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Stephen Chidwick Wins Third US Poker Open Event in Nine Tries Stephen Chidwick Wins Third US Poker Open Event in Nine Tries
Jon Sofen - February 14th, 2019 It’s becoming a broken record to report that Stephen Chidwick has won a US Poker Open event. On Thursday, he shipped yet another one, his third in just nine attempts. […]
Mobile Poker Apps Outplay Apple by Getting Illicit Games Into the App Store

Mobile Poker Apps Outplay Apple by Getting Illicit Games Into the App Store

CardsChat News - February 14th, 2019
Mobile poker apps which would normally never see the light of day have managed to bypass Apple’s stringent screening process, opening them up to public consumption, at least temporarily. According […]
Defending US Poker Open Champ Stephen Chidwick Final Tables Event #1, Joseph Cheong Leads

Defending US Poker Open Champ Stephen Chidwick Final Tables Event #1, Joseph Cheong Leads

Jon Sofen - February 14th, 2019
Stephen Chidwick mastered the US Poker Open in 2018 and is off to a great start this year with a final table appearance in Event #1: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em. Joseph […]
Esports Revenue Projected to Rise Above $1B in 2019, But Can Poker Capitalize on Growth?

Esports Revenue Projected to Rise Above $1B in 2019, But Can Poker Capitalize on Growth?

CardsChat News - February 13th, 2019
The esports industry continues to experience rapid growth, with larger audiences tuning in to watch professional video game competitions both on Twitch and at live events. But while the rising […]
Online Poker Takes off in India as Shane Warne Wonders Why Government Hasn’t Legalized Gambling

Online Poker Takes off in India as Shane Warne Wonders Why Government Hasn’t Legalized Gambling

CardsChat News - February 13th, 2019
Cricketing legend Shane Warne has never been one to mince words, and the part-time poker player has a question for the Indian government when it comes to legalized gambling — […]
ESPN and Poker Central Partner Again for WSOP Main Event Coverage

ESPN and Poker Central Partner Again for WSOP Main Event Coverage

Jon Sofen - February 13th, 2019
For the second straight year, ESPN and Poker Central will partner to bring complete coverage of the 2019 WSOP Main Event starting on Day One. The “worldwide leader in sports” […]
West Virginia Lawmakers Hope to Bring Poker, Casino Games Online With New Bill

West Virginia Lawmakers Hope to Bring Poker, Casino Games Online With New Bill

CardsChat News - February 12th, 2019
West Virginia has enjoyed a successful rollout of sports betting in the state over the last six months, and mobile sports wagering has been available since late December. Now, some […]
Duke Blue Devils Primed to Dominate During March Madness, Oddsmakers Say

Duke Blue Devils Primed to Dominate During March Madness, Oddsmakers Say

Jon Sofen - February 12th, 2019
Zion Williamson and Duke won’t be stopped next month during March Madness, if you believe what the Vegas handicappers project. But you can’t pencil them in as the 2019 men’s […]
US Poker Open Will Give Someone an Early Leg Up in 2019 GPI Player of the Year Race

US Poker Open Will Give Someone an Early Leg Up in 2019 GPI Player of the Year Race

Jon Sofen - February 12th, 2019
The second annual US Poker Open kicks off tomorrow with the first of 10 high-stakes events that may have an impact later in the year on who wins the 2019 […]
New Hampshire Officials Prepared to Sue if Wire Act Threatens Online Lottery Sales

New Hampshire Officials Prepared to Sue if Wire Act Threatens Online Lottery Sales

CardsChat News - February 11th, 2019
The recent guidance issued by the US Department of Justice which reversed a previous 2011 opinion may most obviously affect interstate online poker, but states like New Hampshire have concerns […]
PSPC Champ Ramon Colillas Joins Team PokerStars amid Exodus of Pros

PSPC Champ Ramon Colillas Joins Team PokerStars amid Exodus of Pros

Jon Sofen - February 11th, 2019
Ramon Colillas came out of nowhere to win the $25,000 PSPC last month for $5.1 million, and now he’s joining PokerStars as a Team Pro member, replacing a bevy of […]
WPT Opening Doors in Europe with BT Sport and 888poker

WPT Opening Doors in Europe with BT Sport and 888poker

Daniel Smyth - February 11th, 2019
The World Poker Tour (WPT) has stepped up its presence in Europe after signing deals with two major brands. First to ink a deal with the US-based poker tour was […]
Poker in India Stalls as Gujarat Judges Choose to Ignore Legal Appeals

Poker in India Stalls as Gujarat Judges Choose to Ignore Legal Appeals

Daniel Smyth - February 11th, 2019
Poker in India won’t make any progress this month despite two high-profile appeals being scheduled to take place in the state of Gujarat. In what’s becoming a seemingly never-ending series […]
Natalie Teh Emerges as a Top Female Poker Player in Mere Months

Natalie Teh Emerges as a Top Female Poker Player in Mere Months

CardsChat News - February 10th, 2019
Natalie Teh had a bright future in front of her in the corporate world, but she didn’t end up down that path. Nor did she pursue her potential as one […]
Poker Playing Actress Jennifer Tilly to ‘Sit Out’ New ‘Child’s Play’ Flick

Poker Playing Actress Jennifer Tilly to ‘Sit Out’ New ‘Child’s Play’ Flick

Jon Sofen - February 9th, 2019
Poker player Jennifer Tilly wants nothing to do with the “Child’s Play” horror flick reboot. Despite having starred in four “Chucky” brand movies, she is disappointed the new version was […]
David Haye Back in Training as He Prepares to Slay GUKPT Goliath (VIDEO)

David Haye Back in Training as He Prepares to Slay GUKPT Goliath (VIDEO)

Daniel Smyth - February 9th, 2019
British boxing icon David Haye has been back in the ring as he prepares to face one of live poker’s biggest challenges, the GUKPT Goliath. Posting the video of his […]
Did Sheldon Adelson Instigate DOJ Flip on Wire Act, Online Gambling?

Did Sheldon Adelson Instigate DOJ Flip on Wire Act, Online Gambling?

Jon Sofen - February 8th, 2019
The Washington Post dropped a bombshell Thursday about the apparent lengths GOP megadonor Sheldon Adelson will go to when protecting his interests, suggesting that he  played a significant role in […]
New Online Poker Bill Surfaces in Kentucky, Could Finally Legalize Game

New Online Poker Bill Surfaces in Kentucky, Could Finally Legalize Game

CardsChat News - February 7th, 2019
The battle to legalize gaming in the state of Kentucky has so far been a long and unsuccessful one, but a new bill that popped up this week is breathing […]
‘Miami’ John Cernuto Passes Men Nguyen for Most Career Live Poker Tournament Cashes in History

‘Miami’ John Cernuto Passes Men Nguyen for Most Career Live Poker Tournament Cashes in History

Jon Sofen - February 7th, 2019
“Miami” John Cernuto, with a 13th place finish in a $350 H.O.R.S.E. event at the LA Poker Classic, surpassed Men “The Master” Nguyen for the all-time live tournament cashes record […]
Joseph Stiers Reaches Settlement With Caesars Over Disqualification From 2017 WSOP Main Event

Joseph Stiers Reaches Settlement With Caesars Over Disqualification From 2017 WSOP Main Event

CardsChat News - February 6th, 2019
Maryland poker player Joseph Stiers has reached a settlement with Caesars Entertainment over a case that involved his disqualification from the 2017 World Series of Poker Main Event. Stiers was […]
Poker Pro Jamie Kerstetter Aims Go Meat Free Via Vegan Prop Bet With Bill Perkins

Poker Pro Jamie Kerstetter Aims Go Meat Free Via Vegan Prop Bet With Bill Perkins

CardsChat News - February 6th, 2019
Poker players are known for their propensity for making an outlandish prop bet or two, and Jamie Kerstetter is the latest pro to lock in a five-figure wager.  This one […]
Nevada Poker Revenue Rises (Slightly) in 2018 despite Poker Table Decline

Nevada Poker Revenue Rises (Slightly) in 2018 despite Poker Table Decline

Jon Sofen - February 6th, 2019
The Nevada poker industry had another good year. Although a few card rooms in the state closed in 2018, overall revenue was up a little more than one-percent. Each year […]
Borgata Wins Approval to Docket $10M Judgement Against Phil Ivey in Nevada

Borgata Wins Approval to Docket $10M Judgement Against Phil Ivey in Nevada

CardsChat News - February 5th, 2019
The Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa in Atlantic City has been given approval by a US District Court judge to docket its $10.16 million judgement against Phil Ivey in Nevada, […]
Nevada Super Bowl Betting Revenue Down as TV Ratings Plunge

Nevada Super Bowl Betting Revenue Down as TV Ratings Plunge

Jon Sofen - February 5th, 2019
If you fell asleep or changed the channel during Super Bowl LIII, you weren’t the only one. Not only did Nevada see its first year-over-year betting revenue decline on the […]
CardsChat Poker Ambassador Jeff Gross Leaves Team PokerStars

CardsChat Poker Ambassador Jeff Gross Leaves Team PokerStars

Jon Sofen - February 4th, 2019
CardsChat poker ambassador Jeff Gross couldn’t reach a mutual agreement with PokerStars. Thus, the Twitch streamer and the world’s largest online poker site are parting ways after just under two […]
Low-Scoring Super Bowl Anything But Boring for Gamblers with Prop Bet Action

Low-Scoring Super Bowl Anything But Boring for Gamblers with Prop Bet Action

CardsChat News - February 4th, 2019
The New England Patriots defeated the Los Angeles Rams 13-3 in the lowest scoring Super Bowl in history, providing few thrills for fans but plenty of opportunities for gamblers who […]
‘Run It Once’ Site to Finally Launch This Week, Phil Galfond Contends It Will Change Poker

‘Run It Once’ Site to Finally Launch This Week, Phil Galfond Contends It Will Change Poker

Daniel Smyth - February 4th, 2019
Run It Once, the eagerly anticipated online poker site from Phil Galfond, will go live on Feb. 6 according to the high stakes legend. After more than two years’ of […]
Bryn Kenney Entertains as He Wins Aussie Millions Main Event

Bryn Kenney Entertains as He Wins Aussie Millions Main Event

Daniel Smyth - February 4th, 2019
American Bryn Kenney has done his best to inject some fun back into poker on route to winning the 2019 Aussie Millions main event. Facing off against 821 other hopefuls, […]
Poker Player Richard Seymour Misses Pro Football HOF Cut, Watches Former Team Win Super Bowl

Poker Player Richard Seymour Misses Pro Football HOF Cut, Watches Former Team Win Super Bowl

Jon Sofen - February 3rd, 2019
A panel of voters refused to induct Richard Seymour, now a poker player, into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this weekend. But the long-time New England Patriots defensive lineman […]
New Jersey Online Poker Revenues Hit Rock Bottom in 2018

New Jersey Online Poker Revenues Hit Rock Bottom in 2018

CardsChat News - February 3rd, 2019
After jumping into the shared player pool with Nevada and Delaware last May, 2018 was supposed to be a banner year for online poker in New Jersey. Instead, it was […]
Some Americans Outside Nevada Can Legally Bet on Super Bowl for First Time

Some Americans Outside Nevada Can Legally Bet on Super Bowl for First Time

Jon Sofen - February 2nd, 2019
Each year, millions outside Nevada wager on the Super Bowl…illegally. But this year, thanks to a 2018 Supreme Court ruling to overturn a federal ban on sports betting, residents and […]
Dave Farah Leads Atlantic City’s WPT Borgata with 6 Players Left, Final Table Shift to Las Vegas in March

Dave Farah Leads Atlantic City’s WPT Borgata with 6 Players Left, Final Table Shift to Las Vegas in March

Jon Sofen - February 1st, 2019
Dave Farah is in unfamiliar territory at the WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open. The New Jersey resident with just $80,000 in career tournament cashes, holds a big chip lead heading […]
More Growth for Indian Online Poker as Baadshah Gaming Adds International Partner

More Growth for Indian Online Poker as Baadshah Gaming Adds International Partner

Daniel Smyth - February 1st, 2019
The Indian online poker community welcomed another international player this week after Connective Games formed a partnership with Baadshah Games. Announced on February 1, the deal will see Connective Games […]
Eli Elezra Addresses Rumors of Owing Seven-Figure Gambling Debt

Eli Elezra Addresses Rumors of Owing Seven-Figure Gambling Debt

Jon Sofen - January 31st, 2019
High-stakes poker pro Eli Elezra has been accused of carrying a massive gambling debt for years, but he’s never publicly addressed the matter. Until now. And after admitting for the […]
Online Poker Advocate Rich Muny Blasts Weak Response to DOJ Wire Act Reversal, Calls for Action

Online Poker Advocate Rich Muny Blasts Weak Response to DOJ Wire Act Reversal, Calls for Action

Cort Smith - January 31st, 2019
The former front man for the the biggest poker advocacy group in the US is making ominous predictions about the future of online poker following the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) […]
PokerStars Preparing to Ban Seating Scripts, Speed Up Pace of Play in Cash Games

PokerStars Preparing to Ban Seating Scripts, Speed Up Pace of Play in Cash Games

CardsChat News - January 30th, 2019
PokerStars is planning to make significant changes to its policy on third-party tools, including implementing a ban on all seating scripts that try to seek out optimal seats through player […]
Bad Bluff: Ex-Kansas Highway Patrol Member Sentenced for Lying to FBI About Role in Poker Game

Bad Bluff: Ex-Kansas Highway Patrol Member Sentenced for Lying to FBI About Role in Poker Game

CardsChat News - January 30th, 2019
A former member of the Kansas Highway Patrol has been sentenced to a year of federal probation for lying to the FBI about taking part in an illegal poker game […]
Super Bowl Prop Bets: Will MVP Praise God? What Song Will Maroon 5 Sing First at Halftime?

Super Bowl Prop Bets: Will MVP Praise God? What Song Will Maroon 5 Sing First at Halftime?

Jon Sofen - January 30th, 2019
The song Maroon 5 chooses to open its halftime set is just one of many odd Super Bowl prop bets you can make this weekend. Prop betting is a pastime […]
Nate Silver Compares President Trump to a ‘Terrible Poker Player’ for Strategic Approach

Nate Silver Compares President Trump to a ‘Terrible Poker Player’ for Strategic Approach

CardsChat News - January 29th, 2019
As the recent government shutdown began to draw to a close, President Donald Trump didn’t seem to be left with many great options, politically speaking. According to FiveThirtyEight.com’s Nate Silver, […]
Live at the Bike Player ‘Weez’ Makes Incredible Comeback from $50 to Nearly $10K (VIDEO)

Live at the Bike Player ‘Weez’ Makes Incredible Comeback from $50 to Nearly $10K (VIDEO)

Jon Sofen - January 29th, 2019
A regular on “Live at the Bike” known in the Los Angeles poker community as “Weez,” made one of the most insane comebacks in livestreamed low-stakes poker history. The area […]
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