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Negreanu Comes Up Short Again, WSOP POY Point System in Question, and Kessler Steals a Soda from Brunson Negreanu Comes Up Short Again, WSOP POY Point System in Question, and Kessler Steals a Soda from Brunson
Jon Sofen - June 18th, 2017

Daniel Negreanu will eventually make headlines for winning his seventh career WSOP bracelet. Today is not that day. Kid Poker came up five places short of winning Event #30, $10,000 […]

Negreanu Closing in on Bracelet #7 in H.O.R.S.E., Moorman, Rojas, Brubaker Take Home Gold

Negreanu Closing in on Bracelet #7 in H.O.R.S.E., Moorman, Rojas, Brubaker Take Home Gold

Jon Sofen - June 17th, 2017

Daniel Negreanu isn’t messing around this summer. He even watched the Sylvester Stallone come-from-behind movie classic Rocky a few days ago for motivation after busting out of a tournament. A […]

Another New Amaya Exec Signifies Move Away from Poker, Toward Casino at PokerStars Parent Company

Another New Amaya Exec Signifies Move Away from Poker, Toward Casino at PokerStars Parent Company

Daniel Smyth - June 16th, 2017

Amaya has appointed Jerry Bowskill to be its new Chief Technology Officer, as the biggest poker company in the world continues to develop its iGaming interests beyond poker. Bowskill is […]

James Obst and Tyler Groth Win WSOP Bracelets, Jason Mercier Leads $10K H.O.R.S.E.

James Obst and Tyler Groth Win WSOP Bracelets, Jason Mercier Leads $10K H.O.R.S.E.

Jon Sofen - June 16th, 2017

Jason Mercier has the $10K H.O.R.S.E., Event #30, firmly in his reins after Day One, while James Obst and Tyler Groth are proud owners of some shiny new gold after […]

Former SNL Star Chris Parnell to Host New ‘Poker Nights’ Show on PokerGO

Former SNL Star Chris Parnell to Host New ‘Poker Nights’ Show on PokerGO

Jon Sofen - June 15th, 2017

Former Saturday Night Live cast member Chris Parnell will host a comedy show called ‘Poker Nights’ on Poker Central’s new app, PokerGO. The six-episode, short-form series will be available later […]

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Another New Amaya Exec Signifies Move Away from Poker, Toward Casino at PokerStars Parent Company
Another New Amaya Exec Signifies Move Away from Poker, Toward Casino at PokerStars Parent Company
Daniel Smyth June 16th, 2017
Amaya has appointed Jerry Bowskill to be its new Chief Technology Officer, as the biggest poker company in the world continues to develop its iGaming inter...
First Phase of Legionnaires’ Remediation at Rio Casino Resort in Las Vegas Complete
First Phase of Legionnaires’ Remediation at Rio Casino Resort in Las Vegas Complete
John Reger June 14th, 2017
The Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas is working to reassure present and future guests that they have contained the threat of Legionnaires’ dis...
Fears of Legionnaires’ Disease Infect the Rio and World Series of Poker
Fears of Legionnaires’ Disease Infect the Rio and World Series of Poker
John Reger June 12th, 2017
Poker players have long known the risk of packing thousands of people into a confined space and then passing casino chips back and forth to each other. Whi...
Gunshot Erupts During Planet Hollywood 2017 Phamous Poker Goliath Series
Gunshot Erupts During Planet Hollywood 2017 Phamous Poker Goliath Series
Chad Holloway June 7th, 2017
While poker players were busy playing the 2017 Phamous Poker Goliath Series, a gunshot erupted early Tuesday morning inside Planet Hollywood on the Las Veg...
FTC Moves to Squash DraftKings and FanDuel Merger
FTC Moves to Squash DraftKings and FanDuel Merger
Jon Sofen June 20th, 2017
The US Federal Trade Commission wants to stop a pending merger between daily fantasy sports giants DraftKings and FanDuel. Should the two companies merge, ...
Cloud Hangs Over PokerTribe.com Following Federal Investigation
Cloud Hangs Over PokerTribe.com Following Federal Investigation
Daniel Smyth May 29th, 2017
PokerTribe.com, the US Tribal poker site that’s seen its launch date pushed back numerous times, is now linked to a federal investigation. According ...
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...
PokerStars Sets Sites on India as New Skill Game Law Lets Online Poker Take Flight
PokerStars Sets Sites on India as New Skill Game Law Lets Online Poker Take Flight
Daniel Smyth June 26th, 2017
PokerStars wants to become part of India’s booming poker market and it’s already making moves to gain a foothold as soon as possible. Since Nag...
Money Laundering with Online Poker? British Tabloid Says Celeb Swindlers Soon to Be Outed
Money Laundering with Online Poker? British Tabloid Says Celeb Swindlers Soon to Be Outed
Jon Sofen June 21st, 2017
You probably use an online poker site to make some money and have fun playing your favorite game. But according to an investigation in the UK, at least one...
FTC Moves to Squash DraftKings and FanDuel Merger
FTC Moves to Squash DraftKings and FanDuel Merger
Jon Sofen June 20th, 2017
The US Federal Trade Commission wants to stop a pending merger between daily fantasy sports giants DraftKings and FanDuel. Should the two companies merge, ...
New York Online Poker Bill Finding Traction, Latest Amendment Limits Licenses to Current Track and Casino Holders
New York Online Poker Bill Finding Traction, Latest Amendment Limits Licenses to Current Track and Casino Holders
Jon Sofen June 13th, 2017
Don’t get your hopes up just yet, but a bill to legalize online poker in New York seems to be picking up steam in the closing days of the state’s [&hel...
Bobby’s Room Fisticuffs? Las Vegas Big Game Briefly Interrupted by Body Slam
Bobby’s Room Fisticuffs? Las Vegas Big Game Briefly Interrupted by Body Slam
Daniel Smyth June 26th, 2017
The serenity of super high-stakes poker players who are usually some of the most calm, cool, and collected was interrupted briefly this weekend, when a fla...
Negreanu Books 100th WSOP Cash, More POY Complaints, ‘Gamble’ Wins $1,500 PLO Hi-Lo, and Brrrr It’s So Cold During Vegas Heat Wave
Negreanu Books 100th WSOP Cash, More POY Complaints, ‘Gamble’ Wins $1,500 PLO Hi-Lo, and Brrrr It’s So Cold During Vegas Heat Wave
Jon Sofen June 26th, 2017
Every year, the World Series of Poker seems to come and go so quickly. It’s hard to believe we’re already well past the midway point and just 12 days f...
Hammer-Time at WSOP, Greenstein’s Rising Star, Brunson on Fire, and Hughes Wins Nothing to Take POY Lead
Hammer-Time at WSOP, Greenstein’s Rising Star, Brunson on Fire, and Hughes Wins Nothing to Take POY Lead
Jon Sofen June 25th, 2017
A lot of action and buzz at the 2017 World Series of Poker this weekend, including a turbo smackdown by the “Hammer,” a bracelet victory for an...
Dmitry Yurasov Steamrolls $10K NL Hold’em Six-Handed Final Table, Norman Chad Gets Trompled in HORSE
Dmitry Yurasov Steamrolls $10K NL Hold’em Six-Handed Final Table, Norman Chad Gets Trompled in HORSE
Jon Sofen June 24th, 2017
Dmitry Yurasov needed less time than Norman Chad’s first two marriages lasted to polish off his final table opponents in WSOP Event #42, $10,000 No-Limit...
WSOP Not the Only Game in Town as Las Vegas International Chess Festival Concludes
WSOP Not the Only Game in Town as Las Vegas International Chess Festival Concludes
Daniel Smyth June 19th, 2017
The World Series of Poker (WSOP) might be the talk of the town in Las Vegas, but that’s not the only mind sport competition in Sin City this summer. ...
Former SNL Star Chris Parnell to Host New ‘Poker Nights’ Show on PokerGO
Former SNL Star Chris Parnell to Host New ‘Poker Nights’ Show on PokerGO
Jon Sofen June 15th, 2017
Former Saturday Night Live cast member Chris Parnell will host a comedy show called ‘Poker Nights’ on Poker Central’s new app, PokerGO. The six-episo...
Poker Helps Neymar Jr. Become the World’s Most Expensive Soccer Star
Poker Helps Neymar Jr. Become the World’s Most Expensive Soccer Star
Daniel Smyth June 12th, 2017
PokerStars ambassador Neymar Jr. has just been rated as the most expensive soccer player in the world according to the CIES Football Observatory. The 25-ye...
WPT Inks TV Deal with GameTV to Broadcast Content in Canada
WPT Inks TV Deal with GameTV to Broadcast Content in Canada
Chad Holloway June 6th, 2017
The World Poker Tour is invading Canadian households. Last week, WPT Distribution partnered with GameTV, which specializes in game-related programming in C...
Bobby’s Room Fisticuffs? Las Vegas Big Game Briefly Interrupted by Body Slam
Bobby’s Room Fisticuffs? Las Vegas Big Game Briefly Interrupted by Body Slam
Daniel Smyth June 26th, 2017
The serenity of super high-stakes poker players who are usually some of the most calm, cool, and collected was interrupted briefly this weekend, when a fla...
APT Philippines Changes Venues After Resorts World Manila Casino Shutdown
APT Philippines Changes Venues After Resorts World Manila Casino Shutdown
John Reger June 21st, 2017
The Asian Poker Tour is relocating next month’s APT Philippines 2017 series, which was scheduled to take place at Resorts World Manila before the casino ...
MSPT Venetian Crushes Guarantee, Breaks Record for Largest Field Size in MSPT and Venetian History
MSPT Venetian Crushes Guarantee, Breaks Record for Largest Field Size in MSPT and Venetian History
Chad Holloway June 14th, 2017
The fourth annual $1,100 buy-in MSPT Venetian $2.5 Million GTD Main Event proved to be a record-setting affair, drawing 3,273 entrants over three starting ...
Actor James Woods on Poker’s Impact on His Life: CardsChat Exclusive Interview
Actor James Woods on Poker’s Impact on His Life: CardsChat Exclusive Interview
John Reger June 9th, 2017
James Woods is an Oscar-nominated actor for his work in Salvador and Ghosts of Mississippi, and has appeared in more than 130 movies and television shows, ...
Negreanu Books 100th WSOP Cash, More POY Complaints, ‘Gamble’ Wins $1,500 PLO Hi-Lo, and Brrrr It’s So Cold During Vegas Heat Wave
Negreanu Books 100th WSOP Cash, More POY Complaints, ‘Gamble’ Wins $1,500 PLO Hi-Lo, and Brrrr It’s So Cold During Vegas Heat Wave
Jon Sofen June 26th, 2017
Every year, the World Series of Poker seems to come and go so quickly. It’s hard to believe we’re already well past the midway point and just 12 days f...
Hammer-Time at WSOP, Greenstein’s Rising Star, Brunson on Fire, and Hughes Wins Nothing to Take POY Lead
Hammer-Time at WSOP, Greenstein’s Rising Star, Brunson on Fire, and Hughes Wins Nothing to Take POY Lead
Jon Sofen June 25th, 2017
A lot of action and buzz at the 2017 World Series of Poker this weekend, including a turbo smackdown by the “Hammer,” a bracelet victory for an...
Dmitry Yurasov Steamrolls $10K NL Hold’em Six-Handed Final Table, Norman Chad Gets Trompled in HORSE
Dmitry Yurasov Steamrolls $10K NL Hold’em Six-Handed Final Table, Norman Chad Gets Trompled in HORSE
Jon Sofen June 24th, 2017
Dmitry Yurasov needed less time than Norman Chad’s first two marriages lasted to polish off his final table opponents in WSOP Event #42, $10,000 No-Limit...
Choong Weng Wins 2017 APT Macau, Ending Malaysian Drought on Asian Poker Tour
Choong Weng Wins 2017 APT Macau, Ending Malaysian Drought on Asian Poker Tour
John Reger June 23rd, 2017
Choong Kian Weng didn’t realize when he won the APT Macau 2017 on Thursday that he was making history. But he was the first person from Malaysia to win a...
Bobby’s Room Fisticuffs? Las Vegas Big Game Briefly Interrupted by Body Slam
Bobby’s Room Fisticuffs? Las Vegas Big Game Briefly Interrupted by Body Slam
Daniel Smyth June 26th, 2017
The serenity of super high-stakes poker players who are usually some of the most calm, cool, and collected was interrupted briefly this weekend, when a fla...
Beth Shak Pennsylvania Home Broken Into, Hacking Horror Continues for Poker’s Shoe Empress
Beth Shak Pennsylvania Home Broken Into, Hacking Horror Continues for Poker’s Shoe Empress
Jon Sofen June 22nd, 2017
Not many would want to be in celebrity poker player Beth Shak’s famously expensive shoes right now. After hightailing it out of her Manhattan digs in...
Money Laundering with Online Poker? British Tabloid Says Celeb Swindlers Soon to Be Outed
Money Laundering with Online Poker? British Tabloid Says Celeb Swindlers Soon to Be Outed
Jon Sofen June 21st, 2017
You probably use an online poker site to make some money and have fun playing your favorite game. But according to an investigation in the UK, at least one...
First Phase of Legionnaires’ Remediation at Rio Casino Resort in Las Vegas Complete
First Phase of Legionnaires’ Remediation at Rio Casino Resort in Las Vegas Complete
John Reger June 14th, 2017
The Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas is working to reassure present and future guests that they have contained the threat of Legionnaires’ dis...