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Germans Dominate Poker Masters $100K Finale, Holz Leads with Sontheimer Eyeing Purple Germans Dominate Poker Masters $100K Finale, Holz Leads with Sontheimer Eyeing Purple
Jon Sofen - September 20th, 2017

The bubble has burst in the $100,000 buy-in Poker Masters series finale, and as this global affair comes to a close, Fedor Holz is leading the way. He’s one of […]

888poker Sponsors New Season of ‘German High Roller’ Televised Cash Game

888poker Sponsors New Season of ‘German High Roller’ Televised Cash Game

Chad Holloway - September 20th, 2017

Thanks to a sponsorship by 888poker, fans across the pond will once again be treated to Europe’s biggest TV cash game. The German High Roller just kicked off its new […]

Cybersecurity Warnings at TechCrunch Should Resonate with Online Poker Sites

Cybersecurity Warnings at TechCrunch Should Resonate with Online Poker Sites

Jon Sofen - September 19th, 2017

The recent cyberattack of the WPN online poker network could be just the tip of the iceberg for threats facing online poker sites, according to several internet security experts gathered […]

Big Names with Big Stacks: Rast Leads $100K Poker Masters, Negreanu Still Alive in Purple Jacket Quest

Big Names with Big Stacks: Rast Leads $100K Poker Masters, Negreanu Still Alive in Purple Jacket Quest

Jon Sofen - September 19th, 2017

It’s been a week of exciting action at the Poker Masters, with the final tournament of the high-roller series getting underway on Monday at the Aria in Las Vegas. Like […]

Video Poker Hero Kyle Cartwright Nabs Seventh WSOP Circuit Ring at IP Biloxi

Video Poker Hero Kyle Cartwright Nabs Seventh WSOP Circuit Ring at IP Biloxi

Chad Holloway - September 19th, 2017

The 2017 World Series of Poker Circuit IP Biloxi saw 343 entrants travel to Mississippi’s southern coast and pony up the $1,675 buy-in to play the Main Event. That created […]

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In Wake of Typhoon Hato, Macau Casino Owners Collectively Donate $27 Million for Cleanup and Recovery Efforts
In Wake of Typhoon Hato, Macau Casino Owners Collectively Donate $27 Million for Cleanup and Recovery Efforts
John Reger September 4th, 2017
Typhoon Hato couldn’t keep most of Macau’s casinos down for long, as they largely rebounded quickly from the worst such storm to hit the area i...
Mayweather Tried to Bet $400K On Himself, Casino Refused His Action
Mayweather Tried to Bet $400K On Himself, Casino Refused His Action
Jon Sofen August 29th, 2017
Floyd Mayweather reportedly will earn about $300 million from boxing Conor McGregor last Saturday, but he wanted more. Prior to the fight, “Money” atte...
Lackluster July Numbers for New Jersey Poker, Live and Online
Lackluster July Numbers for New Jersey Poker, Live and Online
Jon Sofen August 21st, 2017
July was another ho-hum month for poker in New Jersey, in the face of continued upticks from both live and online casino play in the state. The latest figu...
PokerStars Makes Big Splash in Online Slots with Million-Dollar Jackpot Hits on Consecutive Days
PokerStars Makes Big Splash in Online Slots with Million-Dollar Jackpot Hits on Consecutive Days
John Reger August 18th, 2017
Two gamblers playing Millionaires Island, an online slot game offered by PokerStars Casino, hit million dollar jackpots on consecutive days, PokerStars ann...
ESports Betting Site Herosphere Launching Herocoin, New Digital Currency Hitting Market as Bitcoin Soars
ESports Betting Site Herosphere Launching Herocoin, New Digital Currency Hitting Market as Bitcoin Soars
Daniel Smyth September 4th, 2017
Herosphere, an Austrian-based eSports wagering site, is preparing to give Bitcoin and Ethereum a run for their money with a competitive gambling currency c...
In Wake of Typhoon Hato, Macau Casino Owners Collectively Donate $27 Million for Cleanup and Recovery Efforts
In Wake of Typhoon Hato, Macau Casino Owners Collectively Donate $27 Million for Cleanup and Recovery Efforts
John Reger September 4th, 2017
Typhoon Hato couldn’t keep most of Macau’s casinos down for long, as they largely rebounded quickly from the worst such storm to hit the area i...
Hot Summer for Poker in Nevada as July Table Revenues Rise
Hot Summer for Poker in Nevada as July Table Revenues Rise
Jon Sofen September 2nd, 2017
Nevada poker rooms made more money in July than Scott Blumstein did. But the 2017 WSOP champ may have had something to do with poker in the Silver State’...
Mayweather-McGregor Megafight: Who Were Real Winners and Losers?
Mayweather-McGregor Megafight: Who Were Real Winners and Losers?
John Reger August 28th, 2017
The heavily hyped battle between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor was billed as one of the biggest fights of the century, and for the most part it lived...
Aussie Senator Gives Online Poker Players Hope in Face of New Internet Gambling Ban
Aussie Senator Gives Online Poker Players Hope in Face of New Internet Gambling Ban
Daniel Smyth September 17th, 2017
Australia’s recently passed ban on online gambling began taking effect earlier this month. But online poker players were dealt a piece of potentially goo...
Pro Players in India Make Case Before Judge That Poker Is Game of Skill
Pro Players in India Make Case Before Judge That Poker Is Game of Skill
Daniel Smyth September 11th, 2017
Two poker pros from India had to defend the game on which they make a living in a case that didn’t directly involve them. Abhishek Goindi and Aditya Wadh...
Spanish Pro Dragan Kostic Headed to Prison as Court Upholds Tax-Dodging Conviction
Spanish Pro Dragan Kostic Headed to Prison as Court Upholds Tax-Dodging Conviction
Jon Sofen September 9th, 2017
Memo to poker pros: pay taxes on your winnings or suffer the consequences. Dragan Kostic, a Serbian-born player residing in Spain for the past 25 years, th...
NYC Arson Resulted From Underground Poker Rivalry with Russian Mobsters, Feds Say
NYC Arson Resulted From Underground Poker Rivalry with Russian Mobsters, Feds Say
John Reger September 8th, 2017
Four members of a Brighton Beach and Coney Island organized crime family were named for their connections to a May 2016 arson on a building that was hostin...
Germans Dominate Poker Masters $100K Finale, Holz Leads with Sontheimer Eyeing Purple
Germans Dominate Poker Masters $100K Finale, Holz Leads with Sontheimer Eyeing Purple
Jon Sofen September 20th, 2017
The bubble has burst in the $100,000 buy-in Poker Masters series finale, and as this global affair comes to a close, Fedor Holz is leading the way. He’s ...
888poker Sponsors New Season of ‘German High Roller’ Televised Cash Game
888poker Sponsors New Season of ‘German High Roller’ Televised Cash Game
Chad Holloway September 20th, 2017
Thanks to a sponsorship by 888poker, fans across the pond will once again be treated to Europe’s biggest TV cash game. The German High Roller just kicked...
Cybersecurity Warnings at TechCrunch Should Resonate with Online Poker Sites
Cybersecurity Warnings at TechCrunch Should Resonate with Online Poker Sites
Jon Sofen September 19th, 2017
The recent cyberattack of the WPN online poker network could be just the tip of the iceberg for threats facing online poker sites, according to several int...
Big Names with Big Stacks: Rast Leads $100K Poker Masters, Negreanu Still Alive in Purple Jacket Quest
Big Names with Big Stacks: Rast Leads $100K Poker Masters, Negreanu Still Alive in Purple Jacket Quest
Jon Sofen September 19th, 2017
It’s been a week of exciting action at the Poker Masters, with the final tournament of the high-roller series getting underway on Monday at the Aria in L...
Doug Polk and Fedor Holz Offer One Percent of Poker Masters Profits in Social Media Fan Grab
Doug Polk and Fedor Holz Offer One Percent of Poker Masters Profits in Social Media Fan Grab
Jon Sofen September 13th, 2017
High-rolling poker 20somethings Fedor Holz and Doug Polk are feeling generous this week. In an effort sure to grow their already sizable social media follo...
Partypoker Ladies Courts Players Through Special Tournaments, Social Media Channels
Partypoker Ladies Courts Players Through Special Tournaments, Social Media Channels
Daniel Smyth September 11th, 2017
In the 2017 World Series of Poker, only 272 women were among the 7,221 entrants in the $10,000 Main Event. Partypoker is trying to address that disparity w...
Joey Ingram Partners with ‘Live at the Bike’ for New Weekly Twitch Show
Joey Ingram Partners with ‘Live at the Bike’ for New Weekly Twitch Show
Chad Holloway September 7th, 2017
Award-winning podcaster Joey Ingram debuted a new one-hour poker show Monday on the “Live at the Bike” Twitch channel. Partnering with ‘L...
Global Poker League Continues Team Poker Expansion, Next Stop: India
Global Poker League Continues Team Poker Expansion, Next Stop: India
John Reger August 30th, 2017
The Global Poker League announced plans to enter India’s emerging poker market on Tuesday, providing details for how the league will apply its team poker...
PokerStars Alters Satellite System to Further Chagrin of Frustrated Pro Players
PokerStars Alters Satellite System to Further Chagrin of Frustrated Pro Players
Daniel Smyth September 10th, 2017
PokerStars’ drive to attract more recreational players could be set to squeeze pros once again as the Toronto-based site plans to limit the number of...
NYC Arson Resulted From Underground Poker Rivalry with Russian Mobsters, Feds Say
NYC Arson Resulted From Underground Poker Rivalry with Russian Mobsters, Feds Say
John Reger September 8th, 2017
Four members of a Brighton Beach and Coney Island organized crime family were named for their connections to a May 2016 arson on a building that was hostin...
Florida Poker Rooms Close, Tourneys Canceled as Hurricane Irma Approaches
Florida Poker Rooms Close, Tourneys Canceled as Hurricane Irma Approaches
Jon Sofen September 8th, 2017
As Hurricane Irma barrels through the Caribbean, the state of Florida is battening down its hatches in preparation for potentially catastrophic damage. Wit...
Hot Summer for Poker in Nevada as July Table Revenues Rise
Hot Summer for Poker in Nevada as July Table Revenues Rise
Jon Sofen September 2nd, 2017
Nevada poker rooms made more money in July than Scott Blumstein did. But the 2017 WSOP champ may have had something to do with poker in the Silver State’...
Germans Dominate Poker Masters $100K Finale, Holz Leads with Sontheimer Eyeing Purple
Germans Dominate Poker Masters $100K Finale, Holz Leads with Sontheimer Eyeing Purple
Jon Sofen September 20th, 2017
The bubble has burst in the $100,000 buy-in Poker Masters series finale, and as this global affair comes to a close, Fedor Holz is leading the way. He’s ...
Big Names with Big Stacks: Rast Leads $100K Poker Masters, Negreanu Still Alive in Purple Jacket Quest
Big Names with Big Stacks: Rast Leads $100K Poker Masters, Negreanu Still Alive in Purple Jacket Quest
Jon Sofen September 19th, 2017
It’s been a week of exciting action at the Poker Masters, with the final tournament of the high-roller series getting underway on Monday at the Aria in L...
Video Poker Hero Kyle Cartwright Nabs Seventh WSOP Circuit Ring at IP Biloxi
Video Poker Hero Kyle Cartwright Nabs Seventh WSOP Circuit Ring at IP Biloxi
Chad Holloway September 19th, 2017
The 2017 World Series of Poker Circuit IP Biloxi saw 343 entrants travel to Mississippi’s southern coast and pony up the $1,675 buy-in to play the Main E...
Ohio Deaf Poker Championship Brings Community Together as Specialty Tourneys Spread
Ohio Deaf Poker Championship Brings Community Together as Specialty Tourneys Spread
Daniel Smyth September 18th, 2017
A special subset of tournaments came to the attention of the greater poker community when the Toledo Blade covered the recent Ohio Deaf Poker Championship,...
Judge’s Controversial Scorecard Sullies Otherwise Amazing Golovkin-Alvarez Fight
Judge’s Controversial Scorecard Sullies Otherwise Amazing Golovkin-Alvarez Fight
John Reger September 18th, 2017
Saturday’s fight at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas between Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez was supposed to reestablish boxing’s reputation after the F...
Hoover Dam Security Called Into Question By Welshman’s Successful Drunken Swim
Hoover Dam Security Called Into Question By Welshman’s Successful Drunken Swim
John Reger September 13th, 2017
At the Hoover Dam on the Nevada/Arizona border, a Welshman who got past security went all in for a swim and miraculously lived to tell about it. But the ea...
‘Molly’s Game’ Premieres at 2017 Toronto Film Festival to Mixed Reviews
‘Molly’s Game’ Premieres at 2017 Toronto Film Festival to Mixed Reviews
John Reger September 11th, 2017
Poker princess Molly Bloom almost couldn’t attend the premiere of a new movie about her life at the 2017 Toronto Film Festival on Friday. Canada proh...
WPN CEO Suspects Competitors May Have Launched Labor Day Cyberattack against ACR
WPN CEO Suspects Competitors May Have Launched Labor Day Cyberattack against ACR
Jon Sofen September 6th, 2017
Winning Poker Network CEO Philip Nagy is attacking those who he believes attacked his poker site. The outspoken executive of one of the largest online poke...