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Phil Ivey Nets Big Wins During Recent Online Sessions

Phil Ivey Nets Big Wins During Recent Online Sessions

Sean Gibson - November 23rd, 2014

Phil Ivey, who now plays under the screen name “Polarizing” has had a rough 2014 off the tables, but a hot streak at Full Tilt saw him win more than $690,000 in just a week’s time. While he might have lost out on millions thanks to a lost court case in the United Kingdom, Ivey’s […]

WSOP Streaming Coverage Boosts Online Numbers

WSOP Streaming Coverage Boosts Online Numbers

Elbert Pruitt - November 22nd, 2014

The WSOP Main Event Final Table coverage last week appears to have triggered a healthy spike in online play at WSOP.com, as more players in both Nevada and New Jersey gathered on the virtual felt during live poker’s yearly crowning moment. Sweden’s Martin Jacobson was poker’s biggest winner for the week of course, but cash […]

PokerStars Global Casino and Sports Betting Unfurled

PokerStars Global Casino and Sports Betting Unfurled

Devin O'Connor - November 21st, 2014

PokerStars global casino and sports betting options will be the latest offerings for the largest online poker brand on the planet. The Amaya Gaming-owned operator announced Friday that it’s launching sports betting and casino table games around the world through its PokerStars.com domain. The company says blackjack and roulette will be the first offerings, and […]

Rafa Nadal Smacks Ronaldo in Charity Poker Match

Rafa Nadal Smacks Ronaldo in Charity Poker Match

Ed Scimia - November 21st, 2014

Rafa Nadal defeated Brazilian soccer star Ronaldo in a charity poker match organized by PokerStars, winning $50,000 for his charitable cause, the Rafa Nadal Foundation. Nadal emerged victorious at the end of a 20-minute session that tied up with one last attempt by Ronaldo to snatch victory from the tennis great. The match was held […]

PokerStars Major Network Outage Forces Global Reboot

PokerStars Major Network Outage Forces Global Reboot

Ed Scimia - November 20th, 2014

PokerStars has confirmed that players globally experienced issues due to an unexpected network outage on Tuesday, making the market leader the latest poker site to experience connectivity issues in recent weeks. The issues began early in the day and affected several PokerStars sites, including several country-specific versions of the software. Reports about the outages began […]

Ron Paul Blasts Restoration of America’s Wire Act as “Unconstitutional”

Ron Paul Blasts Restoration of America’s Wire Act as “Unconstitutional”

Philip Conneller - November 19th, 2014

Ron Paul has launched a stinging attack on Sheldon Adelson and his Restoration of America’s Wire Act (RAWA). Writing an op-ed for Eurasia Review, the former presidential candidate and US Representative from Texas condemned RAWA as a “blatantly unconstitutional infringement on our liberties that will likely expand the surveillance state,” which “worst of all … […]

Molly Bloom Poker Book Adapted by Aaron Sorkin for Film Treatment

Molly Bloom Poker Book Adapted by Aaron Sorkin for Film Treatment

Sean Gibson - November 18th, 2014

Molly Bloom’s book about her glamorous underground Hollywood high-stakes poker games is being adapted for film by Oscar-winning script writer Aaron Sorkin, himself famous for movies such as “A Few Good Men,” “The American President,” and “Malice,” to name but a few of his prestigious credits for film and TV. Sorkin is adapting the saga […]

Jose Canseco Gives Poker Tournament the Finger

Jose Canseco Gives Poker Tournament the Finger

Philip Conneller - November 17th, 2014

For Jose Canseco, it was probably as bad a hand as he’s ever had at a poker table this week, considering it cost him a finger. No, he didn’t renege on a mob loan; Canseco had reportedly blown the offending digit off last month when his handgun accidentally discharged as he was cleaning it at his […]

Daniel Colman Retracts Phil Hellmuth Rant, Sort Of

Daniel Colman Retracts Phil Hellmuth Rant, Sort Of

Philip Conneller - November 17th, 2014

If only Daniel Colman’s social graces were as good as his poker skills. As it is, it seems Colman is pretty hot-headed, but apparently he’s had the weekend to reconsider some scathing comments he made late last week about Phil Hellmuth. Colman seems to have softened his stance towards Hellmuth a tad, following his recent […]

WSOPC Lake Tahoe Event Swept by Jesse Wilke

WSOPC Lake Tahoe Event Swept by Jesse Wilke

Sean Gibson - November 14th, 2014

Jesse Wilke of Seattle, Washington won his first World Series of Poker Circuit (WSOPC) event in Lake Tahoe, at the same time as the WSOP Main Event final table drama was playing out earlier this week. Wilke played in the event held at Harveys Lake Tahoe and was able to best 380 other players and […]

California Online Poker Gets Support from Amaya and San Manuel Indians

California Online Poker Gets Support from Amaya and San Manuel Indians

Sean Gibson - November 13th, 2014

California online poker got a shot in the arm this week,  as the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians completed an accord with Amaya Gaming Group to extend an existing business agreement. The original agreement was between Amaya, the Morongo Band of Mission Indians, and California’s three largest poker rooms: the Commerce Club, Hawaiian Gardens […]