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WSOP Nixes ‘November Nine,’ ESPN and Poker Central to Air Main Event Live  WSOP Nixes ‘November Nine,’ ESPN and Poker Central to Air Main Event Live 
Jon Sofen - May 15th, 2017

After nine years of the November Nine, the World Series of Poker (WSOP) is bidding the concept of holding off on Main Event final table play until the fall adieu. […]

NBA Playoff Betting: No Sure Thing, Despite Predictable Teams Headed to Finals

NBA Playoff Betting: No Sure Thing, Despite Predictable Teams Headed to Finals

Jon Sofen - May 14th, 2017

With conference finals getting underway, the NBA Playoffs are heating up. Las Vegas oddsmakers say your best bet is on the Golden State Warriors and/or the Cleveland Cavaliers, as these […]

Comedian Kevin Hart a Likely Hit at Next Aria High Roller Bowl

Comedian Kevin Hart a Likely Hit at Next Aria High Roller Bowl

John Reger - May 13th, 2017

Comedian Kevin Hart’s star power and passion for poker has landed him the final spot at the upcoming Super High Roller Bowl, which kicks off on May 28 at the […]

Amaya Aims for the Stars, Toronto, and New Leadership

Amaya Aims for the Stars, Toronto, and New Leadership

Daniel Smyth - May 12th, 2017

Amaya has just announced its first quarter profits for 2017, and things are going better than expected, thanks to PokerStars. Perhaps that’s what’s spurred the announcement of an impending corporate […]

Tennessee Cops Raid Low-Stakes Tourney Run out of Small-Town Hotel Room

Tennessee Cops Raid Low-Stakes Tourney Run out of Small-Town Hotel Room

Jon Sofen - May 12th, 2017

Police raided a thrice-weekly poker game being run out of a Candlewood Suites hotel room in Smyrna, Tennessee, a small town outside of Nashville. The operation, according to police, was […]

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Construction of $4 Billion Resorts World Las Vegas to Start in 2017
Construction of $4 Billion Resorts World Las Vegas to Start in 2017
Daniel Smyth May 21st, 2017
The construction of Resorts World Las Vegas is set to get underway in the third quarter of 2017 according to a statement from the Genting Group. The $4 bil...
Bodog Bets Big on Brazil with H2 Poker Club Partnership
Bodog Bets Big on Brazil with H2 Poker Club Partnership
John Reger May 17th, 2017
The Bodog brand is looking to add a little bite to its bark by sponsoring a Brazilian card room. The foray into live poker is part of a Latin and South [&...
MGM Resorts Ready to Get in On New Jersey’s Online Gambling Game
MGM Resorts Ready to Get in On New Jersey’s Online Gambling Game
Jon Sofen May 4th, 2017
MGM Resorts International is ready to wade into online gambling waters in New Jersey. No launch date has been set, but the Las Vegas-based casino giant sai...
Nevada Gaming Revenues Jump on March Madness Betting Gains
Nevada Gaming Revenues Jump on March Madness Betting Gains
Daniel Smyth April 29th, 2017
The Nevada Gaming Control Board (GCB) released its latest monthly revenue report last week. Casinos across the state won more than $991 million from bettor...
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...
Amaya Aims for the Stars, Toronto, and New Leadership
Amaya Aims for the Stars, Toronto, and New Leadership
Daniel Smyth May 12th, 2017
Amaya has just announced its first quarter profits for 2017, and things are going better than expected, thanks to PokerStars. Perhaps that’s whatR...
Financial Difficulties Force 3D Poker Innovator PKR to Fold
Financial Difficulties Force 3D Poker Innovator PKR to Fold
Daniel Smyth May 5th, 2017
PKR has been forced to shut down its online poker operation after running into financial difficulties, according to a message on the site’s homepage....
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...
Amaya Aims for the Stars, Toronto, and New Leadership
Amaya Aims for the Stars, Toronto, and New Leadership
Daniel Smyth May 12th, 2017
Amaya has just announced its first quarter profits for 2017, and things are going better than expected, thanks to PokerStars. Perhaps that’s whatR...
Tennessee Cops Raid Low-Stakes Tourney Run out of Small-Town Hotel Room
Tennessee Cops Raid Low-Stakes Tourney Run out of Small-Town Hotel Room
Jon Sofen May 12th, 2017
Police raided a thrice-weekly poker game being run out of a Candlewood Suites hotel room in Smyrna, Tennessee, a small town outside of Nashville. The opera...
India High Court Wants to Know: Is Poker a Game of Skill or Luck?
India High Court Wants to Know: Is Poker a Game of Skill or Luck?
Jon Sofen May 11th, 2017
Poker players have long known the answer to the age-old question of whether poker is a game of skill or luck. But now a court in India wants more proof [&h...
Mike Sexton Leaving WPT Commentator Spot, Tony Dunst Stepping In
Mike Sexton Leaving WPT Commentator Spot, Tony Dunst Stepping In
Jon Sofen May 23rd, 2017
Sadly, all good things must come to an end. The World Poker Tour (WPT) has announced Mike Sexton will be retiring from the broadcast booth for Fox Sports ...
MSPT FireKeepers Largest Tournament in Michigan History; Mike Shanahan Tops 1,066-Entry Field to Win $216,829
MSPT FireKeepers Largest Tournament in Michigan History; Mike Shanahan Tops 1,066-Entry Field to Win $216,829
Chad Holloway May 22nd, 2017
For the ninth time since 2013, the MSPT held an $1,100 Main Event at FireKeepers Casino in Battle Creek, Michigan. The last three stops have set new record...
Kevin Martin OutPlays Housemates to Win Big Brother Canada
Kevin Martin OutPlays Housemates to Win Big Brother Canada
Daniel Smyth May 22nd, 2017
Poker pro Kevin Martin has gotten lucky the second time around after winning the Canadian version of Big Brother on his return to the show. Martin might ...
After Mike Noori Fails McDonalds $1,000 Wolf Down Prop Bet, All He Eats Are His Words
After Mike Noori Fails McDonalds $1,000 Wolf Down Prop Bet, All He Eats Are His Words
Jon Sofen May 22nd, 2017
Poker player Mike Noori came about as close to eating $1,000 of McDonald’s food for a prop bet in 36 hours as Cleveland got within reaching the Super Bow...
Kevin Martin OutPlays Housemates to Win Big Brother Canada
Kevin Martin OutPlays Housemates to Win Big Brother Canada
Daniel Smyth May 22nd, 2017
Poker pro Kevin Martin has gotten lucky the second time around after winning the Canadian version of Big Brother on his return to the show. Martin might ...
Dzmitry Urbanovich Becomes Newest Sponsored Member of Team Partypoker
Dzmitry Urbanovich Becomes Newest Sponsored Member of Team Partypoker
Jon Sofen April 27th, 2017
Dzmitry Urbanovich, Poland’s #1 player with more than $5 million in live tournament cashes, is the newest member of Team partypoker. The internet pok...
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...
2017-18 WSOP Circuit Schedule Released, with Record 26 Stops
2017-18 WSOP Circuit Schedule Released, with Record 26 Stops
Jon Sofen May 18th, 2017
The 2017-2018 World Series of Poker Circuit schedule has been announced. A record 26 stops are planned beginning Aug. 2 in Cherokee, North Carolina. The se...
Bodog Bets Big on Brazil with H2 Poker Club Partnership
Bodog Bets Big on Brazil with H2 Poker Club Partnership
John Reger May 17th, 2017
The Bodog brand is looking to add a little bite to its bark by sponsoring a Brazilian card room. The foray into live poker is part of a Latin and South [&...
WSOP Footnotes: TV Table Exits Amazon, New POY Sponsor, Poker Kitchen Lite
WSOP Footnotes: TV Table Exits Amazon, New POY Sponsor, Poker Kitchen Lite
Jon Sofen May 17th, 2017
If you’re coming to the 2017 World Series of Poker in Las Vegas this summer, and it isn’t your first WSOP rodeo, you’ll likely notice a few changes u...
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 ...
MSPT FireKeepers Largest Tournament in Michigan History; Mike Shanahan Tops 1,066-Entry Field to Win $216,829
MSPT FireKeepers Largest Tournament in Michigan History; Mike Shanahan Tops 1,066-Entry Field to Win $216,829
Chad Holloway May 22nd, 2017
For the ninth time since 2013, the MSPT held an $1,100 Main Event at FireKeepers Casino in Battle Creek, Michigan. The last three stops have set new record...
PokerStars $39 Million SCOOP Prize Pool Breaks One-Day Tournament Record
PokerStars $39 Million SCOOP Prize Pool Breaks One-Day Tournament Record
Daniel Smyth May 22nd, 2017
Hand it to PokerStars: the site has broken another record, this time for a Sunday of tournament action that saw more than $39 million in prize money genera...
Construction of $4 Billion Resorts World Las Vegas to Start in 2017
Construction of $4 Billion Resorts World Las Vegas to Start in 2017
Daniel Smyth May 21st, 2017
The construction of Resorts World Las Vegas is set to get underway in the third quarter of 2017 according to a statement from the Genting Group. The $4 bil...
Bryn Kenney Still Leading GPI POY Race, Aido and Dvoress Nipping at Heels
Bryn Kenney Still Leading GPI POY Race, Aido and Dvoress Nipping at Heels
Jon Sofen May 20th, 2017
Bryn Kenney jumped out to an early lead in January for Global Poker Index’s Player of the Year. He’s held steady at the top since, but a few players ar...
Justin Bonomo Drops Twitter PokerStars Bombshell, Claims Loophole is Leaking Money
Justin Bonomo Drops Twitter PokerStars Bombshell, Claims Loophole is Leaking Money
Jon Sofen May 19th, 2017
Justin Bonomo, never one to hold his tongue on controversial issues affecting the poker universe, thinks PokerStars is letting players win money without do...
Doug Polk Sounds Off on Salomon Ponte and WSOP 2017 Changes: CardsChat Exclusive Interview
Doug Polk Sounds Off on Salomon Ponte and WSOP 2017 Changes: CardsChat Exclusive Interview
Chad Holloway May 18th, 2017
Doug Polk is arguably one of the top players in the game today, having just missed making the 100 top American pros by one on the Hendon Mob listings, with...
Amaya Aims for the Stars, Toronto, and New Leadership
Amaya Aims for the Stars, Toronto, and New Leadership
Daniel Smyth May 12th, 2017
Amaya has just announced its first quarter profits for 2017, and things are going better than expected, thanks to PokerStars. Perhaps that’s whatR...
Baazov Allegedly Made Illegal Contributions to New York Governor’s 2014 Campaign
Baazov Allegedly Made Illegal Contributions to New York Governor’s 2014 Campaign
Jon Sofen May 9th, 2017
Former Amaya Inc. CEO David Baazov has some more explaining to do. Already facing what is considered the biggest insider trading scandal in Canadian histor...