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Phil Ivey to Return to Live Tournaments in 2018

Tuesday, 17th October 2017

The biggest name that has been noticeably absent from live tournament play over the last year is Phil Ivey. Ivey has been keeping an extremely low profile, so much so that he skipped the entire 2017 World Series of Poker. It now appears that we have an answer as to when we will see more […]

New Jersey Enters into Online Poker Compact With Nevada and Delaware

Monday, 16th October 2017

After years of inactivity in the US regulated online poker market, we finally saw some positive activity this past week. On Friday, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie announced that New Jersey will be entering into the interstate online poker market and has signed a compact to share player pools with Nevada and Delaware. Surprise Announcement […]

New Jersey Online Casinos Provide 10% of Total State Industry Revenue

Friday, 13th October 2017

Prior to the regulation of online gambling in New Jersey in 2013, analysts had huge hopes for the industry but few could have expected the impact that the fledgling industry would have casino gambling in the state. According to a recent press release by The PlayUSA Network, New Jersey just recorded its seventh straight month […]

Big Huni Becomes 5th Man to Win $5 Million Online

Thursday, 12th October 2017

Four years ago, Chris Moorman became the first player in online poker history to eclipse $10 million in online poker tournament earnings. Since that time only three other players had joined him in what PocketFives calls the “$10M Club.” A fifth player has now joined that elite group. Chris Hunichen, better known online as “Big […]

Absolute Poker Already Free After Mere Week in Jail

Wednesday, 11th October 2017

Anyone that was hoping for justice to be served to former Absolute Poker founder Scott Tom has been sorely disappointed with the recent “punishment” handed down by a US Magistrate. Despite having defrauded poker players worldwide out of millions, Tom not only received a proverbial slap on the wrist, but he has already returned home. […]

Michigan iGaming Bill to Receive October Push

Tuesday, 10th October 2017

While online gambling legislation has stalled in nearly all states that have proposed it, one state lawmaker believes that it can be done. According to a report by Online Poker Report, Michigan State Rep. Brandt Iden believes that Michigan can still push forward on iGaming in 2017 and even believes that he can get a […]

Olivier Busquet Wins King of the Hill 2 Challenge

Monday, 09th October 2017

Less than 2 months ago, Phil Hellmuth won the inaugural Poker Night in America King of the Hill challenge. He pulled off a stunning comeback victory over Dan Cates to take the title and the $200,000 winner takes all prize. Hellmuth returned to the Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh, PA on Friday to defend his title […]

Pennsylvania Online Gaming All But Dead in 2017

Friday, 06th October 2017

It appears that online poker regulatory efforts in Pennsylvania are all but dead now according to various reports. As has been the case for much of this year, several empty promised yet again have fallen apart and it appears that lawmakers are still at an impasse over the budget. In addition, it appears that Governor […]

Partypoker Signs Jason Koon as Ambassador

Friday, 06th October 2017

Partypoker continues to expand their roster of top pros. This time, they have signed 2016 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Champion Jason Koon as an ambassador. In addition to becoming an ambassador, Koon also joins the partypoker player advisory panel. Koon an Accomplished Pro With $10 Million in Earnings Jason Koon is an accomplished pro […]

Tinian Governor Signs iGaming Bill into Law

Wednesday, 04th October 2017

While the majority of the poker community has been focused on iGaming regulatory efforts in states like Pennsylvania and New York, an island in a US territory has now legalized online gambling. According to an article from Marianas Variety, Northern Mariana Islands Governor Ralph Torres has signed a measure that will legalize online gambling on […]

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