The State of the Poker Union, Circa 2020

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It is always a good time to take stock in the health of anything involved in your life. From your finances to your health to your future plans, individuals do a yearly review to try to improve their situations. Businesses do the same thing, with intricate reviews across all facets of their operations. Governments even… Read more »

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Ukraine Cracks Down on Gambling in Massive Raids

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The country of Ukraine is once again finding itself in the news and not for some of the other things that have been floating around over the past couple of years. In a massive raid ordered by the President of the country, Ukrainian law enforcement has cracked down on “illegal” gambling in the country, resulting… Read more »

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A Visit From St. Doyle

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As is tradition here at Poker News Daily (and has been for this writer since I penned the homage 15 years ago), it is time for the annual posting of “A Visit From St. Doyle.” Although the names that populated this poem originally may not be as dominant as they once were, the poem has… Read more »

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EPT Prague Main Event Final Table Set

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The final table has been determined at the 2019 European Poker Tour (EPT) Prague Main Event, the final EPT stop of the year (though with two weeks left in the year, perhaps that latter point is obvious). Going into Tuesday’s action, Israel’s Gaby Livshitz is well ahead of the other four players with 11.205 million… Read more »

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WPT Seminole Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open Begins Today

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The World Poker Tour has packed up the trucks for their first foray into Florida for their Season XVIII schedule. The place to be this Thanksgiving weekend may not be the malls but very well could be the grounds of the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, FL, as the WPT Seminole Rock… Read more »

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MPN Sets Closure Date of May 2020

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The Microgaming Poker Network (MPN) announced that it was going the way of the dodo about two months ago. The exact termination date was still up in the air, though. Last week, things were brought into focus as it was revealed that MPN will shut down on May 19, 2020. The information was divulged by… Read more »

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Daniel Negreanu Signs with GGPoker

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Daniel Negreanu, one of the most recognizable poker players in the world, announced on Wednesday that he has signed on as an ambassador for GGPoker. Didn’t see that coming His reveal came via a one-minute video on Twitter, recorded as he was walking down the Las Vegas Strip. “In a very short time, GGPoker has… Read more »

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PokerStars Announces First-Ever PACOOP

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Less than two weeks after PokerStars, in conjunction with Mount Airy Casino, became the first online poker room to go live in Pennsylvania, the site has already announced a major internet poker series. On Friday, Fox Bet and PokerStars released the schedule for the inaugural Pennsylvania Championship of Online Poker (PACOOP), another poker series in… Read more »

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Red Star Poker Moving from MPN to iPoker Network

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Red Star Poker announced on Monday that it will soon be joining Playtech’s iPoker Network, leaving the Microgaming Poker Network (MPN). MPN will soon have zero skins The move is necessary because Microgaming is shutting down its poker operations sometime next year, in either the second or third quarter. Microgaming announced the surprising decision two… Read more »

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