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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.

Special Agents Crypto Fentanyl Sales Warnings Come at Dark Time for Poker Sector

Special Agents Crypto Fentanyl Sales Warnings Come at Dark Time for Poker Sector

Speaking at last week's CoinGeek Times Square conference Special Agent IRS Criminal Investigation, Richard Reinhardt, warned of the illicit sale of the drug Fentanyl through the blockchain causing countless number of deaths and, just one week later, we learn that poker pro Layne Flack was the latest victim of this scourge.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Oct/14/2021

Gambling 911 World Exclusive: Poker Pro Layne Flack Died of Drug Overdose

Gambling 911 World Exclusive: Poker Pro Layne Flack Died of Drug Overdose

The story that everyone in the poker world is talking about as Gambling 911 confirms the beloved player died of a combination of fentanyl, cocaine and methamphetamine intoxication.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Oct/13/2021

Phil Hellmuth at This Year's WSOP: "I Think I'm Going to Burn This F***ing Place Down if I Don't Win"

Phil Hellmuth at This Year's WSOP: "I Think I'm Going to Burn This F***ing Place Down if I Don't Win"

"Unrelentingly", "Unacceptably", "Unspeakably": Words being lodged at poker pro Phil Hellmuth this week.  Most of the words being used to describe him we don't dare publish on this family friendly site.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Oct/13/2021

New Chucky Series Coming to Netflix: Will Star Poker Pro Actress Jennifer Tilly

New Chucky Series Coming to Netflix: Will Star Poker Pro Actress Jennifer Tilly

Most in the poker world know Jennifer Tilly as one of the best female poker players, but the rest of the world knows her as none other than the Bride of Chucky.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Oct/13/2021

Kentucky Receipts Rise Thanks to PokerStars Settlement

Kentucky Receipts Rise Thanks to PokerStars Settlement

Kentucky’s tax collections surged again in September and were further bolstered by revenue from a legal settlement with an internet gambling site, Gov. Andy Beshear’s administration said Monday.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Oct/12/2021

Americas Cardroom Relaunches Million Dollar Sundays

Americas Cardroom Relaunches Million Dollar Sundays

The tournament features a $1 Million guaranteed prize pool and satellites start at just $2

Submitted by Ace King on, Oct/06/2021

Matusow Demands WPT Commentator Who Ripped Him Be Fired

Matusow Demands WPT Commentator Who Ripped Him Be Fired

Professional poker player Mike “The Mouth” Matusow is calling for World Poker Tour television commentator and fellow poker pro Tony Dunst to be fired after Dunst denigrated Matusow’s poker-playing skills on Twitter.  He sits down exclusively with Gambling911.com's own Thomas Somach.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Oct/05/2021

WSOP 2021 to Kick Off Today

WSOP 2021 to Kick Off Today

The WSOP begins Thursday and runs through Nov. 23 with 88 bracelet events, including the Main Event, the $10,000 No-limit Hold’em World Championship.  All participants must be vaccinated, a mandate that has resulted in some controversy.

Submitted by Ace King on, Sep/30/2021

Gambling 911 World Exclusive: Matusow Responds to Accusation He's "Robbing" His Backers

Gambling 911 World Exclusive:   Matusow Responds to Accusation He's "Robbing" His Backers

The "Mouth" issues a fiery profanity-laced response to these allegations. “They can suck a d***!”

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Sep/24/2021

PokerStars to Pay Kentucky $300 Million to Settle Long Standing Gambling Suit

PokerStars to Pay Kentucky $300 Million to Settle Long Standing Gambling Suit

Then Govenor Steve Beshear called PokerStars and similar sites "leeches on our communities“ that hurt Kentucky’s signature industry, horse racing.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Sep/23/2021

Poker Player Fakes Cancer Diagnosis to Claim Free Tickets on ACR

Poker Player Fakes Cancer Diagnosis to Claim Free Tickets on ACR

Letter filled with multiple grammatical mistakes posted to the Web and player reportedly makes death threats to CEO, player ambassadors.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Sep/23/2021

Americas Cardroom Boss to Stake 6 Players for $5 Million Venom in Fight Against Cancer

Americas Cardroom Boss to Stake 6 Players for $5 Million Venom in Fight Against Cancer

Americas Cardroom head honcho Phil Nagy vowed to stake 6 people to play in this week's Venom PKO online tournament with the profit split being half to the player and half to breast cancer awareness.

Submitted by Ace King on, Sep/21/2021

A Look Back at Norm MacDonald's Poker Life and That Sitdown Interview With Americas Cardroom

In 2019, the late comedian talked about his WSOP experience as the poker world mourns his loss.

Submitted by Ace King on, Sep/15/2021

Suzie Zhao Murder Trial Delayed Until 2022: Poker Pro Burned Alive

Suzie Zhao Murder Trial Delayed Until 2022: Poker Pro Burned Alive

The new date has been set at January 3rd, 2022.  Jury selection was initially expected to take place this week in Oakland County, Michigan following two previous delays.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Sep/13/2021

There is a Doyle Brunson Documentary Coming

According to a tweet from the ten-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner, a team have been filming for the last month with filming set to last "a lot longer".

Submitted by Ace King on, Sep/12/2021

Poker Pros Upset With Dealer Vax Exemption

Poker Pros Upset With Dealer Vax Exemption

Poker pros are crying foul over the recent mandate that requires entrants in the upcoming World Series of Poker be vaccinated, but not dealers.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Sep/08/2021

The Direct Line From ‘Taxi Driver’ to ‘The Card Counter’

The Direct Line From ‘Taxi Driver’ to ‘The Card Counter’

Paul Schrader knows he has a limited number of films left, so whatever he does from here on out is going to be for himself.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Sep/07/2021

Americas Cardroom Becomes the Official Sponsor of Latin America’s Biggest Casino

Americas Cardroom Becomes the Official Sponsor of Latin America’s Biggest Casino

We have some huge news that live poker fans will definitely enjoy. Americas Cardroom is now the official sponsor of Enjoy Punta del Este in Uruguay.  We’re proud to be associated with this high-end property, which is home to the largest casino in Latin America!

Submitted by Press Release on, Sep/07/2021

Doyle Brunson Left Off "The Mount Rushmore of Poker" Sacrilege

Doyle Brunson Left Off "The Mount Rushmore of Poker" Almost Sacrilegious

Chris Moneymaker calls the recent Poker News list excluding Doyle Brunson a joke as he ponders possibly attending this year's WSOP after all.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Sep/07/2021

Matusow Changes Course, Now Says He'll Wear Mask and Attend WSOP

Matusow Changes Course, Now Says He'll Wear Mask and Attend WSOP

Following Thomas Somach's exclusive interview with Mike Matusow, "The Mouth" goes off on the WSOP in his "Mouthpiece" podcast Sunday night.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Sep/05/2021

Actor Paul Schrader Gets Tossed From Zoom Poker Game

Actor Paul Schrader Gets Tossed From Zoom Poker Game

Deadline.com recently revealed that actor Paul Schrader had been thrown out of a Zoom poker game during the past year's lockdown.  Schrader is starring in the new film, Master Gardener, which will star Joel Edgerton and Sigourney Weaver.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Sep/01/2021

Russell Crowe New Poker Flick Production Shut Down Over Covid 19 Positive

Russell Crowe New Poker Flick Production Shut Down Over Covid 19 Positive

A crew member involved with the shooting of Russell Crowe's new poker film, Poker Face, has tested positive for Covid-19 and has forced production to shut down for the moment.

Submitted by Ace King on, Aug/31/2021

The Mouth Rails on WSOP Over Vax Mandate: "Totally Unfair!"

The Mouth Rails on WSOP Over Vax Mandate: "Totally Unfair!"

"I can’t wait to watch all the vaccinated players who demanded everyone who plays be vaccinated get covid," poker pro Mike "The Mouth" Matusow unleashed late Friday night.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Aug/28/2021

WSOP 2021 to Require Proof of Vaccination

WSOP 2021 to Require Proof of Vaccination

This mandate applies to all WSOP bracelet events, side events, satellites and live action or cash games. In order to be considered “fully vaccinated” you must receive your final vaccine dose at least 14 days prior to your entry date.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Aug/27/2021

$5 Million GTD Venom PKO Tournament Kicks Off September 17

$5 Million GTD Venom PKO Tournament Kicks Off September 17

Get ready for The Venom $5 Million GTD for your chance to win a piece of this mega prize pool.

Submitted by Ace King on, Aug/27/2021

Hellmuth Crushed in High Stakes Duel

Hellmuth Crushed in High Stakes Duel

One of the most impressive streaks in recent poker history came to an end at the PokerGO Studio in Las Vegas Wednesday evening.

Submitted by Ace King on, Aug/26/2021

Porn Star Poker Player: Over 30 Sexual Assault Charges, 21 Victims

Porn Star Poker Player: Over 30 Charges, 21 Victims

A one-time ambassador for Naked Poker, porn star Ron Jeremy has been indicted on 30 counts of sexual assault involving a staggering 21 alleged victims.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Aug/25/2021

Poker Player Jailed for Assault in Underground Game

Poker Player Jailed for Assault in Underground Game

The host of an underground poker game in Singapore has been arrested after allegedly stealing a cellphone and $51,000 from a player's bank account.  He was also charged with assault.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Aug/24/2021

Once Kidnapped, Shot Poker Pro Looks to Make Comeback With New Book

4 Bullets will be about his many crazy adventures that include owing drug dealers and being left for dead in an alley as well as his one year recovery.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Aug/23/2021

Ted Cruz to Appear on "Poker After Dark"?

Ted Cruz to Appear on "Poker After Dark"?

Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz this week made an appearance along side World Series of Poker bracelet record holder Phil Hellmuth during filming of the next installment of "Poker After Dark"....and "The Brat" took plenty of abuse from his Twitter followers as a result. 

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Aug/21/2021

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2021 Week 6 NFL Betting Action Report

2021 Week 6 NFL Betting Action Report

Here’s the action for Sunday's NFL games October 17 courtesy of our friends at BetOnline.

SportsBookReview Americas Bookie Review

SportsBookReview Americas Bookie Review

The world famous SportsBookReview.com was known for their reviews of offshore sportsbooks.  We have your AmericasBookie here.

SportsBookReview No Longer Promoting Offshore Sportsbooks

SportsBookReview No Longer Promoting Offshore Sportsbooks

One of the oldest and most successful sports betting information websites has announced it will be taking the plunge into the US regulated market and has stopped the promotion of offshore sportsbooks.