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What are some of the hottest headlines in the world of poker? Here you will find all the latest juicy stories along with other important news and tournament results. A must read for the poker enthusiast with articles published throughout the day.

Poker Pro Lands Job With Dallas Mavericks

Poker Pro Lands Job With Dallas Mavericks

The Dallas Mavericks NBA franchise has hired a stats guru who just happens to be a professional poker player.

Submitted by Ean Lamb on, Oct/08/2018

New Online Poker Tournament Payout Record Set

New Online Poker Tournament Payout Record Set

Over a 30 day period, ten online poker tournaments paid a whopping total $217,803,107 in guaranteed prize pools.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/03/2018

Pill-Making Factory Operator Claims He Got Money From Professional Poker

A flash drug dealer accused of running a £200,000 pill-making factory claims he received this money from playing professional poker.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/02/2018

Sam Greenwood Loses $1.2m Pot With a Flush

Sam Greenwood Loses $1.2m Pot With a Flush

Sam Greenwood was the “victim” of a $1.2 million cooler against Asian businessman Paul Phua during a a $1.2 million cooler.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/01/2018

Matusow Not Right?!?!

Matusow 'Open Minded....Not Left or Right"?

Diehard U.S. President Trump supporter Mike "The Mouth" Matusow came out swinging late Friday following Thursday's contentious Brett Kavanaugh hearing.

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/28/2018

HPT Surpasses $100M Awarded in Colorado

HPT Surpasses $100M Awarded in Colorado

It was a week of milestones for Heartland Poker Tour (HPT) in Colorado. With 496 entries at Golden Gates Casino, HPT eclipsed $100 million in Main Event prize pool money awarded since the tour began in 2005.

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/26/2018

PokerStars Virtual Reality - The Future Of Online Poker?

PokerStars Virtual Reality - The Future Of Online Poker?

Unveiled at the EuroGamer event in Birmingham, UK, the technology places the player in an immersive world where they can sit down at a table, handle their cards and chips, spot their opponents tells, and interact with them in real time from around the globe.

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/24/2018

James Woods to Twitter: 'Man Up and Slit My Throat With a Knife, Don't Smother Me With a Pillow'

James Woods to Twitter: 'Man Up and Slit My Throat With a Knife, Don't Smother Me With a Pillow'

Actor James Woods has been locked out of his Twitter account over a tweet he sent out months ago that was found to be in violation of Twitter’s rules.

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/24/2018

Adelson's Anti-Online Poker Coalition to Join the Sports Betting Hearing Fray Thursday

A House hearing on how to better structure sports betting at the federal level is slated for this coming Thursday.  Among those in attendance will be the National Football League, American Gaming Association and casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson's anti-online poker coalition.

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/24/2018

James Woods Twitter Account Inaccessible

Conservative Hollywood actor and professional poker player James Woods cannot access his Twitter company after the social media firm locked him out until he opts to remove a meme he posted back in July that has since proven to be a hoax.

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/23/2018

Compulsive Gambler in Recovery Podcast: ‘The Pitfalls of Rushing U.S. Sports Betting’ and is Poker Gambling

Will there be a rise in gambling addiction with expanded sports betting in U.S.?

Will there be a rise in gambling addiction with expanded sports betting in U.S.?

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/21/2018

Million Dollar Sundays Encore Poker Tournaments and Online Super Series XIV Announced

Million Dollar Sundays Encore Poker Tournaments and Online Super Series XIV Announced

The Sunday tournaments have proven especially popular with massive payouts

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/21/2018

Matusow Wish for the New Year: 'Have @Potus Quit Tweeting Like A 3 yr Old'

Matusow Wish for the New Year: 'Have @Potus Quit Tweeting Like A 3 yr Old'

Poker pro Mike "The Mouth" Matusow makes no secret of the fact that he is a big supporter of U.S. President Donald Trump.  But at the conclusion of Rosh Hashanah, he wished the following via Twitter

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/19/2018

PokerStars Lawsuit Goes Before Judge

2016 World Series of Poker Main Event runner up Gordon Vayo’s lawsuit against the world’s largest poker site is set to go before a judge.  He filed the suit earlier this year.

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/17/2018

Teen Sentenced for Stealing €150k From Maltese Online Casino Sentenced

Teen Sentenced for Stealing €150k From Maltese Online Casino Sentenced

A teenager from Finland who stole more than €150,000 from an online casino in Malta after discovering a glitch in their software will serve a 20-month sentence.

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/12/2018

It Does Not Appear That 888Poker is Behind DoS Attacks

It Does Not Appear That 888Poker is Behind DoS Attacks

PartyPoker, Americas Cardroom, even the world's largest online poker room, PokerStars, have not been immune to Denial of Service (DoS) attacks in recent weeks.  So it shouldn't come as any surprise that another bigwig in the world of Web poker, 888Poker, has also fallen victim.

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/11/2018

Tencent Poker Platform Shut Down Amidst Crackdown

Chinese tech giant Tencent Holdings announced it is shutting down the firm's popular Texas Hold’Em poker video game in an effot to comply with intensifying government scrutiny hitting the country’s gaming industry.

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/10/2018

Six Plus Hold'em No Limit Debuts Online This Monday

Six Plus Hold'em No Limit Debuts Online This Monday

Americas Cardroom has announced the addition of Six Plus Hold'em No Limit, which debuts this Monday September 10, 2018.

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/07/2018

$1,000,000 GTD Online Poker Tourneys Unveiled

Million Dollar Sundays Tourneys on September 9th and 16th at 1pm ET

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/07/2018

Card Player Magazine Employee Accused of Theft

Card Player Magazine Employee Accused of Theft

A former employee of Card Player Magazine has been accused by the company of stealing $1.1 million from the magazine.

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/05/2018

Poker Player Passes Away Unexpectedly at Tournament

The poker community is in mourning following news that Oklahoma City player Eric Thompson passed away this week.

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/05/2018

Americas Cardroom Especially Lucrative This Week for Crypto Supporters

Americas Cardroom Especially Lucrative This Week for Crypto Supporters

US-facing online poker site accepts over 60 cryptocurrencies

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/04/2018

Neymar Secrets Exposed: 'Friend' Tells All

Neymar Secrets Exposed: 'Friend' Tells All

A friend of the soccer phenom and poker pro Neymar tells the Sunday Express this week, Neymar is so into poker these days that he uses all of his downtime to play the game.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/28/2018

Banned Poker Pro Sues WSOP

Joe Stiers had been previously banned from all Caesars properties

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/27/2018

Doyle Brunson Thanks Losers at Bobby's Room for His New Escalade

"I want to thank all the players who lost money in Bobby’s Room this summer. This new Escalade is from their generosity," tweeted Doyle Brunson with a picture of his new Cadillac Escalade. 

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/27/2018

Online Poker Like Terrorism?

Online Poker Like Terrorism?

A former Democratic U.S. senator from Arkansas could now be known as the Queen of FUD, writes Erik Gibbs of CalvinAyre.com.  FUD in this case stands for Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt. 

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/23/2018

Poker Pro Gets 12 Years for $53 Million Scam

Poker Pro Gets 12 Years for $53 Million Scam

A one-time poker pro has been jailed for 12 years after defrauding a Victorian jail after scamming the Commonwealth Bank of nearly $58 million in a fraud of “breathtaking proportions”.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/22/2018

Borgata Wants Phil Ivey to Repay Back $9.6 Million Now as Lawyers Hold Up Process

Borgata Wants Phil Ivey to Repay Back $9.6 Million Now as Lawyers Hold Up Process

Ivey and gal pal were able to spot defective cards while playing baccarat to give them edge

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/21/2018

Spanish Tax Authority Hunting Down Poker Pros

Four years after Barcelona EPT win, German poker pro hit with €235,000 tax bill by the Spanish authorities

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/20/2018

PokerStars: 'You Can Rest Assured Player Accounts, Funds Secure' After DoS Attack

PokerStars: 'You Can Rest Assured Player Accounts, Funds Secure' After DoS Attack

Stars says it is working with law enforcement agencies to bring perpetrators to justice

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/16/2018

Breaking News

Los Angeles Clippers vs. San Antonio Spurs

The struggling Los Angeles Clippers head to Texas on Sunday evening to take on the San Antonio Spurs.

Questions Remain Over Ocean Resort Casino New Owners

Questions Remain Over Ocean Resort Casino New Owners

ATLANTIC CITY — It’s been more than a week since it was revealed Ocean Resort Casino would be changing hands, and there’s still no word on what company is taking over.

Mississippi Casino Revenue Up in 2018 With Sports Betting

Mississippi casino revenues rose in 2018, with patronage noticeably increasing beginning in August, after the state legalized sports betting.