Poker Veteran Sam Grizzle Dies

Ben Hamill - October 23, 2020

Professional player Sam Grizzle, widely known as one of the funniest guys in the Poker world, has died. Grizzle was 67 years old. After suffering a serious stroke and brain aneurysm on Sunday, October 18, Grizzle reportedly fell into a co...Read More

Negreanu Says He Has No Problem With VPNs

Ben Hamill - October 22, 2020

Canadian Poker whizz Daniel Negreanu says he has no problem with players making use of a VPN to hide their real physical location – just as long as they are who they say they are. The GGPoker Ambassador shared his personal views on ...Read More

Doug Polk’s Trash Talk Falls Flat Ahead of Negreanu Game

Ben Hamill - October 19, 2020

There’s now less than a fortnight remaining until Doug Polk and Daniel Negreanu’s heads-up match on PokerGO. And judging by Doug Polk’s pre-game trash talk, his intention of taking out the trash is nothing more than fear...Read More

PACOOP 2020 A Success, Next Up New Jersey

Ben Hamill - October 12, 2020

Thanks to Canadian online Poker and iGaming operator PokerStars, online Poker is thriving in regulated U.S. states such as New Jersey and Pennsylvania. With the second edition of PokerStars’ Pennsylvania Championship of Online Poker...Read More

Missing Poker Man Possibly Killed By Backer

Ben Hamill - October 11, 2020

Jon Jonsson, the Icelandic Poker player last seen alive leaving a hotel in Dublin, Ireland, on February 9 last year, may have been killed by a backer. According to an unnamed detainee currently serving time in a local prison in Iceland, J...Read More

Negreanu And Polk Talk About Grudge Match Rules

Ben Hamill - October 09, 2020

They’re ready to launch, say Poker champs Daniel Negreanu and Doug Polk. Having in July agreed to a heads-up style Poker grudge match, it now seems they’ve finished hashing out the final details. The so-called grudge match wi...Read More

Midway Poker Tour Puts Players Out Of Pocket

Ben Hamill - October 07, 2020

Excitement over a new live Poker tournament series recently launched didn’t last as long as expected – all as a result of exceptionally poor planning and confusion over payouts leading to allegations of fraud and underhanded a...Read More

Galfond & Co Out To Prove Postle A Cheat

Ben Hamill - October 02, 2020

Stones Gambling Hall supervisor and Postlegate-sympathiser Justin Kuraitis may be convinced of the Poker community’s apathy regarding alleged cheat Mike Postle. But some of the biggest names in the industry aren’t about to sim...Read More

All-New Midway Poker Tour Coming To Illinois

Ben Hamill - September 30, 2020

Players’ inability to play live in-person Poker on the felt has frustrated the industry and everyone in it no end. Which is why the upcoming launch of a brand-new Poker tour set to offer players endless amounts of Poker action along...Read More

Hellmuth Upsets Esfandiari A Second Time

Ben Hamill - September 28, 2020

High-stakes Poker pounders Phil Hellmuth and Antonio Esfandiari have been arch-rivals on the felt for longer than any of the two would probably care to remember. In fact, for 18 years has Esfandiari been a professional thorn in Hellmuth&r...Read More

Isai Scheinberg Sentenced

Ben Hamill - September 26, 2020

A U.S. federal judge has sentenced online Poker offender and PokerStars founder Isai Scheinberg to a $30,100 fine and suspended prison time over his involvement in online gaming operations after the coming into force of America’s Un...Read More

Parker Talbot Wins First-Ever WCOOP Event

Ben Hamill - September 23, 2020

Whether or not he himself ever thought he’d actually nail it is anyone’s guess – but luckily, that doesn’t take anything away from the fact that Canada’s Parker “Tonkaaaa” Talbot finally became a ...Read More

Brad Booth Confirmed Alive & Well By Family

Ben Hamill - September 21, 2020

Prominent Canadian born Poker player Brad Booth has been found and is alive and well, Booth’s family has confirmed via a tweet. On July 30 Booth was reported missing after he failed to make contact with neither friends nor family fo...Read More

Settlement Sparks Postle, Kuraitis Reaction

Ben Hamill - September 17, 2020

Now that a part-settlement has been reached in the Postlegate scandal involving disgraced Poker cheat Mike Postle and Sacramento-based Stones Gambling Hall, it appears as if both Postle and Stones supervisor Justin Kuraitis are eager to r...Read More

AJ Kelsall Wins WSOP Global Casino Champ

Ben Hamill - September 16, 2020

This year for the first time in the history of the event hosted online, the invite-only World Series of Poker Global Casino Championship concluded yet again in super-successful fashion on September 13. Hosted this year in Nevada as well a...Read More

Fabrizio Gonzales Wins Big In 888poker Event

Ben Hamill - September 15, 2020

It’s the biggest online Poker festival ever to be hosted by online Poker platform 888poker – and the good news is that Millions Superstorm officially got underway on September 10. The $8 million+ guaranteed prize pool-event w...Read More

Canada’s Daniel Dvoress Makes Cover Feature

Ben Hamill - September 14, 2020

Poker media publication CardPlayer has just released its latest digital bi-weekly magazine, and trending on the cover is none other than Canadian Poker champion Daniel Dvoress – the man who recently won the WSOP’s Millionaire ...Read More

Connor Drinan Wins Final WSOP Bracelet

Ben Hamill - September 13, 2020

His is a win that wrapped up a super successful and record-smashing World Series of Poker online tournament. His name is Connor Drinan and he’s the United States player to have won the final available WSOP bracelet – along wit...Read More

WSOP Celebrates Historical Poker Event

Ben Hamill - September 11, 2020

Never before has the Poker world witnessed anything quite like it. An event hosted on the back of the disappointing cancellation of a flagship Las Vegas live tournament competition, the 2020 World Series of Poker GGPoker online competitio...Read More

Stoyan Madanzhiev Nabs Biggest WSOP Win Ever

Ben Hamill - September 10, 2020

What had initially started out as an unlikely Event #77: $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event final table finish for Stoyan Madanzhiev, could not have worked out in a more pro-Madanzhiev way no matter which way the chips could ultimat...Read More

Melika Razavi Wins First WSOP Gold Bracelet

Ben Hamill - September 09, 2020

Supermodel beauty and former Miss Global Iran Melika Razavi has officially shown herself to be not only drop dead gorgeous, but also a super smart player at the Poker felt by having just won a highly coveted World Series of Poker Online g...Read More

Beloved Poker Ambassador Mike Sexton Dies

Ben Hamill - September 08, 2020

Beloved Poker Hall of Famer, strategist, and broadcaster, Mike Sexton, the man famously dubbed the “Ambassador of Poker” for his lifelong passion for instilling an appreciation of the game in others, has died of cancer. He was...Read More

Mike Sexton Gravely Ill And In Hospice Care

Ben Hamill - September 07, 2020

Well-known Poker ambassador Mike Sexton is gravely ill and has for at least a month now been receiving hospice care at his home. So confirmed friend and fellow Poker enthusiast Linda Johnson on social media on September 2. Fellow Poker p...Read More

PokerStars Exits China, Macau And Taiwan

Ben Hamill - September 03, 2020

PokerStars is no longer active or available to players living in China, Macau or Taiwan. This following the popular brand’s September 1st exit from all three the aforementioned countries. This following an email notifica...Read More

Anson Tsang Wins His 2nd WSOP Gold Bracelet

Ben Hamill - August 28, 2020

It’s this year two years since Anson Tsang won his very first WSOP bracelet playing Pot Limit Omaha. Which is why his having just nabbed his second WSOP gold bracelet in Event #68 of the 2020 Online World Series of Poker, is such a ...Read More

BetOnline Announces $2.5M Online Poker Tour

Ben Hamill - August 27, 2020

Online casino operator BetOnline has announced the upcoming launch of a stunning $2.5 million guaranteed online Poker series. Scheduled to run from September 7 through September 27, the tournament will reportedly feature a phenomenal sch...Read More

Police Rule Out Poker Ties In Zhao Death

Ben Hamill - August 21, 2020

Police have now released fresh new findings regarding the tragic death and horrendous murder of top-performing and well-known career Poker player Suzie Zhao, most prominent of which is that there appear to be no ties between Zhao’s ...Read More

Bilzerian’s Blitzpoker Brand Live In India

Ben Hamill - August 18, 2020

Poker player and Instagram personality Dan Bilzerian’s Blitzpoker brand is officially live in India thanks to a five-year extended partnership deal between Connective Games and popular Indian operator Spartan Poker. Bilzerian&rsquo...Read More

GGPoker Confiscates Thousands In Winnings

Ben Hamill - August 17, 2020

Controversial German high-stakes Poker player Tobias Duthweiler is again headlining casino news pages – this time round for naming prominent online Poker brand GGPoker as the real scoundrel in the latest drama to hit the industry. ...Read More

Susie “Q” Zhao Murder Suspect Charged

Ben Hamill - August 14, 2020

Authorities have confirmed having charged convicted sex offender Jeffery Bernard Morris with the death of murdered WSOP Poker-pro Susie “Q” Zhao. The victim’s body was discovered in a car park at Pontiac Lake Recreation ...Read More

Kristen Bicknell Wins 3rd WSOP Gold Bracelet

Ben Hamill - August 06, 2020

Canadian Poker-pro and partypoker ambassador Kristen Bicknell this past weekend not only won Event #44 of the 2020 World Series of Poker Online Series, but also her 3rd WSOP gold bracelet. The Canadian player beat a field of 8...Read More

Negreanu & Polk Shake Hands On Fight Terms

Ben Hamill - August 05, 2020

They used to be the best of friends but are now sworn rivals. They’re two of the biggest names in Poker today – and possibly even in the history of the game. And they’ve just shook hands on the terms of what promises to ...Read More

Daniel Negreanu Apologises For Twitch Tirade

Ben Hamill - August 02, 2020

Canadian Poker-pro and GGPoker ambassador Daniel Negreanu has issued the type of apology that leaves everyone uncomfortably aware of its non-apologetic nature. Negreanu three days after he physically threatened a commenter named Tom Estr...Read More

Tony Dunst Wins WSOP Event And Gold Bracelet

Ben Hamill - August 01, 2020

Poker-pro, World Poker Tour presenter, and World Series of Poker regular Tony Dunst has won his second WSOP bracelet. Dunst not only got to walk away the champion of Event #21, complete with a WSOP bracelet in tow, but also now gets to b...Read More

WSOP Player Susie “Q” Zhao Dead At 33

Ben Hamill - July 31, 2020

World Series of Poker player Susie “Q” Zhao, 33, has died. Last seen by her mother on July 12, Zhao’s badly burned body was discovered in a car park at Pontiac Lake Recreation Area in Oakland County, Michigan, only a da...Read More

WPT Renames Champions Cup After Mike Sexton

Ben Hamill - July 24, 2020

The World Poker Tour has announced that it has decided to rename the WPT Champions Cup after veteran WPT television commentator and partypoker ambassador/chairman Mike Sexton. The travelling trophy will from now on be called the ‘Mi...Read More

All 12 WPT Online Champ Events Live-Streamed

Ben Hamill - July 22, 2020

The world of live online Poker is doing what it can to make the game as entertaining as possible to online viewers, fans, and participants. To this end, the World Poker Tour (WPT) World Online Championship, which just so happens to be und...Read More

Strauss Off The Hook After Naked Vegas Rant

Ben Hamill - July 20, 2020

When Kenneth Strauss got himself kicked out of last year’s 2019 World Series of Poker Main Event by having removed his trousers, exposed basically everything he had to show, followed by an unceremonious throwing of one of his shoes ...Read More

WSOP Regular Bob “Big Tex” Talbot Has Died

Ben Hamill - July 17, 2020

World Series of Poker regular and cash-games enthusiast Bob “Big Tex” Talbot has died aged 73. The Granbury resident passed on July 9; his family confirmed. Born November 3, 1946, Big Tex Talbot had throughout his Poker caree...Read More

Kid Poker Flips Out Over Internet Glitch

Ben Hamill - July 14, 2020

It’s easy to forget that Canadian Poker-pro Daniel “Kid Poker” Negreanu is only human and not only the no-emotion-show guru we so often perceive him to be. Recently forced out of hand by an internet connection glitch whi...Read More

Online Poker Boom Bubble Bursts

Ben Hamill - July 05, 2020

The recent online Poker boom probably won’t last, and an unprecedented global dilemma won’t turn out to be quite the game-changer the industry had hoped. This according to data released late last week by GameIntel, an industry...Read More

Travel Poker’s Silk Road With WSOP & GGPoker

Ben Hamill - July 03, 2020

The feeling of the proverbial letting out of the air from the wheels of life is a sensation intimately familiar to the world’s live Poker playing cream of the crop. Not only did a global crisis of epic proportions swoop in threateni...Read More

David Coleman Wins WTP Online Poker Open

Ben Hamill - July 02, 2020

Online Poker may not be turning out to witness quite the online revival the industry had hoped it would, but that doesn’t mean that recent tournaments haven’t made for one heck of a ride and virtual money-making thrill. The Wo...Read More

Mike Matusow Courts Controversy Over Mask Law

Ben Hamill - June 29, 2020

So peeved off is four-time WSOP bracelet winner Mike Matusow with Caesars Entertainment’s decision to change its policy from only employees being subject to the mandatory wearing of masks to masks being now compulsory across the boa...Read More

PokerStars Announces Upgraded Home Games

Ben Hamill - June 24, 2020

Leading online gaming giant PokerStars, obviously eager to keep the online and mobile Poker momentum going, has just made several changes and upgrades to its Home Games offering. Not only has the operator upgraded Home Games so as to incl...Read More

Vegas Poker Rooms Exceeding Expectations

Ben Hamill - June 24, 2020

Las Vegas Poker rooms this weekend reopened their doors to 5-handed Poker games and according to the majority of casino managers, it proved to be a weekend of exceeded expectations as far as participation went. Games were obviously hoste...Read More

Venetian First To Return To Multi-Table Play

Ben Hamill - June 18, 2020

If all were to go ahead as planned, The Venetian in Las Vegas will become the first Poker room to host a multi-table tournament post March’s shut-down orders. Up until now, the only live tournaments to have been played in person hav...Read More

Negreanu Willing To Bet On 2020

Ben Hamill - June 17, 2020

Canadian golden Poker boy Daniel Negreanu is obviously in no mood to have his professional career up-ended even further than what it already has. Last week Friday the star GGPoker ambassador challenged interested parties to a bet based on...Read More

Playtech Debuts Spin & Win With PokerStars

Ben Hamill - June 15, 2020

Leading online casino games developer Playtech has announced the official launch of its brand-new Spin & Win live-dealer product across PokerStars brand-domains. The game is now live and available to online Roulette enthusiasts via po...Read More

Kami Hudson Aces WSOP Online Finale Event #9

Ben Hamill - June 15, 2020

At the end of last week we saw the World Series of Poker Online Finale Circuit Series wrap up a 9th successful tournament event. The 12-ring series concluded on June 14, and was open to all players in New Jersey, Delaware and N...Read More

partypoker Overhauls Its MILLIONS Online

Ben Hamill - June 12, 2020

Popular Poker operator partypoker’s MILLIONS weekly online tournaments were even before the cancellation of all major live Poker tournaments and games, a super success. MILLIONS Online is presented in the style of a flighted tournam...Read More

Loto-Québec Faces Class Action Over Poker Glitch

Ben Hamill - June 05, 2020

Crown corporation and popular online gaming and Poker destination Loto-Québec has been confirmed as facing serious charges as well as a class-action lawsuit as a result of what appears to be a nasty technical glitch that caused unf...Read More

Daniel Cates Admits To Ghosting Allegations

Ben Hamill - May 30, 2020

Daniel “Jungleman” Cates has reportedly admitted to having ghosted a (none-pro) friend’s account in a high-stakes home Poker game played around three weeks ago. This after businessman and Poker enthusiast/player Bill Per...Read More

PokerStars Unveils New DoJo Training App

Ben Hamill - May 28, 2020

Trust to save the boring day. The leading Poker room operator has now launched a rather superb new (and free!) training app intended to help players master specifically the basics of the game. Poker DoJo is available to all U.K. and U.S....Read More

Belarus’s Alexgirs Wins Biggest SCOOP Event

Ben Hamill - May 27, 2020

“Alexgirs”, an online Poker champion hailing from Belarus, has just won the largest prize of the entire 2020 PokerStars (SCOOP) awarded so far. The player did this by acing the SCOOP $10,300 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event, ...Read More

MPN Says Its Final Goodbye

Ben Hamill - May 24, 2020

One of the oldest online Poker networks has dealt its final spread. The  Poker Network (MPN) on May 19, after nearly 18 years actively running, flipped the final goodnight switch. Founded in March 2003, the gaming giant’s Poker...Read More

Leonard Patrick Bags $1.61M Career Win

Ben Hamill - May 20, 2020

GGPoker’s Circuit Ring Event #8: HR Championship has seen to it that U.K. Poker prodigy Patrick Leonard nabs the biggest score of his long and celebrated career so far when he finished in the runner-up position on May 17.

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PokerStars Extends SCOOP To End Of May

Ben Hamill - May 18, 2020

is going to town with bells and whistles on with its now-extended 2020 Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP). The operator last week announced that not only will it be extending its SCOOP by very close to two additional weeks of pl...Read More

Alabama Player Rakes It In With Global Poker

Ben Hamill - May 14, 2020

is quickly becoming the new go-to online Poker room guys and judging by everything that’s been happening at the currently in-play Rattlesnake Open, running from May 3 through May 25th, it’s not difficult to see why...Read More

Poker’s Darkest Friday Nearly 10 Years Old

Ben Hamill - May 10, 2020

former CEO and founder Isai Scheinberg’s March plea and guilty verdict was likely the beginning of the end of what will forever be known as Poker’s own Black Friday saga. The once-respected online Poker boss earlier this year...Read More

Online Poker Continues To Thrive

Ben Hamill - May 06, 2020

During a time when an invisible enemy is wreaking havoc with most markets around the globe, one particular industry is proving to be quite the star; the industry. Now that most folks have been ordered to sit the crisis out by staying at ...Read More

Get Ready For The Super High Roller Bowl

Ben Hamill - May 01, 2020

There’s nothing quite like riding the wave and keeping a good thing going. Which is exactly what plans on doing following the smashing success that was the 2020 Poker Masters Online Series. The leading online gaming site has announ...Read More

The Stars Group Rebrands BetStars

Ben Hamill - April 28, 2020

The Stars Group is slowly but surely building its brand into a name to be reckoned with. And since knowability is the name of the Fortune-500 game, the group’s recent rebrand applied to its online sports book BetStars – which...Read More

888poker To Host 11 Days Of XL Inferno

Ben Hamill - April 27, 2020

2020 certainly is shaping up to be quite the year for online Poker. Since the majority of us are currently under unofficial house arrest, most major sports events and competition events have been either postponed or outright cancelled. h...Read More

A Sneak-Peek At PokerStars’ Anti-Cheat Team

Ben Hamill - April 13, 2020

It may be argued that the majority of Poker players can reasonably be expected to be aware of the anti-cheat safeguards implemented by online operators like . And yet, thousands of transgressions are reported each year, ranging from playe...Read More

The Home of Poker Goes Quiet

Ben Hamill - April 12, 2020

Las Vegas Nevada, the once bustling and happening home of , is hardly even recognisable in its current devoid-of-all-movement state of lockdown. No one unfamiliar with Sin City would be persuaded to believe that the town that now lies des...Read More

Playground Poker Moves Cash Games Online

Ben Hamill - April 04, 2020

Our world is in actual fact no more than a digital village and Playground Poker Club has decided that there’s no time like the present to make the best of an otherwise very worrying time by taking full advantage of the unique opport...Read More

Andrew “DrDisRespect” Dean Wins WSOP 15

Ben Hamill - March 31, 2020

A little over two weeks ago the launched its own tailor-made response to covid-19 and a global lockdown: an 18-ring online series consisting of as many events for all online players residing within the borders of Nevada, Delaware and New...Read More

PokerStars Founder Isai Scheinberg Faces 5 Years In Jail

Ben Hamill - March 31, 2020

The drama surrounding founder Isai Scheinberg finally drew to a close last week when Scheinberg pled guilty to various charges stemming from a 2011 slew of indictments imposed by the U.S. Department of Justice. Each of the charges brough...Read More

PokerStars Crowns Richest Sunday Millions Champ

Ben Hamill - March 30, 2020

Live Poker may be off limits right now but that doesn’t mean that online Poker isn’t living an absolute heyday. Last week Sunday saw Brazilian online Poker player “AAAArthur” earn a fantastic $1,192,802 in prize mo...Read More

Poker Pro Launches Covid-19 Support Group

Ben Hamill - March 26, 2020

That the Coronavirus pandemic is testing the casino industry to its absolute limits is no secret. Casinos all over Canada and the US have closed up shop amid the global pandemic. All manners of Poker tournaments have been cancelled and ca...Read More

Winnipeg Casino Workers Face Corona Lay-Offs

Ben Hamill - March 21, 2020

The industry is one reliant on the exact opposite of social distancing. And as such, the Coronavirus has just become public enemy number 1 to this industry too. Casino workers employed across the Canadian provinces are now being made to ...Read More

Negreanu Says Online Poker Best For Covid-19

Ben Hamill - March 17, 2020

Canadian pro player believes that now is the time to legalise online Poker, if only as a trial-run of sorts. Negreanu a couple of days ago called on US government officials to reconsider legalising online Poker nation-wide and specifical...Read More

Special Poker Cruise Coming This September

Ben Hamill - March 11, 2020

Longing for a bit of colour, sea and adventure? Then be sure to sign up for a very special tournament to be hosted by Card Player Poker Tour in partnership with Card Player Cruises this September 10 – 19. The tournament will be pla...Read More

Mobile Poker Moves To Portrait Mode

Ben Hamill - March 08, 2020

Operators are shaking it up in the spirit of making online more accessible to mobile clients. The fact is: horizontal video has adapted to typical mobile behaviour. And it’s a basic thing of efficient practicality too. Mobile devic...Read More

3 Cops Injured At Encore Boston Harbor

Ben Hamill - March 04, 2020

It’s only fun and games until it’s not. Which appears to have been what had gone down this past weekend at ’s Encore Boston Harbor. The fun and games managed to get out of hand to the extent of law enforcement having had...Read More

WPTDeepStacks Montreal Coming To Playground

Ben Hamill - March 02, 2020

If DeepStacks Poker is your thing, then be sure to enter the upcoming WPTDeepStacks event this coming April. The WPTDeepStacks has been a firm favourite on the global Poker circuit ever since it won the coveted Mid-Major Circuit of the y...Read More

Eric Afriat Has Won His 3rd WPT Big Title

Ben Hamill - February 28, 2020

Poker master Eric Afriat has won the 2020 World Poker Tour Fallsview Poker Classic $5,000 CAD No-Limit Hold’em event. One of Canada’s best Poker players, Afriat outlasted a sweltering field of 549 entries and bested them all. ...Read More

partypoker Heads To Russia For High Stakes Action

Ben Hamill - February 28, 2020

It’s official: is heading to Russia. Specifically, partypoker is bringing the best in high-stakes Poker to Russia - winter or no winter. Not that things aren’t already heating up at host venue Casino Sochi. This is the highes...Read More

Playground Poker’s Power Weekend Coming Up

Ben Hamill - February 24, 2020

Poker is about to return to Playground Poker Casino in smash-hit kind of way and it’s all happening on February 27th when the CA$140,000 GTD Power Weekend returns to the popular Quebec venue.  The main attraction is...Read More

PokerStars Ramps It Up With 6-Card Omaha

Ben Hamill - February 21, 2020

Thanks to a genius initiative dreamt up by leading operator , a brand-new product is headed in the direction of card playing enthusiasts. Pot Limit 6 Card Omaha will instead of following the usual 4-card model, make provision for 6-card h...Read More

Pro-Poker US Candidate Andrew Yang Withdraws

Ben Hamill - February 17, 2020

To say that the withdrawal of Andrew Yang from the US presidential race is a real blow to the online Poker community is a gross understatement. Yang, the only candidate in the current presidential candidacy run vocally in favour of the le...Read More

Awkwafina To Star In New Baccarat Film

Ben Hamill - February 17, 2020

Phil Ivey plays cards. Poker cards. And sometimes even  cards. But the true brains behind the operation that would ultimately become one of the most notorious edge-sorting schemes in the history of the US casino industry is somebody ...Read More

Galfond Calls Off Poker Challenge

Ben Hamill - February 14, 2020

Self-professed Pot-Limit Omaha expert and 3-time bracelet winner Phil Galfond used to own a Manhattan apartment with an in-built custom-designed slippery slide for those no-stair days. You know the kind. But these days the creator of Run...Read More

PokerStars To Give Away 21 Platinum Passes

Ben Hamill - February 12, 2020

is all about creating core value by expanding on rewards. The latest news is that the operator has officially launched its Platinum Madness Promotion, which aims to dish out 21 Platinum Passes in as many days. Not that’s Platinum v...Read More

Relax Gaming Rakes In Top Poker Award

Ben Hamill - February 10, 2020

This year’s 2020 Gaming Intelligence (GI) Awards, a top-class casino games and entertainment awards event, has crowned none other than leading casino games and platform provider with the highly sought-after Poker Supplier of the Ye...Read More

Poker Central Now Owns High Stakes Poker

Ben Hamill - February 07, 2020

Poker Central recently confirmed having acquired the famous High Stakes Poker brand, along with all of its assets. The good news for players is that Poker Central’s PokerGO subscription streaming platform will over the course of the...Read More

Playground Poker Club To Host Valentine’s Day Dinner

Ben Hamill - February 07, 2020

Love Poker enough to want to spend with your significant other in true Poker club style? Then Playground Poker Club in Kahnawake is just the place to spend this February 14th in the company of your loved one. A special romanti...Read More

Phil Galfond Down €500k At His Own Game

Ben Hamill - February 05, 2020

Some would argue that former Poker-pro Phil Galfond had better cut his losses and run, because given his current situation of being €500,000 out of pocket at a game organised by his truly, it’s too late to quit whilst he’...Read More

Phil Galfond’s Challenge Kicks Off

Ben Hamill - January 28, 2020

When not too long ago started hinting at a high-stakes challenge in favour of those players willing and able to part with hands levelling out the playing field at $100 a pop, it all seemed almost too good to be true. But what with Galfon...Read More

WSOP Announces 2020 Value Menu Schedule

Ben Hamill - January 25, 2020

The has been working relentlessly and tirelessly at trying to make larger events more accessible and more affordable for players who don’t necessarily play Poker for a living. The recent announcement regarding the schedule for the ...Read More

Greg Fossilman Raymer Wins at Heartland Poker Tour

Ben Hamill - January 24, 2020

Greg “Fossilman” Raymer is no stranger to winning multiple Heartland Poker Tour (HPT) titles. The World Series of Poker legend does after all adorn no fewer than fewer than four HPT crowns; all won during 2012, for which he al...Read More

Excitement As MSPT Heads To The Venetian Again

Ben Hamill - January 24, 2020

Not only will the Las Vegas Venetian feature as a top stop on this year’s World Series of Poker’s official tournament schedule, but the latest news is that it will this year for the fourth year in a row, and again in partnersh...Read More

Hollywood Casino Fined Over Illicit Poker Games

Ben Hamill - January 23, 2020

Pennsylvania’s Gaming Control board has confirmed having slapped local games venue Hollywood Casino with a $20,000 penalty fine. The fine was for having hosted four tournaments at Penn National Race Course in Grantville at increase...Read More

WPT Announces Venetian Stop For 2020

Ben Hamill - January 19, 2020

Big news to have recently hit Poker circuit news pages is that the legendary Venetian will this year yet again feature as a tour stop on the World Poker Tour schedule. This, said organisers at the time of the announcement, would be in ord...Read More

Casino Charlevoix To Celebrate 25yr Anniversary

Ben Hamill - January 14, 2020

Canada’s Casino Charlevoix opened its doors to the public an impressive 25 years ago. To mark the fact that it is this year a quarter of a century in operation, the casino will be celebrating having served its players for so long by...Read More

Playground Kicks Off 2020 In World Cup Style

Ben Hamill - January 12, 2020

2020 has kicked off with a bang and players looking to really get their money’s worth would be well advised not to miss out on Playground Poker’s upcoming World Cup of Cards. The event gets underway on January 19th ...Read More

Poker Cheats Who Made 21st Century History

Ben Hamill - January 10, 2020

There’s an enormous difference between being famous and being regarded as infamous. With the latter being far less desirable that the first-mentioned as far as having one’s name permanently entered into the pages of Poker hist...Read More

Jason Somerville Announces PokerStars Split

Ben Hamill - January 08, 2020

The man famously regarded as the founding father of Poker streaming, Jason Somerville, has announced having split with PokerStars. Sort of. Somerville announced on New Years Day via a video message announcement on soci...Read More

Playground Poker To Re-Launch Bust The Bank

Ben Hamill - January 07, 2020

The coming Winter months just got a great deal less daunting as cash will be raining down on gaming’s own once more in Kahnawake. The latest news is that host Freeway Frank will be making his return to the venue for ...Read More

Ontario Poker’s Land Of Big-Win Champions

Ben Hamill - January 06, 2020

Ontario native Daniel Negreanu needs no introduction. The career Poker champion tournament and cash player first discovered a love for Poker and all things hustling at the age of only 16. His early participation in tou...Read More

College Dropout Turns Poker Prodigy

Ben Hamill - January 04, 2020

Malcolm Trayner, a 20-year-old college dropout who hails from Sydney, Australia, has just banked AU$100,000.00 (CA$91,419.50) in Poker winnings. What makes this feat especially remarkable, and the reason why so many pe...Read More

Alex Foxen Wins 1st WPT Title and GPI POY

Ben Hamill - January 03, 2020

Former Footballer and current professional Poker player Alex Foxen won the 2019 Five Diamond World Poker Classic Main Event of the World Poker Tour (WPT). This is Foxen’s first WPT title, as well as his biggest caree...Read More

Why The GPI POY Race Is A Tight One

Ben Hamill - January 02, 2020

If the copy error that had wrecked havoc on this year’s World Series Player of the Year winners’ list was more excitement that what was bearable, then perhaps don’t read on because the points race for 2019 is far...Read More

Books About Poker You Need To Read

Ben Hamill - December 28, 2019

In Poker, much like life, if nothing else, you simply have to have a plan. And even though life’s “how to guide” may at times appear to be non-existent, luckily this isn’t the case with Poker. And better yet is...Read More

Inaugural Galfond Challenge Heats Up

Ben Hamill - December 27, 2019

Three-time World Series of Poker champion Phil Galfond is stirring up some excitement with his first-ever Galfond Challenge. Nearly 7 years after the infamous and never-completed Durrrr Challenge, the legendary high-st...Read More

7 Tips to Boost Your Poker Game

Ben Hamill - December 26, 2019

Poker can be a notoriously tricky game to master. If your table results are average at best, don’t worry – you aren’t alone. Even the best players took years of dedication to get to where they are now. Often, mak...Read More

Canada’s 5 Most Famous Poker Players

Ben Hamill - December 25, 2019

Canada is full of skilled and talented gamblers, particularly when it comes to the game of Poker. Here are the nation’s 5 best players and innovators that have taken the industry to new heights. Read MoreR...Read More

What To Expect at the 2020 Global Poker Awards

Ben Hamill - December 20, 2019

The Global Poker Index team is hard at work putting together another hopefully stellar Global Poker Awards event. The Global Poker Awards 2020 will be trending on Poker Central early on in 2020 and is expected to this ...Read More

No-Award Verdict For Rick Salomon in Saudi Sheikh Case

Ben Hamill - December 18, 2019

In 2014, Canadian-born US actress Pamela Anderson made entertainment news headlines of a different variety than the type of news headlines that she no doubt must have been used to during her days starring as a sexy and...Read More

Best Poker Movies To Watch This December

Ben Hamill - December 17, 2019

We’re nearing the holidays, which of course means plenty of free time to be cozy under the blankets binge-watching all of our favourite movies of all time. It’s the only time of the year when it’s perfectly excus...Read More

Top Poker Podcasts For 2019

Ben Hamill - December 14, 2019

Everybody loves a good podcast and for players and fans of Poker, there are lots to go around. Poker-focused podcasts discuss a variety of topics centered on the game and these are compiled by a long list of industry e...Read More

WSOP Announces New International Stops

Ben Hamill - December 11, 2019

Going big on international circuit stops has been a dream tirelessly pursued by the WSOP over the course of recent years. And it now seems as if all of the Poker giant’s hard work has started to pay off in a huge way...Read More

2019’s Top Ten Women In Poker

Ben Hamill - December 09, 2019

Being named one of the top Poker players in the world isn’t an honour enjoyed or deserved by many. It requires grit, determination, wit and a healthy dose of tenacity for good measure. And if you thought that these a...Read More

Poker Legend Rosilyn Jordan Dies Aged 46

Ben Hamill - December 08, 2019

Tragic news recently received by the professional world of Poker is that industry legend Rosilyn “Roz” Jordan has died at the age of only 46. Jordan was a regular on the global Poker circuit and worked events all o...Read More

Top 10 Poker Players For 2019

Ben Hamill - December 05, 2019

There are Poker players and then there are top Poker players. Those players raking in the big money, playing against their fellow big-guns and racing each year towards the ultimate accolade of being named Player of the...Read More

Remembering The Glory Days Of Online Poker

Ben Hamill - December 04, 2019

It has now been just over ten years since the day the online Poker community looked on an absolute anticipation; and in some cases, horror; as the biggest hand in online Poker was played – and won and lost. The two poles at opposite...Read More

Microgaming Announces MPN Closure Date

Ben Hamill - December 03, 2019

A few months back Microgaming made for quite the stir when it announced that it planned on terminating its Microgaming Poker Network (MPN) in 2020. This would be a permanent pulling of the plug, but the brand originall...Read More

Dennis Blieden Admits To Embezzlement Charge

Ben Hamill - December 03, 2019

Many will remember Dennis Blieden as the man who won the 2018 LA Poker Classic for a cool $1 million. But instead of his name having been cemented in time for having beat British Poker-pro Toby Lewis in a superbly ente...Read More

Poker Man Talon White Charged With Piracy

Ben Hamill - November 30, 2019

Poker “professional” Talon White may play the game, but he has certainly failed dismally at upholding the good name. White has entered a plea of guilty on two different charges related to a massive video piracy ope...Read More

PokerStars To Give Away Passes To Twitchers

Ben Hamill - November 28, 2019

Exciting news for those following the world of Poker is that PokerStars has made available not one, but two platinum passes to Twitch users. In order to qualify for a free platinum pass, hopefuls are required to link t...Read More

Adrian Mateos Wins MILLIONS World Bahamas

Ben Hamill - November 26, 2019

Spanish Poker-pro Adrian Mateos may be young but he’s everything but inexperienced or inadequate. The player recently strutted his Poker stuff when he absolutely aced the MILLIONS World Bahamas Main Event for $1.1 mi...Read More

PokerStars Release Two New Cash Games

Ben Hamill - November 24, 2019

PokerStars has just launched two brand-new novelty cash games. Deep Water Hold’em and PokerStars Tempest Hold’em both follow typical PokerStars style in that they tie in perfectly with other limited cash games laun...Read More

Daniel Negreanu The New Face Of GGPoker

Ben Hamill - November 23, 2019

Canada’s pride has done it again. Daniel “Kid Poker” Negreanu has officially been signed into the third major brand ambassador deal of his professional career. Perhaps not surprisingly given Negreanu’s more mod...Read More

PokerStars Launches Celebratory PCOOP Series

Ben Hamill - November 22, 2019

Poker is officially alive and online in Pennsylvania. And it’s all thanks to the genius and innovative work of PokerStars. And to celebrate the November 4 launch and two weeks of successful post-launch action, the op...Read More

Phil Galfond Issues Unique Poker Challenge

Ben Hamill - November 22, 2019

Phil Galfond has issued a super high-stakes challenge to those players strong enough to stomach the variety of hands that sees the loser $100 out of pocket. That’s per hand. The man once feared most of all not only a...Read More

DeepStacks Poker Tour Champs Begin Canadian Leg

Ben Hamill - November 21, 2019

The DeepStacks Poker Tour Canadian Championship has officially kicked off at the Grey Eagle Resort & Casino. Its an exciting affair all round for everyone involved, not least of all as a result of the stunning $500...Read More

Red Star To Move From MPN To iPoker Network

Ben Hamill - November 20, 2019

Independent Russian online Poker room Red Star has announced that it will soon be leaving the Microgaming Poker Network (MPN) and will be joining the iPoker Network instead. This move was supposedly prompted by Microga...Read More

Sam Soverel Crowned 2019 Poker Masters Champion

Ben Hamill - November 19, 2019

What a journey the 2019 European Poker Masters has been for top Poker-pro Sam Soverel, and really, where to even begin? Soverel did his thing and he did it seemingly effortlessly, working his way into the mix of no few...Read More

Liv Boeree & Igor Kurganov Leave PokerStars

Ben Hamill - November 18, 2019

PokerStars appears to be experiencing nothing short of a mass exodus of player-expertise and brand personalities. The latest players to have announced what they have referred to in true tongue-in-cheek style as a “sp...Read More

WSOP Circuit To Hit Bicycle Casino On November 30th

Ben Hamill - November 18, 2019

A bout of fantastic news on the competition Poker front is that the legendary World Series of Poker Circuit will be making its return to the famous Bicycle Casino in California at the end of November. The event promise...Read More

PokerStars to Nix Popular Power Up Game

Ben Hamill - November 17, 2019

After 2 years of entertaining online players, the days of PokerStars’ exclusive poker variant Power Up are numbered. The Canadian-based operator, which is widely considered to be the largest in the world, has cho...Read More

Phil Hellmuth Loses Prop Bet To Tennis Pro

Ben Hamill - November 16, 2019

Professional poker player Phil Hellmuth is known for a couple of things. Of course, he is renowned for his exceptional poker playing skills, but his fans and loved ones also know him as someone who finds the opportunit...Read More

888Poker Launches Brand New Event

Ben Hamill - November 13, 2019

There’s a great deal of excitement happening on the world-wide Poker front and in between 888Poker’s upcoming launch of a brand new series; the PKO Series; and the World Series of Poker’s exciting satellite event...Read More

Kristen Bicknell Secures Biggest Career Win

Ben Hamill - November 13, 2019

Kristen Bicknell has just pocketed the biggest win of her career to date. The pro-Poker player did so by winning Event #6 of the 2019 Poker Masters; a win that saw her securing a fantastic $408,000 in super 1stRead More

WSOP PoY Error Sees New Winner Crowned

Ben Hamill - November 12, 2019

And so the unimaginable has happened. Daniel Negreanu, who a little over a week ago was named WSOP Player of the Year; easily the most coveted title and honour in professional Poker; has been stripped of his title, hav...Read More

China Enforces Video Game Curfews For Teens

Ben Hamill - November 12, 2019

The Chinese government considers itself a guardian of the mental health and overall well being of its teens and children. To this end, the country has now instituted time limits on playing online video games. According...Read More

Ex Poker Bot Reveals Trade Secrets

Ben Hamill - November 11, 2019

A cheat bot “industry insider” is letting the online Poker community in on some valuable trade secrets, as well as having essentially ratted out several other “bot rings” currently operating on popular online p...Read More

Toronto’s Hum Crowned Main Event Champ

Ben Hamill - November 09, 2019

Part-time Poker player Geoffrey Hum is nothing short of a study of how determination and sheer grit is able to make up for having a lack of sufficient time and resources to really chase down one’s dream 365 days of t...Read More

The Best of WSOP Europe

Ben Hamill - November 08, 2019

You simply have to love Poker for the stories. And the best of these are the stories told by winners after having clinched tournaments and main events. It was no different at the most recent World Series of Poker Europ...Read More

Daniel Negreanu Awarded WSOP Player of the Year Title

Ben Hamill - November 06, 2019

Who’s the man? Canadian Poker-pro Daniel “Kid Poker” Negreanu, that’s who. We’re of course talking World Series of Poker Player of the Year. Negreanu has just been bestowed the honour of player of the year af...Read More

partypoker Determined To Recover From Flop

Ben Hamill - November 06, 2019

partypoker says that it will be issuing some $600,000 in additional cash and perks over and above general refunds to players after a major system error caused havoc with and led to the cancellation of its MILLION onlin...Read More

Alexandros Kolonias Wins 2019 WSOP Europe

Ben Hamill - November 04, 2019

Alexandros Kolonias not only triumphed over his opponents to go on to win the 2019 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Europe main event and the stellar €1,133,678 in super 1st place prize money, but the star Pok...Read More

Andrew Barham The Latest Platinum Pass Winner

Ben Hamill - November 03, 2019

All Poker hats off to Andrew Barham. Barham recently became the latest player to win a Platinum Pass by having pipped his opponent to the post in Moneymaker’s Road to PSPC 2020. Barham did his magic in Piccadilly Lon...Read More

Yang Speaks Out In Support Of Online Poker

Ben Hamill - November 02, 2019

US Presidential election candidate Andrew Yang is more than just 33/1 on the election odds list; he’s also very eager to see online Poker legalised in all 50 US states. In fact, so passionate is Yang about the cause that he recently...Read More

PokerStars To Open 1st Pennsylvania Online Poker Room

Ben Hamill - November 02, 2019

PokerStars wants to do Poker, and specifically, online Poker. The Stars Group’s flagship brand is about to have its wish come true in Pennsylvania and will come Monday 4 November, launch the state’s very first online Poker roo...Read More

Quebec Players Treated To Super Jackpot Wins

Ben Hamill - October 31, 2019

Quebec players are treated to the very best that the casino games, Lottery and Poker world has to offer. Poker recently paid it forward to one of its loyal players when Fadi Seeman grabbed hold of a really lucky opport...Read More

Ben Affleck Spotted Playing Poker While Drunk In LA

Ben Hamill - October 31, 2019

Actor Ben Affleck is what one would call a highly functional alcoholic; or at least one in recovery, if he does stick to the plan of not allowing a recent roundabout with the bottle to completely derail his sobriety jo...Read More

Kahle Burns Claims Two WSOP Bracelets

Ben Hamill - October 29, 2019

Kahle Burns has joined a rare and exclusive band of Poker elite by wining not one, but two, WSOP bracelets in a single week. He achieved this mighty feat by closing the deal on two WSOP wins in a single series. This ha...Read More

Michael Lech Wins Big Again

Ben Hamill - October 27, 2019

Poker-pro Michael Lech has done it again. His latest WSOPC Mexico win brings his impressive career accolades to 7 rings nabbed in a total of 5 countries. Michael achieved his latest record win when he finished in 1Read More

Serghei Lisii Wins 2019 Battle Of Malta

Ben Hamill - October 26, 2019

The recent topless male dealer controversy aside, Poker’s Battle of Malta continues to break every conceivable popularity, number of entries, and instant money record out there; and this year for the 8th y...Read More

Battle Of Malta Slammed Over Topless Dealers

Ben Hamill - October 25, 2019

A recent ladies-only Battle of Malta Poker event has sparked a public outcry on social media and beyond. Professional male dealers were apparently minutes before the €110 event was about to commence, offered an addit...Read More

Newcomer Josh Adkins Wins WPT BestBet Bounty

Ben Hamill - October 21, 2019

Newcomer Josh Adkins hit Jacksonville Poker full-force when he recently won the World Poker Tour BestBet Bounty Scramble as well the super $331,480 in prize money. He may not be long-time local Poker celeb Jason Mercie...Read More

Mike Postle Poker Lawsuit Not All That Simple

Ben Hamill - October 20, 2019

A just call of judgement in any conceivable argument, or legal argument as it in this case were, depends on various factors, with the most important of all being a proper understanding of the fact relating to the merit...Read More

Strauss Declared Unfit For Terrorism Trial

Ben Hamill - October 18, 2019

Kenneth Strauss may have been the author of his own demise by setting in motion a chain of events that ultimately culminated in his pulling down his pants and revealing all during a WSOP main event in Las Vegas, as wel...Read More

PokerStars Rolls Out Spin & Go Flash Games

Ben Hamill - October 17, 2019

Consider yourself to be “faster than the speed of light”? Then be sure to move closer and listen up because PokerStars has just launched their new Spin & Go Flash tournaments. It’s not all that different from...Read More

Daniel Negreanu Joins WSOP European Tour

Ben Hamill - October 16, 2019

Daniel Negreanu is in town. And by town we mean Czech town. And by Czech town we mean World Series of Poker European Tour town. Also, he’s brought his new wife along for the ride. In fact, the newly married pair has ...Read More

16 Players Agree On A Chop At WPT Event

Ben Hamill - October 14, 2019

Something very much out of the ordinary went down recently during the World Poker Tour’s Maryland at Live! Casino stop. A never-before-seen total of 16 players decided to, towards the end of the event, opt in on a co...Read More

Stones To Answer To $10M Conspiracy Lawsuit

Ben Hamill - October 11, 2019

Its not every day one gets to read about a $10 million conspiracy lawsuit. And even more rare is the occurrence when it involves something like playing Poker. But given the circumstances leading up to the civil lawsuit...Read More

Doug Polk Says No To Mike Postle’s Poker Invite

Ben Hamill - October 10, 2019

Mike Postle has ruined Poker for Doug Polk, and possibly also for Joey Ingram, many things depending. The alleged Stones Gambling Hall scammer, having recently become the face of fraudulent and angle-shooting style pla...Read More

WSOP Launches New High-Stakes Poker App

Ben Hamill - October 10, 2019

The World Series Of Poker is going on all in on the big money on its official app. And that’s not overstating the entire business in the least, unless one considers buy-ins to the tune of $15 million and $40 million ...Read More

John Hashem Wins 2019 SIGA Poker Champs

Ben Hamill - October 08, 2019

He’s a master at his trade and would be fair to say that going up against Regina’s John Hashem would likely turn out a disaster to most players gutsy enough to challenge the player at his game of choice. The 2019 S...Read More

Holz And Eibinger Have Cracked The Pokercode

Ben Hamill - October 06, 2019

When high-stakes GTO Poker pros open their pie holes, it’s time to listen up. Even if “listening up” will set you back at least $1,549. What high-stakes players Fedor Holz and Matthias Eibinger are proposing is n...Read More

Matt Savage Opens Discussion About Poker Deals

Ben Hamill - October 04, 2019

Poker isn’t merely a game of skill instead of being based on pure luck, but soon may be turning into a business venture instead of a competition, if some will have their way. A recent invitation issued by World Poker...Read More

Mike Postle Treading Hot Water Over Cheating

Ben Hamill - October 03, 2019

If it seems too good to be true, it probably is. Or in Poker talk, questionable decisions cannot lead to streaks of success 30 times out of 30, not even if your name happens to be Mike Postle. Or more to the point, esp...Read More

Daniel Negreanu Wants A Rounders 2

Ben Hamill - September 29, 2019

It’s now some 20 years since we first encountered Mike McDermott in the cult Poker classic, Rounders. Games were played, money was won and we thoroughly enjoyed the movie, having all but lived the life of McDermott i...Read More

Poker Site Owner Has His Say Over High Stakes Players

Ben Hamill - September 28, 2019

High-stakes online Poker players are no more than the bait the lures the rest of the thousands of little fish in the pond to a central location. Thus spoke Rob Young, part owner of partypoker and owner of Dusk Till Daw...Read More

Poker Author Al Alvarez Dies Aged 90

Ben Hamill - September 26, 2019

Poker enthusiast and author Al Alvarez has died. The 90-year-old had reportedly developed complications following a bout of viral pneumonia. Never one to be bothered too much by awards and accolades, Alvarez simply did...Read More

Microgaming Announces MPN Total Shut Down

Ben Hamill - September 25, 2019

Microgaming’s MPN (Microgaming Poker Network) will soon be a thing of the past. The casino games giant recently caused a real stir when it announced that it has decided to permanently shut down MPN come 2020. Microga...Read More

Phil Galfond Offers A Word Of Money Advice

Ben Hamill - September 24, 2019

Career Poker-pro Phil Galfond knows what he’s talking about when talking bankroll management. The Poker legend recently took to social media to warn others about the dangers of poor bankroll management. According to ...Read More

Mike Leah Wins 3rd WCOOP Title

Ben Hamill - September 23, 2019

Canadian Mike Leah is a king among kings of online Poker. Leah, who recently became dad to a brand new little addition to the Leah family, pulled a rabbit from the hat on September 4 when the Canadian won his third Wor...Read More

Zynga Poker & Brad Garrett Present Hope Fundraiser

Ben Hamill - September 19, 2019

Zynga Poker is on a full-on mission to bring hope to those who need it the most. The operator has teemed up with award-winning actor, comedian, and celebrity star Brad Garrett. Garrett, a semi-pro Poker man himself, wi...Read More

Twitter Abuzz After Brits Play Money List

Ben Hamill - September 18, 2019

There’s no need to be constantly aware of Britain’s high stakes Poker schedule, at least not when you’re a Twitter user. Twitter users are notorious for taking to the platform to vent about especially the equalit...Read More

Kevin Martin Retires From Streaming Poker

Ben Hamill - September 17, 2019

Kevin Martin has come a long way since his days of living it up in the Big Brother Canada house back in 2015. This was after all the same year he became one of the pioneers of Poker streaming on Twitch. But the streame...Read More

PokerStars Raises $56k In Aid Of Children

Ben Hamill - September 17, 2019

Big-time Poker brand PokerStars is making a difference to the plight of children in need thanks to its long-time support of the flagship charity initiative known as Right to Play. PokerStars, which is owned by operator...Read More

Backers Claim Ivey’s WSOP Money Is Theirs

Ben Hamill - September 13, 2019

Whether or not Ivey-style shenanigans are at play is anyone’s guess but backers Daniel Cates and IIIya Trincher have filed an objection to the Borgata Casino garnishee attachment order that saw more the more than $12...Read More

Van Blarcum Reigns Victorious In EPT Event

Ben Hamill - September 12, 2019

Aaron Van Blarcum is no ordinary Poker player. He recently beat a field of 520 entrants and made his way all the way to the $474,390 first-place prize money in the WPT Legends Of Poker main event played at the Bicycle ...Read More

PokerStars Mixes It Up On The Big Blind

Ben Hamill - September 11, 2019

Frustrated with having to guestimate your next move on PokerStars because you simply do not possess the faculty of super-human abacus skills? The operator has heeded the cries for change and has implemented a brand-new...Read More

Daniel Negreanu Selling WSOPE Investment Package Again

Ben Hamill - September 09, 2019

Those still worried about whether or not Poker legend Daniel Negreanu has waved the WSOP farewell for good can catch a breather. Despite his having recently left the ranks of PokerStars’ Team Pro and his vocalised di...Read More

More Events And Bracelets At WSOP Europe

Ben Hamill - September 08, 2019

The World Series of Poker Europe is currently underway and players who were up until now going this way and that with the idea of joining in all the while wondering whether there will this year be enough on the menu to appease the hunger...Read More

WSOP “Flasher” Lands Himself In Hot Water

Ben Hamill - September 08, 2019

Exposing the crown jewels in public is bad enough, but a flash and a throwing about of shoes with a generous serving of terrorist-like behaviour on the side is sufficient to get any US federal judge hot under the colla...Read More

EPT Barcelona Shadowed By Angle Shooting

Ben Hamill - September 06, 2019

To say that angle shooting is frowned upon by Poker’s global mass following is a gross understatement. So much so that a recent stunt pulled by Quan Zhou during the European Poker Tour’s Barcelona event is enjoying...Read More

Ryan Dunn Wins Poker bestbet Summer Warm Up

Ben Hamill - September 02, 2019

The WSOP and European Poker Tours aren’t the only Poker tournaments offering some pretty decent buy-ins and prize pools. A lot is happening stateside too, with the popular Poker room bestbet Jacksonville having very ...Read More

Nick Marchington’s WSOP Winnings Unfrozen

Ben Hamill - September 01, 2019

Brit Nick Marchington’s ordeal with former backer C. Biscuit Stables appears to be something of the past, or at least for now. The young Poker pro is now finally able to take his recent WSOP winnings home after the f...Read More

PokerStars Announces Free Passes For 2020

Ben Hamill - August 30, 2019

PokerStars is upping the tournament ante. The operator is going all in on a repeat stunt of the pure Poker Platinum Pass European Poker Tour celebration that made news headlines in 2018. Many were left wondering whethe...Read More

MPN’s UCOP To Make A September Return

Ben Hamill - August 30, 2019

The Microgaming Poker Network is doing its bit for passionate lovers of the game and its legendary flagship tournament series, namely the Universal Championship of Poker (UCOP) will be making its return for the 5t...Read More

Koplimaa Wins Barcelona EPT Poker Stop

Ben Hamill - August 28, 2019

The European Poker Tournament has officially kicked off in Barcelona and pro-champion Markku Koplimaa is the man to have taken down the 2019 €1,100 EPT National Barcelona. Koplimaa proved to be the embodiment of what...Read More

Phil Ivey’s WSOP Winnings Seized

Ben Hamill - August 28, 2019

The Borgata may not have completely gotten its own back following the 2012 Baccarat edge sorting scam pulled off by disgraced Poker player Phil Ivey and partner-in-crime Kelly Cheung Yin, but it did at least recover a ...Read More

Annie Duke To Team Up With Hartford Funds

Ben Hamill - August 27, 2019

Annie Duke, famously known as the Duchess of Poker, may no longer be actively playing major tournaments, but this hasn’t stopped the rest of the world from continuing to idolise her as being a true “Poker professio...Read More

PokerStars Slashes Cash Games From 24 To 4

Ben Hamill - August 26, 2019

PokerStars has slashed the number of cash tables that any player is able to play simultaneously at any given time from 24 down to 4. In spite of the fact that this is bound to prove highly unpopular as far as changes g...Read More

Get Ready For the Biggest WCOOP Series Yet

Ben Hamill - August 24, 2019

2019 celebrates 17 years in business for the World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP). And this year promises to be the best year yet in the history of the tour. PokerStars is the mastermind behind the stroke of geni...Read More

POWERFEST X By partypoker A Super Success

Ben Hamill - August 21, 2019

Online Poker at its very best went down in during the recent POWERFEST X by partypoker. Online players showed their prowess over the course of 15 days of pure Poker glory during which a total of 275 events were played....Read More

Richard Lyndaker Dead At 33

Ben Hamill - August 12, 2019

Yet another one of Poker’s legendary players has died. Former online legend Richard “nutsinho” Lyndaker passed away in his San Diego apartment following a suspected accidental pain medication overdose. A close friend of ...Read More

Zynga Reports Above-Average Revenue For Q2

Ben Hamill - August 06, 2019

Its that time of the year again. When all is revealed, and everything laid bare in the world of financial reporting. With the second quarter of 2019 now behind us, its time for a Q2 revenue show-and-tell. Social casino games giant Zynga h...Read More

Aaron Zang Wins Poker Gold At Triton London

Ben Hamill - August 06, 2019

Triton London. Pokers very own big-name, big-prize, big-everything celebrity-style mega tournament event. Attracting the biggest names in Poker to the city that is home to more billionaires per capita than any other city in the world. $1....Read More

Negreanu Has No Problem With VPNs

Ben Hamill - July 30, 2019

With online Poker now outlawed in the United States, more and more US players are making use of VPNs in order to cast a cloak of anonymity over their real identities, and more importantly, their geo-locations, in order to gain access to i...Read More

Dan Bilzerian Claims To Have Invented LAG

Ben Hamill - July 29, 2019

Claiming not to care two hoots and a tick what the Poker community thinks and publicly making known one’s refusal to even be seen around a table with Poker’s best doesn’t seem to quite square off with a claim of being th...Read More

Negreanu’s New Record Not What He Hoped For

Ben Hamill - July 19, 2019

Always the bridesmaid, never the bride. Such is the story that seems to have attached itself; and rather unwantedly so; to Poker-pro Daniel Negreanu. Thanks to Keith Tilston’s Event #83 $100,000 High Roller victory, Negreanu is now ...Read More

2019 WSOP Crowns Its First Female Champion

Ben Hamill - July 15, 2019

The 2019 World Series of Poker has crowned its very first female champion and event-winner. Veteran player Sue Faber (71) not only won her first career bracelet by having been the last player to leave the Event #71 $500 No-Limit Hold&rsqu...Read More

London To Host The World’s Richest Poker Game

Ben Hamill - July 09, 2019

Not only is London considered to be one of the world’s wealthiest cities but its also about to be become the host city to the richest Poker tournament ever played. Best not get too excited too soon about possibly participating thoug...Read More

Poker Players Go All Out On Canada Day

Ben Hamill - July 08, 2019

The beauty that is Canada is this year 152 years old. And in order to celebrate in true Canadian style, Poker players competing in the current World Series of Poker at the Rio in Las Vegas wore red and white as a matter of national pride ...Read More

$888 Event Won By Former Fast Food Worker

Ben Hamill - July 06, 2019

As honourable as what an honest day’s work may be, whether its flipping burgers at a local fast-food joint or performing open-heart surgery, winning a gold bracelet and a load of cash still beats it all. Especially if your name is R...Read More

WSOP-C To Make Its Return To Canada Soon

Ben Hamill - July 04, 2019

If it’s a coveted World Series of Poker C-ring you’re after, then Playground Poker Club in Kahnawake is the place to be from August 18th all the way through September 2nd. The WSOP Circuit is making its r...Read More

Bookies Announce Props For WSOP Main Event

Ben Hamill - July 03, 2019

Whoever assumed that the bookies are only interested on offering bets on sports events have it all wrong. In fact, there are few things as exciting as a good old prop bet. Prop bets are wagered on everything from politics to Prince Harry&...Read More

Only One New Name On Poker Hall Of Fame List

Ben Hamill - July 01, 2019

Having one’s name and Poker prowess immortalised in the legendary Poker Hall of Fame is no walk in the part. A definite set of rules and conditions apply. The WSOP has just announced the members that have been nominated for inclusio...Read More

Poker High-Roller Pays To Avoid Jail

Ben Hamill - June 27, 2019

45-year old Kansas Poker player and casino enthusiast Brandon Steven has forked out a fine to the tune of $1.1 million in an attempt to avoid jail-time following his involvement in the cover up of an illegal gambling operation in his home...Read More

John Hennigan Crowned World Seven Card Champ

Ben Hamill - June 26, 2019

John Hennigan is no newcomer to the worldwide Poker scene. In fact, the latest WSOP champion is now the holder of a smashing total of 6 World Series of Poker bracelets. Oh and he also got to leave with $245,451 tucked safely into the pock...Read More

The Mouth Makes His Way Back To Poker

Ben Hamill - June 24, 2019

Mike “The Mouth” Matusow reckons he owns Poker media. The blabbermouth is quite able to draw a lot of attention thanks to his words and deeds and the most recent news in Mike-land is the fact that the Poker-style celeb has now...Read More

MVS and partypoker At Loggerheads Over HUDs

Ben Hamill - June 19, 2019

Even though its perfectly sensible that online Poker operator partypoker would have made the decision to ban the use of HUDs, one tends to forget that there is a developer behind the product that is heads-up display software, and that obv...Read More

Femi Fashakin Wins BIG 50 Poker Event

Ben Hamill - June 16, 2019

Overwhelmed, humbled, excited and grateful. Those are the words that Femi Fashakin used to describe how he was feeling after winning the largest-ever live Poker tournament on 8 June 2019. The Big 50 event was played at this year’s W...Read More

Media Personalities Realise WSOP Dream

Ben Hamill - June 16, 2019

Prominent Poker media personalities Robbie Strazynski and Lane Anderson were fans of the game before they were industry professionals. Playing at the World Series of Poker, or WSOP, has long been a dream for both of them, and this is the ...Read More

WSOP Big 50 Event Sets A New Record

Ben Hamill - June 12, 2019

The World Series of Poker is celebrating 50 years in business, and the birthday celebrations have made the record books. The Big 50 event has been confirmed as having attracted more players to single live tournament than any other event i...Read More

Francois Billard Wins MILLIONS Tournament

Ben Hamill - June 09, 2019

One has to wonder whether Canadian Francois Billard, upon having entered partypoker’s MILLIONS North America tournament, actually thought that he would end up hoisting the trophy of victory on high only days later, having just laid ...Read More

YouTube Poker Video Takedown Under Fire

Ben Hamill - June 09, 2019

Pro-Poker players and popular channel streamers Evan Jarvis and Jaime Staples were recently forced to add their voices to the YouTube content controversy. For Evan Jarvis, it all started on the morning of June 1st. Jarvis tells...Read More

Tankaza Secures Back-To-Back Main Events

Ben Hamill - June 06, 2019

In Poker, whether online or when talking in-person tournaments, winning back-to-back main events is a thing that is almost unheard of. Unless your name is Gianluca “Tankaza” Speranza of course. The Austrian online Poker player...Read More

Daniel Negreanu To Split From PokerStars

Ben Hamill - June 04, 2019

Anyone who has been following the more subtle goings-on on the world-wide Poker circuit will agree that although slightly sad because of it being the end of an era, Daniel Negreanu’s announcement that he will no longer be part and p...Read More

Chris Moneymaker Embarks On 2nd Tour

Ben Hamill - May 30, 2019

Player power in Poker. The concept is nothing new and it is proving to be a popular occurrence on the international scene. Players are doing their own thing and branding away at leisure, becoming household names and celebrities in their o...Read More

WSOP Celebrates 50 Years With Special Event

Ben Hamill - May 24, 2019

It’s difficult to believe that the World Series of Poker has been doing its thing for going on half of a century! As part of its 50-year anniversary celebrations, the WSOP will be hosting a special First Fifty Honours and Dinner. Th...Read More

Zynga Reclaims Major Market Confidence

Ben Hamill - May 10, 2019

Booking a loss and preparing for the worst isn’t any company’s idea of fun and really has a way of wearing down investor-confidence. For social games giant Zynga, this turned out to be nothing more than a false alarm, as the c...Read More

PokerStars To Celebrate Rags To Riches

Ben Hamill - May 10, 2019

Most of us just love a good old story of rags to riches. We are inherently benevolent by nature and learning of how other managed to rise above their own circumstances gives us a sense of hope and creates in us the notion that if it&rsquo...Read More

Carlo Todaro Wins Spring PlayNow Poker Champ

Ben Hamill - May 08, 2019

Carlo Todaro was the official last man sitting down at the recent 2019 Spring PlayNow Poker Championship. The event was hosted by the Farmery Estate Brewery and culminated in a very grand $400 No-Limit Hold’em Big Blind Ante event. ...Read More

WSOP Poker Room Opens At Harrah’s Philadelphia

Ben Hamill - May 06, 2019

Christmas came early this year. Just ask Harrah’s Casino Philadelphia, which has just opened its very own brand new and wonderfully grand World Series of Poker-branded room. 27 brand spanking new tables were on show at the grand ado...Read More

Poker Streaming Pros To Watch

Ben Hamill - May 06, 2019

Streaming tech; you just gotta love it. And also the fact that Canadians have hopped on board in a big way, especially when talking Poker (no surprises there!). Many have taken up the challenge of putting their own personal daily or night...Read More

Kim Kardashian’s Mirrored Sunglasses Cause Poker Uproar

Ben Hamill - April 30, 2019

Fake news is now a major problem, and it is often hard to sort out the true from the false and the sublime from the ridiculous. A recent story about Kim Kardashian wearing mirrored sunglasses while playing Poker has made headlines on ente...Read More

Maurice Hawkins Wins 12th WSOP Gold Ring

Ben Hamill - April 30, 2019

Pro-poker champ Maurice Hawkins is a man with a plan. Hawkins recently walked away $44,297 the richer after he out-played, outwitted and outlasted 319 of his contemporaries at the 2019 World Series of Poker Circuit Harra’s Cherokee ...Read More

Pennsylvania To Offer Online Poker

Ben Hamill - April 27, 2019

Pennsylvania To Offer Online Poker If any one day on this year’s calendar promises to be happy day then it’s without a doubt July 15. The 15th of July will see residents of the state of Pennsylvan...Read More

Irish Poker Initiative Helping Marty Wilson

Ben Hamill - April 25, 2019

The Poker community has called on fans far and wide to join in and raise funds for one of the game’s most beloved players. There was a time when “Mad Marty” Wilson was a regular on the Poker scene; always up for a laugh ...Read More

PokerStars Celebrates 13 Years Of Poker

Ben Hamill - April 25, 2019

It’s not every day that one launches a tournament with a guaranteed prize pool of $10 million. That would just be looking for trouble. Unless, of course, your name is PokerStars and you’re celebrating your 13th birt...Read More

Elio Fox Successfully Defends His #14 Title

Ben Hamill - April 23, 2019

You do what you love, and if you really play your cards right, you are paid a six-figure for your efforts. If this sounds too good to be true, think again. Or instead, just ask Elio Fox. Fox has just won the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showd...Read More

Spraggy Goes Bald In Reno After Losing A Bet

Ben Hamill - April 22, 2019

Prop bets: spicing things up since 19-way-back-when. A prop bet was yet again the cause of much humour and excitement when Poker pro Benjamin “Spraggy” Spragg was forced to go bald for a day thanks to having lost a bet involvi...Read More

MPN Welcomes Ascensus LLC To Its Fold

Ben Hamill - April 18, 2019

The Microgaming Poker Network (MPN) is quickly carving a name into online gaming history books, and has progressed from a sideline initiative to a mainstream online Poker force that compares with the best of them worldwide. Microgaming is...Read More

MPN Joins Forces With CGF In Latest Promo

Ben Hamill - April 17, 2019

There’s a hot new online promotion on the block and its all thanks to the Microgaming Poker Network’s (MPN) latest collaboration with Cash Game Festival (CGF). The brand new Cash Game Festival: Wired promotion will afford play...Read More

Negreanu Keen To Mix It Up This Season

Ben Hamill - April 15, 2019

Daniel Negreanu has an eventful time coming up. He’s marrying long-time sweetheart Amanda Leatherman on May 19, and will barely have time for a honeymoon before its time for the World Series of Poker that gets underway on May 29Read More

First Global Poker Awards A Golden Success

Ben Hamill - April 15, 2019

20 Trophies awarded to the absolute cream of the Poker world. And the legendary Aria in Las Vegas the charming host venue. Does there even exist anything more fanciful that that? It all went down on April 5 when the very first Global Poke...Read More

A Rare Insight Into Little’s Big Poker Life

Ben Hamill - April 14, 2019

Working harder than everyone else at what you’re good at is the golden key that unlocks the doors of success. This according to Poker champion Jonathan Little, the man who has since having discovered online Poker in 2006, won more t...Read More

Microgaming’s Fish Party Sit ‘N Go Pays Big

Ben Hamill - April 11, 2019

Fishing trips are great fun and many enjoy the activity as a means to relaxation. But we’re willing to bet that no fishing trip is able to beat Microgaming’s Fish Party Sit ‘N Go progressive jackpot when it comes to big-...Read More

Poker Community Casts People’s Choice Vote

Ben Hamill - April 11, 2019

Poker celebs Lex Veldhuis, Jonathan Little, Johnie Moreno and Brad Owen have been singled out as those who belong on the short-list for the Global Poker Awards’ People’s Choice nomination. After much unhappiness prevailed foll...Read More

WSOP Kicks Out Catherine Valdes

Ben Hamill - April 08, 2019

Social media celebrity Catherine “catrific” Valdes has expressed her deep dissatisfaction at the manner in which she was allegedly treated on the weekend by a World Series of Poker official at the World Series of Poker Bally&r...Read More

New Zynga Spin And Win Pulls Out The Stops

Ben Hamill - April 05, 2019

Thanks to Zynga Poker, players will now have the opportunity to play shorter quick-scoop online tournaments. What’s more, after each win, a lucky prize wheel may be spun for the chance of winning up to 10x the initial buy-in value. ...Read More

Station Classic 2019 Bigger Than Ever

Ben Hamill - April 05, 2019

One of the main reasons Canadian Poker players love spring, besides for the warmer weather of course, is that it also marks the start of one of Western Canada’s most popular and longest running tournaments. The Casino Regina has bee...Read More

West Virginia Legalises Online Poker

Ben Hamill - April 03, 2019

The online Poker industry was recently able to utter a sigh of absolute relief after yet another state took the step of legalising online Poker. West Virginia is now the 5th official state to have legalised online Poker. Player...Read More

Ben Palmer Wins Venetian’s First WPT Event

Ben Hamill - April 01, 2019

The only thing better than winning a World Poker Tour main event, is winning a World Poker Tour main event at your favourite Las Vegas casino. Just ask Ben Palmer. Palmer recently won the very first WPT main event hosted by the Venetian i...Read More

Andrew Neeme Live In Canada On The Weekend

Ben Hamill - March 29, 2019

Canadian Poker players and fans are in for a special treat this coming weekend. Andrew Neeme, who is known for his popular in-person meet-up game events, will be hosted by 888poker in Canada. Thanks to the initiative, Neeme will have the ...Read More

Poker’s Big 3 Under The Looking Glass

Ben Hamill - March 27, 2019

The Big 3 online Poker brands have been in constant competition with one another, and PokerStars, partypoker and 888poker each had its own story to tell when the revenue figures for the latest close of year were recently released. One can...Read More

888 Launches First Phase Of Poker 8 Platform

Ben Hamill - March 26, 2019

Poker 8 is the name of a brand new Poker platform soon to be launched by the highly regarded developer-operator 888 Holdings. The new platform will be rolled out in various stages, with the first expected to be launched soon. Once launche...Read More

Inaugural GPA Battling Flawed Voting Process

Ben Hamill - March 25, 2019

The nomination panel tasked with short listing prospective award-winners at the inaugural Global Poker Awards appears to have gotten its lines crossed somewhere along the way. Much unhappiness followed not long after the shortlist for the...Read More

Timothy Adams On Fire At Triton Main Event

Ben Hamill - March 24, 2019

The Triton Poker Super High Roller Series Jeju HKD 2,000,000 main event has a new master and its none other than Timothy Adams. The win has pushed Adams’ lifetime earnings all the way to the $14 million mark. Still, the $3,536,550 w...Read More

Poker World Mourns Loss of WSOP Star Mickey Craft

Ben Hamill - March 21, 2019

Sadly, Poker on Sunday past lost another of its great players. Champion Mickey Craft, who ensured much entertainment and laughter at a 2017 World Series of Poker main event, reportedly passed away in his sleep. Craft’s sponsor, name...Read More

Koon Kicks Ivey Off The Top 10 List

Ben Hamill - March 15, 2019

As if being forced, admittedly all of one’s one doing, to resort to playing low-budget Poker and having your name stripped from one of the most esteemed Poker rooms in Vegas isn’t bad enough, Poker’s disgraced golden boy...Read More

72 Year Old Retired Dentist Wins WSOP Event

Ben Hamill - March 12, 2019

There’s a lot to be said for aging gracefully, keeping up with life’s small pleasures, and realizing that growing older doesn’t mean that it’s time to kick every hobby or pastime to the curb. Just ask 72-year-old E...Read More

WSOP Announces Value-Adding Overhaul

Ben Hamill - March 08, 2019

The World Series of Poker is 50 years old and in celebration of half of a century, a host of benefits will this year be re-routed back to the players who have made it all possible. The WSOP has just announced its schedule for 2019, and se...Read More

Demo Kiriopoulus Finally Has The Last Say

Ben Hamill - March 06, 2019

It’s not hard to imagine that for any Poker-pro, securing that first major live tournament title is a very special event indeed. Such is the good fortune that recently befell Demo Kiriopoulos when he won the World Poker Tour (WPT) F...Read More

Kyle Cartwright Scores His 5th Royal Flush

Ben Hamill - March 06, 2019

Having the golden touch, often referred to as the King Midas effect, can be both a blessing as well as a curse. Just ask World Series of Poker bracelet winner Kyle Cartwright. The expectation for a win is always there, and onlookers are n...Read More

Split Omaha May Be Coming To PokerStars

Ben Hamill - March 05, 2019

If a recent report is to be believed, player may soon have the opportunity to kick their four-card playing sessions up a notch thanks to a brand-new novelty game in the PokerStars pipeline. PokerStars appears to be going all out with a su...Read More

From Rags To Riches – Poker Style

Ben Hamill - March 04, 2019

The story of how one man went from barely earning a minimum wage working for a department store, to 10 years down the line winning more than $2 million playing Poker, is an inspiring modern-day tale of rags-to-riches and one that is bound...Read More

Zachary Donovan Celebrates Bitter-Sweet Win

Ben Hamill - February 28, 2019

Zachary Donovan, 31 year old Poker-pro from Massachusetts, has won the 2019 World Series of Poker Circuit Seminole Casino Coconut Creek $1,700 main event. And if you thought that that was a mouth-full, consider the fact that the win saw D...Read More

Danny Ibrahim Wins World Cup Of Cards

Ben Hamill - February 15, 2019

The 2019 Card Player Poker Tour World Cup of Cards draw 317 entries, and Danny Ibrahim ran circles around each and every one of the entrants. Three days was all that it took for the Ottawa, Ontario pro-player to secure the ultimate $1,100...Read More

New Book Focuses On The Dark Side Of Pro-Poker

Ben Hamill - February 14, 2019

Allegations of reckless lending, unpaid debts, unsecured loans, and financial crimes associated with high-stakes Poker, are nothing new. But these are often overlooked and dismissed as being riddled with sensation and urban legend, instea...Read More

Run It Once Poker Nears Official Launch

Ben Hamill - February 09, 2019

Three-times World Series of Poker golden bracelet winner Phil Galfond has been a very busy man for some years now, and it now seems as if his Run It Once Poker site is finally nearing its official launch. Galfond recently revealed more de...Read More

Daniel Negreanu Causes Controversy On Social Media

Ben Hamill - February 06, 2019

Daniel Negreanu appears to have opened a right royal can of worms when he recently commented on the current state of Poker, and specifically looking forward into 2019. The Canadian, who in 2014 was recognized by the Global Poker Index as ...Read More

PA’s iPoker Scene Tossed Into Uncertainty

Ben Hamill - January 28, 2019

The US Department of Justice has recently plunged the entire gaming industry into chaos with a single decision. Following the commotion, Pennsylvania’s online poker industry must now decide collectively how to move forward from here...Read More

DOJ Changes Stance on iGaming & Poker

Ben Hamill - January 17, 2019

In a memorandum penned in November last year, the US Department of Justice has rethought its stance that the Wire Act – a federal law that bans punters from transmitting gambling information between states – applies only to sp...Read More

The Stars Group Goes Live In Sweden

Ben Hamill - January 11, 2019

After being granted a license from Swedish regulator Lotteriinspektionen late in 2018, Canadian gaming giant The Stars Group (TSG) has officially entered the country’s regulated iGaming sphere. TSG’s flagship online poker bra...Read More

NY Senators Reviewing New iPoker Proposal

Ben Hamill - January 11, 2019

The new year has already brought around favourable changes for the online poker scene in the US state of New York. State lawmakers have again contemplated iPoker legislation, thanks to a bill that was recently forwarded to the Senate for ...Read More

PartyPoker’s Live MILLIONS Dates Unveiled

Ben Hamill - January 10, 2019

Premium poker brand PartyPoker has officially revealed the dates for its 2019 Live MILLIONS Events. The brand is already running its added value online qualifiers for the highly anticipated first event, which is set to...Read More

12 Canadians Score PSPC Platinum Passes

Ben Hamill - January 09, 2019

The hype all began late in 2017 in Prague when Team Pro Daniel Negreanu officially announced the PokerStars Players Championship (PSPC). The $25k tournament was slated to run at the start of the yearly PokerStars Caribbean Adventure this ...Read More

Daniel Negreanu Puts a Ring on It

Ben Hamill - January 08, 2019

Canadian star and top professional poker player Daniel Negreanu shared some truly exciting news with his fans late last week. The card whiz is now officially engaged to Amanda Leatherman, the iconic host of Friday Night Poker on the Faceb...Read More

Bicknell Named Female Player of the Year

Ben Hamill - January 06, 2019

As the new year kicks off, the Global Poker Index (GPI) rankings for the 2018 year have been revealed. Canada’s Kristen Bicknell once again secured a couple of great victories for her country, edging out Mike Leah for the top Canadi...Read More

Snyder Scraps Online Poker, Gaming Bill

Ben Hamill - January 04, 2019

In a move that has shocked industry experts, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has scrapped a bill that would have legalized online poker – and online gaming in general – in the American state. Just days before leaving office for...Read More

Paul Michaelis Takes Home EPT Main Event Win

Ben Hamill - January 03, 2019

The 2018 European Poker Tour Prague $3,500 main event has just crowned its newest member of Poker royalty. German player Paul Michaelis is the latest player, and one of the youngest, to boot, to have had the opportunity of raising the tro...Read More

888 Poker Launches Brand New Pick’em8

Ben Hamill - December 31, 2018

The pre-release information, in the style of any pre-release information worth its salt, has leaked before its official release. 888 Poker, according to mentioned leaked pre-release, will soon be unleashing Pick’em8 into the ether. ...Read More

Alati Accepts $62k Prop Bet Buy-Out Offer

Ben Hamill - December 18, 2018

A surprising $100,000 proposition bet (or prop bet) between high-stakes poker players Rich Alati and Rory Young over whether Alati could stand to be confined in a pitch-dark room for 30 days has come to an end early. The confined player w...Read More

Nancy Matson Wins WSOP Gold Ring

Ben Hamill - December 15, 2018

For Los Angeles-based video editor by day, Nancy Matson, entering the World Series of Poker Circuit Bicycle Casino $1,125 No-Limit Hold’em Tournament wasn’t about fame or even about fortune. Nancy simply wanted to gather enoug...Read More

Microgaming’s Poker Network Launches in Bulgaria

Ben Hamill - December 14, 2018

Isle of Man iGaming giant Microgaming is back with news of yet another exciting expansion into European terrain. This time, the world’s leading software provider has revealed that it has gone live with the National Lottery AD in ord...Read More

partypoker Makes History Online

Ben Hamill - December 13, 2018

History was made last week as online Poker once again managed to re-invent itself. The biggest online Poker tournament in history ran on partypoker, proving that the game of Poker has evolved into something that is bigger and better than ...Read More

Two-Time WSOP Master Thor Hansen Dies

Ben Hamill - December 13, 2018

Legendary Norwegian Poker player Thor Hansen was a legend in his own right. A regular on the scene, Hansen quickly acquired the honourable nickname of the “Godfather of Poker”. Sadly, after a 6-year long battle with cancer, Ha...Read More

Negreanu Makes Appearance On Domenick Nati’s Show

Ben Hamill - December 12, 2018

He is the man who has been described as a Poker mind reader and certainly is one of the top Poker players of all times. He isn’t easily intimidated and won’t hesitate to adapt his style mid-game when necessary. We’re ref...Read More

WPT Heads to The Bellagio

Ben Hamill - December 11, 2018

The World Poker Tour needs no introduction. Each year, it sets the stage for some of the most thrilling Poker games around the globe, with each event hosted by a first-class top casino. With the year now slowly drawing to a close, it&rsqu...Read More

Japan’s Mikiya Kudo Aces APT Main Event

Ben Hamill - December 10, 2018

We can hardly think of a better feeling in the world than being the Poker player to have taken down a field of 307 opponents in a prestigious and world-renowned tournament. This particular honour has befallen Mikiya Kudo after he managed ...Read More

Ben Wilinofsky Wins WPTSD Calgary Main Event

Ben Hamill - December 09, 2018

Quit while you’re ahead. Some people consider this to be sound advice; others think it’s the way of the coward. Whatever anyone’s opinion on the matter, online Poker pro Ben Wilinofsky has decided to go out on top. Wilin...Read More

WSOP-C Winners Share Golden Poker Advice

Ben Hamill - December 07, 2018

In October, two players scored their first World Series of Poker Circuit rings, both of whom hailed from Indiana. The first ring was won by Heather Alcorn in the $1,700 Main Event at Horseshoe Southern Indiana, while Mo Nuwwarah scored th...Read More

Sundays Sizzle with partypoker Tournaments

Ben Hamill - December 02, 2018

Sundays have long had a reputation as the busiest tournament days at online poker websites. However, November 25 was a particularly action-filled event for players at partypoker, who enjoyed the end to the massive $10 million guaranteed K...Read More

Global Poker Lines Up Big December Promos

Ben Hamill - November 28, 2018

Global Poker is aiming to send off 2018 with a bang! After having recently debuted a whole range of new products and formats, the US poker website is creating a thrilling December schedule that is packed with winning potential to see out ...Read More

Canada’s Kruger Wins SFPC 2018 ME Day 1a

Ben Hamill - November 21, 2018

Day 1a of this year’s edition of the Seneca Fall Poker Classic (SFPC) $1,000 Main Event saw a relatively small turnout of just 21 entries. By the end of level 15, just three players remained in the running for the top spot. The pla...Read More

Vayo Drops Fraudulent Lawsuit Against REEL

Ben Hamill - November 20, 2018

Gordon Vayo, the iconic 2016 WSOP runner-up and popular online poker player, has reportedly dropped his former lawsuit against the parent company of PokerStars, Rational Entertainment Enterprises Limited (or REEL) after it was revealed th...Read More

WCC 2019 Heading to Montreal in January

Ben Hamill - November 17, 2018

According to the Playground Poker Club, the third edition of the premier World Cup of Cards (WCC) will be returning to Canada once more in 2019. The 29-series championship will be running from January 20 to February 6 next year, and will ...Read More

Caribbean Party Poker Rocks the Bahamas

Ben Hamill - November 15, 2018

Partypoker’s Caribbean Party Poker series is off to a great start, having kicked off on November 9. The series will run all the way until November 17 at Baha Mar in the Bahamas, which of course is the ideal setting for a few rounds ...Read More

WPT and Partypoker Decide to Join Forces

Ben Hamill - November 11, 2018

After a period of social media fights and name-calling, Canadian firm Partypoker and the World Poker Tour (WPT) have at long last reached an amicable agreement. They will soon be jointly holding a series of live tournaments in both Europe...Read More

Pat Serda Wins Big at 2018 WPT Montreal

Ben Hamill - November 09, 2018

The winner of the $5,300 buy-in, No-Limit Hold’em Main Event has emerged! Patrick Serda, a 28-year-old poker professional hailing from Canada, managed to best a field of 792 entries to secure his first ever WPT winning title and an...Read More

Jack Sinclair’s Race to Win the WSOPE 2018 Title

Ben Hamill - November 07, 2018

The final day of the World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE) 2018 at Kings Resort saw just six remaining players battling their way to live poker glory. After an action-packed series, spectators were excitedly speculating as to who would be ...Read More

Matt Stout Wins 2018 Run It Up Reno ME

Ben Hamill - November 04, 2018

Poker pro Matt Stout and his girlfriend are expecting their first child before the end of the year, and this upcoming life-changing event has seen him moving away from the full time tournament circuit. The Las Vegas professional has over...Read More

Miguel Goncalo Wins WPT500 Montreal

Ben Hamill - November 03, 2018

The World Poker Tour’s Montreal Main Event has just wrapped up at Canada’s Playground Poker Club. Before the tourney got underway, it was headed up by the $500 buy-in WPT500 Montreal – an event that attracted a whopping ...Read More

Moneymaker & Chad Host Reddit AMA Session

Ben Hamill - November 02, 2018

Poker icon Chris Moneymaker recently appeared on an episode of ESPN’s 30 for 30 podcast, casting the spotlight over the 2003 WSOP Main Event winner once more. Following up on that appearance, Moneymaker and WSOP co-host Norman Chad ...Read More

The Best Poker Players in Canada

Ben Hamill - November 02, 2018

Canada has produced many top-class Poker players over the years, including Tim Andrew from British Columbia who nabbed the country it very first WSOP bracelet for 2018. As well as being a popular destination for US players, Canada has chu...Read More

APT Tokyo Heads To Japan in February 2019

Ben Hamill - October 25, 2018

The Asian Poker Tour is headed for Japan! Next year, for the first time ever, the iconic Asian gaming tournament will be held in Tokyo, and is scheduled to play out over the course of two weekends, starting on February 1, 2019 and ending ...Read More

Roommates Win Poker Rings on Same Day

Ben Hamill - October 25, 2018

The (WSOP-C) is about to wrap up at the Horseshoe Hammond, in Illinois, with its $1,700 main event (with a guarantee of $1 million) being concluded on Monday, 22 October, 2018. The series has seen massive turnouts, as well as a number of...Read More

Record €317k Win for MPN’s Fish Party S&G

Ben Hamill - October 25, 2018

The Fish Party €20 jackpot has reportedly struck for a massive, record-smashing prize. One lucky player managed to score an impressive windfall of €317,849.78, showing just how far twenty bucks can take you with a bit of luck o...Read More

WPT Montreal Coming Up Soon

Ben Hamill - October 23, 2018

The iconic WPT (World Poker Tour) Montreal will return to the Playground Poker Club for the seventh consecutive year in 2018. The event will take place from October 26 to November 4 this ...Read More

Maria Ho Takes WPT DeepStacks Win

Ben Hamill - October 21, 2018

Maria Ho took down a title in Johannesburg, South Africa, on October 14, 2018. This is her 3rd visit to the country, her 1st win on South African soil and her 3rd career title. Currently ranked 4thRead More

New Deaf Poker Champion Crowned

Ben Hamill - October 20, 2018

Over in Australia at the Deaf Poker Australia (DPA) Championships, it was Alisha Wormald who managed to best a field of 114 players to win the Main Event hosted at the Crown Melbourne. Deaf Poker AustraliaRead More

Rio Casino May Become an MLB Ballpark

Ben Hamill - October 16, 2018

The focus of the rumor mill in Las Vegas lately has been the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino, located off-Strip, and best known to Canadians as the home of the Nevada leg of the . Rekindled reports abou...Read More

US Elections May Impact Online Poker

Ben Hamill - October 15, 2018

In just a few short weeks, voters across several US states will be casting their votes to decide the fates of various pressing issues. These include, among other things, online poker and sports betting. Right now, it is t...Read More

Lefebvre Claims Top Spot at SIGA 2018

Ben Hamill - October 12, 2018

The first week of October always signifies the start of the Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority (SIGA) Poker Championship for Canada’s most passionate players. The premier event on SIGA’s calendar each year, ...Read More

Poker Pro Liv Boeree Gives TED Talk

Ben Hamill - October 10, 2018

The professional Poker world is dominated by men, but Britain’s Olivia ‘Liv’ Boeree is one of the few women who are in the process of changing that. The pro player has already won more than $3.7 million in prize money, a...Read More

Playground Poker Pays $1M Bad Beat Jackpot

Ben Hamill - October 09, 2018

For the second time this year, Playground Poker Club has paid out a bad beat jackpot of more than $1 million. The big $1,187,160 payout happened in early October, at a $2/$5 No Limit Hold’em table. This was also the third time sinc...Read More

How Rounders Taught Matt Damon Poker Cheats

Ben Hamill - October 05, 2018

Matt Damon did not only learn to play Poker for his role in the – he learned to cheat at it, too. Former co-star Edward Norton spilled the beans in an interview in which he also told how he and Damon thrashed the film’s produ...Read More

PLON Leads In Women’s Poker Push

Ben Hamill - October 04, 2018

The daunting task of giving women greater representation in open events has received greater impetus thanks to Poker League of Nations (PLON). This year, the league demonstrated its commitment to ensuring women make up mo...Read More

Veerab Zakarian Wins MSPT 2018

Ben Hamill - October 02, 2018

At the during the Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT), Canadian Veerab Zakarian found the perfect opportunity to claim his very first MSPT title. The $63,340 has come has the biggest win of his...Read More

Phil Ivey Ventures Back Into Live Poker

Ben Hamill - October 01, 2018

Phil Ivey is commonly regarded as one of the in the world – and also one of the planet’s strongest professional gamblers. With that said, his controversial gaming tactics have landed him in various sticky situations, one of w...Read More

Big Expansion Plans for The Stars Group

Ben Hamill - October 01, 2018

A few years back, The Stars Group was struggling with debt after being shaken by an insider trading scandal involving its founder and CEO David Baazov. After paying off its debts from the acquisition of PokerStars...Read More

Record Attendance at the 2018 Fall PNPC

Ben Hamill - September 26, 2018

Over the past couple of years, the PlayNow Poker Championship (PNPC) has been establishing a reputation for itself as an essential stop on the Canadian poker tourney schedule. The bi-annual event takes place once in sprin...Read More

Canadians Scoop $800k at WCOOP Tourneys

Ben Hamill - September 25, 2018

Fans of already know that in September, the iconic World Championship of Online Poker (or WCOOP) swings around. Players are offered a chance to scoop humongous guarantees and ultimate gaming glory while battling it out a...Read More

WPT Releases its Montreal Event Schedule

Ben Hamill - September 23, 2018

The World Poker Tour (WPT) and partypoker LIVE have officially revealed a slew of , which will spoil a handful of players with the chance to participate in European and Canadian live events. The promos&r...Read More

Sports Stars Sponsored By Casinos

Ben Hamill - September 18, 2018

The world of sports is an every changing one. It was not so long ago that it was all but expected that alcoholic beverage brands or electronics companies would sponsor sports teams. It was an accepted situation, almost as if the two had alw...Read More

Short-Deck on the Cards for PokerStars

Ben Hamill - September 12, 2018

Canadian poker giant PokerStars has recently been innovating new ways to enhance users’ experiences on their website. Some have been interesting indeed, while others, like the Unfold feature, have been met with criticism after being...Read More

WPT-Themed Titles Launch with Zynga

Ben Hamill - September 12, 2018

It was late in 2017 when social gaming expert Zynga and the World Poker Tour (WPT) first announced their . Now, the business relationship has reached a whole new level thanks to Zynga announcing that its players can now enjoy the genuine ...Read More

EPT Season Off to a Great Start

Ben Hamill - September 07, 2018

The European Poker Tour (EPT) started 15 years ago in the Spanish capital of Barcelona. Every year since then, the sizzling Spanish destination has been the site of the first event in each new Tour season, as well as being one of the la...Read More

WSOP-C Colossus Enjoys Record Attendance

Ben Hamill - September 05, 2018

When the , the local gaming community was virtually abuzz with excitement. This initial excitement continued well onto the felt as well, as the first event of the iconic series enjoyed record-smashing attendance on Day 1. WSOP-C kicked o...Read More

Poker Giants Team Up for Canadian Events

Ben Hamill - September 04, 2018

are once again teaming up in a four-year deal to bring players world-class live tournaments in Canada and Europe. The new partnership will facilitate up to seven events during the duration of the agreement, with each tourney offering pri...Read More

Online Poker’s US Resurgence Makes Going Pro Easier

Ben Hamill - September 04, 2018

On April 15, 2011, the chances of being a professional online poker player in the US were essentially altogether extinct. Thousands of players who earned the bulk of their living online were suddenly forced to consider either playing on t...Read More

Heads Up Hold’em Live at Playtech Casinos

Ben Hamill - September 03, 2018

A fresh new poker title has arrived on the iGaming scene, showcasing developer Playtech’s talents in a fun and modern format. Heads Up Hold’em is the supplier’s latest creation, which offers some awesome real money and f...Read More

Poker Players Hit Hard by Spanish Taxman

Ben Hamill - August 28, 2018

Just as local poker players began to trek into Spain’s second-largest city for the , a brand new breaking news headline has hit the web that could make players from certain jurisdictions stop and think twice about attending. Hossei...Read More

Online Poker Sites Suffer DDoS Attacks

Ben Hamill - August 22, 2018

The online poker industry has recently been plagued by a spate of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, with three highly popular gaming websites being impacted by the onslaught. Initial reports of the attacks emerged on US-facin...Read More

Inaugural Women’s Poker Summit Approaches

Ben Hamill - August 12, 2018

In an exciting new announcement, the World Poker Tour (WPT) has announced that it will host its very first Women’s Summit during the WPT500 in Los Angeles, USA. The revelation of the new summit comes as a bid to boost female partici...Read More

What Sort Of Poker Player Are You?

Ben Hamill - August 10, 2018

With the World Series Of Poker having come and gone, there has been more than the average amount of the game being played in general. Many of us are inspired by the tournament, and tend to jump online, perhaps in an attempt to prove that ...Read More

The World's Top 3 Female Poker Players

Ben Hamill - August 09, 2018

The days when Poker was strictly a man’s world are long gone. The ladies have arrived, and are doing a pretty good job at holding their own, too. The changing tide is evident in every online room and at : there are more women at the...Read More

A Poker Bot That Plays Perfect Games

Ben Hamill - August 08, 2018

The computer science department in the University Of Alberta have created a program that plays perfect Heads-Up Limit Hold’em Poker. The announcement triggered a frenzy in the media, with many declaring that the age of computers rul...Read More

The European Poker Tour is Back in Barcelona

Ben Hamill - August 07, 2018

One of the most thrilling summer Poker festivals to take place in Barcelona every year is about to commence, and players around the world are getting ready to take part. The European Poker Tour, or EPT brand has made its return after a br...Read More

Virtual Reality’s Impact on Poker

Ben Hamill - August 03, 2018

Virtual Reality is being seen in many more teaching and experiential scenarios than ever before, and has been shaking up the video gaming world for some time. While it might seem like only a matter of time before the , many insiders feel ...Read More

WSOP-C Coming to Canada’s Playground Club

Ben Hamill - August 02, 2018

WSOP-C’s two-year absence from the Canadian scene has certainly not gone unnoticed. However, the World Series of Poker Circuit will finally once again be returning to the country this year, and will be taking place at the Playground...Read More

Discover the Wonderful World of Poker

Ben Hamill - September 25, 2016

Poker has been played in smoke-filled rooms from time immemorial.  Many gamers play poker at land-based casinos and many play online.  At a land-based casino you can play video poker or you can sit down and play poker with real ...Read More