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Amaya’s Big Year Amaya’s Big Year
Ed Scimia - December 26th, 2014

There was one name on the lips of every poker player this year, and it wasn’t Ivey, Hellmuth, or Negreanu. Instead, it was Amaya Gaming, the Canadian firm that made […]

Getting in on the Act: Looking Back at Online Poker in the UK 2014

Getting in on the Act: Looking Back at Online Poker in the UK 2014

Ed Scimia - December 25th, 2014

While British players like Alex “Kanu7” Millar and Chris “Moorman1” Moorman were tearing it up online in 2014, off the virtual felt it was all about the new UK gambling […]

The 5 Biggest Poker Wins in 2014

The 5 Biggest Poker Wins in 2014

Devin O'Connor - December 24th, 2014

Poker wins can be classed by the most total victories, and of course the most total money. For the professionals, it’s the latter they crave. Over the past 12 months […]

Biggest Poker Scandals of 2014

Biggest Poker Scandals of 2014

Elbert Pruitt - December 24th, 2014

We like to think that this game of ours has come a long way since the days when players were terrorized by cheaters and robbers in smoky back room gambling […]

Spain Wins World Cup of Poker

Spain Wins World Cup of Poker

Philip Conneller - December 23rd, 2014

Spain has been crowned champion of Poker Stars’ 10th World Cup of Poker, a competition that was remarkable for being the first WCP played entirely in play money. It was […]

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OJ Simpson Gets Lifetime Ban from Cosmopolitan Casino in Las Vegas after His Presence Causes Ruckus
OJ Simpson Gets Lifetime Ban from Cosmopolitan Casino in Las Vegas after His Presence Causes Ruckus
Jon Sofen November 10th, 2017
In news that might come as a surprise to exactly no one, OJ Simpson found himself in trouble Wednesday evening. The former football star and accused double...
Online Bookmaker Bet365 Experiences Record Revenue Year, Hitting $2.83 Billion
Online Bookmaker Bet365 Experiences Record Revenue Year, Hitting $2.83 Billion
Chad Holloway November 8th, 2017
The latest fiscal year proved to be a good one for Bet365, as the online bookmaker saw revenue grow 30 percent from $2.17 billion to $2.83 billion. It mark...
Paradise Papers Reveal Offshore Interests of Betting Industry Power Players, Tony G among Them
Paradise Papers Reveal Offshore Interests of Betting Industry Power Players, Tony G among Them
Daniel Smyth November 6th, 2017
The Paradise Papers detailing the offshore activities of the world’s richest companies and individuals features former poker-pro-turned-politician Antana...
Jennifer Harman Nevada SPCA Charity Poker Tournament Set for 11th Year Running at Planet Hollywood Las Vegas
Jennifer Harman Nevada SPCA Charity Poker Tournament Set for 11th Year Running at Planet Hollywood Las Vegas
Hannah Elisabeth November 5th, 2017
Poker superstar Jennifer Harman has always been a champion for animals, and now, for the 11th time, she will once more raise money for the Nevada SPCA, Las...
New Jersey Sets Record for Annual Online Gambling Revenue with Two Months to Spare
New Jersey Sets Record for Annual Online Gambling Revenue with Two Months to Spare
Chad Holloway November 16th, 2017
For the eighth month in a row, New Jersey’s online gambling industry generated more than $20 million in revenue. As the state celebrates the fourth anniv...
Stars Group Sets Sights on Pennsylvania After Strong Third Quarter
Stars Group Sets Sights on Pennsylvania After Strong Third Quarter
Chad Holloway November 10th, 2017
The Stars Group, formerly known as Amaya and the parent company of PokerStars, saw net revenue surge in the third quarter of 2017 by 21.7 percent, to $329....
Online Bookmaker Bet365 Experiences Record Revenue Year, Hitting $2.83 Billion
Online Bookmaker Bet365 Experiences Record Revenue Year, Hitting $2.83 Billion
Chad Holloway November 8th, 2017
The latest fiscal year proved to be a good one for Bet365, as the online bookmaker saw revenue grow 30 percent from $2.17 billion to $2.83 billion. It mark...
Paradise Papers Reveal Offshore Interests of Betting Industry Power Players, Tony G among Them
Paradise Papers Reveal Offshore Interests of Betting Industry Power Players, Tony G among Them
Daniel Smyth November 6th, 2017
The Paradise Papers detailing the offshore activities of the world’s richest companies and individuals features former poker-pro-turned-politician Antana...
Poker World Knew Leeann Tweeden Long Before She Outed Al Franken as Sexual Miscreant
Poker World Knew Leeann Tweeden Long Before She Outed Al Franken as Sexual Miscreant
Jon Sofen November 17th, 2017
Sexual assault is no laughing matter. But comedian turned US Senator Al Franken left people shaking their heads as they learned that the liberal leader was...
Twitter Fight: Daniel Negreanu and James Woods Go at It Over Sexual Abuse Claims
Twitter Fight: Daniel Negreanu and James Woods Go at It Over Sexual Abuse Claims
Jon Sofen November 16th, 2017
With people recently empowered to share their stories about being victims of sexual misconduct, it should come as no surprise that the poker world isn’t ...
Poker Promoter Isok Aronov Gets Year Behind Bars for Operating Coney Island Gambling Den
Poker Promoter Isok Aronov Gets Year Behind Bars for Operating Coney Island Gambling Den
Chad Holloway November 15th, 2017
Remember kids, crime doesn’t pay. Case in point: 33-year-old Isok Aronov will spend the next year of his life behind bars for his role in operating a hig...
Poker Pros Jump to Defend Matt Kirk in Legal Tussle with Leon Tsoukernik, Middleman Rob Yong Shares More Details
Poker Pros Jump to Defend Matt Kirk in Legal Tussle with Leon Tsoukernik, Middleman Rob Yong Shares More Details
Daniel Smyth November 13th, 2017
Leon Tsoukernik’s lawsuits against poker pro Matt Kirk and the Aria Casino in Las Vegas have sparked a negative reaction from some of the game’s top pr...
Poker World Knew Leeann Tweeden Long Before She Outed Al Franken as Sexual Miscreant
Poker World Knew Leeann Tweeden Long Before She Outed Al Franken as Sexual Miscreant
Jon Sofen November 17th, 2017
Sexual assault is no laughing matter. But comedian turned US Senator Al Franken left people shaking their heads as they learned that the liberal leader was...
Twitter Fight: Daniel Negreanu and James Woods Go at It Over Sexual Abuse Claims
Twitter Fight: Daniel Negreanu and James Woods Go at It Over Sexual Abuse Claims
Jon Sofen November 16th, 2017
With people recently empowered to share their stories about being victims of sexual misconduct, it should come as no surprise that the poker world isn’t ...
Poker Promoter Isok Aronov Gets Year Behind Bars for Operating Coney Island Gambling Den
Poker Promoter Isok Aronov Gets Year Behind Bars for Operating Coney Island Gambling Den
Chad Holloway November 15th, 2017
Remember kids, crime doesn’t pay. Case in point: 33-year-old Isok Aronov will spend the next year of his life behind bars for his role in operating a hig...
Does Joe McKeehen Have What It Takes to Be a Successful Poker Coach?
Does Joe McKeehen Have What It Takes to Be a Successful Poker Coach?
Jon Sofen November 15th, 2017
If Ted Williams, one of the greatest hitters of all-time, couldn’t succeed as a baseball manager, perhaps, a former World Series of Poker Main Event cham...
Does Joe McKeehen Have What It Takes to Be a Successful Poker Coach?
Does Joe McKeehen Have What It Takes to Be a Successful Poker Coach?
Jon Sofen November 15th, 2017
If Ted Williams, one of the greatest hitters of all-time, couldn’t succeed as a baseball manager, perhaps, a former World Series of Poker Main Event cham...
Jason Beasley, Gerald Morrell Strike It Big at Inaugural MSPT Denver Poker Open
Jason Beasley, Gerald Morrell Strike It Big at Inaugural MSPT Denver Poker Open
Chad Holloway November 15th, 2017
For the past two weeks, the Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) has been at Golden Gates Casino in Black Hawk, Colorado, for back-to-back events. First, there was...
Partypoker Ventures into Caribbean Waters with $10M in Tourney Guarantees
Partypoker Ventures into Caribbean Waters with $10M in Tourney Guarantees
Jon Sofen November 14th, 2017
For nearly 15 years, the Caribbean Sea was controlled by PokerStars. But now Partypoker is making more serious inroads on this turf, er, surf, giving away ...
‘Molly’s Game’ Picked to Replace Kevin Spacey Film at AFI Festival
‘Molly’s Game’ Picked to Replace Kevin Spacey Film at AFI Festival
Jon Sofen November 14th, 2017
“Molly’s Game,” a soon-to-be-released film about a “Poker Princess” who ran a private poker room for high rollers and A-list Hollywood celebritie...
Poker Promoter Isok Aronov Gets Year Behind Bars for Operating Coney Island Gambling Den
Poker Promoter Isok Aronov Gets Year Behind Bars for Operating Coney Island Gambling Den
Chad Holloway November 15th, 2017
Remember kids, crime doesn’t pay. Case in point: 33-year-old Isok Aronov will spend the next year of his life behind bars for his role in operating a hig...
‘Molly’s Game’ Picked to Replace Kevin Spacey Film at AFI Festival
‘Molly’s Game’ Picked to Replace Kevin Spacey Film at AFI Festival
Jon Sofen November 14th, 2017
“Molly’s Game,” a soon-to-be-released film about a “Poker Princess” who ran a private poker room for high rollers and A-list Hollywood celebritie...
Florida Mayor Calls for ‘Decoupling’ Poker from Dog Racing after Doping Scandal
Florida Mayor Calls for ‘Decoupling’ Poker from Dog Racing after Doping Scandal
Daniel Smyth October 30th, 2017
Poker shouldn’t be the only thing keeping greyhound racing alive in Florida, according to Orange Park Mayor Scott Land, who is seeking legislative help t...
Former WSOP Announcer Robbie Thompson Brings Las Vegas Experience to the Midwest
Former WSOP Announcer Robbie Thompson Brings Las Vegas Experience to the Midwest
Chad Holloway October 22nd, 2017
Poker floors catch a lot of flak. They have to make on-the-spot decisions, navigate high-pressure situations, and often bear the brunt of player angst. One...
Jason Beasley, Gerald Morrell Strike It Big at Inaugural MSPT Denver Poker Open
Jason Beasley, Gerald Morrell Strike It Big at Inaugural MSPT Denver Poker Open
Chad Holloway November 15th, 2017
For the past two weeks, the Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) has been at Golden Gates Casino in Black Hawk, Colorado, for back-to-back events. First, there was...
Partypoker Ventures into Caribbean Waters with $10M in Tourney Guarantees
Partypoker Ventures into Caribbean Waters with $10M in Tourney Guarantees
Jon Sofen November 14th, 2017
For nearly 15 years, the Caribbean Sea was controlled by PokerStars. But now Partypoker is making more serious inroads on this turf, er, surf, giving away ...
Arkansas Hero Daniel Lowery Wins 6th Circuit Ring, $259K at WSOP Choctaw
Arkansas Hero Daniel Lowery Wins 6th Circuit Ring, $259K at WSOP Choctaw
Chad Holloway November 14th, 2017
World Series of Poker Circuit grinders across the country cheered on one of their own on Monday in the WSOP Circuit Choctaw $1,675 Main Event. The tourname...
Online Qualifier Marti Roca De Torres Wins 2017 WSOP Europe Main Event for €1,115,207
Online Qualifier Marti Roca De Torres Wins 2017 WSOP Europe Main Event for €1,115,207
Jon Sofen November 11th, 2017
There aren’t many ways to turn €220 into €1,115,207 ($1.3 million) within a week. But Marti Roca De Torres, a former economics teacher from Spain, go...
Poker World Knew Leeann Tweeden Long Before She Outed Al Franken as Sexual Miscreant
Poker World Knew Leeann Tweeden Long Before She Outed Al Franken as Sexual Miscreant
Jon Sofen November 17th, 2017
Sexual assault is no laughing matter. But comedian turned US Senator Al Franken left people shaking their heads as they learned that the liberal leader was...
Poker Promoter Isok Aronov Gets Year Behind Bars for Operating Coney Island Gambling Den
Poker Promoter Isok Aronov Gets Year Behind Bars for Operating Coney Island Gambling Den
Chad Holloway November 15th, 2017
Remember kids, crime doesn’t pay. Case in point: 33-year-old Isok Aronov will spend the next year of his life behind bars for his role in operating a hig...
Poker Pros Jump to Defend Matt Kirk in Legal Tussle with Leon Tsoukernik, Middleman Rob Yong Shares More Details
Poker Pros Jump to Defend Matt Kirk in Legal Tussle with Leon Tsoukernik, Middleman Rob Yong Shares More Details
Daniel Smyth November 13th, 2017
Leon Tsoukernik’s lawsuits against poker pro Matt Kirk and the Aria Casino in Las Vegas have sparked a negative reaction from some of the game’s top pr...
Leon Tsoukernik Hits Back at Matt Kirk, Aria with $10 Million Countersuit
Leon Tsoukernik Hits Back at Matt Kirk, Aria with $10 Million Countersuit
Daniel Smyth November 12th, 2017
After being hit with a lawsuit in Clark County court over alleged non-payment of a $3 million poker debt, casino owner Leon Tsoukernik is countersuing high...