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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.

Negreanu and PokerStars Part Ways

Negreanu and PokerStars Part Ways
The biggest money earner in poker, Daniel Negreanu, has amicably split with PokerStars following 12 years as a sponsored pro.
Submitted by Ace King on, May/26/2019

Is PokerStars Legal in the State of Idaho?

Is PokerStars Legal in the State of Idaho?

PokerStars is not accessible in the state of Idaho, though it used to be.  The site now adheres to state interpretation that poker sites are not legally permitted to operate in Idaho.

Submitted by Ace King on, May/24/2019

Borgata Babes Case Can Go to Trial

Borgata Babes Case Can Go to Trial

A state appellate court says five cocktail waitresses who sued an Atlantic City casino for gender bias and a hostile work environment can take their case to trial.

Submitted by Associated Press on, May/21/2019

Red Dead Online Poker Review - Access Issues

If any company is going to make a run at competing with the big name real money online poker sites like PokerStars, Americas Cardroom or 888, it would be an established gaming site the likes of Rock Star Games.  They recently incorporated poker into their Red Dead Online title, but - SURPRISE - most people can't play for real money.

Submitted by steve cooper on, May/19/2019

Poker's Royal Wedding

Poker's Royal Wedding

Daniel Negreanu tied the knot with long time girlfriend Amanda Leatherman and the poker community celebrated along side them.

Submitted by Ace King on, May/18/2019

Daniel Negreanu Amanda Leatherman Marry

Daniel Negreanu Amanda Leatherman Marry

If there is such a thing as a poker royal wedding, this would be it.  Daniel Negrean and long time girlfriend Amanda Leatherman have tied the knot.

Submitted by Ace King on, May/17/2019

Evil Poker Players 2: Shawn Sheikhan, Poker Pervert

Evil Poker Players 2: Shawn Sheikhan, Poker Pervert

(Originally Published 9/15/15) With the death of Thomas "Amarillo Slim" Preston Jr. a few years ago, the most famous professional poker player who is also a child molester is now Iranian immigrant and Las Vegas resident Shahram Sheikhan, 46, who goes by the nickname "Shawn" but is better known by his other nickname--"The Poker Pervert."

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, May/15/2019

Where Can I Play Online Poker From California?

There just a few online poker sites accessible to those living in the state of California.

Submitted by Ace King on, May/15/2019

Doyle Brunson Bares All to Nude Beach Loving Lacey Jones

Doyle Brunson wasn't voted my Sexiest Poker Player of 2009 because he's dead wood.  Poker babe Lacey Jones also made the cut. 

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, May/12/2019

Can I Bet on Bovada From New York?

Can I Bet on Bovada From New York?

Bovada is no longer accessible to new customers from the state of New York.  YouWager is among the dozen or so online gambling sites that do accept customers from the Empire State.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, May/12/2019

Poker + Keno = Pokeno

Add together two of America's favorite gambling games, poker and keno, and you get the suddenly red-hot game of pokeno.  And just what is pokeno?

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, May/10/2019

Can I Play on PokerStars From New York?

Can I Play on PokerStars From New York?

PokerStars forbids those from New York from playing 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, May/07/2019

Bitcoin Hits New 6-Month High: Mystery Buyer May Have Helped Boost Price

Bitcoin Hits New 6-Month High: Mystery Buyer May Have Helped Boost Price

Moves above $5900 for first time this year

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, May/07/2019

How to Play Online Poker From Georgia - Best Sites

How to Play Online Poker From Georgia - Best Sites

Americas Cardroom offers free-to-play and real money online poker from Georgia

Submitted by Ace King on, May/05/2019

Is Internet Poker Legal in Arizona, New Mexico, Utah?

Is Internet Poker Legal in Arizona, New Mexico, Utah?

Web poker is not illegal in Arizona or New Mexico per se, however, these states do not currently license poker rooms for online access.  There are a handful of Internet poker sites available to Arizona and New Mexico residents operating outside the state.

Submitted by Ace King on, May/05/2019

Is Internet Poker Legal in California?

Is Internet Poker Legal in California?

Web poker is not illegal in California per se, however, the state does not currently license poker rooms for online access.  There are a handful of Internet poker sites available to California residents operating outside the state.

Submitted by Ace King on, May/05/2019

Actor, Poker Pro James Woods Banned From Twitter

Actor, Poker Pro James Woods Banned From Twitter

James Woods was trending number one on Twitter after being banned from the social media site.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, May/03/2019

ACR Founder Emphatic: 'Super Users Can't Happen With the Software We Have'

ACR Founder Emphatic: 'Super Users Can't Happen With the Software We Have'

Nagy opens up live about being accused by Ingram of being a super user

Submitted by Ace King on, Apr/29/2019

Is PokerStars Legal in California?

Is PokerStars Legal in California?

PokerStars does not accept customers from California, however, Americas Cardroom does, and they are welcoming new customers with a signup bonus of up to $1000

Submitted by Ace King on, Apr/26/2019

Wichita Area Man Pleads Guilty in Illegal Poker Scheme

Wichita Area Man Pleads Guilty in Illegal Poker Scheme

WICHITA, Kan. A St. Mary's, Kan. man pleads guilty to a felony charge in connection with a federal investigation into illegal poker games in Wichita.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/18/2019

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood Announces Results of 2019 Poker Showdown

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood Announces Results of 2019 Poker Showdown

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood continued its 2019 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown series Tuesday with World Poker Tour® play.

Submitted by Press Release on, Apr/18/2019

Kevin Hart Banned From Vegas

Kevin Hart Banned From Vegas

Hart made the bold claim on the Jimmy Kimmel Show the other night.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Apr/17/2019

AI Defeats Top DOTA Team

AI Defeats Top DOTA Team

First Artificial Intelligence (also known as AI) beat a bunch of professional poker players, and now they want a piece of professional gamers. 

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Apr/16/2019

Televised Poker Coming to Ohio in April

Columbus, OH - To date, the state of Ohio has never held a nationally televised poker tournament. That will change in a matter of weeks. Hollywood Casino Columbus is set to host the renowned Heartland Poker Tour (HPT) April 18-29.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/12/2019

New Photo Released of Missing Icelandic Poker Pro

New Photo Released of Missing Icelandic Poker Pro

A new photo of a missing Icelandic poker pro has been released by Ireland's gardaí.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Apr/09/2019

Grand Casino Poker Room Massive Expansion Underway

Grand Casino Poker Room Massive Expansion Underway

While Poker rooms are on the drop in Latin America, Grand Casino Escazu in Costa Rica hopes to change all that. The new expansion and renovations of the Casino and Poker room will be the ultimate poker destination in Central America. 

Submitted by Press Release on, Apr/09/2019

Ivonne Montealegre Joins Forces With Malta Poker Championships, G911 Goes 4-1 in MLB (Podcast)

Ivonne Montealegre Joins Forces With Malta Poker Championships

Our good friend Ivonne Montelegre is joining forces with another amazing poker tournament event and the St. Louis Cardinals come through big for us Monday night with a win over the Dodgers.  It's all part of the Gambling911 News Mishmash.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/08/2019

High Five Tournament Series April 17-21 Features $1.3 Million Prize Pool (Listen)

High Five Tournament Series April 17-21 Features $1.3 Million Prize Pool

Smoke your opponents in this 420-friendly tournament

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Apr/02/2019

Live Football Studio: A New Way to Bet

Live Football Studio: A New Way to Bet

Football, soccer, the beautiful game, whatever you want to call it, there’s no doubt that it’s one of if not the most popular sport on the planet.

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/28/2019

Family Renews Appeal to Find Missing Poker Player

Family Renews Appeal to Find Missing Poker Player

The family of missing Icelandic poker player Jon Jonsson continue their efforts to help locate the poker player who vanished in Dublin Ireland February 9.

Submitted by Ace King on, Mar/22/2019

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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.