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Travell Thomas Fight to Clear Name of Criminal Fraud Charges Continues Travell Thomas Fight to Clear Name of Criminal Fraud Charges Continues
Chad Holloway - August 29th, 2016

Poker player Travell Thomas’ legal woes, which include facing criminal charges of fraud while claiming his prosecution by US Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara is “racially motivated,” continue. But Travell and his legal team are fighting back, refusing to back off his claim of innocence, and of having been targeted […]

MSPT Fall Preview: Ho-Chunk and Michigan State Poker Championship Among Upcoming Events

MSPT Fall Preview: Ho-Chunk and Michigan State Poker Championship Among Upcoming Events

Chad Holloway - August 28th, 2016

The Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT), for many in the Midwest (and even beyond), it’s a “must play” event series. Each season runs a calendar year, and some notable stops are coming up in September and October, which, hard as it is to believe with temps still in the triple digits in some parts of the […]

Matt Alexander, MSPT Pro and the Face of Minnesota Poker: CardsChat Exclusive Interview

Matt Alexander, MSPT Pro and the Face of Minnesota Poker: CardsChat Exclusive Interview

Chad Holloway - August 27th, 2016

Here’s a pop quiz for you: who has cashed for the most money playing tournament poker in Minnesota casinos? That would be poker pro Matt Alexander, who you may also know as the commentator on the Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) live streams. He’s also part of a triumvirate of MSPT Pros and is “The Face […]

Playtech Gaming Revenues Rise, Shareholders to Reap Rewards

Playtech Gaming Revenues Rise, Shareholders to Reap Rewards

Jon Sofen - August 26th, 2016

Playtech, the world’s largest online gambling software company, continues to become more profitable. During the first half of 2016, the business raked in nearly $379 million. That’s an increase of approximately 18 percent, compared to the same time period a year ago. Shareholders will be the ones reaping the rewards of this sizable monetary influx. […]

Pennsylvania Poker Rooms Hold Steady on Revenues, Online Poker Still Teetering

Pennsylvania Poker Rooms Hold Steady on Revenues, Online Poker Still Teetering

Jon Sofen - August 26th, 2016

We have some good and bad news about Pennsylvania poker rooms. The good news is the 10 poker rooms in the state didn’t see a decline in revenue during the month of July compared to the same month in 2016. The bad news is there wasn’t an increase, either. In both years, July poker revenue […]

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MSPT Fall Preview: Ho-Chunk and Michigan State Poker Championship Among Upcoming Events
MSPT Fall Preview: Ho-Chunk and Michigan State Poker Championship Among Upcoming Events
Chad Holloway August 28th, 2016
The Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT), for many in the Midwest (and even beyond), it’s a “must play” event series. Each season runs a calendar...
Pennsylvania Poker Rooms Hold Steady on Revenues, Online Poker Still Teetering
Pennsylvania Poker Rooms Hold Steady on Revenues, Online Poker Still Teetering
Jon Sofen August 26th, 2016
We have some good and bad news about Pennsylvania poker rooms. The good news is the 10 poker rooms in the state didn’t see a decline in revenue during th...
New Jersey Poker Industry Rakes in $5 Million in July, Land Games Still Rule
New Jersey Poker Industry Rakes in $5 Million in July, Land Games Still Rule
Jon Sofen August 16th, 2016
The New Jersey poker industry raked in $5 million during the month of July. Brick-and-mortar games accounted for 60 percent of that money, and the online p...
Trump Taj Mahal Closure Will Further Shrink Atlantic City’s Once-Thriving Live Poker Scene
Trump Taj Mahal Closure Will Further Shrink Atlantic City’s Once-Thriving Live Poker Scene
Philip Conneller August 8th, 2016
The Trump Taj Mahal is expected to close on September 4th, and with it the newly refurbished poker room, which will further constrict an already shrinkin...
Playtech Gaming Revenues Rise, Shareholders to Reap Rewards
Playtech Gaming Revenues Rise, Shareholders to Reap Rewards
Jon Sofen August 26th, 2016
Playtech, the world’s largest online gambling software company, continues to become more profitable. During the first half of 2016, the business raked in...
Tony G Poker and Casino Site Adds Bitcoin Transaction Option, Jurisdictions Becoming More Accepting of Currency
Tony G Poker and Casino Site Adds Bitcoin Transaction Option, Jurisdictions Becoming More Accepting of Currency
Daniel Smyth August 25th, 2016
Lithuanian-Australian businessman and ever-quirky poker pro Tony G, whose real name is Antanas Guoga, has added a Bitcoin transaction option to his poker,...
New Jersey Poker Industry Rakes in $5 Million in July, Land Games Still Rule
New Jersey Poker Industry Rakes in $5 Million in July, Land Games Still Rule
Jon Sofen August 16th, 2016
The New Jersey poker industry raked in $5 million during the month of July. Brick-and-mortar games accounted for 60 percent of that money, and the online p...
Trump Taj Mahal Closure Will Further Shrink Atlantic City’s Once-Thriving Live Poker Scene
Trump Taj Mahal Closure Will Further Shrink Atlantic City’s Once-Thriving Live Poker Scene
Philip Conneller August 8th, 2016
The Trump Taj Mahal is expected to close on September 4th, and with it the newly refurbished poker room, which will further constrict an already shrinkin...
Travell Thomas Fight to Clear Name of Criminal Fraud Charges Continues
Travell Thomas Fight to Clear Name of Criminal Fraud Charges Continues
Chad Holloway August 29th, 2016
Poker player Travell Thomas’ legal woes, which include facing criminal charges of fraud while claiming his prosecution by US Attorney for the Souther...
California Online Poker Push for 2016 Goes Out with a Whimper
California Online Poker Push for 2016 Goes Out with a Whimper
Philip Conneller August 24th, 2016
A California online poker bill, AB 2863, appears to be dead for the year. With just one week to go till the end of the  Golden State’s legislative sessi...
Poker Player Travell Thomas, Facing Fraud Charges, Claims Bias in Court
Poker Player Travell Thomas, Facing Fraud Charges, Claims Bias in Court
Jon Sofen August 23rd, 2016
New York poker player Travell Thomas, facing charges of fraud, has claimed he was targeted for being an African-American. Thomas sought to depose legendary...
Portland Meadows Poker Room Reportedly Operating Illegally
Portland Meadows Poker Room Reportedly Operating Illegally
Jon Sofen August 20th, 2016
Portland Meadows Poker Room is not only operating illegally. It is doing so openly, without regard for consequences, according to an investigative report f...
Travell Thomas Fight to Clear Name of Criminal Fraud Charges Continues
Travell Thomas Fight to Clear Name of Criminal Fraud Charges Continues
Chad Holloway August 29th, 2016
Poker player Travell Thomas’ legal woes, which include facing criminal charges of fraud while claiming his prosecution by US Attorney for the Souther...
MSPT Fall Preview: Ho-Chunk and Michigan State Poker Championship Among Upcoming Events
MSPT Fall Preview: Ho-Chunk and Michigan State Poker Championship Among Upcoming Events
Chad Holloway August 28th, 2016
The Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT), for many in the Midwest (and even beyond), it’s a “must play” event series. Each season runs a calendar...
Matt Alexander, MSPT Pro and the Face of Minnesota Poker: CardsChat Exclusive Interview
Matt Alexander, MSPT Pro and the Face of Minnesota Poker: CardsChat Exclusive Interview
Chad Holloway August 27th, 2016
Here’s a pop quiz for you: who has cashed for the most money playing tournament poker in Minnesota casinos? That would be poker pro Matt Alexander, w...
Playtech Gaming Revenues Rise, Shareholders to Reap Rewards
Playtech Gaming Revenues Rise, Shareholders to Reap Rewards
Jon Sofen August 26th, 2016
Playtech, the world’s largest online gambling software company, continues to become more profitable. During the first half of 2016, the business raked in...
Asian Poker League Adopts Western Culture with Rappers and Models to Kick Off Series in China
Asian Poker League Adopts Western Culture with Rappers and Models to Kick Off Series in China
Daniel Smyth August 12th, 2016
The Asian Poker League’s (APL) inaugural event in Beijing, China kicks off on August 12 with a party that could rival anything an Ibiza club scene co...
David Williams Saves Team’s Bacon in Latest Episode of MasterChef
David Williams Saves Team’s Bacon in Latest Episode of MasterChef
Daniel Smyth August 7th, 2016
Poker pro David Williams moved another step closer to winning the MasterChef title recently after cooking up a storm for Gordon Ramsey. Williams announced ...
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...
MSPT Fall Preview: Ho-Chunk and Michigan State Poker Championship Among Upcoming Events
MSPT Fall Preview: Ho-Chunk and Michigan State Poker Championship Among Upcoming Events
Chad Holloway August 28th, 2016
The Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT), for many in the Midwest (and even beyond), it’s a “must play” event series. Each season runs a calendar...
Pennsylvania Poker Rooms Hold Steady on Revenues, Online Poker Still Teetering
Pennsylvania Poker Rooms Hold Steady on Revenues, Online Poker Still Teetering
Jon Sofen August 26th, 2016
We have some good and bad news about Pennsylvania poker rooms. The good news is the 10 poker rooms in the state didn’t see a decline in revenue during th...
New Jersey Poker Industry Rakes in $5 Million in July, Land Games Still Rule
New Jersey Poker Industry Rakes in $5 Million in July, Land Games Still Rule
Jon Sofen August 16th, 2016
The New Jersey poker industry raked in $5 million during the month of July. Brick-and-mortar games accounted for 60 percent of that money, and the online p...
Nevada Poker Rooms Make Big Money Comeback as June Revenues Surge Once More
Nevada Poker Rooms Make Big Money Comeback as June Revenues Surge Once More
Jon Sofen August 2nd, 2016
The Nevada poker industry had a strong month in its busiest month of the year: June. In total, the 65 poker rooms in the Silver State combined to generate ...
MSPT Fall Preview: Ho-Chunk and Michigan State Poker Championship Among Upcoming Events
MSPT Fall Preview: Ho-Chunk and Michigan State Poker Championship Among Upcoming Events
Chad Holloway August 28th, 2016
The Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT), for many in the Midwest (and even beyond), it’s a “must play” event series. Each season runs a calendar...
Matt Alexander, MSPT Pro and the Face of Minnesota Poker: CardsChat Exclusive Interview
Matt Alexander, MSPT Pro and the Face of Minnesota Poker: CardsChat Exclusive Interview
Chad Holloway August 27th, 2016
Here’s a pop quiz for you: who has cashed for the most money playing tournament poker in Minnesota casinos? That would be poker pro Matt Alexander, w...
ESPN Announces Complete WSOP 2016 Television Schedule, Coverage Begins September 6
ESPN Announces Complete WSOP 2016 Television Schedule, Coverage Begins September 6
Jon Sofen August 25th, 2016
ESPN, the self-proclaimed “worldwide leader in sports”, has finally announced its complete 2016 World Series of Poker (WSOP) television schedule. The c...
World Poker Tour Has Full Slate of Events Upcoming, Including WPT Legends of Poker
World Poker Tour Has Full Slate of Events Upcoming, Including WPT Legends of Poker
Jon Sofen August 24th, 2016
The World Poker Tour has a plethora of events on the horizon this coming month, starting with the WPT National in Montreal, Quebec. At the start of Wednesd...
Travell Thomas Fight to Clear Name of Criminal Fraud Charges Continues
Travell Thomas Fight to Clear Name of Criminal Fraud Charges Continues
Chad Holloway August 29th, 2016
Poker player Travell Thomas’ legal woes, which include facing criminal charges of fraud while claiming his prosecution by US Attorney for the Souther...
Poker Player Travell Thomas, Facing Fraud Charges, Claims Bias in Court
Poker Player Travell Thomas, Facing Fraud Charges, Claims Bias in Court
Jon Sofen August 23rd, 2016
New York poker player Travell Thomas, facing charges of fraud, has claimed he was targeted for being an African-American. Thomas sought to depose legendary...
Could Neymar Olympic Soccer Outburst Affect His PokerStars Deal?
Could Neymar Olympic Soccer Outburst Affect His PokerStars Deal?
Daniel Smyth August 23rd, 2016
Soccer megastar and PokerStars ambassador Neymar Jr. could be in hot water with his poker sponsor after his 2016 Rio Summer Olympics gold medal celebration...
PokerStars Exiles Sorel Mizzi Globally for VPN Use from America
PokerStars Exiles Sorel Mizzi Globally for VPN Use from America
Jon Sofen August 22nd, 2016
Online giant PokerStars is still illegal for players in the United States outside of New Jersey. But wherever there’s a stop sign, you can be sure so...