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888poker Offers WSOP Main Event Qualifiers Eight-Figure Prize in “Supersize ME” Promotion 888poker Offers WSOP Main Event Qualifiers Eight-Figure Prize in “Supersize ME” Promotion
Chad Holloway - April 13th, 2017

888poker, who is returning as an official sponsor of the World Series of Poker, is offering those who qualify for the 2017 WSOP Main Event on their site a shot […]

World Poker Tour Not Up for Sale, Owner Says

World Poker Tour Not Up for Sale, Owner Says

Jon Sofen - April 12th, 2017

The World Poker Tour isn’t up for sale despite rumors to the contrary. Ourgame International Holdings Ltd., the poker tour’s parent company, released a statement addressing the issue. “The board […]

David Dao, United Passenger Gone Viral, Made More Than a Quarter Million in Poker Tournament Cashes

David Dao, United Passenger Gone Viral, Made More Than a Quarter Million in Poker Tournament Cashes

John Reger - April 12th, 2017

United Airlines passenger David Dao, who was forcibly removed from a flight on Monday, has made quite a haul playing poker, but also has a checkered past that was dragged […]

Maurice Hawkins Goes Back-to-Back in WSOPC Council Bluffs to Win Record 10th Gold Ring

Maurice Hawkins Goes Back-to-Back in WSOPC Council Bluffs to Win Record 10th Gold Ring

Chad Holloway - April 12th, 2017

While Johnny Chan will forever be known as the first player to win ten World Series of Poker bracelets, poker pro Maurice Hawkins will go down in history as the […]

Phil Hellmuth to Host Tiger’s Poker Night Charity Event in Las Vegas May 19-20

Phil Hellmuth to Host Tiger’s Poker Night Charity Event in Las Vegas May 19-20

Jon Sofen - April 11th, 2017

Phil Hellmuth will host the 19th annual Tiger Jam charity event at MGM Grand in Las Vegas on May 19-20. The Poker Brat, when he isn’t busy whining about bad […]

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Pennsylvania’s March Land-Based Poker Room Revenues Could Fire Up Online Poker Legislation
Pennsylvania’s March Land-Based Poker Room Revenues Could Fire Up Online Poker Legislation
Jon Sofen April 19th, 2017
Pennsylvania’s brick-and-mortar poker room revenue was on the rise in March. There’s no guarantee that fact will have a positive impact on a pendin...
Delaware Internet Gaming Market Struggles as March Revenue Plummets 42 Percent
Delaware Internet Gaming Market Struggles as March Revenue Plummets 42 Percent
Chad Holloway April 19th, 2017
Since its launch in 2013, the Delaware internet gaming market has experienced a bit of a rollercoaster ride. In 2015, it was on life support, before bounci...
Casino Ban by Goan Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar Could Hurt Poker in India
Casino Ban by Goan Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar Could Hurt Poker in India
Daniel Smyth April 17th, 2017
Poker in India may be in trouble in at least one state after an influential minister claimed that gambling is “not good.” Goa Chief Minister Ma...
NY State’s Rivers Casino Poker Room Has Problem Most Would Envy: Too Much Business
NY State’s Rivers Casino Poker Room Has Problem Most Would Envy: Too Much Business
John Reger April 10th, 2017
It didn’t take long for players jonesing to see some tournament action at the recently opened Rivers Casino in Schenectady, New York to get their wish. ...
Players Poker Championship Co-Founder Bryan Oulton Files for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy with Almost $900K in Debts
Players Poker Championship Co-Founder Bryan Oulton Files for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy with Almost $900K in Debts
Daniel Smyth April 17th, 2017
Bryan Patrick Oulton, co-founder of the Players Poker Championship (PPC) Poker Tour, has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, declaring debts totaling $891,701....
PokerStars Acquisition in 2014 May Have Involved Insider Trading
PokerStars Acquisition in 2014 May Have Involved Insider Trading
Jon Sofen April 13th, 2017
PokerStars doesn’t need more bad publicity. But the online poker giant just got some. The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) has alleged investors from ...
Absolute Poker Finally Paying Players Money Owed for Past Six Years
Absolute Poker Finally Paying Players Money Owed for Past Six Years
Jon Sofen April 11th, 2017
Former Absolute Poker players: we have some good news to share. Customers of the defunct online poker site may soon receive money owed them since April 15,...
Gambling in China On the Slide According to Hong Kong Survey
Gambling in China On the Slide According to Hong Kong Survey
Daniel Smyth April 10th, 2017
Gambling in China is on the decline according to a recent study carried out by the Ping Wo Fund. As outlined by an official press release published on Apri...
Poker Pro Travell Thomas Cries at Sentencing for Massive Debt Scam
Poker Pro Travell Thomas Cries at Sentencing for Massive Debt Scam
John Reger April 21st, 2017
It’s been a long and winding legal road for Travell Thomas, the poker pro with over a half-million in live tournament winnings. On Thursday, Thomas f...
Casino Ban by Goan Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar Could Hurt Poker in India
Casino Ban by Goan Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar Could Hurt Poker in India
Daniel Smyth April 17th, 2017
Poker in India may be in trouble in at least one state after an influential minister claimed that gambling is “not good.” Goa Chief Minister Ma...
Players Poker Championship Co-Founder Bryan Oulton Files for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy with Almost $900K in Debts
Players Poker Championship Co-Founder Bryan Oulton Files for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy with Almost $900K in Debts
Daniel Smyth April 17th, 2017
Bryan Patrick Oulton, co-founder of the Players Poker Championship (PPC) Poker Tour, has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, declaring debts totaling $891,701....
Vegas Dave Indicted for Misuse of Social Security Numbers
Vegas Dave Indicted for Misuse of Social Security Numbers
John Reger April 14th, 2017
“Vegas Dave” David Oancea, who has built a reputation for betting and winning on underdogs, might be facing his toughest long shot yet, beating a feder...
PokerStars NJSCOOP Guarantees $1.2 Million in Prize Money, Biggest Online Series in New Jersey History
PokerStars NJSCOOP Guarantees $1.2 Million in Prize Money, Biggest Online Series in New Jersey History
Jon Sofen April 22nd, 2017
The PokerStars NJSCOOP (Spring Championship of Online Poker) series will have at least $1.2 million in prize pool money awarded. New Jersey online poker pl...
RAWA Proponent Jason Chaffetz, House Oversight Committee Chair, “May Depart Early” from Congress
RAWA Proponent Jason Chaffetz, House Oversight Committee Chair, “May Depart Early” from Congress
Jon Sofen April 21st, 2017
Representative Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) has announced he will not seek reelection, and “may depart early” instead of finishing out his current term in C...
Poker Pro Travell Thomas Cries at Sentencing for Massive Debt Scam
Poker Pro Travell Thomas Cries at Sentencing for Massive Debt Scam
John Reger April 21st, 2017
It’s been a long and winding legal road for Travell Thomas, the poker pro with over a half-million in live tournament winnings. On Thursday, Thomas f...
Baseball Outfielder Yasiel Puig to Host Dodger Stadium Poker Tournament
Baseball Outfielder Yasiel Puig to Host Dodger Stadium Poker Tournament
Jon Sofen April 20th, 2017
Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig will host a charity poker tournament on May 22 at Dodger Stadium. The event will help raise money for the Cuban ...
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...
PokerStars Addresses Jackpot Poker Issues Following Recent Steam Network Launch
PokerStars Addresses Jackpot Poker Issues Following Recent Steam Network Launch
Jon Sofen April 14th, 2017
PokerStars’ Jackpot Poker has been tweaked and is now available on the Steam Network after users reported some initial problems with the free-to-play...
888poker Offers WSOP Main Event Qualifiers Eight-Figure Prize in “Supersize ME” Promotion
888poker Offers WSOP Main Event Qualifiers Eight-Figure Prize in “Supersize ME” Promotion
Chad Holloway April 13th, 2017
888poker, who is returning as an official sponsor of the World Series of Poker, is offering those who qualify for the 2017 WSOP Main Event on their site a ...
Phil Hellmuth to Host Tiger’s Poker Night Charity Event in Las Vegas May 19-20
Phil Hellmuth to Host Tiger’s Poker Night Charity Event in Las Vegas May 19-20
Jon Sofen April 11th, 2017
Phil Hellmuth will host the 19th annual Tiger Jam charity event at MGM Grand in Las Vegas on May 19-20. The Poker Brat, when he isn’t busy whining about ...
Pennsylvania’s March Land-Based Poker Room Revenues Could Fire Up Online Poker Legislation
Pennsylvania’s March Land-Based Poker Room Revenues Could Fire Up Online Poker Legislation
Jon Sofen April 19th, 2017
Pennsylvania’s brick-and-mortar poker room revenue was on the rise in March. There’s no guarantee that fact will have a positive impact on a pendin...
Ben Lamb Beats Daniel Negreanu the Lion in Bellagio $25K High Roller
Ben Lamb Beats Daniel Negreanu the Lion in Bellagio $25K High Roller
Jon Sofen April 18th, 2017
Ben Lamb doesn’t come out of the woodwork to play many live tournaments. But on Monday, he decided to show up at Bellagio in Las Vegas for the casino’s...
Bellagio in Las Vegas Bringing Livestream Poker to Twitch
Bellagio in Las Vegas Bringing Livestream Poker to Twitch
Jon Sofen April 17th, 2017
When the Bellagio, the most iconic casino in Las Vegas, gets on the bandwagon with Twitch, the trendiest poker livestream video platform, you know somethin...
Wynn and Aria Among Las Vegas WSOP Tournament Alternatives This Summer
Wynn and Aria Among Las Vegas WSOP Tournament Alternatives This Summer
Jon Sofen April 15th, 2017
The Las Vegas poker scene for the summer of 2017 has more to offer than just the World Series of Poker (WSOP) at the Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino. Sever...
PokerStars NJSCOOP Guarantees $1.2 Million in Prize Money, Biggest Online Series in New Jersey History
PokerStars NJSCOOP Guarantees $1.2 Million in Prize Money, Biggest Online Series in New Jersey History
Jon Sofen April 22nd, 2017
The PokerStars NJSCOOP (Spring Championship of Online Poker) series will have at least $1.2 million in prize pool money awarded. New Jersey online poker pl...
Pete Chen Wins WPT Beijing for $299,485 to Kick Off 16th Season of World Poker Tour
Pete Chen Wins WPT Beijing for $299,485 to Kick Off 16th Season of World Poker Tour
Chad Holloway April 20th, 2017
The first event of the World Poker Tour (WPT) Season XVI, the $3,500 buy-in WPT Beijing, wrapped up this week after Peter Chen topped a capped field of 400...
Krzysztof Pregowski Bests Field of 303 to Win 888Live Easter Edition for £21,118
Krzysztof Pregowski Bests Field of 303 to Win 888Live Easter Edition for £21,118
Chad Holloway April 18th, 2017
To celebrate the holiday this past weekend, 888poker hosted the 2017 888Live Easter Edition London Main Event at Aspers Casino Stratford. The £440 ($561) ...
Ben Lamb Beats Daniel Negreanu the Lion in Bellagio $25K High Roller
Ben Lamb Beats Daniel Negreanu the Lion in Bellagio $25K High Roller
Jon Sofen April 18th, 2017
Ben Lamb doesn’t come out of the woodwork to play many live tournaments. But on Monday, he decided to show up at Bellagio in Las Vegas for the casino’s...
Poker Pro Travell Thomas Cries at Sentencing for Massive Debt Scam
Poker Pro Travell Thomas Cries at Sentencing for Massive Debt Scam
John Reger April 21st, 2017
It’s been a long and winding legal road for Travell Thomas, the poker pro with over a half-million in live tournament winnings. On Thursday, Thomas f...
New Poll On Las Vegas NFL and NHL Teams Shows Concern About Players and Refs Gambling on Games
New Poll On Las Vegas NFL and NHL Teams Shows Concern About Players and Refs Gambling on Games
John Reger April 19th, 2017
Will the Oakland Raiders players and Vegas Golden Knight players be more tempted to gamble on games if they live in Las Vegas? A poll released by Seton Hal...
Players Poker Championship Co-Founder Bryan Oulton Files for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy with Almost $900K in Debts
Players Poker Championship Co-Founder Bryan Oulton Files for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy with Almost $900K in Debts
Daniel Smyth April 17th, 2017
Bryan Patrick Oulton, co-founder of the Players Poker Championship (PPC) Poker Tour, has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, declaring debts totaling $891,701....
David Dao, United Passenger Gone Viral, Made More Than a Quarter Million in Poker Tournament Cashes
David Dao, United Passenger Gone Viral, Made More Than a Quarter Million in Poker Tournament Cashes
John Reger April 12th, 2017
United Airlines passenger David Dao, who was forcibly removed from a flight on Monday, has made quite a haul playing poker, but also has a checkered past t...