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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 Players in Detroit Hit Biggest Bad Beat Jackpot in U.S. History

Poker Players in Detroit Hit Biggest Bad Beat Jackpot in U.S. History

Six lucky players at the Motor City Casino in Detroit will be sharing a record $1.068 million after winning the bad beat jackpot.  It is the biggest bad beat jackpot win in US history. 

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/19/2018

Ronconi Takes Home $175k on HPT

Ronconi Takes Home $175k on HPT

Heartland Poker Tour (HPT) kicked off its 2018 season in a big way at Ameristar Casino Hotel East Chicago. The Main Event drew 544 entries, building a total prize pool of $783,360. In the end Naperville, Illinois' Darryl Ronconi came out on top, collecting $175,482 and the new custom-designed champion's watch.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/18/2018

Police Officers Indicted in Gambling Case Believed Tied to Poker Pro

Federal prosecutors are accusing a current Wichita police officer and a former officer of obstruction of justice for their roles in identifying a suspected undercover officer who was investigating illegal gambling.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/18/2018

2018 XL Blizzard Poker Series Schedule Unveiled

2018 XL Blizzard Poker Series Schedule Unveiled

888 Poker has released details of its 34-event XL Blizzard series

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/18/2018

Live Texas Hold'em Bonus Poker Online Unveiled

Live Texas Hold'em Bonus Poker Online Unveiled

Live Texas Hold'em Bonus Poker debuts for the first time online courtesy of Evolution Gaming.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/17/2018

Can I Convert Bitcoins to USD, Other Currencies When Betting Online?

While it's great to hold cryptocurrencies in an online betting account at times when prices are skyrocketing, there are days when prices take a nose dive.  This means that your winnings drop as well.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/17/2018

Doug Polk: Tai Lopez Needs to Stop Selling Me His Bitcoin Course

Tai Lopez is famous for hanging out in his garage, showing off Lamborghinis, reading thousands of books, chilling with celebrities, and aggressively marketing his courses on YouTube.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/17/2018

Live Online Poker Arrives In Atlantic City New Jersey

Live Online Poker Arrives In Atlantic City New Jersey

It is now official that you can play live poker from an Atlantic City casino. It is a hard work that is turning successful.  Golden Nugget in Atlantic City is giving punters a chance to enjoy online poker.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/16/2018

Fastest Payouts in Online Poker as Americas Cardroom Player Reports Under 2 Hour Receipt Via Ethereum

Fastest Payouts in Online Poker as Americas Cardroom Player Reports Under 2 Hour Receipt Via Ethereum

Back in October Americas Cardroom added some 60 different types of cryptocurrency options and now that move is paying off in a very big way. 

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/16/2018

PCA 2018 Main Event Winner Maria Lampropulos Taking Home Over $1 Million

PCA 2018 Main Event Winner Maria Lampropulos Taking Home Over $1 Million

The PokerStars Caribbean Adventure 2018 comes to an historic end with the first woman ever to win the PCA Main Event

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/15/2018

Two Men Plead Guilty in Case Involving Wiretapping of Poker Pro's Phones

Two Men Plead Guilty in Case Involving Wiretapping of Poker Pro's Phones

Two man charged with running online sports betting ring and operating illegal poker games

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/15/2018

Pro Poker Player Barry Greenstein Surviving the Bubble

Pro Poker Player Barry Greenstein Surviving the Bubble

Professional poker player Barry Greenstein has 10 big blinds on the bubble of the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Main Event 2018. He is surviving, but wants to accumulate a bigger stack and stay in long enough for a minimum cash.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/12/2018

Should You Be Aggressive or Cautious with a Big Stack Early in a Major Poker Tournament?

PokerStars pro poker player Jake Cody comes into Day 2 of the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure 2018 with a huge chip lead. Will he bully the table and be super aggressive?

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/11/2018

Phil Hellmuth TRAPS Liv Boeree With Pocket Aces - Crazy Poker Hand

Phil Hellmuth TRAPS Liv Boeree With Pocket Aces - Crazy Poker Hand

Phil Hellmuth is up to his old tricks again. Never one to stick to conventional play style, he gets sneaky with his pocket aces.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/10/2018

Super Bowl Champion Richard Seymour Hopes to Win Big at Caribbean Adventure

Super Bowl Champion Richard Seymour Hopes to Win Big at Caribbean Adventure

3 Time Patriots NFL Super Bowl Champion Richard Seymour registers Day 1 of the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Main Event 2018.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/10/2018

Online Poker Room Accepts Cryptocurrency Verge

Online Poker Room Accepts Cryptocurrency Verge

Now accepting some 60 different types of cryptocurrencies, Americas Cardroom has begun to heavily promote Verge.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/09/2018

Jason Mercier Leaves PokerStars Just Days After Selbst

Jason Mercier Leaves PokerStars Just Days After Selbst

Just days after Vanessa Selbst stunned the poker world by announcing her retirement and departure from PokerStars, fellow poker pro Jason Mercier announced Monday he too will be stepping away from Stars.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/08/2018

Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous at PokerStars Caribbean Adventure

Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous at PokerStars Caribbean Adventure

Daniel Negreanu, Issac Haxton, Bryn Kenney, Ivan Luca, Justin Bonomo, Sam Greenwood, and Cary Katz are all battling for $1.5 million at this year's PokerStars Caribbean Adventure tournament.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/08/2018

World Series of Poker Circuit at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek $1 Mil Guaranteed

World Series of Poker Circuit at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek $1 Mil Guaranteed

Seminole Casino Coconut Creek and the World Series of Poker (WSOP) will partner for the first time ever beginning February 8 to bring the brand’s award-winning Circuit back to the South Florida region.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/08/2018

Unibet Gets Rid of High Stakes Poker Cash Games

Unibet Gets Rid of High Stakes Poker Cash Games

Unibet has opted to remove its NL800 and PL800 high stakes online poker games in an effort to protect players and the site's ecology.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/06/2018

Molly’s Game Rakes in Over $6 Million First Week of Limited Run

Molly’s Game Rakes in Over $6 Million First Week of Limited Run

The highly anticipated poker film "Molly's Game," STX Entertainment, took in $3 million for Week 1 but with a limited run in 271 locations.  The film averaged $11,476 and totalled $6,137,582 for the week.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/05/2018

How One Man Won Millions Playing Mixed Games in Poker

How One Man Won Millions Playing Mixed Games in Poker

Poker pro Doug Polk talks to Jake Abdalla, also known as Jllama,  instructor for the Mixed Games Course at Upswing Poker.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/03/2018

Poker Pro Daniel Negreanu is a Loser

Poker Pro Daniel Negreanu is a Loser?

He may be the biggest money earner in the game of poker but the past two years have been duds for Kid Poker.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/03/2018

Doyle Brunson on the Late Stu Unger: 'A Real Jerk When Gambling'

Doyle Brunson on Stu Unger: 'A Real Jerk When Gambling'

In a tweet Tuesday, legendary poker pro Doyle Brunson attempted to explain his often conflicting views of the late poker icon Stu "Stuey" Ungar.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/02/2018

Mid-States Poker Tour Enjoys Record-Breaking Year in 2017

Mid-States Poker Tour Enjoys Record-Breaking Year in 2017

Season 8 of the MSPT is in the books, and it was a record-breaking affair. We hosted eight Regional Events, 18 Main Events, catered to 19,484 entrants, awarded $13,992,243 in prize money, and broke nearly a dozen records in six states.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/02/2018

Growing Pains for Bitcoin, Other Crypto-Currency Online Poker Rooms

Growing Pains for Bitcoin, Other Crypto-Currency Online Poker Rooms

Professional Rakeback this week identified some of the causes for Bitcoin and other crypto-currency-based online poker rooms struggles to close out 2017 at a time when Bitcoin is inching towards the $20,000 mark.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/02/2018

Poker Player Goes on Another Bank Robbery Spree

Poker Player Goes on Another Bank Robbery Spree

2015 Borgata Summer Open winner Thomas Dougher is up to his old tricks again.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/01/2018

Poker Community, Including Detractors, Bid Farewell to Selbst

Poker Community, Including Detractors, Bid Farewell to Selbst

The poker community continued to be in shock this New Year's Day with the unexpected announcement that the biggest female money earner in the game will be retiring from it.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/01/2018

Vanessa Selbst Parts Ways With PokerStars, Retires From Poker

Vanessa Selbst Parts Ways With PokerStars, Retires From Poker

Vanessa Selbst shocked the poker world New Year's Eve day by announcing her decision to retire from the game that she loves.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/31/2017

Sneaky Reality Star Delivers A Plot Twist - High Stakes Poker Hand

Sneaky Reality Star Delivers A Plot Twist - High Stakes Poker Hand

Garrett Adelstein is at it again, this time on Live At The Bike in a $25/50 game that's playing pretty big. He defends his big blind with a questionable hand, but gets just the runout he was looking for.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/28/2017

Breaking News

FBI Investigating New 'Person of Interest' in Vegas Mass Shooting

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation is looking at a new person of interest in connection with the October mass shooting at a concert in Las Vegas that left 58 people dead, the county sheriff said.

Online Gambling Affiliates Value Report: Trada Affiliates Tops List

Online Gambling Affiliates Value Report: Trada Affiliates Tops List

ThePOGG.com is proud to announce their affiliate program value report for 2017. The purpose of the report is to share with the webmaster community and gain an insight as to which affiliate programs perform the best and ones that are below average.

Poker Players in Detroit Hit Biggest Bad Beat Jackpot in U.S. History

Poker Players in Detroit Hit Biggest Bad Beat Jackpot in U.S. History

Six lucky players at the Motor City Casino in Detroit will be sharing a record $1.068 million after winning the bad beat jackpot.  It is the biggest bad beat jackpot win in US history.