At the current time, the poker world has ground to a halt. This has given this writer a chance to catch up with some other media productions that, previously, would have been overwhelmed by the tournaments and other poker politics that’s been going on. One of those things that I’ve caught up with is the… Read more »

We are living in tough times right now. The coronavirus pandemic gets worse by the day. Most of us are sheltered in our homes, not leaving except to grab a few groceries. The most fortunate of us are simply massively inconvenienced by this whole mess. If you do fall into that group and are looking… Read more »

You can most certainly play poker with a straightforward approach. Play the Top Ten hands, pocket Aces through tens with Big Slick and Big Chick tossed in with the occasional foray with an A-J- or A-10, but eventually that will become recognizable, especially by your opposition. Thus, when you come in for your raises, the… Read more »

Winner gained entry via $11 satellite How about some news that is in no way related to the coronavirus pandemic? On Tuesday, Brazilian online poker player “AAAArthur” won the PokerStars Sunday Million’s 14th Anniversary edition and $1,192,802 after a four-way deal at the final table. That truckload of money is just a tad more than… Read more »


Despite having one of the most popular You Tube pages in the poker world, despite the millions won, if you’re heart isn’t in it, it is time to go. Doug Polk, who has done a great deal of this in the poker world, has decided that it is time to “retire” officially from the world… Read more »

Poker Strategy

In sitting at the poker table, players will try to mix up their game lest their opposition gets locked in that they are taking an ABC approach to playing. One of the more popular ways to deviate from the norm but with still apparently strong holdings is to play paint cards. “Paint” cards – any… Read more »

Online Poker

KamaGames, Hard Rock Launch New Social Casino App

Play money app fills temporary market void With most of the world trying to get through the coronavirus pandemic at home, online poker is booming. So what better time to launch an online gambling app? On Tuesday, KamaGames and Hard Rock International debuted the mobile app Hard Rock Blackjack in both Apple’s App Store and… Read more »

partypoker Bringing Several Live Events Online

With most casinos in the United States and Europe closed, the live poker tournament calendar no longer exists. Every date says some version of “PPD.” Fortunately, many countries have access to online poker (most of USA#1 being the big exception). And with casinos going dark, partypoker has been trying to fill the void, moving some… Read more »

PokerStars Launches Swap Hold’em

With all the craziness going on in the world with the novel coronavirus pandemic, one thing is, for the most part, business as usual: online poker. After all, if people are going to stay inside, what better way to pass the time than online poker? And to keep things interesting, PokerStars launched a new novelty… Read more »

Poker Legislation

Former Politicians Looking to Remove Betting Caps in Colorado

Poker rooms in Colorado have a betting restriction in which nobody can wager more than $100 on a single bet. I would personally have no problem with this if I visited the state because, well, I’m a pansy poker player. I would play low, low stakes and would be thrilled that I’d have to keep… Read more »

Virginia Senate, House Pass Bill to Legalize Online Lottery Sales

Both the Virginia House and Senate passed bills on Monday to repeal the Commonwealth’s prohibition against the online sale of lottery tickets. The bills also tackle sports betting. The votes weren’t unanimous, but they still passed easily. It was 70-27 in favor of HB 896 in the House and 27-12 for SB 384 in the… Read more »

PokerStars Founder Isai Scheinberg Voluntarily Surrenders to U.S. Authorities

PokerStars founder Isai Scheinberg is on United States soil for the first time in a couple decades after turning himself in to federal authorities to face charges stemming from the Black Friday indictments. Writing was on the wall According to, Scheinberg was visiting Switzerland a few months ago when federal prosecutors attempted to have… Read more »

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Poker tournaments

WPT Televised Final Tables Postponed Until May

Even small gatherings aren’t a good idea The World Poker Tour (WPT) announced on Tuesday that it is postponing this season’s televised final tables because of the coronavirus pandemic. Three final tables were scheduled to be held at the HyperX Esports Arena Las Vegas inside the Luxor from March 31st through April 2nd. The WPT… Read more »

Gaming Companies, Poker Rooms Announce COVID-19 Procedures

Currently the world is being affected by the outbreak of the coronavirus, or COVID-19 (short for “coronavirus disease 2019”). Gatherings of as few as 100 people have been banned in some areas and sports organizations such as the National Basketball Association (NBA), National Hockey League (NHL), Major League Soccer (MLS) and several college basketball conferences… Read more »

Tony Tran Wins WPT Rolling Thunder Main Event

Tony Tran won the World Poker Tour Rolling Thunder Main Event Tuesday, beating his friend Jake Schwartz for the title. For the victory over a field of 250 entries, Tran won $279,270. It is the second WPT crown of his career. The most fascinating part of Tran’s triumph is that it came over Schwartz. In… 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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