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Antonio Buonanno Beats Jack Salter to Wrap EPT Monte Carlo Antonio Buonanno Beats Jack Salter to Wrap EPT Monte Carlo
Jennifer Newell - May 7th, 2014

Italian Antonio Buonanno had his eye on an EPT title for years, playing numerous European Poker Tour tournaments. And on May 2, he captured victory in the most prestigious of […]

Philipp Gruissem Wins EPT Monte Carlo High Roller

Philipp Gruissem Wins EPT Monte Carlo High Roller

Jennifer Newell - May 7th, 2014

Most recreational players don’t yet know the name of Philipp Gruissem, but those who follow the high-stakes world of poker are very aware. The German has been winning live tournaments […]

Is the Equity Poker Network Banning Good Players?

Is the Equity Poker Network Banning Good Players?

Philip Conneller - May 6th, 2014

Bizarre rumblings on the TwoPlusTwo poker forums, where some players have accused the Equity Poker Network of banning them for being “too good” at poker. One forum poster claimed that […]

Ben Affleck Busted for Las Vegas Hard Rock Card-Counting

Ben Affleck Busted for Las Vegas Hard Rock Card-Counting

Philip Conneller - May 6th, 2014

Hollywood megastar Ben Affleck has been barred from the blackjack tables of the Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas for card-counting, it emerged last week. And it seems the Oscar […]

Vadim Trincher Sentenced to Five Years for Russian Mob Links

Vadim Trincher Sentenced to Five Years for Russian Mob Links

Philip Conneller - May 5th, 2014

Former WPT winner Vadim Trincher has been sentenced to five years in prison by a New York judge for his role in organizing a wide-scale racketeering and money-laundering operation with […]

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Construction of $4 Billion Resorts World Las Vegas to Start in 2017
Construction of $4 Billion Resorts World Las Vegas to Start in 2017
Daniel Smyth May 21st, 2017
The construction of Resorts World Las Vegas is set to get underway in the third quarter of 2017 according to a statement from the Genting Group. The $4 bil...
Bodog Bets Big on Brazil with H2 Poker Club Partnership
Bodog Bets Big on Brazil with H2 Poker Club Partnership
John Reger May 17th, 2017
The Bodog brand is looking to add a little bite to its bark by sponsoring a Brazilian card room. The foray into live poker is part of a Latin and South [&...
MGM Resorts Ready to Get in On New Jersey’s Online Gambling Game
MGM Resorts Ready to Get in On New Jersey’s Online Gambling Game
Jon Sofen May 4th, 2017
MGM Resorts International is ready to wade into online gambling waters in New Jersey. No launch date has been set, but the Las Vegas-based casino giant sai...
Nevada Gaming Revenues Jump on March Madness Betting Gains
Nevada Gaming Revenues Jump on March Madness Betting Gains
Daniel Smyth April 29th, 2017
The Nevada Gaming Control Board (GCB) released its latest monthly revenue report last week. Casinos across the state won more than $991 million from bettor...
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 ...
UK Regulators Investigating 888 for Responsible Gaming Violations
UK Regulators Investigating 888 for Responsible Gaming Violations
Daniel Smyth May 15th, 2017
The stock price for 888 Holdings (LON: 888) took its biggest hit in almost a year on Monday, after an announcement that the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) w...
Amaya Aims for the Stars, Toronto, and New Leadership
Amaya Aims for the Stars, Toronto, and New Leadership
Daniel Smyth May 12th, 2017
Amaya has just announced its first quarter profits for 2017, and things are going better than expected, thanks to PokerStars. Perhaps that’s whatR...
Financial Difficulties Force 3D Poker Innovator PKR to Fold
Financial Difficulties Force 3D Poker Innovator PKR to Fold
Daniel Smyth May 5th, 2017
PKR has been forced to shut down its online poker operation after running into financial difficulties, according to a message on the site’s homepage....
UK Regulators Investigating 888 for Responsible Gaming Violations
UK Regulators Investigating 888 for Responsible Gaming Violations
Daniel Smyth May 15th, 2017
The stock price for 888 Holdings (LON: 888) took its biggest hit in almost a year on Monday, after an announcement that the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) w...
Amaya Aims for the Stars, Toronto, and New Leadership
Amaya Aims for the Stars, Toronto, and New Leadership
Daniel Smyth May 12th, 2017
Amaya has just announced its first quarter profits for 2017, and things are going better than expected, thanks to PokerStars. Perhaps that’s whatR...
Tennessee Cops Raid Low-Stakes Tourney Run out of Small-Town Hotel Room
Tennessee Cops Raid Low-Stakes Tourney Run out of Small-Town Hotel Room
Jon Sofen May 12th, 2017
Police raided a thrice-weekly poker game being run out of a Candlewood Suites hotel room in Smyrna, Tennessee, a small town outside of Nashville. The opera...
India High Court Wants to Know: Is Poker a Game of Skill or Luck?
India High Court Wants to Know: Is Poker a Game of Skill or Luck?
Jon Sofen May 11th, 2017
Poker players have long known the answer to the age-old question of whether poker is a game of skill or luck. But now a court in India wants more proof [&h...
Poker Pros Including Vanessa Selbst, Had Cell Phones Hacked
Poker Pros Including Vanessa Selbst, Had Cell Phones Hacked
Jon Sofen May 25th, 2017
A few poker pros were the victims of hackers this week. No, not the Russians. Vanessa Rousso, Dan Smith, and Vanessa Selbst all reported their cell phones ...
Memorial Day Weekend Means Action Spike for Las Vegas Poker Rooms
Memorial Day Weekend Means Action Spike for Las Vegas Poker Rooms
Jon Sofen May 24th, 2017
Las Vegas is the seventh most popular tourist destination for Memorial Day Weekend, and poker rooms stand to benefit from the surge of visitors. The Las Ve...
Poker Central Launches PokerGO, a Paid On-Demand App
Poker Central Launches PokerGO, a Paid On-Demand App
Jon Sofen May 23rd, 2017
Poker Central is back in the news just days after announcing its live streaming partnership with the WSOP. The poker network is launching a PokerGO app, re...
888poker Sets Prize Pool Record at XL Inferno, “Alien_Army” Wins Main Event for $291k
888poker Sets Prize Pool Record at XL Inferno, “Alien_Army” Wins Main Event for $291k
Chad Holloway May 23rd, 2017
This past weekend’s $1,050 Main Event for the XL Inferno Championships featured a $1.5 million guarantee that was easily surpassed, thanks to 436 reb...
Poker Central Launches PokerGO, a Paid On-Demand App
Poker Central Launches PokerGO, a Paid On-Demand App
Jon Sofen May 23rd, 2017
Poker Central is back in the news just days after announcing its live streaming partnership with the WSOP. The poker network is launching a PokerGO app, re...
Kevin Martin OutPlays Housemates to Win Big Brother Canada
Kevin Martin OutPlays Housemates to Win Big Brother Canada
Daniel Smyth May 22nd, 2017
Poker pro Kevin Martin has gotten lucky the second time around after winning the Canadian version of Big Brother on his return to the show. Martin might ...
Dzmitry Urbanovich Becomes Newest Sponsored Member of Team Partypoker
Dzmitry Urbanovich Becomes Newest Sponsored Member of Team Partypoker
Jon Sofen April 27th, 2017
Dzmitry Urbanovich, Poland’s #1 player with more than $5 million in live tournament cashes, is the newest member of Team partypoker. The internet pok...
Ivey League Poker Training Site to Stop Producing New Content
Ivey League Poker Training Site to Stop Producing New Content
Jon Sofen April 16th, 2017
Ivey League will no longer be uploading new content to its website as of May 1. The poker training site has decided to discontinue its service due to “th...
Memorial Day Weekend Means Action Spike for Las Vegas Poker Rooms
Memorial Day Weekend Means Action Spike for Las Vegas Poker Rooms
Jon Sofen May 24th, 2017
Las Vegas is the seventh most popular tourist destination for Memorial Day Weekend, and poker rooms stand to benefit from the surge of visitors. The Las Ve...
2017-18 WSOP Circuit Schedule Released, with Record 26 Stops
2017-18 WSOP Circuit Schedule Released, with Record 26 Stops
Jon Sofen May 18th, 2017
The 2017-2018 World Series of Poker Circuit schedule has been announced. A record 26 stops are planned beginning Aug. 2 in Cherokee, North Carolina. The se...
Bodog Bets Big on Brazil with H2 Poker Club Partnership
Bodog Bets Big on Brazil with H2 Poker Club Partnership
John Reger May 17th, 2017
The Bodog brand is looking to add a little bite to its bark by sponsoring a Brazilian card room. The foray into live poker is part of a Latin and South [&...
WSOP Footnotes: TV Table Exits Amazon, New POY Sponsor, Poker Kitchen Lite
WSOP Footnotes: TV Table Exits Amazon, New POY Sponsor, Poker Kitchen Lite
Jon Sofen May 17th, 2017
If you’re coming to the 2017 World Series of Poker in Las Vegas this summer, and it isn’t your first WSOP rodeo, you’ll likely notice a few changes u...
Memorial Day Weekend Means Action Spike for Las Vegas Poker Rooms
Memorial Day Weekend Means Action Spike for Las Vegas Poker Rooms
Jon Sofen May 24th, 2017
Las Vegas is the seventh most popular tourist destination for Memorial Day Weekend, and poker rooms stand to benefit from the surge of visitors. The Las Ve...
Jason Baldridge Wins Harrah’s New Orleans Main Event to Close Out WSOP Circuit Season
Jason Baldridge Wins Harrah’s New Orleans Main Event to Close Out WSOP Circuit Season
Chad Holloway May 24th, 2017
The 2016/2017 World Series of Poker Circuit regular season came to an end this past weekend, with the conclusion of the WSOP Circuit Harrah’s New Orleans...
Poker Central Launches PokerGO, a Paid On-Demand App
Poker Central Launches PokerGO, a Paid On-Demand App
Jon Sofen May 23rd, 2017
Poker Central is back in the news just days after announcing its live streaming partnership with the WSOP. The poker network is launching a PokerGO app, re...
888poker Sets Prize Pool Record at XL Inferno, “Alien_Army” Wins Main Event for $291k
888poker Sets Prize Pool Record at XL Inferno, “Alien_Army” Wins Main Event for $291k
Chad Holloway May 23rd, 2017
This past weekend’s $1,050 Main Event for the XL Inferno Championships featured a $1.5 million guarantee that was easily surpassed, thanks to 436 reb...
Poker Pros Including Vanessa Selbst, Had Cell Phones Hacked
Poker Pros Including Vanessa Selbst, Had Cell Phones Hacked
Jon Sofen May 25th, 2017
A few poker pros were the victims of hackers this week. No, not the Russians. Vanessa Rousso, Dan Smith, and Vanessa Selbst all reported their cell phones ...
Justin Bonomo Drops Twitter PokerStars Bombshell, Claims Loophole is Leaking Money
Justin Bonomo Drops Twitter PokerStars Bombshell, Claims Loophole is Leaking Money
Jon Sofen May 19th, 2017
Justin Bonomo, never one to hold his tongue on controversial issues affecting the poker universe, thinks PokerStars is letting players win money without do...
Doug Polk Sounds Off on Salomon Ponte and WSOP 2017 Changes: CardsChat Exclusive Interview
Doug Polk Sounds Off on Salomon Ponte and WSOP 2017 Changes: CardsChat Exclusive Interview
Chad Holloway May 18th, 2017
Doug Polk is arguably one of the top players in the game today, having just missed making the 100 top American pros by one on the Hendon Mob listings, with...
Amaya Aims for the Stars, Toronto, and New Leadership
Amaya Aims for the Stars, Toronto, and New Leadership
Daniel Smyth May 12th, 2017
Amaya has just announced its first quarter profits for 2017, and things are going better than expected, thanks to PokerStars. Perhaps that’s whatR...