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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.

Borgata Seeks Permission to Go After Phil Ivey for More Than $10 Million: Bank Account Emptied

Borgata Seeks Permission to Go After Phil Ivey for More Than $10 Million

The Borgata Casino in Atlantic City has sought approval to go after poker pro Phil Ivey for the $10.1 million the property was awarded in an infamous edge-sorting case.

Submitted by Ace King on, Oct/16/2018

Poker Pro Charged for Drug Distribution

Poker Pro Charged for Drug Distribution

Authorities describe player as "dangerous individual" who allegedly sold pot with street value of $500K

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Oct/16/2018

Doyle Brunson Not Dead Yet: Catch Him in Poker After Dark

For years Gambling911.com has received countless number of search inquiries for Doyle Brunson's untimely death. ...We are happy to report Doyle is alive and kicking.

Submitted by Ace King on, Oct/15/2018

MDS Encore Freerolls to Step 1 Tournaments Online Poker Tournaments Intoduced at ACR

MDS Encore Freerolls to Step 1 Tournaments Online Poker Tournaments Intoduced at ACR

Americas Cardroom is proud to now offer 12 freerolls per day every two hours for its MDS Encore Freerolls to Step 1 Tournaments.

Submitted by Ace King on, Oct/12/2018

Online Poker Rake Race to Go From Weekly to Daily

Online Poker Rake Race the Go From Weekly to Daily

The Americas Cardoom usual weekly Beast rake race is changing format for the month of November to be a daily rake race.

Submitted by Ace King on, Oct/12/2018

Get High With the New High Five Poker Tournament Series at Americas Cardroom

The Americas Cardroom High Five tournament race will be incorporating a most unusual theme that includes a "courtesy break" at 4:40 every day throughout the series where players can get high (get it?). 

Submitted by Ace King on, Oct/12/2018

PokerStars and Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood Team Up for Action-Packed Poker Schedule

PokerStars and Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood have teamed up to bring Florida players an action-packed live poker schedule throughout November, when PokerStars will award three Platinum Passes to the PokerStars Players No Limit Hold’em Championship (PSPC), which will take place in the Bahamas in January 2019.

Submitted by Press Release on, Oct/10/2018

PokerStars to Shut Down Costa Rica Office

The world's largest online poker site, PokerStars, is due to shut down its Costa Rica office by March 2019 as it focuses more on the legal poker and sports betting landscape in the US.

Submitted by Ace King on, Oct/10/2018

Winamax Sued Over Poker Bots

France-based Winamax Online Poker Network is being sued for allowing poker bots to play in its Winamax’s Expresso games.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Oct/09/2018

Man Accused of Murdering Player at Poker Game Finally Goes on Trial

Eric Norris is finally on trial four years after allegedly killing a Missouri City businessman during a high stakes poker game.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Oct/09/2018

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

Breaking News

Illinois Legislator Working on Bringing Sports Betting to That State

Illinois Legislator Working on Bringing Sports Betting to That State

An Illinois lawmaker says a bill to legalize sports gambling in the state likely won't be put before the General Assembly until next year.

Wife and Manager of Kidnapped 5Dimes Owner Met to Make Payment

Wife and Manager of Kidnapped 5Dimes Owner Met to Make Payment

A Diario report reveals that the wife of kidnapped 5Dimes owner communicated with a manager of the betting firm to send more than $700K in bitcoin ransom to Cuba hours after Sean "Tony" Creighton allegedly disappeared.

New Study Shows More Americans Support Legalized Gambling

New Study Shows More Americans Support Legalized Sports Betting

A new report using data from the Life, Liberty, and Happiness survey conducted by East Carolina University’s Center for Survey Research confirms that many Americans support legalized gambling on professional sports.