Poker

Chris Moneymaker to Assist in PayPal Suit

Chris Moneymaker to Assist in PayPal Suit

While Moneymaker will not be a plaintiff in the case, he will be assisting Poker League of Nations (PLON) founder Lena Evans in retrieving nearly $27,000 in confiscated funds from the online payment processing giant.

Submitted by Ace King on, Jan/17/2022

Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao Has Amassed Biggest Crypto Fortune on the Planet: Began With a Poker Game

With $96 billion, Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao ranks among the richest men in the world, and that figure does not even include Zhao's massive crypto fortune, considered the largest on the planet. 

Submitted by Ace King on, Jan/16/2022

An Unvaccinated Mike Matusow Would Likely Have Been 6 Feet Under By Now

An Unvaccinated Mike Matusow Would Likely Have Been 6 Feet Under By Now

Outspoken poker pro Mike "The Mouth" Matusow said early Wednesday morning he was feeling much better following a second bout with Covid despite receiving his booster shot.....but at least we can be grateful he is still around to bitch about the vaccine.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Jan/12/2022

Stick to Poker Mike: But 43.3% Want The Mouth to Keep "Exposing the Liars"

Stick to Poker Mike: But 43.3% Want The Mouth to Keep "Exposing the Liars"

The consensus is that Twitter followers of poker pro Mike "The Mouth" Matusow want him to focus more on poker and abandon his political and Covid-19 commentary.  In other words, become boring.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Jan/11/2022

Triple Vaxxed Mouth Gets Covid Again, Tells Biden Admin "Get Them to Make a Vaccine That Works"

Triple Vaxxed Mouth Gets Covid Again, Tells Biden Admin "Get Them to Make a Vaccine That Works"

"Today I’m in bed with 102 fever and tested positive!" Matusow said after having just attended a hockey game with poker personality Matt Savage.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Jan/10/2022

First Couple of Poker Won't Get Refund if Covid Attacks $400K Cruise

First Couple of Poker Won't Get Refund if Covid Attacks $400K Cruise
They say they feel the cruise is safe, but if Covid starts to spread on board, they say they are prepared to “bail”—even if leaving the ship mid-cruise means they won’t get a penny refunded!
Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Jan/10/2022

Phil Ivey-Backed Virtue Poker Will Be Available in Most US States

Phil Ivey-Backed Virtue Poker Will Be Available in Most US States

Virtue Poker has joined the US online gambling and poker landscape.  The site is backed by legendary poker pro Phil Ivey and will feature a play-to-earn system that is based around Virtual Player Points (VPPs) and takes full advantage of the blockchain.

Submitted by Ace King on, Jan/06/2022

These Are Our Biggest Poker Stars Coming Into 2022

These Are Our Biggest Poker Stars Coming Into 2022

Michael Addamo was among the most successful players in 2021.  The Australian poker player dominated the World Series of Poker 2021 with wins in the $100,000 high roller for around $2 million and winning the $50,000 WSOP high roller as well as the PokerGo $300,000 super high roller.

Submitted by Ace King on, Jan/05/2022

Somach's Doubledown URNS Him a Ban

Let's all hope the late outspoken poker pro Dustin Schmidt's soul can rest peacefully now that Gambling911.com reporter and the last person to own a WebTV email account, Thomas Somach, has been blocked from posting on what is easy to mistake as his own expletive-laced Facebook memorial page wishing him death....It's actually Dusty's.  Most of the comments are aimed at Tom though.  

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jan/03/2022

Poker Player Tells Gambling 911 Reporter to "F*** Off!"...... FROM THE GRAVE

Poker Player Tells Gambling 911 Reporter to "F*** Off!"...... FROM THE GRAVE

Friends of Schmidt also tell Somach to go to Hell after inquiring as to whether the late poker pro and anti-vaccnine critic had passed away from Covid.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Jan/02/2022

The Mouth Lashes Out at End Game Talent President: 'Total Sociopath Lying Scumbag Thief'

The Mouth Lashes Out at End Game Talent President: 'Total Sociopath Lying Scumbag Thief'

Matusow closes out the year the same way it began, by lashing out at the former head of Twitch Poker.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Jan/02/2022

Harry Reid, a Friend and Foe of Internet Poker, Dies at 82

Harry Reid, a Friend and Foe of Internet Poker, Dies at 82

The former Senate majority leader and Nevada’s longest-serving member of Congress, died at his Henderson home at the age of 82.

Submitted by Ace King on, Dec/28/2021

2021 Was a Tragic Year for Poker Players

2021 Was a Tragic Year for Poker Players

Layne Flack, Dusty "Leatherass" Schmidt and Matthew Marafioti were just three of the poker pros who died way too young in 2021.  Marafioti plunged to his death from a 28th floor condo while Flack died of a fentanyl overdose.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Dec/28/2021

Americas Cardroom Announces Punta del Este Takedown: Win Your $8,000 Dream Poker Package to Compete

Americas Cardroom Announces Punta del Este Takedown

The event will take place February 8th thru February 12th with online satellites taking place during the month of January.

Submitted by Ace King on, Dec/27/2021

The Mouth Goes All In On Free Speech......By Blocking Negative People

The Mouth Goes All In On Free Speech......By Blocking Negative People

"Remember the time you got so mad you threw a brand new laptop out a window and it landed in pool hahahahaha," one of his devoted followers responds.  Plus be sure to catch Mike's latest podcast.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Dec/27/2021

Why Everyone is Going Crazy for the $10 Million Venom

$10 million guaranteed — ties our biggest tourney ever and The winner walks away with at least $1 Million.

Submitted by Ace King on, Dec/24/2021

Stocking Stuffer: Dan Bilzerian New Book Filled With Plenty of Poker and Sex

Stocking Stuffer: Dan Bilzerian New Book Filled With Plenty of Poker and Sex

"I was actually shocked at some of the stuff he shared – shoving drugs up his ass, getting caught masturbating, and losing his virginity to a prostitute are a few that come to mind – but I found his willingness to just put it all out there added authenticity to The Setup," one reviewer writes.  A book so shocking, that printers walked off the job in protest.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Dec/23/2021

Americas Cardroom Announces $10 Million Venom Coming in January

Americas Cardroom Announces $10 Million Venom Coming in January

Plus Americas Cardroom will be holding a Charity Bounty Tournament on #Twitch this Thursday to raise money for the Dresden Rotary Club Tornado Relief fund.

Submitted by Ace King on, Dec/22/2021

Hole Card Camera Creator Dead at 98 From Covid Complications

Hole Card Camera Creator Dead at 98 From Covid Complications

The hole card camera is a video camera mounted under a small glass panel on the card table, which allows audience members to view a player's face-down poker cards, thus revolutionizing how audiences watch poker on TV even to this day.

Submitted by Ace King on, Dec/20/2021

Clackamas County Medical Examiner Won't Share Autopsy Info on Poker Pro Dusty "Leatherass" Schmidt

Clackamas County Medical Examiner Won't Share Autopsy Info on Poker Pro Dusty "Leatherass" Schmidt

The medical examiner in Clackamas County, Oregon has denied a request by Gambling 911 for information about the sudden death of 40-year-old Schmidt.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Dec/16/2021

Calls Grow for Boycott of Bike Quantum Events at WSOPC

Calls Grow for Boycott of Bike Quantum Events at WSOPC

Boycott comes on the heels of $500,000 settlement with US Justice Department for failing to properly file reports for a foreign national who conducted millions of dollars in cash transactions at the casino in 2016.

Submitted by Ace King on, Dec/15/2021

Gambling 911 Sits Down With Poker's Most Powerful Couple: Chris Moorman and Katie Lindsay

Gambling 911 Sits Down With Poker's Most Powerful Couple: Chris Moorman and Katie Lindsay

Gambling911.com Publisher Chris Costigan recently had a chance to sit down with Americas Cardroom's latest poker ambassadors.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/13/2021

DeepMind Player of Games Would Perform Well at Imperfect Info Games Like Poker

DeepMind Player of Games Would Perform Well at Imperfect Info Games Like Poker

The previously developed DeepMind AI already had the ability to play perfect information games like chess and now it has the ability through algorithms like DeepStack and Libratus to play imperfect games such as poker.

Submitted by Ace King on, Dec/09/2021

Johnny Chan’s 88 Social Poker Club in Houston Closes Amid Controversy

Concerns over insolvency have forced the closure of Johnny Chan's 88 Social Club in Houston.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Dec/07/2021

Lucky Hearts Poker Open Returns to Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla. Beginning Jan. 13, 2022

Lucky Hearts Poker Open Returns to Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla. Beginning Jan. 13, 2022

Coming off a record breaking Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open in November, tournament poker is returning to Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla. with the Lucky Hearts Poker Open (LHPO), starting Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022. The tournament kicks off with the $600 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em opener featuring a $1 million guaranteed prize pool.

Submitted by Press Release on, Dec/07/2021

Poker Pro Dusty Schmidt Dead at 40 From Heart Attack

Poker Pro Dusty Schmidt Dead at 40 From Heart Attack

Successful online poker player Dustin "Dusty" Schmidt has died at the age of 40.  The news was first reported by his friend golf pro Kevin Na.

Submitted by Ace King on, Dec/04/2021

Poker Playing Porn Star Ron Jeremy Gets May 2 Trial Date for Serial Rape Case

Poker Playing Porn Star Ron Jeremy Gets May 2 Trial Date for Serial Rape Case

A former porn star, Ron Jeremy, real name Ronald Jeremy Hyatt, has a new trial date in his serial rape case set for May 2.  He also has a new lawyer on his defense team. 

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Dec/03/2021

Mouth Wants His Poker Player Friends to Wake Up and Know What is Really Important: Hunter Biden's Laptop?

Mouth Wants His Poker Player Friends to Wake Up and Know What is Really Important: Hunter Biden's Laptop?

Poker pro Mike "The Mouth" Matusow went off on one of his world famous diatribes Tuesday, albeit more tame by Matusow standards, telling his followers to "wake up" and "see the most obvious things".   They are...

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Nov/30/2021

Partypoker Makes Sweeping Changes to its Tables' Look and Functionality

Partypoker Makes Sweeping Changes to its Tables' Look and Functionality

PartyPoker on Monday introduced its new downloadable software update that features improved table graphics and animations.

Submitted by Ace King on, Nov/29/2021

Can I Play on PokerStars From Arizona?

Can I Play on PokerStars From Arizona?

PokerStars does not currently allow those from Arizona to play for real money on their website.  Alternatives include Americas Cardroom, available to play for real money in all 50 states.

Submitted by Ace King on, Nov/27/2021

Breaking News

DraftKings Calls Canada's Gambling Study Flawed

DraftKings Calls Canada's Gambling Study Flawed

Because the tax rate Ontario is expected to impose on online gambling sites is much lower than the percentage the government takes from casino spending, the report concludes that the province stands to lose out on $550 million in annual revenue for a total of $2.8 billion over the next five years.

Bet on the Raiders Next Head Coach

Bet on the Raiders Next Head Coach

Michigan Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh is the 2-1 favorite to be named the next head coach of the Las Vegas Raiders, but Rich Bisaccia is following closely at 5-2 odds.

What Effect Will The Growing Rift Between Trump and DeSantis Have on 2024 Odds

What Effect Will The Growing Rift Between Trump and DeSantis Have on 2024 Odds

This seems to be coming full circle on Monday with Axios Jonathan Swan writing that Trump has referred to DeSantis as an ingrate with a "dull personality" and no realistic chance of beating him in a potential 2024 showdown.