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Poker Streaming Sensation Wins €250K in Front of a Live Audience Poker Streaming Sensation Wins €250K in Front of a Live Audience
Jon Sofen - July 29th, 2016

Live poker streaming has become quite a sensation, especially on Twitch. Some have won and lost big while streaming, but no one had a bigger live score than a Russian poker player with the eloquent screen name “SolidPenis”. Mr. SolidPenis signed up for a €25 Spin & Go on PokerStars France and took it down […]

Matt Damon “Interested” in Rounders 2 Story

Matt Damon “Interested” in Rounders 2 Story

Jon Sofen - July 29th, 2016

Matt Damon is ready and willing to reprise his Rounders’ role and it seems the two writers behind the movie are also plotting a sequel. Talking to Rich Eisen earlier this week, Damon  explained that he still holds a soft spot for Rounders and he’d be interested in seeing how his character, Mike McDermott, would […]

WPN Promises Pokerbot Crackdown

WPN Promises Pokerbot Crackdown

Philip Conneller - July 28th, 2016

The Winning Poker Network (WPN) has declared war on bots. Speaking on TwitchTV this week, WPN CEO Phil Nagy said that enough was enough: it was war and “there would be casualties.” WPN has been criticized for not doing enough to combat the use of bots on its network. This situation was highlighted last week […]

Poker Central Contest Gives Fans an Opportunity to Chat with Daniel Negreanu

Poker Central Contest Gives Fans an Opportunity to Chat with Daniel Negreanu

Jon Sofen - July 28th, 2016

Poker Central is giving three lucky fans an opportunity to have a phone conversation with poker legend Daniel Negreanu. The contest ends at midnight on June 27. Hopeful winners are required to use hashtag #AskThePros on Twitter to send the 24/7 poker network a question to ask Kid Poker. Three questions will be chosen and […]

Bitcoin Is Not Real Money, According To Florida Court Ruling

Bitcoin Is Not Real Money, According To Florida Court Ruling

Philip Conneller - July 27th, 2016

A judge in Miami ruled this week that Bitcoin is not “real money,” dismissing a case against a man accused of laundering $1,500-worth of the digital currency which he believed was to be used for criminal activity. Michael Espinoza transferred the Bitcoin to undercover agents posing as criminals, who said they intended to use the […]

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888 Holdings and Rank Group Look to Snag Bookmaking Giant William Hill
888 Holdings and Rank Group Look to Snag Bookmaking Giant William Hill
Philip Conneller July 26th, 2016
888 Holdings has teamed up with the Rank Group to launch a surprise bid for bookmaking giant William Hill. The two companies have chosen to strike while th...
Caesars Interactive Could be Sold to Chinese Consortium, But WSOP NOT Part of Deal
Caesars Interactive Could be Sold to Chinese Consortium, But WSOP NOT Part of Deal
Philip Conneller July 25th, 2016
Caesars Interactive Entertainment (CIE), the online gaming arm of Caesars which owns the World Series of Poker, may be sold to a Chinese consortium that in...
Trump Taj Mahal Poker Room in Atlantic City to Reopen May 13
Trump Taj Mahal Poker Room in Atlantic City to Reopen May 13
Jon Sofen May 4th, 2016
The Trump Taj Mahal poker room in Atlantic City closed its doors in February of 2015, in the midst of the casino’s bankruptcy proceedings. As of next Fri...
Larry Flynt Rumored to Want Embattled California Poker Club
Larry Flynt Rumored to Want Embattled California Poker Club
Jon Sofen April 29th, 2016
Larry Flynt already owns a popular Southern California poker room, Hustler Casino, and soon, he could have another. Hustler Casino is located in Gardena, C...
Bitcoin Is Not Real Money, According To Florida Court Ruling
Bitcoin Is Not Real Money, According To Florida Court Ruling
Philip Conneller July 27th, 2016
A judge in Miami ruled this week that Bitcoin is not “real money,” dismissing a case against a man accused of laundering $1,500-worth of the digital cu...
888 Holdings and Rank Group Look to Snag Bookmaking Giant William Hill
888 Holdings and Rank Group Look to Snag Bookmaking Giant William Hill
Philip Conneller July 26th, 2016
888 Holdings has teamed up with the Rank Group to launch a surprise bid for bookmaking giant William Hill. The two companies have chosen to strike while th...
PokerStars New Jersey Posts So-So First Quarter
PokerStars New Jersey Posts So-So First Quarter
Jon Sofen July 26th, 2016
PokerStars New Jersey has officially wrapped up its first quarter, and the results are good and bad. The world’s most popular online poker site re-entere...
Caesars Interactive Could be Sold to Chinese Consortium, But WSOP NOT Part of Deal
Caesars Interactive Could be Sold to Chinese Consortium, But WSOP NOT Part of Deal
Philip Conneller July 25th, 2016
Caesars Interactive Entertainment (CIE), the online gaming arm of Caesars which owns the World Series of Poker, may be sold to a Chinese consortium that in...
All India Gaming Federation Pushing for Legal Poker in Kerala
All India Gaming Federation Pushing for Legal Poker in Kerala
Daniel Smyth July 25th, 2016
Legal poker in Kerala, one of India’s largest regions, could soon become a reality thanks to the All India Gaming Federation (AIGF). At present, the ...
Full Tilt Poker Settlement Closes Books on Once Popular Online Poker Site
Full Tilt Poker Settlement Closes Books on Once Popular Online Poker Site
Jon Sofen July 25th, 2016
Full Tilt Poker, once a top online poker site, quietly settled on a lawsuit involving four former customers. The settlement officially brings FTP to its bi...
GOP Omits Online Gambling Ban Support from Platform as RNC Wraps Up
GOP Omits Online Gambling Ban Support from Platform as RNC Wraps Up
Philip Conneller July 22nd, 2016
The Republican National Convention (RNC) may have been packed full of talking points this week, but the most pertinent takeaway for US poker players on GOP...
Russia to Classify Bitcoin as Foreign Currency
Russia to Classify Bitcoin as Foreign Currency
Philip Conneller July 21st, 2016
Russia’s war against Bitcoin is losing steam: its antagonistic attitude toward the decentralized currency is now apparently thawing. The country has been...
Poker Streaming Sensation Wins €250K in Front of a Live Audience
Poker Streaming Sensation Wins €250K in Front of a Live Audience
Jon Sofen July 29th, 2016
Live poker streaming has become quite a sensation, especially on Twitch. Some have won and lost big while streaming, but no one had a bigger live score tha...
Matt Damon “Interested” in Rounders 2 Story
Matt Damon “Interested” in Rounders 2 Story
Jon Sofen July 29th, 2016
Matt Damon is ready and willing to reprise his Rounders’ role and it seems the two writers behind the movie are also plotting a sequel. Talking to Ri...
WPN Promises Pokerbot Crackdown
WPN Promises Pokerbot Crackdown
Philip Conneller July 28th, 2016
The Winning Poker Network (WPN) has declared war on bots. Speaking on TwitchTV this week, WPN CEO Phil Nagy said that enough was enough: it was war and “...
Poker Central Contest Gives Fans an Opportunity to Chat with Daniel Negreanu
Poker Central Contest Gives Fans an Opportunity to Chat with Daniel Negreanu
Jon Sofen July 28th, 2016
Poker Central is giving three lucky fans an opportunity to have a phone conversation with poker legend Daniel Negreanu. The contest ends at midnight on Jun...
Alex Gary Invites Players to Try his Presidential Poker Game
Alex Gary Invites Players to Try his Presidential Poker Game
Daniel Smyth July 27th, 2016
Presidential poker might often be a term used to describe the jousting between nominees for the White House’s top job, but one man has taken things t...
Leonardo DiCaprio Auctions Off Poker Night with Ed Norton
Leonardo DiCaprio Auctions Off Poker Night with Ed Norton
Daniel Smyth July 23rd, 2016
The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation recently gave poker players and enthusiasts an opportunity to sit down at the felt with two of Hollywood’s biggest s...
Become the Star of Your Own Show with 888poker’s Personalized Videos
Become the Star of Your Own Show with 888poker’s Personalized Videos
Daniel Smyth July 20th, 2016
888poker is aiming to take the idea of “poker-tainment” to the next level with the release of a new concept known as personalized videos. Annou...
Russian ISP Blocking Knocks PokerStars Out of Joint
Russian ISP Blocking Knocks PokerStars Out of Joint
Philip Conneller July 14th, 2016
A fresh wave of Russian ISP blocking left thousands of players in the country unable to access PokerStars over the weekend, as they turned instead to Russi...
Poster Confesses to Forum As Poker Bot Operator, Then Recants
Poster Confesses to Forum As Poker Bot Operator, Then Recants
Philip Conneller July 22nd, 2016
A self-confessed poker bot operator, known as a “botter,” made a surprise appearance on the 2+2 forums last weekend to announce his retirement from “...
Poker Tournaments in Las Vegas That Aren’t the World Series: Here’s Your Guide
Poker Tournaments in Las Vegas That Aren’t the World Series: Here’s Your Guide
Daniel Smyth June 13th, 2016
When it comes to poker tournaments in Las Vegas, all you usually hear about from late May till mid July is the World Series of Poker. But there are actuall...
WSOP Day Five Recap:  Rio Packed with Stars, Colossus II Shifts Into High Gear
WSOP Day Five Recap:  Rio Packed with Stars, Colossus II Shifts Into High Gear
Jon Sofen June 6th, 2016
As the numbers were tallied for the WSOP Colossus II over the weekend, it turned out this year’s event didn’t set the record for most participants,...
Aria Super High Roller Bowl Day Three Recap:  The Bubble Has Burst
Aria Super High Roller Bowl Day Three Recap:  The Bubble Has Burst
Jon Sofen June 1st, 2016
Even as the 47th annual World Series of Poker begins officially today with its Casino Employee event, the Aria Super High Roller Bowl is a day away from co...
Poker Streaming Sensation Wins €250K in Front of a Live Audience
Poker Streaming Sensation Wins €250K in Front of a Live Audience
Jon Sofen July 29th, 2016
Live poker streaming has become quite a sensation, especially on Twitch. Some have won and lost big while streaming, but no one had a bigger live score tha...
CardsChat Picks the Best and Worst of the 2016 World Series of Poker
CardsChat Picks the Best and Worst of the 2016 World Series of Poker
Jon Sofen July 21st, 2016
In the  2016 World Series of Poker, the only bracelet still up for grabs is the one for the Main Event. That will be settled on November 1. With the summ...
PokerStars Aiming to Make Poker Fun Again with All-In Software Update
PokerStars Aiming to Make Poker Fun Again with All-In Software Update
Daniel Smyth July 20th, 2016
PokerStars’ push to make poker more entertaining and accessible to casual players has taken two steps forward thanks to a couple of recent moves. In ...
2016 World Series of Poker Numbers Suggest Game Is Still Alive and Well
2016 World Series of Poker Numbers Suggest Game Is Still Alive and Well
Jon Sofen July 20th, 2016
The numbers are out on the 2016 WSOP. And the “poker is dead” naysayers will be glad to know the statistics from the 47th annual summer series suggest ...
Poster Confesses to Forum As Poker Bot Operator, Then Recants
Poster Confesses to Forum As Poker Bot Operator, Then Recants
Philip Conneller July 22nd, 2016
A self-confessed poker bot operator, known as a “botter,” made a surprise appearance on the 2+2 forums last weekend to announce his retirement from “...
Tarnished Former Full Tilt Exec Ray Bitar Gets 10 Year Irish Business Ban, and an Apparent Miracle
Tarnished Former Full Tilt Exec Ray Bitar Gets 10 Year Irish Business Ban, and an Apparent Miracle
Daniel Smyth July 18th, 2016
Ray Bitar, the former Full Tilt boss, has been banned from running a business in Ireland for ten years, according to the Office of the Director of Corporat...
Hawaiian Gardens Fined $2.8M for Lax AML Procedures
Hawaiian Gardens Fined $2.8M for Lax AML Procedures
Philip Conneller July 18th, 2016
Hawaiian Gardens, one of the major California card clubs allied with the push for online poker in the state, has been fined $2.8 million for repeated anti-...
NFL Star Corey Tindal Robbed at Gunpoint in Poker Game
NFL Star Corey Tindal Robbed at Gunpoint in Poker Game
Daniel Smyth July 17th, 2016
Corey Tindal, the Cincinnati Bengals’ rookie cornerback, was held at gunpoint and relieved of his bankroll during a poker game in Huntingdon. Tindal ...