Share on Pinterest

Poker Rooms

Keep your finger on the online pulse with our news of what is happening at Internet poker rooms.

Wynn Poker Room in Las Vegas Moving to New Location, Expanding

Wynn Poker Room in Las Vegas Moving to New Location, Expanding

Jon Sofen - February 9th, 2016

The Wynn Poker Room in Las Vegas has been a favorite among tourists and locals alike for years. Now the 25-table poker room in the chic Wynn property will be moving to a new location and expanding in May. Set to open on the 26th of that month, the new spot to play poker at […]

Indicted San Diego Card Rooms Seek Reopening Before Christmas

Indicted San Diego Card Rooms Seek Reopening Before Christmas

Jon Sofen - December 16th, 2015

One week ago, two San Diego-area card rooms were raided and shut down by the FBI as part of an alleged international illegal gambling and money laundering sting. Now, those casinos want to reopen amid federal charges. Palomar Card Club and Seven Mile Casino believe they did nothing wrong and don’t want to continue losing […]

San Diego Card Rooms Raided by FBI Have Checkered Past

San Diego Card Rooms Raided by FBI Have Checkered Past

Jon Sofen - December 12th, 2015

Two San Diego card rooms that were raided by the FBI for illegal gambling and money laundering this week aren’t new to legal issues, it turns out. The feds shut down area casinos Palomar and Seven Mile on December 9th as part of an international gambling sting. Investigators spent two years preparing to arrest more […]

FBI San Diego Cardroom Raid Tops Off Two-Year Global Money Laundering Investigation

FBI San Diego Cardroom Raid Tops Off Two-Year Global Money Laundering Investigation

Jon Sofen - December 10th, 2015

A bit la scene out of the movie Casino, the FBI on Wednesday raided two San Diego card rooms for what they claim was illegal gambling and money laundering activities that spread from coast to coast and across both US borders as well. In all, 25 people were indicted after federal investigators spent two years seeking the […]

Sam Trickett, Boy Wonder, Went From Soccer to Poker Superstar Without Missing a Beat: Exclusive Interview

Sam Trickett, Boy Wonder, Went From Soccer to Poker Superstar Without Missing a Beat: Exclusive Interview

Jon Young - November 21st, 2015

The sound of workmen bashing, sanding, and crashing greets me as Sam Trickett picks up the phone. Not the background din of another Vegas landmark being demolished, I sense, but just the completion of a home renovation that’s moving into its final days. “Sorry, I’ve refurbished my entire house,” he says, “so I’ve been busy […]

Hollywood Poker Open Season Four Now Underway in Indiana

Hollywood Poker Open Season Four Now Underway in Indiana

Jon Sofen - November 18th, 2015

Season Three of the Hollywood Poker Open (HPO) concluded in June with Keven Stammen winning the Championship Event at the M Resort in Las Vegas, taking home $347,052. And now, the growing poker tour is back for Season Four, which recently kicked off at the Hollywood Casino in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. Returning as HPO Ambassador for […]

Chris Moneymaker, the Original Main Event Wunderkind, Shares Thoughts on This Year’s WSOP November Nine and More: Exclusive Interview

Chris Moneymaker, the Original Main Event Wunderkind, Shares Thoughts on This Year’s WSOP November Nine and More: Exclusive Interview

Jon Sofen - November 6th, 2015

Chris Moneymaker knows a thing or two about the World Series of Poker Main Event final table. The iconic poker player is, at the very least, partially responsible for the game being so popular today. Moneymaker was kind enough to speak with CardsChat about topics ranging from the November Nine concept to the upcoming start […]

Unknown Israeli Zvi Stern Hopes to Become Household Name, Second-Highest Chip Count Going Into WSOP November Nine Playdown

Unknown Israeli Zvi Stern Hopes to Become Household Name, Second-Highest Chip Count Going Into WSOP November Nine Playdown

Jon Sofen - November 6th, 2015

Zvi Stern of Israel enters the final table of the WSOP Main Event with 29,800,000 chips, good for second best. If that name doesn’t ring a bell, you need not question pop culture trivia skills. Stern isn’t a household name because, prior to the Main Event and his November Nine status, he hadn’t won too […]

Texas Poker Legalization Contingent on Federal Internet Poker Bill Passing

Texas Poker Legalization Contingent on Federal Internet Poker Bill Passing

Jon Sofen - October 13th, 2015

Texas poker players have always been at a disadvantage. There are only a few options to hit the felt in this conservative state, but times could be changing if proposed bills at the federal and state levels get passed. As it stands, the only legal poker games in Texas are played at the two brick-and-mortar […]

Chris Moneymaker Hosting New Hollywood Poker Open Season with November 12 Kickoff Date

Chris Moneymaker Hosting New Hollywood Poker Open Season with November 12 Kickoff Date

Jon Young - October 7th, 2015

Chris Moneymaker will host the new series of the Hollywood Poker Open when it kicks off next month in Indiana. The former World Series of Poker Main Event champion has been brought on board by Penn National Gaming, Inc. and will be taking part throughout the series. Season 4 of the Hollywood Poker Open will […]

Binion’s Poker Open Guarantees Removed Without Warning in Las Vegas, Causing Player Uproar

Binion’s Poker Open Guarantees Removed Without Warning in Las Vegas, Causing Player Uproar

Daniel Smyth - September 25th, 2015

Binion’s Poker Open, held in the casino where the World Series of Poker originated, came in for some criticism this week after it abruptly removed the majority of guaranteed prizepools for its annual Poker Open. Despite marketing the festival as one with a series of guarantees, the realities of poor attendance and a lack of […]