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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.

Can I Play on PokerStars From Texas for Real Money?

Can I Play on PokerStars From Texas for Real Money?

PokerStars is not available from Texas but there are other terrific options, including Americas Cardroom.  They offer a generous welcome bonus (max bonus $2000).  Come play where Chris Moneymaker now plays.

Submitted by Ace King on, May/29/2021

The Poker Beat - May 26, 2021

The Poker Beat - May 26, 2021

Americas Cardroom issues refunds, Luke Schwartz and Doug Polk Exchange Blows on Twitter and Spurs legend Tony Parker is 'very excited' to be the first qualified player for WSOP Main Event.

Submitted by Ace King on, May/26/2021

Can I Play Online Poker at Americas Cardroom From My State?

Can I Play Online Poker at Americas Cardroom From My State?

You can play for real money on Americas Cardroom provided you do not live in one of these seven US states....

Submitted by Ace King on, May/26/2021

First Ever WPT® Main Tour Stop Coming to Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa Beginning June 18

First Ever WPT® Main Tour Stop Coming to Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa

First ever World Poker Tour® (WPT®) main tour event is coming to Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa kicking off on Wednesday, June 9 and runs through Tuesday, June 22 after a run of WPTDeepStacks™ events dating back to June 2016.

Submitted by Press Release on, May/26/2021

Top 5 Poker Hotspots in Asia

Top 5 Poker Hotspots in Asia

Poker is a globally popular gaming phenomenon but nowhere is this more evident perhaps than in Asia.  We offer this quick rundown of the main regions where poker is a leading form of gambling in order to help you plot your itinerary when traveling there.

Submitted by Payton on, May/26/2021

What Real Money Online Poker Sites Can I Play On From California?

What Real Money Online Poker Sites Can I Play On From California?

Americas Cardroom is one of the leading real money online poker sites in the world and available to those living in California.  They feature regular multi-million dollar tournaments and a generous welcome bonus (max bonus up to $2000).

Submitted by Ace King on, May/25/2021

Is PokerStars Available to Play Online From Arkansas?

Is PokerStars Available to Play Online From Arkansas?

Play online poker for free or real cash from Arkansas.  You can find upcoming freerolls by clicking on the Freeroll tab in the Tourney section of the lobby at Americas Cardroom.

Submitted by Ace King on, May/25/2021

Can I Play on PokerStars From Florida?

Can I Play on PokerStars From Florida?

PokerStars forbids those from Florida from playing for real money on their website.  Alternatives include Americas Cardroom, available to play for real money in all 50 states.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, May/25/2021

Can I Play on PokerStars From Alaska

Can I Play on PokerStars From Alaska

Though real money play on PokerStars is not available in the state of Alaska, sites like Americas Cardroom are accessible for real money and offer a generous welcome bonus with a maximum of $1000.

Submitted by Ace King on, May/25/2021

Can I Play on PokerStars From California?

Can I Play on PokerStars From California?

PokerStars forbids those from California from playing 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, May/25/2021

Can I Play on PokerStars From Colorado, Utah, New Mexico?

Can I Play on PokerStars From Colorado, Utah, New Mexico?

PokerStars does not currently allow those from Colorado, Utah and New Mexico 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, May/24/2021

The Poker Beat - May 24, 2021

The Poker Beat - May 24, 2021

A poker legend passes away.  Plus, the great debate: How do you view Hellmuth's 15 WSOP bracelets? Grinder vs. Legend

Submitted by Ace King on, May/24/2021

The Poker Beat - May 23, 2021

The Poker Beat - May 23, 2021

Chris Moneymaker cries "Theft", Jason "TiltedHard" Lawhun Bags Third NJSCOOP Title This Year, plus the Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Summer Festival key events have been unveiled.

Submitted by Ace King on, May/23/2021

Suspect Charged With Stealing $1 Million in Cash, Chips From Poker Pro

Suspect Charged With Stealing $1 Million in Cash, Chips From Poker Pro

A 32-year-old man has been charged with eight felonies in connection to a brazen February home burglary in which about $1 million in cash and poker chips had been stolen from the victim's home.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, May/20/2021

ICU Nurse Brek Schutten Defeats Largest Field In WPT History

ICU Nurse Brek Schutten Defeats Largest Field In World Poker Tour History

Brek Schutten has worked the frontlines during the Covid-19 pandemic while raising four kids under the age of nine and now we're happy to report he's $1.3 million richer this day.

Submitted by Ace King on, May/19/2021

Crime Beat: Syracuse Man Sentenced to at Least 20 years in Prison for Shooting at High-Stakes Poker Game

Crime Beat: Syracuse Man Sentenced to at Least 20 years in Prison for Shooting at High-Stakes Poker Game

Charquan Edwards, 29, will serve at least 20 years behind bars after a jury found him guilty of shooting a man during a high-stakes poker game in 2015.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, May/18/2021

Trump Ally Accused of Honeypot Trap Against FBI is Poker Player

Trump Campaigner Anna Khait Accused of Honeypot Trap Against FBI is Poker Player

The New York Times claimed that Khait was among several specially-trained operatives working as part of a group that backed former US President Donald Trump.

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/17/2021

Poker Player, Sports Bettor Jailed for 14 months in $1million Tax Evasion Case

Poker Player, Sports Bettor Jailed for 14 months in $1million Tax Evasion Case

A Connecticut sports bettor and part-time poker pro has been sentenced to 14 months in prison for evading taxes on more than $1million of poker gambling winnings.  He must also pay back more than $800,000.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, May/06/2021

What Time is the 2nd Round of the Hellmuth Negreanu Duel?

What Time is the 2nd Round of the Hellmuth Negreanu Duel?

The “High Stakes Duel" pits pros Daniel Negreanu, the top money earner, against Phil Hellmuth, the record bracelet holder.

Submitted by Ace King on, May/05/2021

Susie Zhao Murder Trial Delayed Again

Susie Zhao Murder Trial Delayed Again

The 33-year-old poker player was bound, sexually assaulted, and burned alive.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, May/04/2021

Results of Record-Breaking 2021 WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Announced

Results of Record-Breaking 2021 WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Announced

Celebrating its 10-year partnership, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood and World Poker Tour (WPT) announce the results of a record-breaking 2021 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown. There were 2,482 entries in the tournament’s $3,500 WPT NLH Championship producing a prize pool of $7,942,400.

Submitted by Press Release on, May/03/2021

Online Poker Tournament Strategy Guide : 5 Tips to Win Big by Betting Small Stakes

Online Poker Tournament Strategy Guide : 5 Tips to Win Big by Betting Small Stakes

Small stakes online poker is something that can be painstakingly long, and frustrating at times. Yet, despite this, it can still be fantastically fun to play and dedicate your time to. In any gambling game, it can be super difficult to not actually enjoy your time while you play and compete against other players.

Submitted by Payton on, Apr/30/2021

BetMGM Launches BetMGM Poker and Borgata Poker in Pennsylvania

BetMGM Launches BetMGM Poker and Borgata Poker in Pennsylvania

BetMGM today announced the launch of BetMGM Poker and Borgata Poker in Pennsylvania, giving customers access to benefits tied to Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa in Atlantic City as well as other MGM Resorts casino-resorts nationwide.

Submitted by Press Release on, Apr/29/2021

Progressive Knock Out Super Series (PKOSS) to Pay Out $25 Million

Progressive Knock Out Super Series (PKOSS) to Pay Out $25 Million

It's being billed as the biggest tournament series in Americas Cardroom's two decade history, and it’s packed into just two weeks. Get your sleep in now because there’s non-stop action coming your way starting May 9, 2021 and going through to May 24.

Submitted by Ace King on, Apr/27/2021

$5 Million Venom PKO Kicks Off Friday at Americas Cardroom

$5 Million Venom PKO Kicks Off Friday at ACR

The Americas Cardroom $5 Million GTD Venom PKO is the biggest progressive knock out tourney in online poker, and it kicks off this Friday April 30, 2021.

Submitted by Ace King on, Apr/27/2021

Poker's Newest Millionaire Vanessa Kade Talks Big PokerStars Sunday Million Win

Poker's Newest Millionaire Won't Have to Pay Taxes - Vanessa Kade is Exempt

Canadian poker pro Vanessa Kade earned $1.5 million last month by winning the 15th annual Poker Stars Sunday Million online tournament.  She recently sat down with our Thomas Somach to discuss this huge accomplishment as well as her recent well publicized spat with Instagram influencer Dan Bilzerian.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Apr/26/2021

Poker Pro Lynne Beaumont Accuses Terik Brown in Bitcoin Scam, Case Takes Sinister Turn

Poker Pro Lynne Beaumont Accuses Terik Brown in Bitcoin Scam, Case Takes Sinister Turn

The accuser has received odd visits at her former home followed by phone messages that warn to stop defaming Terik (Tizzy) Brown

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Apr/20/2021

Americas Cardroom New Software Eliminates Predatory Behavior at Tables

Americas Cardroom New Software Eliminates Predatory Behavior at Tables

Americas Cardroom has unveiled its new software.  Features include the ability to eliminate predatory practices at cash game tables.

Submitted by Ace King on, Apr/14/2021

$5 Million Venom PKO Kicks Off Today

$5 Million Venom Kicks Off Today

Americas Cardroom has hundreds of seats up for grabs via our Venom PKO Fever satellites which start Friday, April 9th.

Submitted by Ace King on, Apr/09/2021

Oh My God: Brunson Blocks Doug Polk, Matt Glantz Over "Atheist" Tweet

Brunson: "The reason I blocked Doug Polk is the smug way he portrays himself. And what he says might be true, nobody should declare themselves as the greatest of all time. Your peers should do that to be really true."

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Apr/02/2021

Breaking News

WaPo: Not All Shareholders, Execs Have Stomach to Endure Years of Losses From Sportsbooks

Caesars Sportsbook has already cancelled a quarter-billion dollars in preplanned marketing campaigns while other sites may be subject to costly lawsuits.

Top 5 Pros of Playing 3 Card Poker Online

Top 5 Pros of Playing 3 Card Poker Online

While a fairly young poker variation that has been around only for a couple of decades, 3 Card Poker has become very popular among gambling fans as it puts a unique twist on standard poker.

Sac Bee Calls California Sports Betting Prop Claims of Helping the Homeless "Dodgy"

Sac Bee Calls California Sports Betting Prop Claims of Helping the Homeless "Dodgy"

Sports betting firms and state tribes are spending millions to push two separate sports betting amendments in California, but Ari Plachta of the Sacramento Bee says these advertisements have "ranged from confusing to misleading".