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.

Brian Rast Wins, Then Loses, Six Figures in a Matter of Minutes at Aussie Millions

Brian Rast Wins, Then Loses, Six Figures in a Matter of Minutes at Aussie Millions

Sean Gibson - February 9th, 2015

Brian Rast had a really, really good, and then a really, really bad day at the recent Aussie Millions. Rast is a well-known, well-liked, and accomplished tournament poker player. At the Aussie Millions, he was able to win a major tournament at Melbourne’s Crown Casino, and won $315,000 in the process. But shortly after winning […]

Marketers Look to Poker for Business Strategy

Marketers Look to Poker for Business Strategy

Sean Gibson - February 8th, 2015

The game of poker has inspired a group of high-ranking marketing professionals, thanks to advice given by well-known poker pro, Andrew Robl. According to the article, marketing professionals have seen the value in the same traits it takes to win consistently at poker as it does to become a successful internet marketer. The article is […]

Study Proves Snorting Coke and Watching Porn is Bad

Study Proves Snorting Coke and Watching Porn is Bad

Sean Gibson - February 7th, 2015

In multiple research studies it has been concluded that both cocaine and pornography can likely lead to reduced decision-making abilities. This, according to medical researchers, is groundbreaking evidence about the perils of cocaine usage and pornography viewing. A medical research director at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine went on the record to state […]

Aaron Mermelstein Takes Down WPT Borgata Winter Open

Aaron Mermelstein Takes Down WPT Borgata Winter Open

Sean Gibson - February 2nd, 2015

Aaron Mermelstein won the World Poker Tour (WPT) Borgata Winter Poker Open to claim his first major tournament victory. In what was described as a wild final table, where nearly every player held the lead at some point, the 27-year-old from Philadelphia bested his opponents for the win. The final table took a little more […]

Paul Phua was Arrested in Malaysia for Same Offense as in US

Paul Phua was Arrested in Malaysia for Same Offense as in US

Sean Gibson - January 31st, 2015

Paul Phua is currently on trial in the US for running an illegal sports betting operation in Las Vegas during the world cup. Though the former Macau junket operator had the support of professional players like Phil Ivey, Andrew Robl and Tom Dwan during his initial arrest last year, it turns out he has been […]

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 […]


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