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Maurice Hawkins Wins Ninth WSOP Circuit Ring to Tie All-Time Record Maurice Hawkins Wins Ninth WSOP Circuit Ring to Tie All-Time Record
Chad Holloway - February 23rd, 2017

This past weekend, Maurice Hawkins topped a field of 167 entrants to win the last event of the World Series of Poker Circuit Palm Beach Kennel Club (PBKC) stop. In […]

Indian Math Student Plus Poker Equals Money For College in Scotland

Indian Math Student Plus Poker Equals Money For College in Scotland

John Reger - February 22nd, 2017

While most students have their parents pay for college or apply for student loans or grants, India’s Anmol Srivats used his poker-playing skills to fund some of his tuition and […]

2017 Super High Roller Bowl Field at Aria (Almost) Finalized, $16.8M in Pot

2017 Super High Roller Bowl Field at Aria (Almost) Finalized, $16.8M in Pot

Jon Sofen - February 22nd, 2017

The 2017 Super High Roller Bowl at Aria Resort and Casino in Las Vegas is now just one player shy of filling its 56 seats. That participant in this $300,000 […]

Mike Leah Talks About Winning Same WPT Fallsview Title for Third Time in Four Years: CardsChat Exclusive Interview

Mike Leah Talks About Winning Same WPT Fallsview Title for Third Time in Four Years: CardsChat Exclusive Interview

Chad Holloway - February 22nd, 2017

For the third time in four years, Mike Leah has won the 2017 Fallsview Poker Classic World Poker Tour $1,100 No-Limit Hold’em Event, which was held in Canada just across […]

New Jersey Online Poker Player Wins $100,000 in 15 Minutes

New Jersey Online Poker Player Wins $100,000 in 15 Minutes

Jon Sofen - February 21st, 2017

A New Jersey online poker player won $100,000 in just 15 minutes on the same day his sister got engaged and his father had a successful surgery. January 29th was […]

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2017 Super High Roller Bowl Field at Aria (Almost) Finalized, $16.8M in Pot
2017 Super High Roller Bowl Field at Aria (Almost) Finalized, $16.8M in Pot
Jon Sofen February 22nd, 2017
The 2017 Super High Roller Bowl at Aria Resort and Casino in Las Vegas is now just one player shy of filling its 56 seats. That participant in this $300,00...
Cash Game Festival Enriches Slovenia with First-Ever Appearance
Cash Game Festival Enriches Slovenia with First-Ever Appearance
John Reger February 20th, 2017
If you are a poker player in Slovenia, it’s been a rough couple of years, but the country did get good news last week when officials with the Cash Game [...
Florida Bill Would Make Charity Poker Tournaments Legal
Florida Bill Would Make Charity Poker Tournaments Legal
John Reger February 15th, 2017
Florida politicians may be opening up some new channels when it comes to non-profit poker. If a bill produced on Monday in the state’s House of Represent...
Accomplished Pai Gow Poker Cheat Faces Possible 13 Misdemeanor Charges in Washington State
Accomplished Pai Gow Poker Cheat Faces Possible 13 Misdemeanor Charges in Washington State
John Reger February 13th, 2017
Another person who thought they could get one past a casino was arrested recently for allegedly switching cards during a Pai Gow poker session at several ...
Brandon Cantu Says Top Poker Pros Owe Him Money, Defends Debt to Jason Mercier
Brandon Cantu Says Top Poker Pros Owe Him Money, Defends Debt to Jason Mercier
Jon Sofen February 20th, 2017
Brandon Cantu claims he’s owed upwards of $1 million from some fellow poker players. But, unlike his rival Jason Mercier, he won’t release their names ...
Pennsylvania Poker Rooms Raking in Profits, Hungry for More
Pennsylvania Poker Rooms Raking in Profits, Hungry for More
John Reger February 19th, 2017
Profits for Pennsylvania poker rooms continue to increase and the state is anticipating even more growth with passage of a gaming bill that is making its w...
New IRS Directive Could Affect International Poker Players’ Take Home Cash
New IRS Directive Could Affect International Poker Players’ Take Home Cash
Daniel Smyth February 17th, 2017
International poker players who win money in the US may have to hand over 30 percent of their prize money to the feds, if casinos can’t figure out a ...
Zynga Poker’s 2016 Performance Jump Signals Robust Casual Market
Zynga Poker’s 2016 Performance Jump Signals Robust Casual Market
Daniel Smyth February 13th, 2017
One signal that the casual poker market is doing well was recently reported in Zynga Poker’s financial report. The company was able to perform beyond...
Brandon Steven, Kansas’ Top-Rated Tournament Poker Player, Subject of FBI Inquiry
Brandon Steven, Kansas’ Top-Rated Tournament Poker Player, Subject of FBI Inquiry
Jon Sofen February 15th, 2017
Brandon Steven, who in 2010 just missed making the World Series of Poker Main Event final table by one, is the subject of an FBI inquiry, the Wichita Eagle...
Florida Bill Would Make Charity Poker Tournaments Legal
Florida Bill Would Make Charity Poker Tournaments Legal
John Reger February 15th, 2017
Florida politicians may be opening up some new channels when it comes to non-profit poker. If a bill produced on Monday in the state’s House of Represent...
Major Hollywood Stars Rumored to Have Bet Big with Genovese Crime Family Bookie, Gossip Site Claims
Major Hollywood Stars Rumored to Have Bet Big with Genovese Crime Family Bookie, Gossip Site Claims
Jon Sofen February 14th, 2017
Numerous celebrities have allegedly been caught up in the Genovese crime family chronicles, according to Radar Online, an entertainment gossip website. Big...
Accomplished Pai Gow Poker Cheat Faces Possible 13 Misdemeanor Charges in Washington State
Accomplished Pai Gow Poker Cheat Faces Possible 13 Misdemeanor Charges in Washington State
John Reger February 13th, 2017
Another person who thought they could get one past a casino was arrested recently for allegedly switching cards during a Pai Gow poker session at several ...
Indian Math Student Plus Poker Equals Money For College in Scotland
Indian Math Student Plus Poker Equals Money For College in Scotland
John Reger February 22nd, 2017
While most students have their parents pay for college or apply for student loans or grants, India’s Anmol Srivats used his poker-playing skills to f...
2017 Super High Roller Bowl Field at Aria (Almost) Finalized, $16.8M in Pot
2017 Super High Roller Bowl Field at Aria (Almost) Finalized, $16.8M in Pot
Jon Sofen February 22nd, 2017
The 2017 Super High Roller Bowl at Aria Resort and Casino in Las Vegas is now just one player shy of filling its 56 seats. That participant in this $300,00...
New Jersey Online Poker Player Wins $100,000 in 15 Minutes
New Jersey Online Poker Player Wins $100,000 in 15 Minutes
Jon Sofen February 21st, 2017
A New Jersey online poker player won $100,000 in just 15 minutes on the same day his sister got engaged and his father had a successful surgery. January 29...
California Online Poker Bill Back for Another Push, Assemblyman Jones-Sawyer Is Sponsor
California Online Poker Bill Back for Another Push, Assemblyman Jones-Sawyer Is Sponsor
Jon Sofen February 21st, 2017
Yet another California online poker bill has been reintroduced. AB 1677, sponsored by State Assemblyman Reginald Jones-Sawyer (D-59th District), was propos...
Hostess Extraordinaire Kara Scott to Spearhead Monthly 888poker News Show
Hostess Extraordinaire Kara Scott to Spearhead Monthly 888poker News Show
Chad Holloway February 9th, 2017
Earlier this week, the second largest online poker site in the world launched 888poker News, a web show devoted to keeping players informed on all things 8...
CardsChat Running 200K Members Celebration, Freeroll Tournaments and Prizes Up for Grabs
CardsChat Running 200K Members Celebration, Freeroll Tournaments and Prizes Up for Grabs
Jon Sofen February 9th, 2017
The CardsChat poker forum is approaching its 200,000th member. To celebrate the milestone, users will have an opportunity to win money in freeroll poker to...
Chinese New Year 2017 in Las Vegas Is Critical Tourist Draw, Casinos Compete for Asian Gamblers
Chinese New Year 2017 in Las Vegas Is Critical Tourist Draw, Casinos Compete for Asian Gamblers
Daniel Smyth January 27th, 2017
It will be the Year of the Rooster when Chinese New Year kicks off on Saturday, January 28, and Las Vegas casinos hope to have plenty to crow about when [&...
Global Poker Index Makes Changes to Player of the Year Scoring System
Global Poker Index Makes Changes to Player of the Year Scoring System
Jon Sofen January 16th, 2017
The Global Poker Index is making some changes to its Player of the Year standings for 2017. These changes will be put in effect immediately. Alex Dreyfus, ...
2017 Super High Roller Bowl Field at Aria (Almost) Finalized, $16.8M in Pot
2017 Super High Roller Bowl Field at Aria (Almost) Finalized, $16.8M in Pot
Jon Sofen February 22nd, 2017
The 2017 Super High Roller Bowl at Aria Resort and Casino in Las Vegas is now just one player shy of filling its 56 seats. That participant in this $300,00...
Cash Game Festival Enriches Slovenia with First-Ever Appearance
Cash Game Festival Enriches Slovenia with First-Ever Appearance
John Reger February 20th, 2017
If you are a poker player in Slovenia, it’s been a rough couple of years, but the country did get good news last week when officials with the Cash Game [...
Pennsylvania Poker Rooms Raking in Profits, Hungry for More
Pennsylvania Poker Rooms Raking in Profits, Hungry for More
John Reger February 19th, 2017
Profits for Pennsylvania poker rooms continue to increase and the state is anticipating even more growth with passage of a gaming bill that is making its w...
Overwhelming Interest in 2017 Super High Roller Bowl Inspires Field Expansion
Overwhelming Interest in 2017 Super High Roller Bowl Inspires Field Expansion
Chad Holloway February 16th, 2017
Poker Central, in conjunction with Poker Productions and Aria Resort & Casino, have announced an expansion for the 2017 Super High Roller Bowl. Instead...
Maurice Hawkins Wins Ninth WSOP Circuit Ring to Tie All-Time Record
Maurice Hawkins Wins Ninth WSOP Circuit Ring to Tie All-Time Record
Chad Holloway February 23rd, 2017
This past weekend, Maurice Hawkins topped a field of 167 entrants to win the last event of the World Series of Poker Circuit Palm Beach Kennel Club (PBKC) ...
Indian Math Student Plus Poker Equals Money For College in Scotland
Indian Math Student Plus Poker Equals Money For College in Scotland
John Reger February 22nd, 2017
While most students have their parents pay for college or apply for student loans or grants, India’s Anmol Srivats used his poker-playing skills to f...
2017 Super High Roller Bowl Field at Aria (Almost) Finalized, $16.8M in Pot
2017 Super High Roller Bowl Field at Aria (Almost) Finalized, $16.8M in Pot
Jon Sofen February 22nd, 2017
The 2017 Super High Roller Bowl at Aria Resort and Casino in Las Vegas is now just one player shy of filling its 56 seats. That participant in this $300,00...
Mike Leah Talks About Winning Same WPT Fallsview Title for Third Time in Four Years: CardsChat Exclusive Interview
Mike Leah Talks About Winning Same WPT Fallsview Title for Third Time in Four Years: CardsChat Exclusive Interview
Chad Holloway February 22nd, 2017
For the third time in four years, Mike Leah has won the 2017 Fallsview Poker Classic World Poker Tour $1,100 No-Limit Hold’em Event, which was held in Ca...
Brandon Cantu Says Top Poker Pros Owe Him Money, Defends Debt to Jason Mercier
Brandon Cantu Says Top Poker Pros Owe Him Money, Defends Debt to Jason Mercier
Jon Sofen February 20th, 2017
Brandon Cantu claims he’s owed upwards of $1 million from some fellow poker players. But, unlike his rival Jason Mercier, he won’t release their names ...
Major Hollywood Stars Rumored to Have Bet Big with Genovese Crime Family Bookie, Gossip Site Claims
Major Hollywood Stars Rumored to Have Bet Big with Genovese Crime Family Bookie, Gossip Site Claims
Jon Sofen February 14th, 2017
Numerous celebrities have allegedly been caught up in the Genovese crime family chronicles, according to Radar Online, an entertainment gossip website. Big...
Accomplished Pai Gow Poker Cheat Faces Possible 13 Misdemeanor Charges in Washington State
Accomplished Pai Gow Poker Cheat Faces Possible 13 Misdemeanor Charges in Washington State
John Reger February 13th, 2017
Another person who thought they could get one past a casino was arrested recently for allegedly switching cards during a Pai Gow poker session at several ...
Fantasy Aces Site Busts, Leaving Players Out $1.3 Million
Fantasy Aces Site Busts, Leaving Players Out $1.3 Million
Philip Conneller February 3rd, 2017
Customers experienced a nightmare this week, when Fantasy Aces filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection, freezing accounts amid an uncertain future. The s...