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We’ll bring you all the goings on from the wonderful world of poker. You can track pro bust ups and melt downs, big wins, as well as news from the felt – both virtual and live.

Global Online Poker Market Plunges by 13 Percent

Global Online Poker Market Plunges by 13 Percent

Philip Conneller - July 26th, 2014

The global online poker market is down 13 percent from this time last year, according to the latest traffic report from industry observers PokerScout.com. In an assessment that will make for uneasy reading for the industry, PokerScout noted that online poker’s expected bounce back following the World Cup has failed to materialize, and actually fell […]

Charity Poker Suppliers Fall Foul of Michigan Gaming Law

Charity Poker Suppliers Fall Foul of Michigan Gaming Law

Philip Conneller - July 25th, 2014

The Michigan Gaming Control Board has been sniffing out fishy phenomena in the nefarious, twilight world of charity poker tournaments recently. For those of you who believe that such events do good things for good causes while promoting fun and sociable poker in a positive way, prepare to be shocked. Actually, we’re kidding: the vast […]

Card Player Offers Chance to Win Bike Seat

Card Player Offers Chance to Win Bike Seat

Sean Gibson - July 25th, 2014

Online poker is a great opportunity for players to get their fix. It’s a good thing too, because not everyone is able to travel the country and play in live tournaments for a shot at glory and major cash prizes. Players no doubt also hope to catch some of the ripples from the Moneymaker effect […]

PokerStars Grapples with FPP Satellite Dilemma

PokerStars Grapples with FPP Satellite Dilemma

Jennifer Newell - July 24th, 2014

Poker players are known for being averse to change unless it benefits them directly. So when PokerStars decided to change its Frequent Player Points (FPPs) policy regarding tournament satellites, players were not shy about expressing their dismay. In addition, the implementation of the new system that kept players from unregistering from an event entered with FPPs […]

Not at WSOP 2014: Viktor Blom Among Big Winners

Not at WSOP 2014: Viktor Blom Among Big Winners

Jennifer Newell - July 23rd, 2014

When the World Series of Poker is in Las Vegas, poker players from around the world travel to Nevada to participate. Without access to global online poker sites from the US, companies like PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker see a decline in tournament registration numbers and cash game players during that time. This year, various […]

WPT Alpha8 Prepares for First Season 2 Stops

WPT Alpha8 Prepares for First Season 2 Stops

Jennifer Newell - July 23rd, 2014

Just as the World Poker Tour wrapped its very successful inaugural WPT500 tournament at the Aria in Las Vegas, it put forth an announcement about its Alpha8 series for the super high roller crowd. Executives called the first season of WPT Alpha8 a success. With buy-ins of $100,000 (and even £100,000 in London) for each […]

California Card Rooms Declare Online Poker Voice

California Card Rooms Declare Online Poker Voice

Jennifer Newell - July 22nd, 2014

Quite a few entities have been vocal in the fight to legalize online poker in California. Many of the larger tribes, especially, have had a hand in creating and wording the two online poker bills that are currently pending in the state legislature. The only card rooms that have been a part of the discussion […]

Latin American Poker Tour Kicks Off This Week in Panama

Latin American Poker Tour Kicks Off This Week in Panama

Sean Gibson - July 21st, 2014

The Latin American Poker Tour (LAPT) is extremely popular with players that like to follow various poker tours; after all, the locales offer not just the chance to win some poker, but also the opportunity to visit some beautiful countries. On July 23, the region will once again see the LAPT visit, with the fourth […]

Black Friday Bribery Alleged in Two Utah AG Arrests

Black Friday Bribery Alleged in Two Utah AG Arrests

Philip Conneller - July 20th, 2014

Two former Utah attorneys general have been arrested by the FBI on 21 counts of corruption, some of which relate to the payment processing company at the heart of the Black Friday indictments. Ex Utah AGs John Swallow and Mark Shurtleff are accused, among other charges, of receiving or soliciting bribes, tampering with evidence and […]

An In-Depth Look: the WSOP 2014 November Nine

An In-Depth Look: the WSOP 2014 November Nine

Jennifer Newell - July 19th, 2014

Yes, it’s over, but even as this year’s World Series of Poker November Nine are counting their winnings, they’re also going to be spending the next few months getting their game into top form for the big money ahead. CardsChat reporter Jennifer Newell takes an in-depth look at who they are, what they’ve done, and […]

Amateur vs. Pro: Who Ruled the World Series of Poker?

Amateur vs. Pro: Who Ruled the World Series of Poker?

Sean Gibson - July 18th, 2014

With the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event now wrapped up, Sean Gibson takes a look at who won and what is happening in the post-Moneymaker amateur vs. pro event cash outlook, more than 10 years later. Come back tomorrow when we take an in-depth look at each of the November Nine players and […]