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Matt Alexander, MSPT Pro and the Face of Minnesota Poker: CardsChat Exclusive Interview

Matt Alexander, MSPT Pro and the Face of Minnesota Poker: CardsChat Exclusive Interview

Chad Holloway - August 27th, 2016

Here’s a pop quiz for you: who has cashed for the most money playing tournament poker in Minnesota casinos? That would be poker pro Matt Alexander, who you may also know as the commentator on the Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) live streams. He’s also part of a triumvirate of MSPT Pros and is “The Face […]

Playtech Gaming Revenues Rise, Shareholders to Reap Rewards

Playtech Gaming Revenues Rise, Shareholders to Reap Rewards

Jon Sofen - August 26th, 2016

Playtech, the world’s largest online gambling software company, continues to become more profitable. During the first half of 2016, the business raked in nearly $379 million. That’s an increase of approximately 18 percent, compared to the same time period a year ago. Shareholders will be the ones reaping the rewards of this sizable monetary influx. […]

Pennsylvania Poker Rooms Hold Steady on Revenues, Online Poker Still Teetering

Pennsylvania Poker Rooms Hold Steady on Revenues, Online Poker Still Teetering

Jon Sofen - August 26th, 2016

We have some good and bad news about Pennsylvania poker rooms. The good news is the 10 poker rooms in the state didn’t see a decline in revenue during the month of July compared to the same month in 2016. The bad news is there wasn’t an increase, either. In both years, July poker revenue […]

ESPN Announces Complete WSOP 2016 Television Schedule, Coverage Begins September 6

ESPN Announces Complete WSOP 2016 Television Schedule, Coverage Begins September 6

Jon Sofen - August 25th, 2016

ESPN, the self-proclaimed “worldwide leader in sports”, has finally announced its complete 2016 World Series of Poker (WSOP) television schedule. The cable network will air episodes from the WSOP Main Event, which is down to the final nine players, and the recently concluded Global Casino Championship, beginning September 6. The first two episodes, which will […]

Tony G Poker and Casino Site Adds Bitcoin Transaction Option, Jurisdictions Becoming More Accepting of Currency

Tony G Poker and Casino Site Adds Bitcoin Transaction Option, Jurisdictions Becoming More Accepting of Currency

Daniel Smyth - August 25th, 2016

Lithuanian-Australian businessman and ever-quirky poker pro Tony G, whose real name is Antanas Guoga, has added a Bitcoin transaction option to his poker, sports book, and casino site, TonyBet.com. The site has joined forces with SpectroCoin, a pre-fab Bitcoin e-wallet. Earlier this month, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) moved to accept the controversial cryptocurrency as one […]

World Poker Tour Has Full Slate of Events Upcoming, Including WPT Legends of Poker

World Poker Tour Has Full Slate of Events Upcoming, Including WPT Legends of Poker

Jon Sofen - August 24th, 2016

The World Poker Tour has a plethora of events on the horizon this coming month, starting with the WPT National in Montreal, Quebec. At the start of Wednesday’s action, 44 players remained with two days of play left. Day One began on August 19 with the first of six flights. There were 817 players registered. […]

California Online Poker Push for 2016 Goes Out with a Whimper

California Online Poker Push for 2016 Goes Out with a Whimper

Philip Conneller - August 24th, 2016

A California online poker bill, AB 2863, appears to be dead for the year. With just one week to go till the end of the  Golden State’s legislative session for 2016, Monday came and passed without any movement on the bill. And the state’s powerful warring tribal stakeholders remain as deeply divided, and entrenched, as […]

PokerStars Announces New Live Tournament Series Around the World

PokerStars Announces New Live Tournament Series Around the World

Jon Sofen - August 24th, 2016

PokerStars, the world’s largest online poker site, is also the sponsor of many major live tournaments. An August 24 post by Brad Willis on the PokerStars blog suggests big changes are on the horizon for those who enjoy competing in live events sponsored by the popular site. Willis went so far as to say this […]

Earl Potter Wins 2016 Indiana State Poker Championship for $82,450

Earl Potter Wins 2016 Indiana State Poker Championship for $82,450

Chad Holloway - August 23rd, 2016

This past weekend, the 2016 Mid-States Poker Tour Indiana State Poker Championship played out at the Tropicana Evansville, which straddles the state border with Kentucky. The tournament, which attracted 340 entries (up from 225 and 251 from 2014 and 2015 respectively), attracted some of the Midwest’s best, but in the end, it was 49-year-old automobile […]

iPoker Network Withdraws in Full from Ukraine, While Some Skins Also Quit Russia

iPoker Network Withdraws in Full from Ukraine, While Some Skins Also Quit Russia

Philip Conneller - August 23rd, 2016

The iPoker Network withdrew from the Ukrainian market last week, while certain sites on the network also appear to have pulled out of Russia. iPoker, which  powers 29 skins, including the poker sites of big name brands like William Hill, Betfair, Ladbrokes, Paddy Power and Bet365, was the biggest poker network in the world, until […]

Poker Player Travell Thomas, Facing Fraud Charges, Claims Bias in Court

Poker Player Travell Thomas, Facing Fraud Charges, Claims Bias in Court

Jon Sofen - August 23rd, 2016

New York poker player Travell Thomas, facing charges of fraud, has claimed he was targeted for being an African-American. Thomas sought to depose legendary US Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara, the man who almost single-handedly brought down illegal online gambling in America back in 2011. In court documents, the poker […]