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The Stars Group Sees Sports Betting Expand, But Poker Revenue Remains Key The Stars Group Sees Sports Betting Expand, But Poker Revenue Remains Key
Daniel Smyth - May 11th, 2018

The Stars Group — parent company to PokerStars — has reported a positive start to 2018, with a 23.8 percent improvement in year-on-year in Q1 revenue. Highlighting the latest facts […]

Documentary Series Goes Behind-the-Scenes with Daniel Negreanu, High Roller Pros (Video)

Documentary Series Goes Behind-the-Scenes with Daniel Negreanu, High Roller Pros (Video)

CardsChat News Staff Writer - May 10th, 2018

Ever wonder how poker nobility prepares for the most high stakes and elite tournaments in the world? Do they ever get nervous? Do they obsess over their opponents or just […]

Houston Politician Says Texas Poker Clubs are Illegal Following Recent Card Room Shooting

Houston Politician Says Texas Poker Clubs are Illegal Following Recent Card Room Shooting

Jon Sofen - May 10th, 2018

Houston City Councilman Greg Travis told a talk radio host he believes Texas poker clubs are “illegal under Texas law,” but card room operators disagree. On April 30, Tom “3betpanda” […]

French Online Poker Revenue Growing in Early Days of Shared Liquidity with Spain

French Online Poker Revenue Growing in Early Days of Shared Liquidity with Spain

CardsChat News Staff Writer - May 9th, 2018

The French online gaming market is seeing growth across the board, with gross gaming revenues (GGR) increasing by 28 percent over this time last year. The situation is particularly encouraging […]

Asian Poker Tour Says Macau Tournaments Still On Despite Social Gaming Crackdown

Asian Poker Tour Says Macau Tournaments Still On Despite Social Gaming Crackdown

CardsChat News Staff Writer - May 9th, 2018

The Asian Poker Tour (APT) offered reassurances that their tournaments scheduled for later this year in Macau will still be happening as scheduled, even as the coming ban on social […]

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Liquidity Sharing Comes at Perfect Time as New Jersey Poker Revenue Falls
Liquidity Sharing Comes at Perfect Time as New Jersey Poker Revenue Falls
Daniel Smyth May 18th, 2018
Liquidity sharing for New Jersey poker sites has come at the perfect time following a decrease in year-on-year revenue in April. As detailed in the New Jer...
Floyd Mayweather Hits $100K Video Poker Jackpot, as if He Needed the Cash
Floyd Mayweather Hits $100K Video Poker Jackpot, as if He Needed the Cash
Jon Sofen May 15th, 2018
The rich just keep on getting richer. Boxing champion Floyd Mayweather hit a $100,000 jackpot on a high-stakes video poker machine at a Las Vegas casino. H...
Japan to Allow Poker at Future Casino Resorts after Successful WPT Event
Japan to Allow Poker at Future Casino Resorts after Successful WPT Event
Jon Sofen May 14th, 2018
Real money poker in Japan is set to become a reality once the country’s first integrated resorts open their doors to paying customers. When the Japanese ...
Summer of Poker Tournaments in Las Vegas Kicks Off May 14 at The Venetian
Summer of Poker Tournaments in Las Vegas Kicks Off May 14 at The Venetian
Jon Sofen May 12th, 2018
The kingpin of poker tournaments — the World Series of Poker (WSOP) — is still a few weeks away, but the Las Vegas summer poker grind kicks o...
Liquidity Sharing Comes at Perfect Time as New Jersey Poker Revenue Falls
Liquidity Sharing Comes at Perfect Time as New Jersey Poker Revenue Falls
Daniel Smyth May 18th, 2018
Liquidity sharing for New Jersey poker sites has come at the perfect time following a decrease in year-on-year revenue in April. As detailed in the New Jer...
French Online Poker Revenue Growing in Early Days of Shared Liquidity with Spain
French Online Poker Revenue Growing in Early Days of Shared Liquidity with Spain
CardsChat News Staff Writer May 9th, 2018
The French online gaming market is seeing growth across the board, with gross gaming revenues (GGR) increasing by 28 percent over this time last year. The ...
Aussie Millions Home Crown Melbourne Fined for Slots Misconduct
Aussie Millions Home Crown Melbourne Fined for Slots Misconduct
Jon Sofen April 27th, 2018
Crown Melbourne, home of the Aussie Millions, has been fined $225,000 after gaming regulators found evidence that it had altered 17 slot machines. News of ...
Stars Group to Expand Its Non-Poker Reach by Acquiring Sky Bet for $4.7 Billion
Stars Group to Expand Its Non-Poker Reach by Acquiring Sky Bet for $4.7 Billion
Daniel Smyth April 23rd, 2018
PokerStars’ parent company The Stars Group is set to buy British betting operator Sky Bet and its sister sites for a reported $4.7 billion. Insiders spea...
Poll: Half of All Americans Support Legal Sports Betting
Poll: Half of All Americans Support Legal Sports Betting
CardsChat News Staff Writer May 19th, 2018
“People are already betting illegally anyway.” That is the reaction of the majority of Americans who say they’re in support the idea of l...
Florida Poker Pro Bradley Ruben Charged in Fatal Car Crash, Admits to Eating Marijuana Edible
Florida Poker Pro Bradley Ruben Charged in Fatal Car Crash, Admits to Eating Marijuana Edible
Jon Sofen May 18th, 2018
Florida Poker pro Bradley Ruben was charged in Broward County with failure to remain at the scene of a crash and resisting arrest after allegedly crashing ...
Phil Hellmuth Sees Opportunity for Online Poker in SCOTUS Sports Betting Decision, Mark Cuban Partly Concurs
Phil Hellmuth Sees Opportunity for Online Poker in SCOTUS Sports Betting Decision, Mark Cuban Partly Concurs
CardsChat News Staff Writer May 16th, 2018
Phil Hellmuth craves the return of online poker in the US and thinks the time to make it happen is now. Meanwhile, billionaire businessman Mark Cuban sees ...
WPT Owner Confirms Arrest of Employees in Wake of China’s Social Poker App Ban
WPT Owner Confirms Arrest of Employees in Wake of China’s Social Poker App Ban
Daniel Smyth May 14th, 2018
The China-based parent company of the World Poker Tour has confirmed that six employees were arrested shortly after the government in Beijing announced a ...
New Book by Lance Bradley Reveals 50 Top Pros’ Secrets for Poker Success
New Book by Lance Bradley Reveals 50 Top Pros’ Secrets for Poker Success
CardsChat News Staff Writer May 20th, 2018
What does success mean to you? That was the question poker journalist Lance Bradley posed to dozens of the most accomplished poker players across the globe...
Mikita Badziakouski Ships Triton Super High Roller Series Main Event for $2.5 Million
Mikita Badziakouski Ships Triton Super High Roller Series Main Event for $2.5 Million
Jon Sofen May 19th, 2018
Mikita Badziakouski, a pro from Belarus, shipped the HKD $1 million Triton Super High Roller Series Main Event at the Maestral Resort & Casino in Mon...
Florida Poker Pro Bradley Ruben Charged in Fatal Car Crash, Admits to Eating Marijuana Edible
Florida Poker Pro Bradley Ruben Charged in Fatal Car Crash, Admits to Eating Marijuana Edible
Jon Sofen May 18th, 2018
Florida Poker pro Bradley Ruben was charged in Broward County with failure to remain at the scene of a crash and resisting arrest after allegedly crashing ...
Liquidity Sharing Comes at Perfect Time as New Jersey Poker Revenue Falls
Liquidity Sharing Comes at Perfect Time as New Jersey Poker Revenue Falls
Daniel Smyth May 18th, 2018
Liquidity sharing for New Jersey poker sites has come at the perfect time following a decrease in year-on-year revenue in April. As detailed in the New Jer...
New Book by Lance Bradley Reveals 50 Top Pros’ Secrets for Poker Success
New Book by Lance Bradley Reveals 50 Top Pros’ Secrets for Poker Success
CardsChat News Staff Writer May 20th, 2018
What does success mean to you? That was the question poker journalist Lance Bradley posed to dozens of the most accomplished poker players across the globe...
WSOP Lays Out New Plans to Speed Up Tournament Play in 2018
WSOP Lays Out New Plans to Speed Up Tournament Play in 2018
CardsChat Tournament News May 17th, 2018
In an attempt to speed up play and keep things fresh in the 49th running of the World Series of Poker, 2018 will see new formats, new structures, and some ...
Poker Sports League in India Crowns Goan Nuts as Season 2 Champions
Poker Sports League in India Crowns Goan Nuts as Season 2 Champions
CardsChat News Staff Writer May 16th, 2018
India’s Poker Sports League (PSL) wrapped up its second season on Sunday, with many of the country’s top players competing in a team format while hopin...
Negreanu Dominates on ‘Poker After Dark’ as PokerGo Studio Opens on Las Vegas Strip
Negreanu Dominates on ‘Poker After Dark’ as PokerGo Studio Opens on Las Vegas Strip
Jon Sofen May 16th, 2018
Daniel Negreanu booked a $50,000 win in a high-stakes cash game on “Poker After Dark” Tuesday as Poker Central unveiled its new, state-of-the-art Poker...
Texas Post Oak Poker Club Owner Daniel Kebort on Lone Star State Legality: CardsChat Exclusive
Texas Post Oak Poker Club Owner Daniel Kebort on Lone Star State Legality: CardsChat Exclusive
Jon Sofen May 13th, 2018
The Texas-based Post Oak Poker Club (POPC) in Houston is one of many new card rooms in the Lone Star State that some perceive to be operating illegally. Bu...
Summer of Poker Tournaments in Las Vegas Kicks Off May 14 at The Venetian
Summer of Poker Tournaments in Las Vegas Kicks Off May 14 at The Venetian
Jon Sofen May 12th, 2018
The kingpin of poker tournaments — the World Series of Poker (WSOP) — is still a few weeks away, but the Las Vegas summer poker grind kicks o...
Esports Playing Its Hand at 2018 World Series of Poker with UMG Big Stage for Competitive Gaming
Esports Playing Its Hand at 2018 World Series of Poker with UMG Big Stage for Competitive Gaming
CardsChat News Staff Writer May 11th, 2018
Esports, meet poker. Along with the 78 bracelet events and millions in cash, this year’s World Series of Poker (WSOP) will give esports a significan...
Houston Politician Says Texas Poker Clubs are Illegal Following Recent Card Room Shooting
Houston Politician Says Texas Poker Clubs are Illegal Following Recent Card Room Shooting
Jon Sofen May 10th, 2018
Houston City Councilman Greg Travis told a talk radio host he believes Texas poker clubs are “illegal under Texas law,” but card room operators disagre...
Mikita Badziakouski Ships Triton Super High Roller Series Main Event for $2.5 Million
Mikita Badziakouski Ships Triton Super High Roller Series Main Event for $2.5 Million
Jon Sofen May 19th, 2018
Mikita Badziakouski, a pro from Belarus, shipped the HKD $1 million Triton Super High Roller Series Main Event at the Maestral Resort & Casino in Mon...
Tom Dwan, Phil Ivey, Jungleman Dan Cates Compete in Crazy-Huge €1 Million Buy-In Cash Game
Tom Dwan, Phil Ivey, Jungleman Dan Cates Compete in Crazy-Huge €1 Million Buy-In Cash Game
Jon Sofen May 17th, 2018
Tom Dwan, Phil Ivey, and other high-stakes gamblers competed in the largest cash game ever on television or livestream early Thursday morning — a €...
WSOP Lays Out New Plans to Speed Up Tournament Play in 2018
WSOP Lays Out New Plans to Speed Up Tournament Play in 2018
CardsChat Tournament News May 17th, 2018
In an attempt to speed up play and keep things fresh in the 49th running of the World Series of Poker, 2018 will see new formats, new structures, and some ...
Poker Sports League in India Crowns Goan Nuts as Season 2 Champions
Poker Sports League in India Crowns Goan Nuts as Season 2 Champions
CardsChat News Staff Writer May 16th, 2018
India’s Poker Sports League (PSL) wrapped up its second season on Sunday, with many of the country’s top players competing in a team format while hopin...
Florida Poker Pro Bradley Ruben Charged in Fatal Car Crash, Admits to Eating Marijuana Edible
Florida Poker Pro Bradley Ruben Charged in Fatal Car Crash, Admits to Eating Marijuana Edible
Jon Sofen May 18th, 2018
Florida Poker pro Bradley Ruben was charged in Broward County with failure to remain at the scene of a crash and resisting arrest after allegedly crashing ...
Former November Niner Gordon Vayo Sues PokerStars for $700K, Cites ‘Fraud’ and ‘Breach of Contract’
Former November Niner Gordon Vayo Sues PokerStars for $700K, Cites ‘Fraud’ and ‘Breach of Contract’
Jon Sofen May 9th, 2018
Gordon Vayo, the 2016 WSOP Main Event runner-up, is suing a PokerStars parent company for $700,000, alleging that the online poker giant wrongly withheld w...
Pete Rose Still Gambling All His Money Away, Wife Claims in Divorce Papers
Pete Rose Still Gambling All His Money Away, Wife Claims in Divorce Papers
Jon Sofen April 25th, 2018
Coincidentally a day after Erick Lindgren almost won his first major poker tournament in years, divorce court documents revealed Pete Rose, Major League Ba...
Liv Boeree Endorses Annie Duke’s New Book as Poker Twitter Groans
Liv Boeree Endorses Annie Duke’s New Book as Poker Twitter Groans
Jon Sofen April 18th, 2018
PokerStars Team Pro Liv Boeree gave a ringing endorsement to Annie Duke’s new book, “Thinking in Bets,” and received a heavy dose of “wtf” from ...