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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 way through the Legislature. […]

New York Online Poker One Step Closer to Reality

New York Online Poker One Step Closer to Reality

Jon Sofen - February 18th, 2017

A New York online poker bill is moving along at a rapid pace. The Senate Gaming Committee voted unanimously (11-0) to accept the proposal to legalize internet poker in the […]

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 partnered with […]

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 solution […]

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 took to […]

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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...
2017 Super High Roller Bowl Field at Aria (Almost) Finalized, $16.8M in Pot
2017 Super High Roller Bowl Field at Aria (Almost) Finalized, $16.8M in Pot
Jon Sofen February 22nd, 2017
The 2017 Super High Roller Bowl at Aria Resort and Casino in Las Vegas is now just one player shy of filling its 56 seats. That participant in this $300,00...
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...
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...
Absolute Poker Founder Scott Tom Goes Heads Up with US Government
Absolute Poker Founder Scott Tom Goes Heads Up with US Government
John Reger February 24th, 2017
Scott Tom ended his long run from the law on Thursday, walking into a Manhattan courtroom to face charges levied against him back in 2011. The former fugit...
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...
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...
Absolute Poker Founder Scott Tom Goes Heads Up with US Government
Absolute Poker Founder Scott Tom Goes Heads Up with US Government
John Reger February 24th, 2017
Scott Tom ended his long run from the law on Thursday, walking into a Manhattan courtroom to face charges levied against him back in 2011. The former fugit...
Jason Mercier Scoops Two at American Poker Awards, David Peters Honored as GPI Player of the Year
Jason Mercier Scoops Two at American Poker Awards, David Peters Honored as GPI Player of the Year
Jon Sofen February 24th, 2017
Jason Mercier is garnering so many accolades, trophies, and cashes, eventually he’s going to be “so sick and tired of winning,” as President Donald T...
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...
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 [&...
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...
2017 Super High Roller Bowl Field at Aria (Almost) Finalized, $16.8M in Pot
2017 Super High Roller Bowl Field at Aria (Almost) Finalized, $16.8M in Pot
Jon Sofen February 22nd, 2017
The 2017 Super High Roller Bowl at Aria Resort and Casino in Las Vegas is now just one player shy of filling its 56 seats. That participant in this $300,00...
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...
Jason Mercier Scoops Two at American Poker Awards, David Peters Honored as GPI Player of the Year
Jason Mercier Scoops Two at American Poker Awards, David Peters Honored as GPI Player of the Year
Jon Sofen February 24th, 2017
Jason Mercier is garnering so many accolades, trophies, and cashes, eventually he’s going to be “so sick and tired of winning,” as President Donald T...
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...
Maurice Hawkins Wins Ninth WSOP Circuit Ring to Tie All-Time Record
Maurice Hawkins Wins Ninth WSOP Circuit Ring to Tie All-Time Record
Chad Holloway February 23rd, 2017
This past weekend, Maurice Hawkins topped a field of 167 entrants to win the last event of the World Series of Poker Circuit Palm Beach Kennel Club (PBKC) ...
Indian Math Student Plus Poker Equals Money For College in Scotland
Indian Math Student Plus Poker Equals Money For College in Scotland
John Reger February 22nd, 2017
While most students have their parents pay for college or apply for student loans or grants, India’s Anmol Srivats used his poker-playing skills to f...
Absolute Poker Founder Scott Tom Goes Heads Up with US Government
Absolute Poker Founder Scott Tom Goes Heads Up with US Government
John Reger February 24th, 2017
Scott Tom ended his long run from the law on Thursday, walking into a Manhattan courtroom to face charges levied against him back in 2011. The former fugit...
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 ...