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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.

PokerStars Poker Revenues Static While Sports Betting Explodes

PokerStars Poker Revenues Static While Sports Betting Explodes

Q3 results for PokerStars show poker revenues dropped 3.9 percent year-over-year while sports betting shined.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Nov/07/2018

Poker Could Become Legalized in Israel

Poker Could Become Legalized in Israel

New legislation could legalize poker in the nation of Israel.

Submitted by Ace King on, Nov/07/2018

Poker Party Raided

Poker Party Raided

The Mumbai Police raided a high-profile poker party at Juhu’s Sea Princess Hotel early on Tuesday.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Nov/06/2018

Shaun Deeb 2018 WSOP POY

Shaun Deeb 2018 WSOP POY

Long time poker pro Shaun Deeb has been crowned the Poker Player of the Year, two months before the conclusion of 2018.

Submitted by Ace King on, Nov/01/2018

Zynga Poker Misses Wall Street Estimates

Zynga Inc (ZNGA.O) on Wednesday reported third-quarter bookings and current-quarter forecast that missed Wall Street estimates, as the game developer was hit by softness in its “Zynga Poker” franchise and casino slots portfolio.

Submitted by Reuters on, Oct/31/2018

China Blocks Poker Apps Amid Massive Crackdown

A number of Texas Hold’Em style mobile games are being reported blocked as part of a crackdown by the Chinese government.   The action commenced some time on Monday it appears.

Submitted by Ace King on, Oct/30/2018

How Do I Use Bitcoin to Bet Poker Online? (Bitcoin Poker Series Part I)

Being an intergral part of the gaming industry, we here at Gambling911.com are constantly asked two questions that might otherwise shock our regular readers:  "How can I play online poker with real money?" And - wait for it - "How do I buy and use Bitcoin?"

Submitted by Ace King on, Oct/28/2018

Matusow Tweets to Erik Seidel 'You Got 60m From Full Tilt Poker While Others Took the Fall'

Matusow Tweets to Erik Seidel 'You Got 60m From Full Tilt Poker While Others Took the Fall'

Mike "The Mouth" Matusow on Thursday night went on the attack against fellow poker pro Erik Seidel after the later joked about Megyn Kelly receiving her entire $69 million contract after being fired by NBC.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Oct/25/2018

The Twitch Online Casino Viewbot Problem: Not an Epidemic Yet But...

The social media streaming platform Twitch has long been a popular medium for poker pros to showcase their skills, and now online casino interests are looking to capitalize.  The later has encountered a bit of a hiccup in the form of viewbots.

Submitted by Alejandro Botticelli on, Oct/25/2018

Asia Poker Tour to Host Tournament in Japan That Features Prize of Zero

The Asia Poker Tour will be making history when it comes to Japan for the very first time.

Submitted by Ace King on, Oct/22/2018

Borgata Seeks Permission to Go After Phil Ivey for More Than $10 Million: Bank Account Emptied

Borgata Seeks Permission to Go After Phil Ivey for More Than $10 Million

The Borgata Casino in Atlantic City has sought approval to go after poker pro Phil Ivey for the $10.1 million the property was awarded in an infamous edge-sorting case.

Submitted by Ace King on, Oct/16/2018

Poker Pro Charged for Drug Distribution

Poker Pro Charged for Drug Distribution

Authorities describe player as "dangerous individual" who allegedly sold pot with street value of $500K

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Oct/16/2018

Doyle Brunson Not Dead Yet: Catch Him in Poker After Dark

For years Gambling911.com has received countless number of search inquiries for Doyle Brunson's untimely death. ...We are happy to report Doyle is alive and kicking.

Submitted by Ace King on, Oct/15/2018

MDS Encore Freerolls to Step 1 Tournaments Online Poker Tournaments Intoduced at ACR

MDS Encore Freerolls to Step 1 Tournaments Online Poker Tournaments Intoduced at ACR

Americas Cardroom is proud to now offer 12 freerolls per day every two hours for its MDS Encore Freerolls to Step 1 Tournaments.

Submitted by Ace King on, Oct/12/2018

Online Poker Rake Race to Go From Weekly to Daily

Online Poker Rake Race the Go From Weekly to Daily

The Americas Cardoom usual weekly Beast rake race is changing format for the month of November to be a daily rake race.

Submitted by Ace King on, Oct/12/2018

Get High With the New High Five Poker Tournament Series at Americas Cardroom

The Americas Cardroom High Five tournament race will be incorporating a most unusual theme that includes a "courtesy break" at 4:40 every day throughout the series where players can get high (get it?). 

Submitted by Ace King on, Oct/12/2018

PokerStars and Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood Team Up for Action-Packed Poker Schedule

PokerStars and Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood have teamed up to bring Florida players an action-packed live poker schedule throughout November, when PokerStars will award three Platinum Passes to the PokerStars Players No Limit Hold’em Championship (PSPC), which will take place in the Bahamas in January 2019.

Submitted by Press Release on, Oct/10/2018

PokerStars to Shut Down Costa Rica Office

The world's largest online poker site, PokerStars, is due to shut down its Costa Rica office by March 2019 as it focuses more on the legal poker and sports betting landscape in the US.

Submitted by Ace King on, Oct/10/2018

Winamax Sued Over Poker Bots

France-based Winamax Online Poker Network is being sued for allowing poker bots to play in its Winamax’s Expresso games.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Oct/09/2018

Man Accused of Murdering Player at Poker Game Finally Goes on Trial

Eric Norris is finally on trial four years after allegedly killing a Missouri City businessman during a high stakes poker game.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Oct/09/2018

Poker Pro Lands Job With Dallas Mavericks

Poker Pro Lands Job With Dallas Mavericks

The Dallas Mavericks NBA franchise has hired a stats guru who just happens to be a professional poker player.

Submitted by Ean Lamb on, Oct/08/2018

New Online Poker Tournament Payout Record Set

New Online Poker Tournament Payout Record Set

Over a 30 day period, ten online poker tournaments paid a whopping total $217,803,107 in guaranteed prize pools.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/03/2018

Pill-Making Factory Operator Claims He Got Money From Professional Poker

A flash drug dealer accused of running a £200,000 pill-making factory claims he received this money from playing professional poker.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/02/2018

Sam Greenwood Loses $1.2m Pot With a Flush

Sam Greenwood Loses $1.2m Pot With a Flush

Sam Greenwood was the “victim” of a $1.2 million cooler against Asian businessman Paul Phua during a a $1.2 million cooler.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/01/2018

Matusow Not Right?!?!

Matusow 'Open Minded....Not Left or Right"?

Diehard U.S. President Trump supporter Mike "The Mouth" Matusow came out swinging late Friday following Thursday's contentious Brett Kavanaugh hearing.

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/28/2018

HPT Surpasses $100M Awarded in Colorado

HPT Surpasses $100M Awarded in Colorado

It was a week of milestones for Heartland Poker Tour (HPT) in Colorado. With 496 entries at Golden Gates Casino, HPT eclipsed $100 million in Main Event prize pool money awarded since the tour began in 2005.

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/26/2018

PokerStars Virtual Reality - The Future Of Online Poker?

PokerStars Virtual Reality - The Future Of Online Poker?

Unveiled at the EuroGamer event in Birmingham, UK, the technology places the player in an immersive world where they can sit down at a table, handle their cards and chips, spot their opponents tells, and interact with them in real time from around the globe.

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/24/2018

James Woods to Twitter: 'Man Up and Slit My Throat With a Knife, Don't Smother Me With a Pillow'

James Woods to Twitter: 'Man Up and Slit My Throat With a Knife, Don't Smother Me With a Pillow'

Actor James Woods has been locked out of his Twitter account over a tweet he sent out months ago that was found to be in violation of Twitter’s rules.

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/24/2018

Adelson's Anti-Online Poker Coalition to Join the Sports Betting Hearing Fray Thursday

A House hearing on how to better structure sports betting at the federal level is slated for this coming Thursday.  Among those in attendance will be the National Football League, American Gaming Association and casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson's anti-online poker coalition.

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/24/2018

James Woods Twitter Account Inaccessible

Conservative Hollywood actor and professional poker player James Woods cannot access his Twitter company after the social media firm locked him out until he opts to remove a meme he posted back in July that has since proven to be a hoax.

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/23/2018

Breaking News

Gambling and Sports Betting News Wire - June 26, 2019

Here are today's headlines in the world of gambling and sports betting as they happen - Wednesday June 26, 2019.

More Sports Handicapping Sites Dump Offshore Ads in Favor of Regulated US Market

The popular sports handicapping website Picks and Parlays is the latest to remove offshore sportsbook ads in favor of legal betting sites in both New Jersey and Nevada.

6.2 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Sportsbook Hub of Costa Rica

6.2 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Sportsbook Hub of Costa Rica

A 6.2 magnitude earthquake hit the border of Costa Rica and Panama overnight Wednesday.  Costa Rica is home to several dozen online sportsbooks, casinos and Pay Per Heads.