. Seems to work for Donald Trump, so why not everyone else? Enter the Hawaiian Gardens Casino in the Los Angeles area, whose poker room management decided that two wrongs make a right. Or something like that. I’m… Read more »

For the past week, the poker world has been watching the tournament room at ARIA in Las Vegas for what was, at the minimum, a unique series of tournaments. The inaugural Poker Masters event was a series of high dollar buy in tournaments that brought together if not the best players in the world, then… Read more »

The World Poker Tour has pulled into the Borgata in Atlantic City for their latest event, the Borgata Poker Open, and it has once again shown to be one of their bigger events of this Season XVI schedule or otherwise. Coming into Wednesday’s action, the 1132 entry field had been whittled down to 117 players;… Read more »

Capping a week of potentially his best poker ever, Germany’s Steffen Sontheimer picked up his second victory of the 2017 Poker Masters, the $100,000 Main Event, and easily claimed the overall “Player of the Series” championship and the Purple Jacket that goes along with the title. Three days of play saw the 36 entries whittled… Read more »

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Online poker rooms and networks are constantly trying to innovate, creating new games in order to keep players interested. PokerStars much by virtue of its standing as the world’s largest online poker room, as added many game types over the last few years (not necessarily their own original creations, mind you), most notably Zoom Poker… Read more »

Poker Strategy

What is the best answer to any question about poker? “It depends.” Yesterday we looked at the action at my home casino, the Seminole Hard Rock Tampa, and how some of the participants in the cash game I was playing were buying in for less than the table maximum (the most money you could start… Read more »

Online Poker

PokerStars Reveals 2017 NJCOOP Schedule

PokerStars has released the schedule for the New Jersey Championship of Online Poker (NJCOOP), a 46-event tournament series featuring more than $1.2 million in guaranteed prize pools. Of course, it is only open to people who can play from within New Jersey’s borders, but you knew that already. NJCOOP will run from September 30th through… Read more »

Absolute Poker, UltimateBet Claims Being Reviewed, Disputed Claims Up Next

The Garden City Group (GCG), the Department of Justice-appointed claims administrator for millions of dollars-worth of lost Absolute Poker and UltimateBet deposits, announced this week that the deadline for claims submissions has passed. Petitions that were filed on time are being reviewed and after that phase is completed, the GCG will move on to look… Read more »

PokerStars Stretching Tournament Payout Structures

In an ongoing effort to satisfy more players, PokerStars is widening the pay structure of many of its tournaments today. In a blog post from late last week, Mike Jones, Poker Operations Manager for PokerStars, took readers through the online poker room’s history with tourney payouts and explained the reason for the changes. Jones hearkened… Read more »

Fedor Holz Signs with partypoker

Online poker room partypoker announced this week that it has signed German superstar Fedor Holz to its roster of sponsored poker pros. Holz, one of the most highly regarded and well liked poker players around, has been on absolute fire the last couple years, banking about $16.5 million in live tournaments since the beginning of… Read more »

Poker Legislation

Ron Paul Scolds Rep. Charlie Dent for Sneaky RAWA Efforts in Op-Ed

Regardless of what one thinks about former Texas Congressman Ron Paul, poker fans have got to appreciate the support he has given online poker over the years. And though he is no longer in the U.S. House of Representatives, Paul is still making his feelings known about the subject, calling out Pennsylvania Rep. Charlie Dent… Read more »

Partypoker Withdraws from Australia

The fallout from the recent online gaming regulatory changes in Australia continues, as partypoker has announced that it will be withdrawing from the country’s internet poker market, effective August 31st. In a brief statement, which can be found on the website of party’s parent company, GVC Holdings, partypoker said: It has been announced that Australian… Read more »

PokerStars Announces Withdrawal from Australia

PokerStars has sent an e-mail to its Australian players that it will withdraw from the Australia market in mid-September following the passage of a new online gambling bill in the country. The Interactive Gambling Amendment Bill (2016) passed parliament on August 9th and effectively bars all internet gaming sites that are not licensed in Australia.… Read more »

NJ State Senator Lesniak Wants to Open State’s Gambling Borders

When Nevada, New Jersey, and Delaware launched their online gambling industries (just poker for the former, poker and casino games for the latter two), the gaming sites were restricted to accepting players only from within their respective states’ borders. It was kind of bullshit, but it was the way they could be compliant with federal… Read more »

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Late Entrant David Gerassi Soars to WPT Borgata Poker Open Day 2 Lead

The World Poker Tour (WPT) Borgata Poker Open Main Event is only through Day 2, but there are only 117 players remaining of the original 1,132 entrants. Granted, that’s “entrants” and not “players,” as this is a re-entry event, but hey, that’s still a healthy number of eliminations in a short time frame. Leading the… 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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