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Salomon Ponte, AKA ‘Hashtag King,’ Feels Player Backlash for Erratic Behavior

Salomon Ponte, AKA ‘Hashtag King,’ Feels Player Backlash for Erratic Behavior

Jon Sofen - April 26th, 2017

Salomon Ponte, who also goes by the handle “Hashtag King”, showed behavior on Poker Night in America Saturday which angered many in the poker world. He insulted some at the […]

Monte Carlo Poker Room in Las Vegas Bites the Dust, and Then There Were 16

Monte Carlo Poker Room in Las Vegas Bites the Dust, and Then There Were 16

Jon Sofen - April 25th, 2017

It’s a sad day in Las Vegas for some poker players, as the Monte Carlo poker room has officially closed. The eight-table card room, located right in the heart of […]

Pennsylvania’s March Land-Based Poker Room Revenues Could Fire Up Online Poker Legislation

Pennsylvania’s March Land-Based Poker Room Revenues Could Fire Up Online Poker Legislation

Jon Sofen - April 19th, 2017

Pennsylvania’s brick-and-mortar poker room revenue was on the rise in March. There’s no guarantee that fact will have a positive impact on a pending online poker bill, but it can’t […]

Ben Lamb Beats Daniel Negreanu the Lion in Bellagio $25K High Roller

Ben Lamb Beats Daniel Negreanu the Lion in Bellagio $25K High Roller

Jon Sofen - April 18th, 2017

Ben Lamb doesn’t come out of the woodwork to play many live tournaments. But on Monday, he decided to show up at Bellagio in Las Vegas for the casino’s first-ever […]

Bellagio in Las Vegas Bringing Livestream Poker to Twitch

Bellagio in Las Vegas Bringing Livestream Poker to Twitch

Jon Sofen - April 17th, 2017

When the Bellagio, the most iconic casino in Las Vegas, gets on the bandwagon with Twitch, the trendiest poker livestream video platform, you know something sexy is cooking. The former […]

Wynn and Aria Among Las Vegas WSOP Tournament Alternatives This Summer

Wynn and Aria Among Las Vegas WSOP Tournament Alternatives This Summer

Jon Sofen - April 15th, 2017

The Las Vegas poker scene for the summer of 2017 has more to offer than just the World Series of Poker (WSOP) at the Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino. Several […]

NY State’s Rivers Casino Poker Room Has Problem Most Would Envy: Too Much Business

NY State’s Rivers Casino Poker Room Has Problem Most Would Envy: Too Much Business

John Reger - April 10th, 2017

It didn’t take long for players jonesing to see some tournament action at the recently opened Rivers Casino in Schenectady, New York to get their wish. Just two months after opening […]

L.A.’s Bicycle Casino Reoopens Following Dramatic Tuesday Raid, ‘Criminal Fraud’ Investigation Underway

L.A.’s Bicycle Casino Reoopens Following Dramatic Tuesday Raid, ‘Criminal Fraud’ Investigation Underway

Jon Sofen - April 5th, 2017

No, Martin Scorsese wasn’t at the Bicycle Club on Tuesday directing Casino II. Federal agents raided the legendary Southern California card room over an apparent criminal fraud investigation. Sam Rothstein […]

Matt Savage’s Social Experiment Tournament Outlaws Player’s Accessories

Matt Savage’s Social Experiment Tournament Outlaws Player’s Accessories

John Reger - March 31st, 2017

Matt Savage is one of the most respected and well-known poker tournament directors, but his latest creation has some questioning his sanity as he has proposed a tournament where sunglasses, […]

Phil Ivey, Phil Hellmuth Enter WSOP Europe One Drop High Roller

Phil Ivey, Phil Hellmuth Enter WSOP Europe One Drop High Roller

John Reger - March 29th, 2017

Even though it’s not until November, the star power keeps getting brighter for the World Series of Poker Europe’s (WSOPE) One Drop High Roller Tournament as several marquee players have […]

Las Vegas Poker Scene Experiencing a Decline in Available Poker Tables but Sky Isn’t Falling

Las Vegas Poker Scene Experiencing a Decline in Available Poker Tables but Sky Isn’t Falling

Jon Sofen - March 28th, 2017

The Las Vegas poker scene has drawn some national attention in recent days. Many major media outlets such as the Chicago Tribune and Las Vegas Review-Journal have tackled the issue […]