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Partypoker Ventures into Caribbean Waters with $10M in Tourney Guarantees Partypoker Ventures into Caribbean Waters with $10M in Tourney Guarantees
Jon Sofen - November 14th, 2017

For nearly 15 years, the Caribbean Sea was controlled by PokerStars. But now Partypoker is making more serious inroads on this turf, er, surf, giving away at least $10 million […]

‘Molly’s Game’ Picked to Replace Kevin Spacey Film at AFI Festival

‘Molly’s Game’ Picked to Replace Kevin Spacey Film at AFI Festival

Jon Sofen - November 14th, 2017

“Molly’s Game,” a soon-to-be-released film about a “Poker Princess” who ran a private poker room for high rollers and A-list Hollywood celebrities, has been chosen to replace “All the Money […]

Arkansas Hero Daniel Lowery Wins 6th Circuit Ring, $259K at WSOP Choctaw

Arkansas Hero Daniel Lowery Wins 6th Circuit Ring, $259K at WSOP Choctaw

Chad Holloway - November 14th, 2017

World Series of Poker Circuit grinders across the country cheered on one of their own on Monday in the WSOP Circuit Choctaw $1,675 Main Event. The tournament drew 908 entries […]

Breaking Josh Brikis: Poker Pro Leaves Game Behind to Focus on Family and Business

Breaking Josh Brikis: Poker Pro Leaves Game Behind to Focus on Family and Business

Chad Holloway - November 13th, 2017

There was a time when Pennsylvania’s Josh Brikis was considered one of the best young guns in poker. From 2006 to 2015, Brikis won $1,584,725 playing tournaments, but shortly thereafter […]

New CoinPoker Ready to Launch, But Is Cryptocurrency Really Online Poker’s Future?

New CoinPoker Ready to Launch, But Is Cryptocurrency Really Online Poker’s Future?

Daniel Smyth - November 13th, 2017

As the price of Bitcoin reaches record highs, a new cryptocurrency poker site claims it’s set to revolutionize the industry. But some see the innovation as something taking us back […]

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PokerStars Wants in on Pennsylvania Online Poker, But First They Need a Partner
PokerStars Wants in on Pennsylvania Online Poker, But First They Need a Partner
Jon Sofen November 17th, 2017
PokerStars expects to be part of the soon-to-be booming online poker industry in Pennsylvania. But there’s a minor problem: PokerStars doesn’t operate ...
OJ Simpson Gets Lifetime Ban from Cosmopolitan Casino in Las Vegas after His Presence Causes Ruckus
OJ Simpson Gets Lifetime Ban from Cosmopolitan Casino in Las Vegas after His Presence Causes Ruckus
Jon Sofen November 10th, 2017
In news that might come as a surprise to exactly no one, OJ Simpson found himself in trouble Wednesday evening. The former football star and accused double...
Online Bookmaker Bet365 Experiences Record Revenue Year, Hitting $2.83 Billion
Online Bookmaker Bet365 Experiences Record Revenue Year, Hitting $2.83 Billion
Chad Holloway November 8th, 2017
The latest fiscal year proved to be a good one for Bet365, as the online bookmaker saw revenue grow 30 percent from $2.17 billion to $2.83 billion. It mark...
Paradise Papers Reveal Offshore Interests of Betting Industry Power Players, Tony G among Them
Paradise Papers Reveal Offshore Interests of Betting Industry Power Players, Tony G among Them
Daniel Smyth November 6th, 2017
The Paradise Papers detailing the offshore activities of the world’s richest companies and individuals features former poker-pro-turned-politician Antana...
New Jersey Sets Record for Annual Online Gambling Revenue with Two Months to Spare
New Jersey Sets Record for Annual Online Gambling Revenue with Two Months to Spare
Chad Holloway November 16th, 2017
For the eighth month in a row, New Jersey’s online gambling industry generated more than $20 million in revenue. As the state celebrates the fourth anniv...
Stars Group Sets Sights on Pennsylvania After Strong Third Quarter
Stars Group Sets Sights on Pennsylvania After Strong Third Quarter
Chad Holloway November 10th, 2017
The Stars Group, formerly known as Amaya and the parent company of PokerStars, saw net revenue surge in the third quarter of 2017 by 21.7 percent, to $329....
Online Bookmaker Bet365 Experiences Record Revenue Year, Hitting $2.83 Billion
Online Bookmaker Bet365 Experiences Record Revenue Year, Hitting $2.83 Billion
Chad Holloway November 8th, 2017
The latest fiscal year proved to be a good one for Bet365, as the online bookmaker saw revenue grow 30 percent from $2.17 billion to $2.83 billion. It mark...
Paradise Papers Reveal Offshore Interests of Betting Industry Power Players, Tony G among Them
Paradise Papers Reveal Offshore Interests of Betting Industry Power Players, Tony G among Them
Daniel Smyth November 6th, 2017
The Paradise Papers detailing the offshore activities of the world’s richest companies and individuals features former poker-pro-turned-politician Antana...
PokerStars Wants in on Pennsylvania Online Poker, But First They Need a Partner
PokerStars Wants in on Pennsylvania Online Poker, But First They Need a Partner
Jon Sofen November 17th, 2017
PokerStars expects to be part of the soon-to-be booming online poker industry in Pennsylvania. But there’s a minor problem: PokerStars doesn’t operate ...
Poker World Knew Leeann Tweeden Before She Outed Senator Al Franken as Sexual Miscreant
Poker World Knew Leeann Tweeden Before She Outed Senator Al Franken as Sexual Miscreant
Jon Sofen November 17th, 2017
Sexual assault is no laughing matter. But comedian turned US Senator Al Franken left people shaking their heads as they learned that the liberal leader was...
Twitter Fight: Daniel Negreanu and James Woods Go at It Over Sexual Abuse Claims
Twitter Fight: Daniel Negreanu and James Woods Go at It Over Sexual Abuse Claims
Jon Sofen November 16th, 2017
With people recently empowered to share their stories about being victims of sexual misconduct, it should come as no surprise that the poker world isn’t ...
Poker Promoter Isok Aronov Gets Year Behind Bars for Operating Coney Island Gambling Den
Poker Promoter Isok Aronov Gets Year Behind Bars for Operating Coney Island Gambling Den
Chad Holloway November 15th, 2017
Remember kids, crime doesn’t pay. Case in point: 33-year-old Isok Aronov will spend the next year of his life behind bars for his role in operating a hig...
Outspoken Scott Seiver Gets His Own Special Week on ‘Poker After Dark’
Outspoken Scott Seiver Gets His Own Special Week on ‘Poker After Dark’
Jon Sofen November 20th, 2017
You won’t find June or Wally Cleaver at the table during “Leave it to Seiver” week on “Poker After Dark.” But you will see the outspoken pro Scot...
Cryptocurrency Startup Virtue Poker Adds Phil Ivey to Its Roster of Pros
Cryptocurrency Startup Virtue Poker Adds Phil Ivey to Its Roster of Pros
Daniel Smyth November 19th, 2017
In a new advisory role for Virtue Poker, Phil Ivey could help shape the future of online poker. On Thursday, the new online poker startup announced that Iv...
PokerStars Wants in on Pennsylvania Online Poker, But First They Need a Partner
PokerStars Wants in on Pennsylvania Online Poker, But First They Need a Partner
Jon Sofen November 17th, 2017
PokerStars expects to be part of the soon-to-be booming online poker industry in Pennsylvania. But there’s a minor problem: PokerStars doesn’t operate ...
Poker World Knew Leeann Tweeden Before She Outed Senator Al Franken as Sexual Miscreant
Poker World Knew Leeann Tweeden Before She Outed Senator Al Franken as Sexual Miscreant
Jon Sofen November 17th, 2017
Sexual assault is no laughing matter. But comedian turned US Senator Al Franken left people shaking their heads as they learned that the liberal leader was...
Outspoken Scott Seiver Gets His Own Special Week on ‘Poker After Dark’
Outspoken Scott Seiver Gets His Own Special Week on ‘Poker After Dark’
Jon Sofen November 20th, 2017
You won’t find June or Wally Cleaver at the table during “Leave it to Seiver” week on “Poker After Dark.” But you will see the outspoken pro Scot...
Cryptocurrency Startup Virtue Poker Adds Phil Ivey to Its Roster of Pros
Cryptocurrency Startup Virtue Poker Adds Phil Ivey to Its Roster of Pros
Daniel Smyth November 19th, 2017
In a new advisory role for Virtue Poker, Phil Ivey could help shape the future of online poker. On Thursday, the new online poker startup announced that Iv...
Promotional Stunt: Kevin Hart, Usain Bolt Face Off in #GameOn Challenge as Daniel Negreanu Officiates
Promotional Stunt: Kevin Hart, Usain Bolt Face Off in #GameOn Challenge as Daniel Negreanu Officiates
Chad Holloway November 18th, 2017
Now that actor/comedian Kevin Hart is coming out the other end of his celebrity sex and extortion scandal, he can get back to one of his day jobs – being...
Does Joe McKeehen Have What It Takes to Be a Successful Poker Coach?
Does Joe McKeehen Have What It Takes to Be a Successful Poker Coach?
Jon Sofen November 15th, 2017
If Ted Williams, one of the greatest hitters of all-time, couldn’t succeed as a baseball manager, perhaps, a former World Series of Poker Main Event cham...
Poker Promoter Isok Aronov Gets Year Behind Bars for Operating Coney Island Gambling Den
Poker Promoter Isok Aronov Gets Year Behind Bars for Operating Coney Island Gambling Den
Chad Holloway November 15th, 2017
Remember kids, crime doesn’t pay. Case in point: 33-year-old Isok Aronov will spend the next year of his life behind bars for his role in operating a hig...
‘Molly’s Game’ Picked to Replace Kevin Spacey Film at AFI Festival
‘Molly’s Game’ Picked to Replace Kevin Spacey Film at AFI Festival
Jon Sofen November 14th, 2017
“Molly’s Game,” a soon-to-be-released film about a “Poker Princess” who ran a private poker room for high rollers and A-list Hollywood celebritie...
Florida Mayor Calls for ‘Decoupling’ Poker from Dog Racing after Doping Scandal
Florida Mayor Calls for ‘Decoupling’ Poker from Dog Racing after Doping Scandal
Daniel Smyth October 30th, 2017
Poker shouldn’t be the only thing keeping greyhound racing alive in Florida, according to Orange Park Mayor Scott Land, who is seeking legislative help t...
Former WSOP Announcer Robbie Thompson Brings Las Vegas Experience to the Midwest
Former WSOP Announcer Robbie Thompson Brings Las Vegas Experience to the Midwest
Chad Holloway October 22nd, 2017
Poker floors catch a lot of flak. They have to make on-the-spot decisions, navigate high-pressure situations, and often bear the brunt of player angst. One...
Jason Beasley, Gerald Morrell Strike It Big at Inaugural MSPT Denver Poker Open
Jason Beasley, Gerald Morrell Strike It Big at Inaugural MSPT Denver Poker Open
Chad Holloway November 15th, 2017
For the past two weeks, the Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) has been at Golden Gates Casino in Black Hawk, Colorado, for back-to-back events. First, there was...
Partypoker Ventures into Caribbean Waters with $10M in Tourney Guarantees
Partypoker Ventures into Caribbean Waters with $10M in Tourney Guarantees
Jon Sofen November 14th, 2017
For nearly 15 years, the Caribbean Sea was controlled by PokerStars. But now Partypoker is making more serious inroads on this turf, er, surf, giving away ...
Arkansas Hero Daniel Lowery Wins 6th Circuit Ring, $259K at WSOP Choctaw
Arkansas Hero Daniel Lowery Wins 6th Circuit Ring, $259K at WSOP Choctaw
Chad Holloway November 14th, 2017
World Series of Poker Circuit grinders across the country cheered on one of their own on Monday in the WSOP Circuit Choctaw $1,675 Main Event. The tourname...
Online Qualifier Marti Roca De Torres Wins 2017 WSOP Europe Main Event for €1,115,207
Online Qualifier Marti Roca De Torres Wins 2017 WSOP Europe Main Event for €1,115,207
Jon Sofen November 11th, 2017
There aren’t many ways to turn €220 into €1,115,207 ($1.3 million) within a week. But Marti Roca De Torres, a former economics teacher from Spain, go...
Poker World Knew Leeann Tweeden Before She Outed Senator Al Franken as Sexual Miscreant
Poker World Knew Leeann Tweeden Before She Outed Senator Al Franken as Sexual Miscreant
Jon Sofen November 17th, 2017
Sexual assault is no laughing matter. But comedian turned US Senator Al Franken left people shaking their heads as they learned that the liberal leader was...
Poker Promoter Isok Aronov Gets Year Behind Bars for Operating Coney Island Gambling Den
Poker Promoter Isok Aronov Gets Year Behind Bars for Operating Coney Island Gambling Den
Chad Holloway November 15th, 2017
Remember kids, crime doesn’t pay. Case in point: 33-year-old Isok Aronov will spend the next year of his life behind bars for his role in operating a hig...
Poker Pros Jump to Defend Matt Kirk in Legal Tussle with Leon Tsoukernik, Middleman Rob Yong Shares More Details
Poker Pros Jump to Defend Matt Kirk in Legal Tussle with Leon Tsoukernik, Middleman Rob Yong Shares More Details
Daniel Smyth November 13th, 2017
Leon Tsoukernik’s lawsuits against poker pro Matt Kirk and the Aria Casino in Las Vegas have sparked a negative reaction from some of the game’s top pr...
Leon Tsoukernik Hits Back at Matt Kirk, Aria with $10 Million Countersuit
Leon Tsoukernik Hits Back at Matt Kirk, Aria with $10 Million Countersuit
Daniel Smyth November 12th, 2017
After being hit with a lawsuit in Clark County court over alleged non-payment of a $3 million poker debt, casino owner Leon Tsoukernik is countersuing high...