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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.

Gambling911 World Exclusive: Covid-Stricken Cantu Out of Hospital

Gambling911 World Exclusive: Covid-Stricken Cantu Out of Hospital

Cantu was not vaccinated against Covid-19, Gambling911.com sources revealed.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Jul/31/2021

WSOP Threatened Again By Covid Surge

WSOP Threatened Again By Covid Surge

The 2021 World Series of Poker is set to take place Thu, Sep 30, 2021 through Tue, Nov 23, 2021.  There are already whispers that this year's event could be derailed by yet another surge in Covid-19 cases.  Assuming it isn't cancelled or delayed altogether, the 2021 WSOP is likely to see a reduction in participants.

Submitted by Ace King on, Jul/30/2021

The Mouth on Biles Backing Out of Olympics: 'Mental Heath is Real but Winners Stay Strong and Tough'

The Mouth on Biles Backing Out of Olympics: 'Mental Heath is Real but Winners Stay Strong and Tough'

Poker pro Mike "The Mouth" Matusow did not wish to downplay the seriousness of mental illness, but made it abundantly clear he agrees there needs to be some lines drawn.  The implication being that athletes can't just walk away in the middle of a competition for a "mental break".

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Jul/28/2021

How Does a Bookie Make Money

How Does a Bookie Make Money

Bookies make money on the vig, a built-in commission that is short for the word "vigorish" and is sometimes referred to as "juice".  This is generally a 10% cut, but that percentage could be much higher. 

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jul/28/2021

Poker Pro Salman Behbehani Remains in Jail After Large Stash of Party Drugs Found on Private Jet

The haul found on board his private jet reportedly included 80g crystal methamphetamine, a highly addictive drug commonly used among gay men during sex, and 315g cocaine.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Jul/28/2021

Doyle Brunson Wife Hospitalized

Doyle Brunson Wife Hospitalized

Poker legend Doyle Brunson announced via Twitter Tuesday afternoon that he had his beloved wife, Louise, rushed to the hospital.  Brunson was asking for prayers.

Submitted by Ace King on, Jul/27/2021

Layne Flack Will Be Laid to Rest Aug 2

Layne Flack Will Be Laid to Rest August 3

Flack, a six-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner, died suddenly at the age of 52 two weeks ago.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/27/2021

Gambling911 World Exclusive: Matusow Beats Covid

Gambling911 World Exclusive: Matusow Beats Covid

Mike “The Mouth” Matusow has recovered from his bout with COVID-19, Gambling 911 can reveal in a world exclusive report!

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Jul/27/2021

Hellmuth Has Scare as Tooth Infection Nearly Hits Sinus Nerves

Hellmuth Has Scare as Tooth Infection Nearly Hits Sinus Nerves

Monday night, poker pro Phil Hellmuth disclosed just how a serious a neglected tooth infection was about to become.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Jul/27/2021

Gambling911 World Exclusive: Cantu Has Covid Bad

Brandon Cantu is in the hospital with a severe case of COVID-19 and requires supplemental oxygen, Gambling 911 can reveal in a world exclusive report!

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Jul/26/2021

Gambling911 Gets First Interview With New 2+2 Poker Forum Owner

Gambling911 Gets First Interview With New 2+2 Poker Forum Owner

Andrii Plakhotnyi is a Russian-born software engineer and professional online poker player who founded the Canadian poker software company Hand2Note.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Jul/26/2021

High-Stakes Poker Player and Fraudster Found Guilty of Kidnapping

High-Stakes Poker Player and Fraudster Found Guilty of Kidnapping

He was also indicted recently for the murder of French high-stakes cash game player Cyril Mouly's driver, and his ex-father-in-law.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Jul/21/2021

Poker Pro Layne Flack Dead

Poker Pro Layne Flack Dead

Flack was a six-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner and just 52 years old at the time of his passing.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/21/2021

G911 World Exclusive: Matusow Doubts He Caught Covid at UFC 264

G911 World Exclusive: Matusow Doubts He Caught Covid at UFC 264

In an exclusive interview with Gambling 911, Matusow revealed that he was at a local event on July 8 that combined poker and politics, and that may have caused the problem.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Jul/21/2021

Popular TwoPlusTwo Forum Has Been Sold

Popular TwoPlusTwo Forum Has Been Sold

The popular but extremely outdated and mobile unfriendly TwoPlusTwo poker forum has sold for an undisclosed amount.  TwoPlusTwo is the oldest gambling posting forum on the Net today.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Jul/20/2021

The Mouth Continues to Deal With Covid Symptoms

Despite being vaccinated, poker pro Mike "The Mouth" Matusow continues to battle Covid-19.

Submitted by Ace King on, Jul/19/2021

When is 'The Baccarat Queen' Premiering in Theatres?

When is 'The Baccarat Queen' Premiering in Theatres?

Many in the poker community wait anxiously for the premier of 'The Baccarat Queen'.  The film project was first announced back in February 2019, then along came Covid to throw a damper on the entire movie industry.

Submitted by Payton on, Jul/16/2021

Mike "The Mouth" Matusow Confirms He Has Covid.....And is Vaccinated

Mike "The Mouth" Matusow Confirms He Has Covid.....And is Vaccinated

Gambling911.com first reported on his worrisome tweet Tuesday night, noting that there is currently no flu occuring in the Nevada desert where Matusow resides.  But there is a significant Covid surge.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Jul/15/2021

Americas Cardroom Launches Biggest OSS Cub3d to Date

Americas Cardroom Launches Biggest OSS Cub3d to Date

The tournament promises $20 million in guaranteed money and runs throughout the entire month of August.

Submitted by Ace King on, Jul/14/2021

A Loser No More: Kid Poker Celebrates End of Six-Year Streak

A Loser No More: Kid Poker Celebrates End of Six-Year Streak

During this "losing" streak, Negreanu has managed to cash out close to $30 million.

Submitted by Ace King on, Jul/14/2021

"Mouth" Comes Down With High Fever, Body Aches Just Days After Attending UFC 264

Twitter followers concerned over Matusow symptoms after attending UFC 264 as Covid numbers rise sharply where "The Mouth" resides.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Jul/13/2021

Michael Mizrachi Pulled Up for Bad Etiquette at WPT Venetian

Michael Mizrachi Pulled Up for Bad Etiquette at WPT Venetian

Plus Phil Hellmuth refused to buy Bitcoin at $90 and it cost him millions and Chinese hackers going after their own.

Submitted by Ace King on, Jul/12/2021

The Poker Beat - July 5, 2021: WSOP Online Coming to PA for Real Money

The Poker Beat - July 5, 2021: WSOP Online Coming to PA for Real Money

Plus Russell Crowe to star as billionaire poker player in 'Poker Face', a Chris Moneymaker movie coming to?  And a poker player shot dead in Dallas during a holiday weekend filled with violence. 

Submitted by Ace King on, Jul/05/2021

Whatever Happened to Chris Moneymaker?

Whatever Happened to Chris Moneymaker?

Man who sparked poker boom with 2003 WSOP win is still an icon.  Gambling911.com's Thomas Somach sits down with Chris Moneymaker. 

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Jul/04/2021

$1 Million GTD - 4th of July Fireworks Online Poker Tourney

$1 Million GTD - 4th of July Fireworks Online Poker Tourney

We are going to see plenty of fireworks this weekend and our friends at Americas Cardroom want to give you even more reasons to celebrate.  They are offering a $1 Million GTD - 4th of July Fireworks Online Poker Tourney, and the buy-in is a mere $215.

Submitted by Ace King on, Jul/04/2021

Venom Fever Tournament Schedule Released: $10 Million Up For Grabs

Venom Fever Tournament Schedule Released: $10 Million Up For Grabs

Americas Cardroom has released the Venom Fever schedule for June 26th through August 1st with a buy-in that starts at just $0 and the chance to get your piece of $10 million guaranteed.

Submitted by Ace King on, Jul/01/2021

Seminole Casino Coconut Creek Preparing For RunGood Poker Series All-Stars Comeback Tour Powered by PokerGO

Seminole Casino Coconut Creek will be hosting the RunGood Poker Series All-Stars Comeback Tour powered by PokerGo, August 23-29.

Submitted by Press Release on, Jun/30/2021

Planet Hollywood Poker Room to Close

Planet Hollywood Poker Room to Close

Planet Hollywood has announced the abrupt permanent closure of its poker room effective July 11.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Jun/30/2021

Biggest Venom Ever: $10 Million!!!!

Biggest Venom Ever: $10 Million!!!!

Qualifiers pay as little as $0 to take part in Americas Cardroom's biggest Venom tournament to date.  With a guaranteed $10 million up for grabs, both the 1st and 2nd place finishers will walk off with a cool $1 million in cash.

Submitted by Ace King on, Jun/23/2021

Whistleblower Veronica Brill Awarded $27K Against Mike Postle in Anti-SLAPP Lawsuit Judgement

And now Postle's wife has come forward alleging the disgraced poker player tried to recruit her to befriend Brill and solicit damaging information that he could use in his case against her.  The ex also claimed Postle abused her.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Jun/19/2021

Breaking News

NHL Begins Probe of Sharks Evander Kane Allegations: Bet on Own Games

NHL Begins Probe of Sharks Evander Kane Allegations: Bet on Own Games

Dan Lust via Twitter reports that the NHL announced a full investigation into allegations that Evander Kane of the San Jose Sharks has been betting on his own games with bookies.

What Are The Odds to Win - Men's Track 100M - Tokyo Olympics

What Are The Odds to Win - Men's Track 100M - Tokyo Olympics

Trayvon Bromell is the -110  favorite to win the Men's Track 100 Metres at the Tokyo Summer Olympics.

What Are The Odds to Win - Women's Soccer Final - Tokyo Olympics

What Are The Odds to Win - Women's Soccer Final - Tokyo Olympics

The Women's Soccer Final at the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics will take place Thursday night at 10 pm ET and should draw plenty of attention from the US especially.  Team USA would pay EVEN odds.