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MGM Springfield Massachusetts Poker Players Face Road Blocks, Poker Room Itself Faces Serious Competition

MGM Springfield Massachusetts Poker Players Face Road Blocks, Poker Room Itself Faces Serious Competition

Daniel Smyth - June 18th, 2018

The 20-table poker room going up at the MGM Springfield in Massachusetts is two months away from unveiling, and area poker players are undoubtedly itching to stack chips on the […]

New Seminole Hard Rock Casino Taking Shape, Big Poker Part of Design (Video)

New Seminole Hard Rock Casino Taking Shape, Big Poker Part of Design (Video)

Daniel Smyth - June 11th, 2018

Just three months after construction began, the new Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida, is taking shape, and people are taking notice of what will become home […]

WSOP 2018 Behind the Scenes: Spending the Day at the World Series of Poker

WSOP 2018 Behind the Scenes: Spending the Day at the World Series of Poker

Jon Sofen - June 3rd, 2018

The World Series of Poker (WSOP) is the field of dreams for poker players. Each summer, thousands of poker players — recreational weekend warriors, hardcore grinders, and well-bankrolled pros — […]

Texas Post Oak Poker Club Owner Daniel Kebort on Lone Star State Legality: CardsChat Exclusive

Texas Post Oak Poker Club Owner Daniel Kebort on Lone Star State Legality: CardsChat Exclusive

Jon Sofen - May 13th, 2018

The Texas-based Post Oak Poker Club (POPC) in Houston is one of many new card rooms in the Lone Star State that some perceive to be operating illegally. But club […]

Summer of Poker Tournaments in Las Vegas Kicks Off May 14 at The Venetian

Summer of Poker Tournaments in Las Vegas Kicks Off May 14 at The Venetian

Jon Sofen - May 12th, 2018

The kingpin of poker tournaments — the World Series of Poker (WSOP) — is still a few weeks away, but the Las Vegas summer poker grind kicks off Monday, May 14 at […]

Esports Playing Its Hand at 2018 World Series of Poker with UMG Big Stage for Competitive Gaming

Esports Playing Its Hand at 2018 World Series of Poker with UMG Big Stage for Competitive Gaming

CardsChat News - May 11th, 2018

Esports, meet poker. Along with the 78 bracelet events and millions in cash, this year’s World Series of Poker (WSOP) will give esports a significant presence at poker’s flagship event in […]

Houston Politician Says Texas Poker Clubs are Illegal Following Recent Card Room Shooting

Houston Politician Says Texas Poker Clubs are Illegal Following Recent Card Room Shooting

Jon Sofen - May 10th, 2018

Houston City Councilman Greg Travis told a talk radio host he believes Texas poker clubs are “illegal under Texas law,” but card room operators disagree. On April 30, Tom “3betpanda” […]

Asian Poker Tour Says Macau Tournaments Still On Despite Social Gaming Crackdown

Asian Poker Tour Says Macau Tournaments Still On Despite Social Gaming Crackdown

CardsChat News - May 9th, 2018

The Asian Poker Tour (APT) offered reassurances that their tournaments scheduled for later this year in Macau will still be happening as scheduled, even as the coming ban on social […]

Macau Poker Community Sees Impact from Chinese Online Poker Ban

Macau Poker Community Sees Impact from Chinese Online Poker Ban

CardsChat News - May 7th, 2018

Poker rooms and tournament operators in Macau are beginning to react to the Chinese government’s announcement of an upcoming ban on social online poker apps, with some suggesting there will […]

Cricket Star Chris Gayle to Rep India’s Deltin Poker Tournament

Cricket Star Chris Gayle to Rep India’s Deltin Poker Tournament

Daniel Smyth - April 21st, 2018

International cricket star Chris Gayle has become the latest famous face to join the rapidly expanding poker scene in India. According to a press release issued this week, Gayle will promote […]

Heartland Poker Tour Faces Backlash Over Westgate Las Vegas Main Event Buy-In Scandal

Heartland Poker Tour Faces Backlash Over Westgate Las Vegas Main Event Buy-In Scandal

Jon Sofen - April 9th, 2018

The Heartland Poker Tour’s reputation within the poker community took a hit this weekend after someone within the organization or the host casino allowed a select group to buy into […]