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Ema Zajmovic Makes History by Becoming First Woman to Win WPT Open Event in 15 Seasons Ema Zajmovic Makes History by Becoming First Woman to Win WPT Open Event in 15 Seasons
Chad Holloway - February 15th, 2017

Nine years after Van Nguyen won the World Poker Tour Celebrity Invitational to become the tour’s first female champ, Ema Zajmovic emerged victorious in the $3,500 buy-in partypoker.net WPT Playground […]

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 reports. […]

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 Representatives is passed, philanthropic […]

PokerStars Czechs In on February 16 with Entry Into Eastern Euro Market

PokerStars Czechs In on February 16 with Entry Into Eastern Euro Market

Jon Sofen - February 14th, 2017

PokerStars has announced it will be launching its site in the Czech Republic on Thursday. Just two weeks ago, the poker site received a license to operate in the country. […]

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 Hollywood stars, including Regis Philbin, James Caan, Tony […]

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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 ...
Monte Carlo Folds Poker Room
Monte Carlo Folds Poker Room
John Reger February 10th, 2017
The city with the most poker rooms just lost one as Monte Carlo Resort and Casino announced it was closing its facility, April 25. The MGM Resorts owned pr...
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 ...
Poker in India Continues to Grow Thanks to Mobile Boom
Poker in India Continues to Grow Thanks to Mobile Boom
Daniel Smyth February 20th, 2017
Mobile poker in India is on the up according to the latest gaming statistics from Google Play. In 2016, India had an estimated 292 million Smartphone users...
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 [...
Relax Gaming Wins Award for Continued Efforts to Make Online Poker Fun
Relax Gaming Wins Award for Continued Efforts to Make Online Poker Fun
Daniel Smyth February 20th, 2017
Relax Gaming, a leading supplier of so-called “casual” gaming software, has just won the Gaming Intelligence award for Poker Supplier of the Ye...
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 ...
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, ...
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...
Monte Carlo Folds Poker Room
Monte Carlo Folds Poker Room
John Reger February 10th, 2017
The city with the most poker rooms just lost one as Monte Carlo Resort and Casino announced it was closing its facility, April 25. The MGM Resorts owned pr...
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 [...
WSOP Renews Sponsorship Deal with 888poker for 2017 Series
WSOP Renews Sponsorship Deal with 888poker for 2017 Series
Jon Sofen February 17th, 2017
The WSOP has announced it will be bringing back 888poker as a lead sponsor for the 2017 series. This marks the third consecutive year the poker site has pa...
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 ...
Jason Mercier Calls Out Brandon Cantu, Says He’s a “Deadbeat” Who Owes him Money
Jason Mercier Calls Out Brandon Cantu, Says He’s a “Deadbeat” Who Owes him Money
Jon Sofen February 16th, 2017
Jason Mercier is accusing fellow poker pro Brandon Cantu of being a “deadbeat” who has owed him money for 3.5 years. The 2016 WSOP Player of the Year t...
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...