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.

Even More Records Broken By PokerStars


Submitted by Guest on, Jan/08/2009

PokerStars Sets Record For Single Tournament Entries

The results are in. PokerStars - them world's largest online poker site has shattered the Guinness World Record for the Largest Online Poker Tournament. As part of PokerStars' 'World Record Week', 35,000 poker players - enough to fill a professional football stadium - took part in the special $11 buy-in tournament on Sunday, December 28, 2008, with PokerStars guaranteeing a $500,000 prize pool. PokerStars had set the previous record with a field of 20,000 players in the Sunday Hundred Grand on July 29, 2007.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/07/2009

Three Players Accept The Durr Poker Challenge

Following up on a story that we reported on earlier in the week, Tom "Durrr" Dwan has three players who have taken him up on his million dollar challenge.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/07/2009

Best Damn Poker Show Returns For Second Season

UltimateBet announced Tuesday that the Best Damn Poker Show, featuring Annie Duke and Phil Hellmuth, will return for a second season with the first episode set to air on FSN January 12.

The show aims to determine which poker legend, Duke or Hellmuth, can better teach Texas Hold'em to 24 aspiring poker players in reality television format. Each telecast of the 7-episode series will be repeated at 11pm and 12:30am and additional footage will be showcased exclusively online.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/07/2009

ESPN to Broadcast World Series of Poker Europe

Judging by the ratings success of the delayed World Series of Poker final, it might not surprise many that ESPN will now be broadcasting the 2008 World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE). 

ESPN announced Monday that it will broadcast eight original hours of the World Series of Poker-Europe main event. The event took place in the Casino at the Empire in the heart of downtown London's theater district and attracted 362 of the world's best players.

Submitted by Ace King on, Jan/07/2009

BWIN Goes MTV as Complaints Mount

Austrian online gambling firm, BWIN, has its logo prominently featured in the latest Lady GaGa video for "Poker Face".  The BWIN name is clearly seen on a strip poker table.  But ironic

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/06/2009

Lady GaGa Poker Face Best Poker Song Ever?

Looks like another hit for Lady GaGa.  WickedChopsPoker has declared "Poker Face" best poker song ever.  It even beats out the All In 2007

Submitted by Ace King on, Jan/06/2009

Absolute Poker Sending 12 Players to Playboy Mansion

Fantasy becomes reality for Absolute Poker players as free Texas Hold'em tournaments award trips to exclusive party at the world's most famous mansion

Miami, FL (PRWeb) January 5, 2009 - No need to hide that stash of magazines under your mattress any longer. Absolute Poker is getting ready to make every man's fantasy come true for 12 lucky Texas Hold'em players. The leading online poker site today announced that it's giving away six trips for two to the Kandy Masquerade party at the Playboy Mansion, set to get underway on February 28, 2009.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/06/2009

Kentucky Forecast For Gambling Domains Not Clear

A Kentucky Court of Appeals is expected to issue a ruling shortly on whether the commonwealth can seize 141 online gambling domain names.

Jennifer Brislin, a spokeswoman for the Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet, told PC World that the agency sought to shut down the gambling sites last year to protect Kentucky citizens from an "illegal, unregulated and untaxed industry." The state argued that the sites promoted online gambling activities that are illegal in Kentucky.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/06/2009

Corfman Confirms CAP Ownership in CardSpike

One of the most respected online gambling industry analysts, Michael Corfman, has confirmed that individuals behind Casino Affiliate Programs (CAP) and Poker Affiliates Program are involved with ru

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/06/2009

John Phan Named 2008 Poker Player of the Year

Full Tilt Poker pro John "The Razor" Phan has been named as both the Card Player and BLUFF Magazine 2008 Player of the Year after an incredible string of successes, including winning two

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/06/2009

Sports Betting and Poker the Perfect Marriage

The news that Cake Poker has managed to increase its market share by over 52 percent in 2008 should hardly come as little surprise. 

Cake's success is fueled almost exclusively through its relationship with, by far the largest online sports betting site in terms of overall customer volume.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/06/2009

Bodog Poker Loses Largest Market Share in 2008

According to Bodog Poker was the biggest loser of 2008.  That online poker room lost 34 perc

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/05/2009

GigaMedia is the Online Gambling Stock to Watch

The Motley Fool has revealed three stocks to watch for 2009 and one of them is Asian online gambling firm GigaMedia.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jan/05/2009

Daniel Negreanu To Stop Giving Poker Lessons

There's a famous scene in the World War II movie "Patton" where tank forces commanded by U.S.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Jan/05/2009

Winter Chill Poker Tournament at Mohegan Sun

UNCASVILLE, CT (January 5, 2008) - Mohegan Sun will start the New Year off right with its second major poker tournament, Mohegan Sun's Winter Chill Poker Tournament, February 7th - 15th.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/05/2009

CardSpike Controversy Has Poker Affiliates up in Arms

Last week, reported on how a relatively new online poker room - - was stalling payments to its affiliate partners.  Ironically, some of those affiliates have claimed

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/04/2009

Doyle Brunson Reaches Out to Girl With Terminal Cancer

I hope this football season gets through soon.  I only leave my desk and TV to go play poker when there is a game.  I thought I had the football needle out of my arm but it's so much fun to bet a

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/04/2009

North Dakota Texas Hold 'Em Poker Championship Final Nears

Over 1300 players took part in the North Dakota Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Championship including many individuals from Canada, which borders the state to the north.

Submitted by Ace King on, Jan/03/2009

Michael Phelps Parties in Vegas With Phil Ivey

All right. Ok. Now we get it. Poker player/swimmer Michael Phelps probably wasn't a stud growing up. As in, if it wasn't for that swimming hobby of his, he might not of been the coolest guy.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/03/2009

Dikshit Among Forbes Biggest Billionaire Blowups

March net worth: $1.6 billion 
Current net worth: $1 billion.  PartyGaming co-founder, Anurag Dikshit could lose his billionaire status in 2009, according to Forbes Magazine.

Dikshit designed the software for PartyGaming's successful PartyPoker game, which allowed live gambling over the Web. He left the company and sold a chunk of shares in 2006, the year the U.S. government drafted the Unlawful Internet Gaming Enforcement Act, forcing Party out of the US market where the firm lost 80 percent of its customer base.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jan/01/2009

CardSpike Poker Affiliates Want Answers From CAP

Online poker affiliates claim a relatively new room has been stiffing them.  That room is, launched last this past summer.  A number of its affiliates and some industry observers ha

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/01/2009

Top 10 Most Fascinating Poker Players of 2008

Who were the top 10 most fascinating poker players of 2008? (emphasis on the word "fascinating", as this does not necessarily mean "the best").

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/31/2008

World Poker Tour to Air on Fox Sports Net

(PRESS RELEASE) -- WPT Enterprises and Fox Sports Net (FSN) announced today the World Poker Tour® (WPT) Season VII television schedule, debuting the first of 26 action-packed episodes on January 4

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/31/2008

10 Most Influential in Online Gambling (2008) yesterday looked at 10 of the most influential events involving the online gambling sector yes

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/30/2008

Top 10 Biggest Impacts on Internet Gambling in 2008

Here we are heading into 2009 and it is time to reflect upon 2008 and what were the biggest impacts affecting the online gambling industry.  Unfortunately, this was a pretty easy list to create.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/30/2008

Phil Hellmuth Speaks Out on Bad Poker Hand Payout Scandal

Some of you may have been away for the holidays and off line a bit, which is good for Phil Hellmuth and the folks at Cereus, which is the new software platform for

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/29/2008

Durrr Aces Twice En Route to $1.3 Million Day

For the highest stakes online poker cash game players, it is common to have big winning and losing sessions.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/29/2008

Sahara Casino Armed Robbery Suspect Mug Caught on Tape

Las Vegas police have released stills of a man caught on video who is believed to have taken part in a robbery at the Sahara Casino two weeks ago.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Dec/29/2008

PartyGaming is a Scary One-Eyed Monster With Little Bite

PartyGaming, once the world's largest online poker firm with more than half the market and a darling of the London Stock Exchange, has gone into free fall in recent years.  Amazingly, despite losi

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/29/2008

Breaking News

How to play online slots in Australia? Initial Steps & Banking Issues

How to play online slots in Australia? Initial Steps & Banking Issues

Experienced gamblers are well versed in the nuances of gambling in online casinos and can change several sites a month in the hope of winning large sums. It is more difficult for beginners. They want to try their luck but do not yet understand: how to play online slots in Australia?.

Colorado Sports Betting Prohibitions to be Determined Shortly

Colorado Sports Betting Prohibitions to be Determined Shortly

Department of Revenue’s Gaming Enforcement Division will create a “catalog” or initial list of eligible bets to be continually updated