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WSOP Recap: Vitch Wins $10K Stud Hi-Lo, Rheem Chasing Bracelet, Sammartino Back in Front, and Jesus Rising? WSOP Recap: Vitch Wins $10K Stud Hi-Lo, Rheem Chasing Bracelet, Sammartino Back in Front, and Jesus Rising?
Jon Sofen - June 27th, 2017

Not everything is about Daniel Negreanu and the Player of the Year controversy he’s been feeding. But at this point in the 2017 World Series of Poker, in some ways […]

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 flash of violence broke out […]

Golf Venture Recruits Negreanu as Spokesman for Major Series of Putting

Golf Venture Recruits Negreanu as Spokesman for Major Series of Putting

John Reger - June 26th, 2017

Daniel Negreanu at times has been almost as rabid about golf as he is about poker, and now he’s getting a chance to cross over as both a spokesman and […]

PokerStars Sets Sites on India as New Skill Game Law Lets Online Poker Take Flight

PokerStars Sets Sites on India as New Skill Game Law Lets Online Poker Take Flight

Daniel Smyth - June 26th, 2017

PokerStars wants to become part of India’s booming poker market and it’s already making moves to gain a foothold as soon as possible. Since Nagaland became the first state in […]

Negreanu Books 100th WSOP Cash, More POY Complaints, ‘Gamble’ Wins $1,500 PLO Hi-Lo, and Brrrr It’s So Cold During Vegas Heat Wave

Negreanu Books 100th WSOP Cash, More POY Complaints, ‘Gamble’ Wins $1,500 PLO Hi-Lo, and Brrrr It’s So Cold During Vegas Heat Wave

Jon Sofen - June 26th, 2017

Every year, the World Series of Poker seems to come and go so quickly. It’s hard to believe we’re already well past the midway point and just 12 days from […]

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Another New Amaya Exec Signifies Move Away from Poker, Toward Casino at PokerStars Parent Company
Another New Amaya Exec Signifies Move Away from Poker, Toward Casino at PokerStars Parent Company
Daniel Smyth June 16th, 2017
Amaya has appointed Jerry Bowskill to be its new Chief Technology Officer, as the biggest poker company in the world continues to develop its iGaming inter...
First Phase of Legionnaires’ Remediation at Rio Casino Resort in Las Vegas Complete
First Phase of Legionnaires’ Remediation at Rio Casino Resort in Las Vegas Complete
John Reger June 14th, 2017
The Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas is working to reassure present and future guests that they have contained the threat of Legionnaires’ dis...
Fears of Legionnaires’ Disease Infect the Rio and World Series of Poker
Fears of Legionnaires’ Disease Infect the Rio and World Series of Poker
John Reger June 12th, 2017
Poker players have long known the risk of packing thousands of people into a confined space and then passing casino chips back and forth to each other. Whi...
Gunshot Erupts During Planet Hollywood 2017 Phamous Poker Goliath Series
Gunshot Erupts During Planet Hollywood 2017 Phamous Poker Goliath Series
Chad Holloway June 7th, 2017
While poker players were busy playing the 2017 Phamous Poker Goliath Series, a gunshot erupted early Tuesday morning inside Planet Hollywood on the Las Veg...
‘Aussie Matt’ Suing King’s Casino Owner Over Unpaid $2 Million Table Loan
‘Aussie Matt’ Suing King’s Casino Owner Over Unpaid $2 Million Table Loan
Jon Sofen June 27th, 2017
Matt Kirk, known in the high-stakes poker community as “Aussie Matt,” has filed a lawsuit against King’s Casino owner Leon Tsoukernik for $2 million ...
FTC Moves to Squash DraftKings and FanDuel Merger
FTC Moves to Squash DraftKings and FanDuel Merger
Jon Sofen June 20th, 2017
The US Federal Trade Commission wants to stop a pending merger between daily fantasy sports giants DraftKings and FanDuel. Should the two companies merge, ...
Cloud Hangs Over PokerTribe.com Following Federal Investigation
Cloud Hangs Over PokerTribe.com Following Federal Investigation
Daniel Smyth May 29th, 2017
PokerTribe.com, the US Tribal poker site that’s seen its launch date pushed back numerous times, is now linked to a federal investigation. According ...
Maryland Poker Expansion Pays Dividends with Revenue Growth
Maryland Poker Expansion Pays Dividends with Revenue Growth
John Reger May 15th, 2017
Maryland casinos have four poker rooms and 124 tables. Collectively they raked more than $3.7 million for the month of April. That’s nearly a 24 percent ...
Illinois House (Briefly) Gives Hope to Online Poker
Illinois House (Briefly) Gives Hope to Online Poker
John Reger June 28th, 2017
Illinois lawmakers discussed an online casino gaming bill this week that would legalize online casinos, online poker, and daily fantasy sports. Testimony b...
‘Aussie Matt’ Suing King’s Casino Owner Over Unpaid $2 Million Table Loan
‘Aussie Matt’ Suing King’s Casino Owner Over Unpaid $2 Million Table Loan
Jon Sofen June 27th, 2017
Matt Kirk, known in the high-stakes poker community as “Aussie Matt,” has filed a lawsuit against King’s Casino owner Leon Tsoukernik for $2 million ...
PokerStars Sets Sites on India as New Skill Game Law Lets Online Poker Take Flight
PokerStars Sets Sites on India as New Skill Game Law Lets Online Poker Take Flight
Daniel Smyth June 26th, 2017
PokerStars wants to become part of India’s booming poker market and it’s already making moves to gain a foothold as soon as possible. Since Nag...
Money Laundering with Online Poker? British Tabloid Says Celeb Swindlers Soon to Be Outed
Money Laundering with Online Poker? British Tabloid Says Celeb Swindlers Soon to Be Outed
Jon Sofen June 21st, 2017
You probably use an online poker site to make some money and have fun playing your favorite game. But according to an investigation in the UK, at least one...
WPT Debuts New Title Sequence with Original Music Co-Written by CEO Adam Pliska
WPT Debuts New Title Sequence with Original Music Co-Written by CEO Adam Pliska
Chad Holloway June 28th, 2017
The World Poker Tour is changing things up once again with a new main title sequence at the beginning their television episodes on FOX Sports Regional Netw...
Ferguson POY Chase Coming Into Focus, Calvo Wins $3k PLO, and Arieh, Gimbel, and Helppi Making Bracelet Runs
Ferguson POY Chase Coming Into Focus, Calvo Wins $3k PLO, and Arieh, Gimbel, and Helppi Making Bracelet Runs
Jon Sofen June 28th, 2017
Folks, you might want to put down your hot cup of coffee before continuing to read this article. Chris Ferguson, the man who never apologized for his role ...
James Woods and Richard Seymour Confirmed for Charity Series of Poker Season 4 Kickoff at MGM Grand
James Woods and Richard Seymour Confirmed for Charity Series of Poker Season 4 Kickoff at MGM Grand
Chad Holloway June 27th, 2017
The Charity Series of Poker (CSOP), which was established in 2014 by poker pro Matt Stout, will kick off its fourth season on Sunday, July 9 at MGM Grand i...
‘Aussie Matt’ Suing King’s Casino Owner Over Unpaid $2 Million Table Loan
‘Aussie Matt’ Suing King’s Casino Owner Over Unpaid $2 Million Table Loan
Jon Sofen June 27th, 2017
Matt Kirk, known in the high-stakes poker community as “Aussie Matt,” has filed a lawsuit against King’s Casino owner Leon Tsoukernik for $2 million ...
WSOP Not the Only Game in Town as Las Vegas International Chess Festival Concludes
WSOP Not the Only Game in Town as Las Vegas International Chess Festival Concludes
Daniel Smyth June 19th, 2017
The World Series of Poker (WSOP) might be the talk of the town in Las Vegas, but that’s not the only mind sport competition in Sin City this summer. ...
Former SNL Star Chris Parnell to Host New ‘Poker Nights’ Show on PokerGO
Former SNL Star Chris Parnell to Host New ‘Poker Nights’ Show on PokerGO
Jon Sofen June 15th, 2017
Former Saturday Night Live cast member Chris Parnell will host a comedy show called ‘Poker Nights’ on Poker Central’s new app, PokerGO. The six-episo...
Poker Helps Neymar Jr. Become the World’s Most Expensive Soccer Star
Poker Helps Neymar Jr. Become the World’s Most Expensive Soccer Star
Daniel Smyth June 12th, 2017
PokerStars ambassador Neymar Jr. has just been rated as the most expensive soccer player in the world according to the CIES Football Observatory. The 25-ye...
WPT Inks TV Deal with GameTV to Broadcast Content in Canada
WPT Inks TV Deal with GameTV to Broadcast Content in Canada
Chad Holloway June 6th, 2017
The World Poker Tour is invading Canadian households. Last week, WPT Distribution partnered with GameTV, which specializes in game-related programming in C...
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...
APT Philippines Changes Venues After Resorts World Manila Casino Shutdown
APT Philippines Changes Venues After Resorts World Manila Casino Shutdown
John Reger June 21st, 2017
The Asian Poker Tour is relocating next month’s APT Philippines 2017 series, which was scheduled to take place at Resorts World Manila before the casino ...
MSPT Venetian Crushes Guarantee, Breaks Record for Largest Field Size in MSPT and Venetian History
MSPT Venetian Crushes Guarantee, Breaks Record for Largest Field Size in MSPT and Venetian History
Chad Holloway June 14th, 2017
The fourth annual $1,100 buy-in MSPT Venetian $2.5 Million GTD Main Event proved to be a record-setting affair, drawing 3,273 entrants over three starting ...
Actor James Woods on Poker’s Impact on His Life: CardsChat Exclusive Interview
Actor James Woods on Poker’s Impact on His Life: CardsChat Exclusive Interview
John Reger June 9th, 2017
James Woods is an Oscar-nominated actor for his work in Salvador and Ghosts of Mississippi, and has appeared in more than 130 movies and television shows, ...
WPT Debuts New Title Sequence with Original Music Co-Written by CEO Adam Pliska
WPT Debuts New Title Sequence with Original Music Co-Written by CEO Adam Pliska
Chad Holloway June 28th, 2017
The World Poker Tour is changing things up once again with a new main title sequence at the beginning their television episodes on FOX Sports Regional Netw...
Ferguson POY Chase Coming Into Focus, Calvo Wins $3k PLO, and Arieh, Gimbel, and Helppi Making Bracelet Runs
Ferguson POY Chase Coming Into Focus, Calvo Wins $3k PLO, and Arieh, Gimbel, and Helppi Making Bracelet Runs
Jon Sofen June 28th, 2017
Folks, you might want to put down your hot cup of coffee before continuing to read this article. Chris Ferguson, the man who never apologized for his role ...
James Woods and Richard Seymour Confirmed for Charity Series of Poker Season 4 Kickoff at MGM Grand
James Woods and Richard Seymour Confirmed for Charity Series of Poker Season 4 Kickoff at MGM Grand
Chad Holloway June 27th, 2017
The Charity Series of Poker (CSOP), which was established in 2014 by poker pro Matt Stout, will kick off its fourth season on Sunday, July 9 at MGM Grand i...
WSOP Recap: Vitch Wins $10K Stud Hi-Lo, Rheem Chasing Bracelet, Sammartino Back in Front, and Jesus Rising?
WSOP Recap: Vitch Wins $10K Stud Hi-Lo, Rheem Chasing Bracelet, Sammartino Back in Front, and Jesus Rising?
Jon Sofen June 27th, 2017
Not everything is about Daniel Negreanu and the Player of the Year controversy he’s been feeding. But at this point in the 2017 World Series of Poker...
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...
Beth Shak Pennsylvania Home Broken Into, Hacking Horror Continues for Poker’s Shoe Empress
Beth Shak Pennsylvania Home Broken Into, Hacking Horror Continues for Poker’s Shoe Empress
Jon Sofen June 22nd, 2017
Not many would want to be in celebrity poker player Beth Shak’s famously expensive shoes right now. After hightailing it out of her Manhattan digs in...
Money Laundering with Online Poker? British Tabloid Says Celeb Swindlers Soon to Be Outed
Money Laundering with Online Poker? British Tabloid Says Celeb Swindlers Soon to Be Outed
Jon Sofen June 21st, 2017
You probably use an online poker site to make some money and have fun playing your favorite game. But according to an investigation in the UK, at least one...
First Phase of Legionnaires’ Remediation at Rio Casino Resort in Las Vegas Complete
First Phase of Legionnaires’ Remediation at Rio Casino Resort in Las Vegas Complete
John Reger June 14th, 2017
The Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas is working to reassure present and future guests that they have contained the threat of Legionnaires’ dis...