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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.

Ireland Civil Defence Gets Involved in Search for Missing Poker Player

Ireland Civil Defence Gets Involved in Search for Missing Poker Player

The Ireland Civil Defence has now gotten involved in the search for Icelandic poker player who went missing in Dublin on February 9.

Submitted by Ace King on, Mar/05/2019

Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Returns to Hollywood, Fla. Beginning April 4

Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Returns to Hollywood, Fla.  Beginning April 4

Poker action returns to Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla. with the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown kicking off on Thursday, April 4.

Submitted by Press Release on, Mar/04/2019

Commission Magazine Launches Issue 1 for Online Gambling Affiliates

Commission Magazine Launches Issue 1 for Online Gambling Affiliates

Commission Magazine​ is a new digital magazine that is focused on affiliate marketing, online marketing, business and entrepreneurship. The magazine has just launched issue 1 for February 2019 and is filled with articles ranging from affiliate marketing and search engine optimization (SEO).

Submitted by Press Release on, Feb/28/2019

Search on for Missing Poker Pro

Search on for Missing Poker Pro

A missing person's report has been filed with Dublin, Ireland police by the fiance of 41-year-old Icelandic poker player Jon Jonsson.

Submitted by Ace King on, Feb/28/2019

2019 Winter Online Championships $525 Main Event Kicks Off

The Winter Online Championships $525 Main Event begins today Sunday February 24, 2019 at 5 pm ET/ 2pm PT. The tournament has a $200K Guarantee and will award the winner a Online Championships Belt.

Submitted by Ace King on, Feb/24/2019

Kevin Hart Leaves Stars Amidst Turmoil

Kevin Hart Leaves Stars Amidst Turmoil

Following the departure of both Jaime Staples and Jeff Gross as Team PokerStars ambassadors, popular streamer Kevin Martin has announced he too will be leaving the world’s largest real money online poker company.

Submitted by Ace King on, Feb/21/2019

PokerStars Gets Rid of Player Rewards by 55% in MTT’s: Call for Boycott

PokerStars Gets Rid of Player Rewards by 55% in MTT’s: Call for Boycott

PokerStars, the world's largest real money online poker room, is no stranger to pissing off long time high roller customers through an effort to gain more traction in the recreational space, but their latest move even had their own news partner flabergasted.

Submitted by Ace King on, Feb/18/2019

Film Based on Phil Ivey Card Counting in the Works: 'The Baccarat Queen'

Film Based on Phil Ivey Card Counting in the Works: 'The Baccarat Queen'

Ivanhoe Pictures, the division of SK Global that recently produced "Crazy Rich Asians, is about to start working on its latest project, a film that will delve into the 2012 accusation by Crockford’s Casino that poker pro Phil Ivey had won £7.8 million unfairly while playing a form of baccarat called punto banco.

Submitted by Ace King on, Feb/16/2019

WSOP 2019 Events Schedule Released

WSOP 2019 Events Schedule Released

The World Series of Poker has released its 2019 schedule, marking its 50th anniversary.

Submitted by Ace King on, Feb/12/2019

Borgata to Track Down Phil Ivey

Borgata to Track Down Phil Ivey

Atlantic City's Borgata Casino has been awarded the approval to go after poker pro Phil Ivey's assets in Las Vegas. 

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Feb/06/2019

Two Poker Pros Face Prison Time Over Drug Offenses

Two Poker Pros Face Prison Time Over Drug Offenses

Micah Raskin and Ali Fazeli are both facing serious time behind bars in separate criminal cases, PokerTube.com reports.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Feb/05/2019

Bryn Kenney Wins 2019 Aussie Millions Main Event After Three-Way Deal

Bryn Kenney Wins 2019 Aussie Millions Main Event After Three-Way Deal

Bryn Kenney defeated a field of 822 players and walked away with AU$1,272,598 (US$269) in what was the biggest Aussie Millions in the tournament’s history.

Submitted by Ace King on, Feb/03/2019

2019 Aussie Millions Main Event Final Table Determined

2019 Aussie Millions Main Event Final Table Determined

We will soon learn who is going to win the 2019 Aussie Millions Main Event.

Submitted by Ace King on, Feb/02/2019

Epic Book Promo Fail: Poker Pro Eli Elezra Accused of Owing Significant Debts

Epic Book Promo Fail: Poker Pro Eli Elezra Accused of Owing Significant Debts

Poker pro Cole South alleges Elezra owes him a signficant amount of money and has been nonresponsive over the years

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Jan/30/2019

ACR Announces Biggest Online Poker Tournament Ever Hosted by US-Facing Brand

One of the top 10 largest online poker sites in the world has announced the biggest Internet poker tournament ever to be hosted by a US-facing Web cardroom.

Submitted by Ace King on, Jan/27/2019

Sky Bet Merger Process With PokerStars Results in Freezing Access in Italy

Italian players can no longer access the Sky Bet Italia portal effective this weekend as the company is in the process of merging with PokerStars.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jan/26/2019

PA Told to Abide by DOJ Reversal of Opinion

PA Told to Abide by DOJ Reversal of Opinion

Pennsylvania online gambling firms will need to follow the US Department of Justice new guidelines.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Jan/24/2019

Poker Pro Gets 18 Months Prison Sentence

Poker Pro Gets 18 Months Prison Sentence

A poker pro has been sentenced in a Santa Ana, California court to 18 months.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Jan/24/2019

Winner of 2019 Lucky Hearts Poker Open Announced

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla. concluded its 2019 Lucky Hearts Poker Open (LHPO) Tuesday evening.

Submitted by Press Release on, Jan/23/2019

Lesniak Urges NJ to File Suit Against DOJ Now re: Sports Betting Opinion

Lesniak Urges NJ to File Suit Against DOJ Now re: Sports Betting Opinion

States offering online gambling now have 90 days to comply with new DOJ decision

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Jan/22/2019

Mike 'The Mouth' Matusow Survives Surgery

Mike 'The Mouth' Matusow Survives Surgery

Poker pro Mike "The Mouth" Matusow says he is well following surgery this week.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Jan/22/2019

PokerStars Sunday Million Drops Buy-In

PokerStars Sunday Million Drops Buy-In

The popular PokerStars Sunday Million has become even more affordable to enter.

Submitted by Ace King on, Jan/22/2019

Top Ten Las Vegas Poker Rooms 2019

Top Ten Las Vegas Poker Rooms 2019

Going to Las Vegas?  Wondering where to play poker?  Watch as a Las Vegas Regular reviews what he considers to be The Top Rooms of 2019.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/21/2019

Poker Playing Robot Comes to Work for the Pentagon

While the U.S. Government is dealing with a partial shutdown, there is a new employee that's coming to work at the Pentagon.  His name is Libratus.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Jan/16/2019

When is the Cleveland Poker Open in 2019, the Buy-in: Mid-States Poker Tour Schedule

When is the Cleveland Poker Open in 2019, the Buy-in: Mid-States Poker Tour Schedule

The Cleveland Open Poker is a four day event that kicks off January 17 and ends January 20 in 2019.

Submitted by Ace King on, Jan/15/2019

Gavin Smith GoFundMe Account Reaches Above 30K

Gavin Smith GoFundMe Account

In just a few short hours of learning that poker pro Gavin Smith had passed away unexpectedly, a GoFundMe account was set up in his name in order to provide financial support for his two young sons. 

Submitted by Ace King on, Jan/15/2019

Aussie Millions 2019 Already Looking to Beat Expectations

Aussie Millions 2019 Already Looking to Beat Expectations

"Not cautiously optimistic, optimistic," says Tournament Director

Submitted by Ace King on, Jan/15/2019

Poker Pro Gavin Smith Dead

Poker Pro Gavin Smith Dead

PokerNews.com is reporting that big name poker pro Gavin Smith has passed away unexpectedly.

Submitted by Ace King on, Jan/15/2019

Justice Department Opinion Could Threaten Online Gambling

Justice Department Opinion Could Threaten Online Gambling

A legal opinion from the U.S. Department of Justice made public Monday could threaten the viability of online gambling that crosses state lines such as poker.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Jan/15/2019

Upcoming Online Poker Tournaments February 2019: Online Super Series Cub3d Returns

Upcoming Online Poker Tournaments Feburary 2019

The uber popular massive Online Super Series Cub3d returns to Americas Cardroom for a 7th time with over $8 Million in tournament guarantees.

Submitted by Ace King on, Jan/14/2019

Breaking News

Gambling and Sports Betting News Wire - June 26, 2019

Here are today's headlines in the world of gambling and sports betting as they happen - Wednesday June 26, 2019.

More Sports Handicapping Sites Dump Offshore Ads in Favor of Regulated US Market

The popular sports handicapping website Picks and Parlays is the latest to remove offshore sportsbook ads in favor of legal betting sites in both New Jersey and Nevada.

6.2 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Sportsbook Hub of Costa Rica

6.2 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Sportsbook Hub of Costa Rica

A 6.2 magnitude earthquake hit the border of Costa Rica and Panama overnight Wednesday.  Costa Rica is home to several dozen online sportsbooks, casinos and Pay Per Heads.