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Texas Poker Clubs Raided, Nine Arrested on Charges of Laundering $10M in Illegal Games Texas Poker Clubs Raided, Nine Arrested on Charges of Laundering $10M in Illegal Games
Daniel Smyth - May 3rd, 2019 The home of Hold’em is cracking down on illegal poker games following a two-year investigation into a suspected multi-million-dollar money laundering operation. As reported by local news outlet the Houston […]
WSOP Introduces Player-Friendly Enhancements to 50th Annual Series

WSOP Introduces Player-Friendly Enhancements to 50th Annual Series

Jon Sofen - May 2nd, 2019
The 50th annual WSOP, which is only a few weeks away, will feature some new player-friendly changes that Seth Palansky shared in a press release. The 2019 World Series of […]
Learn from a Local: 50 Vegas Insider Tips to Survive Your First (or 50th) WSOP

Learn from a Local: 50 Vegas Insider Tips to Survive Your First (or 50th) WSOP

Jon Sofen - May 2nd, 2019
Summertime in Las Vegas is hotter than Khalid’s latest album. But don’t let the daily triple-digit temps discourage you from attending your first WSOP because, in the words of the […]
Matthias Eibinger, Timothy Adams Win Single-Day High Rollers at EPT Monte Carlo

Matthias Eibinger, Timothy Adams Win Single-Day High Rollers at EPT Monte Carlo

CardsChat News - May 1st, 2019
Matthias Eibinger and Timothy Adams both added to their career earnings in a hurry, as they won the Single-Day High Roller events at EPT Monte Carlo. Eibinger took down the […]
Sergio Aido Outlasts Fellow Spaniard Jesus Cortes to Win EPT Monte Carlo €100K Super High Roller

Sergio Aido Outlasts Fellow Spaniard Jesus Cortes to Win EPT Monte Carlo €100K Super High Roller

CardsChat News - April 30th, 2019
Sergio Aido defeated Jesus Cortes in a heads-up battle of Spanish pros to win the EPT Monte Carlo €100,000 ($112,000) Super High Roller event on Monday. Aido worked through a […]
Daniel Negreanu Sells WSOP Investment Package to Fans at No Markup

Daniel Negreanu Sells WSOP Investment Package to Fans at No Markup

Jon Sofen - April 30th, 2019
Daniel Negreanu is selling his package. No, not the clump of socks he recently shared on Instagram. A 2019 WSOP investment package and — get this — he isn’t charging any […]
CardsChat Mini-Podcast: What Can Be Done to Improve the WSOP?

CardsChat Mini-Podcast: What Can Be Done to Improve the WSOP?

Jon Sofen - April 30th, 2019
Few poker players would argue the World Series of Poker isn’t already the best poker festival in the world. But that doesn’t mean it’s perfect. The WSOP could stand to make […]
Triton Poker Drafts High Stakes Legend Tom Dwan

Triton Poker Drafts High Stakes Legend Tom Dwan

Daniel Smyth - April 30th, 2019
Tom Dwan has joined Jason Koon as the latest ambassador of the rapidly rising Triton Poker and its series of super high roller events. A supporter of the tour since […]
Frenchman Sylvain Loosli Wins €10K High Roller Event at EPT Monte Carlo

Frenchman Sylvain Loosli Wins €10K High Roller Event at EPT Monte Carlo

CardsChat News - April 29th, 2019
Sylvain Loosli battled back from a short stack at the start of the final table to capture first place in the €10,300 ($11,500) No-Limit Hold’em High Roller event at the […]
PokerStars VR Continues Its Journey Towards Mainstream Success with Oculus Quest

PokerStars VR Continues Its Journey Towards Mainstream Success with Oculus Quest

Daniel Smyth - April 29th, 2019
PokerStars will venture into a realm no other major online poker operator has when it goes live on Oculus Quest. Regarded as the next generation of virtual reality (VR) technology, […]
Partypoker Makes MTTs Four Times Better with $2 Million Omaha Series

Partypoker Makes MTTs Four Times Better with $2 Million Omaha Series

Daniel Smyth - April 29th, 2019
A quick turnaround has seen Partypoker announce and start its inaugural Omaha Series in another effort to one up its rivals. Putting out a press on April 26 before the […]
Poker Strategy for the Rest of Us: Beating the Vegas Jackpot Drop

Poker Strategy for the Rest of Us: Beating the Vegas Jackpot Drop

Steve Selbrede - April 29th, 2019
My last article made it clear that a typical $4 or $5 rake makes it very difficult to beat small-stakes no-limit hold’em in Las Vegas. Indeed, a standard $4 rake […]
Rapper 50 Cent Has a Beef with Poker Player Randall Emmett Over $1 Million Debt

Rapper 50 Cent Has a Beef with Poker Player Randall Emmett Over $1 Million Debt

Jon Sofen - April 28th, 2019
Welcome to Poker Twitter, 50 Cent, who gave Randall Emmett, a regular in live-streamed poker shows, a Monday deadline to pay back an apparent $1 million debt. If the money […]
Daniel Negreanu and Shaun Deeb Twitter Argument Over Poker Staking Turns Nasty

Daniel Negreanu and Shaun Deeb Twitter Argument Over Poker Staking Turns Nasty

Jon Sofen - April 26th, 2019
Daniel Negreanu and Shaun Deeb feuded on Twitter over the poker staking controversy that has infested the poker community the past few weeks. And this discussion became personal with insults […]
Dan Bilzerian 4/20 Party Bear Stunt Triggers PETA, Animal Rights Group Threatens Legal Action

Dan Bilzerian 4/20 Party Bear Stunt Triggers PETA, Animal Rights Group Threatens Legal Action

Jon Sofen - April 26th, 2019
PETA is up in arms over a Dan Bilzerian Instagram video in which the poker playboy fed a giant Kodiak bear in front of a crowd at a house party […]
PokerStars India to Spice Things Up with Summer Championship of Online Poker

PokerStars India to Spice Things Up with Summer Championship of Online Poker

Daniel Smyth - April 26th, 2019
PokerStars India is looking to capitalize on string of recent tournament wins by hosting the Summer Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP). Bearing the same acronym as the long-running Spring Championship […]
Poker Players Share Proposed Improvements to World Series of Poker

Poker Players Share Proposed Improvements to World Series of Poker

Jon Sofen - April 25th, 2019
CardsChat asked poker players on Twitter what changes they would make to the WSOP if they had that power. And the suggestions were, as expected, rather interesting. There were a […]
WSOP Europe Schedule Finalized: 10 Bracelet Events, €14 Million Guaranteed

WSOP Europe Schedule Finalized: 10 Bracelet Events, €14 Million Guaranteed

Jon Sofen - April 25th, 2019
At long last, the 2019 WSOP Europe schedule has been finalized. King’s Casino in Rozvadov, Czech Republic will again host the series which includes 10 gold bracelet events and €14 million […]
PokerStars Slapped with Record Fine in New Jersey for Sports Betting Slip Ups

PokerStars Slapped with Record Fine in New Jersey for Sports Betting Slip Ups

CardsChat News - April 24th, 2019
PokerStars was hit with a $10,000 fine by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement for taking bets on New Jersey college teams through its BetStars sportsbook. The fine is […]
Las Vegas Poker Players Fuming Over Golden Knights Game 7 Loss

Las Vegas Poker Players Fuming Over Golden Knights Game 7 Loss

Jon Sofen - April 24th, 2019
The Las Vegas poker community was on tilt Tuesday night following the Golden Knights’ stunning overtime defeat to the San Jose Sharks in the decisive Game 7 of the Stanley […]
Dan O’Brien Outlasts Loren Klein to Win Run It Up Reno VIII Main Event

Dan O’Brien Outlasts Loren Klein to Win Run It Up Reno VIII Main Event

CardsChat News - April 23rd, 2019
Dan O’Brien prevented Loren Klein from capturing his third Run It Up Reno Main Event title by beating the two-time champ in heads-up play on Monday. O’Brien earned $46,681 for […]
Records Fall, Guinness Flows and Weijie Zheng Wins Irish Poker Open Main Event

Records Fall, Guinness Flows and Weijie Zheng Wins Irish Poker Open Main Event

Daniel Smyth - April 23rd, 2019
Weijie Zheng had a “craic-ing” time in Ireland over the Easter holiday after he won the Irish Poker Open. Zheng topped this year’s €1,150/$1,293 main event to take home €300,000/$337,500. […]
Poker No Longer Allowed Under New Rules for Video Game Approvals in China

Poker No Longer Allowed Under New Rules for Video Game Approvals in China

CardsChat News - April 22nd, 2019
Social poker games were once among the most popular video game titles in China, particularly when it came to mobile gaming. But under new rules issued by the Chinese government, […]
Erkut Yilmaz Leads WPT Player of the Year Race as Season’s End Nears

Erkut Yilmaz Leads WPT Player of the Year Race as Season’s End Nears

Jon Sofen - April 22nd, 2019
Erkut Yilmaz leads the WPT Player of the Year race by a slim margin over Dylan Linde. But he only has to hold that lead for another two events. David […]
Felipe Ramos to Make Sure Players Come First with New Sponsorship Deal

Felipe Ramos to Make Sure Players Come First with New Sponsorship Deal

Daniel Smyth - April 22nd, 2019
Players Come First has complemented its recent move to the Microgaming Poker Network (MPN) by signing Felipe Ramos. Announced on April 17, the deal will see Ramos give the online […]
David Jackson Halts Momentous Comeback to Win Borgata Spring Poker Open Championship

David Jackson Halts Momentous Comeback to Win Borgata Spring Poker Open Championship

Daniel Smyth - April 22nd, 2019
The Borgata Spring Poker Open Championship has ended with David Jackson stopping a memorable performance from veteran pro Shannon Shorr. Concluding on April 19, the $2,700 championship event saw 505 […]
Poker Strategy for the Rest of Us: Help! The Rake Is Killing Me

Poker Strategy for the Rest of Us: Help! The Rake Is Killing Me

Steve Selbrede - April 21st, 2019
Editor’s Note: CardsChat News is proud to introduce strategy articles by Steve Selbrede, author of the newly released “Tournament Poker for the Rest of Us.” At CardsChat, we aim to […]
Joe Ingram to Have ACR CEO on Podcast to Discuss Bot Problem: Will They Bury Hatchet?

Joe Ingram to Have ACR CEO on Podcast to Discuss Bot Problem: Will They Bury Hatchet?

Jon Sofen - April 19th, 2019
Pot-limit Omaha enthusiast Joe Ingram may soon settle a year-long dispute with the CEO of Americas Cardroom. Or, maybe not. The popular podcaster will have Phil Nagy on his YouTube […]
Pennsylvania Online Poker Sites to Go Live on July 15

Pennsylvania Online Poker Sites to Go Live on July 15

Daniel Smyth - April 19th, 2019
Pennsylvania online poker will become a reality in July following a key decision by Keystone State regulators. On the top of online poker in Pennsylvania, Kevin O’Toole told attendees at […]
Rio Hosting Gavin Smith Charity Poker Tournament to Kickoff WSOP

Rio Hosting Gavin Smith Charity Poker Tournament to Kickoff WSOP

Jon Sofen - April 18th, 2019
The 2019 WSOP will kickoff with a charity poker tournament benefiting the children of the late Gavin Smith, who passed away in January. On May 28 at 6 pm, one […]
Former Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Covering Up Illegal Wichita Poker Games

Former Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Covering Up Illegal Wichita Poker Games

CardsChat News - April 17th, 2019
Former Wichita police officer Michael Zajkowski pleaded guilty on Tuesday to one count of concealing a felony related to his participation in an illegal poker game. Zajkowski’s participation in the […]
WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Reaches Final Table: James Carroll Leads, Maria Ho Closing In

WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Reaches Final Table: James Carroll Leads, Maria Ho Closing In

Jon Sofen - April 17th, 2019
The WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown began with 1,360 players and is now down to the final six, one of whom is Maria Ho, the Broadcaster of the Year […]
Interview: Vlogger Andrew Neeme Takes Meetup Game on the Road to Run it Up Reno

Interview: Vlogger Andrew Neeme Takes Meetup Game on the Road to Run it Up Reno

Jon Sofen - April 16th, 2019
RENO, NV–Andrew Neeme and his poker vlogging peer Brad Owen took their popular meetup cash game to Run it Up Reno on Monday evening. Even in the relatively small town […]
PokerStars Extending Third-Party Software Restrictions to Ban All Seating Scripts

PokerStars Extending Third-Party Software Restrictions to Ban All Seating Scripts

CardsChat News - April 16th, 2019
According to a report by Poker Industry Pro, PokerStars has banned all seating scripts that aid players in finding tables in any way, a move likely intended to help protect […]
Former NFL Star Richard Seymour Makes Final 18 at WPT Seminole Hard Rock

Former NFL Star Richard Seymour Makes Final 18 at WPT Seminole Hard Rock

Jon Sofen - April 16th, 2019
Among the 18 players remaining after Day Three at the WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown is retired NFL star Richard Seymour. The once feared pass rusher and run stuffer […]
13 Proves Lucky for PokerStars as Sunday Million Sets New Standards

13 Proves Lucky for PokerStars as Sunday Million Sets New Standards

Daniel Smyth - April 16th, 2019
PokerStars’ 13th Anniversary Sunday Million proved to be a success in more ways than one after China’s wangli0402 scooped the title. Putting up a $10 million prizepool to celebrate the […]
Poker Community Celebrates Tiger Woods Masters Victory

Poker Community Celebrates Tiger Woods Masters Victory

Jon Sofen - April 15th, 2019
Poker Twitter went from bickering over tournament staking to celebrating Tiger Woods for his improbable golf Masters victory, his first major title in 11 years. Golf pundits had written off […]
New Jersey Online Gambling Continues Rapid Growth in March, But Poker Isn’t Benefitting

New Jersey Online Gambling Continues Rapid Growth in March, But Poker Isn’t Benefitting

CardsChat News - April 15th, 2019
New Jersey online casinos raked in more revenue than ever in March, setting new records that far surpassed the previous highs for the state market. But unfortunately for fans of […]
Americas Cardroom Lifts Lid on Poker Bots and $175,000 Fraud

Americas Cardroom Lifts Lid on Poker Bots and $175,000 Fraud

Daniel Smyth - April 15th, 2019
The battle against poker bots has spread to Americas Cardroom and what it describes as the “first and only” transparent reimbursement policy. Following the recent revelation that Partypoker has used […]
Sparrow Cheung Sings After Winning PokerStars APPT Korea Main Event

Sparrow Cheung Sings After Winning PokerStars APPT Korea Main Event

Daniel Smyth - April 15th, 2019
High-flying Sparrow Cheung has added to his list of poker achievements by winning the PokerStars APPT Korea main event. The world record breaking pro from Hong Kong scooped his first […]
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