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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.

Poker Clubs Allege Malicious Prosecution in Recently Filed Suit

Poker Clubs Allege Malicious Prosecution in Recently Filed Suit

The targets of a failed gambling probe last year by Harris County prosecutors sued District Attorney Kim Ogg this week, alleging malicious prosecution and false arrest.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, May/02/2020

Americas Cardroom CEO Phil Nagy Addresses April 26th’s Online Poker Glitches

Americas Cardroom CEO Phil Nagy Addresses April 26th’s Online Poker Glitches

Gambling911.com has recently reported on a series of glitches that have crippled the online poker community, quite possibly brought on by the huge increase in players stuck in their homes due to Covid-19 lockdowns.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, May/01/2020

Plaintiffs Seek Sanctions Against Alleged Poker Cheat Mike Postle

Plaintiffs Seek Sanctions Against Alleged Poker Cheat Mike Postle

Alleged poker cheat Mike Postle is now formally accused of using an attorney, likely William F. Portanova, to craft at least one of his initial defense briefs in the case.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Apr/30/2020

All Unibet Land-Based Poker Tournaments Going Online Rest of Year

All Unibet Land-Based Poker Tournaments Going Online Rest of Year

The online poker site Unibet has opted to suspend all land-based poker tournaments for the remainder of 2020 and bring most of those online.

Submitted by Ace King on, Apr/28/2020

Americas Cardroom’s All-In for Mount Sinai Virtual Poker Tournament Saturday

Americas Cardroom, the popular US-facing online poker site, today announced that they’re hosting a celebrity poker tournament this Saturday. All proceeds will go to the Mount Sinai COVID-19 Response Fund.

Submitted by Press Release on, Apr/24/2020

Poker.com announces new crypto poker site & 50% for partners

Poker.com announces new crypto poker site & 50% for partners

Poker.com (one of the oldest and most expensive domain names in the world of gambling)  announced this week that they had soft-launched a new online poker site, powered by Bitcoin.

 

Submitted by Payton on, Apr/23/2020

PokerStars Schedules $85 Million SCOOP Amidst Tournament Turmoil, Dumps BetStars

PokerStars Schedules $85 Million SCOOP Amidst Tournament Turmoil, Dumps BetStars

PokerStars has unveiled the schedule for its back-to-back online tournament series with MicroMillions preceding a record-breaking SCOOP just as the company gets slammed over tournaments being frozen midway and beyond due to apparent server reboots.

Submitted by Ace King on, Apr/23/2020

PokerStars Site Crashes in Middle of Tournament, Now Its Cancelled....Players Erupt

A Wednesday night poker tournament on the PokerStars site was cancelled long after it had gotten underway after the servers reportedly crashed.  The situation quickly got ugly as the Twitterverse let Stars have it.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Apr/22/2020

World Series of Poker Postponed amid Coronavirus Pandemic

World Series of Poker Postponed amid Coronavirus Pandemic

The 51st World Series of Poker has finally been postponed as the coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc.

Submitted by Ace King on, Apr/20/2020

Is Online Poker Legal in Illinois?

Online poker is legal in Illinois, so claims one judge.  And we say he's probably right.  Sites like Americas Cardroom certainly think so.  They've been accessible in the state of Illinois for the better part of two decades.

Submitted by Ace King on, Apr/20/2020

Eight Poker Players Contract Covid-19, ACR Tournament Raises $1.75m for Food Banks

Eight Poker Players Contract Covid-19, ACR Tournament Raises $1.75m for Food Banks

The horrific news was shared this week that Marcy Friedman, 94, Beverly Glass, 84, and Fred Sands, 86, all succumbed to the COVID-19 outbreak late last month.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Apr/17/2020

Brady Bows Out Early in ACR Celebrity Poker Tournament Benefiting Hunger Relief

Brady Bows Out Early in ACR Celebrity Poker Tournament Benefitting Hunger Relief

Former New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was eliminated in a celebrity-studded charity poker tournament with more than 40 players remaining after he lost his all-in bid to YouTube personality Casey Neistat. 

Submitted by Ace King on, Apr/11/2020

Ben Affleck Hosts Poker Charity on ACR, Cheating Suspected on Poker App

Ben Affleck Hosts Poker Charity on ACR, Cheating Suspected on Poker App

Actor Ben Affleck and other celebrities including former New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and poker pro Phil Hellmuth were taking part in an online poker tournament Saturday to benefit Feeding America.  The charity was being held via Americas Cardroom.

Submitted by Ace King on, Apr/11/2020

Global Poker Sees 255% Rise During Pandemic, Knup Bros Doing Well Too

Global Poker Sees 255% Rise During Pandemic, Knup Bros Doing Well Too

There is one sector that is not negatively impacted by the coronavirus......online casinos.  In particular Global Poker, a US-facing social gaming site, revealed a dramatic increase in traffic since the pandemic lead to shutdowns nationwide in mid-March.

Submitted by Mary Montgomery on, Apr/08/2020

"In Ice Cold Blood” on Oxygen Details How Poker Pro Ernie Scherer Brutally Killed Parents

"In Ice Cold Blood” on Oxygen Details How Poker Pro Ernie Scherer Brutally Killed Parents

Ernie Scherer got in over his head financially and beat his parents, Ernest and Charlene, to death for a $2 million inheritance. 

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/08/2020

The World Tour Poker Online Series: What Does This New Way To Play Involve?

The World Tour Poker Online Series: What Does This New Way To Play Involve?

As a result of Covid-19, we have seen many cancellations of live events. From concerts to sporting and conventions, the effects have been felt worldwide. However, with this, we have seen a promising rise in the number of online events taking place. In this article, we will be providing you with some more information on the upcoming world tour poker online series.

Submitted by Payton on, Apr/08/2020

High Five Poker Tournament Prizes Doubled

High Five Poker Tournament Prizes Doubled

It is one of the most popular poker tournaments on the Net and now the High Five is doubling the prize pool.  Take your bankroll higher than you ever imagined!

Submitted by Ace King on, Apr/07/2020

Disgraced Poker Pro Mike Postle Sued: "Our Hole Cards Were on Your Phone!"

Disgraced Poker Pro Mike Postle Sued: "Our Hole Cards Were on Your Phone!"

Cordeiro's lawsuit claims that over a series of games on the Stones Live Poker broadcast beginning in 2018, Postle won more money than any other player and was often the winningest player on the show on any night he participated ... because she says he cheated using his cell phone.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Apr/06/2020

Last Chance at $1 Million: Online Super Series XL Two-Day Tourney Kicks Off Sunday

With almost three weeks of super-sized tournament action winding down, Americas Cardroom is rewarding $12 million in guarantees with its OSS XL, concluding April 6. 

Submitted by Ace King on, Apr/04/2020

Where Can I Find Fastforward Poker Online? What Sites Offer It?

Where Can I Find Fastforward Poker Online?  What Sites Offer It?

Fastforward Poker can be found at PartyPoker and is a variation of fast-fold games.  PartyPoker is only available in the countries listed below.  Americas Cardroom's version of fast-fold games is available to most players worldwide including the US.  It is called Blitz Poker, available only on mobile devices.

Submitted by Ace King on, Apr/04/2020

MGM Springfield Taken For $30k By Brazen Cheat

MGM Springfield Taken For $30k By Brazen Cheat

The MGM hotel and casino in Springfield, Massachusetts is suing an individual for allegedly engaging in one of the oldest cheats in the books.

Submitted by Ace King on, Apr/03/2020

High Five Poker Tournament Returns 4 20 Days in April

High Five Poker Tournament Returns 4 20 Days in April

The High Five Tournament features $5 Million in guaranteed prize pools and will run 4 20 days from April 7th to 26th.  This includes three $420,000 Main Events. It’s incredible poker FOUR 20 days.

Submitted by Ace King on, Mar/24/2020

How to Enjoy Online Gambling in Australia

How to Enjoy Online Gambling in Australia

Gambling has been part of Australian culture for many years.

Submitted by Payton on, Mar/20/2020

Online Super Series XL: $12 Million Guaranteed

With almost three weeks of super-sized tournament action and exciting events around the clock, Americas Cardroom has launched its OSS XL, featuring a little something for everyone during these tough times.

Submitted by Ace King on, Mar/17/2020

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood Postpones Poker Showdown

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood  Postpones Poker Showdown

A main stop for the World Poker Tour, the tournament was scheduled to run from April 16 through May 5.

Submitted by Press Release on, Mar/13/2020

Seminole Hard Rock Escalator IV Series Event Canceled

Seminole Hard Rock Escalator IV Series Event Canceled

Effective following Flight C, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood’s Escalator IV Series Event #4 will be canceled. Players making Day 2 will be awarded payouts based on a prize pool chip chop. All players who played in the Escalator IV Series will receive a voucher for a one-night stay at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood for use at a later date (one voucher per player).

Submitted by Press Release on, Mar/12/2020

Today's Top Poker News - March 6, 2020: Stones Wants Cheating Case Thrown Out

Today's Top Poker News - March 6, 2020: Stones Wants Cheating Case Thrown Out

These are your hot stories in the world of poker for Friday March 6, 2020.

Submitted by Ace King on, Mar/06/2020

Today's Top Poker News - March 4, 2020: Further Delays in Postle Cheating Case

Today's Top Poker News - March 4, 2020: Further Delays in Postle Cheating Case

US District Court Judge Morrison C. England Jr. has granted another extension in the case brought by nearly 100 victims of alleged cheating by Stones Live star Mike Postle during live-streamed poker cash games.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Mar/04/2020

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood and World Poker Tour Celebrate 10-Year Partnership

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood and World Poker Tour Celebrate 10-Year Partnership

Poker action returns to Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla. with the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown kicking off on Thursday, April 16. The tournament celebrates the 10-year anniversary of Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood and World Poker Tour’s (WPT) partnership.

Submitted by Press Release on, Mar/04/2020

Important Message From WPN CEO re Cancellation of Multi-Day $1M GTD

Important Message From WPN CEO re Cancellation of Multi-Day $1M GTD

WPN CEO Phil Nagy announced Sunday the cancellation of event #106, a multi-day $1M GTD

Submitted by Ace King on, Mar/01/2020

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Where Can I Find a Good Pay Per Head Sportsbook Solution for Bakersfield, CA (2020)

RealBookies is an excellent Pay Per Head sportsbook solution for bookmakers and agents in the Bakersfield area.

Lithuania Dabbles in Crypto-Coin as Central Banks Look for Ways to Fend off Facebook

Lithuania Dabbles in Crypto-Coin as Central Banks Look for Ways to Fend off Facebook

Lithuania is about to issue the first central bank-produced digital coin in the euro zone, part of a project to trial state-backed digital currencies and blockchain technology in everyday use.

Poker Links Allowed Back on YouTube Channels, Matusow Leaving Poker?

Poker Links Allowed Back on YouTube Channels, Matusow Leaving Poker?

Great news for the poker community on YouTube as the social media video streaming platform will once again permit links to certain gambling sites.