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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.

Day 1A of VenomPKO Was Intense

Day 1A of VenomPKO Was Intense

Day 1A of the highly anticipated VenomPKO is in the books and Americas Cardroom was promising even bigger things for Monday

Submitted by Ace King on, Oct/25/2020

Poker Pro Sam Grizzle Dies of Stroke

Poker Pro Sam Grizzle Dies of Stroke

"At least he went out on top," poker pro Mike "The Mouth" Matusow commented upon hearing that fellow pro Sam Grizzle died from a “massive stroke and brain aneurysm" Monday afternoon.

Submitted by Ace King on, Oct/21/2020

Midway Poker Tour Founder Daniel Bekavac in Hiding?

Midway Poker Tour Founder Daniel Bekavac in Hiding?

PokerTube.com reported this weekend that Midway Poker Tour founder Daniel Bekavac appears to have gone to ground and nobody has any idea where he is.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Oct/19/2020

$5 Million Venom PKO Venom Fever

Americas Cardroom's $5 Million GTD Venom PKO Main Event is the biggest progressive knock out tournament in the history of poker and the tourney is set to kick of October 23rd to November 4th.

Submitted by Ace King on, Oct/16/2020

Fallout From Midway Poker Tour Fiasco Continues

Fallout From Midway Poker Tour Fiasco Continues

Daniel Bekavac, the founder of the Illinois-based Midway Poker Tour, has been booted from the PokerBros app after it was revealed that players were forced to sign up under Bekavac’s Poker Bros. affiliate code.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Oct/12/2020

Accused Poker Cheat Mike Postle Files $330 Million Slander Suit

Accused Poker Cheat Mike Postle Files $330 Million Slander Suit

A poker player widely accused of cheating during a 2019 live-streamed game at a Sacramento casino is fighting back against his accusers with a $330 million slander suit.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Oct/08/2020

Case of Missing Poker Player May Finally Be Solved

Case of Missing Poker Player May Finally Be Solved

It was a little over a year-and-a-half ago that Icelandic poker pro Jon Jonsson went missing in Dublin, Ireland.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Oct/08/2020

ACR Cancels MOMOMO PKO Series but $5 Million Venom Still On

ACR Cancels MOMOMO PKO Series but $5 Million Venom Still On

Americas Cardroom on Tuesday announced it had cancelled the remaining events of the MOMOMO PKO series.   The remaining $1,000,000 events (October 11th and 18th), and the $5 Million PKO Venom will run as planned. 

Submitted by Ace King on, Oct/06/2020

Midway Poker Tour Ends in Disaster

Midway Poker Tour Ends in Disaster

The inaugural Midway Poker Tour event is ending in disaster as details emerge regarding payout process.

Submitted by Ace King on, Oct/04/2020

Live Poker Tournaments Get Into Full Swing at Hard Rock

Live Poker Tournaments Get Into Full Swing at Hard Rock

The annual Pinktober event highlights the Seminole Hard Rock poker schedule.

Submitted by Ace King on, Sep/29/2020

Justin Kuraitis Defense of Postlegate Incenses Poker Community

Justin Kuraitis Defense of Postlegate Incenses Poker Community

Justin Kuraitis, the Stones Tournament Director implicated in a widely publicized live streaming poker cheating scandal, has come out swinging after evidence failed to show any wrongdoing.   

Submitted by Ace King on, Sep/23/2020

New Jersey Online Poker Revenue Dips

New Jersey Online Poker Revenue Dips

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a lot of major changes over the past few months. This effect has been felt across different industries, with some experiencing a more negative effect than others.

Submitted by Payton on, Sep/21/2020

Moon Dead as Result of Complications From Surgery

Moon Dead as Result of Complications From Surgery

A World Series of Poker Main Event runner up has died following complications from surgery.

Submitted by Ace King on, Sep/20/2020

Mike Postle and Justin Kuraitis Finally Speak Out on Cheating Scandal

Mike Postle and Justin Kuraitis Finally Speak Out on Cheating Scandal

Mike Postle has finally spoken out after a year of allegations lodged against the poker pro that he had cheated during live streaming events at the Stones Gambling Hall outside of Sacramento, California.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Sep/17/2020

Nick Diaz Next Fight Odds, UFC Champ, Poker Pro Tito Ortiz Running for Council

Nick Diaz Next Fight Odds, UFC Champ, Poker Pro Tito Ortiz Running for Council

Nick Diaz was trending this week in the MMA media world due to a rumored return to the Octagon in early 2021.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Sep/09/2020

Mike Sexton Passes Away

The poker world has lost a giant with news of the passing of player, commentator and game ambassador Mike Sexton late Sunday night.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/07/2020

Can I Bet on Bovada From New York?

Can I Bet on Bovada From New York?

Bovada is available to new customers in New York, however, there are much better options.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Sep/05/2020

Reactions Pour in From All Over Poker World to News of Mike Sexton Terminal Illness

Reactions Pour in From All Over Poker World to News of Mike Sexton Terminal Illness

Here are reactions from fellow poker pros that the Poker Hall of Famer Mike Sexton is in home hospice as his prostrate cancer has spread to other organs.

 

Submitted by Ace King on, Sep/02/2020

Mike Sexton in Home Hospice as Cancer Spreads

Linda Johnson, known as "The First Lady of Poker" disclosed via Twitter Tuesday evening that professional poker player and commentator Mike Sexton is in home hospice.

Submitted by Ace King on, Sep/01/2020

$50 Million Poker Series with $5 Million PKO Main Event

$50 Million Poker Series with $5 Million PKO Main Event

If you play poker you do not want to miss out on this! One of the most exciting poker formats ever has arrived at Americas Cardroom, and its worldwide debut will blow you away.  Wave after wave of PKOs are coming your way.

Submitted by Ace King on, Aug/31/2020

Poker Pro Still Missing After Over a Month

Poker Pro Still Missing After Over a Month

A Reno, Nevada poker pro remains missing after over a month.  Police still have little clues related to his disappearance.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Aug/26/2020

Winamax Under Fire for Homophobic Tweet

Winamax Under Fire for Homophobic Tweet

French online gambling giant Winamax is in hot water after its sportsbook arm posted an offensive Champions League celebration tweet that was considered homophobic.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Aug/21/2020

Dan Bilzerian Loses $50 Million This Year, Bitcoin Highest in 13 Months

Dan Bilzerian Loses $50 Million This Year, Bitcoin Highest in 13 Months

The annual report on the Canadian Stock Exchange revealed the massive losses with Forbes deciding to dig a little deeper. 

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Aug/18/2020

Stones Talks Settlement With Cheated Poker Players

Stones Talks Settlement With Cheated Poker Players

Attorneys for those negatively impacted by high-profile Mike Postle cheating case have informed the judge overseeing the case that a settlement has been reached in principle, and that negotiations are ongoing over details.  These attorneys have indicated they will require more time, however.

Submitted by Ace King on, Aug/12/2020

Should I teach my child to play poker?

Should I teach my child to play poker?

Each of us was once a child. In most cases, it is challenging to teach children discipline – they prefer to live without any restrictions. Children love games, entertainment, and fun.

Submitted by Payton on, Aug/07/2020

Suspect Arrested in Poker Pro Susie Q Murder Case

Suspect Arrested in Poker Pro Susie Q Murder Case

A 60-year-old Michigan man has been arrested in connection to the death of professional poker player Susie "Susie Q" Zhao, authorities said.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Aug/03/2020

Kid Poker, Doug Polk Agree to Settle Long Running Fued....With Game of Poker

Kid Poker, Doug Polk Agree to Settle Long Running Fued....With Game of Poker

Poker pro Daniel Negreanu has accepted a challenge to play fellow pro and Youtuber Doug Polk following a long-running feud between the two men.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Aug/02/2020

Michigan Authorities Exploring Poker Ties in Brutal Murder of Susie Zhao

Michigan Authorities Exploring Poker Ties in Brutal Murder of Susie Zhao

“We’re looking at every avenue — whether it was part of her hitchhiking — she used to hitchhike quite a bit. She got rides with people she didn’t know frequently,” a police spokesperson said.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Jul/30/2020

FBI Investigating Poker Pro Murder, Body Set on Fire

FBI Investigating Poker Pro Murder, Body Set on Fire

The charred body of Zhao, 33, was found in a Michigan recreation area about an hour away from Detroit July 13 with the tragic news only going public in recent days.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Jul/25/2020

Pro Poker Player Set on Fire

Police asked the public for help in a grisly killing of a female pro poker player in Michigan.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Jul/24/2020

Breaking News

SpaceX Accepts Dogecoin as Payment to Launch Moon Mission Next Month

SpaceX will launch a satellite to the moon next year funded entirely with the cryptocurrency dogecoin, Canadian company Geometric Energy Corporation (GEC), which will lead the lunar mission, announced on Sunday (May 9).

About as Many Bets on Logan Paul to Beat Mayweather as Were on Canelo

On Saturday night, BetOnline revealed that there were around as many bets on Logan Paul to beat Floyd Mayweather, Jr. next month as there were on Canelo Alvarez to win his unification bout vs.

What Happens To My Bet If Medina Spirit Loses Kentucky Derby Win?

What Happens To My Bet If Medina Spirit Loses Kentucky Derby Win?

There was discussion Sunday that Medina Spirit could have his Kentucky Derby win removed after it was discovered the horse had 21 picograms of the steroid betamethasone, double the legal threshold in Kentucky racing, in a postrace sample.