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Betfair Offers New Take on Sponsorship Deals with Rio Ferdinand Boxing Challenge

Betfair Offers New Take on Sponsorship Deals with Rio Ferdinand Boxing Challenge

Daniel Smyth - September 24th, 2017

Online poker and betting site Betfair has entered the world of sports star endorsements with a bang thanks a new deal with former soccer star Rio Ferdinand. Following the recent […]

PokerStars Alters Satellite System to Further Chagrin of Frustrated Pro Players

PokerStars Alters Satellite System to Further Chagrin of Frustrated Pro Players

Daniel Smyth - September 10th, 2017

PokerStars’ drive to attract more recreational players could be set to squeeze pros once again as the Toronto-based site plans to limit the number of satellite packages someone can win. […]

NYC Arson Resulted From Underground Poker Rivalry with Russian Mobsters, Feds Say

NYC Arson Resulted From Underground Poker Rivalry with Russian Mobsters, Feds Say

John Reger - September 8th, 2017

Four members of a Brighton Beach and Coney Island organized crime family were named for their connections to a May 2016 arson on a building that was hosting a rival […]

Florida Poker Rooms Close, Tourneys Canceled as Hurricane Irma Approaches

Florida Poker Rooms Close, Tourneys Canceled as Hurricane Irma Approaches

Jon Sofen - September 8th, 2017

As Hurricane Irma barrels through the Caribbean, the state of Florida is battening down its hatches in preparation for potentially catastrophic damage. With landfall of the Category 4 or 5 […]

Hot Summer for Poker in Nevada as July Table Revenues Rise

Hot Summer for Poker in Nevada as July Table Revenues Rise

Jon Sofen - September 2nd, 2017

Nevada poker rooms made more money in July than Scott Blumstein did. But the 2017 WSOP champ may have had something to do with poker in the Silver State’s growing […]

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 quad jacks lost to a […]

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 Wednesday, in a […]

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, proving once again the […]

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 series of high-stakes poker […]

Bobby’s Room Fisticuffs? Las Vegas Big Game Briefly Interrupted by Body Slam

Bobby’s Room Fisticuffs? Las Vegas Big Game Briefly Interrupted by Body Slam

Daniel Smyth - June 26th, 2017

The serenity of super high-stakes poker players who are usually some of the most calm, cool, and collected was interrupted briefly this weekend, when a flash of violence broke out […]

APT Philippines Changes Venues After Resorts World Manila Casino Shutdown

APT Philippines Changes Venues After Resorts World Manila Casino Shutdown

John Reger - June 21st, 2017

The Asian Poker Tour is relocating next month’s APT Philippines 2017 series, which was scheduled to take place at Resorts World Manila before the casino had its gaming license unexpectedly […]