Las Vegas Sands has exited the city it was named after. On Wednesday, the company announced that it has sold all of its property in the city, including the famed Venetian Resort Las Vegas and the Sands Expo and Convention Center for $6.25 billion. Taking ownership of the real estate will be real estate investment… Read more »

Daniel Negreanu and Phil Hellmuth are at it again. Ahead of their highly anticipated heads-up contest, the two Poker Hall of Famers now have a prop bet on Hellmuth’s tournament prowess. On Tuesday, Negreanu tweeted that he is betting against the 15-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner being able to profit in the Aria’s… Read more »

A long time coming We’ve got another heads-up challenge on our hands. On Tuesday, Fedor “CrownUpGuy” Holz confirmed that he and Wiktor “Limitless” Malinowski will square off against each other. Few details have been made public except that the stakes will be $100/$200 (or Euro?) and apparently Malinowski will be imbibing. The origins of the… Read more »

WPT Russia is only three years old, but there is still something cool about achieving a superlative in a World Poker Tour event. On Sunday, 19-year-old Maksim Sekretarev won the Main Event, becoming the youngest player to win WPT Russia. For his achievement, he banked $160,694 and, of course, got his name emblazoned on the… Read more »

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After plenty of sniping between the duo, it appears that there will be a “heads up for rollz” battle between two of poker’s most…engaging…personalities. 15-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth and fellow Poker Hall of Famer Daniel Negreanu will step to the felt against each other, with the festivities to be broadcast… Read more »

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Online Poker

32Red Customers See Other People’s Account Info in Technical Glitch

Partial payment info was on display Last week, an unlucky group of customers of the online casino site 32Red received a scare when they saw their account balances mysteriously fluctuate and someone else’s account info replace their own. The site has since said that it was not a hack or a full-fledged data breach, but… Read more »

Entain Accused of Astroturfing Through Customer Group

Entain, the parent company of partypoker, Ladbrokes, bwin, and more, is under fire in the United Kingdom over its initiative called The Players’ Panel. Safe gambling groups are accusing Entain from hiding its involvement in the group, which posts articles in which every day people talk about they enjoyment they get from gambling and how… Read more »

Bwin’s Russia Site Closes, Customer Accounts Transferred to Parimatch

Players left wondering over the weekend The Russia-facing arm of online gambling site bwin shut down over the weekend, a status which appears to be permanent. When trying to login, customers of bwin.ru saw the message, “Due to system maintenance work our websites are unfortunately unavailable at present. We thank you for your understanding.” But… Read more »

Poker Legislation

Online Poker Legalization Bill Introduced in Illinois

Bill constructed to launch sites quickly Illinois State Representatives Robert Rita and Jonathan Carroll introduced a bill on Friday that would legalize online gambling, including online poker, in the state. HB 3142 would create the Internet Gaming Act (IGA) and, dare we say, it is actually a pretty reasonable piece of legislation. The state already… Read more »

Moves to Open Gambling, Lottery in Hawaii Reach Roadblocks

Usually when someone asks if gambling will ever be legalized across the States of America, there has always been two holdouts that would prevent it. Utah, being the home of the Mormon Church, has banned any type of gambling inside the state’s borders, even lotteries. Hawaii used to be the other state in that answer,… Read more »

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Poker tournaments

PokerStars Announces Inaugural Michigan Championship of Online Poker

What’s PokerStars without a COOP? We all knew it was coming, and less than two weeks after PokerStars went live in Michigan, PokerStars confirmed everyone’s expectations, announcing the first Michigan Championship of Online Poker (MICOOP). The Wolverine State’s “COOP” will run February 20 through March 8 and will have $1 million in total guaranteed prize… 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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