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We’ll bring you all the goings on from the wonderful world of poker. You can track pro bust ups and melt downs, big wins, as well as news from the felt – both virtual and live.

Poker in India Continues to Grow Thanks to Mobile Boom

Poker in India Continues to Grow Thanks to Mobile Boom

Daniel Smyth - February 20th, 2017

Mobile poker in India is on the up according to the latest gaming statistics from Google Play. In 2016, India had an estimated 292 million Smartphone users across the country. […]

Cash Game Festival Enriches Slovenia with First-Ever Appearance

Cash Game Festival Enriches Slovenia with First-Ever Appearance

John Reger - February 20th, 2017

If you are a poker player in Slovenia, it’s been a rough couple of years, but the country did get good news last week when officials with the Cash Game […]

Relax Gaming Wins Award for Continued Efforts to Make Online Poker Fun

Relax Gaming Wins Award for Continued Efforts to Make Online Poker Fun

Daniel Smyth - February 20th, 2017

Relax Gaming, a leading supplier of so-called “casual” gaming software, has just won the Gaming Intelligence award for Poker Supplier of the Year. Despite being around for less than a […]

Brandon Cantu Says Top Poker Pros Owe Him Money, Defends Debt to Jason Mercier

Brandon Cantu Says Top Poker Pros Owe Him Money, Defends Debt to Jason Mercier

Jon Sofen - February 20th, 2017

Brandon Cantu claims he’s owed upwards of $1 million from some fellow poker players. But, unlike his rival Jason Mercier, he won’t release their names publicly. The poker pro also […]

Pennsylvania Poker Rooms Raking in Profits, Hungry for More

Pennsylvania Poker Rooms Raking in Profits, Hungry for More

John Reger - February 19th, 2017

Profits for Pennsylvania poker rooms continue to increase and the state is anticipating even more growth with passage of a gaming bill that is making its way through the Legislature. […]

New York Online Poker One Step Closer to Reality

New York Online Poker One Step Closer to Reality

Jon Sofen - February 18th, 2017

A New York online poker bill is moving along at a rapid pace. The Senate Gaming Committee voted unanimously (11-0) to accept the proposal to legalize internet poker in the […]

WSOP Renews Sponsorship Deal with 888poker for 2017 Series

WSOP Renews Sponsorship Deal with 888poker for 2017 Series

Jon Sofen - February 17th, 2017

The WSOP has announced it will be bringing back 888poker as a lead sponsor for the 2017 series. This marks the third consecutive year the poker site has partnered with […]

New IRS Directive Could Affect International Poker Players’ Take Home Cash

New IRS Directive Could Affect International Poker Players’ Take Home Cash

Daniel Smyth - February 17th, 2017

International poker players who win money in the US may have to hand over 30 percent of their prize money to the feds, if casinos can’t figure out a solution […]

Jason Mercier Calls Out Brandon Cantu, Says He’s a “Deadbeat” Who Owes him Money

Jason Mercier Calls Out Brandon Cantu, Says He’s a “Deadbeat” Who Owes him Money

Jon Sofen - February 16th, 2017

Jason Mercier is accusing fellow poker pro Brandon Cantu of being a “deadbeat” who has owed him money for 3.5 years. The 2016 WSOP Player of the Year took to […]

Brandon Steven, Kansas’ Top-Rated Tournament Poker Player, Subject of FBI Inquiry

Brandon Steven, Kansas’ Top-Rated Tournament Poker Player, Subject of FBI Inquiry

Jon Sofen - February 15th, 2017

Brandon Steven, who in 2010 just missed making the World Series of Poker Main Event final table by one, is the subject of an FBI inquiry, the Wichita Eagle reports. […]

Florida Bill Would Make Charity Poker Tournaments Legal

Florida Bill Would Make Charity Poker Tournaments Legal

John Reger - February 15th, 2017

Florida politicians may be opening up some new channels when it comes to non-profit poker. If a bill produced on Monday in the state’s House of Representatives is passed, philanthropic […]