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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.

Moneymaker Among the Early 2021 WSOP Casualities

Moneymaker Among the Early 2021 WSOP Casualities

The Americas Cardroom ambassador has a 9-year-old son with asthma that is unable to get the vaccine at this time.

Submitted by Ace King on, Aug/09/2021

The Kathy Griffin Mike Matusow Blind Date: Comedian Recovering From Lung Surgery

The Kathy Griffin Mike Matusow Blind Date: Comedian Recovering From Lung Surgery

Griffin was recently diagnosed with Stage 1 lung cancer and had to have half of her left lung removed.  She is recovering at home.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Aug/08/2021

BabyBowser Wins $1.5 Million and Change in $10 Million Venom

BabyBowser Wins $1.5 Million and Change in $10 Million Venom

Second place paid a sweet $1,015,200 to online poker player sw33ney.

Submitted by Ace King on, Aug/05/2021

Small Poker Contingent to Attend Layne Flack Funeral

Small Poker Contingency to Attend Layne Flack Funeral

Services to be held Monday in his birth city of Rapid City, South Dakota, in Sturgis.  A copy of the obituary has been obtained by Gambling911.com

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/02/2021

Facts About Poker and Its History You Should Know

Facts About Poker and Its History You Should Know

For thousands of years, card games have remained a great way for people to have fun and pass time. Playing card games traces its origin to China before 1000AD and made its way to Europe in 1360.

Submitted by Payton on, Aug/01/2021

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

Breaking News

MGM Resorts International Issues Statement on DraftKings Entain Offer

MGM Resorts International Issues Statement on DraftKings Entain Offer

MGM is Entain’s exclusive partner in the U.S. online sports betting and iGaming market through our highly successful 50/50 joint venture BetMGM LLC (“BetMGM”). As a consequence, any transaction whereby Entain or its affiliates would own a competing business in the U.S. would require MGM’s consent.

Brooks and Bryson Prop Bets for Ryder Cup Are Hilarious

The Brooks vs. Bryson feud is over. They are laughing, they are dining...they are teammates.

NFL Week 3 TNF Odds – Carolina Panthers at Houston Texans

NFL Week 3 TNF Odds – Carolina Panthers at Houston Texans

If you had to guess the unbeaten teams after two weeks of the NFL season there’s a good chance the Carolina Panthers would not be among them. Winners of only five games last season and in a rebuilding process, the Panthers have surprised a lot of folks, especially with their 26-7 win over New Orleans in Week 2.