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.

bwin.party Restructuring to Offset Losses

bwin.party Restructuring to Offset Losses

Sean Gibson - September 1st, 2014

bwin.party is looking to make some big moves after posting its newest, disappointing financial results. Like any other company, bwin is not immune to a market that has a tendency to constantly shift focus. For any online gaming operator, capturing the attention and continued business of players is crucial to success. One risky acquisition might […]

888 to Launch Shared Networks; Mattingley Will Step Down

888 to Launch Shared Networks; Mattingley Will Step Down

Sean Gibson - August 31st, 2014

888 announced that it will provide a shared poker network between the states of Nevada and Delaware, and that CEO Brian Mattingley will step down after three years on the job. Both bits of news broke as the company released their first-half fiscal year report, as 888 looks to spark what has ultimately amounted to […]

CardsChat Celebrates 10th Anniversary with Big Cash Events 

CardsChat Celebrates 10th Anniversary with Big Cash Events 

Sean Gibson - August 30th, 2014

CardsChat will be celebrating its 10th anniversary in September, and as a thank you to its vibrant community, will be running all kinds of exciting promotional events. Players are encouraged to check out all of the incredible exclusive activities that they can participate in, as the site will be holding many special events, including $10,000 […]

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 […]