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WPT Cancels South Korea Stop Amid Political Tension and Nuclear Disputes WPT Cancels South Korea Stop Amid Political Tension and Nuclear Disputes
Daniel Smyth - March 17th, 2017

The World Poker Tour (WPT) was forced into an unprecedented move this week, due to political tensions between China, South Korea, and the US. As part of its international roster […]

Lance Howard, Jake Hommen & Brian McDaniel Among 2017 Chicago Poker Classic Winners

Lance Howard, Jake Hommen & Brian McDaniel Among 2017 Chicago Poker Classic Winners

Chad Holloway - March 16th, 2017

There are few tournament festivals in the Midwest as big and prestigious as the annual Chicago Poker Classic, which takes place at Horseshoe Hammond just east of the Windy City. […]

Mike Del Vecchio Last Man Standing at WPT Rolling Thunder

Mike Del Vecchio Last Man Standing at WPT Rolling Thunder

Jon Sofen - March 16th, 2017

Mike Del Vecchio is the champion of the 2017 WPT Rolling Thunder at Thunder Valley Casino Resort in Lincoln, California. He won $284,638 and earned his way into the exclusive […]

Poker Maven Ben Affleck Not Sure What’s in the Cards After Exiting Rehab

Poker Maven Ben Affleck Not Sure What’s in the Cards After Exiting Rehab

John Reger - March 15th, 2017

Facing divorce and a rocky career patch, actor and poker aficionado Ben Affleck announced on Tuesday that he’d completed a second stint in an alcohol treatment program. His first trip […]

Welsh Player Dafydd Joseph Wins Entry to Vegas Championship Via UK Pub Poker League

Welsh Player Dafydd Joseph Wins Entry to Vegas Championship Via UK Pub Poker League

Chad Holloway - March 15th, 2017

This past weekend, the Nuts Poker League, a pub poker league in the UK, held their England/Wales National Finals at Grosvenor Casino in Coventry. It took more than 11 hours […]

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NFL Star Jason Taylor to Host Charity Poker Tournament March 29 in South Florida
NFL Star Jason Taylor to Host Charity Poker Tournament March 29 in South Florida
Jon Sofen March 23rd, 2017
Former NFL star Jason Taylor will host a charity poker tournament at Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood, Florida on March 29. The recent Pro Football H...
Apocalypto Star Rudy Youngblood Arrested for Poker Room Bust Up
Apocalypto Star Rudy Youngblood Arrested for Poker Room Bust Up
Daniel Smyth March 20th, 2017
Apocalypto star Rudy Youngblood was arrested for reportedly being drunk and disorderly inside Miami’s Miccosukee Resort & Gaming’s poker ro...
Sheldon Adelson Rumor: Casino Mogul Wants Wynn Resort, Steve Wynn’s Stocks Get a Boost
Sheldon Adelson Rumor: Casino Mogul Wants Wynn Resort, Steve Wynn’s Stocks Get a Boost
Jon Sofen March 19th, 2017
Sheldon Adelson is reportedly interested in obtaining ownership of Wynn-Encore Casino Resort in Las Vegas. After the rumors began swirling of the casino mo...
Mystery Surrounds Death of Indian Poker Player Living in Australia
Mystery Surrounds Death of Indian Poker Player Living in Australia
John Reger March 17th, 2017
There are far more questions than answers in the short life of poker player Aneesh Augustine, and his family is desperate to resolve that reality. Workers ...
Libratus Poker Win Paves Way for Microsoft Minecraft Challenge
Libratus Poker Win Paves Way for Microsoft Minecraft Challenge
Daniel Smyth March 20th, 2017
When Libratus beat four established poker pros, it not only shocked the community but paved the way for a new generation of artificial intelligence (AI) ch...
Sheldon Adelson Rumor: Casino Mogul Wants Wynn Resort, Steve Wynn’s Stocks Get a Boost
Sheldon Adelson Rumor: Casino Mogul Wants Wynn Resort, Steve Wynn’s Stocks Get a Boost
Jon Sofen March 19th, 2017
Sheldon Adelson is reportedly interested in obtaining ownership of Wynn-Encore Casino Resort in Las Vegas. After the rumors began swirling of the casino mo...
Full Flush Poker Domain Purchase, But It’s Not What You Think
Full Flush Poker Domain Purchase, But It’s Not What You Think
Jon Sofen March 13th, 2017
The Full Flush Poker domain has been purchased by an unknown “affiliate,” but there won’t be any games to play. The defunct online poker site mysteri...
Amaya Ex-CEO David Baazov Sells Off Multimillions in Company Stock, Causing Some to Wonder “Why Now?”
Amaya Ex-CEO David Baazov Sells Off Multimillions in Company Stock, Causing Some to Wonder “Why Now?”
Jon Sofen March 9th, 2017
David Baazov’s stake in PokerStars’ parent company has been substantially cut down. The former Amaya Inc. CEO has sold off CAD$133 million (US$98.43 mi...
Australian Online Poker Officially Banned Down Under
Australian Online Poker Officially Banned Down Under
Jon Sofen March 22nd, 2017
Online poker and live sports betting have officially been banned in Australia. Huffington Post Australia, one of the leading political news websites in the...
Apocalypto Star Rudy Youngblood Arrested for Poker Room Bust Up
Apocalypto Star Rudy Youngblood Arrested for Poker Room Bust Up
Daniel Smyth March 20th, 2017
Apocalypto star Rudy Youngblood was arrested for reportedly being drunk and disorderly inside Miami’s Miccosukee Resort & Gaming’s poker ro...
WSOPC Player Jeremy Drewery, Charged with Extorting Drug Dealer, Gets Hit with Additional Charges
WSOPC Player Jeremy Drewery, Charged with Extorting Drug Dealer, Gets Hit with Additional Charges
Daniel Smyth March 13th, 2017
Jeremy Drewery, a WSOPC player with over $300,000 in live tournament earnings and a former Shelby County, Tennessee sheriff’s deputy, has been hit wi...
Black Friday Prosecutor Preet Bharara Ousted as US Attorney, Defies Call to Resign
Black Friday Prosecutor Preet Bharara Ousted as US Attorney, Defies Call to Resign
John Reger March 13th, 2017
US Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara, the man responsible for the prosecutions of the 13 Black Friday poker figures, as well as ...
NFL Star Jason Taylor to Host Charity Poker Tournament March 29 in South Florida
NFL Star Jason Taylor to Host Charity Poker Tournament March 29 in South Florida
Jon Sofen March 23rd, 2017
Former NFL star Jason Taylor will host a charity poker tournament at Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood, Florida on March 29. The recent Pro Football H...
PokerStars New Jersey Celebrates One-Year Anniversary But Has It Been a Success?
PokerStars New Jersey Celebrates One-Year Anniversary But Has It Been a Success?
Chad Holloway March 23rd, 2017
On Tuesday, March 2, PokerStars celebrated its one-year anniversary of being back in the United States, or at least New Jersey. In recognition of the miles...
Australian Online Poker Officially Banned Down Under
Australian Online Poker Officially Banned Down Under
Jon Sofen March 22nd, 2017
Online poker and live sports betting have officially been banned in Australia. Huffington Post Australia, one of the leading political news websites in the...
Michigan charity poker scandal Includes Woman Accused of Embezzling From Children’s Charity Poker Events
Michigan charity poker scandal Includes Woman Accused of Embezzling From Children’s Charity Poker Events
John Reger March 22nd, 2017
A Flushing, Michigan woman is facing up to 50 years in prison for allegedly embezzling $20,000 through benefit poker events that were intended to benefit a...
PokerVision Network to Launch in the United States April 1st
PokerVision Network to Launch in the United States April 1st
Jon Sofen February 25th, 2017
The PokerVision Network will enter the United States market April 1. When it launches, the digital eSports and poker channel will air on the Action Channel...
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 [&...
Mystery Surrounds Death of Indian Poker Player Living in Australia
Mystery Surrounds Death of Indian Poker Player Living in Australia
John Reger March 17th, 2017
There are far more questions than answers in the short life of poker player Aneesh Augustine, and his family is desperate to resolve that reality. Workers ...
WSOPE Heads to EU’s Largest Cardroom for Three Weeks & 11 Bracelet Events
WSOPE Heads to EU’s Largest Cardroom for Three Weeks & 11 Bracelet Events
Chad Holloway March 9th, 2017
The 2017 World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE), which late last year was moved to King’s Casino Rozvadov in the Czech Republic, will take place October 19...
WSOP $1 Million Global Championship Returns to Harrah’s Cherokee in August
WSOP $1 Million Global Championship Returns to Harrah’s Cherokee in August
Chad Holloway March 1st, 2017
For the third consecutive year, the World Series of Poker Circuit will hold its finale at Harrah’s Cherokee. The televised WSOP Global Championship, whic...
Florida’s Seminole Hard Rock Casino to Host Marquee WPT Events
Florida’s Seminole Hard Rock Casino to Host Marquee WPT Events
Jon Sofen February 23rd, 2017
March and April are going to be busy months for Florida’s Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, as the poker room will play host to four premiere Worl...
NFL Star Jason Taylor to Host Charity Poker Tournament March 29 in South Florida
NFL Star Jason Taylor to Host Charity Poker Tournament March 29 in South Florida
Jon Sofen March 23rd, 2017
Former NFL star Jason Taylor will host a charity poker tournament at Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood, Florida on March 29. The recent Pro Football H...
Poker Villain Abraham Korotki Wins WSOPC Harrah’s Atlantic City Main Event for $117,645
Poker Villain Abraham Korotki Wins WSOPC Harrah’s Atlantic City Main Event for $117,645
Chad Holloway March 22nd, 2017
Good guys don’t always win, which was evidenced this past weekend when Abraham Korotki, one of the biggest heels in poker, took down his second World Ser...
Kenny Smaron Wins PSC Panama Main Event for $293,860; High Rollers Disgruntled with PokerStars
Kenny Smaron Wins PSC Panama Main Event for $293,860; High Rollers Disgruntled with PokerStars
Chad Holloway March 21st, 2017
The PokerStars Championship Panama, which took place at the Sortis Hotel, Spa & Casino in Panama City, spanned 11 days and hosted dozens of events. Tha...
Tom Dwan (Finally) Cashed in a Poker Tournament
Tom Dwan (Finally) Cashed in a Poker Tournament
Jon Sofen March 21st, 2017
Tom Dwan scored his first cash in a live poker tournament since 2014. He finished 2nd in a Super High Roller event at the 2017 Macau Billionaire Poker Spri...
Michigan charity poker scandal Includes Woman Accused of Embezzling From Children’s Charity Poker Events
Michigan charity poker scandal Includes Woman Accused of Embezzling From Children’s Charity Poker Events
John Reger March 22nd, 2017
A Flushing, Michigan woman is facing up to 50 years in prison for allegedly embezzling $20,000 through benefit poker events that were intended to benefit a...
Apocalypto Star Rudy Youngblood Arrested for Poker Room Bust Up
Apocalypto Star Rudy Youngblood Arrested for Poker Room Bust Up
Daniel Smyth March 20th, 2017
Apocalypto star Rudy Youngblood was arrested for reportedly being drunk and disorderly inside Miami’s Miccosukee Resort & Gaming’s poker ro...
Mystery Surrounds Death of Indian Poker Player Living in Australia
Mystery Surrounds Death of Indian Poker Player Living in Australia
John Reger March 17th, 2017
There are far more questions than answers in the short life of poker player Aneesh Augustine, and his family is desperate to resolve that reality. Workers ...
WPT Cancels South Korea Stop Amid Political Tension and Nuclear Disputes
WPT Cancels South Korea Stop Amid Political Tension and Nuclear Disputes
Daniel Smyth March 17th, 2017
The World Poker Tour (WPT) was forced into an unprecedented move this week, due to political tensions between China, South Korea, and the US. As part of it...