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Tournament Directors Association Criticized For Meeting At Venetian Tournament Directors Association Criticized For Meeting At Venetian
Ed Scimia - March 30th, 2015

Poker tournaments need good tournament directors to run smoothly, and the profession is becoming more and more serious about making sure that players get a good, fair experience at tournaments worldwide every year. The Tournament Directors Association (TDA) is a big part of that, which has made the annual TDA Summit into an important, if […]

US Representative Joe Barton of Texas Pushes Federal Poker Bill

US Representative Joe Barton of Texas Pushes Federal Poker Bill

Ed Scimia - March 30th, 2015

US Representative Joe Barton (R-Texas) plans to introduce a bill that would regulate online poker at the federal level, a move that would put him in stark opposition to some Republican colleagues who support a total ban on Internet poker and casino games. Barton has previously pushed pro-poker legislation in recent years, and says that […]

Dave ‘Devilfish’ Ulliott Diagnosed With Colon Cancer

Dave ‘Devilfish’ Ulliott Diagnosed With Colon Cancer

Daniel Smyth - March 30th, 2015

One of the UK’s best loved poker players, Dave Ulliott also known as Devilfish, has recently been diagnosed with colon cancer. The unexpected news came to light over the weekend after London-based pro, Sin Menis Melin, posted a message of support on Ulliott’s Facebook page. “Apparently he’s got colon cancer n looking doubtful he’ll make […]

888 Holdings Shows Strong Growth And Steady Poker Revenues

888 Holdings Shows Strong Growth And Steady Poker Revenues

Ed Scimia - March 29th, 2015

888 Holdings may not have seen explosive growth in their poker sector, but holding steady was enough for the company to establish itself as the second-largest poker operator in the world (albeit by a very wide margin behind Amaya). According to the company’s annual financial results that were released on Tuesday, 888’s poker revenues were […]

PokerStars Records Biggest Ever Play Money Pot

PokerStars Records Biggest Ever Play Money Pot

Philip Conneller - March 28th, 2015

The biggest ever pot in the history of online poker, standing at a world-beating $6.47 billion, has just been won on PokerStars, but before you spit that sip of coffee back out through your nose and all over the curtains, please be advised this was a play-money pot. Yes, welcome to the curious, twilight world […]

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Tournament Directors Association Criticized For Meeting At Venetian Tournament Directors Association Criticized For Meeting At Venetian
Ed Scimia March 30th, 2015
Poker tournaments need good tournament directors to run smoothly, and the profession is becoming more and more serious about making sure that players get a...
Parx Denies Rumors Of Bwin.party Pennsylvania Partnership Parx Denies Rumors Of Bwin.party Pennsylvania Partnership
Philip Conneller March 23rd, 2015
Bwin.party let slip that it’s struck a deal with a land-based casino in Pennsylvania in anticipation of online poker regulation in the state, but refuses...
Ivey’s Bid To Dismiss Borgata Lawsuit Rejected Ivey’s Bid To Dismiss Borgata Lawsuit Rejected
Philip Conneller March 23rd, 2015
Phil Ivey’s attempt to have the Borgata’s lawsuit against him dropped has been rejected by a US District Judge. The case relates to four sessions of ba...
Yuguang Li Wins Two Majors In Under 24 Hours Yuguang Li Wins Two Majors In Under 24 Hours
Philip Conneller March 16th, 2015
Yuguang Li just experienced the best two days of poker in his life, and possibly anyone’s life for that matter. Back-to-back tournament wins are an extre...
888 Holdings Shows Strong Growth And Steady Poker Revenues 888 Holdings Shows Strong Growth And Steady Poker Revenues
Ed Scimia March 29th, 2015
888 Holdings may not have seen explosive growth in their poker sector, but holding steady was enough for the company to establish itself as the second-larg...
PokerStars Records Biggest Ever Play Money Pot PokerStars Records Biggest Ever Play Money Pot
Philip Conneller March 28th, 2015
The biggest ever pot in the history of online poker, standing at a world-beating $6.47 billion, has just been won on PokerStars, but before you spit that s...
Martin Jacobson, Liv Boeree Among European Poker Award Winners Martin Jacobson, Liv Boeree Among European Poker Award Winners
Ed Scimia March 27th, 2015
The European Poker Awards were held on Wednesday at the Portomaso Marina Hilton Hotel in St. Julians, Malta, honoring the top performances by European poke...
PokerStars Receives Motion To Dismiss Illinois Loss Recovery Case PokerStars Receives Motion To Dismiss Illinois Loss Recovery Case
Ed Scimia March 26th, 2015
PokerStars won a long-running legal battle in Illinois on Tuesday, as a judge granted a motion to dismiss a complaint against the company that was filed by...
US Representative Joe Barton of Texas Pushes Federal Poker Bill US Representative Joe Barton of Texas Pushes Federal Poker Bill
Ed Scimia March 30th, 2015
US Representative Joe Barton (R-Texas) plans to introduce a bill that would regulate online poker at the federal level, a move that would put him in stark ...
PokerStars Receives Motion To Dismiss Illinois Loss Recovery Case PokerStars Receives Motion To Dismiss Illinois Loss Recovery Case
Ed Scimia March 26th, 2015
PokerStars won a long-running legal battle in Illinois on Tuesday, as a judge granted a motion to dismiss a complaint against the company that was filed by...
RAWA Subcommittee Hearing Full of Dire Warnings of Evils of Online Gambling RAWA Subcommittee Hearing Full of Dire Warnings of Evils of Online Gambling
Ed Scimia March 26th, 2015
The Restoration of America’s Wire Act (RAWA) received its first true hearing in Congress on Wednesday, as the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terr...
Nevada and Delaware Dip Their Toes into Multistate Poker Player Pool-Sharing Nevada and Delaware Dip Their Toes into Multistate Poker Player Pool-Sharing
Philip Conneller March 25th, 2015
Poker player pool-sharing kicks in between Nevada and Delaware Already seeing improved online figures for Delaware peak numbers More states may join player...
Tournament Directors Association Criticized For Meeting At Venetian Tournament Directors Association Criticized For Meeting At Venetian
Ed Scimia March 30th, 2015
Poker tournaments need good tournament directors to run smoothly, and the profession is becoming more and more serious about making sure that players get a...
US Representative Joe Barton of Texas Pushes Federal Poker Bill US Representative Joe Barton of Texas Pushes Federal Poker Bill
Ed Scimia March 30th, 2015
US Representative Joe Barton (R-Texas) plans to introduce a bill that would regulate online poker at the federal level, a move that would put him in stark ...
Dave ‘Devilfish’ Ulliott Diagnosed With Colon Cancer Dave ‘Devilfish’ Ulliott Diagnosed With Colon Cancer
Daniel Smyth March 30th, 2015
One of the UK’s best loved poker players, Dave Ulliott also known as Devilfish, has recently been diagnosed with colon cancer. The unexpected news ca...
888 Holdings Shows Strong Growth And Steady Poker Revenues 888 Holdings Shows Strong Growth And Steady Poker Revenues
Ed Scimia March 29th, 2015
888 Holdings may not have seen explosive growth in their poker sector, but holding steady was enough for the company to establish itself as the second-larg...
PokerStars Records Biggest Ever Play Money Pot PokerStars Records Biggest Ever Play Money Pot
Philip Conneller March 28th, 2015
The biggest ever pot in the history of online poker, standing at a world-beating $6.47 billion, has just been won on PokerStars, but before you spit that s...
Daniel Colman And Olivier Busquet Auctioning Poker Lesson For One Drop Daniel Colman And Olivier Busquet Auctioning Poker Lesson For One Drop
Ed Scimia March 20th, 2015
Daniel Colman famously said that poker was a “dark game” to explain his lack of exuberant celebration and his sparse media presence after his win in th...
Zynga Winds Down Real Money Gaming In The UK Zynga Winds Down Real Money Gaming In The UK
Philip Conneller March 7th, 2015
Zynga Poker, it was once hoped, might single-handedly spawn a second poker boom. Around 2013 the social gaming giant seemed poised to enter the real money ...
PokerStars Servers Crash Halts Play For Two Hours PokerStars Servers Crash Halts Play For Two Hours
Devin O'Connor March 4th, 2015
PokerStars servers crashed at 4:40 AM EST yesterday morning, freezing play and interrupting games across all of its network domains and around the world. L...
Shot Clock Proves Popular At Dusk Till Dawn Shot Clock Proves Popular At Dusk Till Dawn
Ed Scimia March 21st, 2015
Poker shot clocks have been a controversial topic over the last few years. While few think they should be in every single event, many in the poker communit...
888poker To Inject Whale With $500,000 In Cash 888poker To Inject Whale With $500,000 In Cash
Daniel Smyth March 15th, 2015
A change of pace will take place at 888poker this month thanks to a new commitment to providing more value for online tournament players. A recent announce...
RAWA Hearing Rescheduled For March 26 RAWA Hearing Rescheduled For March 26
Devin O'Connor March 13th, 2015
RAWA, the Restoration of America’s Wire Act, is finally going to have its day in Washington, DC. After its original hearing was postponed earlier thi...
PokerDom Continues To Attract Players And Grow Market Share  PokerDom Continues To Attract Players And Grow Market Share 
Devin O'Connor March 11th, 2015
PokerDom entered the online poker market in 2014 with little fanfare or press, but in less than 18 months it has acquired cash games traffic that rivals an...
888 Holdings Shows Strong Growth And Steady Poker Revenues 888 Holdings Shows Strong Growth And Steady Poker Revenues
Ed Scimia March 29th, 2015
888 Holdings may not have seen explosive growth in their poker sector, but holding steady was enough for the company to establish itself as the second-larg...
WSOP 2015 Makes 888poker Official Home for Event Satellites WSOP 2015 Makes 888poker Official Home for Event Satellites
Daniel Smyth March 27th, 2015
WSOP 2015 has entered into an exclusive branding deal with online operator 888poker. The new deal will see the Internet site’s logo given exposure du...
Italy Scoops The Inaugural Global Poker Masters Italy Scoops The Inaugural Global Poker Masters
Daniel Smyth March 23rd, 2015
The inaugural Global Poker Masters (GPM), an event which CardsChat was an official media partner of, took place this weekend in Malta and when the betting ...
WSOP To Live Stream 60-Plus Events In 2015 WSOP To Live Stream 60-Plus Events In 2015
Philip Conneller March 19th, 2015
The WSOP’s new in-house media team will offer live final table video streaming of more than 60 events, Seth Palansky, Senior VP of Corporate Communicatio...
Pam Anderson Rick Salomon Divorce Battle Brings Alleged $40M Poker Win from Andy Beal to Light Pam Anderson Rick Salomon Divorce Battle Brings Alleged $40M Poker Win from Andy Beal to Light
Philip Conneller March 17th, 2015
47-year-old B-List celebrity Pamela Anderson claims that her estranged husband, pro poker player Rick Salomon, beat Texas billionaire banker Andy Beal for ...
Darren Phua To Plead Guilty In Sports Betting Case Darren Phua To Plead Guilty In Sports Betting Case
Ed Scimia March 5th, 2015
Darren Phua plans to plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge in relation to accusations that he helped operate an illegal sports betting ring out of a Caesars...
SwCPoker Revives Seals With Clubs Bitcoin Online Poker SwCPoker Revives Seals With Clubs Bitcoin Online Poker
Devin O'Connor March 3rd, 2015
SwCPoker, the successor to the world’s largest and most used Bitcoin poker network, has relaunched less than three weeks after its predecessor was fo...
Lock Poker Balances Probably Have Vanished, Says Former Employee Lock Poker Balances Probably Have Vanished, Says Former Employee
Philip Conneller February 24th, 2015
Shane Bridges, a former spokesperson for disgraced online poker site Lock, has opened up about a culture of mismanagement and excess within the company. In...