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

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

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

PokerStars Debuts Novelty Game Tournaments

Ben Hamill - July 13, 2019

Iconic Canadian brand PokerStars’ classic novelty cash games have received a makeover. Three of the site’s original novelty titles that were launched last year are now available in an innovative multi-table tournament format. ...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

How Chess And Poker Saved BigWheel McNeil

Ben Hamill - June 18, 2019

You can’t keep a good man down. Just ask Canadian Poker player and gold bracelet winner Calen “BigWheel” McNeil. McNeil’s story is an inspiring one; a story of what becomes possible when someone refuses to give up ...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

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

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

College To Open $6M eSports Arena On Campus

Ben Hamill - May 03, 2019

Full Sail University is eager to turn Orlando into a games hub, and the university’s $6 million eSports arena construction investment speaks volumes regarding just how invested and interested the university is in the sector. The For...Read More

Auger-Aliassime’s Rise To Super-Stardom

Ben Hamill - April 13, 2019

It tends to leave you with a strange sensation of disparity. Young Canadian men’s tennis star Felix Auger-Aliassime’s statement that despite now being able to buy just about any flashy supercar under the sun, he can’t r...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

PokerStars Celebrates 13 Years Of Sunday Million

Ben Hamill - March 25, 2019

On the 14th of April 2019 PokerStars will celebrate the 13th anniversary of its legendary Sunday Million Tournament. The tournament has enjoyed a lot of support and success since a Canadian online...Read More

Bianca Andreescu Makes History By Winning Indian Wells

Ben Hamill - March 25, 2019

Canadian teen Bianca Andreescu has made tennis history. The 18 year-old on Sunday won her very first tournament at Premier Mandatory level when she won the women’s final at Indian Wells. But the most amazing part is ...Read More

Vinicius Lima Wins WSOP Borgata Open Final

Ben Hamill - March 20, 2019

It’s a tournament that started out with 1,415 entries; with each player as hopeful and as determined as the next to make it to the final table. Last Wednesday, one month after the first of the cards were dealt, it was finally time f...Read More

Devan Tang Beats Peter Jetten To A Cool Million

Ben Hamill - March 09, 2019

A recent battle consisting of 45 players, of which 24 were re-entries, culminated in the ultimate Poker showdown when Hong Kong’s Devan Tang went head to head with Canadian Poker champ Peter Jetten. Unfortunately the chips did not f...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

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

Cindy Kerslake Takes Top Honors At Deerfoot

Ben Hamill - February 12, 2019

Calgarian player Cindy Kerslake has made Poker headlines by securing her third, and second-biggest, career win. Kerslake competed in Deerfoot Inn & Casino’s Winter Super Stack tournament, southern Alberta’s premier start-o...Read More

DraftKings Punter Loses $670k to Slow Bets

Ben Hamill - January 15, 2019

DraftKings has been in the spotlight of late, although not exactly for the best of reasons. The daily fantasy sports supplier has received heavy criticism for the way their Sports Betting National Championship (SBNC) came to an end on Jan...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

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

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

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

Kristen Bicknell Opens Up

Ben Hamill - November 05, 2018

Live tournament regular Kristen Bicknell recently took an admirable shot at high roller play after participating in the €100,000 King’s Super High Roller. It was her very first 100k event, and she came away with the impression ...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

Seminole Hard Rock Hosts Rock ‘N’ Roll Open

Ben Hamill - November 01, 2018

This November, the Florida-based Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino will act as the host of the Seminole Hard Rock ‘Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open’ with the assistance of the World Poker Tour (WPT). The 2018 edition of...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

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

Kevin Martin Keeps Raking In the Wins

Ben Hamill - September 03, 2018

Not long after his first big win of last month, local legend and Team PokerStars Online Pro Kevin Martin managed to bank his , and then go on to win a 3rd. The player, who is also a well-known poker streamer and winner of Big Brother Can...Read More

Ryan Riess Wins Big in Seminole Hard Rock Open

Ben Hamill - August 20, 2018

After a couple of remarkable victories, it is clear to see that the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood is former WSOP champ Ryan Riess’ luckiest venue by far. The pro player recently claimed his third title at the legenda...Read More