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Las Vegas Cop Shoots Down Unclothed Man Who Cashed for $25K in WSOP 2017 Main Event Las Vegas Cop Shoots Down Unclothed Man Who Cashed for $25K in WSOP 2017 Main Event
Jon Sofen - August 15th, 2017

25-year-old Minnesotan Jason Funke, who finished 490th in the 2017 WSOP Main Event for $24,867, has been identified as the naked man who was ultimately shot by police in the arm […]

‘Poker After Dark’ Reboot: Bellande Bluffs, Esfandiari Gets Smacked, Durrrr Lucks into $700K Pot in Triumphant Return

‘Poker After Dark’ Reboot: Bellande Bluffs, Esfandiari Gets Smacked, Durrrr Lucks into $700K Pot in Triumphant Return

Jon Sofen - August 15th, 2017

Monday night’s return of “Poker After Dark,” which aired live on the subscription app PokerGO, went rather smoothly for unofficial guest of honor Tom Dwan. But for the show’s production […]

Paul Cross Puts Finance Manager Skills to Work, Wins Largest Entry Field Event in Minnesota Poker History

Paul Cross Puts Finance Manager Skills to Work, Wins Largest Entry Field Event in Minnesota Poker History

Chad Holloway - August 15th, 2017

In the past month, the Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) has set new records in several states. Most recently, last weekend’s MSPT $350 Regional Event at Canterbury Park became the biggest […]

Maloof Brothers Bet $880K That Floyd Mayweather Will Beat Conor McGregor

Maloof Brothers Bet $880K That Floyd Mayweather Will Beat Conor McGregor

Jon Sofen - August 14th, 2017

The Maloof brothers, Joe and Gavin, are so putting their money where their mouth is on the August 26 fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor. The former owners of […]

Player Power Brings PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Back in 2018

Player Power Brings PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Back in 2018

Daniel Smyth - August 14th, 2017

PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) is back by popular demand and, according to the organizers, not just in name alone. When PokerStars announced that it was revamping its live tournament schedule […]

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Oakland Raiders Attracting More Super Bowl Bets than Any Other Team
Oakland Raiders Attracting More Super Bowl Bets than Any Other Team
Jon Sofen August 16th, 2017
The Oakland Raiders won’t be migrating to Las Vegas until 2020, but sports bettors in Sin City are already in love with the silver and black. No other NF...
Japanese Casino Poker Options Hit Parliamentary Debate Level, and ‘Luck vs. Skill’ Once More a Factor
Japanese Casino Poker Options Hit Parliamentary Debate Level, and ‘Luck vs. Skill’ Once More a Factor
John Reger August 14th, 2017
As Japanese government officials begin zeroing in on the framework for their impending casinos, they’re giving poker a second look. Up until now, the...
PokerStars Finding More Profit in Non-Poker Endeavors
PokerStars Finding More Profit in Non-Poker Endeavors
Daniel Smyth August 10th, 2017
Poker revenue at PokerStars has taken a dive in 2017, and it’s a sign of shifting attentions at the world’s leading online poker site, which so...
Trump Organization Macau Trademark Approval Movement Sparks Speculation About Future Casino Plans
Trump Organization Macau Trademark Approval Movement Sparks Speculation About Future Casino Plans
Daniel Smyth August 8th, 2017
A limited liability company linked to President Donald Trump has received permission to trademark casino and gambling services in Macau. Following the publ...
PokerStars Explains Its Turn Away from Serious Players as Revenues Shift
PokerStars Explains Its Turn Away from Serious Players as Revenues Shift
Daniel Smyth August 11th, 2017
PokerStars needed to become more entertaining to the masses, Stars Group CEO Rafi Ashkenazi said, which is why his company has shifted its focus away from ...
PokerStars Finding More Profit in Non-Poker Endeavors
PokerStars Finding More Profit in Non-Poker Endeavors
Daniel Smyth August 10th, 2017
Poker revenue at PokerStars has taken a dive in 2017, and it’s a sign of shifting attentions at the world’s leading online poker site, which so...
Casinos, Weeding Through Federal Versus State Laws, Struggle with Issues Surrounding Pot Money Bankrolls
Casinos, Weeding Through Federal Versus State Laws, Struggle with Issues Surrounding Pot Money Bankrolls
John Reger August 6th, 2017
Las Vegas casino executives are struggling with some big pot issues, and they’re not only at the high-limit poker tables. The rub is that money earne...
Baccarat High Rollers in Macau Take Wynn Palace for Millions
Baccarat High Rollers in Macau Take Wynn Palace for Millions
John Reger July 31st, 2017
A group of baccarat players had a very enjoyable month at Wynn Palace in Macau, winning more than $10 million in April. Billionaire casino operator Steve W...
Las Vegas Cop Shoots Down Unclothed Man Who Cashed for $25K in WSOP 2017 Main Event
Las Vegas Cop Shoots Down Unclothed Man Who Cashed for $25K in WSOP 2017 Main Event
Jon Sofen August 15th, 2017
25-year-old Minnesotan Jason Funke, who finished 490th in the 2017 WSOP Main Event for $24,867, has been identified as the naked man who was ultimately sh...
Texas Private Poker Clubs, Rakeless and Boozeless, Push the Letter of the Law
Texas Private Poker Clubs, Rakeless and Boozeless, Push the Letter of the Law
John Reger August 9th, 2017
When the Post Oak Poker Club opened last weekend in Houston, Texas, its former steak house location was no accident. The private card room wanted to presen...
Death of Online Poker in Australia Imminent after Senate Vote
Death of Online Poker in Australia Imminent after Senate Vote
Daniel Smyth August 9th, 2017
Legal online poker in Australia is about to become a thing of the past. After a Wednesday vote in the Senate in support of a ban, legitimate operators are ...
Casinos, Weeding Through Federal Versus State Laws, Struggle with Issues Surrounding Pot Money Bankrolls
Casinos, Weeding Through Federal Versus State Laws, Struggle with Issues Surrounding Pot Money Bankrolls
John Reger August 6th, 2017
Las Vegas casino executives are struggling with some big pot issues, and they’re not only at the high-limit poker tables. The rub is that money earne...
Poker-Themed Lotto Game Scratched After 10 Beats Jack, Reveals 43,000 Possible Errors
Poker-Themed Lotto Game Scratched After 10 Beats Jack, Reveals 43,000 Possible Errors
Jon Sofen August 17th, 2017
Imagine being heads-up for $150,000 in a poker tournament and sticking your money all-in on the river with the nuts, getting called by your opponent, and t...
Martin Kozlov Wins SHRPO 2017 Championship, John Andress Proves ‘Chip and a Chair’ Theory Once More
Martin Kozlov Wins SHRPO 2017 Championship, John Andress Proves ‘Chip and a Chair’ Theory Once More
Chad Holloway August 17th, 2017
Earlier this week, the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino completed its 18-event 2017 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open (SHRPO) series in South Florida. Amo...
See Trailer for Molly’s Game, Hot Poker Movie of 2017
See Trailer for Molly’s Game, Hot Poker Movie of 2017
John Reger August 16th, 2017
In what might be the most anticipated poker movie since Rounders, the public got its first glimpse of the forthcoming Molly’s Game, a dramatization of on...
At North Carolina Harrah’s Cherokee, Four Los Angeles Poker Buddies Cash Big and Win Bling
At North Carolina Harrah’s Cherokee, Four Los Angeles Poker Buddies Cash Big and Win Bling
Chad Holloway August 16th, 2017
The World Series of Poker Circuit for the 2017/18 season kicked off this past weekend at Harrah’s Cherokee in North Carolina, and it was four amigos from...
Poker-Themed Lotto Game Scratched After 10 Beats Jack, Reveals 43,000 Possible Errors
Poker-Themed Lotto Game Scratched After 10 Beats Jack, Reveals 43,000 Possible Errors
Jon Sofen August 17th, 2017
Imagine being heads-up for $150,000 in a poker tournament and sticking your money all-in on the river with the nuts, getting called by your opponent, and t...
Player Power Brings PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Back in 2018
Player Power Brings PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Back in 2018
Daniel Smyth August 14th, 2017
PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) is back by popular demand and, according to the organizers, not just in name alone. When PokerStars announced that it ...
Maria Ho and Jeff Gross Hired as Commentators for WPT’s New Show ‘ClubWPT King of the Club’
Maria Ho and Jeff Gross Hired as Commentators for WPT’s New Show ‘ClubWPT King of the Club’
Jon Sofen August 13th, 2017
Poker pros Maria Ho and Jeff Gross have been hired as commentators for the new upcoming World Poker Tour television series ‘ClubWPT King of the Club.’ ...
Twitch Poker Streaming Sensation Parker ‘TonkaaaaP’ Talbot Joins Upswing Poker
Twitch Poker Streaming Sensation Parker ‘TonkaaaaP’ Talbot Joins Upswing Poker
Jon Sofen August 8th, 2017
On Monday, Doug Polk shocked the world by actually making a non-troll announcement on his YouTube channel while interviewing Parker ‘TonkaaaaP’ Talbot....
Westgate Las Vegas to Open New Poker Room in Old “Fan Cave” Locale
Westgate Las Vegas to Open New Poker Room in Old “Fan Cave” Locale
John Reger August 7th, 2017
The Westgate Las Vegas will soon have a poker room again. The hotel and casino best known for its sportsbook will open an intimate six-table room on Wednes...
Nevada Poker Profits Top $16 Million in June, Best Month Since 2007
Nevada Poker Profits Top $16 Million in June, Best Month Since 2007
Jon Sofen July 28th, 2017
Nevada poker rooms raked in $16.67 million in profits from cash games in June, according to the latest numbers released by UNLV Center for Gaming Research,...
The Purple Jacket: Five-Event ‘Poker Masters’ High Roller Series Rips Page from PGA Fashion to Crown New Elite
The Purple Jacket: Five-Event ‘Poker Masters’ High Roller Series Rips Page from PGA Fashion to Crown New Elite
Chad Holloway July 20th, 2017
On the heels of streaming World Series of Poker events all summer long, PokerGo has announced its next big lineup. The inaugural Poker Masters, a week-long...
Bobby’s Room Fisticuffs? Las Vegas Big Game Briefly Interrupted by Body Slam
Bobby’s Room Fisticuffs? Las Vegas Big Game Briefly Interrupted by Body Slam
Daniel Smyth June 26th, 2017
The serenity of super high-stakes poker players who are usually some of the most calm, cool, and collected was interrupted briefly this weekend, when a fla...
Martin Kozlov Wins SHRPO 2017 Championship, John Andress Proves ‘Chip and a Chair’ Theory Once More
Martin Kozlov Wins SHRPO 2017 Championship, John Andress Proves ‘Chip and a Chair’ Theory Once More
Chad Holloway August 17th, 2017
Earlier this week, the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino completed its 18-event 2017 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open (SHRPO) series in South Florida. Amo...
At North Carolina Harrah’s Cherokee, Four Los Angeles Poker Buddies Cash Big and Win Bling
At North Carolina Harrah’s Cherokee, Four Los Angeles Poker Buddies Cash Big and Win Bling
Chad Holloway August 16th, 2017
The World Series of Poker Circuit for the 2017/18 season kicked off this past weekend at Harrah’s Cherokee in North Carolina, and it was four amigos from...
Paul Cross Puts Finance Manager Skills to Work, Wins Largest Entry Field Event in Minnesota Poker History
Paul Cross Puts Finance Manager Skills to Work, Wins Largest Entry Field Event in Minnesota Poker History
Chad Holloway August 15th, 2017
In the past month, the Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) has set new records in several states. Most recently, last weekend’s MSPT $350 Regional Event at ...
Player Power Brings PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Back in 2018
Player Power Brings PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Back in 2018
Daniel Smyth August 14th, 2017
PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) is back by popular demand and, according to the organizers, not just in name alone. When PokerStars announced that it ...
Poker-Themed Lotto Game Scratched After 10 Beats Jack, Reveals 43,000 Possible Errors
Poker-Themed Lotto Game Scratched After 10 Beats Jack, Reveals 43,000 Possible Errors
Jon Sofen August 17th, 2017
Imagine being heads-up for $150,000 in a poker tournament and sticking your money all-in on the river with the nuts, getting called by your opponent, and t...
See Trailer for Molly’s Game, Hot Poker Movie of 2017
See Trailer for Molly’s Game, Hot Poker Movie of 2017
John Reger August 16th, 2017
In what might be the most anticipated poker movie since Rounders, the public got its first glimpse of the forthcoming Molly’s Game, a dramatization of on...
Las Vegas Cop Shoots Down Unclothed Man Who Cashed for $25K in WSOP 2017 Main Event
Las Vegas Cop Shoots Down Unclothed Man Who Cashed for $25K in WSOP 2017 Main Event
Jon Sofen August 15th, 2017
25-year-old Minnesotan Jason Funke, who finished 490th in the 2017 WSOP Main Event for $24,867, has been identified as the naked man who was ultimately sh...
Chinese Tech Investor Xu Chaojun Busted for Running Illegal Poker Game
Chinese Tech Investor Xu Chaojun Busted for Running Illegal Poker Game
Daniel Smyth July 31st, 2017
One of China’s leading internet tycoons has allegedly been caught up in an illegal poker ring where the stakes involved topped $440,000. Chaojun is n...