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ESports League Adds Las Vegas Team, Could Appeal to Poker Players ESports League Adds Las Vegas Team, Could Appeal to Poker Players
Daniel Smyth - July 24th, 2017

The Las Vegas eSports community welcomed a new event that’s giving gamers a chance to compete on a national scale, and poker players a chance to test their skills in […]

Phil Ivey and David ‘Devilfish’ Ulliot Enshrined in Poker Hall of Fame

Phil Ivey and David ‘Devilfish’ Ulliot Enshrined in Poker Hall of Fame

Jon Sofen - July 24th, 2017

Phil Ivey and the late David “Devilfish” Ulliott received poker’s highest honor this past weekend. As part of ESPN’s WSOP Main Event broadcast, the legendary pros were inducted into the […]

Scott Blumstein Wins 2017 WSOP Main Event for $8.15 Million, 25-Year-Old’s First-Ever World Series of Poker Tournament

Scott Blumstein Wins 2017 WSOP Main Event for $8.15 Million, 25-Year-Old’s First-Ever World Series of Poker Tournament

Chad Holloway - July 23rd, 2017

Jersey boy Scott Blumstein, with his parents and throngs of friends cheering him on, etched his name in poker history late Saturday night. The 25-year-old defeated opponents Dan Ott and Benjamin […]

Three Left in WSOP Main Event, with Blumstein Building Big Lead Over Ott and Pollak on Live TV

Three Left in WSOP Main Event, with Blumstein Building Big Lead Over Ott and Pollak on Live TV

Chad Holloway - July 22nd, 2017

After Ben Lamb and Jack Sinclair fell on Day 8 of the 2017 World Series of Poker Main Event, the remaining seven players from a 7,221-player field returned to play […]

Walter Fisher Uses Poker Friends Bilzerian and Esfandiari to Win $1 Million Weight Loss Bet

Walter Fisher Uses Poker Friends Bilzerian and Esfandiari to Win $1 Million Weight Loss Bet

Daniel Smyth - July 21st, 2017

US poker pro Walter Fisher made headlines recently after winning a $1 million bet that had nothing to do with poker and everything to do with his weight. Weight loss […]

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WSOP International Circuit Adds More Stops in Expanding Poker World
WSOP International Circuit Adds More Stops in Expanding Poker World
Daniel Smyth July 17th, 2017
The World Series of Poker’s Circuit series is heading off on a round-the-world trip over the next 10 months, with stops in Argentina, France, Brazil,...
Bobby Baldwin Injured in Two-Staircase Tumble at Aria, But No One’s Saying What Happened
Bobby Baldwin Injured in Two-Staircase Tumble at Aria, But No One’s Saying What Happened
Jon Sofen July 13th, 2017
Former WSOP Main Event champion and City Center executive Bobby Baldwin took a tumble down two flights of stairs at Aria in Las Vegas last Saturday, and w...
Televised World Poker Tour Event Returns to EU with WPT European Championship at Germany’s Spielbank Casino
Televised World Poker Tour Event Returns to EU with WPT European Championship at Germany’s Spielbank Casino
Chad Holloway July 11th, 2017
Season XVI of the World Poker Tour will see a European Main Event return to television. From January 5-15, Germany’s Spielbank Casino will play host to t...
PokerStars Brings Megastack Tourneys to New Jersey to Boost Play Both Live and Online
PokerStars Brings Megastack Tourneys to New Jersey to Boost Play Both Live and Online
Daniel Smyth July 10th, 2017
PokerStars is expanding its live tournament offerings by launching a US version of its low-stakes MEGASTACK series. (Emphasis theirs.) PokerStars NJ went l...
‘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 ...
Las Vegas Pot Smoking Tour Bus Struggles to Get Green Light in Nevada
Las Vegas Pot Smoking Tour Bus Struggles to Get Green Light in Nevada
Jon Sofen July 27th, 2017
The state of Nevada legalized recreational marijuana effective July 1, and it’s high time for local entrepreneurs seeing green. One company, Greenrush Tr...
DraftKings Balks at Massachusetts’ Classification of DFS as ‘Online Gaming’
DraftKings Balks at Massachusetts’ Classification of DFS as ‘Online Gaming’
John Reger July 26th, 2017
Boston-based DraftKings is finding they have no home-field advantage when taking on the state of Massachusetts. The popular daily fantasy sports provider i...
WSOP Circuit Superstar Maurice Hawkins Sued by Backer for $23K
WSOP Circuit Superstar Maurice Hawkins Sued by Backer for $23K
Jon Sofen July 25th, 2017
It’s not the first time a prominent poker pro has ended up in a financial disagreement with a backer, but it is the first time that arguably the most suc...
Absolute Poker’s Scott Tom Accepts $300K Plea Deal to Avoid Jail as Feds Wind Down Black Friday Cases
Absolute Poker’s Scott Tom Accepts $300K Plea Deal to Avoid Jail as Feds Wind Down Black Friday Cases
John Reger July 19th, 2017
Scott Tom, former Absolute Poker president and Black Friday defendant, apparently has reached a plea deal with US prosecutors that will see him facing mini...
Viktor Blom Makes $500K in a Day, 2017’s Biggest Online Winner Still Leads, Up $1.66M
Viktor Blom Makes $500K in a Day, 2017’s Biggest Online Winner Still Leads, Up $1.66M
Chad Holloway July 27th, 2017
Viktor Blom, known online as “Isildur1,” was nowhere to be found this summer during the 2017 World Series of Poker. That’s because he decided to stay...
Friends Who Invested in WSOP 2017 Main Event Winner Scott Blumstein Now $40K Richer
Friends Who Invested in WSOP 2017 Main Event Winner Scott Blumstein Now $40K Richer
Jon Sofen July 26th, 2017
2017 WSOP Main Event winner Scott Blumstein wasn’t the only person benefiting from the deuce on the river that beat Dan Ott on the final hand of poker...
Taehoon Han Ships PokerStars Festival Korean Main Event Against More Seasoned Opponent
Taehoon Han Ships PokerStars Festival Korean Main Event Against More Seasoned Opponent
Chad Holloway July 26th, 2017
Earlier this week, New Zealand’s Taehoon Han won the PokerStars Festival Korean Main Event to capture a ₩83,130,000 ($74,651) first-place prize. It was...
WSOP Circuit Superstar Maurice Hawkins Sued by Backer for $23K
WSOP Circuit Superstar Maurice Hawkins Sued by Backer for $23K
Jon Sofen July 25th, 2017
It’s not the first time a prominent poker pro has ended up in a financial disagreement with a backer, but it is the first time that arguably the most suc...
PokerStars Brings Megastack Tourneys to New Jersey to Boost Play Both Live and Online
PokerStars Brings Megastack Tourneys to New Jersey to Boost Play Both Live and Online
Daniel Smyth July 10th, 2017
PokerStars is expanding its live tournament offerings by launching a US version of its low-stakes MEGASTACK series. (Emphasis theirs.) PokerStars NJ went l...
PokerStars Rolls Out New Rewards Program, Whether You Like it or Not
PokerStars Rolls Out New Rewards Program, Whether You Like it or Not
Jon Sofen July 6th, 2017
For better or for worse. That could be the slogan PokerStars uses for its new rewards program, Stars Rewards, which went into effect across all markets Jul...
Bolt and Hart to Faceoff as Part of PokerStars Latest Promo
Bolt and Hart to Faceoff as Part of PokerStars Latest Promo
Daniel Smyth July 3rd, 2017
PokerStars is doubling down on its recent #RaiseIt social media campaign with a dual promotion featuring Usain Bolt and Kevin Hart. After signing sprinter ...
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. ...
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...
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 ...
Friends Who Invested in WSOP 2017 Main Event Winner Scott Blumstein Now $40K Richer
Friends Who Invested in WSOP 2017 Main Event Winner Scott Blumstein Now $40K Richer
Jon Sofen July 26th, 2017
2017 WSOP Main Event winner Scott Blumstein wasn’t the only person benefiting from the deuce on the river that beat Dan Ott on the final hand of poker...
Taehoon Han Ships PokerStars Festival Korean Main Event Against More Seasoned Opponent
Taehoon Han Ships PokerStars Festival Korean Main Event Against More Seasoned Opponent
Chad Holloway July 26th, 2017
Earlier this week, New Zealand’s Taehoon Han won the PokerStars Festival Korean Main Event to capture a ₩83,130,000 ($74,651) first-place prize. It was...
WSOP Circuit Superstar Maurice Hawkins Sued by Backer for $23K
WSOP Circuit Superstar Maurice Hawkins Sued by Backer for $23K
Jon Sofen July 25th, 2017
It’s not the first time a prominent poker pro has ended up in a financial disagreement with a backer, but it is the first time that arguably the most suc...
Matthew Vignali Wins MSPT Potawatomi, More Than 1,600 Entrants Set Wisconsin Tournament Record
Matthew Vignali Wins MSPT Potawatomi, More Than 1,600 Entrants Set Wisconsin Tournament Record
Chad Holloway July 25th, 2017
On Sunday night, the Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) $350 Regional Event at Potawatomi Casino saw 47-year-old local attorney and recreational poker player Mat...
Absolute Poker’s Scott Tom Accepts $300K Plea Deal to Avoid Jail as Feds Wind Down Black Friday Cases
Absolute Poker’s Scott Tom Accepts $300K Plea Deal to Avoid Jail as Feds Wind Down Black Friday Cases
John Reger July 19th, 2017
Scott Tom, former Absolute Poker president and Black Friday defendant, apparently has reached a plea deal with US prosecutors that will see him facing mini...
Paul Senat, Charged with Manslaughter in Death of FSU Star’s Dad, Wins $101,444 in WSOP Main Event
Paul Senat, Charged with Manslaughter in Death of FSU Star’s Dad, Wins $101,444 in WSOP Main Event
Chad Holloway July 18th, 2017
The 2017 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event is down to the final table of nine, but one man who won’t be seated there is 37-year-old Paul Senat....
Alec Torelli (Finally) Responds to Doug Polk’s Angle Shooting Accusation
Alec Torelli (Finally) Responds to Doug Polk’s Angle Shooting Accusation
Jon Sofen July 4th, 2017
Alec Torelli responded to Doug Polk’s claim that he angle shot an “amateur” on an episode of Poker Night in America. The poker pro posted a video on ...
Operation Toker Poker: Players Linked to Major Underground Marijuana Network in Colorado
Operation Toker Poker: Players Linked to Major Underground Marijuana Network in Colorado
Daniel Smyth June 30th, 2017
What started out as a friendly poker game among high school buds grew into a major black market marijuana distribution ring that resulted in the largest po...