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World Series of Poker 2017 to Feature Six Major Event Weekends, Including Affordable Big-Field Tournaments World Series of Poker 2017 to Feature Six Major Event Weekends, Including Affordable Big-Field Tournaments
Jon Sofen - January 12th, 2017

The complete World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2017 schedule is still under construction. But that didn’t stop Seth Palansky, vice president of corporate communications for Caesars Entertainment, from releasing a […]

Michael Phelps to Show Off His Poker Skills in Charity Poker Event

Michael Phelps to Show Off His Poker Skills in Charity Poker Event

Daniel Smyth - January 11th, 2017

Olympic swimming legend Michael Phelps will be dipping his toes into the waters of the poker world once again this February courtesy of a charity tournament. Aside from winning a […]

Attorney General Nominee Jeff Sessions Says Wire Act Could Be Up for Re-Review Under His Auspices

Attorney General Nominee Jeff Sessions Says Wire Act Could Be Up for Re-Review Under His Auspices

Daniel Smyth - January 11th, 2017

Donald Trump’s Attorney General (AG) nominee Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) says he may be willing to revisit the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) interpretation of the Wire Act. Although the Alabama […]

Nick Maimone and Dan Colman Whipping PSC Main Event, Haxton and Tollerene Chop PokerStars Championship $25K High Roller

Nick Maimone and Dan Colman Whipping PSC Main Event, Haxton and Tollerene Chop PokerStars Championship $25K High Roller

Jon Sofen - January 11th, 2017

Day Two at the PokerStars Championship (PSC) Main Event in the Bahamas concluded on Tuesday with Nick Maimone in the chip lead (689,000). The tournament’s money bubble burst late in […]

Bitcoin Operator Pleads Guilty in Case Linked to JPMorgan Cyber Attack

Bitcoin Operator Pleads Guilty in Case Linked to JPMorgan Cyber Attack

Philip Conneller - January 10th, 2017

The operator of unlicensed bitcoin exchange, Coin.mx, which had links to a massive cyberattack on financial services giant JPMorgan, pled guilty to charges including bank fraud conspiracy in a federal […]

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Brazilian Gambler Scores $1.2 Million on $35K Roulette Bet in Uruguay Casino
Brazilian Gambler Scores $1.2 Million on $35K Roulette Bet in Uruguay Casino
Jon Sofen January 16th, 2017
An already very wealthy gambler from Brazil won $1,225,000 on one spin of the roulette wheel at a casino in Uruguay just after New Year’s. Pedro Gren...
Pittsburgh Steelers Owner Says Oakland Raiders Don’t Need Sheldon Adelson’s Help to Move to Las Vegas
Pittsburgh Steelers Owner Says Oakland Raiders Don’t Need Sheldon Adelson’s Help to Move to Las Vegas
Jon Sofen January 12th, 2017
Pittsburgh Steelers owner Art Rooney says an Oakland Raiders’ move to Las Vegas is still on the table with or without Sheldon Adelson’s investment. But...
Macau Gambling Revenue Takes Another Tumble
Macau Gambling Revenue Takes Another Tumble
Daniel Smyth January 4th, 2017
Macau’s gambling revenue continued to slide in 2016, but a few successful months at the end of the year showed that the market may be starting to sta...
WSOP Bracelet Winner Eric Rodawig And Poker Room Manager Andy Brock Help Horseshoe Council Bluffs Bring In Mixed Games: CardsChat Exclusive Interview
WSOP Bracelet Winner Eric Rodawig And Poker Room Manager Andy Brock Help Horseshoe Council Bluffs Bring In Mixed Games: CardsChat Exclusive Interview
Chad Holloway January 4th, 2017
You could call World Series of Poker bracelet winner Eric Rodawig a mixed games champion, of sorts, but not only in the way that immediately comes to mind....
iGaming Will Be Worth $96 Billion by 2024, Market Research Asserts
iGaming Will Be Worth $96 Billion by 2024, Market Research Asserts
Daniel Smyth January 17th, 2017
The iGaming industry is predicted to grow by more than 10 percent and become an industry worth almost $100 billion by 2024. That’s the word from Tra...
Brazilian Gambler Scores $1.2 Million on $35K Roulette Bet in Uruguay Casino
Brazilian Gambler Scores $1.2 Million on $35K Roulette Bet in Uruguay Casino
Jon Sofen January 16th, 2017
An already very wealthy gambler from Brazil won $1,225,000 on one spin of the roulette wheel at a casino in Uruguay just after New Year’s. Pedro Gren...
Pittsburgh Steelers Owner Says Oakland Raiders Don’t Need Sheldon Adelson’s Help to Move to Las Vegas
Pittsburgh Steelers Owner Says Oakland Raiders Don’t Need Sheldon Adelson’s Help to Move to Las Vegas
Jon Sofen January 12th, 2017
Pittsburgh Steelers owner Art Rooney says an Oakland Raiders’ move to Las Vegas is still on the table with or without Sheldon Adelson’s investment. But...
DFS Market Growth Seriously Slowed in 2016
DFS Market Growth Seriously Slowed in 2016
Philip Conneller January 9th, 2017
The daily fantasy sports market slowed dramatically last year, according to a new report from gaming consultants, Eilers & Krejcik. In 2016 players spe...
New York State Readies Online Poker Bill, Assemblyman Gary Pretlow Behind Push Once More
New York State Readies Online Poker Bill, Assemblyman Gary Pretlow Behind Push Once More
Philip Conneller January 23rd, 2017
New York State is getting ready to resume its legislative push to regulate online poker, according to Gambling Compliance (GC). Assemblyman Gary Pretlow (D...
Christian Lusardi Only Served Six Months for Borgata Chip Scandal
Christian Lusardi Only Served Six Months for Borgata Chip Scandal
Jon Sofen January 16th, 2017
The infamous Borgata chip fraudster, Christian Lusardi, only spent six months behind bars for his crimes against the poker community. Lusardi hit the headl...
888poker Backs Out of Australian Market, as Inhospitable Legislation Hovers
888poker Backs Out of Australian Market, as Inhospitable Legislation Hovers
Jon Sofen January 13th, 2017
Poker players in Australia will no longer be able to access the 888poker site after January 16. The world’s second most popular poker site is exiting the...
Attorney General Nominee Jeff Sessions Says Wire Act Could Be Up for Re-Review Under His Auspices
Attorney General Nominee Jeff Sessions Says Wire Act Could Be Up for Re-Review Under His Auspices
Daniel Smyth January 11th, 2017
Donald Trump’s Attorney General (AG) nominee Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) says he may be willing to revisit the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) i...
Vanessa Rousso to Drop New Single on February 5
Vanessa Rousso to Drop New Single on February 5
Jon Sofen January 23rd, 2017
No, guys and gals, that headline doesn’t read Vanessa Rousso is newly single. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news. The former PokerStars Team Pro is set t...
Aussie Millions Update: Fedor Holz Off to Good Start in $100k Challenge, James Chen Conquers $25,000 Challenge, Main Event Underway
Aussie Millions Update: Fedor Holz Off to Good Start in $100k Challenge, James Chen Conquers $25,000 Challenge, Main Event Underway
Jon Sofen January 23rd, 2017
The Aussie Millions at Crown Casino in Melbourne is kicking into high gear. James Chen won the $25,000 Challenge, Fedor Holz is back into the poker groove,...
New York State Readies Online Poker Bill, Assemblyman Gary Pretlow Behind Push Once More
New York State Readies Online Poker Bill, Assemblyman Gary Pretlow Behind Push Once More
Philip Conneller January 23rd, 2017
New York State is getting ready to resume its legislative push to regulate online poker, according to Gambling Compliance (GC). Assemblyman Gary Pretlow (D...
Rich Alsup Talks About Winning MSPT Player of the Year for 2016: CardsChat Exclusive
Rich Alsup Talks About Winning MSPT Player of the Year for 2016: CardsChat Exclusive
Chad Holloway January 22nd, 2017
Since its inception, the Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) Player of the Year race has always come down to the year-end finale at Canterbury Park. In Season 7, ...
Global Poker Index Makes Changes to Player of the Year Scoring System
Global Poker Index Makes Changes to Player of the Year Scoring System
Jon Sofen January 16th, 2017
The Global Poker Index is making some changes to its Player of the Year standings for 2017. These changes will be put in effect immediately. Alex Dreyfus, ...
PokerVision in Canada Set to Launch, Plans to Revolutionize Poker Television
PokerVision in Canada Set to Launch, Plans to Revolutionize Poker Television
Jon Sofen December 19th, 2016
PokerVision Media will revolutionize how Canadians watch poker on television, per its parent company ePlay Digital. The company will launch a multi-platfor...
Cristiano Ronaldo Calls Out Dwyane Wade in #raiseit Challenge
Cristiano Ronaldo Calls Out Dwyane Wade in #raiseit Challenge
Daniel Smyth December 18th, 2016
Cristiano Ronaldo and Dwyane Wade have locked horns in another installment of PokerStars’ ongoing #raiseit campaign. The operator’s recent driv...
Virtual Reality Sports Betting Soon to be a Virtual Reality in Nevada
Virtual Reality Sports Betting Soon to be a Virtual Reality in Nevada
Jon Sofen December 13th, 2016
Inspired, which is a leading virtual reality sports and mobile gaming company, has announced an agreement with William Hill sports books and the Nevada Gam...
WSOP Bracelet Winner Eric Rodawig And Poker Room Manager Andy Brock Help Horseshoe Council Bluffs Bring In Mixed Games: CardsChat Exclusive Interview
WSOP Bracelet Winner Eric Rodawig And Poker Room Manager Andy Brock Help Horseshoe Council Bluffs Bring In Mixed Games: CardsChat Exclusive Interview
Chad Holloway January 4th, 2017
You could call World Series of Poker bracelet winner Eric Rodawig a mixed games champion, of sorts, but not only in the way that immediately comes to mind....
Taj Mahal Demise Shouldn’t Overshadow Donald Trump’s Contribution to US Poker
Taj Mahal Demise Shouldn’t Overshadow Donald Trump’s Contribution to US Poker
Daniel Smyth November 1st, 2016
Donald Trump might be playing a very tough hand these days, being in the heads up game of his life with one week to go till the 2016 presidential election ...
WPT Borgata Poker Open Day Two: Taha Maruf Starts Day in Chip Lead
WPT Borgata Poker Open Day Two: Taha Maruf Starts Day in Chip Lead
Jon Sofen September 21st, 2016
In New Jersey at the WPT Borgata Poker Open, Taha Maruf held the chip lead with 794,000, and blinds were at 2500-5000 (500 ante) when play resumed on Wed...
Jeremy Dresch Wins Second MSPT Title at Running Aces Main Event
Jeremy Dresch Wins Second MSPT Title at Running Aces Main Event
Chad Holloway September 20th, 2016
Only seven players had won multiple Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) titles, but this past weekend, 42-year-old Jeremy Dresch became the eighth by winning the ...
Aussie Millions Update: Fedor Holz Off to Good Start in $100k Challenge, James Chen Conquers $25,000 Challenge, Main Event Underway
Aussie Millions Update: Fedor Holz Off to Good Start in $100k Challenge, James Chen Conquers $25,000 Challenge, Main Event Underway
Jon Sofen January 23rd, 2017
The Aussie Millions at Crown Casino in Melbourne is kicking into high gear. James Chen won the $25,000 Challenge, Fedor Holz is back into the poker groove,...
Rich Alsup Talks About Winning MSPT Player of the Year for 2016: CardsChat Exclusive
Rich Alsup Talks About Winning MSPT Player of the Year for 2016: CardsChat Exclusive
Chad Holloway January 22nd, 2017
Since its inception, the Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) Player of the Year race has always come down to the year-end finale at Canterbury Park. In Season 7, ...
Tom McEvoy Sells WSOP Main Event Bracelet on eBay for $15K
Tom McEvoy Sells WSOP Main Event Bracelet on eBay for $15K
Jon Sofen January 20th, 2017
Tom McEvoy, the 1983 World Series of Poker champion, put his Main Event gold bracelet up for auction on eBay. The bidding began at $13,500 and ended with a...
Jerry Wong Wins WPT Deepstacks Lucky Hearts Poker Open for $250,000
Jerry Wong Wins WPT Deepstacks Lucky Hearts Poker Open for $250,000
Jon Sofen January 19th, 2017
Jerry Wong, a 2016 WSOP November Nine member, just scored another huge payday. The 8th place finisher in the most recent World Series of Poker Main Event b...
Christian Lusardi Only Served Six Months for Borgata Chip Scandal
Christian Lusardi Only Served Six Months for Borgata Chip Scandal
Jon Sofen January 16th, 2017
The infamous Borgata chip fraudster, Christian Lusardi, only spent six months behind bars for his crimes against the poker community. Lusardi hit the headl...
Bitcoin Operator Pleads Guilty in Case Linked to JPMorgan Cyber Attack
Bitcoin Operator Pleads Guilty in Case Linked to JPMorgan Cyber Attack
Philip Conneller January 10th, 2017
The operator of unlicensed bitcoin exchange, Coin.mx, which had links to a massive cyberattack on financial services giant JPMorgan, pled guilty to charges...
Judge Grants Temporary Restraining Order Against PPC Poker Tour
Judge Grants Temporary Restraining Order Against PPC Poker Tour
Chad Holloway January 5th, 2017
In another new court filing obtained by CardsChat, a judge has issued a temporary restraining order against the Players Poker Championship (PPC Poker Tour)...
PPC Poker Tour Hit with Player Suit Following Failure to Pay Out Full Prize Pool
PPC Poker Tour Hit with Player Suit Following Failure to Pay Out Full Prize Pool
Chad Holloway January 3rd, 2017
A new court filing obtained today by CardsChat reveals four players are going after the Players Poker Championship (PPC Poker Tour). The complaint, which w...