Erik Seidel Achieves WSOP Legendary Status

Ben Hamill - August 20, 2021

Erik Seidel has always been a respected figure in the Poker community, even if he hasn’t been particularly outstanding for the last few years. But his incredible achievement at the 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Online has now th...Read More

Van Fleet & Nemeth Sunday’s Poker Money Stars

Ben Hamill - August 11, 2021

Final table action proved on the cards for two of Poker’s online stalwarts on the weekend as both Andras “probirs” Nemeth and Jon “apestyles” Van Fleet cashed in on Sunday majors on the weekend. Last-mentione...Read More

Technical Issues Cancel PokerStars Tournament

Ben Hamill - July 22, 2021

PokerStars’ weekly Sunday Storm tournament has seen its 10th-anniversary event cancelled due to a glitch in the software. The error occurred after 64 617 entrants had bought in and saw the clock running, blinds raising, but players ...Read More

Poker Pro Gets Jail Time For Movie Piracy

Ben Hamill - July 16, 2021

Talon White, the famed Poker player, has been sentenced to 12 months in a federal prison. This comes after he admitted to heading up operations at a subscription-based website that was responsible for streaming thousands of movies and tel...Read More

Landon Tice Concedes Heads-Up Challenge To Bill Perkins

Ben Hamill - July 09, 2021

Landon Tice, the up-and-coming American Poker star, has officially conceded his No Limit Hold’em Poker challenge to hedge fund manager and high stakes player Bill Perkins. On Saturday, 22-year-old Tice waved the white flag. This eve...Read More

Daniel Negreanu Ready For WSOP

Ben Hamill - June 29, 2021

The World Series of Poker (WSOP) schedule has finally been released for the fall series! This has fans of the game in a frenzy trying to figure out how to attend the event. Las Vegas will likely find itself buzzing by September as profess...Read More

World Series of Poker Making A 2021 Comeback

Ben Hamill - June 28, 2021

Following a hiatus that has lasted more than two years, the World Series of Poker will be returning to Las Vegas in 2021. The Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas will play host to the championships which will kick off on Thursda...Read More

Hellmuth Emerges Victorious From High Stakes Duel

Ben Hamill - June 26, 2021

Phil Hellmuth has once more done what he always seems to do – won a high-stakes game of Poker despite being the underdog. This marks the third time that he has beaten Daniel Negreanu and a sixth consecutive win. With the High Stakes...Read More

The Biggest Bluff” Is Coming To Paperback

Ben Hamill - June 04, 2021

Bestselling author Maria Konnikova’s “The Biggest Bluff” is officially being launched in paperback format on June 8. And the Doctor of Psychology, who is also the author of three best-selling books, will on the date of l...Read More

Canada’s “leblond1996” Wins Spring Series #8

Ben Hamill - June 04, 2021

A Canadian player has won 888Poker’s XL Spring Series #8: $50,000 High Roller event that’s part of the premium provider’s XL Spring Series. According to a report by a prominent Poker news broadcaster, Canadian “leb...Read More

Slow Indian Summer Coming For Online Poker

Ben Hamill - May 25, 2021

With warmer weather on its way, not to mention the gradual lifting of stay-at-home orders and other restrictions to movement and socialising, this summer is quickly turning into a period of reckoning for online Poker. This is an industry ...Read More

Poker Pros Going Crazy For Prop Bets

Ben Hamill - May 20, 2021

The world of Poker clearly has gone prop-bet mad. And while many Poker players will insist they’re nothing like the gamblers we see showing off in front of their mates with fearless bets in the movies, recent developments insinuate ...Read More

Dvoress Wins 1st GGPoker Super MILLION$

Ben Hamill - May 14, 2021

Canadian Daniel Dvoress has finally done it. The Poker-pro, following his May 11 rampage on the felt, can now tick off yet another major milestone: GGPoker Super MILLION$. And although certainly nothing to smirk at, the fantastic $394,852...Read More

Bluff-Fest As Daniel Loses Twice To Phil

Ben Hamill - May 10, 2021

“The Poker Brat” Phil Helmuth recently pulled off yet another one up on Canadian Poker-pro Daniel Negreanu when he beat his worthy opponent to the victor’s post in Round 2 of the High Stakes dual on PokerGO. After Round ...Read More

GGPoker Crowns Its First Ring Winners

Ben Hamill - May 04, 2021

The dust from GGPoker’s dazzling $150 million GG Spring Festival has barely settled and another nine-figure extravaganza has kicked off to keep the action going. Accompanied by an impressive $100 million in guarantees, 20 WSOP ring ...Read More

Patrick Pads Leonard Blows Points Whistle

Ben Hamill - May 03, 2021

Patrick “Pads” Leonard has shown himself to be a true sportsman after blowing the whistle on a points mistake that saw him mistakenly topping the PokerStars SCOOP Player of the Series leaderboard resulting from his performance...Read More

Irish Twitch Champ Wins Second SCOOP Title

Ben Hamill - April 28, 2021

Irish online Poker ace Fintan “EasyWithAces” Hand made full use of what could very well be described as the biggest virtual gaming weekend of the year when he only just beat a power outage to grab the second SCOOP title of his...Read More

WPT To Co-Launch Live NFT Marketplace

Ben Hamill - April 13, 2021

The world of digital collectables is an interesting new force to be reckoned with in the global marketplace, and the World Poker Tour has just bought in on a piece of the action. Following a link-up with decentralised video delivery netwo...Read More

PSPC PokerStars Barcelona Again Postponed

Ben Hamill - March 27, 2021

The unprecedented global health crisis has taken its toll on yet another major Poker tournament. PokerStars this week announced that this year’s PokerStars Players No-Limit Hold’em Championship (PSPC), played each year at the ...Read More

Kade Banks Big Sunday Million Win

Ben Hamill - March 25, 2021

Not only has Canadian Poker-pro Vanessa Kade managed to get her own back by signing with PokerStars following her misogyny fuelled fall-out with Dan Bilzerian and GGPoker, but she’s just sweetened the victory by winning the Sunday M...Read More

WPT Final Table Action Here At Long Last

Ben Hamill - March 15, 2021

Spring is finally coming – and so are the final World Poker Tour tables delayed for more than a year now due to the big global interrupt. Originally reached during the first couple of months of last year, the tables in question were...Read More

Natural8 Presents Super MILLION$ Week

Ben Hamill - March 02, 2021

Exciting news is that a right royal Poker big-money feast is coming to Natural8. In fact, Super MILLION$ week is already underway, having kicked off on February 28, and set to continue all the way through March 9. In total, the week-long ...Read More

PokerStars To Shut Down Full Tilt Poker

Ben Hamill - February 24, 2021

PokerStars is finally pulling the plug on Full Tilt Poker. The operator giant has announced that come Feb. 25, Full Tilt’s entire database will be merged with that of the PokerStars platform, thereby discontinuing Full Tilt’s ...Read More

Daniel Negreanu To Take On Phil Hellmuth

Ben Hamill - February 23, 2021

  Those who followed the action between Doug Polk and Canadian Poker champion Daniel Negreanu will be happy to know that the hype has resulted in talk of a similar stand-off between 15-time World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet winn...Read More

Loto-Québec In Hot Water Over Poker Glitch

Ben Hamill - February 18, 2021

A ruling by the Superior Court of Quebec late last week might spell trouble afoot for Crown corporation Loto-Québec after a technical glitch occurred on its OK POKER online platform. Between July 9, 2019 and May 18 last year, playe...Read More

Terrence Chan Upset Over Poker Bet Misunderstanding

Ben Hamill - February 15, 2021

As bets tend to come and go, not every last one can be a good one. Some leave you wondering whether the odds you’ve just wagered on might not perhaps have been too good to be true. Especially when you’re Terrence Chan, and you...Read More

The Likely Future Of Online Poker In Canada

Ben Hamill - December 22, 2020

The global health crisis has turned our world and country upside down. So much so, that even as the world celebrates the successful development of a likely vaccine, it will likely be several more months before Canadians will be able to re...Read More

Excitement As Neymar Jr Rejoins PokerStars

Ben Hamill - December 17, 2020

He’s a world champion Olympic gold football star with a 50 million+ fanbase. But Forbes’ fourth highest paid athlete of 2020 is also a Poker fan without parallel – so much so that his dog’s named Poker! And now tha...Read More

WhatIfGod Wins PokerStars EPT Main Event

Ben Hamill - November 24, 2020

PokerStars’ European Poker Tour Online Series concluded with a spectacular $5,200 buy-in Main Event on Wednesday, with the final table and $1,019,081 first prize winner none other than two-time WCOOP champion, Sweden’s “...Read More

Newcomer Landon Tice Wins MSPT Main Event

Ben Hamill - November 19, 2020

Sunday’s 2020 Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) Venetian $1,100 Main Event saw a field of 1,123 entries spend nearly 16 hours battling it out on the felt for a whopping $201,529. The winner turned out to be 21-year-old Landon Tice from B...Read More

Badziakouski & Eibinger Pocket EPT On A Chop

Ben Hamill - November 17, 2020

That the 2020 PokerStars European Poker Tour Online has only been running for a little over a week has not deterred some of the biggest names in the competition from already having scooped up some of the largest of the big-money prizes. T...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

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

PokerStars Announces Active Waiting List

Ben Hamill - October 06, 2020

The practise of bum hunting has long plagued online Poker. But it’s just been dealt yet another blow. PokerStars has now rolled out active waiting lists for the protection of new and recreational players typically preyed on by more ...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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 “split-up”...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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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