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.

Philadelphia Sugar House Casino Gets City’s First Legal Poker Room

Philadelphia Sugar House Casino Gets City’s First Legal Poker Room

Sean Gibson - October 22nd, 2014

The Philadelphia SugarHouse Casino is about to become the premium destination for poker players in the City of Brotherly Love. While many states in the US are focused on bringing poker and other casino games online, brick-and-mortar locations scattered throughout the country are expanding their business in the hunt to draw in players. Pennsylvania is […]

Breakout Gaming Cryptocurrency Site Draws Top Poker Talent

Breakout Gaming Cryptocurrency Site Draws Top Poker Talent

Sean Gibson - October 21st, 2014

Breakout Gaming is gearing up for the launch of its cryptocurrency and online gaming platforms in a big way. The initial announcement of the company’s plans, social media campaign, and promises of innovation has generated a lot of attention. Breakout Gaming is spreading its influence into many markets with the Breakout Coin, specifically targeted at […]

PokerStars to Cut SuperNova Elite Status Value in 2015

PokerStars to Cut SuperNova Elite Status Value in 2015

Sean Gibson - October 20th, 2014

The PokerStars SuperNova Elite VIP program will lose approximately $5,200 of its overall value next year. The details were given to players by the most popular poker site in the world via email recently, reducing what is easily the most lucrative VIP loyalty reward program in the business. While the amount is about 5 percent […]

Phil Hellmuth Offered Role on ABC TV Show Wife Swap

Phil Hellmuth Offered Role on ABC TV Show Wife Swap

Sean Gibson - October 17th, 2014

Phil Hellmuth has rejected an offer to be on the ABC television show Wife Swap. In recent years, many pros have broken free from the virtual bonds of online poker and moved into the actual spotlight. Live tournaments set the stage for the exposure that only camera crews and roaring crowds provide and, as all […]

PokerStars Picks Malta to Host 2015 EPT Event, GPI Awards

PokerStars Picks Malta to Host 2015 EPT Event, GPI Awards

Sean Gibson - October 16th, 2014

Malta will be the lovely locale for a PokerStars upcoming event. The company announced that the Portomaso Casino at the St. Julian resort in Malta will, for the first time ever, host a European Poker Tour (EPT) tour stop from March 18-28 next year. The date coincides with the 14th annual Global Poker Index (GPI) […]

PKR Poker Teases Version 3.0 Client Update

PKR Poker Teases Version 3.0 Client Update

Sean Gibson - October 14th, 2014

PKR Poker is set to bring some new changes to its popular poker client quite soon. To maintain a faithful and entertained fan base, PKR Poker, like any other website, has to offer up something exciting for its players. Online poker players often scour the Internet for the perfect site that recreates their ideal version […]

UK Gambling Act Challenge by GBGA Shot Down by Courts

UK Gambling Act Challenge by GBGA Shot Down by Courts

Sean Gibson - October 13th, 2014

The UK Gambling Act was set to go into effect on October 1 until a last-minute legal challenge from the Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Association (GBGA) brought proceedings to a screeching halt. After being set into motion late September, the Royal Courts of Justice in London decided to reject the challenge on Friday, October 10. […]

PokerStars Japan Autumn Festival Offers October Freerolls

PokerStars Japan Autumn Festival Offers October Freerolls

Sean Gibson - October 12th, 2014

PokerStars’ Japan Autumn Festival is a promotion, but also a bit of a toe in the water in the Japanese gambling market for the online poker site. Japanese players are being treated to a number of promotions throughout the month of October, and with deals exclusive to players in Japan, PokerStars is hoping to catch […]

PokerStars Spin & Go Joins CardsChat for Qualified Freeroll

PokerStars Spin & Go Joins CardsChat for Qualified Freeroll

Sean Gibson - October 11th, 2014

PokerStars has launched a new form of tournament poker game called the Spin & Go, and this week launched a new promotional week to celebrate. The new game is a hyper-turbo three-handed Sit & Go, available in a variety of buy-ins where the prize pool is determined by a new jackpot system and ranges anywhere […]

Sweden Poker Tax Evaders Getting Online Scrutiny

Sweden Poker Tax Evaders Getting Online Scrutiny

Sean Gibson - October 10th, 2014

Sweden poker tax evaders are under the microscope, as the Scandinavian country is cracking down to enforce laws surrounding online gaming by punishing those who refuse to pay up. According to multiple industry reports, Swedish tax authority Skatteverket has begun looking as far back as November 2012 and recently improved its effectiveness for finding players […]

PokerStars Auto Rebuys OK with New UK Client

PokerStars Auto Rebuys OK with New UK Client

Sean Gibson - October 10th, 2014

PokerStars auto-rebuys will be available in the company’s new UK-only software client, after regulators clarified a stance regarding the popular feature. For players who don’t understand the ins and outs of how gaming regulations and laws change, it’s important for sites and operators to provide an easy means to answer any questions that may be […]