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Marius Pertea Doing Romania Proud, Wins Unibet Open Bucharest for $108K Marius Pertea Doing Romania Proud, Wins Unibet Open Bucharest for $108K
Chad Holloway - December 6th, 2017

The €1,100 Unibet Open Bucharest Main Event attracted 502 entries, and 37-year-old Marius Pertea, a general manager from Buzau, kept the title on his home turf by winning the tournament […]

WPT Five Diamond Main Event Underway at Bellagio, 605 Players (So Far)

WPT Five Diamond Main Event Underway at Bellagio, 605 Players (So Far)

Jon Sofen - December 6th, 2017

The final major poker tournament of the year, the $10,400 buy-in WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic is underway at Bellagio. After Day One, 550 players out of 605 total […]

David Baazov Trial Set, Prosecutors Say Ex-CEO Illegally Traded Amaya Stock Prior to Buying PokerStars

David Baazov Trial Set, Prosecutors Say Ex-CEO Illegally Traded Amaya Stock Prior to Buying PokerStars

Jon Sofen - December 5th, 2017

David Baazov, founder and former CEO of Amaya Gaming, the company that in 2014 acquired PokerStars, is set to stand trial in Quebec later this month on charges of financial […]

Roll Tide? Sportsbooks Favor No. 4 Alabama to Win Four-Team College Football Playoff

Roll Tide? Sportsbooks Favor No. 4 Alabama to Win Four-Team College Football Playoff

Jon Sofen - December 5th, 2017

For being 11-1, Alabama was a controversial pick for the College Football Playoff. But despite being ranked 4th in all three polls, they are favored to win the national title […]

Charles Johnson Learned Poker at American Legion, Four Years Later Wins WSOPC Harrah’s Cherokee for $272K

Charles Johnson Learned Poker at American Legion, Four Years Later Wins WSOPC Harrah’s Cherokee for $272K

Chad Holloway - December 5th, 2017

The 2017 World Series of Poker Circuit Harrah’s Cherokee wrapped up in North Carolina on Monday. The stop’s $1,675 Main Event drew 957 entries to create a $1,435,500 prize pool. […]

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Station Casinos Refuses to Pay $120K Bad Beat Jackpot, Nevada Gaming Control Board to Make Ruling
Station Casinos Refuses to Pay $120K Bad Beat Jackpot, Nevada Gaming Control Board to Make Ruling
Jon Sofen December 14th, 2017
Station Casinos is refusing to pay out on a $120,000 bad beat poker jackpot hit on July 7 at Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas, citing a technicality. But the [...
Florida Derby Lane Poker Dealer Charged with Felony, Caught on Surveillance Stacking Deck
Florida Derby Lane Poker Dealer Charged with Felony, Caught on Surveillance Stacking Deck
Chad Holloway December 14th, 2017
Last Sunday, 30-year-old poker dealer Tishun Butler was caught stacking the deck at Derby Lane, a racino located in St. Petersburg, Florida. Butler was obs...
Bellagio WPT Five Diamond Bubble About to Burst, Blake Bohn Chip Leader After Day Three
Bellagio WPT Five Diamond Bubble About to Burst, Blake Bohn Chip Leader After Day Three
Jon Sofen December 8th, 2017
Brandon Meyers increased his stack at the WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic on Day Three. But for the first time in this event, he didn’t leave the Be...
SCOTUS Questions on PASPA Leave Observers Optimistic Court Will Overturn Sportsbetting Ban
SCOTUS Questions on PASPA Leave Observers Optimistic Court Will Overturn Sportsbetting Ban
Ed Scimia December 6th, 2017
The Supreme Court heard arguments on Monday over the state of New Jersey’s attempt to challenge the 1992 Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (...
Station Casinos Refuses to Pay $120K Bad Beat Jackpot, Nevada Gaming Control Board to Make Ruling
Station Casinos Refuses to Pay $120K Bad Beat Jackpot, Nevada Gaming Control Board to Make Ruling
Jon Sofen December 14th, 2017
Station Casinos is refusing to pay out on a $120,000 bad beat poker jackpot hit on July 7 at Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas, citing a technicality. But the [...
Feds Recover Money Laundered by Former Full Tilt Poker CEO Ray Bitar
Feds Recover Money Laundered by Former Full Tilt Poker CEO Ray Bitar
Jon Sofen December 12th, 2017
During his time as the Full Tilt Poker CEO, Ray Bitar laundered money through the Channel Island of Guernsey, and $12.6 million of those funds have now bee...
Partypoker Owners GVC Holdings Back in Talks with Ladbrokes Coral Over Potential $5.2 Billion Merger
Partypoker Owners GVC Holdings Back in Talks with Ladbrokes Coral Over Potential $5.2 Billion Merger
Chad Holloway December 7th, 2017
GVC Holdings entered talks to takeover British bookmaker Ladbrokes Coral last December, but they quickly broke down. Fast forward a year, and those talks ...
UK Online Gambling Numbers Show Poker Slowing Compared to Sportsbetting, Casino Games
UK Online Gambling Numbers Show Poker Slowing Compared to Sportsbetting, Casino Games
Daniel Smyth December 2nd, 2017
Online poker in the UK is losing ground to other forms of betting, according to the most recent annual report from the UK Gambling Commission. Publishing r...
Station Casinos Refuses to Pay $120K Bad Beat Jackpot, Nevada Gaming Control Board to Make Ruling
Station Casinos Refuses to Pay $120K Bad Beat Jackpot, Nevada Gaming Control Board to Make Ruling
Jon Sofen December 14th, 2017
Station Casinos is refusing to pay out on a $120,000 bad beat poker jackpot hit on July 7 at Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas, citing a technicality. But the [...
Florida Derby Lane Poker Dealer Charged with Felony, Caught on Surveillance Stacking Deck
Florida Derby Lane Poker Dealer Charged with Felony, Caught on Surveillance Stacking Deck
Chad Holloway December 14th, 2017
Last Sunday, 30-year-old poker dealer Tishun Butler was caught stacking the deck at Derby Lane, a racino located in St. Petersburg, Florida. Butler was obs...
Robert Mueller, FBI Investigations, and What Poker Players Already Know
Robert Mueller, FBI Investigations, and What Poker Players Already Know
Dan Michalski December 12th, 2017
With Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian involvement in the 2016 American election continuing to entrench itself in the news cycl...
Feds Recover Money Laundered by Former Full Tilt Poker CEO Ray Bitar
Feds Recover Money Laundered by Former Full Tilt Poker CEO Ray Bitar
Jon Sofen December 12th, 2017
During his time as the Full Tilt Poker CEO, Ray Bitar laundered money through the Channel Island of Guernsey, and $12.6 million of those funds have now bee...
Robert Anthony Lay Sues Caesars for Ban from Global Casino Championship for Illegal Sports Betting Arrest
Robert Anthony Lay Sues Caesars for Ban from Global Casino Championship for Illegal Sports Betting Arrest
Jon Sofen December 17th, 2017
Robert Anthony Lay, aka “Tony,” accumulated enough points during the 2016/2017 WSOP Circuit season to earn a spot in the season-ending Global Casino Ch...
‘Holidays with Hellmuth’ Coming to ‘Poker After Dark’ to Wrap Up 2017 Season
‘Holidays with Hellmuth’ Coming to ‘Poker After Dark’ to Wrap Up 2017 Season
Jon Sofen December 16th, 2017
Phil Hellmuth will step away from his courtside seats at Golden State Warriors home games to compete in three season-ending episodes of Poker After Dark ne...
French Pokerstars Gets Liquidity-Sharing Approval from Regulator ARJEL
French Pokerstars Gets Liquidity-Sharing Approval from Regulator ARJEL
Daniel Smyth December 15th, 2017
PokerStars’ French operation has become the first site approved to share player pools with Italy, Portugal, and Spain, once new regulations are cemented....
Station Casinos Refuses to Pay $120K Bad Beat Jackpot, Nevada Gaming Control Board to Make Ruling
Station Casinos Refuses to Pay $120K Bad Beat Jackpot, Nevada Gaming Control Board to Make Ruling
Jon Sofen December 14th, 2017
Station Casinos is refusing to pay out on a $120,000 bad beat poker jackpot hit on July 7 at Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas, citing a technicality. But the [...
Slice of Life: Phil Hellmuth Looks into Cheese Pizza’s Soul for Barstool Sports
Slice of Life: Phil Hellmuth Looks into Cheese Pizza’s Soul for Barstool Sports
Jon Sofen December 3rd, 2017
Phil Hellmuth, food critic? The Poker Brat was the latest guest on Dave Portnoy’s “One Bite,” a popular pizza review vlog from Barstool Sports, and h...
Hold’em for the Holidays: Wynn, Bellagio, Venetian Offer Big Tournament Guarantees in December
Hold’em for the Holidays: Wynn, Bellagio, Venetian Offer Big Tournament Guarantees in December
Daniel Smyth November 27th, 2017
With the holiday season upon us, poker rooms in Las Vegas are vying for the poker-playing public’s attention with big tournament offerings prior to the e...
Floyd Mayweather Throws His Weight Behind ‘Wild Poker’ Social Media App
Floyd Mayweather Throws His Weight Behind ‘Wild Poker’ Social Media App
Chad Holloway November 25th, 2017
Floyd Mayweather Jr. defeated MMA hero Conor McGregor back in August in what was known as “The Money Fight.” Now, the undefeated 11-time boxing world c...
Poker Player Billy Vogel’s ‘Toys for Kids’ Charity Brightens Holidays in Atlantic City
Poker Player Billy Vogel’s ‘Toys for Kids’ Charity Brightens Holidays in Atlantic City
Chad Holloway November 24th, 2017
Children in and around Atlantic City will have a lot to be thankful for this winter. That’s because for the eighth year in a row, online poker player Bil...
Station Casinos Refuses to Pay $120K Bad Beat Jackpot, Nevada Gaming Control Board to Make Ruling
Station Casinos Refuses to Pay $120K Bad Beat Jackpot, Nevada Gaming Control Board to Make Ruling
Jon Sofen December 14th, 2017
Station Casinos is refusing to pay out on a $120,000 bad beat poker jackpot hit on July 7 at Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas, citing a technicality. But the [...
Florida Derby Lane Poker Dealer Charged with Felony, Caught on Surveillance Stacking Deck
Florida Derby Lane Poker Dealer Charged with Felony, Caught on Surveillance Stacking Deck
Chad Holloway December 14th, 2017
Last Sunday, 30-year-old poker dealer Tishun Butler was caught stacking the deck at Derby Lane, a racino located in St. Petersburg, Florida. Butler was obs...
2018 World Series of Poker Schedule Unveiled, $1 Million Buy-In Big One for One Drop Returning
2018 World Series of Poker Schedule Unveiled, $1 Million Buy-In Big One for One Drop Returning
Jon Sofen December 12th, 2017
Happy holidays, poker fans: the 2018 World Series of Poker schedule for next summer’s entire event program is live. Released on Tuesday, next year...
Local Manchester Student Michael Gilbert Wins Unibet UK Poker Tour to Wrap Up 2017 Season
Local Manchester Student Michael Gilbert Wins Unibet UK Poker Tour to Wrap Up 2017 Season
Chad Holloway December 12th, 2017
Over the weekend, 23-year-old Michael Gilbert beat a field of 225 players to win the Unibet UK Poker Tour Manchester, the tour’s fifth and final stop of ...
Robert Anthony Lay Sues Caesars for Ban from Global Casino Championship for Illegal Sports Betting Arrest
Robert Anthony Lay Sues Caesars for Ban from Global Casino Championship for Illegal Sports Betting Arrest
Jon Sofen December 17th, 2017
Robert Anthony Lay, aka “Tony,” accumulated enough points during the 2016/2017 WSOP Circuit season to earn a spot in the season-ending Global Casino Ch...
‘Holidays with Hellmuth’ Coming to ‘Poker After Dark’ to Wrap Up 2017 Season
‘Holidays with Hellmuth’ Coming to ‘Poker After Dark’ to Wrap Up 2017 Season
Jon Sofen December 16th, 2017
Phil Hellmuth will step away from his courtside seats at Golden State Warriors home games to compete in three season-ending episodes of Poker After Dark ne...
Jared Jaffee Wins WSOPC Bicycle Casino for $211K with Lucky Buddha
Jared Jaffee Wins WSOPC Bicycle Casino for $211K with Lucky Buddha
Chad Holloway December 15th, 2017
The World Series of Poker Circuit wrapped up its last stop of the year this week at the Bicycle Casino and Hotel. The $1,675 Main Event drew 687 runners, w...
Timothy Adams and Georgios Vrakas Early Winners at PokerStars Championship Prague
Timothy Adams and Georgios Vrakas Early Winners at PokerStars Championship Prague
Chad Holloway December 13th, 2017
The PokerStars Championship Prague, which will run through December 18, is in full swing in the Casino Atrium at Hilton Prague. Right now, roughly half of ...
Florida Derby Lane Poker Dealer Charged with Felony, Caught on Surveillance Stacking Deck
Florida Derby Lane Poker Dealer Charged with Felony, Caught on Surveillance Stacking Deck
Chad Holloway December 14th, 2017
Last Sunday, 30-year-old poker dealer Tishun Butler was caught stacking the deck at Derby Lane, a racino located in St. Petersburg, Florida. Butler was obs...
Feds Recover Money Laundered by Former Full Tilt Poker CEO Ray Bitar
Feds Recover Money Laundered by Former Full Tilt Poker CEO Ray Bitar
Jon Sofen December 12th, 2017
During his time as the Full Tilt Poker CEO, Ray Bitar laundered money through the Channel Island of Guernsey, and $12.6 million of those funds have now bee...
David Baazov Trial Set, Prosecutors Say Ex-CEO Illegally Traded Amaya Stock Prior to Buying PokerStars
David Baazov Trial Set, Prosecutors Say Ex-CEO Illegally Traded Amaya Stock Prior to Buying PokerStars
Jon Sofen December 5th, 2017
David Baazov, founder and former CEO of Amaya Gaming, the company that in 2014 acquired PokerStars, is set to stand trial in Quebec later this month on cha...
Attorney Found Guilty of Stealing $435K from Clients Aspired to Become Poker Pro
Attorney Found Guilty of Stealing $435K from Clients Aspired to Become Poker Pro
Jon Sofen November 30th, 2017
Ohio lawyer Robert Searfoss III wanted to be a professional poker player, according to his wife’s testimony, but that career path will be put on hold as ...