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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.

Twitch Apologizes for Deletion of Poker Pro Videos

Twitch Apologizes for Deletion of Poker Pro Videos

The online video live streaming service Twitch has apologized for deleting thousands of hours worth of their video content from top poker players.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Nov/16/2020

Historic $5 Million PKO Tournament Concludes

Historic $5 Million PKO Tournament Concludes

Congratulations to pinguinachica, who won the Venom PKO belt with $477,814.50 in prize money, plus $273,253.16 in bounties.

Submitted by Ace King on, Nov/05/2020

Midway Poker Tour Owner Still Silent Over Payment Issues

Midway Poker Tour founder Daniel Bekavac remains Missing In Action following a payout debacle involving a Chicago tournament where some $50,000 is still owed to participants.

Midway Poker Tour founder Daniel Bekavac remains Missing In Action following a payout debacle involving a Chicago tournament where some $50,000 is still owed to participants.

Submitted by Ace King on, Nov/03/2020

Day 1A of VenomPKO Was Intense

Day 1A of VenomPKO Was Intense

Day 1A of the highly anticipated VenomPKO is in the books and Americas Cardroom was promising even bigger things for Monday

Submitted by Ace King on, Oct/25/2020

Poker Pro Sam Grizzle Dies of Stroke

Poker Pro Sam Grizzle Dies of Stroke

"At least he went out on top," poker pro Mike "The Mouth" Matusow commented upon hearing that fellow pro Sam Grizzle died from a “massive stroke and brain aneurysm" Monday afternoon.

Submitted by Ace King on, Oct/21/2020

Midway Poker Tour Founder Daniel Bekavac in Hiding?

Midway Poker Tour Founder Daniel Bekavac in Hiding?

PokerTube.com reported this weekend that Midway Poker Tour founder Daniel Bekavac appears to have gone to ground and nobody has any idea where he is.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Oct/19/2020

$5 Million Venom PKO Venom Fever

Americas Cardroom's $5 Million GTD Venom PKO Main Event is the biggest progressive knock out tournament in the history of poker and the tourney is set to kick of October 23rd to November 4th.

Submitted by Ace King on, Oct/16/2020

Fallout From Midway Poker Tour Fiasco Continues

Fallout From Midway Poker Tour Fiasco Continues

Daniel Bekavac, the founder of the Illinois-based Midway Poker Tour, has been booted from the PokerBros app after it was revealed that players were forced to sign up under Bekavac’s Poker Bros. affiliate code.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Oct/12/2020

Accused Poker Cheat Mike Postle Files $330 Million Slander Suit

Accused Poker Cheat Mike Postle Files $330 Million Slander Suit

A poker player widely accused of cheating during a 2019 live-streamed game at a Sacramento casino is fighting back against his accusers with a $330 million slander suit.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Oct/08/2020

Case of Missing Poker Player May Finally Be Solved

Case of Missing Poker Player May Finally Be Solved

It was a little over a year-and-a-half ago that Icelandic poker pro Jon Jonsson went missing in Dublin, Ireland.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Oct/08/2020

ACR Cancels MOMOMO PKO Series but $5 Million Venom Still On

ACR Cancels MOMOMO PKO Series but $5 Million Venom Still On

Americas Cardroom on Tuesday announced it had cancelled the remaining events of the MOMOMO PKO series.   The remaining $1,000,000 events (October 11th and 18th), and the $5 Million PKO Venom will run as planned. 

Submitted by Ace King on, Oct/06/2020

Midway Poker Tour Ends in Disaster

Midway Poker Tour Ends in Disaster

The inaugural Midway Poker Tour event is ending in disaster as details emerge regarding payout process.

Submitted by Ace King on, Oct/04/2020

Live Poker Tournaments Get Into Full Swing at Hard Rock

Live Poker Tournaments Get Into Full Swing at Hard Rock

The annual Pinktober event highlights the Seminole Hard Rock poker schedule.

Submitted by Ace King on, Sep/29/2020

Justin Kuraitis Defense of Postlegate Incenses Poker Community

Justin Kuraitis Defense of Postlegate Incenses Poker Community

Justin Kuraitis, the Stones Tournament Director implicated in a widely publicized live streaming poker cheating scandal, has come out swinging after evidence failed to show any wrongdoing.   

Submitted by Ace King on, Sep/23/2020

New Jersey Online Poker Revenue Dips

New Jersey Online Poker Revenue Dips

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a lot of major changes over the past few months. This effect has been felt across different industries, with some experiencing a more negative effect than others.

Submitted by Payton on, Sep/21/2020

Moon Dead as Result of Complications From Surgery

Moon Dead as Result of Complications From Surgery

A World Series of Poker Main Event runner up has died following complications from surgery.

Submitted by Ace King on, Sep/20/2020

Mike Postle and Justin Kuraitis Finally Speak Out on Cheating Scandal

Mike Postle and Justin Kuraitis Finally Speak Out on Cheating Scandal

Mike Postle has finally spoken out after a year of allegations lodged against the poker pro that he had cheated during live streaming events at the Stones Gambling Hall outside of Sacramento, California.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Sep/17/2020

Nick Diaz Next Fight Odds, UFC Champ, Poker Pro Tito Ortiz Running for Council

Nick Diaz Next Fight Odds, UFC Champ, Poker Pro Tito Ortiz Running for Council

Nick Diaz was trending this week in the MMA media world due to a rumored return to the Octagon in early 2021.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Sep/09/2020

Mike Sexton Passes Away

The poker world has lost a giant with news of the passing of player, commentator and game ambassador Mike Sexton late Sunday night.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/07/2020

Reactions Pour in From All Over Poker World to News of Mike Sexton Terminal Illness

Reactions Pour in From All Over Poker World to News of Mike Sexton Terminal Illness

Here are reactions from fellow poker pros that the Poker Hall of Famer Mike Sexton is in home hospice as his prostrate cancer has spread to other organs.

 

Submitted by Ace King on, Sep/02/2020

Mike Sexton in Home Hospice as Cancer Spreads

Linda Johnson, known as "The First Lady of Poker" disclosed via Twitter Tuesday evening that professional poker player and commentator Mike Sexton is in home hospice.

Submitted by Ace King on, Sep/01/2020

$50 Million Poker Series with $5 Million PKO Main Event

$50 Million Poker Series with $5 Million PKO Main Event

If you play poker you do not want to miss out on this! One of the most exciting poker formats ever has arrived at Americas Cardroom, and its worldwide debut will blow you away.  Wave after wave of PKOs are coming your way.

Submitted by Ace King on, Aug/31/2020

Poker Pro Still Missing After Over a Month

Poker Pro Still Missing After Over a Month

A Reno, Nevada poker pro remains missing after over a month.  Police still have little clues related to his disappearance.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Aug/26/2020

Winamax Under Fire for Homophobic Tweet

Winamax Under Fire for Homophobic Tweet

French online gambling giant Winamax is in hot water after its sportsbook arm posted an offensive Champions League celebration tweet that was considered homophobic.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Aug/21/2020

Dan Bilzerian Loses $50 Million This Year, Bitcoin Highest in 13 Months

Dan Bilzerian Loses $50 Million This Year, Bitcoin Highest in 13 Months

The annual report on the Canadian Stock Exchange revealed the massive losses with Forbes deciding to dig a little deeper. 

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Aug/18/2020

Stones Talks Settlement With Cheated Poker Players

Stones Talks Settlement With Cheated Poker Players

Attorneys for those negatively impacted by high-profile Mike Postle cheating case have informed the judge overseeing the case that a settlement has been reached in principle, and that negotiations are ongoing over details.  These attorneys have indicated they will require more time, however.

Submitted by Ace King on, Aug/12/2020

Should I teach my child to play poker?

Should I teach my child to play poker?

Each of us was once a child. In most cases, it is challenging to teach children discipline – they prefer to live without any restrictions. Children love games, entertainment, and fun.

Submitted by Payton on, Aug/07/2020

Suspect Arrested in Poker Pro Susie Q Murder Case

Suspect Arrested in Poker Pro Susie Q Murder Case

A 60-year-old Michigan man has been arrested in connection to the death of professional poker player Susie "Susie Q" Zhao, authorities said.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Aug/03/2020

Kid Poker, Doug Polk Agree to Settle Long Running Fued....With Game of Poker

Kid Poker, Doug Polk Agree to Settle Long Running Fued....With Game of Poker

Poker pro Daniel Negreanu has accepted a challenge to play fellow pro and Youtuber Doug Polk following a long-running feud between the two men.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Aug/02/2020

Michigan Authorities Exploring Poker Ties in Brutal Murder of Susie Zhao

Michigan Authorities Exploring Poker Ties in Brutal Murder of Susie Zhao

“We’re looking at every avenue — whether it was part of her hitchhiking — she used to hitchhike quite a bit. She got rides with people she didn’t know frequently,” a police spokesperson said.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Jul/30/2020

Breaking News

Offshore Sportsbooks vs. US Sportsbooks: NFL Money Line Odds

Offshore Sportsbooks vs. US Sportsbooks: NFL Money Line Odds

Now that the new NFL season is underway, it becomes rather easy to point out one of the most glaring differences between the old-school offshore sportsbooks and US-based sportsbooks as the new kids on the block. 

FanDuel Announces Market Access Partnership with Port Madison Enterprises to Operate Sports Betting in Washington

FanDuel Group and Port Madison Enterprises are pleased to announce plans to bring America’s #1 Sportsbook to the state of Washington. FanDuel Group will form an exclusive partnership with the Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort to bring retail sports betting to the state of Washington.

Police Report Details UFC's Jon Jones Arrest: Pulled Woman's Hair, Head Butted Cop Car

Police Report Details UFC's Jon Jones Arrest: Pulled Woman's Hair, Head Butted Cop Car

The Las Vegas Police Department released a police report detailing the circumstances surrounding the arrest of UFC fighter Jon Jones just hours before being inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame last week.