The six-handed final table has been determined for the World Poker Tour (WPT) Choctaw Main Event. The players will now take a week and a half break before commencing final table play at the Luxor’s HyperX Esports Arena in Las Vegas on the final day of May. Right now, it looks like a two horse… Read more »

It is a constant struggle in the online poker industry to fight cheaters and frankly, online poker rooms have fallen well short time and time again for the past couple decades. There are many reasons for this: lack of effective detection technology, unwillingness to admit that cheaters abound, or even an acceptance of such accounts,… Read more »

Just a short decade or so ago ESPN, acquiescing to the fact that poker fans wanted to watch the action live rather than on tape, brought the World Series of Poker to viewers on pay-per-view. With the advent of streaming, the 24/7 poker channel PokerGO took that banner up over the past couple of years.… Read more »

Controversial high-stakes sports bettor turned tout “Vegas Dave” Oancea faced up to 40 years in prison on 19 felony charges, but walked out of federal court on Monday a free man, sentenced to three years probation, 150 hours of community service, and mandatory gambling treatment. He is also banned from Las Vegas sportsbooks for three… Read more »

The United Kingdom Gaming Commission (UKGC) put out a statement last week announcing that it has fined four online casino operators a total of £4.5 million after investigations revealed that the companies failed to “put in place effective safeguards to prevent money laundering and keep consumers safe from gambling harm.” InTouch Games InTouch Games Limited… Read more »

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We are two weeks away from the start of a historic moment (OK, technically 13 days, but you get what I mean). The 50th Annual World Series of Poker will begin on May 29 at 11AM with its traditional first event, the $500 Casino Employees Event. From there, the prestige only gets bigger as some… Read more »

Poker Strategy

If you are any type of tournament poker player, then you’ve been in this position. You’ve taken your starting stack and built it up nicely, maybe doubled it or more. You’ve been in the position normally where you’ve been the chip leader at your table and have been dictating the play. But now your table… Read more »

Online Poker

Partypoker May Be Eyeing Nevada: Report

According to OnlinePokerReport.com (OPR), partypoker might be looking to enter the Nevada online poker market. The possibility comes from a licensing application filed by partypoker’s parent company GVC Holdings, which has already made it through one regulatory hurdle. Live Poker Huge in Nevada, Online Not So Much Even though Nevada is the gambling hub of… Read more »

6+ Hold’em Tournaments Part of PokerStars SCOOP This Week

Earlier this month, we reported that PokerStars was getting ready to launch “novelty game” tournaments based on new filters that were added to the PokerStars poker client. There was no indication as to when any of these tournaments would appear in the lobby, but now we have answers. On Friday, PokerStars announced that 6+ Hold’em… Read more »

New Jersey DGE Fines Gaming Provider for Geolocation Slip-Up

The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement has fined Malta-based Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) $25,000 for failing to prevent someone from outside the state to gamble on HardRockCasino.com, a site for which GiG provides its online gambling services. The incident actually occurred at some point before July 4, 2018, though it is not specified when… Read more »

Poker Legislation

Iowa Legalizes Sports Betting

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds signed Senate File 617 into law on Monday, legalizing sports betting in the state. Though the law is effective immediately, no sports betting is available yet, as the regulations still need to be hammered out. “Gov. Reynolds believes that legalizing sports betting will bring this practice out of an unregulated black… Read more »

Florida Seminole Indians Introduce New Wrinkle to Gaming Negotiations

Long at the forefront of casino gaming, especially when it comes to the Native American population, the Seminole Indians of Florida have traditionally been hard core negotiators. With both the federal and Florida governments, the Seminoles have more often than not come out on the winning side when it comes to negotiations over their sovereign… Read more »

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partypoker LIVE, ARIA Team Up for MILLIONS Vegas

The World Series of Poker draws the world together around the card table but, by the end of June, players are a bit spent (both physically and cash-wise). The “powers that be” with partypoker and their extremely successful LIVE series aren’t daunted by this, however, as they have teamed up with ARIA Resort and Casino… Read more »

Maurice Hawkins Wins Record 13th WSOP Circuit Ring

Nobody would even argue that the World Series of Poker Circuit carries with it the same cachet as the traditional World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, but it is still a well-respected poker tour and if you are able to have repeated success on it, you are doing something right. But there is success… Read more »

EPT Monte Carlo Day 2: Malinowski Gains Chip Lead in Final Two Hands

The survivors from both Day 1 flights came together on Wednesday at the 2019 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo Casino European Poker Tour Main Event to play five more hour-and-a-half levels. After Day 2, just 107 players remain and the money bubble has burst. It is a two-way race at the top of the leaderboard, with Wiktor… 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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