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Gavin Smith Memorial Tournament to Be Held Prior to 2019 WSOP

Friday, 19th April 2019

A couple of news tidbits for the 2019 World Series of Poker dropped recently. According to reports, the WSOP will hold a charity event to benefit the Gavin Smith Memorial Fund just before the start of the series. Also, this summer the WSOP will host a “Bracelet Winners Only” event with a $1,500 buy-in and […]

Maria Ho Makes SHRPO Championship Final – Mermelstein Wins High Roller

Thursday, 18th April 2019

The 2019 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open is officially in the books, well for the most part. The last of the events have wrapped up, but the WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Championship final table remains. This is one of the WPT’s delayed final table events that will play to a winner on May […]

Pennsylvania Online Poker to Launch on July 15

Wednesday, 17th April 2019

For over a year now, we’ve been saying that “online poker is coming to Pennsylvania soon.” Well, we can FINALLY give you a launch date for online gambling and online poker in Pennsylvania. On Wednesday, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board announced that online gambling in the state would launch in 90 days. On July 15, […]

Partypoker and ACR Ban Bots To Tune of $900k

Tuesday, 16th April 2019

One of the biggest concerns of those playing online poker is poker bots. These AI programs that sometimes seem completely unbeatable tilt the balance against players and only benefits the people using them. Both partypoker and America’s Cardroom recently announced actions against suspected bots, refunding approximately $900,000 to players. Partypoker Refunds $734k and Banned 277 […]

Caesars Rumored to Be Sold – Rio Rumored to Be Demolished

Saturday, 13th April 2019

This has been a monster week for rumors surrounding Caesars Entertainment and the home of the World Series of Poker. According to a report by the NY Post, Caesars Entertainment is about to go up for sale, possibly as soon as next week. Meanwhile, rumors surrounding the sale of the Rio are once again swirling. […]

Fox, Catz, Imsirovic, and Eskandiari Among Recent High Roller Winners

Friday, 12th April 2019

There are so many “High Roller” tournaments going on around the world nowadays that it’s next to impossible to keep track of them all. Recently, several high roller events in Las Vegas flew completely under the radar despite awarding over $600,000 in prize money. The March Aria High Roller events concluded without a ton of […]

Suspicious Listing for Tom Franklin Bracelet on Ebay

Wednesday, 10th April 2019

What is the value of a piece of poker history? What would you pay for one of Doyle Brunson’s WSOP Main Event bracelets? Some of you would probably put up some serious money. What if that same bracelet came from a random WSOP event in 1999 won by a second or third-tier poker pro? Would […]

PokerStars Announces Launch of UFC Spin & Go

Tuesday, 09th April 2019

Late last year, PokerStars and the UFC announced a partnership making PokerStars the “Official Poker Partner” of the UFC. The was the first time that the Mixed Martial Arts company had formed a major partnership with an online poker site. Moving forward with this partnership, PokerStars has announced the launch of their new UFC Spin […]

Daniel Negreanu to Focus on Low Buy-In Events at 2019 WSOP

Monday, 08th April 2019

The 2019 World Series of Poker is just around the corner. Ok, it’s actually a month and a half away but Daniel Negreanu decided to talk about the WSOP and the poker world is obliged to talk about it. Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock the last couple of year, you know that Negreanu […]

Hael, Bonomo, and Strazynski Highlight Inaugural Global Poker Awards

Saturday, 06th April 2019

The inaugural Global Poker Awards is officially in the books. Poker’s best and brightest gathered at the PokerGo Studio at the Aria in Las Vegas on Friday to find out who would receive one of 19 different awards. Hosting the show were Ali Nejad and Drea Renee with Renee doing interviews between award presentations. GPI […]

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