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Rhode Island To Launch It’s First Ever Live Poker Room At Twin Rivers Casino

Rhode Island To Launch It’s First Ever Live Poker Room At Twin Rivers Casino

Philip Conneller - July 4th, 2015

Rhode Island is set to open its first ever licensed poker room. John Taylor, Chairman of the Twin River Casino in Lincoln, announced Tuesday that the property would be adding 28 new table games, including 16 poker tables, which would comprise its new poker room. Its currently scheduled to open in August in the casinos […]

WSOP Day 39: Paul Hoefer Conquers Little One for One Drop, Andrew Barber Takes Home $10K H.O.R.S.E Bracelet

WSOP Day 39: Paul Hoefer Conquers Little One for One Drop, Andrew Barber Takes Home $10K H.O.R.S.E Bracelet

Ed Scimia - July 4th, 2015

Paul Hoefer has now joined the first-timers club at World Series of Poker 2015. Along with Andrew Barber, he’s just a little bit richer coming into this Independence Day. Preliminary events are finally wrapping up at the WSOP, with just a few more champions still to be declared before the Main Event, which starts on […]

Feds Decide Not to Push Back Against Paul Phua Case Dismissal

Feds Decide Not to Push Back Against Paul Phua Case Dismissal

Daniel Smyth - July 3rd, 2015

Paul Phua, the high stakes poker player and multimillionaire businessman from Malaysia, is finally in the clear after federal prosecutors decided not to contest a recent decision by US District Judge Andrew Gordon in Las Vegas. On June 2, 2015, Judge Gordon ruled that the bulk of the FBI’s evidence gathered during a July 2014 […]

WSOP Poker Hall of Fame 2015 Now Open for Public Nominations

WSOP Poker Hall of Fame 2015 Now Open for Public Nominations

Daniel Smyth - July 2nd, 2015

It’s that time of the year when the poker community gets to decide which players should be lauded for their contribution to the game and inducted into the WSOP Poker Hall of Fame for 2015. Continuing the modern trend of giving the poker community at large a chance to have their say, the WSOP opened its […]

UK Cracks Down On Bitcoin Gaming Operators

UK Cracks Down On Bitcoin Gaming Operators

Philip Conneller - July 2nd, 2015

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has warned bitcoin gaming operators that they are not outside the law and that all companies offering gambling to UK citizens require a license, regardless of the currency in which transactions are conducted. UKGC has written to a number of operators clarifying that while bitcoin itself is an unregulated currency, […]

WSOP Day 37: WPT POY Anthony Zinno Garners First WSOP Bracelet in $25K High Roller PLO

WSOP Day 37: WPT POY Anthony Zinno Garners First WSOP Bracelet in $25K High Roller PLO

Ed Scimia - July 2nd, 2015

Anthony Zinno has had plenty of success in his poker career, and is having an excellent summer at this year’s World Series of Poker. But until last night, the most important accolade had alluded him: a World Series of Poker bracelet. Zinno Dominates Final Table to win $25K PLO Title Zinno lead throughout the entire […]

WSOP Day 36: 4,555 Enter Little One for One Drop Charity Event

WSOP Day 36: 4,555 Enter Little One for One Drop Charity Event

Ed Scimia - July 1st, 2015

The Little One for One Drop (LOFOD) may not have the massive buy-in that its larger cousins (this year’s High Roller for One Drop and the biennial $1 million Big One for One Drop) have, but it certainly makes up for it in volume. The World Series of Poker saw the LOFOD begin on Tuesday, […]

Successful APT Vietnam Could Spark Asian Poker Boom

Successful APT Vietnam Could Spark Asian Poker Boom

Daniel Smyth - June 30th, 2015

Poker industry insiders have long lamented over where the next poker boom will occur and for the past few years the frontrunners in the debate have been India and Asia. Offering huge potential in terms of their overall populations, both markets have tentatively embraced the game, yet neither has fully latched onto it in a […]

WSOP Day 35: Jonathan Duhamel Sweeps One Drop High Roller Event, Medical Drama Delays Play

WSOP Day 35: Jonathan Duhamel Sweeps One Drop High Roller Event, Medical Drama Delays Play

Ed Scimia - June 30th, 2015

Jonathan Duhamel won the 2010 World Series of Poker Main Event for $8.94 million, and since that time, has had an impressive number of tournament and WSOP cashes. His win late last night in the $111,111 NLH High Roller for One Drop didn’t rake in that tidy a sum, but it was enough to keep […]

Daniel Negreanu Takes on TDA with General Summit Address at Aria

Daniel Negreanu Takes on TDA with General Summit Address at Aria

Philip Conneller - June 29th, 2015

Daniel Negreanu ruffled some feathers at the Tournament Directors Association (TDA) General Summit at Aria in Las Vegas over the weekend, delivering an address that must have left some members regretting inviting such an outspoken player into their midst. Negreanu was there to address some important points about the penalties that have, he feels, become […]

WSOP Day 34: Dan Colman Leading High Roller for One Drop Going Into Day 2

WSOP Day 34: Dan Colman Leading High Roller for One Drop Going Into Day 2

Ed Scimia - June 29th, 2015

Dan Colman is as close to a force of nature as anyone in the nosebleed world of high stakes poker, and his legend may be about to continue. The man who’s scored almost $23 million in live tournament cashes already at the tender age of 23 is leading the High Roller for One Drop as […]


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