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.

Molly Bloom Poker Book Adapted by Aaron Sorkin for Film Treatment

Molly Bloom Poker Book Adapted by Aaron Sorkin for Film Treatment

Sean Gibson - November 18th, 2014

Molly Bloom’s book about her glamorous underground Hollywood high-stakes poker games is being adapted for film by Oscar-winning script writer Aaron Sorkin, himself famous for movies such as “A Few Good Men,” “The American President,” and “Malice,” to name but a few of his prestigious credits for film and TV. Sorkin is adapting the saga […]

Daniel Colman in Lead for Global Poker Index Player of the Year Race

Daniel Colman in Lead for Global Poker Index Player of the Year Race

Sean Gibson - November 18th, 2014

Daniel Colman has been dominating at the tables to the point where he has a ridiculous lead on the current 2014 Player of the Year Global Poker Index. This system is often referred to as the definitive source for poker player rankings and is updated every week. It takes into account a player’s tournament results […]

WSOPC Lake Tahoe Event Swept by Jesse Wilke

WSOPC Lake Tahoe Event Swept by Jesse Wilke

Sean Gibson - November 14th, 2014

Jesse Wilke of Seattle, Washington won his first World Series of Poker Circuit (WSOPC) event in Lake Tahoe, at the same time as the WSOP Main Event final table drama was playing out earlier this week. Wilke played in the event held at Harveys Lake Tahoe and was able to best 380 other players and […]

California Online Poker Gets Support from Amaya and San Manuel Indians

California Online Poker Gets Support from Amaya and San Manuel Indians

Sean Gibson - November 13th, 2014

California online poker got a shot in the arm this week,  as the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians completed an accord with Amaya Gaming Group to extend an existing business agreement. The original agreement was between Amaya, the Morongo Band of Mission Indians, and California’s three largest poker rooms: the Commerce Club, Hawaiian Gardens […]

Silk Road 2.0 Suspect Confesses Following Arrest

Silk Road 2.0 Suspect Confesses Following Arrest

Sean Gibson - November 10th, 2014

Blake Benthall, the man accused of operating the self-proclaimed Silk Road 2.0 website, was arrested by the FBI and has allegedly confessed to all wrongdoing. Those who have followed the Bitcoin currency might remember that the original Silk Road website was billed as one of the first Bitcoin gambling sites. The truth was, the site […]

CardsChat Players to Compete in WSOPC Last Longer Next Weekend

CardsChat Players to Compete in WSOPC Last Longer Next Weekend

Sean Gibson - November 9th, 2014

A $580 World Series of Poker Circuit Event (WSOPC) at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas will be a hub for several CardsChat regular forum members next Saturday, November 15, as these as well as new members chosen from the live poker community will be participating in a last longer competition. The participants will be playing […]

Jennifer Harman Celebrity Poker Tournament to Benefit Nevada SPCA

Jennifer Harman Celebrity Poker Tournament to Benefit Nevada SPCA

Sean Gibson - November 8th, 2014

The Jennifer Harman Celebrity Poker Tournament will hit Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas on November 14, with the proceeds benefiting the Nevada Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NSPCA). The tournament will take place on The Mezz  at Planet Hollywood and has a $200 buy-in, with all animal lovers welcome. The Nevada SPCA […]

PartyPoker WPT Event First to Go Under New UK Gambling Laws

PartyPoker WPT Event First to Go Under New UK Gambling Laws

Sean Gibson - November 6th, 2014

History will be made in just a few days at the partypoker-sponsored World Poker Tour stop, dubbed the WPT500 at Dusk Till Dawn tournament series. The reason the event will be historical is because it will be the first major tournament series conducted under the new regulatory laws in the United Kingdom. The laws recently […]

Chris Christie Mandates New Jersey Online Problem Gambling Study

Chris Christie Mandates New Jersey Online Problem Gambling Study

Sean Gibson - November 3rd, 2014

New Jersey has had plenty of problems this year, but now a New Jersey online problem gambling study could shed light on how Garden State players are handling their first year of legal Internet gaming. Governor Chris Christie has mandated a comprehensive study in partnership with the Department of Health and Human Services to examine […]

September Nevada Gaming Revenues Continue to Fall

September Nevada Gaming Revenues Continue to Fall

Sean Gibson - November 2nd, 2014

September Nevada gaming revenues continued the Silver State’s financial decline for the second month in a row. The gambling state represents a large portion of the small online gaming market in the United States right now. For players who get their fix at land-based casinos, Las Vegas is seen as one of the world’s gambling […]

South Africa Moves to Ban All Online Gambling

South Africa Moves to Ban All Online Gambling

Sean Gibson - October 31st, 2014

South Africa’s online gaming market could be facing a devastating blow as the country’s Department of Trade and Industry is looking to ban online gambling. With a constantly fluctuating market, countries that regulate Internet gaming often adjust the policies surrounding it. Whether a new restriction is imposed to help increase tax revenue or to better […]