Rumors

Rumor Mill: Rio Up for Sale, Possible WSOP Venue Change?

Rumor Mill: Rio Up for Sale, Possible WSOP Venue Change?

Jon Sofen - April 11th, 2019
A Las Vegas insider’s tweet helped intensify a rumor that the Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas will soon be sold and demolished, leaving Caesars Entertainment searching for […]
50 Burning Questions 50 Days from the Start of the 50th Anniversary WSOP

50 Burning Questions 50 Days from the Start of the 50th Anniversary WSOP

Jon Sofen - April 8th, 2019
We are officially 50 days from the start of the first bracelet event at the 50th annual WSOP. It’s sure to be another exciting summer full of big pots, massive […]
Vegas Vlogger Reports Weather Delays Might Push Back Opening of Raiders Stadium

Vegas Vlogger Reports Weather Delays Might Push Back Opening of Raiders Stadium

CardsChat News - March 18th, 2019
The Las Vegas poker community has vocally supported the Vegas Golden Knights, and it’s likely the Raiders will see the same level of support from locals once they make the […]
Willie Nelson Seen as ‘Ruthless’ Card Shark, Gives New Meaning to ‘High’ Stakes Poker

Willie Nelson Seen as ‘Ruthless’ Card Shark, Gives New Meaning to ‘High’ Stakes Poker

Jon Sofen - February 25th, 2019
Willie Nelson’s home game is played at “high” stakes and the country music legend is a “ruthless” poker player, according to a recent post on the Taste of Country blog. […]
Did Sheldon Adelson Instigate DOJ Flip on Wire Act, Online Gambling?

Did Sheldon Adelson Instigate DOJ Flip on Wire Act, Online Gambling?

Jon Sofen - February 8th, 2019
The Washington Post dropped a bombshell Thursday about the apparent lengths GOP megadonor Sheldon Adelson will go to when protecting his interests, suggesting that he  played a significant role in […]
Daniel Negreanu Proposes to Poker Media Maven Amanda Leatherman (VIDEO)

Daniel Negreanu Proposes to Poker Media Maven Amanda Leatherman (VIDEO)

Daniel Smyth - January 4th, 2019
Daniel Negreanu has gone all-in on love after announcing his engagement to poker presenter Amanda Leatherman. Canada’s favorite poker pro may spend the majority of his time at the felt, […]
Fighting Words: Doug Polk Escalated His Feud with Daniel Negreanu in 2018, But Did He Win?

Fighting Words: Doug Polk Escalated His Feud with Daniel Negreanu in 2018, But Did He Win?

Jon Sofen - December 24th, 2018
Doug Polk and Daniel Negreanu began feuding two years ago. But the vitriol between the poker pros enhanced in 2018 thanks to an insulting t-shirt, some social media mudslinging, and […]
Solitary Confinement Prop Bet Ends with Early $62K Buyout After Contract Details Emerge

Solitary Confinement Prop Bet Ends with Early $62K Buyout After Contract Details Emerge

CardsChat News - December 11th, 2018
Rich Alati has been allowed back into the world, as his $100,000 prop bet with Rory Young that saw him attempt to stay in a dark and isolated room for […]
Poker Family: Father ‘Concerned’ About Son Spending 30 Days in Darkness for $100K

Poker Family: Father ‘Concerned’ About Son Spending 30 Days in Darkness for $100K

Jon Sofen - December 9th, 2018
The father of prop betting poker player Rich Alati told sports journalist Darren Rovell he’s “concerned” that his son must spend an entire month in complete darkness. Rich Alati stands […]
Dark Days: Poker Player Risking $100K, Sanity to Live in Lightless Bathroom for a Month

Dark Days: Poker Player Risking $100K, Sanity to Live in Lightless Bathroom for a Month

Jon Sofen - November 30th, 2018
A poker player made a crazy prop bet hoping to win a large sum of cash. Stop us if you’ve heard it before. But the latest nuttiness that has the […]
Las Vegas Game-Changer in the Works? Caesars and MGM Reportedly Considering Merger

Las Vegas Game-Changer in the Works? Caesars and MGM Reportedly Considering Merger

Jon Sofen - November 6th, 2018
There’s a rumor going around that, if true, would change the face of gambling in Las Vegas and Atlantic City. Caesars Entertainment and MGM Resorts International are reportedly discussing a […]