The summer of 2018 has seen several states step up to offer sports betting – both live and online – to their constituents. But one thing that some thought would be swept up in the passage of sports betting regulations – the regulation of online casino gaming and poker – has failed to materialize. Rhode… Read more »

Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi capped off several days of dominance on Tuesday as he won the 2018 World Series of Poker $50,000 Poker Players Championship for an astounding third time in only the thirteenth year of the tournament’s existence. Defeating John Hennigan, another previously winner of the event, heads-up, Mizrachi cashed for $1,239,126. Mizrachi previously… Read more »

On Friday, the World Series of Poker announced that the $1 million buy-in Big One for One Drop event has garnered 30 registrations so far. The tournament is the last one on the 2018 WSOP schedule, running July 15th through July 17th. ESPN and Poker Central’s PokerGO subscription service will team up to air the… Read more »


All eyes on Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi. For the third straight day, Mizrachi leads the field in the 2018 World Series of Poker $50,000 Poker Players Championship, holding nearly twice as many chips as his closest competitor with just six players remaining. Going into Tuesday’s final day, Mizrachi has 8.865 million chips, compared to Dan… Read more »

Poker Strategy

There are several things that make poker enjoyable. Sitting down with friends for a home game or even heading to your local casino to take on other players you know emphasizes the camaraderie of the game. The strategies and mindsets employed in playing the game help to keep your mental wits about you. Finally, there’s… Read more »

Online Poker

Spin & Goal Promo Underway at PokerStars

Soccer (er…football) fans around the world are jacked for the start of the FIFA World Cup tomorrow and as online poker players might have expected, PokerStars is running a special Spin & Goal promotion to celebrate. And it’s called – obviously – Spin & Goal. As is the case with every Spin & Go…spin-off…Spin &… Read more » Launches for Players in France, Spain

Last week, partypoker became the second online poker site to join the player pools of France and Spain, as it launched PokerStars was the first site to do so back in January. “I am extremely enthusiastic about joining partypoker to actively support their efforts to bring back the ‘Poker First’ mentality, live and online,”… Read more »

PokerStars Launches Showtime Hold’em

Last week, we talked about PokerStars getting rid of the goofy Split Hold’em, a game in which two different sets of community cards were dealt and how Poker Industry PRO discovered table graphics which indicated some new games were coming. And sure enough, PokerStars announced on Wednesday that one of those games has arrived: Showtime… Read more »

Portugal Joins Spain, France in Online Poker Player Pool Sharing

On Wednesday, PokerStars announced that Portugal has merged its online poker player pool with those of Spain and France. PokerStars is currently the only site on which players from all three countries can compete against each other. The three countries were formerly ring-fenced from the rest of the world, meaning that poker players could only… Read more »

Poker Legislation

Portland Meadows Poker Room Loses to Oregon Lottery Once Again

Last fall, the Oregon Lottery terminated its contract with Portland Meadows, revoking the racetrack’s license to house ten video lottery terminals because the venue has engaged in what the Oregon Lottery considers illegal gambling. Portland Meadows appealed the decision, but recently, the Lottery responded, denying the appeal and confirming its own ruling from last year.… Read more »

Switzerland Legalizes Online Gambling, Bans Foreign Operators

From the “good news / bad news” file, residents of Switzerland have voted in favor of a referendum that will legalize online gambling, buuuuttt…only Switzerland’s brick-and-mortar casinos will be able to offer online gaming. The law, which has already been passed by both houses of parliament, will go into effect at the beginning of next… Read more »

Senator Orrin Hatch Wants Federal Regulation of Sports Betting

So this week has been an exciting one in the gambling world, hasn’t it? The United States Supreme Court deemed the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 (PASPA) unconstitutional, making it permissible for states to legalize and regulate sports betting. A handful of states, including the state we have to thank for this… Read more »

Sports Bettors Rejoice: U.S. Supreme Court Overturns PASPA

It was a day that everyone assume was coming, but until this morning, there was always going to be at least some doubt. In a 6-3 decision, the United States Supreme Court ruled in favor of the state of New Jersey and against the NBA, MLB, NFL, NHL, and NCAA, striking down the Professional and… Read more »

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2018-2019 World Series of Poker Circuit Schedule Announced

With the 2018 World Series of Poker about to begin, what better time for the WSOP to release the schedule for the upcoming 2018-2019 WSOP Circuit season? It will be the most expansive season ever for the now fifteen-year old tour, with 28 stops, ending in the Global Casino Championship. Though the 2018-2018 WSOP Circuit… Read more »

Matthew Waxman Wins WPT Tournament of Champions

Registration opens and live satellites begin for the 2018 World Series of Poker, but before that, the World Poker Tour needed to wrap up its sixteenth season. And so it did Sunday, as Matthew Waxman won the WPT Tournament of Champions. The WPT Tournament of Champions began in 2016 as an invitation-only tournament, a departure… 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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