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.

French Regulator ARJEL Admits to Online Poker Disaster

French Regulator ARJEL Admits to Online Poker Disaster

Sean Gibson - September 18th, 2014

French online gaming regulator ARJEL has issued a report stating that poker is a fad and that it’s “over,” based on numbers indicating that active accounts continue to decline. In a public report issued by ARJEL President Charles Coppolani, who recently stepped into the position, poker was deemed to be “too complicated” for younger players. […]

partypoker Hits New Two-Year Traffic Low

partypoker Hits New Two-Year Traffic Low

Sean Gibson - September 18th, 2014

partypoker has hit a new two-year low for cash-game traffic, according to multiple industry sources. The site, owned by bwin.party and traded on the London Exchange, has not recovered its traffic now that the summer is over, despite many competitors already showing a recovery. The downturn continues amidst senior-level turmoil and changes in software that […]

iPhone6 the Prize for William Hill Poker Tournament Series

iPhone6 the Prize for William Hill Poker Tournament Series

Sean Gibson - September 16th, 2014

iPhone6 is the most buzzed-about mobile device to hit the market in a while and now HighStakesDatabase is teaming up with William Hill Poker for a chance to win one. Both companies are not missing out on the opportunity to involve poker with the massive buzz behind Apple’s newest product announcement. The ease and interactivity […]

California Online Poker Closed Door Policy Problematic

California Online Poker Closed Door Policy Problematic

Sean Gibson - September 15th, 2014

California online poker has certainly had its ups and downs in the battle to make it legal over the course of the past five years. California has been slowly inching towards establishing an online gaming market. Yet across the world, online poker and many other forms of gambling have turned into a valuable market for […]

PokerStars Files Trademarks to Ready for US Return

PokerStars Files Trademarks to Ready for US Return

Sean Gibson - September 12th, 2014

PokerStars has filed trademarks, presumably in anticipation for a return to the United States. The company has become a name synonymous within the world of online poker and their US return is hotly anticipated. But for American players, the popular online poker room has somewhat of a murky past. Most gamblers likely remember “Black Friday” […]

Trump Taj Mahal Closure Could Impact NJ Online Poker

Trump Taj Mahal Closure Could Impact NJ Online Poker

Sean Gibson - September 11th, 2014

With the Trump Taj Mahal facing a possible mid-November closing, yet another Atlantic City casino joins the ranks of so many that have been closing left and right this year. With four already shut down or scheduled to close by the end of September, it’s been a bleak year by anyone’s standards. But if you […]

NJ Governor Chris Christie Talks Interstate Poker with NV

NJ Governor Chris Christie Talks Interstate Poker with NV

Sean Gibson - September 11th, 2014

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has generated plenty of coverage in the world of gambling in recent days. There’s the closure of Atlantic City casinos and his declaration that both casinos and racetracks in his state could start offering sports betting, both of which are certainly big stories. But they’ve also overshadowed a comment made […]

South Korea Blocks New Zynga Poker App & Facebook Games

South Korea Blocks New Zynga Poker App & Facebook Games

Sean Gibson - September 10th, 2014

South Korea is making things quite difficult for its Facebook games aficionados, especially those who want to experience Zynga’s new poker app. Each country usually has its own individual way of controlling how gambling is handled within its borders. The same also applies to video games or anything else that can be rated. If there’s […]

Antonio Esfandiari and Phil Laak to Star in Underground Poker

Antonio Esfandiari and Phil Laak to Star in Underground Poker

Sean Gibson - September 8th, 2014

“Underground Poker” on the Discovery Channel will star poker pros Antonio Esfandiari and Phil Laak starting on September 10. The cable television program will dig deep into poker and be part of a three-program block called, “All In, All Night.” The three shows, which will air one right after the other, will dive into different […]

Full Tilt Poker Wraps up US Refunds Claims Process

Full Tilt Poker Wraps up US Refunds Claims Process

Sean Gibson - September 7th, 2014

Full Tilt Poker players’ long journey towards reimbursement has finally come to its last stop. Online poker rooms are meant to be havens where players can engage in their favorite card games for fun or hopefully for a bit of cash. In a worst-case scenario, sites will shut down, disappear without a trace and leave […]

Full Tilt MiniFTOPS XXVI Kicks off Sunday

Full Tilt MiniFTOPS XXVI Kicks off Sunday

Sean Gibson - September 6th, 2014

The Full Tilt MiniFTOPS XXVI tournament series kicks off this Sunday, September 7. The popular set of poker tournaments mirror the same events held during FTOPS XXVI, but at one-tenth the buy-in. That does not mean that the prize pools are to be ignored, as the popular poker site has guaranteed at least $1.4 million […]