Phil Hellmuth Auctions Off Prize - Himself

Poker pro Phil "Poker Brat" Hellmuth Jr. recently held an auction to auction off a very valuable prize.

The prize was--Phil Hellmuth!

Yes, in what could be a new low in egomaniacal behavior by a poker player, even a self-styled publicity-seeking "brat," Hellmuth has auctioned off himself!

And what value does the "Poker Brat" assess to a night of his company?

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Sep/14/2012

NFL Week 1 Picks From Sports Radio Personality, Sports Handicapper Fred Wallin

Football season is back, and it's time to cash in with some great 2012 Week 1 NFL picks from the master!

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Sep/06/2012

NFL Hypocrites Go All In for NFL Season Opener With Gambling-Themed Halftime Song

A song whose title is one of the most famous phrases in gambling is to be heard at half-time of tonight's opening game of the NFL--a league which claims to abhor gambling in any form!

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Sep/05/2012

‘Pyramid’ Game Show Returning to TV

Beware the power of the pyramid!

And we're not talking about the Luxor in Las Vegas.

One of the most popular game shows in the history of television--"The $10,000 Pyramid"--is returning to TV in a new incarnation.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Aug/31/2012

Poker Pro Jen Harman to Star in New Reality TV Series on TLC ‘Vegas High Rollers’

A new reality TV show on the American cable network The Learning Channel (TLC) will chronicle the lives of five high-powered women in Las Vegas, including professional poker player Jennifer Harman.


Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Aug/22/2012

Newest Theme For a Las Vegas Hotel: It’s Detroit!

Imagine taking an exciting vacation to a popular tourist destination...


New York.



Detroit? How did that get in there?

According to some folks in Las Vegas, there's no reason for it not to be on the list.

That's why the next big new hotel-casino to open in Las Vegas is going to have the theme of--wait for it--Detroit!

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Aug/21/2012

Chicago is Latest Site for a Reality Pawn Show

Chicago, previously known for the likes of Al Capone, Michael Jordan and Steve Bartman, is the latest locale for a reality TV show about a family-owned pawn shop.

First came the History Channel's "Pawn Stars," about day-to-day goings-on at a Las Vegas pawn shop.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Aug/17/2012

‘Hard Knocks’ or Hard Luck: Is HBO NFL Reality Show a Jinx?

Sports Illustrated.

Madden football video games.

The latest season of "Hard Knocks."

The latest season of "Hard Knocks?"

Yup, it looks like HBO's NFL-themed reality TV show "Hard Knocks," which premiered its seventh season last week, has become the latest form of sports media to jinx the athletes it embraces.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Aug/13/2012

Paul Ryan and Online Gambling: When it Was Time to Put Up, He Shut Up

Mitt Romney on Saturday tapped Paul Ryan, a seven-term congressman from Wisconsin, to be his Vice Presidential running mate on the Republican ticket.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Aug/12/2012

World’s Top Poker Player Cheers on World’s Top Swimmer: Hellmuth Boost Phelps

The man with the most career World Series of Poker bracelets just got back from cheering on the man with the most career Olympic medals!


Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Aug/05/2012

Big Surprise! WSOP Main Event Chip Leader Favorite to Win

Online sportsbooks have started posting odds on which of the nine 2012 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event final table members will win the tournament--and the odds are as predictable as the winner of an eating contest between Annette Obrestad and Kate Moss.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Aug/01/2012

Beth Shak Goes on ‘The View’ and Full Tilt Poker Questions Are Out of Bounds

America had a chance this week at hearing some insight into the Full Tilt Poker fiasco from an insider, but the clueless women of "The View" TV show dropped the ball and instead focused exclusively on footwear.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Jul/26/2012

First Family of Poker’s Barry Shulman Talks WSOP, Blasts Dealers and Rival Jamie Gold

Are the Shulmans the First Family of Poker?

At the recent World Series of Poker (WSOP) in Las Vegas, three members of the Shulman family each made the final table of a WSOP tournament--in the same week!

That's never been done before in the history of the WSOP.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Jul/23/2012

Betting on the London Olympics 2012: Go Offshore, As Vegas Wimps Out

Looking to place a bet on the upcoming Olympic Games in London?

You'll have to go offshore to do so.

The gambling capital of the world--Las Vegas--won't allow its sportsbooks to accept wagers on the Olympics.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Jul/19/2012

Reality TV Shows ‘Pawn Stars’ and Hardcore Pawn’ in Ugly Feud

A feud has broken out between the casts of television's two most popular pawn shop reality shows!

The shows are "Pawn Stars," set in Las Vegas and seen on the History Channel, and "Hardcore Pawn," set in Detroit and seen on Tru TV.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Jul/12/2012

Another World Exclusive: First Look at 2012 WSOP Main Event Celebrities

The last eight winners of the World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event are entered in this year's WSOP Main Event, can reveal in a world exclusive report!


Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Jul/06/2012

Like Elvis, Lefty Rosenthal Generates Money From the Grave

The ghost of Frank "Lefty" Rosenthal lives on.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Jun/27/2012

Shulmans are Third Married Couple to Win World Series of Poker Bracelets

Much was made this week about the news that Allyn Shulman, wife of Card Player magazine owner Barry Shulman, had won a World Series of Poker (WSOP) championship gold bracelet.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Jun/20/2012

Should Syria Compete in the Olympics?

Should Syria be allowed to compete in the Olympics?

That's the debate that's currently raging in England, where the 2012 Olympics will get underway next month in London.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Jun/18/2012

World Exclusive: Former PA Governor Ed Rendell Tells Gambling911 State Should Add Sports Betting

Former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell, who brought casinos to the Keystone State in 2004, says the state should now allow its eight casinos to offer sports betting.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Jun/13/2012