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.

2014 GPI American Poker Awards Nominees Announced

2014 GPI American Poker Awards Nominees Announced

Sean Gibson - January 29th, 2015

The Global Poker Index (GPI) has announced the nominees for their first-ever GPI American Poker Awards. A nomination panel of approximately 60 poker industry insiders were tasked with submitting two selections in each of the nine categories. Four finalists were then tabulated from the voting results with a jury panel deciding the winners. The GPI American […]

Nevada Proposes Felony Charges for Unauthorized Gambling Affiliates

Nevada Proposes Felony Charges for Unauthorized Gambling Affiliates

Sean Gibson - January 26th, 2015

Nevada, which is one of three states to allow online gambling activities, has proposed an amendment to its gambling legislation that would make it a felony to profit as an affiliate to unauthorized online sites. Anyone affiliated with a gambling site not holding a vetted Nevada license, if the amendment is added, could be prosecuted […]

UK Challenging EU Anti-Money Laundering Directive

UK Challenging EU Anti-Money Laundering Directive

Sean Gibson - January 25th, 2015

The United Kingdom (UK) is raising concerns over the new European Union (EU) Anti-Money Laundering Directive and may be considering a legal challenge against it. Last month the Council of Ministers and European Parliament came to a consensus on anti-money laundering issues and with it the new Directive is in the final stages of being […]

Amaya Appoints Former Ontario Police Commissioner as Advisor

Amaya Appoints Former Ontario Police Commissioner as Advisor

Sean Gibson - January 24th, 2015

Amaya Gaming, parent company of PokerStars and Full Tilt, has announced the appointment of former Ontario Provincial Police Commissioner Chris Lewis as an advisor to its Board of Directors. Though the news suggests Amaya may be on the rebound after last month’s raid, Lewis’ appointment along with a second one suggest the company may be […]

Gus Hansen Invests Millions into Bridge Shuffler Over Troubled Water

Gus Hansen Invests Millions into Bridge Shuffler Over Troubled Water

Sean Gibson - January 20th, 2015

Poker pro Gus Hansen is investing millions of dollars into a bridge-shuffling device, as the player who was recently dropped by Full Tilt continues to diversify his career. The new firm Hansen is investing in is called Bridge Company, and it’s coincidentally developing a new device that shuffles cards for the game. The news first […]

PokerStars Teams with Jones and Sons to Launch Restaurant

PokerStars Teams with Jones and Sons to Launch Restaurant

Sean Gibson - January 18th, 2015

PokerStars has introduced a novel way for poker players to combine their love of the game and the need for quality food. As one of the biggest names in poker, it would be easy for PokerStars to rest on its laurels supported by the countless customers across the world. Yet the popular online poker room […]

Little League Coach Avoids Jail in Illegal Poker Game Case

Little League Coach Avoids Jail in Illegal Poker Game Case

Sean Gibson - January 17th, 2015

Justin Doyle was one of 15 men arrested in 2011 for taking part in a series of high-stakes illegal poker games in Staten Island, New York. And while the idea of an illegal, underground poker ring brings images of crooked gamblers and mobsters to mind, the group of defendants consisted of several people with admirable […]

PCA Sees Juan Etcheverry Leading Going Into Day Four

PCA Sees Juan Etcheverry Leading Going Into Day Four

Sean Gibson - January 12th, 2015

The PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) Main Event moves into Day Four today, and no one needs to cry for Argentina. Argentina’s Juan Etcheverry was the chip leader at the end of Day 3 of the PCA Main Event, in a field that has just 59 players remaining. The $10,000 buy-in tournament boasts a whopping $7.9 […]

New Dot-Poker Web Domain Launching

New Dot-Poker Web Domain Launching

Sean Gibson - January 11th, 2015

A new dot-poker or “.Poker” generic top level domain name has just entered the first phase of a three phase release process. The .Poker internet domain name will be the first and only one that is dedicated to the game of poker. For players and operators looking for an effective web address, the domain name […]

Scientists Claim Poker-Perfect Computer Program Built

Scientists Claim Poker-Perfect Computer Program Built

Sean Gibson - January 10th, 2015

Scientists and researchers from the University of Alberta in Canada are claiming they have built a computer program that plays perfect poker that is unbeatable. The developers behind the new computer software program stated to multiple scientific journals and news outlets that they have “solved” Fixed-limit heads-up Texas Hold’em. Perfect Program Making Perfect Moves for […]

Phil Ivey Already Topping 2015 Biggest Losers List

Phil Ivey Already Topping 2015 Biggest Losers List

Sean Gibson - January 8th, 2015

Phil Ivey is already among the biggest poker losers in 2015, according to multiple industry reports. His profile in the poker world has gained him a fair share of both notoriety and infamy. Most know that 2014 was a trying year for the pro, as he faced a highly publicized legal battle amid allegations of […]