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Social Poker Apps Forced to Fold Ahead of Chinese Ban Social Poker Apps Forced to Fold Ahead of Chinese Ban
Daniel Smyth - April 23rd, 2018

Social poker apps could soon become illegal in China after rumors surfaced that the government is looking to implement a ban on the free play platforms. Although the government has […]

Cold Winter Sees Record Numbers for New Jersey Online Gambling with Little Help from Poker

Cold Winter Sees Record Numbers for New Jersey Online Gambling with Little Help from Poker

Jon Sofen - April 23rd, 2018

New Jersey’s online gambling industry is thriving after a record-setting month of March saw the state’s five virtual casinos generate $25.6 million in revenue, partially the result of unseasonably cold […]

Stars Group to Expand Its Non-Poker Reach by Acquiring Sky Bet for $4.7 Billion

Stars Group to Expand Its Non-Poker Reach by Acquiring Sky Bet for $4.7 Billion

Daniel Smyth - April 23rd, 2018

PokerStars’ parent company The Stars Group is set to buy British betting operator Sky Bet and its sister sites for a reported $4.7 billion. Insiders speaking to the UK’s leading […]

Dallas Maverick Seth Curry Scoops Insane Pot on ‘Live at the Bike’

Dallas Maverick Seth Curry Scoops Insane Pot on ‘Live at the Bike’

Jon Sofen - April 23rd, 2018

The Dallas Mavericks failed to make the NBA Playoffs this year, so guard Seth Curry, the injured brother of Golden State Warriors sharpshooter Steph Curry, has been getting his action […]

Rens Feenstra Denies Ema Zajmovic Her Second World Poker Tour Title, Wins WPT Amsterdam for €156K

Rens Feenstra Denies Ema Zajmovic Her Second World Poker Tour Title, Wins WPT Amsterdam for €156K

Chad Holloway - April 22nd, 2018

At the final table of the WPT Amsterdam main event, all eyes were on Ema Zajmovic, who was looking to win her second World Poker Tour title. If you recall, […]

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Poker Central to Open Studio on Las Vegas Strip, Fans Can Watch High Stakes Events, ESports Live
Poker Central to Open Studio on Las Vegas Strip, Fans Can Watch High Stakes Events, ESports Live
Jon Sofen April 10th, 2018
Poker Central will soon have its own 10,000-square-foot broadcast studio where up to 300 fans can watch live PokerGo subscription events, as well as esport...
Retired NFL Rusher Clinton Portis Agrees to Pay Back Borgata $190K Gambling Debt
Retired NFL Rusher Clinton Portis Agrees to Pay Back Borgata $190K Gambling Debt
Jon Sofen April 7th, 2018
A former all-pro running back can’t run from a gambling debt. After more than seven years of legal wrangling, NFL star Clinton Portis has agreed to a pay...
Richard Branson Buys Las Vegas Hard Rock, Bringing Virgin Hotels to Sin City
Richard Branson Buys Las Vegas Hard Rock, Bringing Virgin Hotels to Sin City
Daniel Smyth April 2nd, 2018
Richard Branson and his Virgin brand are set to take up residence in Las Vegas after the British billionaire announced his takeover of the Hard Rock Hotel ...
Card Maker Gemaco Found Liable in $10.1 Million Phil Ivey-Borgata Case, for $27
Card Maker Gemaco Found Liable in $10.1 Million Phil Ivey-Borgata Case, for $27
Jon Sofen March 30th, 2018
The maker of the cards Phil Ivey used to help win $10 million in a series of baccarat sessions in 2012 at Borgata in Atlantic City is only liable for [&hel...
Stars Group to Expand Its Non-Poker Reach by Acquiring Sky Bet for $4.7 Billion
Stars Group to Expand Its Non-Poker Reach by Acquiring Sky Bet for $4.7 Billion
Daniel Smyth April 23rd, 2018
PokerStars’ parent company The Stars Group is set to buy British betting operator Sky Bet and its sister sites for a reported $4.7 billion. Insiders spea...
Leon Tsoukernik Files Amended Countersuit Against Matt Kirk Alleging Conspiracy with Aria to Suck Whales Dry
Leon Tsoukernik Files Amended Countersuit Against Matt Kirk Alleging Conspiracy with Aria to Suck Whales Dry
Jon Sofen April 17th, 2018
Instead of paying Aussie Matt Kirk back the $3 million he borrowed during a 2017 late-night poker session at Aria in Las Vegas, King’s Casino owner Leon ...
Amaya Inc Founder David Baazov Again Attempts to Have Insider Trading Case Dismissed
Amaya Inc Founder David Baazov Again Attempts to Have Insider Trading Case Dismissed
Jon Sofen April 17th, 2018
A Canadian court has again temporarily delayed the trial of David Baazov, the former CEO of Amaya Inc., now The Stars Group, while the judge considers defe...
Playtech Makes Billion Dollar Bid for Italy’s Largest Gaming Company
Playtech Makes Billion Dollar Bid for Italy’s Largest Gaming Company
Daniel Smyth April 15th, 2018
British firm Playtech has agreed to a deal with Italy’s largest gaming company in a bid to offset recent losses and increase its presence in regulated ma...
Amaya Inc Founder David Baazov Again Attempts to Have Insider Trading Case Dismissed
Amaya Inc Founder David Baazov Again Attempts to Have Insider Trading Case Dismissed
Jon Sofen April 17th, 2018
A Canadian court has again temporarily delayed the trial of David Baazov, the former CEO of Amaya Inc., now The Stars Group, while the judge considers defe...
Interstate Online Poker Liquidity Sharing Set to Become Reality for Caesars Sites in May
Interstate Online Poker Liquidity Sharing Set to Become Reality for Caesars Sites in May
Daniel Smyth April 16th, 2018
Caesars Interactive Entertainment is ready to begin player pool sharing across online poker sites in different states, with May 1 set as a target launch da...
Erik Seidel and John Juanda Sue Ali Fazeli Over Super Bowl Ticket Scam
Erik Seidel and John Juanda Sue Ali Fazeli Over Super Bowl Ticket Scam
Jon Sofen April 14th, 2018
Erik Seidel and John Juanda have filed lawsuits against fellow poker player Ali Fazeli, who is accused of running a multimillion-dollar sports ticket scam....
Four More Washington State Play Money Sites Slapped with Class Action Suits, Following Big Fish Casino Appellate Court Decision
Four More Washington State Play Money Sites Slapped with Class Action Suits, Following Big Fish Casino Appellate Court Decision
Jon Sofen April 11th, 2018
In Washington State, class action lawsuits have been filed against four social gaming sites in which the operators are alleged to have violated state law b...
Social Poker Apps Forced to Fold Ahead of Chinese Ban
Social Poker Apps Forced to Fold Ahead of Chinese Ban
Daniel Smyth April 23rd, 2018
Social poker apps could soon become illegal in China after rumors surfaced that the government is looking to implement a ban on the free play platforms. Al...
Cold Winter Sees Record Numbers for New Jersey Online Gambling with Little Help from Poker
Cold Winter Sees Record Numbers for New Jersey Online Gambling with Little Help from Poker
Jon Sofen April 23rd, 2018
New Jersey’s online gambling industry is thriving after a record-setting month of March saw the state’s five virtual casinos generate $25.6 million...
Stars Group to Expand Its Non-Poker Reach by Acquiring Sky Bet for $4.7 Billion
Stars Group to Expand Its Non-Poker Reach by Acquiring Sky Bet for $4.7 Billion
Daniel Smyth April 23rd, 2018
PokerStars’ parent company The Stars Group is set to buy British betting operator Sky Bet and its sister sites for a reported $4.7 billion. Insiders spea...
Dallas Maverick Seth Curry Scoops Insane Pot on ‘Live at the Bike’
Dallas Maverick Seth Curry Scoops Insane Pot on ‘Live at the Bike’
Jon Sofen April 23rd, 2018
The Dallas Mavericks failed to make the NBA Playoffs this year, so guard Seth Curry, the injured brother of Golden State Warriors sharpshooter Steph Curry,...
Phil Galfond Says He’s Finally Ready to Launch His ‘Run It Once’ Real-Money Online Poker Site
Phil Galfond Says He’s Finally Ready to Launch His ‘Run It Once’ Real-Money Online Poker Site
Jon Sofen April 20th, 2018
Phil Galfond, an online poker legend who used to crush the high-stakes PLO cash games on Full Tilt, is months away from launching his own poker site. The p...
World Poker Tour Season XVI Debuts April 29 for 10th Year of WPT on Fox Sports
World Poker Tour Season XVI Debuts April 29 for 10th Year of WPT on Fox Sports
Chad Holloway April 20th, 2018
Season XVI of the World Poker Tour is almost in the books, but all the action—27 episodes from nine different tournaments – was recorded and will be te...
Canadian Pro Pascal Lefrancois Scores $2M Victory at Partypoker Millions Grand Final in Barcelona
Canadian Pro Pascal Lefrancois Scores $2M Victory at Partypoker Millions Grand Final in Barcelona
Chad Holloway April 18th, 2018
The Partypoker Live Millions Grand Final Barcelona proved to be one of the biggest poker festivals of the year thus far. It was chock full of big-name play...
Max Young Crushes MSPT Golden Gates Final Table in Record Time to Win $98K
Max Young Crushes MSPT Golden Gates Final Table in Record Time to Win $98K
Chad Holloway April 17th, 2018
On the Mid-States Poker Tour, it’s common for final tables to last four hours or more. This weekend, 33-year-old Max Young set a record by conquering the...
Cricket Star Chris Gayle to Rep India’s Deltin Poker Tournament
Cricket Star Chris Gayle to Rep India’s Deltin Poker Tournament
Daniel Smyth April 21st, 2018
International cricket star Chris Gayle has become the latest famous face to join the rapidly expanding poker scene in India. According to a press release ...
Heartland Poker Tour Faces Backlash Over Westgate Las Vegas Main Event Buy-In Scandal
Heartland Poker Tour Faces Backlash Over Westgate Las Vegas Main Event Buy-In Scandal
Jon Sofen April 9th, 2018
The Heartland Poker Tour’s reputation within the poker community took a hit this weekend after someone within the organization or the host casino allowed...
Las Vegas Poker Revenue Up, with February Cash Games Raking $8.1 Million
Las Vegas Poker Revenue Up, with February Cash Games Raking $8.1 Million
Jon Sofen April 2nd, 2018
The poker boom may be behind us, but Las Vegas remains a popular place to play cards. During the month of February, Sin City’s poker rooms raked in $8.11...
CardsChat Exclusive: FreeRolls Poker Club Addresses Legality of Upcoming WPT DeepStacks Houston
CardsChat Exclusive: FreeRolls Poker Club Addresses Legality of Upcoming WPT DeepStacks Houston
Chad Holloway March 23rd, 2018
Last week, the WPT DeepStacks announced five additional stops on their Season 5 schedule. One was in Houston, which seemed something of a head-scratcher, a...
Rens Feenstra Denies Ema Zajmovic Her Second World Poker Tour Title, Wins WPT Amsterdam for €156K
Rens Feenstra Denies Ema Zajmovic Her Second World Poker Tour Title, Wins WPT Amsterdam for €156K
Chad Holloway April 22nd, 2018
At the final table of the WPT Amsterdam main event, all eyes were on Ema Zajmovic, who was looking to win her second World Poker Tour title. If you recall,...
Cricket Star Chris Gayle to Rep India’s Deltin Poker Tournament
Cricket Star Chris Gayle to Rep India’s Deltin Poker Tournament
Daniel Smyth April 21st, 2018
International cricket star Chris Gayle has become the latest famous face to join the rapidly expanding poker scene in India. According to a press release ...
World Poker Tour Season XVI Debuts April 29 for 10th Year of WPT on Fox Sports
World Poker Tour Season XVI Debuts April 29 for 10th Year of WPT on Fox Sports
Chad Holloway April 20th, 2018
Season XVI of the World Poker Tour is almost in the books, but all the action—27 episodes from nine different tournaments – was recorded and will be te...
Scott Margereson Outslugs Faraz Jaka for WPT Poker Showdown Championship, $696K
Scott Margereson Outslugs Faraz Jaka for WPT Poker Showdown Championship, $696K
Chad Holloway April 19th, 2018
South Florida’s Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino wrapped its latest 22-event festival in the early morning hours of Thursday. The stop, which saw 17...
Liv Boeree Endorses Annie Duke’s New Book as Poker Twitter Groans
Liv Boeree Endorses Annie Duke’s New Book as Poker Twitter Groans
Jon Sofen April 18th, 2018
PokerStars Team Pro Liv Boeree gave a ringing endorsement to Annie Duke’s new book, “Thinking in Bets,” and received a heavy dose of “wtf” from ...
Amaya Inc Founder David Baazov Again Attempts to Have Insider Trading Case Dismissed
Amaya Inc Founder David Baazov Again Attempts to Have Insider Trading Case Dismissed
Jon Sofen April 17th, 2018
A Canadian court has again temporarily delayed the trial of David Baazov, the former CEO of Amaya Inc., now The Stars Group, while the judge considers defe...
Erik Seidel and John Juanda Sue Ali Fazeli Over Super Bowl Ticket Scam
Erik Seidel and John Juanda Sue Ali Fazeli Over Super Bowl Ticket Scam
Jon Sofen April 14th, 2018
Erik Seidel and John Juanda have filed lawsuits against fellow poker player Ali Fazeli, who is accused of running a multimillion-dollar sports ticket scam....
Heartland Poker Tour Faces Backlash Over Westgate Las Vegas Main Event Buy-In Scandal
Heartland Poker Tour Faces Backlash Over Westgate Las Vegas Main Event Buy-In Scandal
Jon Sofen April 9th, 2018
The Heartland Poker Tour’s reputation within the poker community took a hit this weekend after someone within the organization or the host casino allowed...