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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.

Can I Play on PokerStars From Florida?

Can I Play on PokerStars From Florida?

PokerStars forbids those from Florida from playing for real money on their website.  Alternatives include Americas Cardroom, available to play for real money in all 50 states.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Jun/30/2019

Can I Play on PokerStars From Connecticut?

Can I Play on PokerStars From Connecticut?

Those living in Connecticut are prohibited from playing on PokerStars.  However, Americas Cardroom provides an excellent alternative for residence of Connecticut.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Jun/30/2019

Is Online Poker Legal in Colorado?

Is Online Poker Legal in Colorado?

Online poker is not regulated in the state of Colorado, however, that doesn't mean sites cannot be accessed from the state for real money play. Americas Cardroom accepts players from Colorado for real money play, free play and sports betting.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Jun/30/2019

Can I Play on PokerStars From Mississippi, Alabama, South Carolina, Louisiana?

Can I Play on PokerStars From Mississippi, Alabama, South Carolina, Louisiana?

PokerStars does not currently allow those from Alabama, South Carolina, Mississippi and Louisiana to play for real money on their website.  Alternatives include Americas Cardroom, available to play for real money in all 50 states.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Jun/30/2019

Can I Play Online Poker From Arizona

Can I Play Online Poker From Arizona

Online poker is accessible to those living in Arizona via AmericasCardroom.

Submitted by Ace King on, Jun/30/2019

Craig Wright Tells Federal Court No Access to $10 Billion Bitcoin Fortune

Craig Wright Tells Federal Court No Access to $10 Billion Bitcoin Fortune

Dr. Craig Wright, who claims to be the real creator of Bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamoto, has told a court he is in unable to access his $10 billion dollar fortune.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jun/29/2019

Some of the best & worst poker reactions

 

Professional poker is high stakes, high octane, high everything. Hundreds and thousands of dollars, pounds, and Euros are called and raised for pots that can make or break a player’s career. For the casual poker player flipping cards at the best online casinos, this might seem like a daunting prospect but these guys (and girls) eat chips for breakfast - and not the potato kind!

Submitted by Payton on, Jun/26/2019

Online Super Series Cub3d Returns July 21st to August 18th

Online Super Series Cub3d Returns July 21st to August 18th

The colossal OSS Super Series Cub3d returns to Americas Cardroom for a 7th time with over $13 Million in total guarantees. The OSS Cub3d features four weeks of incredible online poker tournaments for every type of player.

Submitted by Ace King on, Jun/25/2019

$1 Million First Place Prize Online Tournament Venom Returns at ACR

$1 Million First Place Prize Online Tournament Venom Returns at ACR

We're not talking a $1 million cash prize pool here.  This is your chance to win $1 million all to yourself with the upcoming $1 Million Venom online poker tournament, the first of its kind. 

Submitted by Ace King on, Jun/25/2019

Switzerland Begins Blocking Access to Foreign Online Gambling Sites

Switzerland Begins Blocking Access to Foreign Online Gambling Sites

Switzerland will begin blocking access to foreign online gambling sites beginning July 1.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jun/24/2019

Televised Poker Returns to Colorado

In a matter of weeks, the nationally televised Heartland Poker Tour (HPT) will return to Colorado for a 12-day event at Golden Gates Casino & Poker Parlour. Since its first trip to Colorado in 2007, HPT has awarded over $25 million in Main Event prize pool money to poker players in the Centennial State.

In a matter of weeks, the nationally televised Heartland Poker Tour (HPT) will return to Colorado for a 12-day event at Golden Gates Casino & Poker Parlour. Since its first trip to Colorado in 2007, HPT has awarded over $25 million in Main Event prize pool money to poker players in the Centennial State.

Submitted by Press Release on, Jun/24/2019

CEO Phil Nagy Talks Americas Cardroom Expansion, New Software, Tournaments (Podcast)

CEO Phil Nagy Talks Americas Cardroom Expansion, New Software, Tournaments (Podcast)

We are in beautiful Costa Rica sitting down with some of our favorite people. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jun/20/2019

Poker Pro Spared Prison Term: Indictment Unsealed Tuesday

Poker Pro Spared Prison Term: Indictment Unsealed Tuesday

A federal magistrate has spared a Wichita businessman prison time after he pleaded guilty for his role in concealing the transfer of betting information from illegal poker games. 

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Jun/18/2019

David Lambard, Adam Friedman Latest WSOP Bracelet Winners

David Lambard, Adam Friedman Latest WSOP Bracelet Winners

David Lambard has won the $3000 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout Victor, Adam Friedman won the $10,000 Dealers Choice 6-Handed.  Both walk away with bracelets and lots of cash.

Submitted by Ace King on, Jun/18/2019

2019 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open to Be Held August 1-13

2019 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open to Be Held August 1-13

The Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open (SHRPO) will celebrate its seventh season of highly anticipated, top tournament play at South Florida’s iconic entertainment destination Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla. SHRPO will kick off Thursday, Aug. 1 with the $600 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (NLH) series opener highlighting a $1 Million Guarantee.

Submitted by Press Release on, Jun/17/2019

Gambling and Sports Betting News Wire - June 16 2019

Here are today's headlines in the world of gambling and sports betting as they happen - Sunday June 16, 2019.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jun/16/2019

Can I Access PokerStars From Iowa?

Can I Access PokerStars From Iowa?

Poker is very popular in Iowa.  You can access some online poker sites from the state, just not PokerStars.

Submitted by Ace King on, Jun/14/2019

Can I Access PokerStars From Nebraska?

Can I Access PokerStars From Nebraska?

You can access PokerStars from Nebraska but cannot play there for real money.  Othere online poker sites like Americas Cardroom do welcome those from Nebraska.

Submitted by Guest on, Jun/14/2019

Poker Pro Dies in Tragic Accident

Poker Pro Dies in Tragic Accident

Found dead in bathtub

Submitted by Ace King on, Jun/13/2019

John Gorsuch Wins 2019 MIllionaire Maker for $1,344,930

John Gorsuch, 42, has won the 2019 World Series of Poker Millionaire Maker.  He takes home $1,344,930 after beating a record field of 8,809.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jun/13/2019

No More Apps: iPhone Sportsbook Apps in States to go Way of Dodo Bird?

No More Apps: iPhone Sportsbook Apps in States to go Way of Dodo Bird?

The dinosaurs, the dodo birds, the iPhone sportsbook apps.  Well the later isn't extinct yet, it soon could be.  At least that's what Calvin McAlee of LineUps.com warned in recent days.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jun/12/2019

Judge Bans Fraudster From Gambling After Being Caught Playing Poker on Live Stream

Judge Bans Fraudster From Gambling After Being Caught Playing Poker on Live Stream

Wyatt Green defrauded countless numbers of people through an insurance scheme involving Hurricane Michael

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Jun/10/2019

Selling Sex for WSOP Buy-ins? Marle Cordeiro Says Why Not?

Selling Sex for WSOP Buy-ins?  Marle Cordeiro Says Why Not?

To date, her vlogs have enjoyed a combined 1,022,069 views.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Jun/10/2019

Igor Senkov Wins $36965 at Americas Cardroom Cage Live

Igor Senkov Wins $36965  at Americas Cardroom Cage Live

Russian Igor Senkov walked away with a cool $36,965 in Americas Cardroom’s Cage Live event.

Submitted by Ace King on, Jun/04/2019

New Five Card Poker Variant Added to B2B Provider’s Online Portfolio

New Five Card Poker Variant Added to B2B Provider’s Online Portfolio

Latvia-based B2B online casino provider Evolution Gaming has unveiled its latest variant, 2 Hand Casino Hold’em.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Jun/03/2019

Can I Use Bovada to Bet Sports if I'm in California

Can I Use Bovada to Bet Sports if I'm in California

The popular online sportsbook, racebook, casino and poker site Bovada (formerly known as Bodog) is accessible to those living in the state of California.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Jun/03/2019

YouTubers Being Banned for Promoting Online Poker Sites

YouTubers Being Banned for Promoting Online Poker Sites

In a single evening, three popular YouTuber poker pros had their videos removed from the social media platform for promoting online poker rooms.  In one of these cases, the poker player had his entire channel removed.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Jun/02/2019

Nicholas Haynes Wins Casino Employees Event at WSOP 2019

Nicholas Haynes Wins Casino Employees Event at WSOP 2019

Nicholas Haynes has captured the Casino Employees Event title and his first World Series of Poker Gold Bracelet. He defeated a field of 685 players to claim the $62,248 first prize.

Submitted by Guest on, May/31/2019

50th Annual World Series of Poker Gets Underway in Las Vegas

50th Annual World Series of Poker Gets Underway in Las Vegas

The annual World Series of Poker got underway on Tuesday in Las Vegas with dozens of scheduled card tournaments and a special event to celebrate the event's 50 year anniversary.

Submitted by Guest on, May/29/2019

Sports Betting News: Hearings Underway in Mass, Rotogrinders, PocketFive Acquired

Hearings were underway Tuesday and Wednesday to determine if sports betting should be legalized in the state of Massachusetts.  The public will offer feedback on Wednesday. 

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, May/28/2019

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Gambling and Sports Betting News Wire - October 14 2019

Here are today's headlines in the world of gambling and sports betting as they happen - Monday October 14, 2019.

Experts Agree Proper Regulation Could be the Best Bet for South African Gambling

Experts Agree Proper Regulation Could be the Best Bet for South African Gambling

Since colonization by the Dutch in the 1600s, South Africa gambling has traditionally operated under heavy restrictions. Officially these restrictions began in 1673, with the South Africa Gambling Act of 1965 codifying more recent game restrictions into national law. Up until 1996, the only real legal form of betting available for South African’s was on horse racing, which was considered a sporting activity.

Chicago Man Faces Charges Linked to Sports Gambling

Chicago Man Faces Charges Linked to Sports Gambling

A 35-year-old Chicago man has been indicted on federal charges that accuse him of illegal gambling and of hiding sports-betting income in a bankruptcy proceeding.