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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.

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

Skrmiish App Goal to Democratise eSports: Draws on Internet Poker Model

Skrmiish, the SA App Looking to Democratise the World of eSports

Scott Peter Smith of Gamers Live says it does everything from "influencing a fresh global innovative sport, building new technology, embedding a strong revenue model, tapping into the human desire to compete and wrap it up with good timing and an enabling app".

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Dec/14/2021

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

Gambling 911 World Exclusive: Gambling-Themed TV Network to Debut in 2022

Gambling 911 World Exclusive: Gambling-Themed TV Network to Debut in 2022

The network is the brainchild of David W. Brunner, a talent agent and television executive in Pennsylvania who last year started another streaming television network called DB&A TV (dbandatelevision.tv), which features variety programming.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Dec/02/2021

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

Leo Margets Becomes First Woman in Poker History To Do This...

Leo Margets Becomes First Woman in Poker History To Do This...

There are plenty of amazing female poker players, so it's quite a surprise that Leo Margets became the first to accomplish something most in the game take for granted.....WINNING.

Submitted by Ace King on, Nov/22/2021

Hellmuth Declared the Poker "GOAT", Breaks Another Record, Mouth Wants Apology From Younger Players

Phil Hellmuth made more history at this year's World Series of Poker (WSOP), finishing second at Event #84: $50,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller. 

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Nov/21/2021

Koray Aldemir Wins 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event for $8,000,000

Koray Aldemir Wins 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event for $8,000,000

31-year-old Koray Aldemir, 31 won the 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event champion, topping a 6,550-player field to win $8 million and the coveted gold bracelet.  His large chip lead coming into Wednesday night made this win a bit anticlimatic.

Submitted by Ace King on, Nov/18/2021

OSS $15 Million Guaranteed Coming in Early December

OSS $15 Million Guaranteed Coming in Early December

The Online Super Series is Americas Cardroom's flagship tournament series that is designed for all player types. It has a wide range of small, medium and large buy-ins and a guaranteed prize pool of $15 million. 

Submitted by Ace King on, Nov/17/2021

Final 3 Remaining at This Year's WSOP Main Event: Koray Aldemir Has Monster Lead

Final 3 Remaining at This Year's WSOP Main Event: Koray Aldemir Has Monster Lead

Argentinian rapper Alejandro Lococo, better known by his stage name of Papo MC, bowed out of the Final Table of this year's World Series of Poker Main Event, but not before cashing out a cool $1,225,000.

Submitted by Ace King on, Nov/17/2021

A Little Creepy: Jonathan Little Slammed for Photographing Homeless Woman, Butt Cheeks to Sell as NFT

Jonathan Little Slammed for Photographing Homeless Man to Sell as NFT

Claims the women were all paid, says the homeless woman was just napping and received $100.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Nov/16/2021

Rapper Papo MC Makes Final Table of 2021 WSOP Main Event

Papo MC Makes Final Table of 2021 WSOP Main Event

We have our final nine at this year's World Series of Poker Main Event.  They include four Americans, two Brits, a Turk, a German, and an Argentinian rapper. 

Submitted by Ace King on, Nov/16/2021

Hye Park Tops Field of 36 Remaining at 2021 WSOP Main Event, Rapper Also Among Top 10

Hye Park Tops Field of 36 Remaining at 2021 WSOP Main Event, Rapper Also Among Top 10

Day 6 concluded with 36 still in the mix and Hye Park topped the leaderboard with a stack of 29,500,000.

Submitted by Ace King on, Nov/15/2021

Let's Go Chris! ACR Pro Moneymaker Among Chip Leaders at WSOP Main Event

Let's Go Chris!  ACR Pro Moneymaker Among Chip Leaders at WSOP Main Event

It's deja vu as Chris Moneymaker looks to repeat his triumphant rise from obscurity to 2003 WSOP Main Event winner, thus revolutionizing the game and proving that anyone could win big.  Heading into Friday, the Americas Cardroom pro sat with the 12th largest chip stack.

Submitted by Ace King on, Nov/12/2021

Hellmuth Dresses as Gandalf for This Year's WSOP

Hellmuth Dresses as Gandalf for This Year's WSOP

This has left some asking if Hellmuth's antics may have "jumped the shark".

Submitted by Ace King on, Nov/10/2021

WSOP Main Event Livestream 24-7 Coverage on PokerGO Kicks Off Today

WSOP Main Event Livestream 24-7 Coverage on PokerGO Kicks Off Today

This year's World Series of Poker Main Event will be broadcast live via the successful poker streaming platform PokerGo.  The WSOP will no longer be broadcast on ESPN.

Submitted by Ace King on, Nov/04/2021

Playmaker Announces Acquisition of Brazilian Gaming-Focused Grupo SuperPoker

SuperPoker is the official Portuguese language streaming platform for the Brazilian Series of Poker ("BSOP"), European Poker Tour, Pokerstars Players Championship, World Series of Poker - Brazil Circuit, and the Pan-American Poker Tour ("PAPT").

Submitted by Press Release on, Nov/04/2021

Chris Moorman and Wife Announced as New Americas Cardroom Pros

Chris Moorman, Katie Lindsay Announced as New Americas Cardroom Pros

Moorman is considered “the most accomplished online poker player in the world” and it’s hard to argue with that. An article from Card Player magazine in the summer of 2021 lists Moorman as one of the top-10 players in all-time online earnings, dubbing him a “living legend of online tournament poker”.

Submitted by Ace King on, Nov/01/2021

Happy Halloween Promo From Americas Cardroom

Happy Halloween Promo From Americas Cardroom

It began October 24th and will run through the remainder of Halloween, punch above your weight with Americas Cardroom's $300K Halloween Special #PKO instead.

Submitted by Ace King on, Oct/31/2021

What Happens When The Commentator Nearly Wins The Game?

What Happens When The Commentator Nearly Wins The Game?

Sideline reporter for the streaming platform PokerGo, Jeff Platt, finishes 4th out of 3,991 in a WSOP event.

Submitted by Ace King on, Oct/28/2021

Matusow Planning an NFT Art Offering.....Created By His Cat?

Matusow Planning an NFT Art Offering.....Created By His Cat?

Poker pro Mike "The Mouth" Matusow offered his take on that crazy rare Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT selling for a record $3.4 Million USD while promising something better from his own feline.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Oct/27/2021

Breaking News

Forensic Files Keeps The Greek, Olympic Sports Alive: Book Helped Solve Infamous Triple Homicide

Olympic Sports (TheGreek.com) was one of the first and most respected offshore sportsbooks to emerge on the scene back in the 1990s.  Founder Spiro Athanas was a beloved figure in the industry.  He would eventually run into some trouble and sell his Jamaica-based book.

Best Bets Wednesday January 26, 2022

Best Bets Wednesday January 26, 2022

The Vols look like a good bet on the moneyline having gone 10-0 at home this season but you are looking at a steep -360 price versus the Gators.

Is It Time for Women to Embrace Sports Betting?

Is It Time for Women to Embrace Sports Betting?

Hearing a group of women talk about the latest odds for NFL matches or discussing fantasy football is rare, even though they are watching sport in higher and higher numbers. Some think it’s because it doesn’t interest them, others believe it’s the result of a male dominated betting industry.