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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.

James Woods to Twitter: 'Man Up and Slit My Throat With a Knife, Don't Smother Me With a Pillow'

James Woods to Twitter: 'Man Up and Slit My Throat With a Knife, Don't Smother Me With a Pillow'

Actor James Woods has been locked out of his Twitter account over a tweet he sent out months ago that was found to be in violation of Twitter’s rules.

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/24/2018

Adelson's Anti-Online Poker Coalition to Join the Sports Betting Hearing Fray Thursday

A House hearing on how to better structure sports betting at the federal level is slated for this coming Thursday.  Among those in attendance will be the National Football League, American Gaming Association and casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson's anti-online poker coalition.

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/24/2018

James Woods Twitter Account Inaccessible

Conservative Hollywood actor and professional poker player James Woods cannot access his Twitter company after the social media firm locked him out until he opts to remove a meme he posted back in July that has since proven to be a hoax.

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/23/2018

Compulsive Gambler in Recovery Podcast: ‘The Pitfalls of Rushing U.S. Sports Betting’ and is Poker Gambling

Will there be a rise in gambling addiction with expanded sports betting in U.S.?

Will there be a rise in gambling addiction with expanded sports betting in U.S.?

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/21/2018

Million Dollar Sundays Encore Poker Tournaments and Online Super Series XIV Announced

Million Dollar Sundays Encore Poker Tournaments and Online Super Series XIV Announced

The Sunday tournaments have proven especially popular with massive payouts

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/21/2018

Matusow Wish for the New Year: 'Have @Potus Quit Tweeting Like A 3 yr Old'

Matusow Wish for the New Year: 'Have @Potus Quit Tweeting Like A 3 yr Old'

Poker pro Mike "The Mouth" Matusow makes no secret of the fact that he is a big supporter of U.S. President Donald Trump.  But at the conclusion of Rosh Hashanah, he wished the following via Twitter

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/19/2018

PokerStars Lawsuit Goes Before Judge

2016 World Series of Poker Main Event runner up Gordon Vayo’s lawsuit against the world’s largest poker site is set to go before a judge.  He filed the suit earlier this year.

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/17/2018

Teen Sentenced for Stealing €150k From Maltese Online Casino Sentenced

Teen Sentenced for Stealing €150k From Maltese Online Casino Sentenced

A teenager from Finland who stole more than €150,000 from an online casino in Malta after discovering a glitch in their software will serve a 20-month sentence.

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/12/2018

It Does Not Appear That 888Poker is Behind DoS Attacks

It Does Not Appear That 888Poker is Behind DoS Attacks

PartyPoker, Americas Cardroom, even the world's largest online poker room, PokerStars, have not been immune to Denial of Service (DoS) attacks in recent weeks.  So it shouldn't come as any surprise that another bigwig in the world of Web poker, 888Poker, has also fallen victim.

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/11/2018

Tencent Poker Platform Shut Down Amidst Crackdown

Chinese tech giant Tencent Holdings announced it is shutting down the firm's popular Texas Hold’Em poker video game in an effot to comply with intensifying government scrutiny hitting the country’s gaming industry.

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/10/2018

Six Plus Hold'em No Limit Debuts Online This Monday

Six Plus Hold'em No Limit Debuts Online This Monday

Americas Cardroom has announced the addition of Six Plus Hold'em No Limit, which debuts this Monday September 10, 2018.

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/07/2018

$1,000,000 GTD Online Poker Tourneys Unveiled

Million Dollar Sundays Tourneys on September 9th and 16th at 1pm ET

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/07/2018

Card Player Magazine Employee Accused of Theft

Card Player Magazine Employee Accused of Theft

A former employee of Card Player Magazine has been accused by the company of stealing $1.1 million from the magazine.

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/05/2018

Poker Player Passes Away Unexpectedly at Tournament

The poker community is in mourning following news that Oklahoma City player Eric Thompson passed away this week.

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/05/2018

Americas Cardroom Especially Lucrative This Week for Crypto Supporters

Americas Cardroom Especially Lucrative This Week for Crypto Supporters

US-facing online poker site accepts over 60 cryptocurrencies

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/04/2018

Neymar Secrets Exposed: 'Friend' Tells All

Neymar Secrets Exposed: 'Friend' Tells All

A friend of the soccer phenom and poker pro Neymar tells the Sunday Express this week, Neymar is so into poker these days that he uses all of his downtime to play the game.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/28/2018

Banned Poker Pro Sues WSOP

Joe Stiers had been previously banned from all Caesars properties

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/27/2018

Doyle Brunson Thanks Losers at Bobby's Room for His New Escalade

"I want to thank all the players who lost money in Bobby’s Room this summer. This new Escalade is from their generosity," tweeted Doyle Brunson with a picture of his new Cadillac Escalade. 

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/27/2018

Online Poker Like Terrorism?

Online Poker Like Terrorism?

A former Democratic U.S. senator from Arkansas could now be known as the Queen of FUD, writes Erik Gibbs of CalvinAyre.com.  FUD in this case stands for Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt. 

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/23/2018

Poker Pro Gets 12 Years for $53 Million Scam

Poker Pro Gets 12 Years for $53 Million Scam

A one-time poker pro has been jailed for 12 years after defrauding a Victorian jail after scamming the Commonwealth Bank of nearly $58 million in a fraud of “breathtaking proportions”.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/22/2018

Borgata Wants Phil Ivey to Repay Back $9.6 Million Now as Lawyers Hold Up Process

Borgata Wants Phil Ivey to Repay Back $9.6 Million Now as Lawyers Hold Up Process

Ivey and gal pal were able to spot defective cards while playing baccarat to give them edge

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/21/2018

Spanish Tax Authority Hunting Down Poker Pros

Four years after Barcelona EPT win, German poker pro hit with €235,000 tax bill by the Spanish authorities

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/20/2018

PokerStars: 'You Can Rest Assured Player Accounts, Funds Secure' After DoS Attack

PokerStars: 'You Can Rest Assured Player Accounts, Funds Secure' After DoS Attack

Stars says it is working with law enforcement agencies to bring perpetrators to justice

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/16/2018

‘LeBron James of Poker’ Arrested for Running Illegal Poker, Drug Den

‘LeBron James of Poker’ Raked in $200K a Year Running Drug, Poker Ring

Singh was among 32 others busted last week in the West Village of New York City

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/16/2018

Maria Konnikova Profiled in New York Times Piece: 'I Have Zero Interest in Gambling'

Maria Konnikova Profiled in New York Times Piece:  'I Have Zero Interest in Gambling'

The science writer for the New Yorker went from amateur to sponsored pro in under a year

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/15/2018

2018 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open: Brandon Eisen Wins $771,444

2018 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open: Brandon Eisen Wins $771,444

For the fourth consecutive year, the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open (SHRPO) concluded with the crowning of The Big 4 champions at the new Hard Rock Event Center at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/15/2018

Poker Pro Wins £68,930, Forced to Give it Back to Government

Back in March poker player Adam Lulat won £68,930 in the Grosvenor UK Poker Tour Manchester.  This was by far his biggest live tournament win.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/15/2018

Robust Numbers for NJ Sports Betting in July

The July numbers are in and legalized sports betting has been a huge success so far in New Jersey.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/14/2018

Doyle Brunson to Get a Grandson as 85th Birthday Gift

Doyle Brunson Grandson

Congrats to poker icon Doyle Brunson, who announced Monday a new addition coming to the Brunson family courtesy of son Todd.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/13/2018

Justin Bonomo Tops List of Poker Pro Net Worth for 2018

Justin Bonomo Tops List of Poker Pro Net Worth for 2018

At $24.9 million Justin Bonomo has earned more than double that of the number two player on list

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/13/2018

Breaking News

How Much Tax Will I Pay Betting Sports in PA?

How Much Tax Will I Pay Betting Sports in PA?

PA gamblers will have to pay a 36% tax on winnings

Officers: About 40 video gaming machines seized in NC raid

Law enforcement officers have raided a property that the Tuscarora Indian Nation of North Carolina claims as sovereign territory in eastern North Carolina after they received complaints that an illegal casino was being operated there.

Understanding Casino Bonuses

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