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Martijn Ardon Breaks PokerStars Supernova Elite Sound Barrier with New SnG Record Martijn Ardon Breaks PokerStars Supernova Elite Sound Barrier with New SnG Record
Philip Conneller - March 12th, 2015

Martijn Ardon has become the first PokerStars Supernova Elite player of 2015, and he did it in record-breaking time. Ardon, a 24-year-old Dutchman whose screenname is “Quadchrazs” on the site, […]

California Online Poker Bill “Fatally Flawed” Says Tribal Coalition to Jones-Sawyer

California Online Poker Bill “Fatally Flawed” Says Tribal Coalition to Jones-Sawyer

Ed Scimia - March 12th, 2015

California online poker has plenty of supporters, but getting them all behind a single, unified bill has proven to be a challenging prospect. That political reality has come to light […]

Bwin.party Financials Send Company Into More Serious Acquisition Talks

Bwin.party Financials Send Company Into More Serious Acquisition Talks

Ed Scimia - March 11th, 2015

Bwin.party in discussions with several potential purchasers Overall online revenues blamed on soft EU poker markets and Greece blocking sites New Jersey success not enough to offset general losses for […]

PokerDom Continues To Attract Players And Grow Market Share 

PokerDom Continues To Attract Players And Grow Market Share 

Devin O'Connor - March 11th, 2015

PokerDom entered the online poker market in 2014 with little fanfare or press, but in less than 18 months it has acquired cash games traffic that rivals any regulated room […]

PokerStars Italy Accused Of Tax Avoidance By Financial Guard

PokerStars Italy Accused Of Tax Avoidance By Financial Guard

Devin O'Connor - March 11th, 2015

The PokerStars Italy network has been accused of fraud and tax evasion by Rome’s Financial Guard. Halfords Media Italy, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Rational Group, provides both PokerStars […]

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Atlantic City to Transform Shuttered Revel into Ocean Resort Casino: Will a New Poker Room Emerge?
Atlantic City to Transform Shuttered Revel into Ocean Resort Casino: Will a New Poker Room Emerge?
Chad Holloway January 15th, 2018
The Revel Casino lost its poker room in August of 2013, a full year before the doomed property, which had once been deemed the future for chic gaming in At...
Golden Nugget Online Brings Live Dealer Casino Hold’em to New Jersey
Golden Nugget Online Brings Live Dealer Casino Hold’em to New Jersey
Daniel Smyth January 8th, 2018
Atlantic City’s Golden Nugget casino is introducing a “live dealer” online offering that takes traditional Texas hold’em and transforms it into a c...
Poker Operator Changes in 2017: Switchups, Mergers, Bankruptcies, and Scandal
Poker Operator Changes in 2017: Switchups, Mergers, Bankruptcies, and Scandal
Philip Conneller December 31st, 2017
PokerStars parent Amaya changed its name to The Stars Group in 2017, and upped sticks to Toronto from its traditional base in Montreal. It was more than a ...
Boyd Gaming to Acquire Valley Forge Casino in Pennsylvania, Just in Time for Online Gambling Push
Boyd Gaming to Acquire Valley Forge Casino in Pennsylvania, Just in Time for Online Gambling Push
Chad Holloway December 21st, 2017
Boyd Gaming announced on Wednesday that it would purchase Pennsylvania’s Valley Forge Casino Resort in King of Prussia for $280.5 million. The acquisiti...
Tiny Delaware Struggles Most Among States with Legal Online Poker
Tiny Delaware Struggles Most Among States with Legal Online Poker
Jon Sofen January 20th, 2018
Online gambling activity in Delaware has dwindled so much so that few would even notice if it suddenly ceased to exist. After finishing the year with a lou...
Annual Revenue for Partypoker Parent GVC Holdings Tops €1 Billion with Ladbrokes Coral Tie-Up in Sight
Annual Revenue for Partypoker Parent GVC Holdings Tops €1 Billion with Ladbrokes Coral Tie-Up in Sight
Daniel Smyth January 12th, 2018
GVC Holdings has shown its financial might ahead of a proposed takeover of Ladbrokes Coral thanks to recent annual sales figures surpassing €1 billion ($...
Daniel Negreanu Loses Money in 2017 Despite $2.7M in Tourney Wins, Shares Goals for 2018
Daniel Negreanu Loses Money in 2017 Despite $2.7M in Tourney Wins, Shares Goals for 2018
Chad Holloway January 3rd, 2018
Daniel Negreanu published two blog posts over the New Year, revealing both his year-end results for 2017, and his poker goals for 2018. Many were surprised...
Poker Operator Changes in 2017: Switchups, Mergers, Bankruptcies, and Scandal
Poker Operator Changes in 2017: Switchups, Mergers, Bankruptcies, and Scandal
Philip Conneller December 31st, 2017
PokerStars parent Amaya changed its name to The Stars Group in 2017, and upped sticks to Toronto from its traditional base in Montreal. It was more than a ...
Wichita Cops Arrested in FBI Bust of Kansas Underground Poker Game
Wichita Cops Arrested in FBI Bust of Kansas Underground Poker Game
Daniel Smyth January 19th, 2018
Two Wichita, Kansas, police officers and a state highway patrol trooper have been charged with obstructing an FBI investigation following an illegal poker ...
France and Spain Begin Sharing Player Pools on PokerStars
France and Spain Begin Sharing Player Pools on PokerStars
Jon Sofen January 16th, 2018
PokerStars has become the first poker site licensed to share player pools between France and Spain, as of Tuesday, Jan. 16. Poker players in these countrie...
Wichita Poker Players Charged with Illegal Gambling Ops After FBI Phone Tap
Wichita Poker Players Charged with Illegal Gambling Ops After FBI Phone Tap
Daniel Smyth January 15th, 2018
Two Wichita, Kansas poker players charged with illegal gambling have offered guilty pleas, following a federal investigation that involved their phones bei...
Report: Up to 30 States Could Be in Play for Legal Sports Betting in 2018
Report: Up to 30 States Could Be in Play for Legal Sports Betting in 2018
Jon Sofen January 14th, 2018
Late in 2017, Pennsylvania passed a law that gave its land-based casinos the right to offer online gambling within state borders. Poker sites and internet ...
WPT Foundation Hosting Super Bowl Weekend Charity Tourney in Minneapolis
WPT Foundation Hosting Super Bowl Weekend Charity Tourney in Minneapolis
Chad Holloway January 22nd, 2018
This year’s NFL Super Bowl is being held in Minneapolis on Feb. 4, and while the city will be focused on football activities, the World Poker Tour is hop...
New AI Could Improve on Libratus, Able to Not Just Beat Humans But Also Join Them
New AI Could Improve on Libratus, Able to Not Just Beat Humans But Also Join Them
Daniel Smyth January 22nd, 2018
In the wake of Libratus, the poker bot that effectively “solved” no-limit Texas hold’em, artificial intelligence could become even more a...
Pro Boxer Vijender Singh to Fight for Poker in India as Part of PokerBaazi Deal
Pro Boxer Vijender Singh to Fight for Poker in India as Part of PokerBaazi Deal
Daniel Smyth January 22nd, 2018
India’s PokerBaazi has enlisted the services of professional boxer and Olympic medalist Vijender Singh in its fight to appeal to Hindu-speaking players. ...
Art of the Political Deal: Poker Players Keep It Friendly when Betting on Donald Trump
Art of the Political Deal: Poker Players Keep It Friendly when Betting on Donald Trump
Jon Sofen January 22nd, 2018
Donald Trump will not be President of the United States on January 1, 2019. That’s the bet. If it doesn’t work out that way, poker player David...
WPT Foundation Hosting Super Bowl Weekend Charity Tourney in Minneapolis
WPT Foundation Hosting Super Bowl Weekend Charity Tourney in Minneapolis
Chad Holloway January 22nd, 2018
This year’s NFL Super Bowl is being held in Minneapolis on Feb. 4, and while the city will be focused on football activities, the World Poker Tour is hop...
Pro Boxer Vijender Singh to Fight for Poker in India as Part of PokerBaazi Deal
Pro Boxer Vijender Singh to Fight for Poker in India as Part of PokerBaazi Deal
Daniel Smyth January 22nd, 2018
India’s PokerBaazi has enlisted the services of professional boxer and Olympic medalist Vijender Singh in its fight to appeal to Hindu-speaking players. ...
Doug Polk’s Crytocurrency YouTube Channel Surpasses 100K Subscribers in Just One Month
Doug Polk’s Crytocurrency YouTube Channel Surpasses 100K Subscribers in Just One Month
Jon Sofen January 21st, 2018
Doug Polk has moved from his poker career to a new field, and he’s having the same kind of success in the world of cryptocurrency that made him one of [&...
$1.1 Million Bad Beat Jackpot, Biggest in US History, Hits at Detroit Poker Room
$1.1 Million Bad Beat Jackpot, Biggest in US History, Hits at Detroit Poker Room
Jon Sofen January 18th, 2018
In most cases, losing a hand with quads is grounds for swearing off poker forever. At the Motor City Casino in Detroit on Tuesday, however, it was reason t...
$1.1 Million Bad Beat Jackpot, Biggest in US History, Hits at Detroit Poker Room
$1.1 Million Bad Beat Jackpot, Biggest in US History, Hits at Detroit Poker Room
Jon Sofen January 18th, 2018
In most cases, losing a hand with quads is grounds for swearing off poker forever. At the Motor City Casino in Detroit on Tuesday, however, it was reason t...
Atlantic City to Transform Shuttered Revel into Ocean Resort Casino: Will a New Poker Room Emerge?
Atlantic City to Transform Shuttered Revel into Ocean Resort Casino: Will a New Poker Room Emerge?
Chad Holloway January 15th, 2018
The Revel Casino lost its poker room in August of 2013, a full year before the doomed property, which had once been deemed the future for chic gaming in At...
Poker Antagonists in 2017: Who Locked Horns and Made Headlines with Their Antics
Poker Antagonists in 2017: Who Locked Horns and Made Headlines with Their Antics
Jon Sofen December 30th, 2017
If we learned anything from poker in 2017, it was clear that nice guys don’t always finish last and sometimes the “bad boys” end up being felted. Jus...
Going Crazy: 2017 Poker Moments We Thought We’d Never See
Going Crazy: 2017 Poker Moments We Thought We’d Never See
John Reger December 29th, 2017
The world of poker seems to attract eccentric people and wild situations, 2017 saw plenty of both. The year saw card players receive money they never thoug...
WPT Foundation Hosting Super Bowl Weekend Charity Tourney in Minneapolis
WPT Foundation Hosting Super Bowl Weekend Charity Tourney in Minneapolis
Chad Holloway January 22nd, 2018
This year’s NFL Super Bowl is being held in Minneapolis on Feb. 4, and while the city will be focused on football activities, the World Poker Tour is hop...
‘Toughest Final Table I Ever Played:’ Stefan Schillhabel Wins Lucky Hearts Super High Roller for $493K
‘Toughest Final Table I Ever Played:’ Stefan Schillhabel Wins Lucky Hearts Super High Roller for $493K
Chad Holloway January 19th, 2018
The 2018 Lucky Hearts Poker Open festival is taking place right now at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood Florida. On Thursday night, t...
TK Miles Continues to Dominate Down South, Wins Beau Rivage Million Dollar Heater for $139K
TK Miles Continues to Dominate Down South, Wins Beau Rivage Million Dollar Heater for $139K
Chad Holloway January 18th, 2018
This year’s $2,700 Main Event at the Beau Rivage Million Dollar Heater in Biloxi, Mississippi, drew 175 entries to create a $437,500 prize pool, easily s...
2018 Asian Poker Tour Kicks Off in Vietnam at Pro Poker Club in Ho Chi Minh City
2018 Asian Poker Tour Kicks Off in Vietnam at Pro Poker Club in Ho Chi Minh City
Chad Holloway January 17th, 2018
The Asian Poker Tour returns with a new season this weekend. Beginning Friday and running through Jan. 28, the APT Kickoff Vietnam will take place at the P...
Wichita Cops Arrested in FBI Bust of Kansas Underground Poker Game
Wichita Cops Arrested in FBI Bust of Kansas Underground Poker Game
Daniel Smyth January 19th, 2018
Two Wichita, Kansas, police officers and a state highway patrol trooper have been charged with obstructing an FBI investigation following an illegal poker ...
Wichita Poker Players Charged with Illegal Gambling Ops After FBI Phone Tap
Wichita Poker Players Charged with Illegal Gambling Ops After FBI Phone Tap
Daniel Smyth January 15th, 2018
Two Wichita, Kansas poker players charged with illegal gambling have offered guilty pleas, following a federal investigation that involved their phones bei...
Admitted Texas Poker Robbers Indicted for Small-Time Heist
Admitted Texas Poker Robbers Indicted for Small-Time Heist
Jon Sofen January 13th, 2018
They’re lucky no one got hurt. A grand jury in Taylor County, Texas, indicted four men from Abilene Thursday on charges related to armed robbery of a...
Borgata Poker Champ Thomas Dougher Arrested for Atlantic City Bank Robberies
Borgata Poker Champ Thomas Dougher Arrested for Atlantic City Bank Robberies
Chad Holloway January 2nd, 2018
Police arrested Thomas Dougher, who won the 2015 Borgata Poker Poker Summer Open for nearly $150k, over the holidays on suspicion of bank robbery. The FBI ...