PokerStars Founder Isai Scheinberg Dodges Prison Time

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Just had to wait it out After nearly a decade, it appears that online poker’s Black Friday ordeal is finally over. On Wednesday, U.S. District Court Judge Lewis Kaplan sentenced PokerStars founder Isai Scheinberg to time served and a $30,100 fine for a single charge of operating an illegal gambling business. My friend Earl Burton… Read more »

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Two High Stakes Poker Pros Get Scammed Out of $20,000

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It’s awful, but it’s clever We’ve all had those thoughts, those random brainstorms in the shower where we think about how we could get away with committing a crime. We don’t really want to do it, nor do we ever plan on doing it, but it’s this dark intellectual exercise where we just want to… Read more »

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PokerStars PACOOP Gets Underway This Weekend

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The second annual PokerStars Pennsylvania Championship of Online Poker (PACOOP) begins this coming Saturday, yet another big online poker tournament series during this unfortunate COVID-19 pandemic half-year. Running through Sunday, October 4, PACOOP will feature 50 events and $1.5 million in guaranteed prize pools, the most ever for an online tournament series in the state.… Read more »

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Jonathan Little Banned by America’s Cardroom

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Jonathan Little, one of the most respected online and live poker professionals in the world today, has apparently been banned from playing on the popular online poker site America’s Cardroom. Depending on who you believe, the ban is either because Little exercised his “freedom of speech” rights to discuss playing on America’s Cardroom or, if… Read more »

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GGPoker Offers to Reinstate Banned Players

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Started with a pro’s ban In the wake of GGPoker’s closure of high stakes poker pro Tobias Duthweiler’s account a couple weeks ago, the online poker room has announced that it is giving previously banned players a limited-time opportunity to get out of jail free. That offer, as generous as it may sound, however, is… Read more »

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partypoker Updates Mobile App With Portrait Mode for MTTs

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There has been a lot of online poker played around the world in the last few months. With people staying home because of the coronavirus pandemic, internet poker numbers have jumped. Netflix, poker, and chill. And though we haven’t been traveling, I am sure mobile app use is up, too. To that end, partypoker recently… Read more »

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PokerStars Announces 2020 WCOOP Highlights

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Here we go again. The PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) is just about upon us. Running August 30 through September 23, it features 75 triple-tiered events an $80 million in guaranteed prize pools, the most the WCOOP has even guaranteed. The three Main Events will take place on September 20 with buy-ins of… Read more »

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Would Utilizing Webcams Improve the Online Poker Product?

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There are many that believe online poker is perfect as it is today. Bringing the game from the poker table (or even dinner table) to the computer indeed was a significant step forward, but there’s always room for improvement with anything. But, with online poker, where are the things that you could improve? Some have… Read more »

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GGPoker Launches SnapCam Live Video Functionality

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Web video is so hot right now 2020 is the year of the webcam. My family just Skyped with my parents over the weekend, my wife is taking video conference calls from our home office, and my kids are about to go back to school with classes via Zoom. So why not get video communications… Read more »

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Tony Dunst Wins 2020 WSOP Online Event #21 for Second Career Bracelet

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Tony Dunst won the 2020 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Online Event #21: $777 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Handed on Tuesday night, nabbing $168,342.09 for the victory. Using the screen name “Panoramic,” Dunst outlasted 848 opponents; the 849 total entries and 512 re-buys grew the prize pool to $952,700. This is Dunst’s second career bracelet – he… Read more »

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GGPoker’s First 2020 WSOP Online Weekend Fraught With Technical Problems

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Popularity: a blessing and a curse It was certainly an exciting weekend at GGPoker, as the first World Series of Poker Online bracelet to be awarded outside of the United States was won by Shoma “pp_syon” Ishikawa of Japan, but connectivity issues marred what would otherwise have been a celebratory Sunday. Included in the problems… Read more »

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Nathan “surfbum” Gamble Wins 2020 WSOP Online Event #6: $600 Pot-Limit O8 Six-Max

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Six events down, 25 to go. On Monday night, Nathan “surfbum” Gamble won the first non-Hold’em event on the 2020 World Series of Poker Online slate, a 12-hour marathon of $600 Pot-Limit O8 Six-Max. For his triumph over 832 other entries, Gamble won $89,424.21 and his second career bracelet. Gamble’s first bracelet came in 2017… Read more »

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PokerStars Introduces Stadium Series

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When I saw the e-mail from PokerStars on Monday about a new tournament series called the Stadium Series, I raised an eyebrow (let’s pretend I can), intrigued that the poker room was launching a new live tournament event. After all, it’s called the Stadium Series. Thankfully, since we are in the midst of a pandemic,… Read more »

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