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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.

Poker Player Tells Gambling 911 Reporter to "F*** Off!"...... FROM THE GRAVE

Poker Player Tells Gambling 911 Reporter to "F*** Off!"...... FROM THE GRAVE

Friends of Schmidt also tell Somach to go to Hell after inquiring as to whether the late poker pro and anti-vaccnine critic had passed away from Covid.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Jan/02/2022

The Mouth Lashes Out at End Game Talent President: 'Total Sociopath Lying Scumbag Thief'

The Mouth Lashes Out at End Game Talent President: 'Total Sociopath Lying Scumbag Thief'

Matusow closes out the year the same way it began, by lashing out at the former head of Twitch Poker.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Jan/02/2022

Fictional Poker Party Massacre Plays Role in Denver Shooting Rampage

Fictional Poker Party Massacre Plays Role in Denver Shooting Rampage

The writings are part of the investigation into what led Lyndon James McLeod to carry out the shootings, which occurred in multiple locations Monday.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Dec/30/2021

Harry Reid, a Friend and Foe of Internet Poker, Dies at 82

Harry Reid, a Friend and Foe of Internet Poker, Dies at 82

The former Senate majority leader and Nevada’s longest-serving member of Congress, died at his Henderson home at the age of 82.

Submitted by Ace King on, Dec/28/2021

2021 Was a Tragic Year for Poker Players

2021 Was a Tragic Year for Poker Players

Layne Flack, Dusty "Leatherass" Schmidt and Matthew Marafioti were just three of the poker pros who died way too young in 2021.  Marafioti plunged to his death from a 28th floor condo while Flack died of a fentanyl overdose.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Dec/28/2021

Americas Cardroom Announces Punta del Este Takedown: Win Your $8,000 Dream Poker Package to Compete

Americas Cardroom Announces Punta del Este Takedown

The event will take place February 8th thru February 12th with online satellites taking place during the month of January.

Submitted by Ace King on, Dec/27/2021

The Mouth Goes All In On Free Speech......By Blocking Negative People

The Mouth Goes All In On Free Speech......By Blocking Negative People

"Remember the time you got so mad you threw a brand new laptop out a window and it landed in pool hahahahaha," one of his devoted followers responds.  Plus be sure to catch Mike's latest podcast.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Dec/27/2021

Why Everyone is Going Crazy for the $10 Million Venom

$10 million guaranteed — ties our biggest tourney ever and The winner walks away with at least $1 Million.

Submitted by Ace King on, Dec/24/2021

Stocking Stuffer: Dan Bilzerian New Book Filled With Plenty of Poker and Sex

Stocking Stuffer: Dan Bilzerian New Book Filled With Plenty of Poker and Sex

"I was actually shocked at some of the stuff he shared – shoving drugs up his ass, getting caught masturbating, and losing his virginity to a prostitute are a few that come to mind – but I found his willingness to just put it all out there added authenticity to The Setup," one reviewer writes.  A book so shocking, that printers walked off the job in protest.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Dec/23/2021

Americas Cardroom Announces $10 Million Venom Coming in January

Americas Cardroom Announces $10 Million Venom Coming in January

Plus Americas Cardroom will be holding a Charity Bounty Tournament on #Twitch this Thursday to raise money for the Dresden Rotary Club Tornado Relief fund.

Submitted by Ace King on, Dec/22/2021

"Last Call" Documentary Series Reveals Why Nordics Are The Best Poker Players in the World (Watch Here)

It features Finnish players Jens "Jeans89" Kyllönen, Patrik Antonius, Dara O'Kearney and Finnish rap artist/poker aficionado Dan "Uniikki" Tolppanen.  Kyllönen became a millionaire overnight at the age of 19.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/21/2021

Hole Card Camera Creator Dead at 98 From Covid Complications

Hole Card Camera Creator Dead at 98 From Covid Complications

The hole card camera is a video camera mounted under a small glass panel on the card table, which allows audience members to view a player's face-down poker cards, thus revolutionizing how audiences watch poker on TV even to this day.

Submitted by Ace King on, Dec/20/2021

Clackamas County Medical Examiner Won't Share Autopsy Info on Poker Pro Dusty "Leatherass" Schmidt

Clackamas County Medical Examiner Won't Share Autopsy Info on Poker Pro Dusty "Leatherass" Schmidt

The medical examiner in Clackamas County, Oregon has denied a request by Gambling 911 for information about the sudden death of 40-year-old Schmidt.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Dec/16/2021

Calls Grow for Boycott of Bike Quantum Events at WSOPC

Calls Grow for Boycott of Bike Quantum Events at WSOPC

Boycott comes on the heels of $500,000 settlement with US Justice Department for failing to properly file reports for a foreign national who conducted millions of dollars in cash transactions at the casino in 2016.

Submitted by Ace King on, Dec/15/2021

Skrmiish App Goal to Democratise eSports: Draws on Internet Poker Model

Skrmiish, the SA App Looking to Democratise the World of eSports

Scott Peter Smith of Gamers Live says it does everything from "influencing a fresh global innovative sport, building new technology, embedding a strong revenue model, tapping into the human desire to compete and wrap it up with good timing and an enabling app".

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Dec/14/2021

Gambling 911 Sits Down With Poker's Most Powerful Couple: Chris Moorman and Katie Lindsay

Gambling 911 Sits Down With Poker's Most Powerful Couple: Chris Moorman and Katie Lindsay

Gambling911.com Publisher Chris Costigan recently had a chance to sit down with Americas Cardroom's latest poker ambassadors.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/13/2021

DeepMind Player of Games Would Perform Well at Imperfect Info Games Like Poker

DeepMind Player of Games Would Perform Well at Imperfect Info Games Like Poker

The previously developed DeepMind AI already had the ability to play perfect information games like chess and now it has the ability through algorithms like DeepStack and Libratus to play imperfect games such as poker.

Submitted by Ace King on, Dec/09/2021

Johnny Chan’s 88 Social Poker Club in Houston Closes Amid Controversy

Concerns over insolvency have forced the closure of Johnny Chan's 88 Social Club in Houston.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Dec/07/2021

Lucky Hearts Poker Open Returns to Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla. Beginning Jan. 13, 2022

Lucky Hearts Poker Open Returns to Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla. Beginning Jan. 13, 2022

Coming off a record breaking Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open in November, tournament poker is returning to Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla. with the Lucky Hearts Poker Open (LHPO), starting Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022. The tournament kicks off with the $600 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em opener featuring a $1 million guaranteed prize pool.

Submitted by Press Release on, Dec/07/2021

Poker Pro Dusty Schmidt Dead at 40 From Heart Attack

Poker Pro Dusty Schmidt Dead at 40 From Heart Attack

Successful online poker player Dustin "Dusty" Schmidt has died at the age of 40.  The news was first reported by his friend golf pro Kevin Na.

Submitted by Ace King on, Dec/04/2021

Poker Playing Porn Star Ron Jeremy Gets May 2 Trial Date for Serial Rape Case

Poker Playing Porn Star Ron Jeremy Gets May 2 Trial Date for Serial Rape Case

A former porn star, Ron Jeremy, real name Ronald Jeremy Hyatt, has a new trial date in his serial rape case set for May 2.  He also has a new lawyer on his defense team. 

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Dec/03/2021

Gambling 911 World Exclusive: Gambling-Themed TV Network to Debut in 2022

Gambling 911 World Exclusive: Gambling-Themed TV Network to Debut in 2022

The network is the brainchild of David W. Brunner, a talent agent and television executive in Pennsylvania who last year started another streaming television network called DB&A TV (dbandatelevision.tv), which features variety programming.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Dec/02/2021

Mouth Wants His Poker Player Friends to Wake Up and Know What is Really Important: Hunter Biden's Laptop?

Mouth Wants His Poker Player Friends to Wake Up and Know What is Really Important: Hunter Biden's Laptop?

Poker pro Mike "The Mouth" Matusow went off on one of his world famous diatribes Tuesday, albeit more tame by Matusow standards, telling his followers to "wake up" and "see the most obvious things".   They are...

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Nov/30/2021

Partypoker Makes Sweeping Changes to its Tables' Look and Functionality

Partypoker Makes Sweeping Changes to its Tables' Look and Functionality

PartyPoker on Monday introduced its new downloadable software update that features improved table graphics and animations.

Submitted by Ace King on, Nov/29/2021

Can I Play on PokerStars From Arizona?

Can I Play on PokerStars From Arizona?

PokerStars does not currently allow those from Arizona to play for real money on their website.  Alternatives include Americas Cardroom, available to play for real money in all 50 states.

Submitted by Ace King on, Nov/27/2021

Leo Margets Becomes First Woman in Poker History To Do This...

Leo Margets Becomes First Woman in Poker History To Do This...

There are plenty of amazing female poker players, so it's quite a surprise that Leo Margets became the first to accomplish something most in the game take for granted.....WINNING.

Submitted by Ace King on, Nov/22/2021

Hellmuth Declared the Poker "GOAT", Breaks Another Record, Mouth Wants Apology From Younger Players

Phil Hellmuth made more history at this year's World Series of Poker (WSOP), finishing second at Event #84: $50,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller. 

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Nov/21/2021

Koray Aldemir Wins 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event for $8,000,000

Koray Aldemir Wins 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event for $8,000,000

31-year-old Koray Aldemir, 31 won the 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event champion, topping a 6,550-player field to win $8 million and the coveted gold bracelet.  His large chip lead coming into Wednesday night made this win a bit anticlimatic.

Submitted by Ace King on, Nov/18/2021

OSS $15 Million Guaranteed Coming in Early December

OSS $15 Million Guaranteed Coming in Early December

The Online Super Series is Americas Cardroom's flagship tournament series that is designed for all player types. It has a wide range of small, medium and large buy-ins and a guaranteed prize pool of $15 million. 

Submitted by Ace King on, Nov/17/2021

Final 3 Remaining at This Year's WSOP Main Event: Koray Aldemir Has Monster Lead

Final 3 Remaining at This Year's WSOP Main Event: Koray Aldemir Has Monster Lead

Argentinian rapper Alejandro Lococo, better known by his stage name of Papo MC, bowed out of the Final Table of this year's World Series of Poker Main Event, but not before cashing out a cool $1,225,000.

Submitted by Ace King on, Nov/17/2021

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The Science Behind Gambling Addiction

The Science Behind Gambling Addiction

Risk-taking is ingrained in human nature. Every day, whether it be playing slots or riding a skateboard, we partake in activities that have both a risk and a reward potential.

Circa Sports to Host Free Football Preview Party and Sports Betting Panel With Brian Urlacher, Shaun King, More

Former Pro Football Players and Betting Experts to Share Insights on Upcoming Season, Predictions for Circa Sports’ Record-Breaking Football Contests and More

The Mouth Speaks Out About Mar-A-Lago Raid

The Mouth Speaks Out About Mar-A-Lago Raid: "Better Have Goods or Trump Will Win in Massive Landslide in 2024"

Plus poker player Dan Shak charged with ‘spoofing’ precious metals markets