Sean Gibson

Sean Gibson

Sean Gibson has been an insider in the poker and casino industry for a number of years. Gibson has worked with many different media outlets and has covered events such as the World Series of Poker Main Event, the World Poker Tour Championship, and an infinite number of online events. He plays both 6-max and Full Ring No Limit Hold'em and can be found playing at either the Oceans 11 cardroom in Oceanside, CA or at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas.

PayPal in Talks with New Jersey Online Regulators

PayPal in Talks with New Jersey Online Regulators

Sean Gibson - August 26th, 2014

PayPal and New Jersey regulators are currently in talks to bring the popular payment processor to the Garden State. The news comes on the heels of a report published just weeks ago that PayPal was looking to secure agreements in New Jersey and Nevada. Both states have legalized forms of online gaming, but have been […]

Poker Notables Tony Korfman and Liam Flood Pass Away

Poker Notables Tony Korfman and Liam Flood Pass Away

Sean Gibson - August 25th, 2014

Tony Korfman and Liam Flood, both well-respected poker personalities, passed away last week, both at the age of 71. Korfman did not have a tremendously distinguished career at the felt, but gained notoriety through his work in the gaming industry, once having served as the general manager of various casinos. Flood was one of the […]

November Niner Felix Stephensen Signed by Betsafe

November Niner Felix Stephensen Signed by Betsafe

Sean Gibson - August 25th, 2014

Felix Stephensen has signed an endorsement deal with Betsafe to be a sponsored poker pro. This might be the first of many opportunities for Stephensen, as he is sure to find that his standing as a November Niner will grant him a large degree of recognition. A majority, but not all, of the nine men […]

Olivier Busquet Wins 2014 EPT Barcelona Super High Roller Event

Olivier Busquet Wins 2014 EPT Barcelona Super High Roller Event

Sean Gibson - August 24th, 2014

Olivier Busquet has won the 2014 European Poker Tour (EPT) Barcelona Super High Roller event, beating out his own protégé, Daniel Colman, for a €896,434 ($1.18 million USD) first-place payout. The win breaks a dubious streak for the popular Busquet, who has won more than $4.5 million in live tournament earnings, but had never won […]

PokerStars Kicks Off Summer Daily Challenge Promotion

PokerStars Kicks Off Summer Daily Challenge Promotion

Sean Gibson - August 22nd, 2014

PokerStars has started a new promotion called the Summer Daily Challenge that allows players to compete for more than a half-million dollars and also win entries into huge tournaments. Players interested in participating will need to look at their personal Summer Daily Challenge window inside the PokerStars software client. Every day at midnight ET, a […]

Gear Poker Room Splits from Equity Poker Network

Gear Poker Room Splits from Equity Poker Network

Sean Gibson - August 20th, 2014

The Equity Poker Network’s small family of poker rooms is now a bit smaller as Gear Poker room has parted ways with the network. Large rooms often attract players based on branding and recognition alone. Gear Poker, like others, is just one name housed under a larger network of sites. Though Equity Poker Network’s scale […]

Revenues Dip More Than 50% for Ladbrokes Poker

Revenues Dip More Than 50% for Ladbrokes Poker

Sean Gibson - August 18th, 2014

Ladbrokes showed a major decline in revenue from their digital poker business, according to the company’s half-year financial report, as compared to the previous year. While the UK bookmaker has seen profits increase, fueled by the action brought by the World Cup, the online casino, poker, and bingo properties are all showing double-digit declines according […]

PayPal Eyeing US Online Gambling Market

PayPal Eyeing US Online Gambling Market

Sean Gibson - August 18th, 2014

PayPal might be coming back to the United States, if certain industry reports are to be believed. As most know, PayPal is a trusted brand across the world as one of the largest Internet payment processors. Those who spend their time making purchases on the net, transferring money, or just managing their funds, understand that […]

“Gutshot Straight” Features Steven Seagal in New Poker Film

“Gutshot Straight” Features Steven Seagal in New Poker Film

Sean Gibson - August 16th, 2014

“Gutshot Straight” is Hollywood’s next bold attempt at making a movie focused on the game of poker, this time with Steven Seagal as a headliner. As one of the biggest money makers in the world, the film industry churns out hundreds of new movies a year. The stampede of sequels and reboots are often uninspired, […]

PokerStars and Full Tilt Could Return to New Jersey in October

PokerStars and Full Tilt Could Return to New Jersey in October

Sean Gibson - August 13th, 2014

PokerStars and Full Tilt were once the two biggest names in American online poker. That all changed after Black Friday, of course, and since then, regulators have proven unwilling to work with those brands because of how long they stayed in the USA. Now, a change in ownership could be triggering the return of these […]

World Poker Tour Player of the Year Gets GPI Powered

World Poker Tour Player of the Year Gets GPI Powered

Sean Gibson - August 11th, 2014

The Global Poker Index, a ranking of live tournament poker pokers that is updated weekly, will be powering the World Poker Tour’s (WPT) Player of the Year award this season. GPI’s Fantasy Poker Manager tool will also be integrated into the WPT’s main website. In an announcement made jointly by the WPT and the Global […]