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Poker Player Shannon Soroka Robs Home of WPT G.O.A.T. Darren Elias, Police Say Poker Player Shannon Soroka Robs Home of WPT G.O.A.T. Darren Elias, Police Say
Jon Sofen - March 23rd, 2019 Police say poker player Shannon Soroka robbed the New Jersey home of WPT champion Darren Elias on Thursday. No one was physically harmed during the incident and the alleged perpetrator […]
Vloggers Play Integral Role in Growing Poker, But Do They Get Attention They Deserve?

Vloggers Play Integral Role in Growing Poker, But Do They Get Attention They Deserve?

Jon Sofen - March 22nd, 2019
Vloggers such as Brad Owen represent the future of poker, at least for how fans consume the game. But despite playing a key role in bringing players to card rooms, […]
Grosvenor Casinos Pro David Haye Loses It During Latest Training Session (VIDEO)

Grosvenor Casinos Pro David Haye Loses It During Latest Training Session (VIDEO)

Daniel Smyth - March 22nd, 2019
Hard-hitting David Haye has been back in training for his forthcoming battle with Grosvenor Casinos’ GUKPT Goliath but it seems the pressure could be getting to him. Despite faring better […]
GPI Responds to Global Poker Awards Critics, Seeks People’s Choice Award Nominations

GPI Responds to Global Poker Awards Critics, Seeks People’s Choice Award Nominations

Jon Sofen - March 21st, 2019
Critics won’t deter the GPI from hosting the Global Poker Awards as scheduled on April 5, the company said on Twitter. But the organization promised to “improve the voting process” […]
888 Poker Debuts New Poker 8 Software Platform, But Not All Players Are Embracing Change

888 Poker Debuts New Poker 8 Software Platform, But Not All Players Are Embracing Change

CardsChat News - March 20th, 2019
888 Poker rolled out the first stages of its new Poker 8 platform on Monday, giving players a major update to the look and feel of the site’s poker client. […]
March Madness Betting Guide: Where You Can Legally Wager on NCAA Tournament Games in US

March Madness Betting Guide: Where You Can Legally Wager on NCAA Tournament Games in US

Jon Sofen - March 20th, 2019
For the first time ever, Americans can legally wager on the NCAA Tournament from outside Nevada. Not that laws ever stopped anyone from getting action before. But legal sports betting […]
Bellagio Poker Room Robbery Suspect a ‘Brazen Criminal,’ Committed Same Crime in 2017, Police Say

Bellagio Poker Room Robbery Suspect a ‘Brazen Criminal,’ Committed Same Crime in 2017, Police Say

Jon Sofen - March 19th, 2019
Las Vegas Metro police on Tuesday confirmed that Friday’s Bellagio poker room robbery suspect committed the same crime at the same place in November 2017, closing the books on a […]
March Madness Betting: Duke Enters NCAA Tournament as Biggest Favorite in Four Years

March Madness Betting: Duke Enters NCAA Tournament as Biggest Favorite in Four Years

CardsChat News - March 19th, 2019
As millions of people prepare to fill out their NCAA tournament brackets, the Duke Blue Devils are coming into March Madness as the biggest favorites since the Kentucky Wildcats in […]
Global Poker Awards Nominees Criticized by Poker Community

Global Poker Awards Nominees Criticized by Poker Community

Jon Sofen - March 19th, 2019
The Global Poker Index released on Monday what turned out to be controversial nominees for its April 5 Global Poker Awards ceremony (live on PokerGo). Two categories – Streamer of […]
PokerStars Strikes Back at Partypoker with Spin-n-Go Monte Carlo Satellites

PokerStars Strikes Back at Partypoker with Spin-n-Go Monte Carlo Satellites

Daniel Smyth - March 19th, 2019
PokerStars’ promo team has hit back at its rivals over at Partypoker with a new series of Spin & Go satellites for EPT Monte Carlo. In what’s becoming one of […]
Vegas Vlogger Reports Weather Delays Might Push Back Opening of Raiders Stadium

Vegas Vlogger Reports Weather Delays Might Push Back Opening of Raiders Stadium

CardsChat News - March 18th, 2019
The Las Vegas poker community has vocally supported the Vegas Golden Knights, and it’s likely the Raiders will see the same level of support from locals once they make the […]
Bellagio Poker Room Robbery Suspect Dead, Possible Link to 2017 Heist at Same Las Vegas Casino?

Bellagio Poker Room Robbery Suspect Dead, Possible Link to 2017 Heist at Same Las Vegas Casino?

Jon Sofen - March 18th, 2019
Was Friday’s Bellagio poker room robbery suspect the perpetrator in the same crime at the same casino in 2017? We don’t have that answer, yet. But Las Vegas Metro police […]
Partypoker Deals Another Blow to PokerStars as Sit-n-Go War Continues

Partypoker Deals Another Blow to PokerStars as Sit-n-Go War Continues

Daniel Smyth - March 18th, 2019
The ongoing sit & go war between Partypoker and PokerStars has taken another twist this week thanks to a new $1,500 cash giveaway from the former. Going live on March […]
Latvian Pro Vitalijs Zavorotnijs Wins Big at WPT Barcelona

Latvian Pro Vitalijs Zavorotnijs Wins Big at WPT Barcelona

Daniel Smyth - March 18th, 2019
Vitalijs Zavorotnijs has become the latest World Poker Tour (WPT) champions after taking down another stacked main event in Barcelona. Always a popular European stop, Barcelona brought out the masses […]
Non-WSOP Las Vegas Summer Poker Tournaments Schedules Taking Shape

Non-WSOP Las Vegas Summer Poker Tournaments Schedules Taking Shape

Jon Sofen - March 17th, 2019
WSOP events are far from the only major poker tournaments in Las Vegas in the summer. Many casinos around town have released their schedules for what is sure to be […]
Poker Tour GOATs: Who Beasts the WPT, WSOP, MSPT, HPT, EPT, and Other Circuit Brands

Poker Tour GOATs: Who Beasts the WPT, WSOP, MSPT, HPT, EPT, and Other Circuit Brands

Jon Sofen - March 16th, 2019
Darren Elias capped off yet another impressive run in a WPT event at the L.A. Poker Classic on Monday with a third place finish. Few will argue he isn’t the […]
Bellagio Poker Room Robbed (Again), LVMPD Officer Shot During Gunfight at Valet

Bellagio Poker Room Robbed (Again), LVMPD Officer Shot During Gunfight at Valet

Jon Sofen - March 16th, 2019
For the second time in 16 months, the Bellagio poker room was robbed on Friday night. This time, however, the suspect, who allegedly shot at a bulletproof vest-wearing police officer […]
Disappointing New Jersey Online Poker Industry Shows Minimal Improvement in February

Disappointing New Jersey Online Poker Industry Shows Minimal Improvement in February

Jon Sofen - March 15th, 2019
At this point, it’s clear the shared player pool with Nevada is having no positive impact on the New Jersey online poker industry. February’s results are in and while overall […]
Inquest Hears Satnav Failure Led to WSOPE Crash that Killed Emma Fryer

Inquest Hears Satnav Failure Led to WSOPE Crash that Killed Emma Fryer

Daniel Smyth - March 15th, 2019
An inquest into the death of British poker pro Emma Fryer has returned a verdict of death by road traffic collision. Reviewing the 2017 incident, coroner Peter Sigee heard testimony […]
It’s Lima Time: Viny Lima Grinds Out Marathon WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open Final Table

It’s Lima Time: Viny Lima Grinds Out Marathon WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open Final Table

Jon Sofen - March 14th, 2019
It took 11 hours to finish the WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open final table after a two-month delay, but the wait was worth it for Viny Lima who shipped the […]
Michigan Online Poker Bill Gaining Momentum After Positive Committee Hearing

Michigan Online Poker Bill Gaining Momentum After Positive Committee Hearing

CardsChat News - March 13th, 2019
Lawmakers in Michigan appear to be lining up behind online gambling bills, with the prospects growing that residents of the state may soon be able to legally play poker on […]
Erkut Yilmaz Earns Second WPT Title This Year at Rolling Thunder

Erkut Yilmaz Earns Second WPT Title This Year at Rolling Thunder

Jon Sofen - March 13th, 2019
Erkut Yilmaz, six months after having won the WPT Borgata Poker Open, shipped the WPT Rolling Thunder on Tuesday for $303,920, defeating a tough final table that included two past […]
Beer Drinking Frank Stepuchin Chugs His Way to WPT Gardens Poker Championship Title

Beer Drinking Frank Stepuchin Chugs His Way to WPT Gardens Poker Championship Title

Jon Sofen - March 13th, 2019
If he hasn’t already drank Las Vegas dry, Frank Stepuchin can crack open another a cold one to celebrate his WPT Gardens Poker Championship on Tuesday night for $548,825. Stepuchin […]
Jaime Staples Set to Join Partypoker Team Online in May, Joining His Brother Matt

Jaime Staples Set to Join Partypoker Team Online in May, Joining His Brother Matt

CardsChat News - March 12th, 2019
One of the most popular poker streamers on Twitch is joining the rapidly growing Partypoker Team Online, as Jaime Staples has announced that he will soon become the latest member […]
Dropped Poker Pots Fail to Dampen Record Year for 888 Holdings

Dropped Poker Pots Fail to Dampen Record Year for 888 Holdings

Daniel Smyth - March 12th, 2019
888 Holdings enjoyed a record year in 2018 despite online poker revenue taking a dive along with the group’s overall revenue. Although overall revenue took a 2 percent hit last […]
David ‘ODB’ Baker Wins WPT L.A. Poker Classic, Darren Elias Out in Third

David ‘ODB’ Baker Wins WPT L.A. Poker Classic, Darren Elias Out in Third

Jon Sofen - March 12th, 2019
David “ODB” Baker, in front of a boisterous cheering section at the HyperX Esports Arena in Las Vegas, shipped the 2019 WPT L.A. Poker Classic for $1,015,000, while World Poker […]
Timothy Adams Outlasts Bryn Kenney to Win Triton Poker Super High Roller Series Jeju Main Event

Timothy Adams Outlasts Bryn Kenney to Win Triton Poker Super High Roller Series Jeju Main Event

CardsChat News - March 11th, 2019
Timothy Adams claimed the Triton Poker Super High Roller Series Jeju Main Event title on Saturday, an achievement that earned him the largest cash of his career. The tournament, which […]
9Stacks Helping Indian Online Poker with WSOP Promo

9Stacks Helping Indian Online Poker with WSOP Promo

Daniel Smyth - March 11th, 2019
Indian online poker site 9Stacks is doing its bit to help local players take part in the game’s biggest tournament festival with a new Las Vegas giveaway. Going live on […]
Successful Season Continues as Ben Maregedze Wins Bumper GUKPT Manchester

Successful Season Continues as Ben Maregedze Wins Bumper GUKPT Manchester

Daniel Smyth - March 11th, 2019
The Grosvenor UK Poker Tour (GUKPT) rolled into Manchester on March and when the season’s second successful showdown was over on March 10, Ben Maregedze was the big winner. Following […]
Doug Polk Illegal Bet Costs Philly Casino $30K Fine

Doug Polk Illegal Bet Costs Philly Casino $30K Fine

Jon Sofen - March 10th, 2019
A $42,000 coin flip at SugarHouse Casino in 2017 between Doug Polk and commercial real estate manager Jeremy Kaufman was deemed illegal by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. As a […]
Poker Players Debate Hot Button Issue: What are your Favorite Cereals?

Poker Players Debate Hot Button Issue: What are your Favorite Cereals?

Jon Sofen - March 9th, 2019
Thanks to a David Williams tweet, poker players on social media have been busy debating a very important topic. Perhaps, the most crucial issue ever discussed on Poker Twitter. No, […]
Million Dollar Cash Game 3.0: ‘Live at the Bike’ Hosts Another Epic Poker Game Friday

Million Dollar Cash Game 3.0: ‘Live at the Bike’ Hosts Another Epic Poker Game Friday

Jon Sofen - March 8th, 2019
After last week’s epic million-dollar cash game, “Live at the Bike” decided to give it another go. On Friday night at 6 pm PT, a table full of wealthy and […]
New Blockchain-Based Poker Site Wants to Redefine Freerolls

New Blockchain-Based Poker Site Wants to Redefine Freerolls

Daniel Smyth - March 8th, 2019
A new blockchain-based poker site featuring an innovative loyalty system is set to host its first freeroll with real prizes on March 9. Branding itself the “world’s first free online […]
Inaugural Global Poker Awards on PokerGo, Presented by PokerStars, To Honor Game’s Biggest Stars

Inaugural Global Poker Awards on PokerGo, Presented by PokerStars, To Honor Game’s Biggest Stars

Jon Sofen - March 7th, 2019
On April 5, PokerGo will livestream the first annual Global Poker Awards Presented by PokerStars in Las Vegas. The awards ceremony. which is replacing the American and also European Poker […]
Poker in India Surging as GPL and PokerStars Unleash New Innovations (VIDEO)

Poker in India Surging as GPL and PokerStars Unleash New Innovations (VIDEO)

Daniel Smyth - March 7th, 2019
The evolution of poker in India continued recently thanks to new moves by the Global Poker League (GPL) and PokerStars. Following the conclusion of GPL India Season 1, the tournament […]
Darren Elias Leads L.A. Poker Classic Final Table, Seeks Fifth WPT Title

Darren Elias Leads L.A. Poker Classic Final Table, Seeks Fifth WPT Title

Jon Sofen - March 6th, 2019
In what could be labeled as predictable news, Darren Elias has a huge chip lead heading into the March 11 final table in the 2019 L.A. Poker Classic. The New […]
Do Unlimited Re-Entry Tournaments Help or Hurt Poker?

Do Unlimited Re-Entry Tournaments Help or Hurt Poker?

Jon Sofen - March 6th, 2019
High-stakes poker crusher Ali Imsirovic, one of poker’s bright young stars, recently won the $2,200 WSOP Circuit High Roller at the Rio in Las Vegas on his seventh bullet. Yes, seventh. […]
Patsy Humphreys, Biggest Phil Ivey Fan in the World, Passed Away

Patsy Humphreys, Biggest Phil Ivey Fan in the World, Passed Away

Jon Sofen - March 6th, 2019
Patsy Humphreys, the famous long-time fan of Phil Ivey, passed away March 3 due to complications of Pneumonia, COPD, and a hiatal hernia. She was 83. Humphreys and her husband […]
Michael Soyza Takes Down Triton Super High Roller Series Jeju Six Max Event to Win $1.4M

Michael Soyza Takes Down Triton Super High Roller Series Jeju Six Max Event to Win $1.4M

CardsChat News - March 6th, 2019
Michael Soyza earned the largest prize of his poker career on Tuesday, winning the HKD 500,000 ($63,700) buy-in Six Max event at the Triton Super High Roller Series Jeju after […]
Devan Tang Outlasts Peter Jetten to Win Triton Jeju Short Deck Ante Only Event

Devan Tang Outlasts Peter Jetten to Win Triton Jeju Short Deck Ante Only Event

CardsChat News - March 5th, 2019
Devan Tang of Hong Kong outlasted a field of high-stakes pros before defeating Canadian Peter Jetten in heads-up play to win the Triton Poker Super High Roller Series Jeju HKD […]
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