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

GiG Joins Playtech’s iPoker Network

Ben Hamill - May 26, 2020

Leading casino games tech-supplier and platform administrator this week announced having successfully migrated high-velocity casino content developer Playtech’s iPoker online network to its own aggregator platform. Playtech’s...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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Getting To Know partypoker’s Steven DWStevie Kok

Ben Hamill - May 19, 2020

21-year-old Poker streamer Steven ‘DWStevie’ Kok says he’s positively “digging winning” in his capacity of official Twitch team member. The Netherlands-based streamer was signed by famous online Poker room p...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

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

Rounders And The Hidden Lessons In Cheating

Ben Hamill - May 13, 2020

It’s no secret: Rounders has instilled itself dead centre into modern-day culture. We’ve borrowed the taglines, we’ve adopted the adages – basically, we live and dream what we imagine it must be like to live the l...Read More

Poker Rooms To Limit Players Upon Reopening

Ben Hamill - May 11, 2020

Sufficient distance geared at limiting the spread of any infectious diseases, airborne or otherwise, will be the new normal once operators are given the go-ahead to reopen by the Nevada Gaming Control Board. Physical distancing policies w...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

Second Chance Loto-Quebec Bad Beat Jackpot

Ben Hamill - May 10, 2020

It now seems that even the worst of luck “pays” when playing OK Poker on Loto-Quebec’s premium gaming platform. And since we could all do with a bit of beating the odds right now, ’s Bad Beat Poker progressive jack...Read More

PokerStars Announces Celebrity Poker Event

Ben Hamill - May 07, 2020

is doing more than just its bit for relieving the plight of those affected by the current global calamity. The operator has announced the launch of a special charity initiative called “Stars Call for Action – Powered by Poker...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

GGPoker Welcomes Fedor Holz And Pokercode

Ben Hamill - May 06, 2020

That nothing but recognition as the world’s leading Poker room will be good enough for is becoming increasingly more evident. An entire host of celebrity-style ambassadors have joined the brand’s family over the course of rec...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

GGPoker Welcomes Boris Becker As Brand Ambassador

Ben Hamill - April 28, 2020

The news is official: 6-time Grand Slam tennis legend Boris Becker is the latest to join  impressive list of representatives and celebrity brand ambassadors. Becker joins the likes of Canadian pro and miracle-maker Daniel Negreanu, t...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

Andrew Neeme Is Master Of Poker Meet-Ups

Ben Hamill - April 23, 2020

His is so much more than a desire to be YouTube- or -famous. He plays not because he’s a show-off, or even because he gets paid to stream clips of himself playing cards. Online Poker master Andrew Neeme is in fact, the real deal, an...Read More

Caesars Postpones World Series Of Poker

Ben Hamill - April 22, 2020

We’re living in precious but precarious times. And since even medium-sized gatherings are now considered life-threatening given humanity’s current normal, the organisers of the epic annual  have taken the decision to post...Read More

Gearing Up For PokerStars SCOOP

Ben Hamill - April 20, 2020

Exciting news this week is that the official schedule for the 2020 Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) has been released. And best of all is that it will this year feature an incredible $85 million in guarantees! These include $1...Read More

Galfond Off To 2nd Round Of Challenge

Ben Hamill - April 19, 2020

Run It Once-man has just kicked off the second leg of his Galfond challenge and this time round, its amateur Poker enthusiast and hedge fund manager Bill Perkins on the other side of the virtual table. The duo is playing $100/$200 Pot-Li...Read More

David Haye Stars In New Poker Documentary

Ben Hamill - April 18, 2020

Exciting news this week is that a new documentary following former professional boxing champ David Haye’s transition from professional sports player to Poker player will be aired on Prime starting April 17. David vs Goliath will te...Read More

Golf’s Best To Play in Charity Online Poker Tournament

Ben Hamill - April 16, 2020

Now that all in-person non-essential activities have had to be put on hold until further notice, the majority of us have at our disposal quite a bit of free time. But instead of fooling around with nonsensical activities at home in a bid ...Read More

Poker’s Phil Galfond Makes A Surreal Comeback

Ben Hamill - April 15, 2020

It wasn’t all that long ago that Run It Once Poker celebrity Phil Galfond took to Twitter to publicly bemoan his supposed fate playing Pot-Limit Omaha against online opponent VeniVidi1993. A clearly deflated Galfond wrote on Twitter...Read More

Ben Affleck’s Poker Game Raises $2M For Charity

Ben Hamill - April 14, 2020

Trump’s plans for a “normal” Sunday may not have panned out quite in the way that he – and certainly the world – would have hoped, but that doesn’t mean that Easter was a total no-deal this year. In fa...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

WSOP Yet To Confirm 2020 Series Cancellation

Ben Hamill - April 12, 2020

Save for a global health pandemic that has caused nearly 2,000 deaths in a single day in the US alone, there is probably nothing quite as paralysing as uncertainty and the inability to plan for the future. And the r’s supposed inabi...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

GGPoker Launches StayHome Freerolls

Ben Hamill - April 01, 2020

Online Poker provider GGPoker may not have mentioned the current by name, but its quite obvious that its new hourly StayHome $100 freeroll prize pools are intended to give those stuck at home something fun and completely free to do with ...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

Phil Galfond Trying To Turn Poker Challenge Around

Ben Hamill - March 25, 2020

Run It Once poker pro has gone from utterly defeated to what some might describe as a mixture between stupidly positive and positively stupid. But money talks and tells its own story and the story being told right now is that Galfond has...Read More

David Doc Sands Tests Positive For Covid-19

Ben Hamill - March 24, 2020

Poker pro David “Doc” Sands this week became the first high-profile Poker player to test positive for the Coronavirus. The Poker champ took to  to share the news with his followers and said that he hoped that by providing...Read More

Covid-19 Push To Legalise Online Poker in US

Ben Hamill - March 21, 2020

According to data provided by PokerScout, online games on ’ platforms attracted more than 2,700 cash game players on Tuesday alone. And in Italy, there were roughly 5,000 players at online tables on the same day, which represents ro...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

WPT Final Tables Postponed Until May

Ben Hamill - March 21, 2020

Three more live Poker Tour final table events have now been postponed in an attempt to slow the spread of the Coronavirus. Enterprises chief executive officer Adam Pliska announced on Tuesday that the three WPT tables that were supposed ...Read More

Doug Poke Done With YouTube Poker Channel

Ben Hamill - March 19, 2020

Controversial online figure and former Poker-pro Doug Polk says that he has decided to quit making videos about Poker. Polk recently uploaded a 15-minute video titled “This Is My Final Poker Video” to his YouTube platform as w...Read More

WPT Goes Online With partypoker

Ben Hamill - March 18, 2020

There’s a whole lot of exciting Poker headed our way, even amidst all of the deadly Coronavirus drama. Great news is that the , in association with online giant partypoker, will in May of this year be hosting its very first WPT Onli...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

Phil Galfond Resumes Challenge

Ben Hamill - March 17, 2020

Pot-Limit Omaha master and Run It Once Poker-pro is on the money-mend after having a little over a week ago resumed attempting to win at his own heads-up challenge and having re-engaged on the battle field with fellow online-challenger V...Read More

Phil Ivey Wins Big In Sochi

Ben Hamill - March 13, 2020

Phil Ivey is no stranger to relying on pure luck. And luck certainly sealed the deal on what very nearly turned out to be another major victory for the pro player at a high-stakes event in Sochi. One of Ivey’s opponents ended up on...Read More

Negreanu Says Covid-19 Bets Are Cold-Blooded

Ben Hamill - March 12, 2020

Betting may be all good fun and games, but only up to a point. As soon as human lives are at stake, very poor taste enters into the equation. Which is exactly why Canadian GGPoker professional and brand ambassador Daniel Negreanu has labe...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

partypoker’s New Update Includes Rabbit Hunt

Ben Hamill - March 10, 2020

 is going all out on adding additional elements of enjoyment to its current online Poker offerings. The award-winning operator describes its new March 5 update as a collection of things and elements that simply aim to make all games ...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

PokerStars Reveals Surprise Disqualification

Ben Hamill - March 05, 2020

recently all but dumbfounded the online community when it announced that the winner of the 2018 PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) Main Event is no longer regarded the real winner. Not only has “wann2play” ...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

Coronavirus Scare - WSOP May Call Off Tour

Ben Hamill - March 04, 2020

It’s absolutely mind-blowing to even try to begin to understand the sheer scope of the trail of collateral damage currently being created by the dreaded Coronavirus (). And the industry’s most at risk are those reliant on larg...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

Why Vancouver Should Enter 2030 Olympic Bid

Ben Hamill - February 25, 2020

We have the tools, and so why not put them to repeated good use? Such is the opinion of the man responsible for having helped secure the bid for the 2010 Winter and Paralympic Games on behalf of the city of Vancouver. John Furlong has su...Read More

ESPN & Poker Central To Broadcast WSOP 2020

Ben Hamill - February 25, 2020

and Poker Central will this year for the fourth time be partnering it up in order to broadcast all of the exciting live-action play that is the World Series of Poker (WSOP). The 2020 WSOP broadcast schedule has just been released and the...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

WSOP Announces Feb 25 Online Poker Tour

Ben Hamill - February 23, 2020

This February 25 is the big day. Also known as the opening day to one of the most exciting online Poker tournaments of the year. The online tournament kicks off in a couple of days’ time, and this year, a cool total of 13 online to...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

Sahara Las Vegas Reopens Its Poker Room

Ben Hamill - February 19, 2020

This Valentine’s Day marked a special occasion for Vegas-based enthusiasts. After 9 long years of having been closed, on February 14th the Sahara Las Vegas reopened its Poker room. The grand opening celebration is yet to ...Read More

WPT Cancels Asia Stops Due to Coronavirus

Ben Hamill - February 18, 2020

Not to be flippant about the global threat of a potentially fatal influenza-like infection, but the is pooping on even Poker’s party. The World Poker Tour (WPT) has officially cancelled all of its events planned for Asia for the ne...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

partypoker Announces Cash Game Leaderboards

Ben Hamill - February 17, 2020

Cash game leaderboards are all the rage right now. And if Poker is your thing then the good news is that online Poker operator a couple of days ago announced that cash game leaderboards will soon be implemented as a means by which to rew...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

Martin Piik Wins The Very Last MPN Tour

Ben Hamill - February 14, 2020

It’s said that most good things must eventually come to an end. That this applies to Microgaming’s last-ever tournament is a sure thing. The very last MPN competition and 23rd MPN Poker Tour recently came to an end...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

Online Poker in Favour Of Facial Recognition Technology

Ben Hamill - February 11, 2020

When businessman and partner Rob Young recently posted a poll on Twitter requesting votes in favour of facial recognition technology being employed by the site in order to rule out issues related to ghosting, multi-accounting and general...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

MPN Tour Grand Finale Heads To Madrid

Ben Hamill - February 04, 2020

The time has come to celebrate the end to an era; to say goodbye. From the 6 – 9 February the Poker Tour will make a super stop for the very last time. The grand finale, which will be hosted by Spanish capital Madrid, will mark the...Read More

WSOP 2020 Schedule Unchanged Despite Coronavirus Threat

Ben Hamill - February 03, 2020

The organizers of the 2020 recently revealed that the event would be postponed until further notice following the Coronavirus outbreak that started in China earlier this year. Following this, Poker players have been rightly concerned abou...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

Griffin Paul Makes WPT History

Ben Hamill - January 24, 2020

Griffin Paul is a legend. The type of legend capable of achieving the impossible by winning both a  Main Event, and a WPT500 Main Event. A piece of masterly trickery incidentally only ever achieved once before in the history of the W...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

Maurice Hawkins Voices WSOP Gripes

Ben Hamill - December 21, 2019

Maurice Hawkins isn’t afraid to speak from the heart. This is something that has awarded the WSOP champ his fair share of friends as well as haters. With that having been said, when a 13-time WSOP gold ring winner de...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

Poker’s Bardah Confirms Survivor Entry

Ben Hamill - September 16, 2019

Poker-pro and WSOP bracelet winner Ronnie Bardah is more than just a hoody and a pair of shades, and he’s out to prove it Survivor style. The main event casher-in has announced that he has officially gained entry int...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

Why Triton’s New Format Proved A Charm

Ben Hamill - August 15, 2019

This year’s Triton Poker High Roller event was a stellar success and many are now of the opinion that this is true as a result of various changes having been made to the registration as well as to the actual competition process and ...Read More

Bryn Kennedy Is The $55 Million Dollar Man

Ben Hamill - August 14, 2019

Bryn Kennedy is Poker’s very own moneymaking machine. The man who not too long ago, despite having finished second in the wealthiest game on earth, the £1,050,000 Triton Million – A Helping Hand for Charity, still manage...Read More

WSOP-C Set To Return To Canada In August

Ben Hamill - August 13, 2019

More good news prevails as the World Series of Poker Circuit (WSOP-C) prepares to make its return to Canada. The circuit will be visiting the country for its second international stop for the year and seven tournaments will be played at P...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

partypoker’s POWERFEST X Pays Out Big

Ben Hamill - August 10, 2019

The 10th edition of partypoker’s flagship POWERFEST is currently underway. Since it kicked off on July 28th, POWERFEST X has awarded more than $9.5 million prize money across 91 events. Missed out on the action...Read More

WSOP Changes Causing Upset

Ben Hamill - August 08, 2019

Rake and re-entries will mean the end of the World Series of Poker as we know it, and ultimately, also of the big grind. So say some of Poker’s most respected and celebrated pro-players following the latest announced development, be...Read More

Marchington Sued Following WSOP Performance

Ben Hamill - August 07, 2019

Nick Marchington is no ordinary British youngster. The 21 year old also happens to be one of Poker’s most promising WSOP future-champions, and anyone looking in from the outside would be easily fooled by the shiny exterior of the yo...Read More

Welcome To New York’s Largest Poker Room

Ben Hamill - August 07, 2019

Poker is coming to New York and it’s nothing short of Vegas-style. As the city looks ahead to an exciting time of change and transformation in the sports betting arena, casino offerings are yet again under the limelight too. It&rsqu...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

MPN To Run Special Cash Mountain Promotion

Ben Hamill - August 05, 2019

Eager to make the final warm days of summer last? Microgaming’s Poker Network (MPN) is too. The casino giant has just announced its second cash game leaderboard promotion for the year and its all about a race to the summit and makin...Read More

What The Rules Really Say About Chip Counts

Ben Hamill - August 04, 2019

The WSOP’s rulebook is quite clear about what should happen when a player goes all-in and a discrepancy then arises as to the actual chip count. But even thought the rules are there for good and obvious reason, they aren’t alw...Read More

Playtech Launches Live Casino Stud Poker

Ben Hamill - August 03, 2019

We are about to discover what bet365 players have been enjoying for an exclusive time: Playtech’s newly launched live Casino Stud Poker. The iGaming specialist and top-class provider of gaming entertainment has declared the exclusiv...Read More

PokerStars Trials All-In Cash Out Feature

Ben Hamill - August 03, 2019

Insurance protection may be considered to be just another way in which the house ultimately wins when it comes to playing Blackjack, but when it comes to equity protection when talking Poker, and especially when cash players come to the p...Read More

Poker Legend Mad Marty Wilson Has Died

Ben Hamill - August 01, 2019

It’s been a sad week for Poker, as shortly after Kevin “Racks” Roster passed away from Sarcoma, “Mad” Marty Wilson died after losing a 6-month long battle with cancer. A true legend at the tables, Poker has l...Read More

Apple Re-Launches Texas Hold’em In App Store

Ben Hamill - August 01, 2019

Ever wonder what the very first game ever to have been sold on Apple’s App Store was called? Poker fans will be happy to know that it was none other than a game of Texas Hold’em. Better yet, Apple has just announced that a com...Read More

Poker’s Kevin “Racks” Roster Has Died

Ben Hamill - July 31, 2019

Poker lover and all-round good guy Kevin “Racks” Roster has passed away. Roster was in 2017 diagnosed as suffering from sarcoma, a particularly unforgiving form of cancer. But instead of lying down and waiting for the inevitab...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

WSOP Deep Stack Event Ends On a High

Ben Hamill - July 28, 2019

It’s a common complaint among WSOP participants that once the final Vegas table has been cleared, everyone is left wondering what to do next; much like the mind’s refusal to accept that an award-winning television series won&r...Read More

Backer Exposes Maurice Hawkins On Twitter

Ben Hamill - July 24, 2019

Poker-pro and record 13-time WSOP gold ring winner Maurice Hawkins isn’t quite as fond of paying his dues as what he is of raking in the money. At least not if what Poker backer and restaurant man Randy Garcia recently posted on Twi...Read More

Two New Inclusions In Poker’s Hall Of Fame

Ben Hamill - July 24, 2019

It’s a glorious set of recognitions that have been a long time in the making. We’re referring of course to two of WSOP’s own recently having been included in the Poker Hall of Fame. The World Series of Poker main event w...Read More

Ivey Continues To Dodge Borgata Judgment

Ben Hamill - July 23, 2019

Phil Ivey is a man on the run. Well, so to speak. If the information contained in documents filed by legal counsel for the Borgata are true, then Ivey has yet to settle a single cent of his outstanding debt that was made an order of court...Read More

Canadian Simu Liu To Play Marvel’s Shang-Chi

Ben Hamill - July 23, 2019

Superheroes do exist, and they can even be Canadian. Marvel announced at a recent San Diego Comic Con that its latest superhero will be played by none other than Kim’s Convenience star Simu Liu. The Canadian will embody the characte...Read More

Cats –The Movie Trailer Met With Mixed Reactions

Ben Hamill - July 22, 2019

Cats. You gotta love’em. The Internet certainly does. And soon, on December 20 to be exact, cat lovers will be feasting their eyes on the ultimate feline celebration when a star-studded cast congregate on the big screen to present t...Read More

Hossein Ensan Wins $10M In WSOP Main Event

Ben Hamill - July 20, 2019

Germany’s Hossein Ensan is a man not only artistically versed in the faculty of calling the bluff but also of embodying the bluff in such a way that he is regarded as being an altogether unreadable force to contend with. A combinati...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

WSOP Raises $693,306 For One Drop Charity

Ben Hamill - July 17, 2019

That the World Series of Poker recently did for safe-drinking water charity One Drop is much more than what the Little One For One Drop name of the special Poker event tends to suggest. The event attracted the second-biggest field of play...Read More

Pluribus The AI Bot Rocks The Poker Word

Ben Hamill - July 16, 2019

AI bots have become rather expert at beating humans at their own games. Poker is the latest game to have travelled down this particular road and apparently nobody bluffs quite like a motherboard. Researchers from Facebook’s AI lab r...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

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

Belianin Responds To WSOP Disqualification

Ben Hamill - July 11, 2019

The fruit of the vine can be a many-wicked thing. Especially when indulged in in greedy fashion. Just ask WSOP Poker-pro Georgii Belianin. The Russian recently made Poker news headlines when he was disqualified from the WSOP 2019 $10,000 ...Read More

WSOP Main Event May Make History Yet

Ben Hamill - July 10, 2019

Who here dares challenge the Poker supremacy of the WSOP? And if anyone had this somewhere hidden in the back of their minds, they had better reconsider their view on the matter. The WSOP $10,000 No-Limit Main Event has always been a top ...Read More

Seniors Outraged By New Gambling Rules

Ben Hamill - July 09, 2019

Paying for something that could just as well be had for free, or at a considerable discount, isn’t anybody’s idea of fun. Unless paying more or even at all comes with a sturdy dose of excitement on the side. And unless you&rsq...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 Honours Poker’s Best At First Fifty

Ben Hamill - July 05, 2019

The World Series of Poker’s First Fifty Honours event celebrates Poker’s very best. The special celebration was hosted over the weekend and two of Poker’s very best were honoured for their service to the game. Daniel Neg...Read More

NSOP Comes To Niagara Fallsview Casino

Ben Hamill - July 04, 2019

There’s a new player in town and its bound to be a smash hit among the Poker community in Southern Ontario. The newly announced NSOP – Niagara Series of Poker is going down in October and will run from October 24th ...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

PokerStars Eyeing Out Swiss Market

Ben Hamill - July 04, 2019

Switzerland has officially closed its iGaming space off to the outside world. New Year’s Day saw the country’s new Money Gaming Act officially come into effect, despite the various motions filed in opposition of such a move si...Read More

Joe Sal Allegedly Robbed At Gunpoint At Rio

Ben Hamill - July 04, 2019

The fact that security at major events where Poker players are most likely to carry large amounts of cash on their persons is in desperate need of major sharpening up has been an issue of contention for quite some time. Self-proclaimed Po...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

Amanda Baker On Money, Titles And Sexism

Ben Hamill - July 02, 2019

World Series of Poker (WSOP) champion Amanda Baker isn’t someone who necessarily enjoys the limelight. In fact, Baker prefers to fly under the radar. This doesn’t mean that she doesn’t put up a regular stellar performanc...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

Ari Engel Wins His First WSOP Gold Bracelet

Ben Hamill - June 28, 2019

There’s something to be said for persistence. Just ask long-time grinder Ari Engel. Engel, originally from Canada, has over the course of his 15-year pro-Poker career managed to win 9 gold rings, but this is the very first time ever...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

How Drew Gonzales Got Saved By Twitch

Ben Hamill - June 26, 2019

Drew “BetOnDrew”Gonzales is a man who considers streaming to be a big part of who he is; not only as a lover and player of online Poker, but as a human being. Streaming; especially streaming Poker; is Drew’s life, his &l...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

John Hennigan Crowned World Seven Card Champ

Ben Hamill - June 21, 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

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

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

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

Alias Name Changes Implemented By partypoker

Ben Hamill - June 12, 2019

Major online Poker operator partypoker, a division of GVC Holdings, has declared war on players making use of HUDs in an attempt to gain an unfair advantage over other, and often-times less experienced, players. The result is that newer p...Read More

Poker Community Pays Tribute To Gavin Smith

Ben Hamill - June 10, 2019

The worldwide Poker community is well known for its generous nature when it comes to looking after its own. When the news broke of pro-player Gavin Smith’s passing in January of this year, it wasn’t too long before fellow play...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

Tiger Woods Fails To Make The Cut At Own Poker Event

Ben Hamill - June 07, 2019

If Poker is a lot like golf, then let it be known that Tiger Woods is the exception in every way. The world’s most popular card game shares a number of qualities with golf. Much like swinging away with the old stick and ball, in Pok...Read More

Gambling As A Legitimate Career Path

Ben Hamill - June 06, 2019

Whether or not it’s actually possible (read: profitable) to make a full-time career out of gambling is a question that has captivated and also boggled the minds of many. To the person who just loves a good old bet; whether standard ...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

The Stars Group Launches Stars Affiliate Club

Ben Hamill - May 31, 2019

Affiliate clubs have enjoyed a lot of success in many industries all over the world, but it’s an element of business that has been strangely absent from the worldwide gambling and betting industry. Until now that is, because The Sta...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

Red Dead Redemption Players Complain About Poker Access

Ben Hamill - May 25, 2019

Proper regulation is the backbone of the gambling industry, but needless to say, it can at times be a real party-pooper. Or in this case, a real Poker-pooper. Rockstar Games, product owners of Red Dead Online and Red Dead Redemption 2, we...Read More

The Stars Group Owns Up To Chinese Affair

Ben Hamill - May 25, 2019

Now may not have been the best time for The Stars Group to have been caught with its pants down and entangled with unregulated Chinese site Red Dragon Poker. All was revealed when a group of Chinese nationals were stripped of their coins ...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

Divine Releases Eye Of The Grinder Single

Ben Hamill - May 21, 2019

WSOP gold bracelet winner and aspiring Hip-Hop artist Rulah Divine has been dreaming about winning a gold bracelet ever since he was 17 years old. But the pro player has been dreaming about doing something big in music too, and specifical...Read More

Annie Duke On Why Poker Is A Lot Like Business

Ben Hamill - May 21, 2019

Annie Duke, Duchess of Poker, despite her professed dislike in the nickname, is pure blue-blooded royalty to the industry.  Duke followed a truly diverse career-path in that her original ambition involved a whole lot of PhD and preci...Read More

Three PokerStars UFC Ambassadors Introduced

Ben Hamill - May 21, 2019

Can PokerStars possibly get any better at what they have been doing up until now? Room for improvement seems to be a many-splendid thing that reveals itself in fresh new ways to the relentlessly committed. When PokerStars’ partnersh...Read More

Poker Player In Hot Water Over Movie-Piracy

Ben Hamill - May 20, 2019

If Poker players are anything, then let that thing be recognised as being resourceful. But resourceful isn’t always what one should be going for, especially not when one’s particular brand of resourceful makes one to steal sha...Read More

Poker’s Ronnie Bardah May Be Next Survivor

Ben Hamill - May 18, 2019

The Poker world’s relationship with reality television shows; and especially the fight-for-survival brand, is nothing new. There certainly appears to be a fatal attraction between the two, and if rumour has it right, Poker’s W...Read More

Tim Adams Wins WSOPE High-Roller Event

Ben Hamill - May 16, 2019

Tim Adams is a man with a solid plan. And best of all is that he’s one of our own. The Canadian player recently showed the world exactly what he was made of by winning the 2019 World Series of Poker European Tour’s €25,00...Read More

NY’s Underground Poker Secrets Revealed

Ben Hamill - May 16, 2019

New York. The Big Apple. Also, not surprisingly, home to a recently exposed thriving underground illegal Poker network. A network that has, since having had its dodgy ins and outs revealed by an unnamed dealer and inside source on Reddit,...Read More

Exciting Times On The WSOP Scene

Ben Hamill - May 14, 2019

There’s been much movement on the World Series of Poker (WSOP) scene. For one, Maurice Hawkins has managed to do what most other players can only dream of, by having secured a record 13th World Series of Poker Circuit gol...Read More

Sonic Gets A Make-Over After Internet Poll

Ben Hamill - May 13, 2019

Sonic The Hedgehog may be able to achieve a family-friendly rating yet, and it’s all thanks to the Internet. Not long after the release of a two and a half minute trailer for the upcoming new Sonic The Hedgehog film, internet users ...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

WSOPC Announces The New Stops-Schedule

Ben Hamill - May 08, 2019

Behold the 2019/2020 schedule for the US World Series of Poker Circuit. Behold it and weep, especially if you’ve never had the pleasure of upping the blind ante yourself. Once you’re done weeping for time lost and never to be ...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

888 Acquires Costa Bingo

Ben Hamill - May 03, 2019

888 Holdings has acquired Costa Bingo thanks to their willingness to put up £18 million in cold hard cash. The purchase price will be paid to soon-to-be-former owner Jackpot Joy Group (JPJ) in two instalments; £12 million as a...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

No More Poker Or Mahjong In China

Ben Hamill - May 03, 2019

China has a long history of opposing anything its government deems to be too modern or too progressive, forever fearing the worst; forever pre-empting the complete moral and cultural demise of the country’s citizens. China’s r...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

PokerStars Makes Major Tech & VR Changes | Gaming Post CA

Ben Hamill - April 30, 2019

PokerStars first announced its own giant leap for Poker-playing mankind when in 2018 it adopted Virtual Reality technology into its forte for the very first time. Not much more came of it all at the time, save for the grand and elaborate ...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

PokerStars In Trouble Over College Bets

Ben Hamill - April 30, 2019

New Jersey may have fought in the front lines of the war that eventually saw the ban on sports betting abolished in the United States, but that certainly doesn’t mean that anything goes. The state doesn’t permit any form of sp...Read More

WPN Calls Full-On War On Poker Bots

Ben Hamill - April 27, 2019

The Winning Poker Network (WPN) has finally called all bets off on the fight against online bots. From now on, said the WPN, it’s a full-on war aimed at complete elimination. And it’s high time really, what with quite a bit of...Read More

Skyrocket and Millennium Media To Make Movie Themed Slots

Ben Hamill - April 27, 2019

If movies and films are your thing, then you’ll be happy to learn that online gaming giant Skyrocket Entertainment has just concluded a brand new partnership with film company Millennium Media. Thanks to the provisions of the new de...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

PokerStars & UFC Enjoy Joint-Venture Spoils

Ben Hamill - April 21, 2019

It’s the coming together of two of the world’s greatest entertainment brands: Ultimate Fighting Championship and ultimate Poker. But what do MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) and Poker have in common? Not much, until now that is. The a...Read More

partypoker Ramps Up Anti-Fraud Efforts

Ben Hamill - April 20, 2019

Online Poker operator partypoker is making good on its promises of tightening the noose around the neck of fraudsters, and with renewed resolve. The operator recently confirmed having closed down a total of 277 “bot” accounts ...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

Wait For CSA 2019 Winners Is Over

Ben Hamill - April 06, 2019

The wait to find out who won what at this year’s Canadian Screen Awards is over. The winners were announced at a glittering event at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts on 31 March. The event, held annually since its 2013 launc...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

Partypoker Closes No-Limit Gaming Twitch Deal

Ben Hamill - March 28, 2019

Partypoker is on an all-out mission to become the next big Poker platform. The latest in an endeavour to do so is that the brand has inked a sponsorship deal with No-Limit Gaming, a high-stakes Poker and eSports brand. All of this in an a...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

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

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’s GPI Combines EPA And APA Awards

Ben Hamill - March 23, 2019

There’s a new development in the Poker Awards business and a very exciting one at that. The Global Poker Index has officially merged the American and European Poker Awards in order to form the bigger and better Global Poker Awards. ...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

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

Jake Cody Leaves The PokerStars Family

Ben Hamill - March 18, 2019

Despite the fact that nobody has made any move to confirm or challenge the rumour, it certainly appears as if the youngest ever winner of the Triple Crown is no longer affiliated with PokerStars. Jake Cody certainly was regarded as one of...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

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

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

Get Ready For The Lex Live Spring Festival

Ben Hamill - February 27, 2019

Twitch Pro-Poker celebrity Lex Veldhuis is about to offer his fans the opportunity of taking him on in person in the live Poker arena. The Dutchman is throwing his very own party, dubbed the Lex Live Spring Festival, and the Team PokerSta...Read More

No More Staples And Gross For PokerStars

Ben Hamill - February 26, 2019

Streaming personalities Jamie Staples and Jeff Gross have made their exits out from under the PokerStars umbrella. Staples and Gross gained fame and momentum when they grew their own personality-brands on the popular streaming website, Tw...Read More

Uproar Over PokerStars Incentive Re-Shuffle

Ben Hamill - February 22, 2019

PokerStars has made quite a number of changes aimed at stimulating recreational play. The flip side is that the funds has to come from somewhere, and it’s now very much a matter of taking away from the rich and re-routing the resour...Read More

PartyPoker Partners With The Thirst Lounge

Ben Hamill - February 19, 2019

Bill Perkins is a true visionary. In 2016, the hedge fund manager turned film director, who also happens to be a keen Poker player, decided that it was time to join in on the Twitch revolution and explore the world of Internet streaming. ...Read More

PokerStars Signs A New Brand Ambassador

Ben Hamill - February 18, 2019

The world’s leading Poker operator, PokerStars has just signed a new brand-ambassador to represent their brand. Winner of the PokerStars Player’s No-Limit Hold’em Championship (PSPC) Ramón Colillas, officially rep...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

Gaudreault-Remillard Takes Montreal WPT DeepStacks Title

Ben Hamill - February 13, 2019

Poker player Martin Gaudreault-Remillard is just as full of swag as his name suggests. The player, who has to date only racked up one other tournament score, has won the CA$1,650 buy-in WPT Deep Stacks Montreal Main Event at the Playgroun...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

February 3rd A Big Day for Online Poker

Ben Hamill - February 07, 2019

Dozens of enthusiastic online grinders won huge on Sunday, February 3 thanks to 888poker’s innovative RakeLESS promo. Also on the table for players on the day was partypoker’s KO series, PokerStars’ Turbo Series, and a c...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

Betty White Celebrates Her 97th with Poker

Ben Hamill - February 05, 2019

There’s nothing better than an iconic celebrity and an equally iconic gambling game coming together in perfect harmony. That is exactly what happened on January 17, when legendary US actress Betty White celebrated her 97thRead More

PokerStars Slash Online Games’ Time Banks

Ben Hamill - February 04, 2019

In a bid to speed up the pace of its cash gaming action, PokerStars will be slashing its time banks by significant amounts. The world’s top online poker platform will reportedly be doing this for both its zoom games and its standard...Read More

PokerStars Bans Seating Scripts in Policy

Ben Hamill - February 03, 2019

Cash poker players at PokerStars, the world’s largest card gaming room operated by Canadian giant The Stars Group, will soon no longer be able to use automated seating scripts. The changes will be enacted from March 1 onward followi...Read More

‘AU555’ of Ukraine Wins the Sunday Million

Ben Hamill - January 30, 2019

On January 27, PokerStars ran its for the first time after the iconic poker website permanently reduced the event’s buy-ins from $215 to $109. Any concerns about the tourney’s $1 million guarantee not being reached were soon ...Read More

CT Proposes New Online Poker, Gaming Bill

Ben Hamill - January 29, 2019

A new proposal to regulate online gambling, poker, and sports betting has been filed to the state of Connecticut’s January legislation session. The bill is a two-way measure that is aiming to create jobs, additional revenue streams...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

Endless Action in PokerStars Winter Series

Ben Hamill - January 26, 2019

It was another action packed weekend at US-licensed online poker rooms with the recent Winter Series coming to an end at PokerStars New Jersey. To add even more fun to the mix, the New Year Kick Off Series also started at WSOP.com, giving...Read More

PokerStars Embrace Short-Deck in 6+ Holdem

Ben Hamill - January 18, 2019

Canadian iPoker brand PokerStars has officially joined the short-deck movement with the launch of its latest online game, 6+ Hold’em. According to industry media channels, players can expect the new title to officially appear on iGa...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

Ramon Colillas Takes Home $25k PSPC Win

Ben Hamill - January 16, 2019

With every level that passed in the $25,000 PokerStars Players Championship (PSPC), the stakes grew even higher for those still in the running for the grand prize. A group of 38 participants reached the second last day of action on Januar...Read More

Dutch PokerStars Players Escape Win Taxes

Ben Hamill - January 14, 2019

Canadian company The Stars Group operates some of the world’s most successful iGaming brands. Among them is the number-one online poker platform on the planet, PokerStars, which operates in every corner of the globe from North Ameri...Read More

JPJ Group Enters Regulated Swedish Market

Ben Hamill - January 12, 2019

It seems like online gambling companies from all over the world are jostling to grab a piece of the newly regulated Swedish market. Just a few days ago, Canadian giant The Stars Group revealed the news that two of its cornerstone brands, ...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

Aleeyah Jadavji Gets Her Platinum Pass

Ben Hamill - January 01, 2019

She’s not just instrumental in making things run smoothly from behind the scenes at PokerStars, but she’s also an enthusiastic and capable Poker player herself. And now, she’s won a coveted a Platinum Pass, an opportunit...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

Why Poker And Chess Are So Similar

Ben Hamill - December 30, 2018

Poker and Chess. Not exactly a combination that one would describe as being a natural one. But more and more Poker players – and pro players no less – are showing a keen interest in the game of Kings. And really, when you thin...Read More

The Stars Group Awarded Swedish Online Licence

Ben Hamill - December 28, 2018

It’s official: PokerStars parent company, The Stars Group (TSG), has just been welcomed into Sweden’s newly regulated online gambling fold. The Stars Group, together with four other operators, have become the latest operators ...Read More

Russell Sullivan Wins Second WSOP Gold Ring

Ben Hamill - December 22, 2018

South Carolina pro-player Russell Sullivan has finally broken his dry spell of two years by winning his second World Series of Poker gold ring by beating 151 other gold ring hopefuls at the recent IP Biloxi $400 No Limit Hold’em Tou...Read More

NBA Names The Stars Group As Gaming Partner

Ben Hamill - December 22, 2018

Canadian-based The Stars Group, owners of the world-famous PokerStars brand, have managed to secure its very first partnership with a US pro-sports league. The group was recently named the official gaming partner of the National Basketbal...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

888 Holdings Acquires Remainder Of AAPN

Ben Hamill - December 17, 2018

Make no mistake: the US has its own unique set of challenges. No country is exempt from having to fight its daily battles. But for all purposes worthy of public mention, the United States is and remains a land of promise and massive poten...Read More

Floplay Set To Revolutionize Poker at Home

Ben Hamill - December 16, 2018

Every once in a while, someone comes up with a piece of technology that when released, no one can imagine ever having lived without. We have a strong suspicion that is going to be the story of Floplay, a useful bit of Poker technology tha...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

PokerStars and Player Agrees to Drop All Charges

Ben Hamill - December 11, 2018

If you’re going to try and have your cake and eat it too, you best make sure that on your end of the net, the court is squeaky clean. Just ask world-renowned professional Poker player, Gordon Vayo. Vayo had previously tried to take ...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

Tony Miles Takes On Reality TV

Ben Hamill - December 08, 2018

Prop bets are all the rage right now, and Poker players have bought into the fad in a big way. To want to better and challenge one’s self is never a negative thing, and so the media is joining in on the fun by reporting on every lit...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

US Tax Season Around The Corner for Poker Pros

Ben Hamill - December 05, 2018

It is said that there are only two certainties in life: death and taxes. As annoying as though it may be, the US tax season has once again come knocking. It may be true that tax returns are only due in April, but the time to start prepari...Read More

PGCB Grants PokerStars an iGaming License

Ben Hamill - December 04, 2018

PokerStars, the highly popular online gaming brand run by Canada’s own The Stars Group, is reportedly taking its first steps back into the US’s online poker market thanks to a ground-breaking new deal. The successful company&...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

Xuan Liu Moves Into the World of eSports

Ben Hamill - November 30, 2018

It has been more than 18 months since Canadian poker star Xuan Liu cashed in a live tournament. This may seem odd considering that she has cashed six-figure wins in four different years since 2011 and has earned nearly $2 million in her c...Read More

Ryan Laplante Spills All in a Recent Interview

Ben Hamill - November 29, 2018

US poker star Ryan Laplante was only in high school when the industry’s boom was at its peak, but even at such a tender age, he knew that he would one day become a professional player. The Brainerd, Minnesota native was so dedicate...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

WSOP’s Coast to Coast III Ends with a Bang

Ben Hamill - November 27, 2018

WSOP.com’s Coast to Coast III ended its 51-event circuit with a bang this year. Online poker players in the tournament enjoyed another extremely successful Sunday over in the US of A, with the online main event wrapping up by delive...Read More

Victor Adams Wins SFPC $1,000 Main Event

Ben Hamill - November 22, 2018

Local Canadian grinder Victor Adams has won the Seneca Niagara Casino & Resort’s 2018 Card Player Poker Tour Seneca Fall Poker Classic $1,000 no-limit Hold’em main event. The player bested a field of 249 entries to score t...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

November 18 A Memorable Day for Canadian Poker

Ben Hamill - November 21, 2018

November 18 was a huge day for online poker tourney grinders. Some immense scores were achieved by players from all around the world, and as per usual, it was PokerStars’ Sunday Million that generated the biggest prize pool and thre...Read More

‘Talonchick’ Rowsome Talks Family Business

Ben Hamill - November 20, 2018

Since taking her leave from team online, Canadian poker icon Adrienne ‘Talonchick’ Rowsome has expanded her family and started a brand new business. For more than 5 years, Rowsome represented as a Team Online member, and a...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

Borgata Honors Disabled US Veterans in FPO

Ben Hamill - November 16, 2018

Atlantic City’s has opted to honor disabled US military veterans by holding an appropriately thrilling fundraiser. The gaming venue recently hosted its Borgata Fall Poker Open (FPO), and also held a special event on the final Sunda...Read More

Evolution Gaming Air TV Series for Ardent Group

Ben Hamill - November 16, 2018

Live dealer casino giant Evolution Gaming has reportedly joined forces with Ardent Group, a prominent Belgian gambling operator, to launch a nightly live gambling television series. Last week, Evolution’s upper management announced...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

Global Poker Adds Extra Options

Ben Hamill - November 13, 2018

If you’re interested in exploring the world of poker beyond the traditional Texas Hold’em offerings, then Global Poker might just have what you’re looking for. The social online gaming site that runs patented Sweeps Cash...Read More

The Stars Group Profits’ Soar Post-Acquisitions

Ben Hamill - November 13, 2018

Canadian iGaming operator operates, among other things, two of the world’s most successful online poker brands: PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker. It should come as no surprise, then, that fans of the company’s poker offerings w...Read More

Casinos Aiming To Be More Female-Friendly

Ben Hamill - November 11, 2018

Traditionally, gambling has always been viewed as a gentleman’s pastime, with characters like James Bond setting the scene by playing dynamic games of baccarat and roulette with a gorgeous gal in attendance. Interestingly, there was...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

Kevin Martin Scores Over $180k in 2018

Ben Hamill - November 08, 2018

has done it again. This time, the Albertan Team PokerStars Pro Online star has scooped yet another life-changing cash, which comes as his largest to date and has added to some exceptional results for the year in review. Last week, Marti...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

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

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

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

Poker Players Vie for $1.6bn Lotto Jackpot

Ben Hamill - October 31, 2018

Poker players have been doing everything they can to get their hands on the legendary . Players of the classic card game are forever chasing the next big cash win, be it during tournaments or traditional cash rounds. Most of them will ne...Read More

Gus Hansen Heads Back to Vegas

Ben Hamill - October 29, 2018

Gustav “Gus” Hansen let everyone know he was on his way back to Las Vegas in a series of posts on Instagram, his favorite social media platform. Having spent the last month or so relaxing after what can only be described as an...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

Sung Victorious at Wynn Poker Fall Classic

Ben Hamill - October 22, 2018

Poker player Steve Sung has won his first major live tournament in five years when he bested a field of 593 competitors in the Wynn Poker Fall Classic Championship Main Event. He managed to pocket an impr...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

More Marijuana Troubles for Raskin

Ben Hamill - October 18, 2018

The fortunes of up-and-coming Poker Micah Raskin have taken another turn for the worst. In February he faced his first set of felony charges related to possession of , and now he is dealing with federal-level accusations.

The Initial...Read 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

Winamax Faces Poker Bot Lawsuit

Ben Hamill - October 12, 2018

As revealed by Poker Industry Pro (PIP) in a recent report, French online poker site Winamax is now facing a lawsuit filed by 6 of its players. The punters have argued that the company fa...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 Hired by Mavericks

Ben Hamill - October 11, 2018

Marc Cuban of the Dallas Mavericks has hired pro poker player and expert sports bettor Haralabos ‘Bob’ Voulgaris as the team’s newest director of quantitative research and development. ...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

888 Profits From US Expansion

Ben Hamill - October 03, 2018

has brought about a change in fortunes for the online gambling operator. Its Q2 report showed 2017’s $17 million pre-tax profit loss turned into a gain of $60.1 million this year. The new market also meant 24% and...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

Rounders Celebrates 20 Years of Popularity

Ben Hamill - September 28, 2018

Action-packed poker film Rounders officially hit theaters 20 years ago on September 13, 1998! Back in the 90’s, the film – which cost around $12 million to produce – wasn’t the biggest hit at first...Read More

Kim Kardashian Plays Poker

Ben Hamill - September 28, 2018

The world is in mutual agreement that if anyone needs more media coverage; it would have to be Kim Kardashian and her sisters. Some would suggest that the reality television stars have all the media coverage they need, and could perhaps e...Read More

PokerStars Galactic Series a Clear Success

Ben Hamill - September 27, 2018

The latest has demonstrated the overwhelming success of shared liquidity in Europe. It was in August when PokerStars launched the largest online poker series in the world for players in the newly merged European shared ...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

MuchBetter Payments Coming to Stars Group

Ben Hamill - September 24, 2018

Online and mobile payment service firm MuchBetter revealed this week that it has signed an exclusive new partnership with Canadian iGaming giant, . Under the terms of the fresh new deal, the payment service provider will supply their sec...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

Poker Masters Pros Talk Top Amateur Leaks

Ben Hamill - September 21, 2018