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PokerStars NJSCOOP Guarantees $1.2 Million in Prize Money, Biggest Online Series in New Jersey History

PokerStars NJSCOOP Guarantees $1.2 Million in Prize Money, Biggest Online Series in New Jersey History

Jon Sofen - April 22nd, 2017

The PokerStars NJSCOOP (Spring Championship of Online Poker) series will have at least $1.2 million in prize pool money awarded. New Jersey online poker players have never competed in a […]

RAWA Proponent Jason Chaffetz, House Oversight Committee Chair, “May Depart Early” from Congress

RAWA Proponent Jason Chaffetz, House Oversight Committee Chair, “May Depart Early” from Congress

Jon Sofen - April 21st, 2017

Representative Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) has announced he will not seek reelection, and “may depart early” instead of finishing out his current term in Congress. The controversial politician once fought alongside […]

Poker Pro Travell Thomas Cries at Sentencing for Massive Debt Scam

Poker Pro Travell Thomas Cries at Sentencing for Massive Debt Scam

John Reger - April 21st, 2017

It’s been a long and winding legal road for Travell Thomas, the poker pro with over a half-million in live tournament winnings. On Thursday, Thomas finally learned his fate, as […]

Baseball Outfielder Yasiel Puig to Host Dodger Stadium Poker Tournament

Baseball Outfielder Yasiel Puig to Host Dodger Stadium Poker Tournament

Jon Sofen - April 20th, 2017

Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig will host a charity poker tournament on May 22 at Dodger Stadium. The event will help raise money for the Cuban defector’s Wild Horse […]

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 […]

Dan Cates Holds Dubious Distinction of 2017’s Biggest Online Loser for Q1+ 18 Days

Dan Cates Holds Dubious Distinction of 2017’s Biggest Online Loser for Q1+ 18 Days

Jon Sofen - April 18th, 2017

Dan “Jungleman” Cates isn’t off to a banner start in 2017 at the online poker tables. But it’s still relatively early in the year, and a massive comeback is always […]

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 […]

Rivals Join Forces for PokerStars Championship WPT MonteDam Swing

Rivals Join Forces for PokerStars Championship WPT MonteDam Swing

John Reger - April 17th, 2017

Turns out even fierce competitors can be friends, at least for one event. The World Poker Tour and PokerStars have teamed up for a tournament series called the PokerStars Championship […]

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 […]

Players Poker Championship Co-Founder Bryan Oulton Files for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy with Almost $900K in Debts

Players Poker Championship Co-Founder Bryan Oulton Files for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy with Almost $900K in Debts

Daniel Smyth - April 17th, 2017

Bryan Patrick Oulton, co-founder of the Players Poker Championship (PPC) Poker Tour, has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, declaring debts totaling $891,701. Problems for Oulton and the PPC began last […]

Ivey League Poker Training Site to Stop Producing New Content

Ivey League Poker Training Site to Stop Producing New Content

Jon Sofen - April 16th, 2017

Ivey League will no longer be uploading new content to its website as of May 1. The poker training site has decided to discontinue its service due to “the current […]