Scandals

Wondering who is doing who, or doing what to whom? Our news brings you the latest scandals from the gambling world – whether its cheating, prostitution or just plain playing dirty.

Ted Forrest, Mike Matusow Twitter Wrestle Over Prop Bet

Ted Forrest, Mike Matusow Twitter Wrestle Over Prop Bet

Ed Scimia - September 19th, 2014

Ted Forrest, Mike Matusow and some other well-known pros are finalists for the 2014 class of the Poker Hall of Fame. Forrest and Matusow, both successful poker players with plenty of television exposure, are of course popular among serious poker players and casual fans alike. But they might be best known for their roles in […]

Lock Poker Traffic Up, Even After Warnings of Insolvency

Lock Poker Traffic Up, Even After Warnings of Insolvency

Philip Conneller - September 13th, 2014

Lock Poker’s cash game traffic rose 14 percent over the past month, according to industry observer PokerScout.com, despite warnings that the increasingly mistrusted site should be avoided. While the regulated American markets seem to be slowly recovering from a summer slump, the offshore market appears to be enjoying a mini-resurgence too, which could be concerning […]

Scott Seiver Takes Third at SHRPO Amid Controversy

Scott Seiver Takes Third at SHRPO Amid Controversy

Philip Conneller - September 5th, 2014

Scott Seiver came in third at the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open (SHRPO) Super High Roller event, pocketing $50k in the process, despite having spent a large part of the final table arguing that third place should pay nothing. A spat broke out between Seiver and tournament officials following confusion surrounding the payout structure of […]

Olivier Busquet Responds to EPT T-Shirt Debate

Olivier Busquet Responds to EPT T-Shirt Debate

Philip Conneller - August 29th, 2014

Poker pro Olivier Busquet has responded to the maelstrom of contention caused by his and Daniel Colman’s decision to wear T-shirts emblazoned with the slogans “Free Palestine” and “Save Gaza” at the EPT Super High Roller Event in Barcelona last week. The T-shirts sparked an extensive debate regarding appropriate behavior at the poker table and […]

PokerStars Takes Stand on Clothing for Televised Events

PokerStars Takes Stand on Clothing for Televised Events

Jennifer Newell - August 27th, 2014

PokerStars plans to refuse entry to poker players displaying political statements on their clothing in future live tournaments that are taped for television. The new policy is a result of complaints on social media regarding Olivier Busquet and Daniel Colman, who wore controversial T-shirts as they finished first and second in the EPT Super High […]

PayPal Eyeing US Online Gambling Market

PayPal Eyeing US Online Gambling Market

Sean Gibson - August 18th, 2014

PayPal might be coming back to the United States, if certain industry reports are to be believed. As most know, PayPal is a trusted brand across the world as one of the largest Internet payment processors. Those who spend their time making purchases on the net, transferring money, or just managing their funds, understand that […]

Newsweek Attacks Online Poker, While Industry Cries Foul

Newsweek Attacks Online Poker, While Industry Cries Foul

Philip Conneller - August 17th, 2014

The poker industry was left reeling following the publication of a Newsweek article that attacks online gambling, and specifically online poker, in a manner which commentators say is biased, alarmist and disingenuous. Splashed across the front cover of the latest cover is a sad-faced young boy holding up a tablet displaying a poker hand, inconsolable […]

“Gutshot Straight” Features Steven Seagal in New Poker Film

“Gutshot Straight” Features Steven Seagal in New Poker Film

Sean Gibson - August 16th, 2014

“Gutshot Straight” is Hollywood’s next bold attempt at making a movie focused on the game of poker, this time with Steven Seagal as a headliner. As one of the biggest money makers in the world, the film industry churns out hundreds of new movies a year. The stampede of sequels and reboots are often uninspired, […]

Phil Ivey Accomplice Sues Foxwoods for Over $3 Million

Phil Ivey Accomplice Sues Foxwoods for Over $3 Million

Philip Conneller - August 13th, 2014

Phil Ivey’s edge-sorting accomplice Cheng Yin Sun is one of three gamblers now suing Foxwoods Casino Resort for over $3 million in withheld winnings. Sun is  the woman who was named as Phil Ivey’s accomplice in the now-infamous Borgata alleged “edge-sorting” cheating case. While there’s no mention of Ivey in the case filed against Foxwoods, […]

Disgruntled Everleaf Players Plan Protest in Malta

Disgruntled Everleaf Players Plan Protest in Malta

Philip Conneller - August 10th, 2014

Everleaf Poker Network still has some ‘splainin’ to do; now that it seems that the majority of players who fell foul of the Full Tilt Black Friday fiasco are finally getting their money back, spare a thought for the forgotten victims of the Everleaf scandal. While the Everleaf Poker Network operated on a much smaller […]

Crown Escorts Tasmanian Ex Premier from Poker Table

Crown Escorts Tasmanian Ex Premier from Poker Table

Philip Conneller - August 8th, 2014

It was probably not the finest moment of the former Premier of Tasmania Paul Lennon’s career when he was hurled out of the Crown Casino in Melbourne earlier this week after becoming “tired and emotional” at a poker game. According to witnesses, the Australian Labor Party politician became enraged when a woman apparently “touched his […]