With the 78 tournaments that made up the 2018 World Series of Poker, it had to be expected that there would be some major shifts atop the different Player of the Year races. And while many may think that the run by Justin Bonomo – winning before the start of the WSOP the Super High… Read more »

While most of the attention of the railbirds and the ESPN viewership was focusing on the World Series of Poker $10,000 Championship Event last week, an important thing was going on. As the WSOP wrapped up (at least for its Las Vegas leg), Shaun Deeb and a couple of other players were able to pass… Read more »

Surprisingly, the state of Maryland has a casino gaming war going on its turf. And the winners of the ongoing battle are the patrons of the casinos and, of course, the state government. Leader of the Pack MGM Resorts International announced last week that it will be expanding the gaming space of one of its… Read more »

Justin Bonomo won his second bracelet of the 2018 World Series of Poker, taking the crown in the $1 million buy-in Big One for One Drop. In defeating Fedor Holz heads-up, Bonomo won $10 million. The Big One for One Drop capped what has been a fantasy year for Bonomo. Then again, the way things… Read more »

Let’s just say the optics of this are…not good. Per a report by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, MGM Resorts International has filed lawsuits in federal court against the victims of the tragic shooting at a concert outside Mandalay Bay in October. Yes, MGM, which owns Mandalay Bay and the Route 91 Harvest festival where the… Read more »

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After the longest heads-up battle in World Series of Poker Championship Event history, Illinois’ John Cynn was able to outlast Florida’s Tony Miles to capture poker’s World Championship in winning the 2018 WSOP Championship Event. The Early Action Coming to the three-man finale on Saturday night, both Miles (the chip leader) and Cynn were solidly… 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

MicroMillions Returning to PokerStars

PokerStars has announced the return of its popular low stakes tournament series, MicroMillions, not that it was ever in doubt. MicroMillions 14 will be held July 16th through July 29th on PokerStars.com and will feature 121 events with buy-ins ranging from $0.11 (yes, eleven cents) to $22. Even I can afford that. Hell, if I… Read more »

Winamax to Shed French-Only Description, Add Spanish Players

It’s time to see if three really is a crowd. Winamax, the long-time French-only online poker room, has announced that it will open up its tables to Spanish players this month. The exact date was not specified; it is unclear if this is immediate or if the merged player pools are yet to come. The… Read more »

PokerStars Launches Moneymaker PSPC Tour

PokerStars announced on Tuesday the launch of a new live poker tour, but unlike most live tours, this one will be affordable for just about everybody. And I’m not talking “affordable” as in “poker affordable” like $565 buy-ins. No, the newly created Moneymaker PSPC Tour will feature headlining tournaments with buy-ins of just $86. The… Read more »

Pennsylvania Online Gaming Licensing Off to Slow Start

When Pennsylvania became the fourth state to pass online gaming and poker regulation, it was expected that there would be a flood of activity fighting for those licenses. Instead, it appears that there has been a bit of a slow start to the licensing procedures, perhaps jeopardizing the opening of the Pennsylvania industry later this… Read more »

Poker Legislation

Kentucky Sports Betting Bill Penned With Bonkers Tax Rate

The good news: Kentucky state Senators are trying to legalize sports betting in the state next year. The bad news: the taxes they propose will kill the industry before it starts. Senator Julian Carroll (D – Dist. 7) pre-filed BR 29, essentially getting it all set to go so that he can quickly introduce it… Read more »

Netherlands Fine Tuning Gambling Regulations, Moving Toward Open Market

Last week, Sander Dekker, Minister for Legal Protection of the Dutch Ministry of Justice and Security posted a statement outlining his Ministry’s plans for changes to the Netherlands’ Remote Gambling Act in an effort to open up the country for online gambling while at the same time offering protections to players. Not that long ago,… Read more »

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 »

New Jersey Accepts First Sports Bets, but Who’s Next?

While they were expected to be the first “newcomer” to the sports betting world after court decisions, New Jersey instead became the second (after Delaware) with their actions on Thursday. The Garden State became the third state to officially open their borders for sports betting bright and early on a sunny Thursday on both ends… Read more »

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Joe Cada Continues to Roll, Wins Fourth WSOP Bracelet

Joe Cada scoffs at fatigue. Fatigue isn’t even a word in Joe Cada’s vocabulary. On Friday night, he was eliminated in fifth place in the 2018 World Series of Poker Main Event. One would think someone would want at least a short break after that, but no, Cada proceeded to enter the Event #75: The… Read more »

2018 WSOP Main Event Day 5: City of Lights Goes Dark

The 2018 World Series of Poker Main Event is into rarified air as just 109 players remain from the original 7,874 after Day 5. Michael Dyer has a significant lead, holding 12.180 million chips; his closest competitor, Brian Yoon, has just 8.395 million. One other player has over 8 million and two have eclipsed 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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