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PokerStars Explains Its Turn Away from Serious Players as Revenues Shift PokerStars Explains Its Turn Away from Serious Players as Revenues Shift
Daniel Smyth - August 11th, 2017

PokerStars needed to become more entertaining to the masses, Stars Group CEO Rafi Ashkenazi said, which is why his company has shifted its focus away from efforts that appeal to […]

Tom Dwan Back in Spotlight, Will Play Live on New ‘Poker After Dark’

Tom Dwan Back in Spotlight, Will Play Live on New ‘Poker After Dark’

Jon Sofen - August 11th, 2017

When Poker After Dark returns to poker-player video screens on Monday, August 14, a familiar face from poker’s most televised era will re-enter the spotlight. Former Full Tilt Poker pro […]

Jungleman: Dwan’s Paid $700K for Unfinished ‘Durrrr Challenge,’ Stars Has Bot Problem

Jungleman: Dwan’s Paid $700K for Unfinished ‘Durrrr Challenge,’ Stars Has Bot Problem

Jon Sofen - August 10th, 2017

Daniel ‘Jungleman’ Cates went on Doug Polk’s YouTube podcast and dropped a bombshell about PokerStars, claiming bots permeate the poker site. He also attempted to put some speculation to rest […]

PokerStars Finding More Profit in Non-Poker Endeavors

PokerStars Finding More Profit in Non-Poker Endeavors

Daniel Smyth - August 10th, 2017

Poker revenue at PokerStars has taken a dive in 2017, and it’s a sign of shifting attentions at the world’s leading online poker site, which soon will be offering its […]

Texas Private Poker Clubs, Rakeless and Boozeless, Push the Letter of the Law

Texas Private Poker Clubs, Rakeless and Boozeless, Push the Letter of the Law

John Reger - August 9th, 2017

When the Post Oak Poker Club opened last weekend in Houston, Texas, its former steak house location was no accident. The private card room wanted to present an upscale, posh […]

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Lackluster July Numbers for New Jersey Poker, Live and Online
Lackluster July Numbers for New Jersey Poker, Live and Online
Jon Sofen August 21st, 2017
July was another ho-hum month for poker in New Jersey, in the face of continued upticks from both live and online casino play in the state. The latest figu...
PokerStars Makes Big Splash in Online Slots with Million-Dollar Jackpot Hits on Consecutive Days
PokerStars Makes Big Splash in Online Slots with Million-Dollar Jackpot Hits on Consecutive Days
John Reger August 18th, 2017
Two gamblers playing Millionaires Island, an online slot game offered by PokerStars Casino, hit million dollar jackpots on consecutive days, PokerStars ann...
PokerStars Championship Security on High Alert Following Barcelona Terror Attack
PokerStars Championship Security on High Alert Following Barcelona Terror Attack
Jon Sofen August 18th, 2017
Casino Barcelona ramped up security immediately following Thursday’s terror attack in Spain. The casino is presently site of the PokerStars Championship ...
Oakland Raiders Attracting More Super Bowl Bets than Any Other Team
Oakland Raiders Attracting More Super Bowl Bets than Any Other Team
Jon Sofen August 16th, 2017
The Oakland Raiders won’t be migrating to Las Vegas until 2020, but sports bettors in Sin City are already in love with the silver and black. No other NF...
Lackluster July Numbers for New Jersey Poker, Live and Online
Lackluster July Numbers for New Jersey Poker, Live and Online
Jon Sofen August 21st, 2017
July was another ho-hum month for poker in New Jersey, in the face of continued upticks from both live and online casino play in the state. The latest figu...
PokerStars Makes Big Splash in Online Slots with Million-Dollar Jackpot Hits on Consecutive Days
PokerStars Makes Big Splash in Online Slots with Million-Dollar Jackpot Hits on Consecutive Days
John Reger August 18th, 2017
Two gamblers playing Millionaires Island, an online slot game offered by PokerStars Casino, hit million dollar jackpots on consecutive days, PokerStars ann...
PokerStars Explains Its Turn Away from Serious Players as Revenues Shift
PokerStars Explains Its Turn Away from Serious Players as Revenues Shift
Daniel Smyth August 11th, 2017
PokerStars needed to become more entertaining to the masses, Stars Group CEO Rafi Ashkenazi said, which is why his company has shifted its focus away from ...
PokerStars Finding More Profit in Non-Poker Endeavors
PokerStars Finding More Profit in Non-Poker Endeavors
Daniel Smyth August 10th, 2017
Poker revenue at PokerStars has taken a dive in 2017, and it’s a sign of shifting attentions at the world’s leading online poker site, which so...
Wait Over, Absolute Poker and Ultimate Bet Players Finally to Receive Payouts
Wait Over, Absolute Poker and Ultimate Bet Players Finally to Receive Payouts
Jon Sofen August 22nd, 2017
Better late than never. Cliché or not, up to 7,400 former players on the defunct Cereus Poker Network, which included Black Friday-busted sites Absolute P...
Poker Pro Victoria Coren Mitchell vs. ‘Demon’ FOBTs
Poker Pro Victoria Coren Mitchell vs. ‘Demon’ FOBTs
Daniel Smyth August 21st, 2017
British poker pro Victoria Coren Mitchell has hit out at her government’s handling of fixed odds betting terminals (FOBTs). Coren Mitchell has been a...
Las Vegas Cop Shoots Down Unclothed Man Who Cashed for $25K in WSOP 2017 Main Event
Las Vegas Cop Shoots Down Unclothed Man Who Cashed for $25K in WSOP 2017 Main Event
Jon Sofen August 15th, 2017
25-year-old Minnesotan Jason Funke, who finished 490th in the 2017 WSOP Main Event for $24,867, has been identified as the naked man who was ultimately sh...
Texas Private Poker Clubs, Rakeless and Boozeless, Push the Letter of the Law
Texas Private Poker Clubs, Rakeless and Boozeless, Push the Letter of the Law
John Reger August 9th, 2017
When the Post Oak Poker Club opened last weekend in Houston, Texas, its former steak house location was no accident. The private card room wanted to presen...
Wait Over, Absolute Poker and Ultimate Bet Players Finally to Receive Payouts
Wait Over, Absolute Poker and Ultimate Bet Players Finally to Receive Payouts
Jon Sofen August 22nd, 2017
Better late than never. Cliché or not, up to 7,400 former players on the defunct Cereus Poker Network, which included Black Friday-busted sites Absolute P...
Satish Thakur Cracks MSPT Code, Wins 2017 Indiana State Poker Championship for $71K
Satish Thakur Cracks MSPT Code, Wins 2017 Indiana State Poker Championship for $71K
Chad Holloway August 22nd, 2017
This past weekend, the 2017 MSPT Indiana State Poker Championship drew 320 runners to Tropicana Evansville. After two long days of play, 32-year-old Satish...
War of Words: ‘Speech Play’ Kassouf vs. ‘The Mouth’ Matusow on Poker After Dark
War of Words: ‘Speech Play’ Kassouf vs. ‘The Mouth’ Matusow on Poker After Dark
Jon Sofen August 22nd, 2017
Close your eyes and imagine a televised poker show with both Mike ‘The Mouth’ Matusow and Mr. Speech Play himself, William Kassouf. At 5 pm PT Tuesday,...
Progressive $1.2 Million Bad Beat Jackpot Hits at Montreal Card Room
Progressive $1.2 Million Bad Beat Jackpot Hits at Montreal Card Room
John Reger August 21st, 2017
Not often is a poker player elated when their four-of-a-kind loses to a straight flush, but Elphege Delarosbil couldn’t have been more thrilled when his ...
Progressive $1.2 Million Bad Beat Jackpot Hits at Montreal Card Room
Progressive $1.2 Million Bad Beat Jackpot Hits at Montreal Card Room
John Reger August 21st, 2017
Not often is a poker player elated when their four-of-a-kind loses to a straight flush, but Elphege Delarosbil couldn’t have been more thrilled when his ...
PokerStars Makes Big Splash in Online Slots with Million-Dollar Jackpot Hits on Consecutive Days
PokerStars Makes Big Splash in Online Slots with Million-Dollar Jackpot Hits on Consecutive Days
John Reger August 18th, 2017
Two gamblers playing Millionaires Island, an online slot game offered by PokerStars Casino, hit million dollar jackpots on consecutive days, PokerStars ann...
PokerStars Championship Security on High Alert Following Barcelona Terror Attack
PokerStars Championship Security on High Alert Following Barcelona Terror Attack
Jon Sofen August 18th, 2017
Casino Barcelona ramped up security immediately following Thursday’s terror attack in Spain. The casino is presently site of the PokerStars Championship ...
Poker-Themed Lotto Game Scratched After 10 Beats Jack, Reveals 43,000 Possible Errors
Poker-Themed Lotto Game Scratched After 10 Beats Jack, Reveals 43,000 Possible Errors
Jon Sofen August 17th, 2017
Imagine being heads-up for $150,000 in a poker tournament and sticking your money all-in on the river with the nuts, getting called by your opponent, and t...
Progressive $1.2 Million Bad Beat Jackpot Hits at Montreal Card Room
Progressive $1.2 Million Bad Beat Jackpot Hits at Montreal Card Room
John Reger August 21st, 2017
Not often is a poker player elated when their four-of-a-kind loses to a straight flush, but Elphege Delarosbil couldn’t have been more thrilled when his ...
Westgate Las Vegas to Open New Poker Room in Old “Fan Cave” Locale
Westgate Las Vegas to Open New Poker Room in Old “Fan Cave” Locale
John Reger August 7th, 2017
The Westgate Las Vegas will soon have a poker room again. The hotel and casino best known for its sportsbook will open an intimate six-table room on Wednes...
Nevada Poker Profits Top $16 Million in June, Best Month Since 2007
Nevada Poker Profits Top $16 Million in June, Best Month Since 2007
Jon Sofen July 28th, 2017
Nevada poker rooms raked in $16.67 million in profits from cash games in June, according to the latest numbers released by UNLV Center for Gaming Research,...
The Purple Jacket: Five-Event ‘Poker Masters’ High Roller Series Rips Page from PGA Fashion to Crown New Elite
The Purple Jacket: Five-Event ‘Poker Masters’ High Roller Series Rips Page from PGA Fashion to Crown New Elite
Chad Holloway July 20th, 2017
On the heels of streaming World Series of Poker events all summer long, PokerGo has announced its next big lineup. The inaugural Poker Masters, a week-long...
Satish Thakur Cracks MSPT Code, Wins 2017 Indiana State Poker Championship for $71K
Satish Thakur Cracks MSPT Code, Wins 2017 Indiana State Poker Championship for $71K
Chad Holloway August 22nd, 2017
This past weekend, the 2017 MSPT Indiana State Poker Championship drew 320 runners to Tropicana Evansville. After two long days of play, 32-year-old Satish...
Floridian Poker Player’s $23K Tourney Win Helps Pay Mom’s Medical Bills
Floridian Poker Player’s $23K Tourney Win Helps Pay Mom’s Medical Bills
Daniel Smyth August 20th, 2017
When amateur poker aficionado John Langevin travelled from his home in Pensacola, Florida, to take part in the 2017 Card Player Poker (CPP)Tour at the Scar...
Phil Hellmuth to Take Over for Tony Dunst As Face of WPT’s ‘Raw Deal’
Phil Hellmuth to Take Over for Tony Dunst As Face of WPT’s ‘Raw Deal’
Jon Sofen August 19th, 2017
When Fox Sports begins airing Season 16 tournaments this fall, poker fans will notice some major changes to the broadcast. For one, of course, Mike Sexton ...
PokerStars Championship Security on High Alert Following Barcelona Terror Attack
PokerStars Championship Security on High Alert Following Barcelona Terror Attack
Jon Sofen August 18th, 2017
Casino Barcelona ramped up security immediately following Thursday’s terror attack in Spain. The casino is presently site of the PokerStars Championship ...
Poker-Themed Lotto Game Scratched After 10 Beats Jack, Reveals 43,000 Possible Errors
Poker-Themed Lotto Game Scratched After 10 Beats Jack, Reveals 43,000 Possible Errors
Jon Sofen August 17th, 2017
Imagine being heads-up for $150,000 in a poker tournament and sticking your money all-in on the river with the nuts, getting called by your opponent, and t...
See Trailer for Molly’s Game, Hot Poker Movie of 2017
See Trailer for Molly’s Game, Hot Poker Movie of 2017
John Reger August 16th, 2017
In what might be the most anticipated poker movie since Rounders, the public got its first glimpse of the forthcoming Molly’s Game, a dramatization of on...
Las Vegas Cop Shoots Down Unclothed Man Who Cashed for $25K in WSOP 2017 Main Event
Las Vegas Cop Shoots Down Unclothed Man Who Cashed for $25K in WSOP 2017 Main Event
Jon Sofen August 15th, 2017
25-year-old Minnesotan Jason Funke, who finished 490th in the 2017 WSOP Main Event for $24,867, has been identified as the naked man who was ultimately sh...
Chinese Tech Investor Xu Chaojun Busted for Running Illegal Poker Game
Chinese Tech Investor Xu Chaojun Busted for Running Illegal Poker Game
Daniel Smyth July 31st, 2017
One of China’s leading internet tycoons has allegedly been caught up in an illegal poker ring where the stakes involved topped $440,000. Chaojun is n...