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GVC’s Newly Purchased Partypoker to Return to Gray Markets After Merger GVC’s Newly Purchased Partypoker to Return to Gray Markets After Merger
Philip Conneller - February 6th, 2016

Partypoker, under its new owners GVC Holdings, is set to reenter 21 markets across Europe and the Americas, many of which it had abandoned in 2013, because they were legally “gray,” meaning the legality of online gaming in those jurisdictions is neither clearly illegal nor clearly legal. GVC, which only officially completed its takeover of […]

PornHub Online Strip Poker and Casino Games Now Offered at Adult Video Website

PornHub Online Strip Poker and Casino Games Now Offered at Adult Video Website

Jon Sofen - February 5th, 2016

Mention “Pornhub” to many adults, and chances are, they will recognize the URL. Now one of the world’s most oft-visited porn sites has decided to make even better use of its popularity by launching an online casino. And yes, you guessed it: the sexy gambling site’s female dealers will be saving money on uniforms by […]

WSOP Main Event Champ Jamie Gold Signed as Brand Ambassador for WPFH

WSOP Main Event Champ Jamie Gold Signed as Brand Ambassador for WPFH

Jon Sofen - February 5th, 2016

Former WSOP Main Event poker champion Jamie Gold has been signed as an advisor and brand ambassador to World Poker Fund (WPFH). Gold came out of nowhere in 2006 when he took down the World Series of Poker Main Event in memorable fashion. He brought home $12 million, the most any Main Event champ has […]

HoldemX is Latest Brainchild of GPL CEO Alex Dreyfus, New Poker Game Concept Should Pull in Millennials

HoldemX is Latest Brainchild of GPL CEO Alex Dreyfus, New Poker Game Concept Should Pull in Millennials

Philip Conneller - February 4th, 2016

HoldemX might sound like a PG-rated version of the card game we all know and love, but it’s actually a new twist on Holdem with a very specific purpose. Alex Dreyfus, a man who has often warned of the need for poker to reinvent itself in order to survive, has reinvented poker. The entrepreneur has […]

UK Poker Player Richard Cole Found Dead in Amsterdam Canal, Foul Play a Possibility

UK Poker Player Richard Cole Found Dead in Amsterdam Canal, Foul Play a Possibility

Philip Conneller - February 4th, 2016

British poker player and art expert Richard Cole, who disappeared in Amsterdam over a week ago, has been found dead in one of the city’s canals. A major police investigation is now underway to find out just what happened to the 30-year-old Cole, who was described as an “experienced traveler.” An expert in Asian and […]

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Hialeah Park Racing & Casino Poker Event in Florida Presents Alleged Serious Violations to State
Hialeah Park Racing & Casino Poker Event in Florida Presents Alleged Serious Violations to State
Daniel Smyth January 8th, 2016
Hialeah Park Racing & Casino, the venue accused of manipulating its poker tournament figures, has been found to have irregularities in its operations b...
LVRJ Editor Resigns in Wake of Sheldon Adelson Purchase
LVRJ Editor Resigns in Wake of Sheldon Adelson Purchase
Philip Conneller December 23rd, 2015
Mike Hengel, the editor of the Las Vegas Review-Journal has resigned in response to the purchase of the newspaper by the Adelson family. Hengel’s announc...
Sheldon Adelson-Supported RAWA Misses the Omnibus, While His Las Vegas Review-Journal Purchase Is Confirmed
Sheldon Adelson-Supported RAWA Misses the Omnibus, While His Las Vegas Review-Journal Purchase Is Confirmed
Philip Conneller December 17th, 2015
Sheldon Adelson has been making news a lot lately, and now he has bought some. The Las Vegas Sands CEO’s rumored purchase of the Las Vegas Review-Jou...
San Diego Card Rooms Raided by FBI Have Checkered Past
San Diego Card Rooms Raided by FBI Have Checkered Past
Jon Sofen December 12th, 2015
Two San Diego card rooms that were raided by the FBI for illegal gambling and money laundering this week aren’t new to legal issues, it turns out. The fe...
GVC’s Newly Purchased Partypoker to Return to Gray Markets After Merger
GVC’s Newly Purchased Partypoker to Return to Gray Markets After Merger
Philip Conneller February 6th, 2016
Partypoker, under its new owners GVC Holdings, is set to reenter 21 markets across Europe and the Americas, many of which it had abandoned in 2013, because...
Nevada Poker Revenues for Land and Online Took Small Dip in 2015
Nevada Poker Revenues for Land and Online Took Small Dip in 2015
Jon Sofen February 3rd, 2016
Nevada poker rooms, the combined collection of brick-and-mortar and (more recently) Internet sites, have experienced a decline in revenue for the better pa...
Stock Exchange Listing Completes Paddy Power Betfair Merger
Stock Exchange Listing Completes Paddy Power Betfair Merger
Daniel Smyth February 2nd, 2016
The much anticipated Paddy Power Betfair merger has finally been completed, after shares in the new company went live on the London Stock Exchange this wee...
Crown Melbourne Slammed by Media for Flying in Paul Phua for Aussie Millions
Crown Melbourne Slammed by Media for Flying in Paul Phua for Aussie Millions
Philip Conneller February 2nd, 2016
Paul Phua may be off the hook legally for his alleged involvement in a World Cup sports betting scandal at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas in 2014, but the Mal...
UK Poker Player Richard Cole Found Dead in Amsterdam Canal, Foul Play a Possibility
UK Poker Player Richard Cole Found Dead in Amsterdam Canal, Foul Play a Possibility
Philip Conneller February 4th, 2016
British poker player and art expert Richard Cole, who disappeared in Amsterdam over a week ago, has been found dead in one of the city’s canals. A major ...
New York Online Poker Bill Moves a Step Closer to Passing
New York Online Poker Bill Moves a Step Closer to Passing
Jon Sofen February 3rd, 2016
Every New York online poker bill proposed has failed to get past the first step, until now. S.5032-B, a bill sponsored by State Senator John Bonacic (R- 42...
Crown Melbourne Slammed by Media for Flying in Paul Phua for Aussie Millions
Crown Melbourne Slammed by Media for Flying in Paul Phua for Aussie Millions
Philip Conneller February 2nd, 2016
Paul Phua may be off the hook legally for his alleged involvement in a World Cup sports betting scandal at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas in 2014, but the Mal...
Shane Warne Foundation Ceases Operations and Takes Charity Poker Event with It
Shane Warne Foundation Ceases Operations and Takes Charity Poker Event with It
Daniel Smyth January 31st, 2016
The Shane Warne Foundation (TSWF) in Australia, responsible for hosting a number of charity poker tournaments, has ceased operations amid accusations of fi...
GVC’s Newly Purchased Partypoker to Return to Gray Markets After Merger
GVC’s Newly Purchased Partypoker to Return to Gray Markets After Merger
Philip Conneller February 6th, 2016
Partypoker, under its new owners GVC Holdings, is set to reenter 21 markets across Europe and the Americas, many of which it had abandoned in 2013, because...
PornHub Online Strip Poker and Casino Games Now Offered at Adult Video Website
PornHub Online Strip Poker and Casino Games Now Offered at Adult Video Website
Jon Sofen February 5th, 2016
Mention “Pornhub” to many adults, and chances are, they will recognize the URL. Now one of the world’s most oft-visited porn sites has de...
WSOP Main Event Champ Jamie Gold Signed as Brand Ambassador for WPFH
WSOP Main Event Champ Jamie Gold Signed as Brand Ambassador for WPFH
Jon Sofen February 5th, 2016
Former WSOP Main Event poker champion Jamie Gold has been signed as an advisor and brand ambassador to World Poker Fund (WPFH). Gold came out of nowhere in...
HoldemX is Latest Brainchild of GPL CEO Alex Dreyfus, New Poker Game Concept Should Pull in Millennials
HoldemX is Latest Brainchild of GPL CEO Alex Dreyfus, New Poker Game Concept Should Pull in Millennials
Philip Conneller February 4th, 2016
HoldemX might sound like a PG-rated version of the card game we all know and love, but it’s actually a new twist on Holdem with a very specific purpo...
PornHub Online Strip Poker and Casino Games Now Offered at Adult Video Website
PornHub Online Strip Poker and Casino Games Now Offered at Adult Video Website
Jon Sofen February 5th, 2016
Mention “Pornhub” to many adults, and chances are, they will recognize the URL. Now one of the world’s most oft-visited porn sites has de...
Annette Obrestad Dubbed Las Vegas Venetian Poker Room Ambassador, Questionable Choice to Many
Annette Obrestad Dubbed Las Vegas Venetian Poker Room Ambassador, Questionable Choice to Many
Jon Sofen February 1st, 2016
Annette Obrestad was once known as something of a superhero to the online poker community. In her online prime, the self-confident young woman also came to...
PokerStars Ambassador Neymar Junior Forced to Pay Back Taxes and Accrued Fines in Brazil
PokerStars Ambassador Neymar Junior Forced to Pay Back Taxes and Accrued Fines in Brazil
Jon Sofen January 28th, 2016
Neymar Junior is one of the world’s brightest young athletes. That’s why PokerStars signed him on, along with fellow soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo, to ...
Global Poker League Hourly Player Rate Announced, Teams Will Also Get Revenue Sharing
Global Poker League Hourly Player Rate Announced, Teams Will Also Get Revenue Sharing
Daniel Smyth January 27th, 2016
The Global Poker League (GPL) has now outlined its drafted player compensation packages for Year One, following the recent announcement of its 12 franchise...
Indicted San Diego Card Rooms Seek Reopening Before Christmas
Indicted San Diego Card Rooms Seek Reopening Before Christmas
Jon Sofen December 16th, 2015
One week ago, two San Diego-area card rooms were raided and shut down by the FBI as part of an alleged international illegal gambling and money laundering ...
San Diego Card Rooms Raided by FBI Have Checkered Past
San Diego Card Rooms Raided by FBI Have Checkered Past
Jon Sofen December 12th, 2015
Two San Diego card rooms that were raided by the FBI for illegal gambling and money laundering this week aren’t new to legal issues, it turns out. The fe...
FBI San Diego Cardroom Raid Tops Off Two-Year Global Money Laundering Investigation
FBI San Diego Cardroom Raid Tops Off Two-Year Global Money Laundering Investigation
Jon Sofen December 10th, 2015
A bit la scene out of the movie Casino, the FBI on Wednesday raided two San Diego card rooms for what they claim was illegal gambling and money launderin...
Sam Trickett, Boy Wonder, Went From Soccer to Poker Superstar Without Missing a Beat: Exclusive Interview
Sam Trickett, Boy Wonder, Went From Soccer to Poker Superstar Without Missing a Beat: Exclusive Interview
Jon Young November 21st, 2015
The sound of workmen bashing, sanding, and crashing greets me as Sam Trickett picks up the phone. Not the background din of another Vegas landmark being de...
Ari Engel Takes Top Spot in Aussie Millions Main Event
Ari Engel Takes Top Spot in Aussie Millions Main Event
Philip Conneller February 1st, 2016
Ari Engel topped an epic Aussie Millions Main Event at the Crown Casino in Melbourne, Australia over the weekend. The Canadian took home the equivalent of ...
PokerStars TCOOP Investigation Concludes No Proof of Bot Use
PokerStars TCOOP Investigation Concludes No Proof of Bot Use
Jon Sofen January 29th, 2016
A recent PokerStars TCOOP event drew more attention than most $82 buy-in poker tournaments. The eventual winner of the tournament, along with other poker p...
PokerStars TCOOP Final Table Focus of Accusations of Russian Bot in Event #8
PokerStars TCOOP Final Table Focus of Accusations of Russian Bot in Event #8
Daniel Smyth January 25th, 2016
PokerStars Turbo Championship of Online Poker (TCOOP) is in full swing, but any talk of recent winners has been overshadowed by claims that a Russian bot m...
GPI American Poker Awards 2016 Nominees Announced, Along with Our Winner Projections
GPI American Poker Awards 2016 Nominees Announced, Along with Our Winner Projections
Jon Sofen January 21st, 2016
The 2016 edition of the GPI American Poker Awards will be held at the SLS in Beverly Hills on February 25th. Poker fans have waited a few weeks to find out...
UK Poker Player Richard Cole Found Dead in Amsterdam Canal, Foul Play a Possibility
UK Poker Player Richard Cole Found Dead in Amsterdam Canal, Foul Play a Possibility
Philip Conneller February 4th, 2016
British poker player and art expert Richard Cole, who disappeared in Amsterdam over a week ago, has been found dead in one of the city’s canals. A major ...
Crown Melbourne Slammed by Media for Flying in Paul Phua for Aussie Millions
Crown Melbourne Slammed by Media for Flying in Paul Phua for Aussie Millions
Philip Conneller February 2nd, 2016
Paul Phua may be off the hook legally for his alleged involvement in a World Cup sports betting scandal at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas in 2014, but the Mal...
PokerStars DDoS Attackers Arrested by Europol, Extortion Group Also Alleged to Have Targeted Betfair, Neteller
PokerStars DDoS Attackers Arrested by Europol, Extortion Group Also Alleged to Have Targeted Betfair, Neteller
Philip Conneller January 29th, 2016
Members of the DDoS extortion group DD4BC arrested in the Balkans earlier this month are suspected of having launched an attack on gaming giant PokerStars ...
Horseshoe Casino Cleveland Poker Dealer Gets Lenient Sentence for Chip Theft
Horseshoe Casino Cleveland Poker Dealer Gets Lenient Sentence for Chip Theft
Daniel Smyth January 26th, 2016
A Horseshoe Casino Cleveland poker dealer has been sentenced to 18 months probation and 250 hours of community service after stealing chips from the Ohio-b...