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Gov. Brian Sandoval: Launch of Nevada/Delaware Online Poker Compact Within "Four to Six Weeks"

According to a recently released article on (link below), Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval said he believes that the launch of the online poker compact between...


Shares of Bwin.Party Collapse After Potential Buyers Reportedly Back Off

Shares of Bwin.Party (parent company of Party Poker) dropped over 18% on Friday after rumors swirled that the company has not found much in the way of interest when it comes t...


Daniel Negreanu Helping Effort To Land NHL Franchise in Las Vegas

According to reports, the group involved in bringing a NHL (National Hockey League) franchise to Las Vegas is already more than halfway to their goal of reaching 10,000 ticket...


Shares of 888 Holdings Jump After Rumored William Hill Approach

Shares of 888 Holdings jumped over 18% today to close at 171.50 (London Stock Exchange) after reports surfaced claiming that William Hill was looking to make an offer for the ...


Bitcoin Breaks Below The $200 Mark

Bitcoin, which has proven to be a very handy solution for online poker players who have had trouble moving money off and on to sites, has been extremely volatile over the past...


Pokerstars: 40 Confirmed Entries For PCA $100k Super High Roller Event - And Counting

This year's Pokerstars Caribbean Adventure is set to get underway in just a few hours.

In terms of "star power", the Pokerstars Caribbean Adventure is second o...


Shares of Amaya Gaming Group Hit All-Time High Following Release of Q3 Earnings Report

Shares of Amaya Gaming Group, the owner of Pokerstars and Full Tilt Poker, hit a new all-time high of $38.74 today before pulling back and closing at $36.95. Shares of the com...


Garden City Group: 2,200 Full Tilt Poker Claimants Have Submitted Incomplete or Incorrect Information

The Garden City Group, Inc. ("GCG"), which is the company that was retained by the US government to handle the claims process for Full Tilt Poker's forfeited funds, published ...


Daniel Negreanu, Jack McClelland To Be Inducted Into Poker Hall of Fame's Editor-In-Chief, Seth Palansky, revealed earlier today that Daniel Negreanu and Jack McClelland will be the next two inductees into Poker's Hall of Fame. Negreanu a...


Phil Ivey Testifies in Lawsuit Against Crockfords

The WSOP APAC got underway earlier this week in Melbourne, Australia. One well-known player is notably absent, however, as Phil Ivey is currently testifying in court in London...


Nevada Posts Online Poker Revenue of $742,000 in August

The state of Nevada's Gaming Control Board released their "Gaming Revenue Report" earlier this week.

According to the report, Nevada's online poker market gene...


Next Wave of Full Tilt Poker Payments Due To Be Sent Out This Week

According to John Pappas of the PPA ("Poker Players Alliance"), the next wave of Full Tilt Poker 1.0 remission payments is expected to be sent out later this week.


Ultimate Gaming to Pull Out of New Jersey Market

According to (link below), Ultimate Gaming is severing its contract with the Trump Taj Mahal and leaving the New Jersey online gaming market.



Ted Forrest Takes To Twitter To Demand Payment From Mike "The Mouth" Matusow

Four years ago, Ted Forrest and Mike "The Mouth" Matusow entered into a now infamous weight loss bet.

After Forrest and Matusow had eaten dinner at the Commerc...


$2,505,000 Overlay in Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Main Event

This year's edition of the $5,300 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open main event ended up drawing a total of 1,499 entries.

Tournament organizers were guaranteeing a...


T-Shirts Cause Stir at EPT100 Barcelona Super High Roller Final Table

Olivier Busquet won the EPT100 Barcelona Super High Roller event earlier this week but created quite a stir in the process.

Daniel Colman, just over a month ou...


New Jersey Online Poker Revenues Up Slightly in July

Earlier this week, New Jersey's Division of Gaming Enforcement released the monthly Internet gross revenue report for the month of July.

Online poker revenues ...


EPT Barcelona Kicks Off In Three Days

The opening event of the 11th season of the European Poker Tour, EPT Barcelona, will kick off in just three days.

The event is going to have some extra signifi...


Public Nomination Process for 2014 Poker Hall of Fame Class Now Underway

Earlier this week, the World Series of Poker announced that the public nomination process for the 2014 Poker Hall of Fame class is now underway.

From now until...


$10 Million Guaranteed Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Championship To Return on August 28th

The $10 million guaranteed Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Championship event is set to return on August 28th.

Earlier today, details of the massive event were f...


Tony G Elected to European Parliament

Antanas Guoga, aka "Tony G", won a five-year term in the European Parliament earlier this week.

Tony G, who was representing Lithuania's "Liberals' Movement" p...


Negreanu/Ivey Bracelet Bet, Matusow in the Movies and More

1. Mike Matusow Biopic Under Development.

According to (link below), a biopic about Mike "The Mouth" Matusow is currently under development. The pr...


Legalized and Regulated Online Poker Turns One Year Old in United States

On April 30th, 2013, Ultimate Poker dealt the very first hand of legal (explicitly permitted by law, anyways) real money online poker in the state of Nevada.



Nevada Online Poker Revenues Hit $926,000 in March

According to Nevada's State Gaming Control Board, the state's three online poker sites (, Ultimate Poker and Real Gaming) generated a total of $926,000 in revenues dur...

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New Jersey Online Poker Revenues Up Slightly in March

New Jersey's Division of Gaming Enforcement released March’s gaming numbers for the state earlier today.

According to the DGE, total Internet gaming revenues c...


Borgata: $2.2 Million in Revenue From Online Gaming Operations in Q4

Boyd Gaming (BYD on the New York Stock Exchange) released their Q4 earnings results earlier today.

Many people in the online poker world are curious as to how ...


First Round of Full Tilt Poker Payments Now Hitting Bank Accounts

After a wait of nearly three years, many former customers of Full Tilt Poker are finally being reunited with their account balances.

Earlier tonight, the Garde...


Coalition to Stop Internet Gambling Launches First Video

The Coalition to Stop Internet Gambling, which is being funded by the deep-pocketed Sheldon Adelson (Chairman, CEO of Las Vegas Sands Corporation), launched their first video ...


The Garden City Group Moves Closer To Making First Batch of Payments

Many former customers of Full Tilt Poker are eagerly awaiting word of when their long-trapped account balances will be hitting their bank accounts.

Earlier thi...


Phil Ivey, Daniel Negreanu Confirmed For Aussie Millions $250,000 Challenge

Event #20 of the 2014 Aussie Millions, the $250,000 Challenge, is scheduled to begin on Sunday, February 9th.

As of this moment, 24 players have confirmed thei...


Ivey League Launches

Earlier this week, "Ivey League", which is the new instructional online poker video site on the market, launched to a great deal of fanfare.

So much fanfare, i...


Partypoker Inks Deal With Philadelphia 76ers, New Jersey Devils

Earlier today, Partypoker officially signed a multi-year deal with the NBA's Philadelphia 76ers and the NHL's New Jersey Devils to become the official "online gaming partner" ...


Strong Turnout Anticipated For PCA Super High Roller Event

Last year's PCA (Pokerstars Caribbean Adventure) Super High Roller event ended up with a total field size of 47 players, which created a total prize pool of $5,724,180.


New Record for "Longest Continuous Poker Tournament" Set at APT-RWM Iron Man Poker Challenge

The Guinness record for "longest continuous poker tournament" was shattered this weekend, as Damon Shulenberger outlasted 114 other players to take down the APT-RWM (Asian Pok...


Online Gambling Off To Slow Start in Delaware

Following a successful "soft launch" that started on October 31st, online gambling is now fully open for business in the state of Delaware.

Players and industr...


European Poker Tour Set To Return To Vienna in March

The European Poker Tour revealed earlier today, via (link below), that Vienna will be taking the place of Berlin for the sixth stop of this season's EPT tou...


Delaware To Start "Soft Launch" of Real Money Online Gambling on Thursday

According to the Washington Post (link below), Delaware is set to become the second state to offer real money online gambling on Thursday.

According to the art...


Tom McEvoy, Scotty Nguyen Elected to Poker Hall of Fame

Earlier today it was revealed that Tom McEvoy and Scotty Nguyen will be the two players from this year's ballot to be inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame. The induction cerem...


Trump Taj Mahal, Trump Plaza Issued Internet Gambling Permits in New Jersey

According to the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement, Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort and Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino became the latest Atlantic City properties to be awa...


Full Tilt Poker Claims Notices Start Hitting Inboxes

The Garden City Group ("GCG") has started sending out emails to all "potentially eligible victims of FTP's fraud", who have been identified "utilizing data supplied by FTP". <...


Full Tilt Poker Claims Remission Process To Begin on Monday

On Monday, September 16th, the claims remission process for Full Tilt Poker's former US customers will officially begin.

The claims administration process is g...


European Poker Tour Season 10 Kicks Off With EPT Barcelona

The tenth season of the European Poker Tour recently got underway with the start of the EPT Barcelona.

The EPT Barcelona main event, which gets underway on Sun...


18 Players Turn Out For Inaugural WPT Alpha 8 Event

The inaugural WPT Alpha 8 event at the Seminole Hard Rock ended up drawing a total of 18 players, including the likes of Isaac Haxton, Jason Mercier and JC Tran.


Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Main Event Hits 2,000 Entries

The organizers of the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open took a big leap of faith when they announced that the main event would have a total guaranteed prize pool of $10 million. <...


Sheldon Adelson Reportedly Still Opposed To Online Poker

There was some hope earlier this weekend that Sheldon Adelson, Chairman and CEO of the Las Vegas Sands, had reversed his position on online poker.

The rumour t...


First Ever $10,000 Sunday Tournament Runs on Ultimate Poker

The first ever $10,000 Sunday Tournament on got underway just a few hours ago.

The event, which had a cap of 200 entrants, ended up selling o...


1 Million Euro Cash Game at the EPT Grand Final?

According to (link below), a massive cash game is rumored to be possibly taking place at the upcoming EPT Grand Final.

How massive?


EPT Grand Final Super High Roller Event: 30+ Players and Growing

According to (link below), more than 30 players have already signed up for the EPT Grand Final Super High Roller event.

The event, which run...


Phil Ivey Names His Caesars Cup Team

The first-ever WSOP APAC (World Series of Poker Asia Pacific) got underway in Melbourne, Australia on April 4th. The inaugural WSOP APAC, which will give out a total of five b...


Phil Ivey Wins Again in Divorce Case

Phil Ivey scored a big win earlier this week when the Nevada Supreme Court ruled against his ex-wife Luciaetta in their ongoing divorce case.

Despite Phil and ...


Greg Raymer Speaks, Mega PLO Event Looming and More

1. Greg Raymer Speaks.

A few weeks ago, 2004 World Series of Poker champion Greg Raymer was arrested during a prostitution sting.

Raymer made h...


Greg "Fossilman" Raymer Arrested in Prostitution Sting

According to multiple media reports, Greg "Fossilman" Raymer, 2004 World Series of Poker main event champion and former "Team Pokerstars Pro" member, was recently arrested dur...


"The Professionals" vs "Team Pokerstars"

What started as some playful needling between Gus Hansen and Daniel Negreanu has turned into a heads-up challenge that will involve six of the top poker players in the world. ...


Barry Greenstein: Be Careful With Open-Face Chinese App

"Team Pokerstars Pro" Barry Greenstein penned an "emergency blog" yesterday titled "Don't get cheated on the Open-Face Chinese app".

In the blog posting (which...


Zynga Rises After Reporting Q4 Earnings

Zynga, operator of games such as Zynga Poker and Farmville, reported their fourth quarter earnings after the bell earlier today.

Zynga reported net earnings on...


First Round Matches of National Heads-Up Poker Championship Set

The 2013 National Heads-Up Poker Championship gets underway on Thursday afternoon in Las Vegas. The event will continue over three days, with the winner eventually being crown...


Tom Dwan, Phil Ivey Confirmed For National Heads-Up Poker Championship

According to a press release that was circulated earlier this week, 32 names have now been confirmed for NBC's National Heads-Up Poker Championship.

The event,...


Dutch Boyd Sells a Bracelet, Negreanu on Millionare Matchmaker and More

1. Dutch Boyd Sells a Bracelet.

In an effort to raise some "Christmas cash", Dutch Boyd sold one of his bracelets on Ebay.

This particular brac...


Big Turnout For First WPT Montreal Event

The first ever WPT (World Poker Tour) event in Quebec, Canada is going to be a very big success.

The WPT Montreal, hosted at Playground Poker in Kahnawake, Que...


Zynga Inks Deal with PartyGaming, Full Tilt Poker Ads Hitting TV and More

1. Zynga Inks Deal With PartyGaming.

Zynga, the much-maligned social gaming company that has basically gone straight into the toilet since going public, is up ...


Howard Lederer Returns To The Tables, Death Threats Follow

Howard Lederer resurfaced at the poker tables earlier this week, logging some time in both "Bobby's Room" (Bellagio) and "Ivey's Room" (Aria).

The Twitter univ...


Howard Lederer Breaks His Silence

After 17 months of silence, Howard Lederer finally sat down for a lengthy interview with last week.

Howard Lederer has not given any sort of inte...


The Final "Superstar Showdown" Numbers

Now that Viktor "Isildur1" Blom and Pokerstars have officially parted ways, the "Superstar Showdown" has come to an end.

Shortly after inking a sponsorship dea...


Viktor "Isildur1" Blom, Pokerstars Part Ways

According to (link below), Viktor "Isildur1" Blom is no longer a member of "Team Pokerstars Pro".

According to the article, Pokerstars has confir...


Zynga Crushed After Earnings Miss

Zynga, the social gaming company that is behind games such as Zynga Poker and Farmville, is currently down over 35% in afterhours trading after posting significantly lower-tha...


BIG ONE for ONE DROP - $18,346,673 To The Winner

On Friday afternoon, Guy Laliberte (founder of Cirque de Soleil and ONE DROP Chairman) announced that the BIG ONE for ONE DROP was officially a sell out.

The B...


Spanish Poker Rooms Now Online, High Stakes Results Since FTP Went Offline and More

1. Spanish Online Poker Rooms Go Live.

Regulated online gaming in Spain is finally here.

Earlier today,, and others...


Two Plus Two Forum Comes Back Online After Being Hacked

After a little over two weeks in downtime, the Two Plus Two Forums ( have come back online.

In late April, the Two Plus Two forums were comp...


GSP Signs With 888 Poker, More FTP Job Openings, Draftday and More

1. GSP Signs With 888 Poker.

Current UFC Welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre (aka "GSP") has reportedly inked a one year contract with 888.



Shuffle Master Purchases Ongame Network

Shuffle Master, Inc. announced earlier today that they have purchased Ongame Network Ltd. from (parent company of Party Poker and Party Casino) for 19.5 million Eur...


Parent Company of Epic Poker League Files For Bankruptcy

Federated Sports + Gaming, parent company of the Epic Poker League, announced earlier today that they had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

In a statement poste...


Zynga COO: Online Gambling a "Very Interesting Opportunity"

Zynga, creator of games such as FarmVille, Words with Friends and Zynga Poker, recently reported their Q4 earnings.

This was Zynga's first earnings report sinc...


Churchill Downs Buys Bluff Media

Earlier today, Churchill Downs Incorporated announced that they are acquiring the assets of Bluff Media.

According to the press release that I have linked to b...


Nikolay Evdakov Passes Away

Russian poker pro Nikolay Evdakov passed away earlier this week at the age of 47.

The cause of Evdakov's death is still unknown, but he has reportedly been bat...


Report: Zynga In "Active Conversations" Regarding Real Money Gambling

According to (link below), Zynga is "actively investigating" a move into real money gambling.

Here is a statement from the company:


Four Arrested in Jonathan Duhamel Home Invasion

According to QMI Agency, four people have been arrested in connection with the home invasion that sent 2010 World Series of Poker main event champion Jonathan Duhamel to the h...


Jonathan Duhamel Victim of Home Invasion; World Series of Poker Bracelet Stolen

According to the Montreal Gazette (link below), 2010 World Series of Poker main event winner Jonathan Duhamel was the recent victim of a home invasion.



Phil Ivey's Financial Information Spills Into the Spotlight

The 2009 divorce of Phil and Luciaetta Ivey was seemingly a clean and simple agreement, but it has turned out to be anything but.

The divorce between the two f...


Real Money Poker Coming to Facebook?

EGR Magazine set the online poker world ablaze earlier today when they reported that Facebook was engaged in exploratory talks to allow real money gambling on their platform. ...


"RaSZi" Over "ElkY" Via Second Round KO

Lex "RasZi" Veldhuis knocked out Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier in the second round to win their well-publicized kickboxing match earlier today.

Veldhuis won the f...


"ElkY" vs Veldhuis Kickboxing Match Set for November 22nd

Bernard "ElkY" Grospellier vs Lex "RasZi" Veldhuis - who ya got?

On November 22nd, "ElkY" and Lex Veldhuis will finally square off in a five round kickboxing ma...


Report: Fertitta Brothers-Led Group Purchase Online Gaming Software Provider

According to an exclusive report on EGR Magazine (link below), a group backed by the Fertitta brothers, Tom Breitling and Tim Poster, "Fertitta Interactive", has purchased onl...


Donald Trump Looking to Get Into Online Poker

According to (via Bloomberg), Donald Trump is looking to get involved in an online gaming venture if online poker legislation is passed in the United States. ...


Eric Molina Resurfaces

Remember Eric Molina?

Molina was the cocky and brash player who pissed off practically the entire field in the 2006 World Series of Poker. Molina ended up fini...


Daniel Negreanu Returns to Online Action

After "Black Friday" took place back in April, many poker players found that their ability to make money online (and make their livings online) had suddenly been taken away fr...


Sunday News Update: Chino Wins, Cao/Sahamies and More

1. "Chino" Rheem Wins First EPL Event.
Early Saturday morning, David "Chino" Rheem defeated Erik Seidel to become the winner of the very first Epic Poker League event....


Superstar Showdown: "Isildur1" Crushes Terje "Terken89" Augdal

Viktor "Isildur1" Blom crushed Terje "Terken89" Augdal in the "Superstar Showdown" on Pokerstars earlier today, moving his record in the challenge to 9-2.



First Half of EPT Season 8 Schedule Released

Earlier today, Pokerstars released the first half of the schedule for the eighth season of the EPT (European Poker Tour).

A total of 7 events have been officia...


Ali Tekintamgac Causing a Stir at the WPT World Championship

Ali Tekintamgac has been the talk of the WPT Championship today.

Ali Tekintamgac was the player who was famously disqualified from the Partouche Poker Tour aft...


Zynga Hires the Team Behind PokerTableRatings

According to, Zynga has hired the team behind

It's important to note that Zynga is not acquiring - ...


Full Tilt Poker Enters Into Partnership With Fertitta Interactive

The Wall Street Journal revealed earlier tonight that Full Tilt Poker has entered into a partnership with Fertitta Interactive, which is "an entity set up by Station Casino In...


The New is Launching Soon

Over the past few days, the old web site has been taken down and replaced by a new splash page.

If you visit now, you are greeted wit...


Fights Breaking Out All Over the Place in the Poker World

Fights are breaking out all over the poker world right now. Twitter fights. Fist fights. All kinds of fights.

The brawling started a few days ago when Kathy Li...


Peter Eastgate To Return To Poker After Hiatus

Last year, 2008 World Series of Poker main event champion Peter Eastgate surprised many by announcing that he was "taking a break" from poker.

Eastgate, who ma...


Ashton "theASHMAN103" Griffin Runs 70 Miles In 24 Hours To Win $300k

According to Justin "BoostedJ" Smith, Ashton "theASHMAN103" Griffin successfully completed an insane prop bet earlier today to win $300k.

The terms of the bet?...


Aussie Millions $100k Challenge Set To Get Underway on Saturday

The $100,000 Challenge at the 2011 Aussie Millions is set to get underway at 2:15 pm local time on Saturday afternoon.

The $100,000 Challenge is a two-day No L...


Annie Duke and Jeffrey Pollack Launch the "Federated Poker League"

It was revealed earlier today that Annie Duke and Jeffrey Pollack have teamed up to launch the "Federated Poker League", which aims to become the "PGA of Poker".


PCA: 1,560 Players End Up Turning Out For Main Event

The PCA (Pokerstars Caribbean Adventure) main event has had a progressively bigger turnout ever since its inception in 2004. This comes despite the fact that the main event bu...


(Some) Big Names Turn Out For PCA $100k Super High Roller Event

The first major poker tournament of the year, the $100k Super High Roller event at the 2011 PCA, got underway about an hour ago at the Atlantis Resort and Casino in the Bahama...


Pros Converging On The Bahamas For the 2011 PCA

The 2011 PCA (Pokerstars Caribbean Adventure) is just hours from officially getting underway at the Atlantis Resort and Casino in the Bahamas.

The first event ...


Tom Marchese Named 2010 Card Player POY

It's official - Tom Marchese, also known online as "kingsofcards", has been named the 2010 Card Player POY.

In addition to receiving the title of Card Player's...


"Secret" Plan to Pass Online Gambling Bill?

According to and the Wall Street Journal (links below), Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is reportedly trying to pass an online gambling bill before Congress ad...


Peter Eastgate's WSOP Main Event Bracelet Ends Up Selling For $147,500

A total of 42 different bidders ended up trying to purchase a piece of poker history after Peter Eastgate's 2008 World Series of Poker main event bracelet went up for auction ...


The Bidding Intensifies For Peter Eastgate's WSOP Bracelet

Do you have an extra $110,000 that is burning a hole in your pocket? If so, then you might have a chance at winning the auction for Peter Eastgate's 2008 World Series of Poker...


Want To Own a Main Event Bracelet? Here's Your Chance

In 2008, Peter Eastgate outlasted 6,843 other players to take down the World Series of Poker main event. For his victory, Eastgate walked away with $9,152,416 and the much-cov...


Dan Harrington and Erik Seidel To Be Inducted Into Poker Hall of Fame

According to, Dan Harrington and Erik Seidel will be joining the Poker Hall of Fame as the official class of 2010. Harrington and Seidel will be formally inducted int...


Taylor Caby and Jay Rosenkrantz Announce Plans to Develop Online Poker Documentary

Earlier today, Jay Rosenkrantz announced via his blog that he will be collaborating with Taylor Caby and Ryan Firpo to develop a "feature length documentary about the online p...


Betfair Moving Closer To Becoming a Publicly Traded Company

Within the next few weeks, Betfair will join PartyGaming and 888 Holdings as publicly traded online gambling companies.

Betfair is currently in the final stage...


2011 Pokerstars Caribbean Adventure To Include $100,000 Super High Roller Event

Pokerstars unveiled the schedule for the 2011 PCA (Pokerstars Caribbean Adventure) earlier today.

The ten-day "festival", which will get underway on January 7t...


Borgata Poker Open Breaks WPT Attendance Record

The record for the largest ever tournament field in WPT (World Poker Tour) history was set earlier today after 727 players turned out for Day 1B of the Borgata Poker Open.

Deliverance Poker Files Lawsuit Against Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi and Tiltware, LLC

On September 7th, 2010, Deliverance Poker, LLC filed a lawsuit against Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi and Tiltware, LLC (one of the companies associated with Full Tilt Poker)....


2010 WCOOP Kicks Off In Less Than 12 Hours

In less than 12 hours (6 hours, 36 minutes, 33 seconds to be exact), the 2010 WCOOP (World Championship of Online Poker) will get underway on Pokerstars.

This ...


A Possibility of Zynga Moving Into Real Money Online Poker if HR 2267 Is Signed Into Law?

According to (link below), Zynga may be planning on plunging into the world of real money online poker if HR 2267 is signed into law in the United States. ...


Brian Townsend Decides to Leave Cardrunners

A little over one month after Cole South announced that he was leaving, Brian Townsend has also decided to depart as well.

In a June 2nd, 2010 ...


World Series of Poker Europe Schedule Released

The schedule for the 2010 World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE) was posted on earlier this week.

The 2010 WSOPE runs from September 14th to September 2...


Phil Laak Will Attempt to Break Poker Endurance Record on June 2nd

Starting on June 2nd, Phil Laak will attempt to secure a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records by breaking the poker endurance record that is currently held by Paul Zimbl...


European Poker Tour Season 7 Details Released

Pokerstars issued a press release earlier today in which they confirmed most of the dates and destinations for Season 7 of the European Poker Tour.

There will ...


Phil "OMGClayAiken" Galfond Launches

In early 2009, Phil "OMGClayAiken" Galfond, along with partner Billy Murphy, launched Thanks to Galfond's star power and a roster of talented instructors, B...


Cole South Leaving Cardrunners, "durrrr Challenge" Update

1. Cole South Says Goodbye to Cardrunners.

In an April 27th blog post titled "Moving On and Good Luck", Cole South announced that he was leaving


Record Turnout For EPT San Remo Event

A total of 1,240 players ended up turning out for the third edition of the EPT San Remo, easily topping last year's field and setting the record for the largest ever EPT field...


New Tom Dwan / Full Tilt Poker Commercial Hits the Internet

In November of 2009, Full Tilt Poker made Tom "durrrr" Dwan a member of the exclusive "Team Full Tilt" club.

Considering that "durrrr" is easily one of the mos...


National Heads-Up Poker Championship Field Set

Aside from the names of the seven lucky online qualifiers who will also be taking part, the field of the 2010 National Heads-Up Poker Championship on NBC has now been set.

870 Players Take Part in NAPT Venetian Event

According to Pokerstars, a total of 870 players decided to take part in the first ever NAPT Venetian event in Las Vegas.

The tournament, which got under way ju...


Strong Turnout Expected for NAPT Venetian Event

The second stop of the 2010 NAPT (North American Poker Tour) series will be taking place at the Venetian in Las Vegas from February 20-24.

The main event of th...


Plenty of Movement At The Top of the All-Time Tournament Money List in 2009

At the beginning of 2009, Jamie Gold still held the title as the poker player with the most lifetime tournament cashes. This came despite the fact that Gold had only cashed fo...


PartyGaming and Bwin to Merge?

According to various reports, PartyGaming (parent company of Party Poker) and Bwin are currently in merger talks that could create a multi-billion pound "gambling giant".


Paul Zimbler Sets New Poker Endurance Record

One year ago, Dave Cain entered himself into the Guinness Book of World Records by breaking the all-time poker endurance record.

Cain broke the record that had...


Bidding War for the World Poker Tour?

A few weeks ago, WPT Enterprises Inc., the parent company of the World Poker Tour, announced that they were selling all of their assets (except for cash, investments and "cert...


Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier Breaks Sit and Go Record

Earlier today, Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier apparently broke the record for most SNGs (Sit and Go's) played in a single hour while still turning a profit.



Clonie Gowen vs Full Tilt Poker, SCOOP, PartyGaming and More

1. Clonie Gowen vs Full Tilt Poker Lawsuit Status. There was a rumor circulating earlier this week that Clonie Gowen's lawsuit against Full Tilt Poker (and its associat...


Greg "Fossilman" Raymer and Others Officially Launch

Are you ready for yet another educational poker training site?

Greg "Fossilman" Raymer, who is the "lead instructor" for, thinks that you are. ...


Layne Flack Arrested

Everyone was wondering why Layne Flack missed his first-round match-up against Vanessa Selbst at the 2009 National Heads-up Poker Championships earlier today.



Ferguson, Ivey Favorites To Win 2009 National Heads-Up Poker Championship

A number of online sportsbooks have released odds for the 2009 National Heads-Up Poker Championship that is taking place this weekend. and Bodog...


Gus Hansen vs Theo Jorgensen Boxing Match Set To Take Place On February 21st

On February 21st, 2009, Gus "The Great Dane" Hansen will take on Theo "The Thunder" Jorgensen in a boxing match.

The match will apparently be shown on Hansen's...


Phil "OMGClayAiken" Galfond Launches

Another online poker training site has launched -

The "lead" pro for the site? None other than Phil "OMGClayAiken" Galfond, one of the most s...


Huge Turnout for the 2009 PCA Main Event

The Pokerstars Caribbean Adventure is quickly becoming one of the biggest poker tournaments in the world.

Last year, 1136 players paid $8,000 US to play in the...


The World Poker Tour To Pull Out of Online Gambling Business?

WPT Enterprises, Inc (aka the World Poker Tour) filed a notice on Friday with the SEC, saying that they had informed Cryptologic Inc. and WagerLogic Limited that they would be...


How Much Of An Impact Will the Global Economic Meltdown Have on Online Poker?

There has been a great deal of debate over the past couple of weeks regarding the impact that the global economic crisis will have on online poker. Some people are of the opin...


Publicly Traded Companies With Ties to Online Poker Industry Taking It On the Chin In Market Meltdown As Well

The online poker industry has not escaped the withering punishment of the global economic meltdown. Many publicly traded companies with ties to the online poker industry have ...


Dave Cain Breaks Poker Endurance Record

Dave Cain has landed himself in the Guinness Book of World Records by breaking the all-time poker endurance record.

The previous record was held by Larry Olmste...


Year Over Year Poker Network Traffic Numbers

Pokerscout (link below) recently released their Weekly Online Poker Traffic Update. In their report, Pokerscout included data of the Year over Year change in traffic for the m...


World Poker Tour Tournament Numbers Continue to Decline

Another World Poker Tour tournament, another smaller field.

The 2008 Legends of Poker final table is about to take place. Yet again, the total number of entrant...


Dave Cain Will Attempt to Break Poker Endurance Record in September

Starting September 14th, Dave Cain will be attempting to break the world record for longest-ever poker session.

The official (according to Guinness World Record...


World Poker Tour Rocked; Stock Drops 20%+

The publicly traded stock of the World Poker Tour dropped over 20% on Wednesday after the company reported their Q2 2008 earnings. Investors were clearly disappointed with the...


Tiffany Michelle and Pokernews Trade Shots Online

The battle between Tiffany Michelle and continues to escalate.

The feud started during Tiffany Michelle's deep run in the 2008 World Series of Pok...


Pokernews is Furious with Tiffany Michelle

Quite an interesting turn of events tonight.

Just a few short hours after Tiffany Michelle was eliminated in 17th place in the World Series of Poker main event,...


Barry Greenstein and David Williams Get Into Confrontation at the Bellagio Cup IV Main Event

There was an interesting exchange tonight between two very well-known players on the first day of the Bellagio Cup IV Main Event.

Near the end of the day, a big...


Another Poker Training Site About to Launch?

The poker training niche is suddenly starting to get very crowded.

You have Pokersavvy Plus. Realpokertrai...


World Poker Tour (WPTE) Stock Now Worth Less Than Its Cash Balance


Just when you thought things couldn't get any worse for the stock of the World Poker Tour, they hit a new low.



Lee Jones Joins Cardrunners as Chief Operating Officer

The team behind continues to make some big, big moves.

To start with, quietly assembled the best line-up of talent in the indust...


Another Poker Murder - Death at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City

Just about a month and a half after a senseless, poker-related triple murder in Florida comes yet another death. This time it was 61-year old Arthur Prince, who was killed in ...


College and University Poker Championships Launch in North America and the UK

Are you a current post-secondary student living in the US, Canada or the United Kingdom? Do you want a shot at playing in an EPT event or winning a $12,000 package to play at ...


Harrah's Entry Into the Online Poker Market Will Quicken The Move Towards Regulated Online Poker in the United States

Earlier this week, Harrah's announced its intentions to enter the online poker arena. They have said that they are going to enter markets where there are "no gray areas", such...


Cardrunners ( Unleashes New Site on the Public, the popular poker instruction site founded by Taylor Caby and Andrew Wiggins, underwent a makeover today as a new version of the site was uploaded.


UK Report - Gambling Actually Down Since 1999

A Gambling Commission Study released in the UK today found that the Internet and other new forms of gambling had not led to an increase in the amount of people that gamble. In...


Pokertracker Victim of Hacking

One of the most popular pieces of poker software, Pokertracker, had their web site hacked late last week.

The software, which is used by a great number of onli...


Tax Man To Take His Bite out of Poker Tournament Winnings

The poker world is buzzing about a new tax code that will withhold 25% of any poker tournament winnings if the amount is over $5000.

The day that this formally...


Why Does Jean-Robert Bellande Have the Worst Posted Odds to Win Survivor?

I must say that I was a bit surprised to see the odds for the upcoming Survivor (Survivor China) that Jean-Robert Bellande is participating in.

Of all the peop...


Man Vs. Machine: Humans Win Poker Challenge in Vancouver

A few years ago, it was inconceivable that a computer would be able to beat a skilled human poker player in a heads-up match of poker. The computer wouldn't be able to cope wi...

-- Has Purchased Neverwinpoker has quietly purchased and taken over in a transaction that was finalized a couple weeks ago. The exact final purchase price is unknown at this ...


Phil Hellmuth Jr. To Appear on Season Seven of the Surreal Life

Phil Hellmuth by himself would be entertaining enough to watch on the Surreal Life. But the cast of characters that will be accompanying him into the Surreal Life house will m...


IOG Casinos and Empire Online Team Up to Launch Affiliate Club

Two of the biggest casino groups in the industry, IOG Casinos and Empire Online have teamed up to launch Affiliate Club under the watchful...


Is Cardplayer Stealing from

You don't want to get Tony G. pissed off at you.

Tony G today blasted, stating that the site was blatantly ripping off chip counts from pokernew...


Harrah's Bans Richard "Quiet Lion" Brodie from their Casinos, World Series of Poker

This piece of news is absolutely mind-boggling to me, but it's true, and I can't say that I am surprised considering how the World Series of Poker has been run so far.


De La Hoya / Mayweather Jr. Fight Brings Rich "Fish" To the Las Vegas Poker Tables

If you are a half-decent poker player and you are currently in Las Vegas, I envy you. A big fight in Las Vegas means that there are a lot of rich people in Las Vegas. A lot of...


"Lucky You" A Huge Bomb at the Box Office

"Lucky You", the poker movie starring Eric Bana and Drew Barrymore, tanked ridiculously at the box office this weekend, barely making more than $2 million dollars in its openi...


Shenanigans at the Playboy Charity Poker Tournament

The King likes a good charity event as much as the next person. However, when someone gets screwed at the final table of the event, it tends to leave a bad taste in people's m...


Yahoo Launches Real Money Poker Site

Yahoo has taken the plunge into the lucrative world of online poker and has launched their very own real money poker room.


Jennifer Harman's Poker Tournament Raises $100,000 For Nevada SPCA

Jennifer Harman's celebrity poker tournament was for the dogs, but in this case, that was ok. Harman, professional poker player and lover of animals, set up and hosted a poker...


The Phil Ivey / Ram Vaswani / Marc Goodwin Golfing Incident Explained

If you read some of the major poker forums online, then there is a good chance that you have heard something about the dispute between Phil Ivey, Ram Vaswani and Marc Goodwin....


The William Gustafik Story Continues to Get More Interesting

According to all accounts, William Gustafik had the perfect life. He was a chiropractor and successful professional poker player. He had a beautiful wife that faithfully suppo...


Dave "El Blondie" Colclough Catches Wife Cheating

If you have ever watched any of the European poker events on television, you have probably seen Dave "El Blondie" Colclough. He is not widely known over in North America, howe...


Wireless Poker: The Next Big Wave, the Swedish online poker company, has taken the first step towards real money wireless poker playing. As of April 11th, you will be able to play poker for real ...




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