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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.

Australian Online Poker Officially Banned Down Under

Australian Online Poker Officially Banned Down Under

Jon Sofen - March 22nd, 2017

Online poker and live sports betting have officially been banned in Australia. Huffington Post Australia, one of the leading political news websites in the country, reported the Senate passed an […]

Michigan charity poker scandal Includes Woman Accused of Embezzling From Children’s Charity Poker Events

Michigan charity poker scandal Includes Woman Accused of Embezzling From Children’s Charity Poker Events

John Reger - March 22nd, 2017

A Flushing, Michigan woman is facing up to 50 years in prison for allegedly embezzling $20,000 through benefit poker events that were intended to benefit a children’s charity. In addition […]

Kenny Smaron Wins PSC Panama Main Event for $293,860; High Rollers Disgruntled with PokerStars

Kenny Smaron Wins PSC Panama Main Event for $293,860; High Rollers Disgruntled with PokerStars

Chad Holloway - March 21st, 2017

The PokerStars Championship Panama, which took place at the Sortis Hotel, Spa & Casino in Panama City, spanned 11 days and hosted dozens of events. That included several five-figure buy-in […]

Tom Dwan (Finally) Cashed in a Poker Tournament

Tom Dwan (Finally) Cashed in a Poker Tournament

Jon Sofen - March 21st, 2017

Tom Dwan scored his first cash in a live poker tournament since 2014. He finished 2nd in a Super High Roller event at the 2017 Macau Billionaire Poker Spring Challenge […]

Neymar Jr Hosted a Charity Poker Home Game Sponsored by PokerStars and it Raised €52,300

Neymar Jr Hosted a Charity Poker Home Game Sponsored by PokerStars and it Raised €52,300

Jon Sofen - March 21st, 2017

Neymar Jr is more than just a young soccer star. The 25-year old Brazilian hosted a celebrity charity home poker game to raise money for a good cause. The FC […]

Global Poker League’s Second Season on Hold While Founder Alex Dreyfus Pursues Expansion

Global Poker League’s Second Season on Hold While Founder Alex Dreyfus Pursues Expansion

John Reger - March 20th, 2017

The second season of the Global Poker League (GPL) has been delayed, but according to founder Alex Dreyfus, that might not necessarily be a bad development. Dreyfus, who created the […]

Cate Hall Walks the Walk, Mike Dentale Talks the Talk

Cate Hall Walks the Walk, Mike Dentale Talks the Talk

Jon Sofen - March 20th, 2017

Cate Hall defeated Mike Dentale two games to zero in one of the most anticipated poker heads-up matches since Mike McDermott and Teddy KGB. The poker players settled a dispute […]

Cate Hall, Mike Dentale Get Ready to Battle It Out Sunday on Poker Night in America

Cate Hall, Mike Dentale Get Ready to Battle It Out Sunday on Poker Night in America

Jon Sofen - March 18th, 2017

Cate Hall and Mike Dentale are about as cordial as Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump were on the campaign trail. On Sunday, the poker players will have their own decision […]

Mystery Surrounds Death of Indian Poker Player Living in Australia

Mystery Surrounds Death of Indian Poker Player Living in Australia

John Reger - March 17th, 2017

There are far more questions than answers in the short life of poker player Aneesh Augustine, and his family is desperate to resolve that reality. Workers found the 32-year-old software […]

WPT Cancels South Korea Stop Amid Political Tension and Nuclear Disputes

WPT Cancels South Korea Stop Amid Political Tension and Nuclear Disputes

Daniel Smyth - March 17th, 2017

The World Poker Tour (WPT) was forced into an unprecedented move this week, due to political tensions between China, South Korea, and the US. As part of its international roster […]

Mike Del Vecchio Last Man Standing at WPT Rolling Thunder

Mike Del Vecchio Last Man Standing at WPT Rolling Thunder

Jon Sofen - March 16th, 2017

Mike Del Vecchio is the champion of the 2017 WPT Rolling Thunder at Thunder Valley Casino Resort in Lincoln, California. He won $284,638 and earned his way into the exclusive […]