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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.

Win Your $12,500 Online Satellite Package to the 2021 WSOP

Win Your $12,500 Online Satellite Package to the 2021 WSOP

20 packages guaranteed ($12,500 value each).  Also Americas Cardroom has a $20 Million GTD OSS Cub3d online tournament taking place now through August 29th.

Submitted by Ace King on, Aug/11/2021

Poker Pros Pushing Back Against WSOP Covid Rules

Poker Pros Pushing Back Against WSOP Covid Rules

Professional poker players planning to attend next month’s World Series of Poker here are pushing back hard against the WSOP’s special Covid rules for this year’s tournament.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Aug/10/2021

WSOP New Covid Disqualification Rules Have Players Disgusted

WSOP New Covid Disqualification Rules Have Players Disgusted

It seems everybody in the poker community Tuesday morning is talking about Rule 115....and with good reason.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Aug/10/2021

Moneymaker Among the Early 2021 WSOP Casualities

Moneymaker Among the Early 2021 WSOP Casualities

The Americas Cardroom ambassador has a 9-year-old son with asthma that is unable to get the vaccine at this time.

Submitted by Ace King on, Aug/09/2021

The Kathy Griffin Mike Matusow Blind Date: Comedian Recovering From Lung Surgery

The Kathy Griffin Mike Matusow Blind Date: Comedian Recovering From Lung Surgery

Griffin was recently diagnosed with Stage 1 lung cancer and had to have half of her left lung removed.  She is recovering at home.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Aug/08/2021

BabyBowser Wins $1.5 Million and Change in $10 Million Venom

BabyBowser Wins $1.5 Million and Change in $10 Million Venom

Second place paid a sweet $1,015,200 to online poker player sw33ney.

Submitted by Ace King on, Aug/05/2021

Small Poker Contingent to Attend Layne Flack Funeral

Small Poker Contingency to Attend Layne Flack Funeral

Services to be held Monday in his birth city of Rapid City, South Dakota, in Sturgis.  A copy of the obituary has been obtained by Gambling911.com

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/02/2021

Facts About Poker and Its History You Should Know

Facts About Poker and Its History You Should Know

For thousands of years, card games have remained a great way for people to have fun and pass time. Playing card games traces its origin to China before 1000AD and made its way to Europe in 1360.

Submitted by Payton on, Aug/01/2021

Gambling911 World Exclusive: Covid-Stricken Cantu Out of Hospital

Gambling911 World Exclusive: Covid-Stricken Cantu Out of Hospital

Cantu was not vaccinated against Covid-19, Gambling911.com sources revealed.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Jul/31/2021

WSOP Threatened Again By Covid Surge

WSOP Threatened Again By Covid Surge

The 2021 World Series of Poker is set to take place Thu, Sep 30, 2021 through Tue, Nov 23, 2021.  There are already whispers that this year's event could be derailed by yet another surge in Covid-19 cases.  Assuming it isn't cancelled or delayed altogether, the 2021 WSOP is likely to see a reduction in participants.

Submitted by Ace King on, Jul/30/2021

The Mouth on Biles Backing Out of Olympics: 'Mental Heath is Real but Winners Stay Strong and Tough'

The Mouth on Biles Backing Out of Olympics: 'Mental Heath is Real but Winners Stay Strong and Tough'

Poker pro Mike "The Mouth" Matusow did not wish to downplay the seriousness of mental illness, but made it abundantly clear he agrees there needs to be some lines drawn.  The implication being that athletes can't just walk away in the middle of a competition for a "mental break".

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Jul/28/2021

How Does a Bookie Make Money

How Does a Bookie Make Money

Bookies make money on the vig, a built-in commission that is short for the word "vigorish" and is sometimes referred to as "juice".  This is generally a 10% cut, but that percentage could be much higher. 

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jul/28/2021

Poker Pro Salman Behbehani Remains in Jail After Large Stash of Party Drugs Found on Private Jet

The haul found on board his private jet reportedly included 80g crystal methamphetamine, a highly addictive drug commonly used among gay men during sex, and 315g cocaine.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Jul/28/2021

Doyle Brunson Wife Hospitalized

Doyle Brunson Wife Hospitalized

Poker legend Doyle Brunson announced via Twitter Tuesday afternoon that he had his beloved wife, Louise, rushed to the hospital.  Brunson was asking for prayers.

Submitted by Ace King on, Jul/27/2021

Layne Flack Will Be Laid to Rest Aug 2

Layne Flack Will Be Laid to Rest August 3

Flack, a six-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner, died suddenly at the age of 52 two weeks ago.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/27/2021

Gambling911 World Exclusive: Matusow Beats Covid

Gambling911 World Exclusive: Matusow Beats Covid

Mike “The Mouth” Matusow has recovered from his bout with COVID-19, Gambling 911 can reveal in a world exclusive report!

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Jul/27/2021

Hellmuth Has Scare as Tooth Infection Nearly Hits Sinus Nerves

Hellmuth Has Scare as Tooth Infection Nearly Hits Sinus Nerves

Monday night, poker pro Phil Hellmuth disclosed just how a serious a neglected tooth infection was about to become.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Jul/27/2021

Gambling911 World Exclusive: Cantu Has Covid Bad

Brandon Cantu is in the hospital with a severe case of COVID-19 and requires supplemental oxygen, Gambling 911 can reveal in a world exclusive report!

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Jul/26/2021

Gambling911 Gets First Interview With New 2+2 Poker Forum Owner

Gambling911 Gets First Interview With New 2+2 Poker Forum Owner

Andrii Plakhotnyi is a Russian-born software engineer and professional online poker player who founded the Canadian poker software company Hand2Note.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Jul/26/2021

High-Stakes Poker Player and Fraudster Found Guilty of Kidnapping

High-Stakes Poker Player and Fraudster Found Guilty of Kidnapping

He was also indicted recently for the murder of French high-stakes cash game player Cyril Mouly's driver, and his ex-father-in-law.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Jul/21/2021

Poker Pro Layne Flack Dead

Poker Pro Layne Flack Dead

Flack was a six-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner and just 52 years old at the time of his passing.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/21/2021

G911 World Exclusive: Matusow Doubts He Caught Covid at UFC 264

G911 World Exclusive: Matusow Doubts He Caught Covid at UFC 264

In an exclusive interview with Gambling 911, Matusow revealed that he was at a local event on July 8 that combined poker and politics, and that may have caused the problem.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Jul/21/2021

Popular TwoPlusTwo Forum Has Been Sold

Popular TwoPlusTwo Forum Has Been Sold

The popular but extremely outdated and mobile unfriendly TwoPlusTwo poker forum has sold for an undisclosed amount.  TwoPlusTwo is the oldest gambling posting forum on the Net today.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Jul/20/2021

The Mouth Continues to Deal With Covid Symptoms

Despite being vaccinated, poker pro Mike "The Mouth" Matusow continues to battle Covid-19.

Submitted by Ace King on, Jul/19/2021

When is 'The Baccarat Queen' Premiering in Theatres?

When is 'The Baccarat Queen' Premiering in Theatres?

Many in the poker community wait anxiously for the premier of 'The Baccarat Queen'.  The film project was first announced back in February 2019, then along came Covid to throw a damper on the entire movie industry.

Submitted by Payton on, Jul/16/2021

Mike "The Mouth" Matusow Confirms He Has Covid.....And is Vaccinated

Mike "The Mouth" Matusow Confirms He Has Covid.....And is Vaccinated

Gambling911.com first reported on his worrisome tweet Tuesday night, noting that there is currently no flu occuring in the Nevada desert where Matusow resides.  But there is a significant Covid surge.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Jul/15/2021

Americas Cardroom Launches Biggest OSS Cub3d to Date

Americas Cardroom Launches Biggest OSS Cub3d to Date

The tournament promises $20 million in guaranteed money and runs throughout the entire month of August.

Submitted by Ace King on, Jul/14/2021

A Loser No More: Kid Poker Celebrates End of Six-Year Streak

A Loser No More: Kid Poker Celebrates End of Six-Year Streak

During this "losing" streak, Negreanu has managed to cash out close to $30 million.

Submitted by Ace King on, Jul/14/2021

"Mouth" Comes Down With High Fever, Body Aches Just Days After Attending UFC 264

Twitter followers concerned over Matusow symptoms after attending UFC 264 as Covid numbers rise sharply where "The Mouth" resides.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Jul/13/2021

Michael Mizrachi Pulled Up for Bad Etiquette at WPT Venetian

Michael Mizrachi Pulled Up for Bad Etiquette at WPT Venetian

Plus Phil Hellmuth refused to buy Bitcoin at $90 and it cost him millions and Chinese hackers going after their own.

Submitted by Ace King on, Jul/12/2021

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Top 5 Exact Super Bowl 57 (2023) Matchup Bet Payouts

Top 5 Exact Super Bowl 57 (2023) Matchup Bet Payouts

Bucs vs. Bills ranked as the number 1 liability, but the number 2 liability might surprise you.

Why You Need a Price Per Player Sportsbook Software

Why You Need a Price Per Player Sportsbook Software

A price per player sportsbook software typically charges $5 and up per player per week while offering everything from odds, live betting, full reporting, 24-7 customer service and even a live dealer online casino.

Espionage Act Violations Has Gambling Seeking Bets on Trump Non Extradition Countries

Espionage Act Violations Has Gamblers Seeking Bets on Trump Non Extradition Countries

A search warrant of Mar-A-Lago released Friday afternoon shows former U.S. President Donald Trump appears to be under investigation for potential obstruction of justice, Espionage Act violations.