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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.

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

What Led to Racist Outburst at Oregon Chinook Winds Poker Room?

What Led to Racist Outburst at Oregon Chinook Winds Poker Room?

The poker world is still in shock and mostly disgusted over an incident this week at an Oregon poker room.  The culprit,  self-proclaimed Nazi, Ricky Forbito, initially launched a foul-mouthed sexist tirade against a female poker player.  He then took his vitriol out on another player, Will Butler.  CardsChat posed the question, what exactly led up to the racist outburst with Forbito using the "N" word on numerous occasions.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Feb/28/2020

Doug Polk: Very Good Chance Coronavirus Will Force Cancellation of WSOP

Doug Polk: Very Good Chance Coronavirus Will Force Cancellation of WSOP

Poker pro Doug Polk hinted at the idea that the coronavirus could result in the cancellation of this year's World Series of Poker.

Submitted by Ace King on, Feb/28/2020

Racist and Violent Poker Player Caught on Video (Video)

Racist and Violent Poker Player is Repeat Offender (Video)

“I’ve experienced racism more times than I can count but never at a poker table. Maybe micro aggressions but never anything like this”.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Feb/27/2020

Maria Ho Beaten By Four Amateurs

Maria Ho Beaten By Four Amateurs

Popular professional poker player Maria Ho found herself getting beaten by four rank amateurs known as The Try Guys....and millions got to see it happen.

Submitted by Ace King on, Feb/26/2020

Nelly Goes Nuts at Poker Table

Hiphop artist Nelly ("Hot in Here") got into a heated exchange with a fellow poker player following a performance in Connecticut.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Feb/05/2020

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Submitted by Adm1n on, Feb/02/2020

Breaking News

Vegas Strip Crime

Violence on Vegas Strip Leaves Tourists Terrified

Police say they found a man and woman shot overnight Saturday in front of the Paris Las Vegas hotel-casino.

State of Nevada Releases Covid Cases By Vegas Hotel, Casino

State of Nevada Releases Covid Cases By Vegas Hotel, Casino

Disease investigators have released a list of places where possible COVID-19 exposures have happened in Sin City, and they break down the numbers by casino/hotel property.  Oh, and it's ugly, especially if you happened to stay at the Cosmopolitan in recent weeks!

CoinGeek Live Presents: Cashless Casinos: How Bitcoin Technology Offers A Better & Safer Gaming Experience

Live from studios in both New York and London experts from the iGaming industry gather to talk about the way forward for the casinos across the world. The conference will, naturally, be virtual but it is far more than just ‘Zoom-heads’ on a black background. This panel will not only offer interaction and questions form delegates but also be broadcast live from The Manhattan Studio (NYC) and Kennington Studios (London) from 10:15am EST on Friday, October 2nd.